ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Step by Step How to Re-Root Barbie or Kelly Doll Hair

Updated on June 20, 2013

Time For New Hair

Do you have a collection of dolls who are in good shape other than unsalvageable hair? Here is a step by step guide on how to remove the old hair and replace it with new.

Materials Needed

You will need:



-Hair Rooting Tool (these are not easy to find, I found mine on eBay)

-Doll Hair


Removing the Old Hair

Start by cutting the hair as short as you can.


Remove the dolls head.

Pinch the head a little to expose the inside of skull.

Use tweezers to pull hair out From inside.


Once the hair has been removed, replace the head.

Open the bag of new hair.

Cut a strand to desired length. I used to measure each strand so all were the same length. This is a ridiculous waste of time. Eyeball the length. You can cut strands that are a little long when you are done.

Take the strand of hair and place the middle of the strand of hair in the notch of the hair rooting tool.

Punch the hair in one of the holes at the base of the dolls head.

Continue filling in the holes around the outside of the head, then work your way up to the top of the head.


You may take the head off and glue the hair on inside of head, but I've never found this necessary.

Enjoy your dolls new look!

© 2013 HeatherH104


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Lol! I was a little freaked out at first too, but after you see the finished product you get over it quickly. :)

    • CarlySullens profile image

      Carly Sullens 

      7 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Wow, this is so interesting and kind of freaky at the same time, LOL. (I have always had a fear of decapitated doll heads.) But this is good to know, since my little girl likes to give her dolls 'hair cuts.' They do need a re-root sometimes.

      Love your visuals.

    • HeatherH104 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from USA

      Thanks! :)

      I wanted to replace the hair on some old dolls I had a few years ago and had a lot of trouble findin info on how to do it. It was even harder finding the rooting tool. I'm sure it's a small group of people that would even want to do this, but hopefully someone will find it helpful.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting! :)

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image

      Ceres Schwarz 

      7 years ago

      Great hub. This is very helpful and useful for those that need to replace a doll's old hair with a new one. Your many images really help to show the readers how to go about replacing their doll's hair.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)