To fix doll hair, wash the hair with a gentle shampoo, soak the hair in a fabric softener to condition it, brush out the knots, and place the hair in braids or curls. Set the curls with boiling water, allow the hair to air dry, and then brush the hair.
- Wash the doll's hair
Using baby shampoo, wig shampoo or a mild dish soap, wash the hair and rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Apply conditioner to the hair
Dilute 1 part fabric softener with 3 parts water, and massage the mixture into the doll's hair. Let the hair soak for two hours, and then rinse the hair thoroughly with lukewarm water.
- Brush and detangle the hair
Using a wig brush, carefully brush the doll's hair to remove knots and tangles.
- Curl and set the hair
Divide the hair into sections. To create a gentle wave with body, braid the hair into three separate braids. For a more defined wave or curl, roll sections of hair onto a bobby pin or a cut straw. If braiding, allow the hair to air dry. To set curls, briefly dip the doll's hair in boiling water before allowing it to air dry.
- Brush out the hair
Once the hair is dry, undo the braids or curls, and gently brush out the doll's hair.