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I never thought there would come a day when I would have to wonder how to untangle doll hair!
It all began last evening when my daughter moaned that she couldn’t find a doll with manageable hair to practice braiding on.
With all the years of playing, her Disney Princess dolls lay in a pail with terribly matted, knotted, what-seemed-to-look-like-unloved, hair.
Naturally, the easiest solution would be to pull out a pair of scissors and give each doll a summer-do, right?
Ha! I wish. Lia, insisted the hair stay long, so it was time to research ways on how to fix doll hair.
Not just fix, but how to detangle doll hair effortlessly!
How to Untangle Doll Hair
This is an easy hack on how to detangle doll hair.
To ensure Dottie’s dolls kept their long tresses we turned to good ol’ trusty Google.
Thanks to the internet, there are more than just a handful of suggestions, solutions, and tips out there to solve the problem of the matted, tangled, hair rage.
I honestly think any doll with long hair should be sold with a little note on how to detangle doll hair easily!
shampoo with conditioner, oil,
and the whole 9 yards can be used,
but we chose to go with what we had available.
- A hairbrush or a comb.
I wasn’t sure it would work, so I tried it out on her Ariel doll first.
After washing the hair with water and lathering in the conditioner,
I washed out the doll’s hair again and then tried running the brush through.
Whew! A successful outcome!!
So Dottie then took charge of the rest of her dolls.
She patiently worked through the 6 step process, easily, without a hitch.
I should have grabbed the camera for better pictures but the phone was closest, so please forgive the lack of crisp clarity!
SIX SIMPLE STEPS TO DETANGLE DOLL HAIR
Pick the doll with matted, untangled hair.
Look at the tousled mess on her head for the last time, take a deep breath and get to work.
Wet the doll’s hair with a little water.
Don’t run it under the tap and cause the hair to drip with the excess.
Just wet it enough to work with the hair.
Take about a quarter’s size dollop of conditioner in your palm.
(Use what you have available or any inexpensive conditioner)
Work the conditioner into the hair, yes lovingly.
(The latter instruction emphasized by a certain little girl!)
Slowly begin brushing out the hair starting from the bottom and working your way up.
Ta-dah! Now that the doll’s hair is tangle-free, set it aside and allow it to dry.
What a difference!
The next time you wonder how to fix doll hair, you will know exactly what to do!