Some of you may remember a previous blog entry where I introduced a full facial re-paint I did for a friend and client of mine. Well, he decided to send her my way for her re-root, because he wasn't sure he could give her what she needed. I accepted the challenge of re-rooting her in the saran hair of his choice, and then undertook the scary task of curling it.
I didn't want to hurt the face paint while boiling her curls and setting her part. A lot of care was taken, and I am so pleased that I challenged myself. Thank you to everyone who offered me helpful tips on curling saran hair, as it is very stubborn.
First, I will show you her re-root progress...
Above you see what most of my re-roots look like pre-part. I hand knot each plug and root it into the head. I have recently discovered a nifty glue to reinforce knots on stubborn hair (such as nylon) so that is won't slip out. It is called Fray Check. You can find a listing for it here.
However, I didn't use it on this re-root because saran hair, as long as you don't make large plug/knots, tends to stay in the head easily.
Here is her freshly thatched and set part.
Here is the dreadfully uneven back.
Please note that I did not keep this length to achieve her final curls.
I rolled her part first to ensure she had a part when I took the "rollers" down.
I used rolled up foil and pins to hold her hair in place.
All rolled and ready to boil! I thought she looked cute with her hair up in "rollers". (^_^)
This is just a back shot.
I will state the curling a doll's hair is not my favorite.
It is extremely tedious! Each pin represents a curl.
This is the after!
She will have a hat placed on her part once she gets home to her owner.
Just like Effie.
And a back shot.
A couple things I would like to mention..
After her initial boil, I let her dry and sit in her "rollers" for 2 full days! Then, the night before I was to take down her hair I put her still rolled hair/head into a heating pad for an hour.
While I rolled each piece of hair, I trimmed it WAY shorter and evened the hair out as I went.
So, this is my second doll perm using foil. What does everyone think of the finished product?
Here is a link to the first foil perm I did.
Hope today is greeting each of you pleasantly!
-Cat of A Doll Affinity