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Creativity => Customs => Topic started by: QuirkyCat on October 06, 2018, 03:15:48 PM

Title: Hard Head Dolls
Post by: QuirkyCat on October 06, 2018, 03:15:48 PM
I'm currently in the process of rerooting a Bratz head and the head is very hard. I have gotten out most of the hair out her head.  Should I heat up her head in a bag in hot water and then re-root her hair? Has anyone else re-rooted a Bratz/ doll with a hard head? Any tips would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Hard Head Dolls
Post by: respositob on October 06, 2018, 03:18:54 PM
I tried rerooting a Bratz doll once and I broke three rooting needles in the process! :annoyed: I think that putting the head in a bowl with almost-boiling water would be your best bet. I've personally boil-washed Bratz dolls before, and after about 15-25 seconds their head is nice and soft. Best of luck!
Title: Re: Hard Head Dolls
Post by: SaelaVe on October 06, 2018, 05:30:05 PM
Yep, I agree with respositob.  I'd heat and reheat the head throughout the re-rooting process to make things easier and prevent broken needles (I've broken one or two myself on particularly stubborn dolls).
Title: Re: Hard Head Dolls
Post by: HollowedBone on October 07, 2018, 05:34:22 AM
I'd recommend either a hot water bottle or electric blanket, so that way you wouldn't have to keep dunking the head in water and then drying the doll off while re-rooting
Title: Re: Hard Head Dolls
Post by: SaelaVe on October 07, 2018, 10:39:18 AM
I'd recommend either a hot water bottle or electric blanket, so that way you wouldn't have to keep dunking the head in water and then drying the doll off while re-rooting

One would need to use a plastic bag with the hot water technique. 
If you're using the tool method for re-rooting then you really can't get the doll's head wet during the process.  You run a serious risk of the hair pulling right back out of the doll's head as you try to dry it off.
Title: Re: Hard Head Dolls
Post by: QuirkyCat on October 10, 2018, 01:23:48 PM
I'd recommend either a hot water bottle or electric blanket, so that way you wouldn't have to keep dunking the head in water and then drying the doll off while re-rooting

One would need to use a plastic bag with the hot water technique. 
If you're using the tool method for re-rooting then you really can't get the doll's head wet during the process.  You run a serious risk of the hair pulling right back out of the doll's head as you try to dry it off.
I think that is what I'm going to do. Thank you all for responding