In an earlier post, I have talked about how to take care of the hair of an American Girl doll. While that may be useful for caring for a doll with straight hair, if you have a doll with curly hair, there is a different approach that you may want to take.
The first step to caring for a doll with curly hair is to detangle the hair with a metal comb that is made specifically for dolls. The easiest way to do this is to divide the hair into sections and carefully work at each section.
After the hair is detangled, it is time to use a mild shampoo to wash the dolls hair. Carefully, wet the hair with warm water. When wetting the hair, you may want to use a wash cloth or towel to protect the body of the doll. After the hair is wet, apply the shampoo and rinse thoroughly with cold water.
To dry the hair, you will want to gently pat it dry with a towel and then allow to air dry. Make sure not to wring the hair as it can damage it.
If the curls need to be revived, you can do so after washing the doll’s hair, but before the hair dries completely. The curls can be shaped with the use of your fingers. Gently curl the hair around your fingers.
With these tips, you can keep your American Girl’s hair looking like new with no tangles and frizz free.