Superior Hair Care
Even dolls who don’t get performed with a lot can get soiled or broken hair; in reality, much more so if they don’t seem to be behind glass and so they never get the dust brushed out. If in case you have a doll who is going to be standing on a shelf quite a bit, periodically shake her hair out, brush it gently and even use compressed air (accessible in spray cans from office provide shops) to blow off mud. Additionally, do not leave dolls in a sunny place, like in front of your bedroom window. The ultraviolet rays are going to make the hair dry and brittle and can even change the color. I as soon as owned an American Girl Kirsten with very pink hair — she had spent too much time modeling dresses in a storefront window. (Those ultraviolet rays are going to fade her clothing too.)
For shampooing and conditioning, you might want to protect your cloth-body doll by tying her body in a plastic grocery bag so you don’t get her body wet. This will also keep her neck strings (if she has neck strings) out of the way. You may as well take her head off which is an easy operation if it does not full head extensions clip in bizarre you out! (See the detailed pictures within the Restringing article.) If your doll has sleep eyes, you possibly can tape cotton balls over her eyes with non-marking masking tape (like you utilize when painting). You do not need to do that — just be very careful to maintain the water away from your doll’s physique and especially sleep eyes. Should you ever do get water in her eye sockets, depart her mendacity face down for a few days in a effectively ventilated place to let them drain and dry out. You do not need the sleep mechanism to rust or her eyes will stick. Strive to not get your doll’s “scalp” too wet — in case your doll is wigged it might loosen the glue holding the wig cap on, and if it is rooted you may get the inside of the pinnacle damp.
Be aware: the instructions under assume your doll has synthetic hair. In case your doll has human hair, mohair or other pure fibers, these techniques is probably not acceptable.