Sunday, November 16, 2008

More ReRooting Info

After getting a fair amount of hair into my doll's head, I became quite concerned about how it wasn't laying flat. I'd experimented with styling doll's hair using hot water and even boiling water in the past so I decided that THAT'S what she needed.

I boiled the kettle, then poured the water gently onto her head while holding her hair down. I held her at an angle so I didn't get the water on my fingers. I could just as easily have poured the water in a cup and dunked her head in, but I like to live dangerously.
Well anyway, now her hair is laying flat, so I just have to wait for it to dry and then I'll continue. When I'm finished I'll do the same to the new hair and then go onto cutting and styling it.


Morgan the (Almost) Muse said...

Hello. I just read your entire barbie blog, and I have to say that I find the idea very intriguing. I was one of those little girls who got a new doll, often times 'barbie look-alike' whenever we went to the store. But even then I knew the difference. I have (had? I am not sure anymore, two nieces have decimated my toy collection) a gymnast barbie from the Atlanta Olympics. She is fully posable, but looks very goofy with big joints that have screws showing. But she was still fun.

Suzanne Dargie said...

I'm so glad you are visiting my blog! My other blog gets plenty of visitors, especially around Hallowe'en, but hardly anyone comes here. I love your little image of the Nowhere Man. He's one of my favorite characters from Yellow Submarine. One of my teachers at Sheridan (Animation College) used to constantly remind us that he worked on that film. He was in charge of the Blue Meanies who actually had six fingers on each hand. "What a pain to animate," he said!

Robert Chaplin rca said...

Barbie is excellent.
This hair transplant will be inspirational to any one who ever gave Barbie a haircut :)