Doll Restoration

Hi! Long time no post! πŸ˜‰ I have been traveling all week. When I got home, I decided what I was going to do with Hope’s hair: try to restore it!

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My first attempt to fix her hair was something I read about on the internet. I boiled some water, poured it into a big bowl, Β and put Hope’s hair in it for about 5 minutes. When I took it out, it was still very frizzy. So I decided to try this tutorial:

This has a great, step by step tutorial to fix frizzy and dry doll hair. I decided to do it. Well,Β almost all of it. I didn’t condition her hair before I used the frizz serum on it.

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Here is her hair right before I started. ThisΒ is what I did:

1. Took a small section of hair.

2. Sprayed it lightly with some Frizz Serum.

3. Used a heated curling iron (on setting 5) and slowly ran it down the strand of hair.

4. Brushed it out with a wire brush and repeated Step 3 several times.

5. Repeated this on her whole head.

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Here she is with half of her head done! It looks so much better!

And now……….

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The completed head of hair! I am SO excited with the results! It turned out much better than I expected.

Here are some more pics of her hair:

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Here is what I ended up doing to her face. Freckles and red lips with acrylic paint! Do you like it?

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Close-up of her face.

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Here are some before and after pics:

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After! Pretty cool, huh?

Have an awesome weekend!


34 thoughts on “Doll Restoration

  1. Oh my gosh, Hope looks GORGEOUS!! πŸ˜€ That method sure did the trick!
    Do you think it would work on AG dolls? My Felicity’s hair isn’t in the best condition and I’m trying to figure out how I can fix it.
    As for the new doll (congrats on that BTW), I’m going to guess that it’s a “My Life As” doll. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks! She sure does! It probably would…. but because AG dolls are so much more expensive, I would be very careful and be sure to put my curling iron on the lowest possible setting. You’ll have to wait and see about the new doll… great guess! πŸ˜‰

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      1. You’re welcome!
        Okay, thanks for the tip. If I ever try to fix her up, I might try something a little less dangerous, just to be on the safe side. πŸ˜‰
        Thanks! πŸ™‚

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            1. Hi, Sunny! Jen @ DollsBetweenUs suggested that you could also get some spray wig conditioner from Sally beauty for Felicity. Bring the doll and have the clerk assist you. This is a possibility as a first step.
              Have a great weekend!

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