How Do You Fix Frizzy Doll Hair Without Boiling Water?

If your baby doll has frizzy hair then, hot water can damage the quality of the hair. Here I will share how to fix frizzy doll hair without boiling water.

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Getting reborn dolls makes us feel like having an original baby in our house. We love to spend time with them and take care of them. We also clean and bathe them like our own babies.

But every doll is made of different material so, you need to follow the exact ways mentioned in the description of the product. If you want to get more details about the same then, you can check out my article on the 10 best reborn dolls.

One of the important question my friends and colleagues often asks me is how to clean the hair of the doll so that it lasts long and remains healthy. So, being a doll collector I suggest they avoid using boiling water while washing their hair.

As frizzy hair tends to break down easily so, if your baby doll has frizzy hair then, boiling water can damage the quality of the material the hair is made of, and thus, the hair of your reborn doll can fall off easily.

So, in this article I will share with you all, some other options to fix frizzy doll hair without boiling water.

How to Fix Frizzy Doll Hair Without Boiling Water?

Here are the 3 best ways you can fix and clean your doll’s hair without using boiling water.


Take a bowl, large enough to fit your doll’s hair. Now, make a solution using cool water and a mild shampoo meant for babies. You can also use mild dish soap.

What You Need

  • Cool water
  • Mild shampoo Or dish soap
  • Baking Soda
  • Comb

To remove the nasty smell from the hair you can add a tsp. of baking soda to it. Now lather the mixture properly into your doll’s hair and leave it in the solution for 30 seconds until the hair is completely drenched.

Detangle gently using your fingers by tilting the doll around. Now soak the hair in the solution for 15 more minutes. You can place the doll in such a position so, that you don’t have to hold it through the entire procedure.

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After 15 minutes rinse the hair properly with clean, cool water. Make sure the lather does not go into the eyes or face of your beloved baby doll. Tape the eyes using a cotton ball to prevent the water from going into the eyes. You can take them off after the procedure.

Now dry the hair using a towel and gently squeeze out the extra water from the hair. Avoid twisting or rubbing as some hairs may get pulled off.

To remove any tangles that had been left brush the hair while it is still damp. Combing completely dry hair can make it break down easily.

You can also air dry the hair of your reborn doll.


Conditioning can help to detangle frizzy, knotted hair easily. Take a comma brush and conditioner. You need to follow this procedure in your bathroom or in the sink.

What You Need

  • Brush
  • Conditioner
  • Cool water
  • Comb

Step 1: As the hair of the reborn doll is fake use the conditioner gently. Harsh application may cause the breakdown of the hair.

Step 2: Wet your doll’s hair and apply the conditioner and leave for an hour to do its job. After 1 hour rinse well using cool water and comb the hair gently.

Step 3: Your doll’s hair will be soft and manageable.

Straightening Iron

You can also detangle or fix hair using a straightening iron. For this method, you will need a spray bottle containing water, a brush, and a straightener.

What You Need

  • Brush
  • Spray bottle containing water
  • Straightener
  • Rubber band
  • Comb

First, you need to brush the frizzy hair of your reborn doll gently. Now, separate the hair and tie the rest of the hair with a rubber band.

Spray some water on the part of the hair on which you are going to use the straightening iron. Spraying water will prevent the hair from getting burnt while straightening.

Preheat the straightener and keep it at a minimum temperature. While using it on the doll’s hair keep moving the straightener as holding it in one place will melt the hair off.

Repeat brushing and ironing until you notice the visible result. Continue the process on the rest of the hair. You will notice your doll’s hair to be quite manageable after you complete the procedure.

Trim off the end of the hair if they are uneven as it will give a perfect finish.

Take Away

So, by following the above-mentioned tips you can fix frizzy doll hair without boiling water. These remedies will work perfectly if you perform them properly and carefully.

Your reborn dolls without frizzy and tangled hair will look more beautiful and adorable.

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