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April 4, 2008

Little Saran Hair Rerooting Tips from the beginner who survived it.

Filed under: My Little Customization Tips — theblythemummy @ 2:34 am

I have been lusting after Peach. But she seemed more and more unattainable as time passes. When the Prima Dolly Encore came out, I made a snap decision to make my own.

Nothing…. simply nothing would have prepared me for the long tedious work ahead. Rerooting is not a difficult to skill to pick up just from reading tutorials from Ggroovydoll and likes. It’s just really time consuming, back breaking and tedious. Paying USD150 to have someeone do the reroot for you almost works out to be economical when I counted the hours and nights I spent in front of the TV working on the reroot.

But here’s a few more tips to add on for the beginners like myself.
1. Wear a thimble and save your fingers. It really really hurts after a while.

2. Buy a small plier. It comes in very helpful when the holes are too small and the needles get stuck. You use the plier to push in or pull out the needle.

3. I didn’t know how to work with the saran hair and wasted a lot of it in the initial stage as they all get too tangled up for me to work on. I cut the large skein as instructed and started working from there. What I did not realise is that as you pull them out, the rest starts to tangle.I wasted about 25% of that skein by not separating them out.

I minimized wastage with the second skein by dividing the large skein into smaller chunks. I used hair from each individual small chunk instead and that really helped to prevent the hair from getting all tangled up and messy.

This is the end result of my Fake Peach. Next step… I have to work on figuring out how to stuff her scalp back in.

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Any suggestions for her make up is welcome as that will be my weekend project this week. Have a good weekend everyone!

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9 Comments »

  1. I’m starting a saran re root soon :S

    I’m worried! LOL!

    Thanks for the tips, I’ll be sure to remember them when it comes to my hours of back breaking labour as I change MBF’s hair from brown to purple.

    Comment by Sam — April 4, 2008 @ 12:56 pm

  2. I think taking the hard cap out and trying to stuff it back into there (with a bit of glue) will be good… then when you attach the hard cap + soft cap, you put more glue on the rim of her head… I’d probably use white glue so that it’s not permanently stuck or something…

    Yeah, I’ve got to work out a way to seal the scalp back on without gaps on my Saffy once I’m done with her XD

    Comment by Myra — April 4, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

  3. Ohhh… now I am a little confused. I can take the hard cap out as well? I am a little exasperated at the moment because there it keeps opening up at the back of her head even though I have tied it down really securely with bands and string.

    Comment by theblythemummy — April 5, 2008 @ 3:50 am

  4. She is originally an Aubrey no?

    You should be able to take out the hard cap underneath her soft scalp according to this tutorial:

    http://www.puchicollective.com/tutorials/blythetutorials/scalping-radiant-blythes/

    Try pushing the scalp back into the hard cap before you attach the hard cap to the doll itself… you can remove the hard cap with a screwdriver and put it back in the same way =D

    Comment by Myra — April 5, 2008 @ 8:36 pm

  5. Oh btw… I actually sanded my hard cap slightly around the inside edges to make the gap to insert the soft scalp easier… it’s impossible to push in otherwise =/

    Comment by Myra — April 5, 2008 @ 8:39 pm

  6. Congratulations! Your faux Peach looks stunning! You did a fabulous job!

    Comment by willynillywaterlily — April 6, 2008 @ 3:47 am

  7. She looks great! Where did you get the hair? I was gifted a Blythe during my last trip to Japan and I think I might re-do her hair. She came in a French Trench box but I don’t think she is a French Trench. Mine has long blonde hair.

    Comment by Lisa — June 8, 2008 @ 2:10 am

  8. Hi Lisa! I got them from Restoredoll.com. Good luck with your reroot!

    Comment by theblythemummy — July 23, 2008 @ 5:23 am

  9. Hi.. I love what you’ve done to your doll.. her air colour is gorgeous.

    I am trying to find the same colour at restoredoll.com. Do you remember what it was called?

    Comment by Hsin — February 23, 2009 @ 11:52 am


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