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Friday, February 16, 2018

Rooting Ken


I’ve always said I’ve never met a doll I didn’t like, but honestly, I have yet to find one that is perfect. There’s always something that peeves me off. Take Ken’s hair for instance. Besides having too much of it, the back of his head is unappealing.

“How hard would it be, Mattel, to cover up the manufacturer’s mark by giving his hair a more natural looking length?”


Tools to the rescue.


About twenty plugs were added to the length of Harrison’s hair (former Hunger Games Gale).



I am much happier with his hair now.



Cheers!…`*.¸.*´
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16 comments:

  1. Amazing how much better it looks! Did you glue it in or root it in the lowest holes on his hairline...???
    I agree, Mattel has so fallen down on the job. Their website I can't even sign into or upgrade my membership, so I gave up. It doesn't benefit me anyway to 'upgrade' my membership there since I haven't purchased anything.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa. I rooted it just below the lowest holes on his hairline and used the knot method. No glue. I am so glad you mentioned the Mattel website because I have been baffled and frustrated with it. I thought it was just me! Now that I know, I will stop the struggle and give up on it, too.

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  2. That looks so much better!! I never unstop why Mattel does that. Dont they realize we play with our dolls?! Lol!

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    1. LOL I know, right? We don't all keep them on a shelf in their box where no one will see their horrid little necks.

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  3. Hi Ro!
    Great job on re-rooting Ken's hair! I wish I knew how to do that. Some of my characters could use a new "hair" makeover. :-)

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    1. Super easy, Cindi. I use the lovely people at RESTOREDOLL to get saran hair and needles. Thread the needle with the hair, push it through the head, tie a knot and voilà, your doll is on to a new them. RESTOREDOLL has rerooting instructions on their site www.restoredoll.com I wonder if Casey would enjoy a makeover 😊

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  4. Oh, he does look so much better! I may have to try this on some of my Ken dolls!

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    1. Your guys will thank you. And, understandably, so will your girls. ;-)

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  5. This looks so much better! Great job! It's important that a doll looks good in the front as well as in the back :-)!

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    1. It certainly is. :D Thanks so much!

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  6. He does look better! Rooting is on my list of things to try and learn this year!

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    1. I've only tried the knot method which is slow, but I am nervous about glue so it's the method I prefer. Let me know what method you decide to go with, I am interested in the experience of new re-rooters.

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  7. I don't know why Mattel leaves the hair short like that. Cheapness? Laziness?

    Looks like Gale's head is sitting higher in the After photos. Always good to see a happier doll ;-)

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    1. He finally could lift his head with some pride. ha-ha!

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  8. The back of Gale's head does look better and more natural with the added hair.

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