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*I will update this first post as I gather answers, and as new questions are asked. Please post your questions and answers as comments on this thread!*

I am in search of answers to a few doll hair questions, so I've decided to start this thread. I hope I catch the eye of a few fellow customizers and get their input. ;) I also hope as information is gathered, this thread will be helpful to others!

**QUESTIONS seeking answers**

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**ADVICE/OPINIONS**

  • Kaplods recommends beginners buy hair from ebonyline meant for weaves. The packages are much cheaper and contain much more hair. It may be a little tougher to manage style-wise, and be sure to read the instructions on packages before heat-styling.
  • All opinions I am offering so far are based off of the rooting technique wherein you fold the length of hair in half and root it into the doll's head with a rooting tool.
  • Ordering nylon hair from dollyhair.comShort length hanks land at the shoulders. Medium lands at the rump. Long can trail all the way to or past the ankles. Barbie hanks are thick enough for the experienced rooter to fully root a MH doll with a thickness equivalent to a factory rooted doll (as long as the style is not too elaborate, i.e. lots of parts in the hair, rooting around ears) . You will not have much leftover for mistakes or optional parts in the hair. Gene hanks will allow for an overly thick reroot, which is ideal for an elaborate hair-do, or a head of hair that can be re-styled and parted in multiple areas. I recommend a gene hank for first-time rooters.
  • Ordering nylon hair from restoredoll.com - What quantity of hanks will generally cover an entire MH doll head? The length is close to a dollyhair.com long hank and will land at or below the ankles. 3 hanks are good for the experienced rooter who isn't looking to make anything too elaborate, otherwise I'd recommend 4 hanks.
  • There are some good tidbits in the comments below this post, I'll be moving them up here when I have time.

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Found a werewolf body and two heads...but she looks so bald and boring. 

Haha - well you know I can always help you with that. ;) How's the torso working out for you? One time my friend was trying to shove the arm pegs in farther than they were supposed to go and she had a little trouble. If you ever have any questions just contact me.

Torie said:

Found a werewolf body and two heads...but she looks so bald and boring. 

I have to think of something for her...she needs to be something

I have a question. HOW THE HECK DO YOU REROOT A DOLL!!! I am SO frustarated cuz I can't find a tutorial
ANYWHERE!!! Also how do you repaint a doll?? PLEASE HELP

:O Welllll I guess I can answer these lol... but I need to put together tutorials... cause text isn't going to cut it.

Guess Girl24123 said:

I have a question. HOW THE HECK DO YOU REROOT A DOLL!!! I am SO frustarated cuz I can't find a tutorial
ANYWHERE!!! Also how do you repaint a doll?? PLEASE HELP

There are a lot of tutorial videos on youtube.  Just look up "Rerooting a doll"

Guess Girl24123 said:

I have a question. HOW THE HECK DO YOU REROOT A DOLL!!! I am SO frustarated cuz I can't find a tutorial
ANYWHERE!!! Also how do you repaint a doll?? PLEASE HELP

Did a little rooting with nylon hair from restoredoll and added my opinion of how much to order

Which store wound up being a cheaper supplier of enough nylon hair to root a doll?

Looks like restoredoll after doing mock shopping with estimated shipping.

Zombiechick said:

Which store wound up being a cheaper supplier of enough nylon hair to root a doll?

Thank you!

When I first wa learning to reroot, I bought an assortment of hair and microbraids (designed for human hair weaves and other extention/braid work) from ebonyline.  I never had to use more than one package, and the most expensive I bought was $4 per package.  Some of the hair I bought wasn't fit for rerooting, but most of it worked very well.  I wish I had kept notes on which brands I liked best, because now that I'm starting to run out, I don't remember what I liked and what I didn't.

I would definitely recommend weave hair for beginners, because it's cheaper and usually comes in much larger packages than doll hair., It's a little harder to find the fantasy colors, but for learning, it can't be beat, and the results are often as good.  You do need to read the care instructions on the packages, because some can be dry heat styled, and others are more delicate (boil perms usually work fine, but curling irons not always).

That's a great tidbit of advice! I'll add that to the pool. :) Thank you!

Kaplods said:

When I first wa learning to reroot, I bought an assortment of hair and microbraids (designed for human hair weaves and other extention/braid work) from ebonyline.  I never had to use more than one package, and the most expensive I bought was $4 per package.  Some of the hair I bought wasn't fit for rerooting, but most of it worked very well.  I wish I had kept notes on which brands I liked best, because now that I'm starting to run out, I don't remember what I liked and what I didn't.

 

I would definitely recommend weave hair for beginners, because it's cheaper and usually comes in much larger packages than doll hair., It's a little harder to find the fantasy colors, but for learning, it can't be beat, and the results are often as good.  You do need to read the care instructions on the packages, because some can be dry heat styled, and others are more delicate (boil perms usually work fine, but curling irons not always).

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