Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Saga of a Bad Hair Day Part 3

Here's Jenny after I rolled her hair on perm rods and straws. Then I waited 20 hours for drying.  Two curlers weren't completely dry but it didn't matter.
Next I unrolled the hair.  First, I thought I would try to leave the curls in but I knew a "do" like that would be hard for girls that like really active play so I opted to brush it into what I call a "bubble".  I had to cut off so much frizz because the frizz just doesn't do right.  Most of Jenny's hair is frizz so a lot is left.. Considering she already had somewhat of an uneven hair cut, I think she turned out pretty well.  She really needs a new wig but that would cost as much as a new Our Generation doll.

The frizz helps give a little body to the "bubble" which is good cause these doll's don't have very thick hair.  Some of the good hair is nice and shiny from the Downy Dunk which I left on for four hours! Some hair is red tinted from sun exposure. I put in some purple star barrettes. Also, I completed her clean-up using a Magic Eraser gently to remove those black/brown markes on her left arm and to remove a thin layer of dirt off her limbs and face. So that's Jenny C's make over! Got any comments?

9 comments:

Hannah said...

Wow, Jenny turned out great! And just an idea, but you should make a blog in your dolls perspective, where they tell the story. Just a suggestion. Hannah

beachbabydoll1 said...

Thanks for your suggestion. That would have made an interesting make over story. Poor thing, I'm sure she would have been very uncomfortable!

susan said...

Jenny looks pretty good. That is a nice service you do for girls. I've done a doll like that and it was very difficult. The hair is not as quality as an American Girl Doll, but some children cannot afford them. Nice job!
Susan

Hannah said...

Good job!

beachbabydoll1 said...

Thanks everyone, just a fun challenge. I'm so thankful God gives me fun! Sylvia

Hannah said...

I agree with everybody; you did a fantastic job! She probably was uncomfortable, but now she's probably glad that she's feeling so much better. :)

You did an awesome job with Jenny! She looks so pretty now!

~Hannah

beachbabydoll1 said...

Thank you, Hannah. I wish I could have tried a plastic steamer but I don't have one. Her hair is major frizz so not sure if even that would work!

beast'sbelle said...

Great job on Jenny. I'm sure the girls in your church were thrilled to have their dolly looking so much better. :) Battat hair can be a real pain to work with. My nieces have Battat dolls, and I did a downy dunk on them. Unfortunately, it didn't improve them much. :( But this Christmas I was able to find them dolls with better hair for a great price, so that was a blessing! :)

Hannah said...

Steamers usually work, but if the hair is mostly thick frizz, they sometimes just make it softer, but not 'de-frizzed.' Still, she looks very beautiful and clean, and I'm sure that she's very glad!