Monday, November 24, 2014

Straightening Paige's Hair

There are some of you who also have Marie Grace as a modern doll in your collection. Some have inquired on "how" to straighten the waves from the braids and the CURLS from the tendrils. Here is how I straightened my doll's hair.


First I took her hair down and wet the sides completely. Hair must be soaking wet, towel dried and brushed into sections.


I used a hair straightening iron on the lowest setting. 


You can see here that the hair in front is still wavy.


After it dried, I repeated the process making sure the small front sections were very wet. You may see steam as you do this, don't worry it's just the water evaporating not the hair burning.


This is her hair after the second treatment. I made sure to use braid spray this time then allowed it to air dry.


It is straight enough for me at this point and over time it will continue to relax with each brushing using braid spray in front.

Those of you afraid to use a hair straightening iron can try the hot water treatment. Be sure to section off the wavy hair and tie the back of the hair out of the way. You can dip her hair in one side at a time. Good luck!

8 comments:

  1. Wow, such long beautiful hair. Makes me wish I would have bought her before retirement.

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    1. MG just sold out yesterday online :-(

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  2. I really need to do something with the nest Marie Grace's hair has become. She is one of my favorite girls, and I don't think she cares for the messy state of it!

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  3. Thank you so much for posting this and the instructions for the hot water treatment. It was the push I needed to finally do this, and I am thrilled with how her hair looks straight. I sure hope AG makes another doll with this face mold, I think she is so pretty. Seems like a waste if they don't!

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  4. Is this safe to do on a MG with pin curls still in?

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    1. Yes, I straightened her pin curls too.

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    2. Ok! Because I do not want to take her curls our, but her hair is terrible.

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