Thursday, February 2, 2012

Doll Makeover. Because even a doll sometimes needs a makeover.


I myself could use a hair "makeover." I last had my hair cut and colored in JULY. Yes, July, roughly 2 seasons ago. Thankfully I will be getting my hair makeover this Saturday. Don't sit on the edge of your seats, but maybe I'll take a picture...

On to more  or less important matters, like doll makeovers. Now I found this hot mess via pinterest Here:

The claim was that Rapunzel, who looks like she enjoyed getting out of that tower a little too much, 
could go from this to this with some fabric softener and water:

I was slightly intrigued as a mother of 3 girls and LOTS of dolls. I don't particularly like children alive or fake to have hair that is NOT completely out of control. I thought that we should give this "pin" a whirl.

Here is our test subject. We'll call her "Emma." Clearly she is a hot mess. She claims she got this wild hair at "ballet practice." Yeah...I don't buy that, but we'll see if we can help her with some fabric softener & water. 

I mixed a few TBSP of fabric softener with about 2 cups of water in a spray bottle. You are supposed to acquire a wire bristle brush, I had a plastic one that didn't have little balls on the end-the next best thing. I wasn't looking to invest to heavily in this project. Then I started spraying and brushing. 
Quite the arm workout. We started to make progress...

We made it through all the hair, but Emma had a bit of a "fro" situation at the bottom of her hair, so I gave her a slight hair cut. Be careful NOT to do this in front of your children 
unless you want them to start cutting all the hair they can find!

Then some slight styling in the front with some braids to hopefully avoid further CRAZY hair. 

And here she is. A new girl: Emma. 

Hopefully the next few "ballet practices" will be a bit tamer. 


Dana said...

I'd seen a video on YouTube about doing this, but was skeptical. I'll have to give it a whirl!

AudraBark1 said...

I have an Our Generation girl with ratty hair like that. I'm going to try your cure. Did you start brushing from the top or the bottom?

Unknown said...

I have several dolls that are in need of help with their hair. I was so happy to come across this cure. I am definitely going to try it. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

Always start from the bottom and work your way to the top. If you think about it if you had a tangled necklace would you work the tangle out from the ends or would you try to start in the middle? I had curly long hair most of my life and I can tell you I know from experience.

Ava said...

I can't wait to try this out My OG Doll Ava has hair like that and I hope it will work!!

Ava said...

I can't wait to try this out My OG Doll Ava has hair like that and I hope it will work!!

Meme said...

My experience....did not work at all with Our Generation dolls from Target.

LINDA said...

You have to start bit by bit from the bottom.