Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Essentially Wild to Tamely Twisted

I was going to give Lizette's unruly crimped wig a twist-out similar to the technique shown here.    However, once I began twisting the layered segments of the wig's tracks, I discovered the twists were looking pretty good.  I also tested one twist by undoing it to see how it would look.  I did not like the still crimped appearance.  So twists it is!

I used BB Foam Moisturizing Wrapping Lotion by Bronner Brothers to smooth out tiny sections of the crimped wig before twisting each.  I applied black beeswax to the twisted ends (this step could have been skipped) and tied black thread to each end to secure the twists (a tedious, long process).  Initially I used black vinyl bands to secure the ends, but several of these broke.  I avoid using rubber bands of any color because eventually with time, rubber hardens, breaks, and crumbles.  The black thread will be a more permanent method to hold the twists. 

Lizette modeled for a series of photos wearing her restyled tamely twisted, formerly wild crimped wig.

In this final image, three twists from each side are pulled back and held with a light blue hair clip.
Lizette asks, "How do I look?"

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10 comments:

  1. Look at you, I just knew you would work it out! I love the twisted look and it should help keep the shedding to a minimum. As we can see, she can rock any look! She is such a pretty doll.

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  2. Thanks, Brini! It took hours to do it, but I had to do something to salvage this wig.

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  3. Wow look at the difference! She looks beautiful! Great job Debbie!

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  4. Love the twists! She looks so pretty! Great job Debbie:)

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  5. Lizette looks awesome. :D You did a great on on that wig.

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  6. Great job! I love what you did to her hair.

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  7. You have created a very pretty hairstyle for Lisette. Looks like you are developing some patience after all. :-)

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  8. Love it! Sooo much better. She is such a beautiful doll and I am not ashamed to say it.

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