This is something I always struggle with…changing a doll’s hairstyle from it’s original, out of the box style. And I’m curious to hear what my readers think about this! If your doll comes with any sort of braids, do you ever take them out? Or do they stay that way for all eternity?
I currently own two dolls that had a braided hair style. I say “had” because it didn’t take me long to take Marie Grace’s hair out of it’s braids and do a hot water dunk to straighten it. I’ve never regretted it either because she has gorgeous hair.
Marie Grace before: (she and Kit had such a great time at this party!)
Marie Grace after:
Other than Marie Grace, I have one other doll (Grace Thomas who I renamed Christine) with a braid, but it’s only a small braid. But I still haven’t taken it out. I’m sure if I did, it would straighten out on it’s own over time, but then there is the whole issue of what if I decided I wanted to put it back the way it was???
Two of my dolls had portions of their hair pulled back, not in braids–Isabelle (Zara) and Joss (Wendy). I wasted no time at all taking Zara’s hairstyle down but so far Wendy still has hers the same. I think pulling them back to where they were before though would be way easier than a doll with a braid.
Would love to hear everyone’s thoughts about this! The biggest issue I’ve found is that with changing clothes and moving them around, inevitably some hair comes out and then what do you do if you are wanting to leave it in the original style?? I’m not a “leave the doll in the box” kind of person, my dolls are “played” with, go places with me, etc.
Please leave a comment–and add your vote to the poll!