QOTW: Preferences on hair

Written on October 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
Filed under: Question of the Week

Alpaca, human,  mohair, plastic (saran, nylon, etc.) or wool. There are so many different types of material that people use to reroot dolls. Like with hair on a real person, I think everyone has their own preferences. Except when it comes to our own hair, we have the choice between: straight, curly or wavy; short, medium or long; natural coloured or dyed. With Blythe hair (Neo, Middie or Petite), we have so many more choices. And variety is the spice of life!

I’ve seen some beautiful reroots in my time in the Blythe hobby. I’ve seen (and felt!) some lovely stock hair as well. For instance, I never knew that Simply Guava’s hair was so soft until I touched it in person. I got to pop an alpaca reroot onto one of my Kenners briefly once and I have a mohair rerooted doll.  In Portland, I got to see so many customized Blythe. Some had a lot of hair, some had very little hair, some had added facial hair (but that’s not what this post is about). Some people have even used yarn to give their dolls ready-made dreads or a rag-doll look. I think there’s just so many options to what kind of hair our dolls can have, and that’s really awesome.

What’s your preference for your dolls’ hair?

One Response to “QOTW: Preferences on hair”

  1. Jane AKA @maidensuit

    I’m always delighted when people do scalp-switching, because the hair can really make the girl and change her whole look and feel!

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