Someone probably already posted a topic like this but I'm going to again. A lot of my MH dolls have had that nasty glue seepage problem. My most recent doll I got in the mail from a friend. Her head is covered. Worst I have seen, I tried everything to get it out. Her whole head is sticky and when I brush it the hair falls out in clumps. Does anyone know the best way to get rid of the seepage? Besides tea tree oil? I can't really afford to buy that. Thanks so much.
Thank you! I tried the baby powder method and it worked wonders! You are right it makes the hair very dull though.
You might want to try baby powder. While some take off the head and fill it with powder, for the beginning I would just coat the hair with a generous amount, comb it in, sprinkle more, let sit (e.g. over night). Then, either brush it out, this might work, but I found that it left the hair dull and grey on my Nefera, so she got a hair wash with dish liquid, afterward with fabric softener, and then I dunked the hair briefly into boiled hot water (not too long, though, or the head might soften).
A few months ago, I tried the following method (The Baking Powder Method):
You'll need hot water, baking powder, a plastic spoon, and maybe some gloves (If you don't want to touch that glue with your hands).
Soften the doll's head / neck with super warm / hot water, and remove the doll's head. Wet down the hair, and work the baking powder into the hair, and into the scalp. You may also spoon the powder into the doll's head, so that you can leave it in for awhile. Try to wipe the face clean of all powder, and store the doll's head, in an upside-down position, in an open plastic baggie, so that everything will dry out.
I've left a ton of Monster High doll heads in that exact position since about late March, and, pretty soon, I'm going to open those baggies, so that I can see if the Baking Powder Method really works super well.
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please let us know the results! I havent heard of using Baking Powder yet, Id like to see if it works. Ive tried so far:
dish detergent(Dawn)- works only for very tiny amount of glue, doesnt work for huge leakage or hair that is completely gluey/greasy
baby powder- works but leaves the hair dull colored
Goo Gone- works the best so far but it depends on how bad the glue on the dolls head is, may need several applications and you have to be very careful with the face not to get the Go Gone on it...