My Little Pony - Frizzy/Matted Hair Fix.

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Introduction: My Little Pony - Frizzy/Matted Hair Fix.

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In this tutorial im going to show everyone how i fix matted or frizzy my little pony hair. There isn't really any correct way of doing this, this is just how i do it. Theres lots of concern about melting the pony, or shrinking or melting the hair and ive never had any of this happen with the method i am showing you now.

Please note im not an expert, this is just how i learned to do it.

Step 1: Things You Will Need.

This is a pic of everything i use to fix the pony.

Step 2: Shampooing and Cleaning the Body.

I wet the pony down, all over. Be super careful not to get it in the holes or it can go inside the pony and cause mold or smell and rust the tail. Once she is all wet i grab a small amount of shampoo and i shampoo the tail and mane first until really soapy. I use some of the excess soap and put it on the body, i then grab my old toothbrush and give the pony an all over scrub. Please be careful to avoid the cutie marks and eyes etc, as some are fragile and may just scrub right off.

Step 3: Conditioning and Detangling

Okay so now that you have shampoo'd her and given her an all over scrub she should already be looking a bit better, grab your conditioner and massage some through. About the same amount as i showed in the last step. Once you think you have gotten it through nicely, take a good firm hold of her like shown in the image, and start brushing her hair VERY GENTLY from the bottom and work your way up til it looks like the next picture. Do the same with the tail. :)

Rinse her out again and you will notice a very decent improvement :D give her a rough dry and another light brush.

Step 4: Cutting.

So lots of people will try burning me at the stake for mentioning cutting a ponies mane. But honestly after years of being played with, some played with by some very rough children, you will notice that a few strands have stretched. Sure you can leave them theres no issue, but i cut them off. I lay her down like in the first image and i brush the hair straight and look for the longer bits and cut them off. I always cut at an angle as most pony manes are not deadly straight.

Step 5: Boiling.

Set her aside and boil some water in your old pot, just as it begins to boil you will want to take it off the hotplate. Be super careful of the water and steam and dont hurry or you will burn yourself.

Dunk her mane into the water then set her down and brush her til its cold, do it another couple times, then on the last time while its still quite warm, begin brushing it around her own neck like a scalf. Brush it right around and hold it in place and grab one of your rags and wrap it around over the top securing it in place with elastic bands. Do the same for the tail!

Look at the pictures to see the process

Step 6: TAA-DAA!

I leave mine generally over night, at least 12 hours. Unwrap them gently and you will find you have beautiful curls. She will look like she just came out of the box!!

Take a look at the pics to see a few others i have done :)

Thanks for reading. To see my Pony collection or to trade with me, please go to http://xXRainbowSpriteXx.deviantart.com :D:D

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    What about TY MLP Beanie Baby plushies? I had no choice but to wash and dry mine and now their mane's all matted =(

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    Does this work for the TY Beanie Baby Ponies? I washed mine and now the hair's all matted up, like it melted a little and reformed >_>;;

    Does dis work with ponies w/ tinsel in the hair?

    This is an older post but... Wow - your boiling hair curling is genius! Personally, for an easier way to restore the hair on my G1s I use synthetic hair conditioning spray (the kind used on wigs), that can be found in any beauty shop, or Amazon of course:). Especially if you are planning to sell them, sometimes the buyer doesn't want anything "messed" with too much (I leave the hair cutting to them). To curl I use a small 1/4" curling iron on VERY low heat after using the spray (I test it in a small spot to make sure it's not too hot). This also works for hair that has tinsel in it.

    If I wasn't selling them though, I'd definitely use your method - thanks for sharing!

    Does this work for G1 ponies? I have a Rosedust with horribly matted hair I'd love to fix, but I'm scared it won't work, because her hair is curly and also she is very old.

    I'm new to pony collecting and this was really great for me to learn how to restore some old MLP's back to almost near new condition. My hair curling still needs a little work but I'm sure I'll get there eventually. Thanks for the helpful information!

    Thanks to this I've been able to buy really cheap vintage mlps that no one would buy and give them a new lease of life in my collection. Thank you thank you thank you!!

    Thank you so much. This was exactly what I needed.

    does this work on normal dolls

    Hey, i used it on a monster high doll, if that helps any. I dont think it matters on the doll as long as the hair is the same as the pony (Nylon Hair) :)