Found this girl at a thrift store and thought maybe I could give her a makeover.
Her hair is pretty matted ick!
Another view of bad hair
She is dirty and has a couple marks on her face.
And this mark on her arm.
I decided to wash her hair before trying to unknot it.
I used wig shampoo and conditioner.
Then she got a baking soda bath and all the marks and dirt came off.
Then I detangled....
And detangled some more!
Then, small sections at a time, I used a ceramic
straightener on the lowest setting.
Here she is after her hair treatment
Honestly, I have never been fond of the OG dolls,
but I wanted to see if I could improve this doll.
This particular doll has these mauve colored lips.
I felt they were a strange unnatural color, SO,..
I repainted her lips and added some eyelashes using the
lash style from a Madame Alexander doll.
I also gave her a little more blush for her cheeks.
And, here she is.
And, with a little shine on her lips.
Before, After and Finished
I think the painted lashes soften her expression.
I had fun and now I will find a little girl to give this doll to!