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Anyone actually had any success with reviving doll hair?

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Soubriquet Fri 30-Oct-20 11:26:24

Dd bought herself a VIP pet with her pocket money the other day.

She loves it and enjoys styling the hair

Unfortunately, like all synthetic doll hair; it’s gone frizzy and unmanageable.

I tried the fabric softener on one doll a couple of years ago and it didn’t work.

Either I didn’t do it properly, or it was a rubbish tip

So, is there any way of making the hair smooth to style again?

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RoxytheRexy Fri 30-Oct-20 11:28:29

Watching with interest. I’ve tried a number of YouTube tutorials but nothing has worked. My DDs My Little Pony have all got frizzy tangled messes

Soubriquet Fri 30-Oct-20 13:21:58

No one?

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Martinisarebetterdirty Fri 30-Oct-20 13:29:06

You need to soak in fabric conditioner at least overnight, then vaguely rinse it out. Comfort worked on ours.

pinkbalconyrailing Fri 30-Oct-20 13:31:22

we successfully used leave-in hair conditioner.
and a sewing pin to detangle from bottom to top.

Whatsnewpussyhat Fri 30-Oct-20 13:35:14

I did some old 80's dolls just using normal hair conditioner. Separate it into smaller sections and work from bottom up.

bebanjo Fri 30-Oct-20 13:43:25

I managed with a barbi ages ago. Yo7 will need to trim it though.
Dunk the head in boiling water with fabric condition in. Leave for a few hours. Comb through and trim the ends.

If all else fails, you can buy the hair and re rout with a crochet hook.

tsmainsqueeze Fri 30-Oct-20 14:03:53

i have had success on our generation dolls using a tangle teaser ,but they weren't massively frizzy .

WildRosie Fri 30-Oct-20 14:31:11

My sister buys and sells dolls. AFAIK she uses inexpensive ordinary shampoo and conditioner to wash their 'hair' and it usually works.

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