Wrap the tape measure around the back of the doll’s head, bring it round above the ears and around the top of the forehead. This will give you the circumference of the doll’s head. The circumference of the head is the wig size. Wig measurements are usually in inches. Wigs are usually stretchy, so there is some flexibility in sizing.
How to care for a modacrylic or synthetic mohair wig
Brush gently and regularly to keep the dust out of your wig. A baby brush is good for a short style. For a complex style, a fan paint brush can be useful for brushing out the dust.
To wash a modacrylic (kankelon) or synthetic wig
Please note: Hot water can destroy a synthetic wig
First remove any tangles
wet carefully with luke warm water (make sure you keep water out of doll eyes). I do this at the kitchen sink.
Apply some mild shampoo and gently work through
Rinse carefully in luke warm water till all the shampoo is out
Mix half a teaspoon of hair conditioner in half a cup of water (more or less water and conditioner depending on the volume of hair), pour over and very carefully and gently comb through the hair.
Don't rinse conditioner out
Pat excess water out of wig with a towel
Put a hand towel round the shoulders of your doll and very gently comb the hair in the required style and let the wig air dry
If the wig lifts
carefully tie hair back and enclose hair in a shower cap or plastic bag
apply some glue under the wig where it has lifted using an icy pole stick or similar. I use Selleys All Fix glue (available in larger supermarkets or hardware stores in Australia). You can also use E6000 or Araldite, but the All Fix can be cleaned off with water if you are quick, if it gets where it should not.
press wig down, clean any glue that has got in the wrong place off quickly and leave to dry.