Esmerelda’s hair

I couldn’t help myself. I went back and fixed Esmerelda’s hair.

First I washed out some of the hairspray by soaking her hair in a little water:

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Then I twisted sections of it up into little bundles that held themselves in place:

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When I’d done her whole head, I covered her with a handkerchief and blasted her head with my hairdryer. (These dolls are teaching me so much about styling hair!)

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I dampened her fringe with drops of water and used pins to hold it in place while it dried.

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The whole thing actually looked quite sweet, if you can get past the needles in her head! It’s definitely a style I’d play around with if I was attempting a Roman or Greek goddess.

I left it for the afternoon to let the whole head dry properly, and when I came back to take the curls out…

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…so much better. Her hair is big and textured and I’m so, so pleased with it! Now she just needs her purple scarf at her waist, and she’s finished!

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Until next time, C.

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