{DIY} Quick Fix for Tangled Doll Hair

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We have a lot of hand-me-downs in our house. I love it, second hand can be just as exciting as something new, especially with kids as young as mine. And we have very generous friends & family who are continuously passing things to us. While we are forever grateful, there are certain times items need a bit of TLC before we use them. Anna & Rapunzel were of course a HIT coming out of the bag. The girls went right to playing with them and E even tried to “brush” Rapunzel’s hair.

Side note, I am a VERY “Type A” personality, I like order, I like structure, everything has a place, things are labeled. Now since having children I have “chilled out” a bit, more that I have grown to understand that my life needs to be a bit more flexible. SO I am constantly tugging back and forth with myself. For example, do I leave the doll’s hair a mess because I know that MY kids are just going to mess it up anyway. Or do I spend my Sunday morning Googling & then reconditioning their hair.

This time the later won. Obviously, because here we are!

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Now, I understand there are so many parent’s out there that aren’t like me at all. You don’t want to spend all day doing this. You want a quick fix! So here my step-by-step. PS I also did something similar with a child’s Rapunzel wig, which worked well too.

DIY Doll Hair Reconditioning Soak

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1 cup water
1/4 cup fabric softener
small bowl
magic eraser
wide comb
small rubber bands


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  1. Combine water and fabric softener into the small bowl.
  2. Dip in ONLY the doll’s hair. Avoid soaking the scalp area, this will lead to water entering the hollow head. Which can cause mold and other issues.
  3. Let hair soak for 10 minutes.
  4. While hair soaks you can use the magic eraser to clean up any marks on skin’s surface.
  5. Lay doll out on a towel and comb small sections using a picking motion. Do not drag or pull. If you have a particular large knot, try separating it by picking. You want to pull out a little hair as possible.
  6. Towel dry doll’s hair, if it seems to need a rinse to remove any fabric softener do so before styling.
  7. Lay or hang dolls to dry overnight.
  8. Braid doll hair’s and secure with small rubber bands.
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