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Lilith got a Makeover!!!

March 16, 2011

Last Sunday i got tired of looking at Lilith ‘s  two tone ( black and red) ponytail . It was very limiting  and i couldn’t for the life of me be inspired to find a style to redress her!  It just didn’t work anymore! I had to free her  from those punky red streaks and transform her into a very versatile mini supermodel that I know she is. (I was also inspired by VJhon’ s photos of his rerooted Lilith)

To remove the Red Extensions from Lilith hair, I Followed  Shuga’s Tutorial . It was very easy! link here

But he real shock came when i cut the last elastic band that was keeping the whole thing together!

1- Under the ponytail (Shock and horror) She Is BALD  !!!! Horribly bald!!!! i had no idea it would be that bad!!!

2- Decision Decisions

At that point i really only had 2 options: one was to find an elastic band, put everything back in a ponytail and try to forget what i saw or  get her rerooted !

so Mission number one was to find a reroot artist In Europe;  not an easy task .After trying to locate one for a couple of hours I gave up and decided to do it myself.

Yeah exactly ! do It myself with no tools!, no experience of rerooting  and no extra hair! Crazy much???

First  I went on you tube,watched some tutorials  on how to reroot . There are so many techniques but i thought that the “tool” technique  from my little custom suited me best.

Now that I had The technique chosen , I needed a tool, well i decide to create my own !  I had tapestry needles at home so  It was easy!

I took the needle , Stuck half the needle ( the sharp part) in a hot melt glue stick , Cut the eye of the needle at a 45 degree angle   to create the prongs I used some wire cutters and then filed  them down  a bit and voila i had my tool!

Well I needed hair, luckyly  I had leftover hair from the hair extensions I had last fall  and a couple of hair wefts that were at the bottom of a drawer  the latter  were very close match! yay!

3- Drilling

Ok now that i had the hair, the tool and the technique  it was time to practice! (Remember i never rerooted a doll before) well as the perfect Kamikaze that I am i decide to skip the practice part and go straight to action on my Lilith head.

The bald parts of her head  were totally devoid of  rooting holes l  could have warmed the head and poke some with a needle but noooo i decided to create  some with my Dremel!  It was a complicated  part but I think I did ok!

4-Rerooting

Rerooting was pretty easy;  I was so into it i forgot to take so pictures sorry, So basically  Using the pronged tool i created, I pushed hair strands in  each holes I created and when it was all done , I poured some fabric glue inside the head of doll to make sure they stay put  and let it dry overnight .

5-Thatching

To me that was the hardest part because I wanted it to be perfect, i wanted a beautiful side part very professional looking so I had to try over and over to achieve the desired effect .

Sorry for the blurry photo! At the angle the photo is taken the back part of the hair seems darker but it is actually the same color as the rest of the hair.

Once i was happy with the results I poured some boiling water on  the part and then used a fine toothed comb to smooth the hair.

6-Final results!

Here Is my Lilith with her new hair ! So pretty and yes much more versatile! i love her a million times more now!

Ch-ch-check her out

7-  Mea Culpa

I would be lying it I said it was all peachy! look how i literally destroyed her eyelashes(they are now fixed)! and also the Dremel got tangled in her hair a couple of times so If you want to give rerooting a try be careful, don’t hurt yourself with the needle and take your time ! I am planning on rerooting My urban Antoinette Adele and maybe one of my mini clones I will probably make a video! so stay tuned!

xoxo K.

 

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. Des permalink
    March 16, 2011 9:45 pm

    Ohhhh hun, when I saw the first pictures I was scared, very horrible, how can they just root half of her head??? it’s awfull… But finally you did a great job, ♥ her !!!!!! Hugs…

    • March 16, 2011 9:57 pm

      Oh Thank you Des. When I saw the bald patches i panicked too, Let’s hope it isn’t going to do something like that to the FR2 Dolls, I would be pretty p*ssed to have a $175 dolls whose head is not fully roted

  2. March 16, 2011 10:56 pm

    I am totally impressed! What courage to move forward without prior experience. You are my hero.

    • March 17, 2011 11:38 am

      Thank you Vanessa! I really enjoyed the experience, the most nerve racking thing was to drill the holes !

  3. March 16, 2011 11:41 pm

    wowowowow … ur lillith is much balder than mine .. mine has the avrange circle line on head .. but ure talented tho lol … i wacthed tutorial alot when i was a beginer ..but i ve praticed on a barbie head haha but u are just cool go straight to the hard head FR dolls … 😛
    but u gone a great job 🙂 .. will u trim her hair or make it curl or wavy?

    and as ur concern of the not full rooted head on FR2 .. i think it would happen for sure for the dolls they have pony tail or up do hair … i think its for propotion so they cant have the big volume hair but i think the problem is the root hair line .. they seem always have bad hair line like my first dasha .. her has a bald covered by her orginal side bang too .. i was so disappointed tho ..and like discreet or flawless elise .. i belive they have little hair too for the better realstic propotio .. i like that but the hair rooted line should be even and avrange ..:)

    enjoy ur new lilitth now she can go any style 🙂

    • March 17, 2011 11:53 am

      I have to blame you for giving me the Idea LOL your rerooted Lilith and Eden are so gorgeous!
      Well I love dolls with glamourous hair but FR2’s seem to be on the thin side and the bad hairline IS a problem we should open a thread about that on the wclub forum I will do it!
      I would like to give her wavy hair like Private goddess Natalia dont know yet how to do that! I might have to go and look up some tutorials!

  4. Cici permalink
    March 17, 2011 2:58 am

    Nice job. I would never have your courage but she’s very pretty. 🙂

    • March 17, 2011 11:40 am

      Aww Thank you Cici ! I didn’t really think before I acted, honestly It could have gone horribly wrong The drill got tangled in the hair a couple of time and melted some strands that i had to cut pretty close to the scalp ! scary moments

  5. Paris W permalink
    March 17, 2011 4:24 am

    Wow, truely impressive! And you did such marvelous job with the courage of a lion! I wish I could do the same (but no, I’m not ready to start yet) 😀

    • March 17, 2011 11:44 am

      thank you Paris I think what drove me was seeing those bald patches I could have put everything back in a ponytail but the fact of knowing they were there hiding would have drove me Mad
      I hate hidden chaos!

  6. March 17, 2011 2:04 pm

    I love it! I’ve been fearfully avoiding my first reroot, but if this is your first time and it looks this good, maybe I’ll give it a shot! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • March 17, 2011 4:31 pm

      Well know that if you need anything you can contact me on Facebook i will be happy to be of assistance or moral support LOL!

  7. Navy permalink
    April 9, 2011 5:54 pm

    I think u did a fantastic job!! I’m sooo disappointed that many of the IT pony tail dolls are bald-for the $ they cost they should have a full head of hair! Seriously the hair style wouldn’t suffer that much!lol

    Ur Lilith is so gorgeous! I wish I had the conjones to do it to my Lilith! Maybe I’ll just send her your way 😛

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