How to open blythe doll head?

Opening a Blythe doll head is necessary when you want to customize or modify the doll's face, change the eye chips, or reroot the hair. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to open a Blythe doll head:

Note: Be gentle and careful when handling the doll to avoid damaging the head or any parts.

Supplies Needed:

  1. Small Phillips-head screwdriver.
  2. Soft cloth or towel.
  3. Tweezers (optional).


  1. Prepare the Doll: Lay a soft cloth or towel on a flat surface to protect the doll's face and body. This will prevent any scratches or damage while you work.

  2. Locate the Screw: Turn the doll around and look for a small screw at the back of the head. The screw is usually located at the base of the neck or near the edge of the head cap.

  3. Loosen the Screw: Insert the Phillips-head screwdriver into the screw and carefully turn it counterclockwise to loosen it. Be gentle to avoid stripping the screw head. Loosen the screw until it feels loose but don't remove it completely just yet.

  4. Warm the Head (Optional): If the head feels tight or difficult to open, you can warm it slightly to soften the vinyl. Fill a basin or sink with warm (not hot) water and submerge the doll's head, making sure not to get the body wet. Let it sit for a minute or two to allow the vinyl to become more pliable. This step is optional but can help if the head feels stuck.

  5. Remove the Screw: Once the screw is sufficiently loosened, carefully remove it completely with the screwdriver. Place the screw in a safe spot where it won't get lost.

  6. Gently Open the Head: Hold the doll's head with one hand and place the other hand on the front of the face. Slowly and gently, press the front of the face downward while lifting the back of the head cap. This should separate the head cap from the faceplate.

  7. Be Cautious: As you lift the head cap, be cautious not to pull too hard or bend the eyelashes, as they are delicate. If you encounter any resistance, don't force it. Try warming the head again or use tweezers to gently lift any areas that are stuck.

  8. Inspect the Inside: Once the head cap is removed, you can access the eye mechanism, eye chips, and other inner parts of the head for customization or repairs.

  9. Reassembling: To reassemble the doll's head, place the head cap back on the faceplate, aligning it properly. Press down gently to secure it in place. Then, insert the screw back into the hole and use the Phillips-head screwdriver to tighten it by turning it clockwise.

Congratulations! You have successfully opened your Blythe doll's head. Whether you're customizing, changing eye chips, or rerooting the hair, this process allows you to unleash your creativity and make your Blythe doll truly unique. Enjoy your doll customization journey!

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