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I think every mother of girls pinned THIS PIN about saving ratty doll hair. Who doesn't have at least one Barbie with a crazy fro?! I cut many a doll's hair as a kid because I couldn't stand their messy hair.
So I mixed up 2 tablespoons fabric softener and filled the rest of my spray bottle with water. The original Pin says to buy a wig brush, but I did not want to make a special trip to the store or have to spend money on it, so I used my regular plastic comb.
Here are the results:
Dolly did make quite the hairball by the time I was through:
Woot! Woot! This doll has been saved! It took a lot more work than I was hoping for. I spent about 30 minutes combing through the crazy tangles. But that is not so bad considering how her hair looked before. I did not think it was possible to comb out some of those rats, but I guess the fabric softener helped because Dolly is looking much sleeker and less like a demonic wild woman. And her hair smells fantastic, too!
One last note: some people commented on the Pin about how toxic fabric softener is and were worried about using it on a child's toy. I sprayed the stuff on, combed through it and let it dry thoroughly before letting my daughter play with it and I feel fine about that. But this is something you'll have to decide for yourself.