How to Bleach Doll Hair

By Penelope Dene
Don't buy a new doll just to change her hair color.
Don't buy a new doll just to change her hair color.

Your child may start out only wanting a doll with dark hair. Once she has played with it for a while, she may not think her doll is quite as interesting as it once was. She may get bored of her doll's dark hair and want a new doll with light hair. Rather than spending money on purchasing a brand new doll, you can bleach the doll's hair easily.

Remove all hair clips and rubber bands from the doll's hair. The doll's hair should be completely loose.

Wet hair thoroughly. If your doll's body is made with fabric, cover it with multiple layers of towels so it doesn't get wet.

Apply shampoo to the doll's hair and massage the shampoo through the hair.

Rinse shampoo.

Massage conditioner into the doll's hair.

Rinse well.

Put your doll in a dry place and allow the hair to dry. It may take 24 to 48 hours to dry completely.

Fill a water bottle with rubbing alcohol.

Saturate the doll's hair with rubbing alcohol. The alcohol will change the doll's hair to a faint gray color. Keep spraying with rubbing alcohol until the doll's entire head of hair has lightened in color.

Allow the doll's hair to dry completely.

Color in the doll's hair with a yellow permanent marker for blonde hair or a lighter brown color for a light brunette. Allow the marker to dry for two hours before styling the hair.

Things You Will Need

  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Doll brush
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Spray bottle
  • Yellow permanent marker