How to Fix Tangled & Matted Doll Hair

Written by elizabeth james | 13/05/2017
How to Fix Tangled & Matted Doll Hair
Untangle doll hair with items you have at home. (doll image by anna karwowska from

Children love to bring their dolls everywhere they go. Whether they are taking a bath, going to the park or going for a swim, a loved doll is often well-traveled. With time, a doll's hair can become tangled and matted. Dolls still have a lot of life even when their hair is a mess, so take the time to restyle messy doll hair. Your child will be grateful.

How to Fix Tangled & Matted Doll Hair
Use a spray bottle on your doll's hair. (yellow spray bottle image by Igor Negovelov from

Dampen the doll's hair with water using a spray bottle. Make sure the spray bottle is on a fine mist setting. You do not want to soak the doll's hair.

Condition the doll's hair with a quarter-sized dollop of conditioner. You can use more if needed. Only condition the doll's hair that is tangled or matted.

How to Fix Tangled & Matted Doll Hair
Use a wide-tooth comb before you use a fine-tooth comb. (peigne image by Pascal Péchard from

Use a wide-tooth comb to start to untangle the mess. Begin combing at the bottom of the mat or tangle and move upward as the hair becomes untangled.

Use a fine-tooth comb on the doll's hair to get out the smaller tangles. Brush through the doll's entire head of hair with the fine-tooth comb to ensure you did not miss any tangles.

Things you need

  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Conditioner
  • Wide-tooth comb
  • Fine-tooth comb

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