Some dolls are given moderately curly hair which is a looser curl. They were almost always thin straight lines "straight" brows until aboutwith the release of Kaya and "feathered" brows--multiple small lines that were slightly thicker near the median and tapered out to the sides. The doll's vinyl can easily stain from dark clothing or shoes. Starting inbald dolls--those without hair-- were made available, to represent children without hair. In at the release of McKenna Brooks --older character pages began to be removed from the site. Starting with the release of McKenna BrooksAmerican Girl began to phase out older books when the books LindseyKaileyMarisoland Jess were retired from direct sale.
The bodies were slimmed down overall in the Mattel era in the bodies, arms, and legs.
Girls of the Year
Any doll's hair can be temporarily curled using rollers and a wet set; more permanent curls can be put in with heat setting. With the retirement of the Best Friends side lines, it is unlikely that there will be any future companions for a Girl of the Year, though characters continue to have friends mentioned prominently in stories and some are shown in MegaBloks releases. The basic body of an American Girl Doll, as shown with Kit. Severe damage such as hair cuts and massive breakage can only be fixed with rewigging or sending the doll to the American Girl Hospital for a new head. Textured hair is a coarser Kanekalon hair designed to simulate African straightened hair and has exclusively been used on dolls that are visually directed as "black" though two classic molded dolls have had textured hair, they were also given tanned skin.