A kind Cabbage Patch doll collector donated several “TLC Cabbies” for the LoveAgain Doll Project. One of them had really, really, really REALLY curly, silky hair. It’s called Cornsilk hair and a number of Cabbage Patch Kids were made with this kind of hair.
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Her hairstyle looked kind of dated (1980’s) and at that time I didn’t have a clue how to straighten doll hair. So she sat in a box . . .
Fast forward to November 2016. I needed to create a Buffy The Vampire Slayer custom Cabbage Patch Kid doll for a single mom struggling to raise two kids. The request came in from her sweet 13 year old son, and there was NO WAY this lady wasn’t getting a feisty CPK under her tree!
Don’t forget to check out this step-by-step video about how to fix up a Cabbage Patch Doll.
The problem was that the only doll that sort of looked a bit like Buffy was this curly, tangled, frizzy-haired Cabbie cornsilk girl. I HAD to think of something!
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I am pleased to say I figured it out, and today I am sharing how I solved the curly, tangled doll hair problem! This works for Cabbage Patch, American Girl dolls and more.
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For this project you will need:A doll with really tangled, curly, frizzy, messy hair (this is going to be FUN!)A saucepan of boiling waterAdult supervision if you’re a kid. (Even if you’re not, it’s always a good idea to have someone else in the house if you are messing around with boiling water!)An old towelA professional hair grooming kit like the Wahl Home Barber Kit, ORA wide-toothed combA narrow-toothed comb (think lice comb, for example, and don’t ask my why I have 3 or 4 of those in my house!)A pair of hair cutting scissors
P.S. Here’s how to fix yarn hair on a Cabbage Patch doll.
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