Does the doll doctor you are considering have these credentials? I don't consider myself an expert, so I must make the disclaimer that if you try my methods, it must be at your own risk. Gently pat it into place, adjusting as needed. Please do not mail items to the shops I work out of. The corporation provides a number you can call to ask for advice in the event your doll's hair is damaged. I am feeling much better compared to before the surgery. I also have a business license. Remove the doll's garments when attaching a new head, hands or feet.
However, if you have manufacturer's instructions, read these before washing doll hair to make sure it's okay to wash and comb the hair yourself. In this case the repairs may be visible. If the water still becomes soapy on the third rinse, run the doll's hair under tap water until all the shampoo is removed. Then, submerge the doll hair in the fabric softener, working it into the hair with your fingers. Together, they cited information from. I love each and every one of you! Comb out the hair with the fabric softener still in the hair.
This article has over 447,435 views, and 82% of readers who voted found it helpful. Rinse the doll's hair in the bowl until the water becomes soapy from the shampoo. With this information we can quickly give you an indication if a repair is practical and a rough estimate of the cost of the repair Dropping off repairs We do doll repairs out of the shops where we sell Vintage and Antique dolls. For these dolls I will need to evaluate the doll on a case by case basis to see what is possible. Note that the patches will be visible on the bodies.
Pictures and detailed explanations from you are helpful in providing ballpark estimates, but in person evaluations are necessary for detailed and firm quotes. Leaving shampoo in the doll's hair longterm could cause damage. Article Summary To untangle and soften doll hair, start by pouring some fabric softener in a bowl. In this case I can provide replacement wigs. Rinse the hair three times. A quality doll repair will preserve the doll and prevent further deterioration.
For a smaller doll, use a fine-toothed comb. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. Below are the details of the doll repair work we can do. Be careful when washing dolls with mechanical parts. The resulting file the photo is stored in will be larger than is needed to easily email.
Lane Cummings is originally from New York City. You can also let the hair air dry in the sun. Thread your needle with strong thread and pull it through one of the attachment holes on the new head, hands or feet. This eBook was written by Cynthia Stevens. I am able to repaint molded hair and features to a close approximation of what the doll looked like from the factory.
Dee's Place of Dolls and the Hess family prides itself on quality service and individual attention to make every customer completely satisfied. For most dolls, fabric softener or baby shampoo are safe to clean your doll's hair. No, I choose not to say my real name on YouTube. I can patch the bodies and re-stuff them as needed to return them to their original condition. It does not make sense to mail simple repairs like restringing dolls.
I always recommend retaining the original body assuming it is clean and sound. I also offer training classes for basic and advanced doll repair, for those who want to try their hand at fixing their own dolls. No one is making replacement parts for them. To thoroughly evaluate your doll, I have to be able to see it and hold it. Your browser does not support in-line frames or is currently configured not to display in-line frames. In extreme cases an arm or leg is fully detached.
When I eventually got tired of my hair getting pulled, I bought her a Disney doll Boo. She lovers it, causing the hair to get ratty quickly. We do our very best not to change a doll but to keep it as close to original as possible. Cloth Bodies For cloth bodied dolls I can repair or replace the body. Once your bowl or cup is full of water, stir in a quarter teaspoon of baby shampoo.
Luckily, I didn't damage the dolls' hair before I found this, I attempted method 2, it worked flawlessly. Special note on rubber doll bodies In the late 40's and early 50's there were many dolls like Tiny Tears made with rubber bodies. If you do not have baby shampoo, try to buy some. I can work with them to have the invisible repairs done. Brush the glue onto the edges of the pieces that need to be bonded. My philosophy on doll repair and restoration is to do only what is necessary. Brush your doll's hair regularly.