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Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby Lori_Ivanovic » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:55 am

I have a head that i would like the mohair to look more straight and baby like. The mohair looked really nice but seemed to change as i rooted it. I had a wave to it and now i think it just looks kind of frizzy. I looks wonderful if i wet it but i want her to go to her new mom with the baby look. Does any one have a good product that make the hair lie flat? I have tried some shine sprays but that isn't right either. ANyone use gel or mousse?
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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby NancyWdollielover » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:47 am

I bought this one on ebay and really liked it :D
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280654276390?ss ... 1439.l2649
I wouldn't use gels/mousse as it would attract dirt/dust and wouldn't stay nice, IMO
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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby Lori_Ivanovic » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:03 am

Oh thanks Nancy. I almost sent you a message but you got here first. I have to ship her today so i won't be able to order it. Seren said that she uses the conditioner you get in the hair color box so i will try that.

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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby lovenshire » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:13 am

Get some Silken Child at a cosmotology store and spray her head, comb straight and put a small hairnet on for shipping so it won't get mussed.
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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby Debbie@TNGUN » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:06 am

Lori, are you sure to have rooted the hair from the cut end of the lock? (Meaning that the end that is cut from the goat is the end that needs to be rooted into the head). There is some weird phenomenon that happens when rooting nice hair backwards. The hair will just be frizzy if the tips of the ends are rooted leaving the cut ends exposed.

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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby nanaslilblossoms » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:19 am

Deb is correct. I am always checking my hair and making sure I have the cut end being rooted.
If one puts the hair in backwards it acts and looks like teezed or backcombed hair.

Just sent me the head, I will fix it Lori!

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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby Lori_Ivanovic » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:24 am

I did root form the ends. THis doll has to go out today. It's not that bad but i just wanted it to look perfect and shiny.
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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby Lori_Ivanovic » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:41 am

Ohhh i just tried the leaving the conditioner in the hair (the kind from hair coloring) and it really worked and looks nice. I suppose the new mommy will have to do the same.
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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby skhogan » Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:30 pm

Just for the future I have a small spray bottle that holds only about 3 ounces of fluid. I fill it about 2/3 of water (not tap unless you have a softner as hard water will leave mineral deposits in the mohair) I then put a few drops of hair conditioner in it and shake followed with afew drops of a high quality hair gel product and shake it to mix it all in. I spritz this on the mohair and it takes the frizz and it's great for holding in curls. The hair doesn't get as messy when handling the doll either!
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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby TiondraWhiteRapids » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:39 pm

[quote="Debbie@TNGUN"]Lori, are you sure to have rooted the hair from the cut end of the lock? (Meaning that the end that is cut from the goat is the end that needs to be rooted into the head). There is some weird phenomenon that happens when rooting nice hair backwards. The hair will just be frizzy if the tips of the ends are rooted leaving the cut ends exposed.




This is so true, I do the same. When I've sealed the hair and it is dry and cured I wash the hair with baby shampoo. I gently dry it and put in leave-in conditioner. It works beautifully and holds the hair style. Not like gel but it keeps it laying down and soft.
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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby Brooke » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:50 pm

I make my own concoction which I use while rooting and to finish up with.
I mix about half a small spray bottle with water, then add 1/4 of Silken Child conditioner, and 1/4 conditioner from the tube that comes with hair color. The hair color conditioner is the only one that really seems to work. I never rinse this out, and I put it on over and over. I gently brush it while wet with a soft toothbrush. I makes it nice and silky -- and I'm a center rooter so far. I just can't root from the cut end.
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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby Andreas_Dream_Babies » Thu May 03, 2012 9:09 am

I've used some Children's Leave-In hair detangler, and it works well. You can also mix up some water and conditioner (whatever you use for your own hair), and spray it on. After I'm done rooting, I spray it all down really well, brush it and style it into what I want, and then leave it to dry completely like that. Then, it holds the style really well, and has no problems with frizz.

Now, some mohair is quite a bit frizzier than others. I mainly use Slumberland kid, and I'm not sure how well my method would work with other suppliers. I've used it with Delta Dawn and Slumberland yearling, but that's it.

And as the other ladies said, rooting from the end helps a lot. If you root from the center, it's just going to make it that much harder for the hair to lie nicely; not impossible, but harder.
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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby Millena » Sat May 05, 2012 6:04 pm

Hi, I use mix water and any hair conditioner as spray, I rainse rooted hair and leave to dry:
Before spray:
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After spray:
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As finish I use special gel:
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Re: Help! How to make mohair look nice and not frizzy?

Postby IansMommie » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:35 am

Two words. Olive Oil. Straight from the kitchen, Olive Oil. Pour some on your hands, rub together to warm up. Just rub it on the hair, let it set, then rinse it out.
Next time you're in your grocery store look in the "Ethnic" hair care section. I use an olive oil based hair conditioner from a brand called "African Pride" "Olive Miracle". I just dilute it with water and it works wonders.
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A cheap "Special Reborn" leave-in conditioner receipt:
1 Bottle of any regular baby detangler
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1 Squirt of baby lotion
Shake well before each use
Disclaimer: Try a small test piece. Keep oil away from clothing. I'm not responsible for any damages. :dunno:
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