Check out the 'do! This is the Elf's hair in its natural state. Usually if we have to go out, I'll wet it and comb it... sometimes I have to repeat the process several times and it's very painful for Elf. I don't know why his hair is particularly hard to get to stay in place and despite its short length, tangles easily. I will confess to just leaving it alone on occasion because we're not going anywhere and the tears and tangles are not worth it. "No More Tears" detangler does not have a cry-free guarantee, you know. Poor Elf.