This hairstyle is called the Triple Knot Hairstyle, and I learned how to do it here. All you will need to do it on your doll is a couple bobby pins. I use the Mini Goody pins. Larger bobby pins may work too, however they will be harder to cover up.
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I think it’s fun to find hairstyles for girls, and translate them to doll hair. This time I did a waterfall headband, which you can see the tutorial for from Cute Girl Hairstyles here. My Sophie doll is fun to do hairstyles on because she has long, thick, soft and shiny hair. To do this on your doll, she will probably need to have a parting wig, which means the wig does not have a sewn in part. For example, AG Mckenna and Kailey have parting wigs. This hairdo may also work on a low side part.
Today I will show you how I fix my Rebecca doll’s curls if they get messy. I first learned how to redo her curls from this post on AmericanGirlFan.
You will need a doll hairbrush and a spray bottle.
Gently brush through the curl, then twist it to the left like so:
Let the twist loosen up. If the curl doesn’t look right, you can redo it or arrange it.Do this all around your doll’s head. It will take time, but at the end it will look so cute!
I usually do curls like above, but you can also make larger curls by taking more hair in one curl and twisting it.
I sewed up a sundress for my Kidz and Cats doll out of a shirt. The original top already had the shirring, so all I had to do was cut a rectangle and sew a seam on one side to make a tube. The original top also had strings, which I cut and sewed to the sundress to make a halter top style. I made a similar dress for my American Girl Doll here. You can read about the matching flower headband in the pictures below there as well.
For this bun, I put the headband on first. Afterwards, I took a section on each side from near the ear and braided it. I then had two braids on each side, and a large lock of hair in the middle. middle section of hair I twisted up into bun, securing it as I went with bobby pins. Once I had the bun in place, I wrapped the braids around and pinned them.
Two low braids are so cute for a casual summer day! You will need a doll hairbrush, two hair ties, and a spray bottle. Let’s get started!
Begin with your doll’s hair down.Spray it with water so it is very slightly damp. Separate it into two equal sections. I didn’t need to brush out all my doll’s curls.Braid the two sections, positioning the braid so it begins just behind the ear.Finish with a small hair tie on each side.
Quick and adorable!
To do this bun, you will need a doll hairbrush, a spray bottle, two hair ties, mini bobby pins and a hair net (optional).
Start by making a ponytail. See here for my previous post on a ponytail.
Move the hair, so the curls go outward and it looks something like this:
Gently bring the hair around the base of the pony, making this shape. I then slipped a hair tie over for extra security.
Arrange the hair if you need to.
Now you will need to use bobby pins to pin the bun in place. I used Mini Goody pins.
They are the perfect size for dolls!Take a pin, and stick it into the edge of the bun, straight towards your doll’s head. While pushing it down and in, make sure to get it into the hair that is on the head. Don’t push the pin into the wig, just the hair.
One you’ve attached the pin to the bun and the hair on the head, push it in.Put bobby pins in all the way around to keep the bun in place.
You are done with the bun!
If your doll will be doing ballet, she may need a hairnet over the bun to make sure no hair starts to fly away. I used the hair net that my Rebecca arrived in.
Put the hairnet over the bun. If there is excess, twist and put the net over again. I didn’t have enough excess net to do this, so I just tucked the extra in underneath the hair of the bun.Secure the net with bobby pins.
Front view:Now your doll won’t need to worry about her hair while she’s dancing!
Once a week for the next couple weeks, I will be posting a hairstyle that will hopefully give you ideas of different things you can do with your doll’s hair. Let’s get started!
I used my curly haired Rebecca doll for this cute and curly ponytail. I used a doll hairbrush, a small spray bottle with water in it, and a hair tie. The American Girl website says:
“For best styling results, lightly mist your doll’s hair with water as needed before you brush or pick it. Use just enough water to make the hair easier to work with. Be sure not to get water in her eyes—they may rust!”
Spray the hair with the water to get it slightly damp. Pull up the curls to where you want the pony to be on your dolls head. You will probably need to smooth things out as you go. I didn’t brush through the curls, because I wanted lots of curls in the ponytail instead of one big curl.
Find each little curl, spray it with water, and finger curl it by twisting it to the left. After curling each little curl, move them around until you think it looks cute. Now you have a sweet curly pony tail!
Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I looked around on doll blogs and Pinterest to get inspiration for festive hairdos. I tried out a few heart braids. In this post I did this kind of hairdo on a smaller scale and a slightly customized way.
Rebecca was my first try. Her hair is especially cute with different styles (like a ponytail, pigtails, and braids) because of the curls.
Next I tried a different version on my Kidz n Cats Doll. She has much thicker and longer hair, which allows different styling options. I was able to braid the hair, and her hair is long enough that the braids are actually a perfect length. You don’t finish as soon as you start with this girl’s hair!
I’m hopefully going to be trying out more heart hairstyles, there’s so many!
There is snow on the ground and the air is cold, but I just had to make a summery hair clip for my dolls. I made a simple pink flower one, and then made this one:
The green and blue flowers are actually soft paper embellishments, from Prima. Therefore, this sort of clip wouldn’t work for small children but for photos and such it’s sweet 🙂 I simply hot glued the two flowers together, then glued a small rhinestone to cover the hole the flowers have in the center. These holes are for scrap booking brads to go through. I could have used a brad to cover the hole, but the rhinestone adds a bit more to the look than a brad would. After the flowers were all put together, I glued them to a one inch alligator clip. Voila! Great accessory for summer dresses!
I’ve looked at a lot of different ways folks have tamed their doll’s crazy hair. Whether it’s mats, dryness, or whatever. A few examples: a downy dunk, mildly straightening, braid spray, and dipping in hot water.
I boiled some water in a pot. Before putting my dolls hair in it, I let it cool for about 10 minutes. I separated the hair into two sections, and dipped it about 2 inches in. I held it in there for about 2 minutes. After removing it from the water, I combed it out and let it dry.
At first, I thought it didn’t work. Immediately upon touch it (after dried), I could feel a difference.
It is much more soft to the touch, as well as to the eye, now! Although it did kind of cause a flippy-do in the back (hot water can lessen the effect of curls or waves). You may notice in the before pictures, the hair kind of curves inwards. This is somewhat removed now. I don’t mind. Her hair is straight, after all. I am glad I did it!