Gwen – hair!

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I love giving my dolls hair. It’s probably my favorite part of the process.

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Gwen’s hair is mostly dark brown, with a few slightly lighter shades mixed in for highlights. I started by giving her a full head of hair with a centre part and a nice soft hairline around her face. Then I began to style it, using the same method as for Esmerelda: twisting wet sections of hair into little coiled knots and leaving them to dry. (Of course, I don’t like waiting during this stage so I’ve discovered that if I wrap a handkerchief over the doll’s head I can blast it with my hairdryer which is what I did here. )

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The curls were really springy this time – Esmerelda’s hair had hairspray in it, but Gwen’s didn’t, and the difference was amazing. It was all little bouncy ringlets when I was taking it out!

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I pulled the front sections of Gwen’s hair back and tied it up, then gave it a trim and a little hairspray.

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It’s lost some of its curl as I’ve fiddled with it, but that’s okay. I can re-curl the end sections when I’ve finished with her cloak and her dress.

Until next time, C.

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