Via E Dollfriends® want to play!
Like real girls Dollfriends require care.
These instructions will help you learn the best
way to care for your Via E Dollfriends.
Water Play Care Alexis is not a bath toy. She is a Dollfriend® who can get wet and can support periodic play in water environments. The more water play, the greater amount of after water care must be conducted. After water care instructions are as follows:
After water play, your Dollfriend needs to be dried very carefully to avoid collecting bacteria. Bacteria can make your Dollfriend very sick. There are a few steps to drying your Dollfriend:
2) Blow the water out of the eyes. You can do this by holding her close and blowing hard like as if you were blowing out a candle.
3) Stand your Dollfriend for at least 5 minutes so any water trapped inside her body will collect in the lower arms and legs.
4) Gently pull on the lower sections to open each joint and tip to empty out the water. Repeat this process until all excess water is removed. To remove water in the head, tilt the head side to side to open the joint and work the water out. If you have a second production Alexis you will find a small drain hole at the back of your Dollfriend’s head, under the volumes of hair sewn into the head. You will need a flat screw driver to remove the clear plug. Once the plug is removed, water will exit easily. Leave the plug out for at least 48 hours to allow the inside of the head to dry. You can accelerate the trying by using the Blow Dryer Adapter. Be sure to replace the plug before your Dollfriend plays in the water. The plug is a small part choking hazard once removed so be sure to keep it out of the hands of small children (not for children under 3 years of age.)
It is suggested to use the Blow Dryer Adapter to circulate fresh air inside the body and ensure that no moisture is left inside. This will prevent the growth of mold.
Attach the Blow Dryer Adapter to your blow dryer’s nozzle and set the temperature to COLD. NEVER USE HEAT! Gently pull open the joints and insert the blue tip of the hose into each joint making sure not to pinch the hose. Turn the blow dryer on. Dry for approximately 2 minutes at each joint location or until the inside feels dry to the touch. Dollfriends are strung with elastic so you can easily pull open the joints without hurting your Dollfriend. Do not use your Blow Dryer near water!
Use the Natural Dollfriend After Water Care – Mold Prevention and Treatment any time you suspect mold or rust of internal metal parts. If your Dollfriend plays frequently in water, you should use the Natrual Dollfriend After Water Care – Mold Prevention and Treatment monthly. This treatment will also prevent or remove rust formation on internal metal parts. The active ingredients found in the Natural Dollfriend After Water Care are white vinegar and grapefruit seed oil, which is softened with the fragrance of acai berry. Squirt the solution into the interior body and head making sure to use enough to be able to coat the insides of the body and head. Pay attention to covering the elastic and any metal pieces you may see when pulling the joints open. Gently shake your Dollfriend with the solution inside to ensure sufficient coverage. Leave the treatment in for approximately 6 hours and then remove and follow standard drying instructions. You may rinse after the treatment or you may just remove the excess solution and dry.
Fixing Dollfriend® Ouchies Minor scratches and scuffs can be easily treated with the Dollfriend Vinyl Skin Restoration Sponge. This treatment is approved for all Dollfriend skin colors. Simply rub the sponge in circular motions where ever you see scratches or scuffs. If you have a deeper scratch, apply more pressure. Use a damp clean cloth and wipe the area that has been treated. Next apply the Dollfriend Refreshing Cream over your Dollfriend’s body to restore a natural even glow to her vinyl skin.
The Dollfriend Vinyl Skin Restoration Sponge can also remove stubborn surface discolorations. However if the discoloration is deep into the vinyl skin, this treatment will not remove it.
Dollfriend Refeshing Cream – Vinyl Skin Conditioner is a very light cream that conditions without leaving an oily film on either your Dollfriend or your own hands. Only a very little is needed, but you may find that you love it so much that you will like it for your own use too!
Dollfriend® Hair Care We recommend the use of the Lil Wet Brush® for brushing Dollfriend hair. The Lil Wet Brush’s Intelliflex™* bristles are super thin, strong and flexible. These bristles will glide through Dollfriend hair combing out tangles effortlessly on wet or dry hair. The bristles’ flexibility enables protective detangling while the SofTips™ on the very top of the bristles protect the vinyl scalp and reduces hair breakage. Always start at the bottom of tangled hair and work your way up as you detangle.
For hair that has become frizzy with play, fill a large bowl or sink with very hot water. Dip the hair in the hot water for about 60 seconds. Next squeeze the water out while firmly pulling downward. Towel blot and brush. Allow hair to air dry. The hot water will relax the hair. Never use dry heat! Dry heat of any source will melt the hair. Heat damaged hair cannot be remedied with this method.
Dollfriend® Yoga Your Dollfriend’s elastic is similar to your own muscles. After many activities the elastic may become unevenly distributed making one arm tight and one arm loose. To redistribute the elastic simply stretch the arm that is opposite the loose arm. The stretching of your Dollfriend’s muscles will bring her back to a natural balance.
* Lil Wet Brush and Intelliflex are trademarks of the JD Beauty Group. Visit http://www.via-e.com/shop/doll-accessories.html to find the Water Care Products mentioned above.
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