I’ve looked at a lot of different ways folks have tamed their doll’s crazy hair. Whether it’s mats, dryness, or whatever. A few examples: a downy dunk, mildly straightening, braid spray, and dipping in hot water.
I boiled some water in a pot. Before putting my dolls hair in it, I let it cool for about 10 minutes. I separated the hair into two sections, and dipped it about 2 inches in. I held it in there for about 2 minutes. After removing it from the water, I combed it out and let it dry.
At first, I thought it didn’t work. Immediately upon touch it (after dried), I could feel a difference.
It is much more soft to the touch, as well as to the eye, now! Although it did kind of cause a flippy-do in the back (hot water can lessen the effect of curls or waves). You may notice in the before pictures, the hair kind of curves inwards. This is somewhat removed now. I don’t mind. Her hair is straight, after all. I am glad I did it!