42 responses

  1. Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
    July 30, 2014

    I’ve heard of this before, yet have never tried it. We have so many dolls with messy hair, I could open up my own doll salon here! lol

  2. Amy Desrosiers
    July 30, 2014

    My gosh, my kids dolls have dread locks! I so need to try this hack out! Thank you!!

  3. Tracey
    July 30, 2014

    This is a smart idea. I remember having dolls as a kid with the messiest hair and this would have been a great trick to help!

  4. Mama to 5 BLessings
    July 30, 2014

    I do the same exact thing and it works like a charm. My daughter loves her dolls but treats them horribly!

    • Marina
      July 30, 2014

      Lol!! Same story here!

  5. Rosey
    July 30, 2014

    Ha! I remember these days. My daughter would get so frustrated trying to untangle doll hair that she’d cut if all off. -_-

  6. Kristin Wheeler (@MamaLuvsBooks)
    July 30, 2014

    We need to do this with our AG dolls!

  7. Janel
    July 30, 2014

    That is sincerely awesome!!! I hated tangled doll hair as a kid, too!

  8. krystalskitsch
    July 30, 2014

    That is such a cool idea. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Rena McDaniel-The Diary of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver
    July 30, 2014

    Ha! What a great idea! It’s been many years since we’ve seen Barbies around here but I remember those days of tangled messes. I have to save this for the grandbabies, I am hoping one at least is a girl!

  10. Trista
    July 30, 2014

    WOW! This can work on my kids hair, I sometime use water to detangle the dolls hair.

  11. Chrystal @ YUM eating
    July 30, 2014

    I started doing this a few years ago when kiddo was still playing with toys in a bathtub. We also picked up a baby Tinkerbell and he hair was fried but kiddo still wanted her. So we tried this. Worked out fairly well.

  12. Carly Bellard
    July 30, 2014

    Impressive! I normally just help those find their way to the “big dollhouse in the sky!” Now I can give them a second change!

  13. Christie
    July 30, 2014

    I’m sure this will be us soon! My daughter is going to be asking for Barbies!

  14. Pam
    July 30, 2014

    I so wish I had known about this hack when my daughter was little. Her solution was just to cut all the hair off her poor Barbies.

  15. Lori
    July 30, 2014

    I need to do this tip to about 100 dolls in my home! With 3 daughters, we have a lot of unruly doll hair!

  16. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    July 30, 2014

    I have all boys, so no dolls here, but I could have used this back in the day.

  17. Lisa
    July 30, 2014

    Barbie stylist is something I never thought I’d be. I have know found myself in that position many times. :)

  18. Marielle Altenor
    July 30, 2014

    This reminds me of when my little cousins use to bug me to untangle their doll hair for them. lol Great tips for the day I have a daughter!

  19. Toni
    July 30, 2014

    That is a great tip. What does the hair look like when dry?

    • Marina
      July 31, 2014

      Untangled but not silky the way our hair looks after a good condition and wash. ;)

  20. Brett
    July 30, 2014

    This is great to know! We’ll have to start brushing. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Theresa
    July 30, 2014

    Great tip! My daughter has quite a few dolls that have matted hair like this. We need to get to working on them!

  22. Elena
    July 30, 2014

    How clever! It seems so obvious but is one of those things that never cross your mind until you hear it from someone else. Dolls can have silky smooth hair again. Hooray!

    • Marina
      July 31, 2014

      Not necessarily silky smooth, Elena, but definitely untangled! ;)

  23. kristin
    July 30, 2014

    That is a huge huge difference!!! Now we know, I’ll have to do it next time my girls ask for their to be brushed.

  24. Tough Cookie Mommy
    July 30, 2014

    I wish I would have known about this when I was a kid. This happened to my dolls all the time.

  25. Dawn
    July 30, 2014

    This is so cute and such a useful hack! When my daughter was younger, she played with Barbie’s 24/7, I remember spending hours trying to comb the hateful knots out of their hair, only to find I was actually ripping the hair out!

  26. Amanda
    July 30, 2014

    This is awesome! We have Anna and Elsa toddler dolls that have a rat’s nest in their heads! Thanks for the tip!

  27. Mommy2Jam
    July 30, 2014

    WOW that is so cool. I will pass on to my girlfriends for their daughters. I remember when I was a little girl how tangled my dolls hairs would get.

  28. Beth@FrugalFroggie
    July 30, 2014

    What a great idea to fix the dolls hair. I have some friends that could on their kids dolls to help for sure.

  29. Megan @ C’mon Get Crafty
    July 31, 2014

    Not an issue for my boys, but will definitely pass along to my BFF for her THREE girls. Lots of doll hair to manage!

  30. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest
    July 31, 2014

    This is such an amazing idea! We need to do this to ALL of my niece’s dolls.

  31. Danielle @ We Have It All
    July 31, 2014

    This is great! I never thought to do this and we have a bagillion dolls around here!

  32. Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations
    July 31, 2014

    How does it look when it dries is my question! This is great, my littlest’s dolls look like that.

    • Marina
      August 1, 2014

      The after picture is of the hair after it had dried :)

  33. Jessica (Savory Experiments)
    August 1, 2014

    Great idea! As a kid, I used shave Barbie’s head to get the tangles out and then get really upset that all my dolls had no hair.

    • Marina
      August 2, 2014

      Lol!! Love that!

  34. Brandy
    August 3, 2014

    Now that is awesome! I will have to book mark this for my daughter to see, she has some barbies and dolls with matted up hair that i swear I am going to throw out soon if we don’t get their hair fixed ;)

  35. Julie
    August 11, 2014

    Apart from the fact I wish I had known this about 10 years ago I am so happy to have found this tip!
    My daughter had a shocking bunch of scary haired dolls when she was little and used to resort to giving them haircuts. This resulted in even more scarily haired dolls!
    I have a bunch of little nieces who NEED to have their wise Auntie teach them how to detangle their dollies hair, thank you!

  36. Lauren
    August 11, 2014

    I love this!! I am going to pin for later when my daughter is a bit bigger!

  37. Deborah @ Mommy Crusader
    August 11, 2014

    Wow! We’ll be opening a dolly salon tomorrow thanks to your post! Thanks so much!

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