Detangling Doll Hair

I saw this on pinterest about detangling your dolls’ hair with fabric softener, so I thought I’d try it.

How to untangle doll hair....Izzy's Rapunzel is in need of a DO :)!


After all, with four daughters in the house, ranging in age from 17 to 5, we have some nasty-haired dollies around here.

<< I chose these two dolls to receive the honors.

There were a few different methods mentioned of using the fabric softener, all requiring a solution of half Downy/half water. I could dunk the doll’s head, spray the doll’s hair, or dip a comb in the solution.

The problem was, there was not ONE of these ideas that didn’t require me to spend a bunch of time working tangles out of a doll’s hair with a plastic comb.


Not exactly something I want to spend a TON of time on, you know?

I got started with the easier doll, the brunetteĀ Barbie. I think she’s “Teresa”?

I dipped the comb in the Downy water and combed her hair. It was boring. I lost interest halfway through and the extremely FRESH!!! scent of the fabric softener started to make me feel sick. Still, she didn’t come out looking too bad.

Then I pulled Jasmine out of her Downy dunk.


Does she look like she’s enjoying a spa day, or being drowned? I’m not sure…

Her hair still looked AWFUL. I mean, this doll has one giant dreadlock on the back of her head. The only difference now was that her hair was dripping blue FRESHNESS!!! all over the place. Ugh.


I halfheartedly combed the edges of Jasmine’s hair.

She stared at me drunkenly. Or maybe it was the Downy FRESH!!! fumes.

Then I gave up. I have better things to do here.


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