I have posted several times before about giving a doll Locs or Dreadlocks – or whatever your preferred term might be.
Corset Kitten’s Loc’ing technique has a great organic look and feel but but might be too intensive for some, and may not hold up in the hands of a five-year-old.
Ms. Loanne Hizo Ostlie’s work is beautiful but might be out the price range for most people.
I kept pondering though- hoping to devise a way of creating the locs without re-rooting, that would be cheap, easy and durable.
I had been thinking about Locs for months when the idea hit me to try using a common household iron.
I played around with different settings on my iron. The Silk setting worked but the hair didn’t melt quite enough to lock in the Loc and I had to stay on a single loc a long time.
The Wool setting did the trick but if you linger too long, you can melt right through and the hair comes off the head. The hair doesn’t stick to my iron or board, only melts to itself it seems.
If you try this method, please share your sucesses as well as your frustrations, lessons and tips.