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
What a successful transformation with her new hair style - well done. It looks very natural especially when the wind blows it about(!), much better than her original hair and wide spacing of fringe holes (a failing of that era of Gotz Sasha dolls).ReplyDelete
Thank you Anna, and you're right, it is a great wig for a windy day as it falls just right afterwards. Not like my own hair! LOLDelete
And yes, the original hair was quite brittle and instead of the blond it should have been it was almost a grey blond, but then again she is old so I suppose her hair hadn't done too badly!
She looks beautiful! You did a fantastic job, and she can always truthfully say that her hair is 100% Gotz.ReplyDelete
Thank you very much Gregor Daddies, I'm glad you like it. And yes, you're completely right, she really is still 100% Gotz!Delete
She looks wonderful, so much nicer than before, a great re root and a great style, really suits her. I love her outfit too, is it one of yours?ReplyDelete
Thanks very much Dee, I'm very pleased with it, her hair is now so soft and silky.Delete
No the outfit is one I bought on Etsy last year but no-one had worn it. I bought it for another doll and didn't realise until recently that it would fit the Sashas too!
Well Done S!! She looks like a female version of Ross (Kendal's surfer boy) who now lives with me....she looks fab!ReplyDelete
Thanks very much Ronny, and yes, she must be his long lost twin!!! I will have to make her a swimsuit and get her a surfboard because we've had really high tides recently, she would fit right in on the beach!Delete
So those of us who NEVER throw anything out, as it might come useful one day, are right in the end!ReplyDelete
You did an amazing job. Ronny is right, she reminds me a little of Ross. These dungarees suit her so well - but now she needs a surf board!
Are there any tutorials on re rooting? I'd like to give it a try some day, but I remember from re rooting Barbie dolls many years ago that it was fiddly and tedious, and Sasha's head is so much larger...
Yes, it really is proof that nothing should ever be thrown away! LOLDelete
Thanks very much Ursula, I'm glad you like it. I will have to look out for a surfboard or maybe make one.....if I can find something to make it with!
I don't know about tutorials on rerooting a Sasha but there certainly are some on rerooting Blythe, which I know is a bit different because you're working on a scalp rather than a head, but some of the principals are the same. If you have a look on You Tube I'm sure you'll come up with loads of videos. The good thing with Sasha is the holes are already there and you can always add more if you need them, whereas with Blythe you have to make your own and the pattern that you want to root the hair in.
Adorable Sharon, she looks a treat with her lovely bobbed hair style. Well done you. And love her trendy little outfit too xReplyDelete
Thanks very much Louise, I'm happy that you like her :) xxxDelete
She looks amazing, you've done a wonderful job in such a short time as well. Viv.ReplyDelete
Thank you Viv. I'm glad you think so :)Delete
What a clever little lady you are Sharon! I love how you have done the re-root and yes, coming from downunder she certainly looks like a surfer girl to me too, especially with those lips . . . she almost looks like she's wearing zinc cream on them. :) Her outfit is gorgeous, initially I thought it was another one of yours then I read the comments. At first glance it reminded me of the Cat in the Hat for some daft reason, probably the colours and stripes, then I saw the MOUSE! DUH!ReplyDelete
BTW I like your Emily much better as a brunette, so all is well that ends well I say, she probably was never meant to be a blonde. Fate always plays a hand. :)
Happy weekend to you!
Aww thanks Xanadu! I'm glad you like the reroot, I'm happy with how she came out. I think she needs a swimsuit and surfboard then! Yes, the outfit is the famous mouse!Delete
I agree Emily looks better in the brunette wig, but I did in fact end up getting another Emily so I have them both now!
The new hairstyle is fabulous on her. And I love those photos where she has one or two wisps of hair in front of her face. It's such a natural look! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks very much JS, I'm glad you think so :)Delete
Oh wow Sharon, she looks fantastic!!!! Congratulations on a great rerooting job. She does look like a surfer girl or an outdoor girl most definitely. I absolutely love her outfit, perfect for her. She is just wonderful now. 😊 XXXReplyDelete
Thanks so much Ginger, I'm very happy with her new look. I loved her when she arrived and was so disappointed when her hair broke off, but now she is back to being her old/new self again!Delete
Have always loved Lyric but just adore her here with that added extra hair and in that outfit! Well done!ReplyDelete
Didn't like the sound of those narrow, twisting, sheer drop roads but loved the resulting photos.
Thank you very much Kendal, I'm glad you like her new look.Delete
No, those roads were awful, I think my blood pressure shot up a whole lot that day!!
I have looked at so many photos of how ladies have re-rooted their dolls hair and I do love the short crops and bobs :)ReplyDelete
I am with you there Nanna, I do like shorter hair but probably because I tend to find longer hair gets messier quicker. I do like the versatility of the long straight hair though.Delete