How to make hair nice on a barbie doll

By Andrea Griffith
Keep your Barbie looking as fabulous as ever.
Keep your Barbie looking as fabulous as ever.

Although Barbie dolls all have beautifully styled, silky and long hair when they come right out of the package, it probably is never too long until the hair becomes a snarled, matted and tangled mess. Give your or your child's Barbie a quick makeover to bring back the shine in her hair. With a few styling tools, you can make Barbie's hair look like new again.

Things You Will Need

  • Barbie brush
  • Anti-tangle spray
  • Conditioner
  • Hand cloth or paper towel
  • Baby shampoo
  • Leave-in conditioner spray

Remove mats and knots with a Barbie brush. Work from the bottom of the hair up to the roots. For severe knots, spray a light mist of an anti-tangle spray in her hair before brushing.

Apply a dime-sized amount of conditioner into her hair. Comb the conditioner into her hair. Avoid rubbing/massaging the conditioner into the hair, as this can cause more mats and knots. Leave the conditioner in for three minutes.

Rinse the conditioner out with cool water. Because the hair is made of a plastic, never wash it under hot water as it can start to melt.

Wrap a small hand towel or a piece of paper towel around the hair. Squeeze gently to remove excess water.

Apply a dime-sized amount of baby shampoo to the hair. Comb the shampoo through with a brush, then rinse the shampoo out with cool water.

Repeat Steps 2, 3 and 4.

Spritz the hair with a leave-in conditioner to keep the hair shiny and tangle-free.

About the Author

Andrea Griffith has been writing professionally since 2005. Her work has been published by the "Western Herald," Detroit WDIV, USAToday and other print, broadcast and online publications. Although she writes about a wide range of topics, her areas of expertise include fashion, beauty, technology and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from Western Michigan University.