Some Rerooting Tips!
Using a RestoreDoll skein
Here's how I do it... I get very little waste. It looks like a lot of
steps, but once you do it a few times, it goes really fast. I do steps 6-10
in about 30 seconds, without a thought. The 1/4 of a skein length that you
end up with is MORE than enough for the longest of fantasy hair.
There is a link at the bottom to this tutorial, if you wish to bookmark it.
Hope it helps!
This might seem like a long
process... but when you understand how it works, it becomes quick and
efficient. Steps 6-10 are the repetitive steps and soon you will find it
only takes a few seconds to repeat them.
1. All of the supplies needed
to prepare the skein. The package, scissors and a comb.
2. I have removed the skein
from the package and have it laid out in a circle.
3. I pick up the skein, holding
it by one of the twisty ties. I remove the twisty tie on the other end.
4. I take the scissors and cut
the skein at the lowest hanging point. It does not have to be perfect -
just cut it in half.
5. Now I have a skein that is
cut cleanly in half. Because it is held at the top by the twisty tie, there
are no tangles or waste.
6. At this point I am ready to
remove a small bit of hair to work with. Make note of the two colors of
twisty tie - gold and silver. I am sticking the silver twisty through the
hair in the skein to cordon off a section.
I want to keep the skein in the
twisty tie as much as possible, because that way it doesn't get tangled up.
I only want to remove a small amount of hair at a time. I can repeat steps
6-11 as many times as I need to get more hair. The less hair I remove, the
cleaner my work space will be - less tangles and less waste.
7. Now you can see what I
accomplished in the previous step. I have separated my skein pieces into a
larger and a smaller. The silver twisty tie is holding the bulk of the
8. Now I remove the GOLD twisty
tie that is holding all of the hair together. I pull away the small
section. Now I have the majority of the skein, still held by the silver
twisty tie, in my right hand. A small section that is not tied in my left
9. I do not need the larger
piece with the silver twisty tie, and I set it aside. I fold the smaller
section in half over my finger and comb it straight.
10. Now I cut this section in
half, right above the fold at my finger.
11. I lay this on the table.
This is the hair I am working from at this time. When I run out, I repeat
steps 6-10 and take some more off the skein.
I usually take LESS than this...
I was doing the tutorial in a hurry. usually I have half this much hair in
a section that I remove.
I pull pieces from this section
by holding one end with my hand, and taking a plug's worth with my other
If the skein is getting tangled,
I hold the end with one hand, and comb the skein with the other.
12. Remember I had a twisty tie
left over? If I don't need to use everything that I pulled off, I put a tie
in the middle and save it for later!