About a year ago
I pinned a pin
we could fix our dolls hair
by putting fabric softener and water
in a spray bottle.
Spray it and brush out the knots.
We did that.
It worked okay.
I took my girls to the
American Girl Doll Store in Palo Alto, CA
while we were there visiting my Nana.
While we were in the store
my girls wanted to take their dolls
to the hair salon.
At the hair salon,
you can pick a hair style
and they will get your dolls hair back to normal.
As they started brushing out
they could tell that we had put the
fabric softener in the hair.
We learned that she could not fix the hair.
Had we just used water,
Saige's hair could have been fixed.
My daughter was super sad!
I read it on pinterest!!
What a bummer.
My daughter was getting a new
doll for her birthday
and we were purchasing it while we were there.
She pick the gorgeous
who has beautiful blond curls.
took the time to teach us how to return
and I was so grateful!
We wanted to share our knowledge with you!
(I don't know if this
works with other brand dolls)
Here is Caroline after
many hours of play
and with some crazy hair!
It was too hard to
explain in words
so my daughter Aeryn and I made a tutorial video.
She is 10 years old
and did all the work of curling the hair.
I was just the narrator!
And the after!
(for straight doll hair, you just
spray with water
and brush with a wire brush
in small sections
until the hair is back to normal)
I hope you learn from our mistake!!
***Note added 1/7/16***
I know that people are saying that you
should only give these dolls to children
who are mature enough to not wreck the original hair.
My girls are older,
13 and 11,
but sure love to do fun hairstyles
for their American Girl Dolls.
We have had to learn to fix hair
so that they can make fun hairstyles!
Good luck with your doll!