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How I Boil-Wash my Dolls

Hellooooo!

Today the girls were just hanging out and decided their hair needed a little revamping.

So, in my best TV informercial voice….

“Is your hair drab and frizzy? Are you tired of products that claim to be a cure-all for hair but only end up costing you money? Are you just bored with your factory style?”

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“If you answered yes to any of the questions,ย your doll might be in need of a Boil Wash!”

Just kidding. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But I am here today to show you how I do my boil washes. Boil washes truly work miracles on a frizzed-out doll.

Note: Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT perform boil washes on dolls with flocked heads, like Venus McFlytrap. This will cause the flocking to completely come off!

Materials:

  • A pot of boiling water…and I do mean boiling, not just tap water.
  • A small brush or comb (you can use the brush that comes with standard Monster High or Ever After High dolls, but for best results use something more fine-toothed).
  • Your doll!

First, completely brush out the doll’s hair, getting out any tangles.

Next, remove the boiling water from the stove and place it on a potholder or trivet. This way, it is still really, really hot, but not at the boiling point.

Dip the doll’s head into the water. I like to submerge only the hair, not the face, and I leave the doll balanced there for around 1-2 minutes.

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Comb out the doll’s hair again, being careful not to drip the boiling water onto your skin (trust me, it hurts!).

I like to prop up the doll on a stand in front of a box fan to let her dry, usually for about 1-2 hours.

Ready to see the after shots? ๐Ÿ™‚

Spectra’s hair was sort of frizzed, and slicked up into a poofy ponytail. Here she is after a quick boil!

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You can also see in these pictures that there were some stray ends. You can optionally cut these, if you like.

Evie’s hair wasn’t bad at all, but I decided I would see if it could be made a little less coarse with a boil wash.

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And finally, Draculaura and Frankie!

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I hope you all enjoyed hearing about my method for boil washing! ๐Ÿ˜€

XOXOXO,

Grace

 

6 thoughts on “How I Boil-Wash my Dolls

  1. I did like hearing about your boil wash method! I’ve only tried this one before, on Lorna McNessie’s unruly hair when she came out of the box, and I would have benefited from your tips. The hair does look a lot better afterwards! (And I love your Frankie; I’ve been wanting to add one to my collection, what wave is she from?) ๐Ÿ™‚

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