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4.0 out of 5 stars Color change temperature notes, March 12, 2012
= Durability:4.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:2.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: MGA Lalaloopsy Sew Magical Mermaid Doll - Coral Sea Shells (Toy)
I thought I'd write a review for those wondering about the color change issues with this doll's hair. I purchased this for about $29 at Target (still expensive but cheaper than Amazon). They had 4 in stock. All of them had purple hair (dry on the shelf), not pink like in the ads. But we want ahead and got one. (Note: I recommend buying this doll in person because most of the mermaid suits had issues...one was sewn crooked at the top, and two of them had the bottom flipper sewn on very crooked).

After we got our purple-haired doll home I ran her head under hot water and it turned pink. It stayed that way in our 68-degree house after it dried for a half hour or so, but then it gets more purple-ish depending on the weather (cold outside=purple hair). When my daughter touches and cuddles the doll it turns pink again. Don't use a blow dryer to get it to stay pink because apparently this could damage the color-change ability. The instructions note that eventually the color-change effect of the hair will die out, and that leaving it in the sun may damage it.

Anyway, here's the text:

Important Note:
Limit outdoor play as the color change feature will be diminished if the doll is exposed to direct sunlight for a period of time. DO NOT LEAVE THE DOLL OUTSIDE IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT.

COLOR CHANGE:
1) Fill a container with icy water (Approsimately 65 F/18 C or colder).
2) Dunk your Lalaloopsy Coral Sea Shells doll head-first for 10-20 seconds.
3) Wow! Her hair has immediately changed color!
4) Reset her hair back to the original color by dunking her in a container filled with warm water (approximately 75 F/24 C or warmer).
NOTE: DO NOT use very hot water.

IMPORTANT COLOR CHANGE TEMPERATURE NOTES

NOTE: The color change works best and fastest if the water is icy cold.
If color change does not work properly or quickly, the temperature of your Lalaloopsy doll's hair may be too close to the temperature of the water.
Color change temperatures may vary according to weather conditions.
The color-change effect of the doll's hair has a lengthy but limited lifespan
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