I would like to show you the results of some 'dolly recycling'! In August 2013 I adopted my first Gotz Slate Eyes Sasha, a sweet little blond who came with a 'come over' because the seller said her hair had been cut at the front by a budding young hairdresser! Unfortunately though, her hair was worse than that, it was actually all snapping off at the roots so in the end, when her hair was completely gone on top, I decided she should lose the rest of her thin, dry, brittle hair, and be wigged. However I could never quite find a wig that suited her. Here is how she looked when she came here, before her hair came off.
Time moved on and another Gotz girl came to live here, this time it was a more modern Gotz Happy Kidz Emily from 2015. In contrast with the girl above, she had beautiful blond locks and plenty of them. But for some strange reason I decided I'd like Emily to have a fringe so I cut her hair into one......but it was an awful cut and I was disappointed in my hairdressing skills,
so much so that in the end I cut off all her hair and wigged her.
I decided to keep her hair though, I thought it might come in handy, I'm sure you crafters out there will know what I mean by that!!! And lo and behold at the weekend I got the idea that this hair might well come in handy to reroot Lyric!!!!
The hair, having been cut from the head of another doll, was a lot shorter than I'd usually use for a reroot but I was determined to make it work. I started working on her on Easter Sunday and finished her reroot last night. I worked with the existing holes and then added extra ones around the crown and the hairline at the front.
I'm really happy with her, she looks just how I'd hoped! I love how the hair, being shorter, hangs in great layers, like as if it's been professionally cut that way!
I haven't used any hot water on it, I actually like the way it's lying now, all I've done is just trim a few stray hairs at the back. My friend said she looks like a little 'surfer girl' and I know just what she means!
I love how the sides 'flick' back.....
And how the back hangs down in nice layers.....
And how, when the wind blows it about, like it has done today.....
......it falls nicely back into shape again without the use of a comb.....
Well I hope you've enjoyed seeing my doll hair recycling job!
Thank you for visiting, I hope you all have a great weekend ahead and that the weather is good for you :)
Big hugs, Sharon x