Monday, March 30, 2015

I Fabric Softener Soaked 5 - 1972 Kenner Blythe Doll Frizz Heads In One Day!!!

I noticed that some of my vintage girls hair was not as soft and there was some frizz creeping in.  I usually just did a mild wash with a fabric softener soak in warm water before and it did wonders before.  I reviewed some other treatments and I decided that since I like a little body in my dolly's hair I would stick to the usual ways.  I hadn't treated their hairs since I got them back in early 2000 so it was definitely time for a freshening up!

So one by one I prepped them, did a hair wash with a mild shampoo but I could have used Woolite!  Next time because I had a tester pack I could have used.  I got some no name fabric softener from my mom and then put about a quarter cup in warm water in the bathroom sink.  I treated 2 dolls at a time and then left the last for that evening.  I did the same thing but used a bucket instead.  It worked great too.  So I forgot to mention that after I soaked them for about ten minutes each I rinsed their hair with cold water and my logic was to of lock in the softener.  I made sure not to get any on the dolls body, pull-string and face.  If some went on I just rinsed with cold water.  I am no pro so if you are unsure there are a lot of Blythe doll spas that you can use instead.  

Don't they look fab and fresh!!  My Gina, the dark raven girl with the Farrah Fawcet type locks, bottom picture on the left, has lots of frizz remaining on the ends but it's much softer.  I love how her hair looks overall so I am not going to treat it for now.  When I add a bit of heat and more softener it can get really long and straight but this look is what I want right now.  I do want another raven so maybe I will start saving!  I think my vintage collection would be complete unless I find them at a thrift shop or yard sale for an amazing price!  

Well that's it for now.  I am going to do up another post maybe later today about Easter!!  I have some really adorable pictures that I took that need to be posted about.  I don't think I will have time after today because my relatives are coming over for the holidays!! :D lol

More very soon!!


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