Applying Hair to OOAK Mini Clay Babies

Posted by Jessica Schenk on 3/4/2014
By Jessica Schenk

In this demonstration, I will show you the easiest and quickest way to apply hair to your OOAK sculpts.  There are many other techniques but this one is an easy one to start with

Step 1:  Choose your mohair.  You will want to use fairly fine textured hair for this project, especially if you are working with a very small sculpt.  Thick or course textured hair will not bend nicely around a tiny head.  For this baby, I will use a fine mohair in dark blonde

Step 2:  Tie the root end of your mohair with some thread

Step 3:  Choose your glue.  My favorite by far is Gem-Tac glue.  It is waterproof when dry so you can style your baby's hair repeatedly 

Step 4:  Fan the mohair as shown below

Step 5:  Apply a small amount of glue to the baby's head and spread in a thin layer.  You will want the glue to be in a very thin layer or it will soak the hair too much and create hard spots on the hair

Step 6:  Apply the fanned out hair to the baby's head and gently press into the glue.  Allow to dry for 24 hours.  Don't worry, he's not done ;)

Step 7:  Clip the thread.  With a toothbrush and some spray conditioner, brush and cut the hair to your desired length.

Step 8:  Style as desired :)



linda Shumate
Date: 4/16/2014
Thank you for showing me this!you are the best.
Date: 6/13/2014
WOW! What a fantastic idea! Thanks :)
Lisa Ann Mangum
Date: 7/9/2014
This technique is really cool. I think I am going to try it on a small Reborn. I hate micro-rooting. I don't have the patience for it and I always poke my fingers.
Maggie Kretzler
Date: 8/7/2014
Wow Great sculpt!!!!!
Joan Risley
Date: 8/26/2014
Thanks for the tutorial on this. I need to try this method.. Looks so sweet on finished baby...
Date: 12/22/2014
Date: 4/29/2015
Magnifique et tellement réel!! Je vais appliquer cette technique pour mes babies miniatures au 1/12ème... Minicath
Anne Parker
Date: 6/21/2015
OMG. I love it!! Thank you for this instruction. I buy mohair raw from a local farmer, clean it and comb it but have never been able to add hair. lol Now I am looking forward to trying this. Anne
Pame Rose
Date: 6/22/2015
I do not create this type of doll, the tutorial is informative and very well done. Thank you for sharing this technique.
Date: 4/15/2021
finally a tutorial well explained ! Tons of thanks to you.

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