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Old 01-17-2005, 02:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
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The kind that's like nylon? I've tried combing it with detangler and it really doesn't do much except get frizzy. Is there a trick to this, or are you just out of luck once it's tangled?
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Old 01-17-2005, 02:22 AM
 
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I'd love to hear any ideas on this. Abi got a model horse at the thrift store last week and its tail is sooo tangled. I finally divided the hair into sections (had to practically tear it apart to do that) and braided it to make it look neater.

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It really depends on how tangled it is...detangeler works a treat if you catch it early enough! Try using conditioner if it is really really bad...and a brush not a comb...you will probably have to give it a really good tug...sectioning is the best approach....

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I think you are "supposed" to use a wig brush (rather than a regular brush or comb).

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We have a wig brush for DD's special doll. It's wire bristles in a soft base.

When I've had to comb out other doll hair, mostly horse manes and tails, I just start at the bottom like I do with DD's and mine and work my way up as the tangles come undone. Sometimes I have to "rip" sections apart, but I try to not do that much as doll hair doesn't grow back....

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I would say to use conditioner, and the comb and rinse as you comb?

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I read that liquid fabric softener works best for detangeling doll hair. I have tried it and it works rather well.

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