From Barber Shop to Beauty Salon
Today, Wyatt was ready for Baby's First Shampoo. Since he had all night for the hair sealant to dry, it was time to wash the dust, paint and other residues out of his locks.
Before the shampoo, I did a Keratin treatment on his hair to add shine and softness. Then I used Baby Shampoo (any gentle shampoo would work) to clean his hair and scalp. Finally, to lock in moisture, I de-tangled his wet hair with diluted mohair conditioner. After all that TLC, his hair was glowing, especially once it air dried.
Don't worry, his hair rarely needs to be washed in the future. Usually a little mohair conditioner will keep it shiny and wispy. But in the event that he does get dirty, I'll be sure to send him home with instructions and supplies.
Glue, Goo and Bubbles Too
The rest of the day was glues, glazes and varnishes. So the eyebrows would not be bushy, I set them with a matte varnish. I also used this to lay down the fine hairs on the temple.
Water-proof glue was used to set his wispy, blonde lashes in place. (Don't worry, it dries clear). Paper glaze around the inside of the eyelid prevents water and debris from getting into the eyes and creates the nice moist look of tears.
A gloss varnish gave his lips and nostrils the wetness they needed. Finally, with a micro-pipette and a lot of patience, I even put some frothy little spit bubbles in his mouth.
All that goop needs at least 24 hours to dry. That's okay, I think Wyatt could use to take a little break.
Once everything is sealed and dry, we start the process of stuffing and weighting - or as I call it - Cuddle Optimization!
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Hi! My name is Kim. I am a reborn artist based in NC. I have been creating dolls since I was a child. I discovered the art of life-like baby dolls in 2011 and have been reborning ever since.