Barbie is a favourite doll for many little girls and while it is a beloved toy, most parents know the frustration of trying to untangle Barbie's messy and knotted hair. With a few products and tools you would employ for untangling human hair, as well as a few non-traditional materials for extra help, you can quickly untangle Barbie's hair with little frustration. Then your children can get back to the business of Barbie make-believe.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Baby shampoo
- Fabric softener
- Wig spray
- Small hair bands
Wash the doll's hair with baby shampoo and gently rinse out the shampoo.
Spread a mixture of fabric softener diluted with water into the doll's hair. Leave it on for 30 minutes, then rinse it out. This acts as a conditioner for the doll. Let the hair dry.
Spray the doll's hair with a wig spray meant for untangling. You can find this at most wig shops or beauty supply stores. Leave the spray in; don't wash it out.
Part the hair into sections and work a wide-toothed comb slowly through each section, starting from the bottom up. For any tough sections that are particularly knotted, brush a toothbrush over the hair to smooth it out.
Braid the hair into two plaits to keep it from tangling again and secure it with two small hair bands.
Tips and warnings
- If some of the hair is too knotted to salvage, snip off the bottom with a pair of scissors.
- Don't use regular conditioner on the doll's hair, as this can attract and collect dust.
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