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Saran Hair for dolls

Saran Hair for dolls

Saran hair is the most used in Barbie dolls, Tonner (Tyler, Sydney, etc.), also in My Little Pony, most Monster High dolls (with the Except for some dolls, for example, the first Venus release has doll-grade kanekalon) and several other toys.

Saran is a plastic-based fiber that is fairly inexpensive and comes in a wide range of colors, along with color change (tea). ;rmic) and varieties that glow in the dark. Saran hair is also malleable and can handle mixed colors especially, this type of hair is heavier than nylon and is slightly waxy and is better >use it alone, it is not recommended to mix with others. Slightly weak.

It has a melting temperature of 320 Fahrenheit (160 Celsius). Saran is a non-porous material, meaning it will not accept moisture. normal dyes like Rit or acid dyes. It can be boiled with perm.
It supports a gentle slow heat. Saran doll's hair will become frizzy if it's too hot.

While Saran fiber has a greasy feel, this can usually be resolved with a few washes. The fiber is best used straight because it doesn't comb well or hold curls, which is the main reason you can find other hair fibers used on different Barbies. It is somewhat resistant to curling (overcompensate by 50%, with smaller rollers and smaller sections of hair).

If your Barbie's hair is dirty, Made of Saran, you'd better keep it away from UV light and store it in its box, especially if it's a limited edition. This is important if you want to make sure it stays intact because Saran hair can fade over time.

Another benefit of using Saran hair is that it is a synthetic polymer fiber, which means the length of the hair can be as long as you want. You can find it regular, matte (opaque), "Color Change" and pre-curled.

There are types of industrial dyes that will work, such as Rit Dyemore or iDye Poly fabric dye; However, you still run the risk of staining because this type of hair is not dyed. intended to be dyed; When you use these dyes, be sure to set it properly and wash it. It can be washed with boiling water and permed. It is not recommended to use a straightener or curling iron with Saran hair.

Saran hair can be purchased from doll hair suppliers, you can buy it on Amazon, Ebay, distributors, hair salons, AliExpress. You can also get it from old/cheap wigs, scrunchies, other dolls, headbands, and novelty hats. 

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