I’m a Doll Hair Genie!

When I found this Jasmine doll at the thrift store yesterday, I figured it would take the magic of a genie to fix her tangled mess of hair. But it was half-price day, and she was only 50 cents so I decided to rescue her from the evilness that had overtaken her long, dark locks.

Jasmine’s hair is a tangled wreck!

Rather than mailing her to my daughter – the Doll Makeover Magician Extraordinaire – I decided to see if I could restore the hair myself. Turns out, it was easy!

I soaked her head in Downy fabric softener for about an hour, then used a wide-toothed comb to detangle.

Soak the hair in fabric softener.

Just as I would when my own hair is full of knots, I started at the bottom and worked my way up.

Use a wide-toothed comb.

Within minutes, the mess was combed out. I rinsed out the fabric softener, gave her body a good cleaning with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and set her out to dry.

Let it air dry.


This morning, I trimmed the straggles, then wished my daughter was here to style it. She does an amazing job as you can see here.

Trim the straggles. Don’t let kids see you do this or the next time they get a pair of scissors, they’ll do it themselves – perhaps on themselves!

I settled for a long pony tail with three bands around it and sent a photo to my daughter who informed me I styled it much like it was in the movie, “Aladdin.” I informed her it was the only thing I could think to do with it.


I’m pleased with the results and I think my granddaughters will love her!

By the way, I made the dress and doll stand. More on that later.