Meh, I don't have a dryer... Thanks for the tip though :)
I could try using my parents' dryer, hope they know what kind of strips/sheets you mean ^^
I'm not even going to BEGIN to try to detangle the hair of some of my dolls... It's just so stuck, I don't think it'll ever get better. I tried my own conditioner on one doll once, and it didn't destroy her, but it didn't do any good either.
But here I was just talking about the smell of the dolls... I'm sorry, English is not my primary language and I sometimes struggle to find the right words. I'm not sure what the right word is for the stuff I used. It's just normal washing powder for my laundry, but then the liquid kind. Is that called a laundry detergent..?
Despite the name, oil soap does not contain oil; it contains potassium soap manufactured from vegetable oil. It has no oil and they use it for cleaning wood floors, so there has got to be another brand you can buy. I forgot to say use warm to hot water, but not boiling water. Boiling water can melt the dolls. If the doll has curly hair sometimes hot water will uncurl the hair, so if you want to keep the curl, then use cool water. The heat does help with the untangling.
Put the dolls in a strong brown paper bag and seal the bag with tape. In good box, bigger than the bag, put regular clay(not clumping)kitty litter in the bottom of the box and then put the bag in. Totally surround the bag with the litter until you can't see the bag. Check in a week. If the smell isn't gone try again until it is. Works great and the litter can be used in plant pots and in the garden for drainage afterwards. This works for anything you want to de-smoke-smell. Clothes and vintage boxes too. Just make sure you can't see the bag under the litter. Hope this helps:)
These are great hints and tips guys. I am toying with the idea of creating a 'hints and tips' style group so that everyone has one place to look when they have issues with dolls or clothes etc.
What do you think?