Hey doll owners!
How do you clean your doll's wigs?
Today, I wanted to wash Jessie's original, three year old, Miss July wig.
It is slightly frizzed out at the ends (from brushing and combing) and smells pretty bad from perfume I sprayed on it (top only) and just general usage.
Normally I use a good quality wig shampoo and follow the directions on the bottle.
Then I use a wig conditioner that you put in fresh water and soak for a while, then remove and do not
Just comb it out wet... the conditioner makes it much easier... and allow to air dry.
The wig shampoo doesn't remove the odor completely, and I've never really been satisfied with the results I get using the shampoo.
So... I combed out the wig and put it loosely inside a nylon mesh bag that I use to wash my girl's delicate items in the washer.
I placed this in the washing machine with my usual Monday wash and let it rip.
I figured that if it gets ruined, it's not a loss because it's old and I have other new ones that she can wear.
I like to use the older wigs in bed because the new ones get messed up too quickly...
Anyway, when it was done, and I removed it from the bag, it seemed pretty good.
I brushed it out with a wig brush and it's now air drying (the spin cycle takes out much of the moisture)... and it smells great!
I used 'Mountain Spring' scented TIDE liquid. (If you don't want any scent, you can use "unscented" detergent.)
Maybe for older wigs, doing this once in a while cannot really harm the wig but it cleans it very
Just some info on my unorthodox and not recommended wig cleaning "Test".
Try it sometime on an older wig and let us know how it works for you.
EDIT: 7:22 PM...
Jessie's wig is now fully dry and combed out.
It looks good, is silky soft and smells really nice.
I guess my test method works well.
I won't be trying it on any new wigs but for older ones it's fine. GB