Dolly Re-Root: Ideal Giggles

At the last Chicago Doll and Toy Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds, I picked up an Ideal Giggles.  I had rerooted a Giggles in the past for my mom and decided it was time to purchase my own. This Giggles was a steal at $15.00. Giggles had very dry hair and was in desperate need of a reroot when I picked her up.



I knew that Giggles needed a fun and funky hair color, so after much debating on Dollyhair, I decided to order 5 hanks of nylon Dragonfly.  Dragonfly is a vibrant green that reflects a blue tint when in the sun. It’s a very cool color. There’s so much depth to it. I love it!

Re-root in progress

Re-root in progress

After a day and a half of rooting and 3 hanks of hair (long Barbie length), Giggles was complete. Her dull dirty blonde hair was gone, replaced with a wicked cool shade of green. Unlike other dolly reroots, I actually ordered more than enough hanks of hair this time around, which means I have two full hanks to play with on other dolls.

Re-Root: Giggles

Re-Root: Giggles

Re-Root: Giggles

Re-Root: Giggles

Re-Root: Giggles

I’m in love with how this Giggles turned out. (Now, all she needs is a new outfit!) Her green hair gives her tons of spunk!  Have you rerooted something recently? How’d it turn out? Have any thoughts on Giggles transformation? Leave a comment below.

July 31, 2015. Tags: . Uncategorized.


  1. discodiva replied:

    What a great transformation-I love the color, it goes Great with her eyes. you really inspire me to want to give it a try.

  2. Lisa replied:

    I love how you took a vintage doll and gave her new life, it is so sad to see these dolls thrown away, and worse. New or odd hair colors like this just makes them over in a funky new way! Going to watch your tutorial and see if I can manage it, my hands on re-rooting 1/6 dolls haven’t been all that swift. Maybe with bigger dolls and this method it might be easier.

  3. Cessi replied:

    Oh, what a sweet face ❤
    She's adorable. Lovely hair color 🙂

  4. Jess Powell replied:

    She looks so cheeky and mischievous with the new hair – I love it! 🙂

  5. Sharon replied:

    Love the new hair! It looks great with her beautiful eyes!

  6. Nancyduf replied:

    Reblogged this on Fickle50sFavs and commented:
    Lovely color!

  7. Nancyduf replied:

    Oh yes oh yes I just re-rooted Little Miss Mary (Little Miss No Name) after reviewing your re root tutorial! But too impatient to follow instructions 100%…..But will next try! For sure!!!
    See my newly created blog for pix… hee hee I haven’t figured out how to send pix otherwise!

  8. Laura replied:

    LOVE this doll, the description is nice and intricate as are all your reviews!! I wonder have you ever reviewed Maru and Friends? I have been checking them out on social media and have become really intrigued. Their faces are so beautiful and realistic, I would love to get your opinion on the dolls?!

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