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How I attach wigs on a doll

How to get rid of old hair.

How to remove an old wig.

How to Attach Clear Cap Wigs

Gluing is the most common way of attaching wigs, but for fabric dolls, sewing is an easier option.

Attaching to vinyl, plastic etc using glue

glue for doll wigs

The glue I use for attaching wigs, is Selleys’ "All Fix" – "Sticks just about anything to anything" – dries white and can be cleaned up with water before it sets.

I have used the Selleys’ All Fix glue many times and for many years. It has worked well and is easier to manage than solvent based glues. If Selleys’ All Fix gets on something, it’s easier to remove – it’s water wash–off while wet. All Fix has provided the best bond to vinyl, of the glues I have tried so far.

Selleys' All Fix is available from Coles, Woolies, Bunnings etc.

Please note I make no claim to be an expert at applying wigs. The below technique works for me, but I make no claims that this is the best technique.

How to Attach Clear Cap Wigs

Thank you to Shirley from Just Mom and Me Dolls, for permission to use her photos and tips on attaching clear cap wigs.

Because of the Clear Cap you can not put glue all over the head. It will bleed through the cap and destroy the hair. You should use a quick drying glue … such as Krazy Glue. Only glue the outer edges.

Note from Sheryl - Not sure we can get Krazy Glue in Australia. Gem–Tac or Helmar Gemstone Glue might be good alternatives.

attaching a clear cap wig

1. Place the wig on the dolls head as you would like it … secure it in place with a couple of straight pins.

attaching a clear cap wig

2. Making sure the wig is exactly were you want it … carefully put a small bead of quick drying glue along the edge of the wig all the way around the outer edge … removing the pins as you go.

Caution … Krazy Glue is a permanent glue. Once you put it on it can not be removed without destroying the wig. Also the wig is not real hair. It can not stand heat from curling irons or hair dryers.

Before and After

See the difference a new doll wig can make.

Before:

doll in old wig

After:

doll in new wig

Thank you to Lauri, for permission to use the pics of her beautiful Pedigree doll.


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