Next hair care list for all you dolly hairticians and newbs!
So some hair products are good for doll hair, which is synthetic and has different reactions to stuff than human hair.For those of you that don’t know this, here’s a list of stuff you CAN use.
Detangling and de-frizzing-
Anti-frizz oil- this is a lightweight, clear oil-ey product used to give hair shine and lessen frizz. There’s a lot of different brands, and they all work, but this is my FAVE. It’s lighter than others and it takes less to work. A smaller-than-dime-sized amount is good for dolls with average hair length to add some shine and frizz-maintenance. Add more to sections before flat ironing to make the hair easier to work with.
Heat protecting spray- Used on dolls with kanekalon and low-grade nylon, this stuff offers some heat protection and gives a little shine. it makes the hair a bit more pliable to heat style and comb.
Detangling spray- NOT good on any hair but kanekalon, especially curly kanekalon. A lot easer to use than washing curled kanekalon, which can mess up the waves and remove the oils used to make the hair more brushable. On other hair types it just comes out oily and flat.
Argan Oil- not as good as anti-frizz but it offers some moisture. Mix it with your hair conditioner to give your doll’s hair some movement and shine without making it sticky. Great for saran hair!
Basic shampoos and conditioners are good for most hair types. I like basic clarifying shampoo and a little conditioner on the shaft and ends of the hair.
Suave Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner- this stuff washes and conditions the hair while leaving a bit of shine and some sleekness to the hair. More gentle than clarifying products so the hair is still a little oily like it should be.
White vinegar I’m not even kidding dude, this stuff is AMAZING for doll hair. Dilute it and rinse the hair in it after shampooing and then rinse with water. It removes all products and oils from hands without making the hair feel gross like dish soap tends to do. It does not smell afterward!
Dish soap awesome for washing out chunky hair gel like the kind used in higher-end dolls. Gives the hair a too-clean, squeaky feel so it should be washed with shampoo and conditioner afterward.
Tea Tree Oil- awesome glue solvent, rub it into the roots of gluey dolls and scrub out with dish soap. Can remove faceups so be careful getting it on the face paint!
Enjoy ya’ll! Send me asks and submissions for product suggestions!