Barbie Hair Fix

About a year ago my daughter inherited my old barbies as well as a few that used to belong to my mom when she was little. These barbies had been played with a lot and it definitely showed. The worst part was the hair.


After doing some research I discovered a solution. I filled a small glass with water then added a few drops of fabric softener to it. I dipped a comb in the mixture then started to attack this mess of hair. I divided the hair into smaller sections and started at the ends working my way up. I dipped the comb back in the solution every few brushes to get the hair fairly damp. Within a few minutes the hair looked fantastic. 


Here is a view from the back.


And here is a before and after so you can see the difference.




I can't believe how easy this was. Now if I can just get motivated to tackle the other 30 or so barbies.

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34 comments:

  1. Very clever! I am going to have to try this. Thanks!

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  2. Ok. I wish I would have known about this when I was about 10!!1

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  3. sweet Barbies Goo solution you came up with too what a lucky girl to have all the treasured Barbies !

    - KAT-

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  4. Great tip! If my daughter stops cutting their hair off I might be able to try it...

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  5. We have so many Barbies that could use this! I wonder if it works on all dolls?

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  6. Awesome. We have a Rapunzel doll that's giving me fits.

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  7. This is amazing. Me and my daughter will be trying this on her dolls for sure or they are getting haircuts :)

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  8. This is such a great idea! We would love to have you come share this at our weekly link party every Saturday! -The Sisters

    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com

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  9. I don't have girls, but I remember well my barbies and this would have been amazing

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    1. Yes, it is!! Just wish they would stay that way. I have a feeling I'll be doing this all over again in a few weeks.

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  10. Great tip! This is going to save me lots of money.

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  11. Good to know...I'm sure it would probably work on any baby doll hair! Side benefit you get to play with dolls again! :) What a great gift for your daughter too. Also enjoyed the free printables! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I haven't tried any other dolls yet but I'm sure it would. You'll have to let me know.

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  12. I read something recently but I can't remember from which blog where she used a wig brush to avoid the static and a solution like what you used and it was an amazing transformation. The wig brush just might be a hint for larger heads of hair where a comb might take forever!

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  13. I read a few sites that suggested a wig comb. I didn't have one or have a clue where to buy one so I just used a regular comb. But yes, I do think the wig comb would be easiyer for larger dolls.

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  14. You were one of the most viewed links at last week's {wow me} wednesday party! Wahoo! :) I'll be featuring YOU tonight when the party goes live at 7. Hope to see you again tonight.

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I missed the party this week due to internet issues but I'll be sure to stop by and grab a button.

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  15. I love this idea!!! My girls have Madame Alexander dolls and their hair gets snarled so easily. The problem is the tag on the doll says clearly NOT to get the hair wet. So I must try this not so wet idea!!! Those dolls aren't cheap, so replacement every couple of months has been crazy! (I cringe at the day they are old enough to demand an American Girl doll!)
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  16. This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. Invaluable advice! I bet they smell nice too.

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  18. Amazing! I know what my daughter and I will be doing today! Rapunzel's rat nest will be no more! Thanks for this!

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  19. This is so brilliant!! I have my work cut out for me though since my daughter is obsessed with all things Barbie, we must have close to 100!! =) This is being featured as our most clicked link today at {Junk in their Trunk}! Thanks for linking up!!

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    1. Thanks for the feature!! I'll be sure to stop by and grab a button.

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  20. Thx so much for the tip....would this work if you just plunge Barbie's whole hair mop into the solution and then work on it? The pictures are too funny! The Before is my hair in the summer with humidity and the after is when I've used a flat iron!!

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    1. I'm not sure if that would work or not. I would think yes! If you try it let me know.

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  21. This is awesome! I wish I had read this post when my girls were little and every Barbie we had looked like the before picture!

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  22. I needed this tip 20+ years ago back when I played with Barbies!

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  23. Wow!! Pinning this! Thanks for sharing & have a great weekend! :)

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  24. you're a genious!! I can't wait to try this!! I've been battling tangled doll hair for way too long! :D THANK YOOOOU!!! :D

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  25. I have always give Barbie a shampoo and then conditioner and comb right through her hair! :)

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  26. I'm sure my daughter would love this neat little DIY home improvement trick. Thanks for sharing!!

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