My First Yarn Reroot

Yes, you read right! This is my first attempt at rerooting, using yarn. This may come as a surprise as yarn is used by everyone in the doll community; it is the go-to for rerooting as well as making wigs for dolls. Always looking to learn and try something new, I felt it was about time I took myself out of my synthetic hair comfort zone. Watch me save a yarn reroot fail (yes, it initially flopped) and create a Rihanna inspired faux locs bun updo hairstyle. Well, I say it is Rihanna inspired as that is what I set out to create but the final result is more Erykah Badu. Regardless, I like it!

EQUIPMENT USED:

  • Patience.
  • A doll in need of a new hairstyle. I used Bratz Play Sportz Rockin’ Cheerleadin’ Sasha.
  • Hairbands.
  • Scissors.
  • A flat-head screwdriver.
  • Tweezers.
  • 100% Acetone.
  • Yarn.
  • A rerooting needle.
  • Fabric glue.
  • Scrap fabric.

Everything you will need should be available via Amazon.