There are just a few things you need to know about washing doll’s mohair, e.g. to prevent your doll from having dreadlocks, just follow these instructions and make your dolly happy
- Shampoo for fine hair, e.g. baby shampoo without too much care stuff in it, use a simple biological product
- Conditioner for fine hair
- hot running water
- mohair doll
Instructions to wash doll mohair
Please note: These instructions are for already rerooted dolls, not for washing raw mohair. Washing raw mohair is different!
- Comb or stab your dolly’s hair out if possible (some mohair dolls are rerooted with mohair that does not comb. It is a question of style, watch out with them so that the hair does not felt. Try to detangle the tips at least)
- Fill sink or bowl with hot, never cold, water.
- Add shampoo for fine hair, e.g. baby shampoo (generally you need soap to wet the mohair). Actually you also can add some dish washing stuff but I like the smell of shampoo better.
- Dip dolly mohair in, do not agitate, just wet it dipping carefully
- If needed wash mohair carefully using your softie shampoo, watch out not to knot the hair, try to straighten it softly with your fingers, remember do not agitate
- then rinse thoroughly under hot, never cold water, again straighten hair softly with your fingers
- add conditioner (important to make mohair easier to comb out), work it in softly, rinse again thoroughly like above
- squeeze hair towel-dry, do not rub the hair dry with that towel (I use to fling dolly around afterwards)
And you are done. Now you can put curlers in or style her hair however you want. Don’t attempt combing the wet hair or it may stretch. Wait an hour before combing through and adding the curlers. For a natural style, best allow it to air-dry.
Start at the tips carefully. Don’t force the comb through or you harm the fibre. I use to add a good bit of conditioner on my dolls to make their hair ready to be combed through easily. For the curly girls I use a wip (comb with wide teeth ). It makes their curls spring, I really love that
P.S. Even if I wrote this tutorial, I am not responsible for any damage you cause customising your Blythe! This is a recommendation only and it works fine when done with love.