Market Rescue Dolls Makeover: Part One


After spending some time cleaning the vintage dolls, I bought I moved on to the Barbies from the market lot. This girl did not need a lot of work, she was fairly clean but I gave her a wash just to be safe. I washed and conditioned her hair and she was good to go.

This was the one that I hadn’t had time to ID but she turned out to be pretty easy because she had the Tall Fashionista body and still had the factory plait of hair. She is Fashionista #28 from 2016 and goes by the title Floral Flair. I quite like her; she has a more grown-up look than the more recent Fashionistas so I may keep her.

DMF30Barbie® Fashionistas™ Doll 28 Floral FlairTall body, light skin, blonde hair, black dress with pink and purple floral print and color-blocking detail, and blue heels.
Fashionista Wiki

Here are her “Before and After” shots. I dressed her in a Fashionista dress that suited her height.

The belly button Barbie presented more of a problem. It is really hard to identify blonde Barbie’s once they are without any of their original clothes, especially if they have this face sculpt.

I spent ages combing the tangles out of her hair before I washed it. It seemed like she had something greasy in it at some time. I washed it with shampoo and then I washed it again with dishwashing liquid, then I conditioned it. It still didn’t look or feel right so I left her hair soaking in a cup of Fairy Platinum and water for a few hours. It seemed better after I had rinsed and conditioned it again but I think I may do a couple more treatments.

Next Day:

I did a boil wash and another conditioning and I can’t see any dirty marks in her hair so I hope I’ve got it as good as it can get. Here she is before and after:

The last Barbie in this group is the Fairytopia pink Barbie. She has also had her hair done but as she has a mark on her face, she’s still out getting Oxy5 treatment. I’ll show her to you next time.

4 comments

  1. Cool, great reno work..I lovge the sparkle type hair dolls like fairytopia, so Ooak.My beyond pink dolls have that hair and respond well to a drop of serum rubbed on the hands.All these gals would make lovely sweater gals.
    Fun blog.

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