Friday, May 14, 2010

Rubies, wine and an unforseen dilema...

A few little things have happened in the past few days. Besides being horribly busy with real life things, I've managed to steal a chunk of time between bouts of drudgery, boredom, stress and frustration to give Roxy's hair a treatment. It's come up quite nicely I think, considering the state that it was in (again, the hot water/fabric softener solution is a MIRACLE!). Maybe with one more treatment it might be even better as it's still a bit frizzy at the back. This leaves me with a bit of an unexpected dilema as to what I should do with the fibre for her reroot that arrived yesterday.

The fibre is not mohair, but wool from a rare breed of sheep. I bought it from the most lovely Etsy seller that I have dealt with so far and it is stunning. I absolutely love the colour, it is perfect - I asked for rubies and wine and that is exactly how the seller dyed it. It's so amazingly soft and silky that I confess to spending quite a bit of time gazing at it admiringly and fondling it!. It has a really pretty sheen to it too.

The problem is...I think it might be a little bit too short *sigh*. And therein lies the problem, because I am more than a little afraid of Roxy ending up with her nice blonde curls chopped off and a big red afro in it's place. The locks stretch out to be quite long - between 7 and 9 inches, but in their curly state are more like 4 or 5. I was planning on using a really interesting rerooting technique that involves tying a knot in the middle of the plug and threading it through two adjacent holes, but the shorter than anticipated length makes it so that only the traditional knot method is possible.

I don't know what to do - should I chop off her hair and go for it, or should I get a coolcat scalp for just in case I don't like the result? I have heard that the coolcats don't fit as well as they could...and it is an added expense. Any advice from any super duper re-rooters that secretly read my blog but never comment?


  1. I'm afraid I can offer no help, other than to say I would use the fibre to make some felt instead :D Have you asked on TIB/PP? There's heaps of customisers that I am sure someone would be able to help advise... Good luck. The colour's awesome!

    Ooh! One idea: what about making a wig from the fibre rather than a more permanent re-root?? I don't know, just a thought :)

  2. Think I'm going to get the coolcat scalp...just as insurance in case of disaster! After having a bit of a play with it, I think it just might be do-able!

  3. I like both the hairs you have there -- the blonde and the wool. Maybe you can snag an old scalp that would fit and have both if you don't like the Cool Cat, and then sell one if you get tired of it (probably easier to sell a stock scalp). Both are lovely, though. She will definitely need both! :) You don't have a follow my blog thing here -- how do I follow?