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Pinterest Tested: Doll Hair Detangler


Welcome to Pinterest Tested! Ever wonder if that miracle cleaner is really miraculous? Or what about that homemade facial cleanser or delicious-looking recipe? The Craft Patch is the place to find out! I am testing Pins that catch my eye to see if they really live up to the claims made on Pinterest. It's like the Mythbusters of Domesticity!

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: 


But...

This doll has been saved, even though it took a lot more work than I was hoping for. For that reason, I give it the rating of:

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.
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Jennifer V.
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  1. Before i read your blog i was hesitate to try it. Thanks for sharing .

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  2. You could just wash the fabric softener out (lukewarm water) if you are worried about the toxins. I use this on AG dolls, but wash it out thoroughly after some soaking time...

    What an amazing result on your doll!

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