Barbie Hair Repair Clinic

by - December 15, 2018

Poor Cynthia. [image cred]
Well-loved doll hair can quickly become a hot mess express.

You can be the hero that brings them back to greatness.

Not recommended for American Girl dolls or anything fancy.


Refresh your Barbie's hair at this pop-up salon where we will wash and detangle her hair while you wait.


  • Liquid fabric softener, unscented/free and clear preferred
  • Gloves if kids are doing it, or if you have sensitive skin
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Vinegar
  • Sturdy comb


Make solution of one-part fabric softener one-part water and place in a spray bottle. 

Make solution of one-part vinegar and one-part water and put it in a cup or little tupperware container. This is where you'll rinse out Barbie's hair.


Spritz fabric softener/water solution onto the doll and use comb to detangle. Rinse off in the vinegar/water solution. Squeeze dry hair into paper towels.

Put hair into the style you want it to hold -- if straight, just lay Barbie flat, or you can use pipe cleaners or craft wire to hold Barbie's hair into curls. Tiny braids will also give Barbie sweet beachy waves. Wrap in paper towel and leave to dry. 

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