|HOW TO REMOVE AND REPLACE A WIG
1.) If the doll has rooted hair carefully cut away the old wig.
2.) If the wig is glued onto the head carefully pull it off.
You may then find an item called a pate. Pates are used to close the top of an opened crowned doll (opening on top of head). Pates have been made from many materials including cork, plastic, and Styrofoam. If the pate appears to be in good condition do not remove it. If the pate needs to be replaced remember the shape of the pate will directly affect the way the wig fits. The pate which is glued on should always complete the shape of the head.
To size of the pate is determined by measuring the opening of the crown (hole) on top of the dolls head. The size can vary anywhere from 2-5" and pates are relatively inexpensive. We suggest that you order a couple of pates in different sizes to insure the proper fit. You will find these in the accessories category.
Next, carefully measure the dolls head to select the proper size of the wig. See Below.
Most wigs have a stretch type cap which provides flexibility in sizing. This stretch cap makes it easier to place the wig on the dolls head. EXAMPLE: If your measurement of the dolls head is 14 5/8" a wig size of 14-15 is correct.
With wig in hand place your hands on each side of the wig cap and stretch it over the dome of the head. Position wig so that the crown (top) of the wig is where it would appear on a human head. If the wig is to be permanent glue it in place by lifting the edges and placing a small amount of household glue just under the edge of the cap.
Disclaimer: All instructions written or verbal are general in nature and are meant as a guide only. All About Dolls can not assume any liability or responsibility should any damage or loss occur to dolls or accessories.