So people are using an image of mine
to spread the word about baby powder. They're... obviously not aware that this only temporarily fixes the problem, but I suppose it's easy because baby powder's cheap and widely available. Amazes me that people are willing to overlook crappy manufacturing techniques if they find what they perceive as a quick-fix solution. :/
I'd prefer they didn't use my photo
for it, but at least they linked back to its source.
For everyone with more than an ounce of braincells to spare: this method doesn't work.
The only true fix is to completely remove the glue from inside the doll's scalp and replace the hair. A nice solution to the problem on a much larger scale would be for Mattel to stop using the glue entirely, or at least use something that doesn't break down into a greasy tacky mess. As is, people don't usually have the money for the former and the latter seems unlikely.
Mattel isn't listening. They don't care about the quality of their merchandise.
As long as people continue to buy it, and people are indeed buying Monster High dolls (and Barbies and Disney Princesses), Mattel has nothing to worry about.
The only way I can foresee the 'glue problem' permanently going away would be somehow managing to prove that the stuff is actually toxic/potentially harmful to children. There's no case, otherwise, because it certainly looks like consumers are happy to douse their dolls with baby powder and ignore the larger problem at hand.