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« on: March 29, 2013 02:40:44 PM »

I had a couple people ask how I root doll hair.
This is the first doll I've rooted and she doesn't have holes (or it would be re-rooting). Also, her head pops off rather easily because she is a Monster High Create-A-Monster custom so I can't tell you how to get off a doll's head.
On to the tutorial!
You need:
A doll's head
Doll needles (use the smallest one; mine are from Hobby Lobby)
Hair (synthetic is what I'm using)


First draw an outline of the hairline on your doll, if it has no holes. My doll has some hair already because she's the one I started with.

Cut the hair twice as long as you want the hair to be then tie a knot in the middle and trim the ends to make it even and thread the needle with one end of the hair. If you don't know what length you want the hair, make it longer so you can cut and style it later.
Put the needle through the neck hole and line it up with the hairline. To line it up, GENTLY push the needle and feel for it with your other hand, careful not to puncture it, in case it's not lined up properly. Carefully push the needle through once you've lined it up. Gently pull the hair through until the knot meets. Do the same with the other end, which should be hanging out the neck opening. Be careful not too get too close or you'll split it and that's not good. If you split it, you have to repair it.





For the hole spacing on a MH CAM doll, use a doll with holes for reference.

I hope someone finds this useful!
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2013 04:25:48 PM »

Great explanations.

I am wondering about feeling where to make the hole.
Would it be possible to make the hole(s) first from the outside, and then push the needle from the inside and pull the hair through or would it possibly damage the doll's head?
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2013 06:29:24 PM »

Thanks. I tried doing it that way but I couldn't make it work. Maybe making holes with a bigger needle from the opposite way then root it? I'll have to try that when I get home.
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2013 06:30:45 PM »

Cool. I wondered how you do that. Great tutorial.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013 06:32:38 PM »

I am thinking that if you punched the holes from the outside it might be hard to find it from the inside of the head--I know I have that problem even when sewing on buttons!

My question is: how do you thread the other half of fhe strand?   Does it stick out of the neck?

Also, where do find the hair?  I really want to try this.

Thanks for easy instructions!
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013 06:36:05 PM »

Thanks meleriffic Cheesy

Alwaysinmyroom, the other end is left hanging out. I went back and clarified that. The hair I used here was from the "ethnic care" section of Walmart. I also have some bright colors from dress-up wigs.
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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013 10:19:59 PM »

Cool! I was just looking up how to do this last night, but the tutorial I looked at didn't have the second strand, I like your tutorial much better. I was thinking of trying these dress up hair extensions from the dollar tree, is that kind of what you're using for the colors?
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013 11:50:02 PM »

Glad to help Grin
Yep, that's it. I said wig but I meant those. Don't know why I said wig. I have bright red, bright blue, light blonde, and a reddish brown.
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2013 04:56:44 AM »

You gals are so full of information and new ways to use everyday items! I  had no idea that hair was easily available!  Thanks!
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2013 12:45:15 PM »

You gals are so full of information and new ways to use everyday items! I  had no idea that hair was easily available!  Thanks!
When you live sixty miles from the nearest craft store, you learn to improvise.
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