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How I Boil-Wash my Dolls


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?”


“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!


  • 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.


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!


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.



And finally, Draculaura and Frankie!


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




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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