HOW TO: Make Your Child’s Dolls Have “Natural” Hair

BY: - 15 Aug '11 | On the Web

Share this article!

naturaldoll

 

A parent can search high and low for dolls that have curly hair resembling their daughters’ and still come up short. Now you can use this technique from our friends at Beads Braids and Beyond to achieve the look yourself. Kristl from How To Play With Barbies wrote a detailed tutorial on how to take little brown dolls hair from from bone straight (left) to tightly curled (right). All you need are pipe cleaners, a pair of scissors and 20 minutes or so.

Would you consider doing this to your daughter’s dolls?

About the author

BMWK Staff wrote 1231 articles on this blog.

Content and articles from the staff and guest contributors of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com

Store

like what you're reading?

Start Shopping!

Discussion

Facebook Wordpress

7 WordPress comments on “HOW TO: Make Your Child’s Dolls Have “Natural” Hair

  1. Cheryl

    I wouldn’t do this to my girls’ dolls at this age (they are 5 and 3) – at this point I am happy if their dolls remain clothed and are not decapitated. I would try this when they are older and more interested in clothing and hairstyles though.

  2. Nursemommy4

    So much time is spent on grooming myself and my  two daughters that it would be silly for me to consider it. Although I understand it is more important that knowing who they are supercedes what a doll looks like. When they know who they are, nothing else really maters.

  3. mama T

    I think it is worth it to try.   When my daughter goes to sleep I will give it a whirl.   Every little bit counts in a world where they are bombarded with images that don’t resemble them!

  4. H2h2

    now its going to take just as long to do her hair as it does to do yours and god forbiddens when it starts matting.. i mean the doll’s hair, not yours..not worth it

  5. kristl

    Well the great thing is that you only have to do it once per doll. I find that kids enjoy the process and the act of wrapping the hair -its just one of thousands of craft actitivies you might carry out during the raising of a child.

    The perming process allows ample time to discuss that some people are lucky enough to be born with this hair texture, while others (like these poor dolls)  have to be given it by someone willing to take the time and make the effort.

    I like to talk about this hair as the “only perfect circle in nature” and remind my daughter of my thoughts about a hair texture that some call “unruly” and “difficult” but that I consider awe-inspiring and like to refer to as “strong-willed” and “independent.”

    The act of creating this hair can be such an amazing experience we haven’t had problems with matting – after all – they are dolls they don’t get out   THAT much!    

  6. anonymous

    I would absolutely do this. I can’t imagine how much joy a little girl would feel if they first time they received a doll, it really did look like them. What validation! Especially their first doll.

Leave a Reply

Get
All Articles Delivered To Your Inbox Daily! Sign up below!

Willow and Jaden Smith Hold Their Own In The Smith Household

BY: - 16 Aug '11 | On the Web

Share this article!

jaden-smith-willow-smith


The youngest kiddos in the Smith clan have been making their own mark in Hollywood and their paychecks prove it. Both kids landed on People magazine’s Richest Teens List, with both in the multimillion dollar range. Jaden made $5 million in 2010, with the majority coming from his starring turn in “The Karate Kid.”

His sister Willow made $4 million off the strength of her blockbuster single, “Whip My Hair,” and record deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation. Congrats to some of the hardest working kids in show business!

About the author

BMWK Staff wrote 1231 articles on this blog.

Content and articles from the staff and guest contributors of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com

Store

like what you're reading?

Start Shopping!

Discussion

Facebook Wordpress