I'm sure you all remember my less than glowing review of my BFC Ink doll, Gianna. I ended up listing her on eBay, and she sold a couple of weeks ago. The funny thing is, Gianna had been in my room for a while, and she started growing on me. I actually felt sad when she got her first bid, and boxing her up to ship out was a lot harder than I'd imagined it would be.
When I was in my local TJ Maxx shortly after her auction began, there was a BFC Ink Noelle doll, still in her box, for $24.99. I bought her and kept her in my house for a few days, but I finally was a good girl and took her back to the store. My AG #55 is my first priority, and the money I spent on Noelle was almost 1/4 of what I need for #55.
So, you can imagine my excitement when I found a BFC Ink Kaitlin doll at Salvation Army today for $2.50! :) Her hair was pretty wild, and some of her joints (especially her chest plate/joint) were pretty loose, but at that price, I was willing to take a chance and see what I could do with her. :)
Here are some pics of what she looked like when I got her:
She has a lovely face. I especially love her pretty green eyes. :)
As you can see, her hair needed some definite work!! :}
She had a few thin spots as well. She doesn't seem to have any missing hair...I think it's just the way it's rooted. So even if I can get her hair back to its original condition, it may still have thin patches.
Since she'd been in the thrift store, I decided it would be a good idea to wash her hair, not just do a Downy dunk. I usually use baby shampoo, but the only kind I had was an icky strawberry scent. I decided that since BFC Ink hair isn't the greatest quality anyway, I would use Herbal Essences shampoo and conditioner. I wouldn't feel comfortable doing this on American Girl doll hair, since it's not as mild as baby shampoo. But since I'll most likely end up having to re-wig Kaitlin anyway, I figured it couldn't hurt to try it on her.
I continued brushing until I'd gotten as many of the tangles out as I could. This is what her hair looked like when I was done:
I rinsed the shampoo and conditioner out of her hair as completely as I could. Then I brushed it through again, and it looked like this (pardon the naked doll photo):