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Author Topic: How do I get box creases out of hair?  (Read 414 times)

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Offline Shenanigans

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How do I get box creases out of hair?
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:54:18 AM »
I have several dolls that have a crease/crimp in the middle of their hair from being secured in their packaging. How do I straighten this out?


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Re: How do I get box creases out of hair?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2017, 12:16:04 PM »
Pouring warm (but not boiling water) over dolls heads is usually enough to get rid of any box creases. If the doll has curly hair just recurl it with your fingers as it dries, as long as the water isn't too hot it wont pull the curls out (although it might loosen them a little)

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Re: How do I get box creases out of hair?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 05:35:49 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion :) I tried it out and it didn't work sadly :( This is probably a dumb question, but ... Can I use a flat iron? XD Or will that damage the hair?

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Re: How do I get box creases out of hair?
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 06:10:07 AM »
A flat iron is likely to melt the hair. Hair dryer will make it frizz up.

If gentle, warm water didn't work, your other option is a full restyle (if waiting isn't an option). Usually, box hair creases fall out over time, in my experience.
 

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Re: How do I get box creases out of hair?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 07:52:07 AM »
Ok, thanks. Yeah wouldn't want the hair to melt lol XD

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Re: How do I get box creases out of hair?
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2017, 07:53:27 AM »
Sounds like the water you used wasn't hot enough. Personally, if the doll has straight hair I hold the head over the steaming spout of a boiling kettle. Works a treat. Be careful though as to not get your hands scolded by the steam.
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Re: How do I get box creases out of hair?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2017, 08:48:14 AM »
Sounds like the water you used wasn't hot enough. Personally, if the doll has straight hair I hold the head over the steaming spout of a boiling kettle. Works a treat. Be careful though as to not get your hands scolded by the steam.

I agree. Sometimes even dunking the hair in almost boiling or just starting to boil water works. It takes out the curls, but it fixes the crease. That's how I fixed my 1999 Together Forever Collection Barbie as Guinevere's hair creases. The only problem I foresee when doing this with a Monster High doll is that if the doll has factory glue in their head, it might cause it to leak out. I'm assuming that if you don't dunk the whole head it won't be a problem. Good luck! :)