Guide to Dyeing a Blythe doll's hair 2024

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Dyeing a Blythe doll's hair can be a fun way to customize its appearance and create a unique look. Here's a general guide on how to dye Blythe doll hair:

Materials Needed:

  1. Blythe doll with removable scalp
  2. Synthetic hair dye (suitable for doll hair)
  3. Plastic gloves
  4. Mixing bowl and brush (optional)
  5. Towels or old cloth
  6. Hair conditioner
  7. Hair clips (optional)


  1. Prepare the Workspace: Lay down towels or old cloth to protect your work surface from any potential spills or stains. It's also a good idea to wear old clothes or an apron to avoid getting dye on yourself.

  2. Choose the Dye: Select a synthetic hair dye that is suitable for use on doll hair. You can find a variety of colors and brands available online or at craft stores. It's important to choose a dye that is safe for use on synthetic fibers to avoid damaging the doll's hair.

  3. Remove the Scalp: Carefully remove the doll's scalp by unfastening any clips or screws holding it in place. Be gentle to avoid damaging the doll's head or hair.

  4. Prepare the Dye: Follow the instructions on the dye packaging to prepare the dye mixture. Some dyes may require mixing with water or developer, while others may come ready to use. Wear plastic gloves to protect your hands from staining.

  5. Apply the Dye: With the doll's scalp removed, you can now apply the dye to the hair. Use a brush or your gloved hands to evenly distribute the dye throughout the hair, making sure to cover all strands from root to tip. You can section the hair with clips to make the dyeing process easier.

  6. Let the Dye Set: Once the hair is fully saturated with dye, allow it to set according to the instructions on the dye packaging. This typically involves leaving the dye on the hair for a specified amount of time to allow the color to develop.

  7. Rinse and Condition: After the dye has set, rinse the hair thoroughly with lukewarm water until the water runs clear. Be gentle to avoid tangling or damaging the hair. Once rinsed, apply a small amount of hair conditioner to the hair and let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing again.

  8. Dry and Style: Gently squeeze out any excess water from the hair and allow it to air dry completely. Once dry, you can style the doll's hair as desired using a comb or brush.

  9. Reattach the Scalp: Once the hair is dry and styled, reattach the doll's scalp securely, making sure it is properly aligned and fastened in place.

  10. Final Touches: Once the dyeing process is complete, inspect the doll's hair for any uneven color or areas that may need touch-ups. You can always repeat the dyeing process if you want to achieve a more intense or vibrant color.

By following these steps, you can successfully dye your Blythe doll's hair to create a custom look that reflects your personal style and creativity. Remember to take your time and be patient throughout the process to achieve the best results.

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