How to Straighten Your American Girl Dolls Hair

Posted on Apr 11 2016 - 1:19pm by Rudy

How to Straighten Your American Girl Dolls Hair

How to Straighten Your American Girl Dolls Hair

We love our Addy and just recently we took her original hairstyle down. The poof look is cute, but her hair has literally been knocking over everything in our doll scenes. It’s been funny. So, since we want to keep her around hanging out with the others in the scenes we set up, we decided to “tame” her hair. Caroline has also given us trouble with her hair, so we did the same for her as well. And now these two chicks are rocking the silky straight look! Watch the video below to learn how to straighten your doll’s hair.

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Materials Needed:

  • American Girl Brush
  • Flat Iron


  • Make sure your iron is on the lowest setting BEFORE you even turn it on. Do not turn it on while it’s on the highest setting.
  • Just like we showed in the video, I like to do a test first. Use an end piece from the middle of the head just to make sure everything is good to go.

Watch and tell us if you like the new transformation!

Straightening American Girl Doll's Hair

How to Straighten Your American Girl Dolls Hair was last modified: March 21st, 2017 by Rudy

13 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Emily April 18, 2016 at 5:53 am -

    The doll’s hair looks great! You are so talented! Is it possible straighten a dolls hair like Rebecca?

  2. Latonya April 16, 2016 at 12:18 pm -

    What do you use to clean the hair? And is the hair clean before you straighten it? Also once you straighten the hair is it permanent?

  3. Miri April 13, 2016 at 4:21 pm -

    Cool! Could you do a vid on how to curl doll hair? My Rebecca’s hair is not curly anymore ( hey, it’s been six years!)

  4. Tara NePalmer April 12, 2016 at 4:57 pm -

    You’re brave!

  5. Olivia Wilson April 12, 2016 at 12:21 pm -

    Her hair looks great, but AG says to NEVER use hot tools on your doll. It is your doll, so of course you can do whatever you want with it, but I won’t be doing this to my dolls. (It melts their hair)

    • Rudy April 13, 2016 at 7:55 am -

      It does not melt the dolls hair when done properly, as shown in the video. Yes AG says not to use hot tools because most do not know how to use a hot tool the correct way and a lot of girls would ruin their dolls hair. AG is covering themselves by having that disclaimer. AG also doesn’t want you to customize your doll, but we all love custom dolls!

  6. Judith Webb April 11, 2016 at 10:44 pm -

    I think the texture of Addy’s hair is unique. That is a part of her identify. I know it may have been hard in stageing her, but diversity Is what makes the world go around. Addy’s natural hair can be styled many ways. These dolls are not just for play. They help to inspire and set the atomsphere for women of the future. All the dolls are beautiful and different in many ways. If this was a real photo shoot what would you tell a little girl if she was unique like Addy or different in some other way. Our daughters use real life as a tool in doll play.

    • Rudy April 12, 2016 at 8:04 am -

      If this was a real photo shoot her hair most likely wouldn’t be to her feet and two feet out from her sides. Even if it was, we would never tell a person her hair wasn’t beautiful. I never said Addy’s original hair wasn’t beautiful. She is still unique even with straight hair and dolls get customized all the time. Also, I mentioned we have done it with other dolls, one being Caroline. Hairstyles change all the time and we have never really kept any of our dolls as historical dolls. We learn about them and history and then we play with our dolls as current day. That is why most of our crafts are modern day crafts.

  7. Jacsan April 11, 2016 at 4:56 pm -

    I think I am going to try this with my “Addy. I like her hair, but she looks so much nicer with this look.

  8. Kaitlyn April 11, 2016 at 3:28 pm -


  9. Kaitlyn April 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm -

    That is awesome that you can make your dolls hair straight! I have Kit and another doll that looks just like her but has longer hair and no freckles, so I don’t have a doll with curly hair. But I’m wanting to get truly me number 58 and she has curly hair!
    <3 kaitlynrh1

  10. Sarah April 11, 2016 at 3:15 pm -

    AWESOME! you should do a video on o curl the now straitend or naturaly strait hair!

  11. S. April 11, 2016 at 1:22 pm -

    First comment! I love this. My doll’s hair is so tangled, the straitening helped me brush through it. Thanks, Rudy!