|A January thrift store find, Cali Girl Teresa|
The following are before and after photos of Cali Girl Teresa.
When found, Teresa's hair was so dry it looked like straw!
It was so dull and lifeless, I was not sure the boil perm I had in mind would give it the restoration it desperately needed, but I went in for the challenge.
After shampooing and conditioning her hair (can't remember the conditioner used, possibly some Shea Moisture Leave-In, I really don't recall), I used paper-wrapped rod rollers to create a looser-than-Afro curl, dipped her head in a cup of boiled water for a few minutes, and allowed it to air dry with the rollers in for about 24 hours. The above photo on the right was taken after the 24 hours' drying time had lapsed.
With the rollers removed, I finger combed the hair to achieve the above super curly hairdo. Prior to dressing Teresa in Barbie Basics Denim Collection Model No. 5's fashion, I gave her a new body (an older Fashionistas Barbie body). It is not articulated but it is much better than the original animal-bitten, missing-thumb body she arrived with.
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