When you decide to begin a doll collection, it is helpful that you know how to care for your dolls.
Porcelain doll collections require less up-keep than most dolls as they are not generally played with as much. Still, porcelain dolls can get dirty and need to be freshened up every so often.
Vinyl doll collections are typically more durable for wear and tear than other materials. These dolls usually require frequent dusting if they aren't in a protective case.
The most important thing to keep in mind about caring for your doll collection is that there are different kinds of dolls, made in different ways. There are a couple different kinds of doll hair to know about. Doll hair can be rooted into the head of the doll, or a doll can have a wig attached with an adhesive. Most doll hair is made from synthetic materials, natural mohair and a very few highly collectible doll wigs are made from real human hair. You should be aware one you clean and restyle your dolls hair it may not look as it did when it was new. Never try to brush or comb natural mohair wigs typically found on high end collector dolls. For synthetic wigs following are a few ways to clean and care for your doll hair.