Some Frequently Asked Questions...
Q. What is Micro Rooting?
A. Micro Rooting is the implantation of hairs into the dolls scalp.
Q. How is it done?
A. By inserting the hair using a fine needle.
Q. What type of needles do you use?
A. I personally use 38 gauge star shaped needles, they are the ones I feel
most comfortable with.
Q. How long does this take?
A. I can spend anything from 10-40 hours micro rooting one head, it
depends on the density of the hair really.
Q. How many hairs in each hole?
A. I like to root just 1 -3 strands of hair in each hole, A long process,
but worth the time, the end results are brilliant.
Q. What is the difference between Micro rooting and hand rooting?
A. Now this is a difficult one, because TRUE micro rooting is just 1 or 2
hairs in each hole, and I really DO MEAN 1 or 2, 3 at the absolute top!
any more than that and you are looking at *hand rooted* hair.
Q. What do you use?
A. I either use Angora Mohair, Tibetan Lams wool or Pure silk.
Q. Should you be able to see any plugs of hair?
A. NO definitely not, with micro rooted hair, you shouldn't see any plugs
at all, you should not be able to see where the hair enters the head.
rooting is an art form in itself, implanting each individual hair forming
the most realistic head of baby hair possible, this may be either very
sparse or a full head of hair, which ever style is chosen each follicle
(hole) should only contain between 1 and 3 hairs, any more than this and
you are looking at a head of 'hand rooted' hair not micro rooted.
I used to be known as a 'root~a~holic' and for many of the heads I have
have invested between 10 and 40 hours work.
I also love to paint the hair on my babies, I sold my first reborn with
painted hair in January 2007 at the IDEX Doll show in
Orlando, although I have always painted the
hair on my Preemie sculpts.