|I created a stocking cap for Cal soon after his arrival a year ago to conceal his unsightly hair loss.|
Because his original human hair wig has several missing hair plugs, making a wig for Cal has been on my to-do list since his arrival with his sister, Tuesday, almost a year ago to this date.
|Profile photos illustrate Cal's multiple missing hair plugs.|
Instead, I used strands from the Lock Twist braiding hair leftover from the locs fashioned for Tonner's Jon. What was done to create the wig is outlined below in the following photos and captions.
|Cal's head is covered with two plastic twist tie bags that are secured with a rubber band around his neck.|
|A piece of brown cloth is placed over the plastic bags and secured in place with another rubber band.|
|A white ink pen marks what will become Cal's hairline in front.|
|The above photo and the next two illustrate an application of Aleene's Tacky Glue that covers the surface of the cloth that will become the wig cap where the hair will be applied.|
|Overnight, the glue dries and stiffens that area of the cloth.|
|The extra fabric is trimmed away from the glued area to create the wig cap. Cal tries it on for size.|
|The wig cap is trimmed a bit more. The braiding hair used, prior to clipping tiny portions of it, is shown above.|
|The strands of hair are clipped into small pieces. (Not shown, another layer of Aleene's Tacky Glue is smeared over the wig cap before the cut pieces of hair are immediately applied to cover the surface.)|
|Small pieces of hair are applied over glue onto to the wig cap and allowed to dry overnight.|
|Cal wears his new wig, the color of which closely matches his original hair color. Since it is a wig, it is removable, although chances of Cal wanting me to remove it are slim to none.|
|Close-up of Cal with his healthy head of auburn hair.|
|Tuesday joins her brother and is amazed by the amount of hair growth he has experienced in less than 48 hours. Just like a typical teasing brother, Cal plans to keep his alopecia recovery treatment a secret from Tuesday, at least for a while.|
~~~~~~~~~~*By the time I completed the draft of this post, I remembered using Grandson's first haircut clippings on two small Berenguer baby dolls in approximately 2008 (next photo). It pleases me to have remembered what happened to the hair saved from his very first haircut.
|LaNewborn Berenguer dolls have rooted hair courtesy of me and hair saved from my first Grandson's first haircut. The girl has a ponytail with bangs and spiral curls on the sides. The boy has a short Afro.|