Reborn Doll Mohair For Sale

Unless you want to own a bald reborn doll (which is perfectly fine and even preferred by some), you'll need to root hair into their scalp. It's not an easy process, and it's certainly not quick, but spending the necessary time to carefully add each individual strand of hair will create a realistic look that's unmatched in terms of appearance. Most experienced doll artists will agree that mohair is by far the best all-around hair substitute for reborn dolls.

Just as important as your rooting technique is the type of hair you decide to use on your reborn. Using low-quality hair will result into a poor, fake-looking doll that's not worthy of being called a reborn. If you're unsure of what type of hair to use on your reborn doll, you should consider using mohair. This high-quality material looks almost identical to actual human hair, yet it's more durable and generally easier to work with, making it the perfect choice for reborn dolls.

42G UNCUT German felting rooting needles NEW for reborn mohair set of 5
42G UNCUT German felting rooting needles NEW for reborn mohair set of 5
$5.49 (2 Bids)
End Date: Friday Nov-28-2014 13:34:34 PST
Human Hair Rooting Reborn Babies Toddlers Golden Blonde Curly Curls NOT Mohair
Human Hair Rooting Reborn Babies Toddlers Golden Blonde Curly Curls NOT Mohair
$23.57
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REBORN BABY MIRACLE Laura Lee Eagles SOLD OUT Delta Dawn Mohair
REBORN BABY MIRACLE Laura Lee Eagles SOLD OUT Delta Dawn Mohair
$650.00 (1 Bid)
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REBORN BABY OFELIA Olga Auer Fairy Lauscha Glass Eyes Susan Nagel Mohair
REBORN BABY OFELIA Olga Auer Fairy Lauscha Glass Eyes Susan Nagel Mohair
$399.00
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Premium Angora Mohair for Reborns SINGINGFALLS
Premium Angora Mohair for Reborns SINGINGFALLS
$52.00
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Reddish Brown Mohair doll making repair reborn supplies
Reddish Brown Mohair doll making repair reborn supplies
$6.00
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Premium Angora Mohair for Reborns SINGINGFALLS
Premium Angora Mohair for Reborns SINGINGFALLS
$39.99
End Date: Sunday Nov-30-2014 11:19:07 PST
1 4 oz Premium Quality Black Mohair for Rooting in Reborn Dolls
1 4 oz Premium Quality Black Mohair for Rooting in Reborn Dolls
$12.99
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Ashton Drake Madison REBORN Hanl Doll 19 Truly Real Vinyl Hand Rooted Mohair
Ashton Drake Madison REBORN Hanl Doll 19 Truly Real Vinyl Hand Rooted Mohair
$64.99 (1 Bid)
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PREMIUM MOHAIR Dark Brown 12 Doll  Reborn 1 2Oz
PREMIUM MOHAIR Dark Brown 12 Doll Reborn 1 2Oz
$16.99
End Date: Sunday Nov-30-2014 22:10:01 PST
OOAK 1 2 oz curly Black Mohair for reborn mini baby dolls by Janet Alvarez
OOAK 1 2 oz curly Black Mohair for reborn mini baby dolls by Janet Alvarez
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PREMIUM MOHAIR Golden blonde 8 Doll  Reborn 1 2Oz
PREMIUM MOHAIR Golden blonde 8 Doll Reborn 1 2Oz
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PREMIUM MOHAIR Golden Brown 11 Doll  Reborn 1 4Oz
PREMIUM MOHAIR Golden Brown 11 Doll Reborn 1 4Oz
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Real Mohair reborn baby doll kits light golden color reborn miniature hair 14
Real Mohair reborn baby doll kits light golden color reborn miniature hair 14
$2.49 (2 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-1-2014 13:55:37 PST
Mohair 4 long wefts of 6 7 inch long straight black
Mohair 4 long wefts of 6 7 inch long straight black
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What is Mohair?

Angora Goat

Angora Goat

Although it looks and feels like actual human hair, mohair locks come from Angora goats, which are a domestic goat named after Angora, Turkey. Originally, Angora goats inhabited Turkey and the surrounding regions, but they were later introduced into parts of Europe and America. Today, the state of Texas is one of the world's leading producers of mohair, only second to South Africa.

Angora goats are most noted for their coat of soft, fleece fur that's called "mohair." Typically, Angora goats are shorn (fur removed) twice a year remove their mohair, while traditional sheep are only shorn once per year. This additional shorning allows for a greater amount of mohair to be harvested. So, just what exactly is mohair used for? Not only is it the perfect material to use as hair in reborns, but it's also used to produce sweaters, blankets, caps, scarves, socks, pillows and even rugs.

It's hard to describe the sheer beauty of mohair without seeing it first-hand. Mohair is strong, durable, versatile and has a certain glossy shine to it that's similar to human hair, which are just a few of the reasons why so many reborn doll artists choose to use it over other textiles. In fact, many people refer to mohair as "Diamond Fiber," because of it's unique characteristics and shiny appearance.

Interesting Facts About Mohair:

  • The word mohair comes from the ancient Arabic word mukhayyar, which is a type of haircloth.
  • Mohair is mostly comprised of a protein substance known as keratin. This protein is naturally found in wool, hair, skin, antlers and horns.
  • Unlike wool, mohair does not felt. It still possesses the same scales that create felt, but these scales never fully develop.
  • As the Angora goat ages, their strands of mohair blanketing their coat increase in size. Mohair from older goats is thicker with a larger circumference, making it ideal for use in the construction of rugs.
  • A single Angora goat can produce as much as 18 pounds of mohair annually.
  • Congress pushed for using a greater amount of mohair during WWII out of fear that wool supplies would dry up.
  • According to some reports, South Africa produces over half of the world's mohair.
  • Strands of mohair is typically 25-45 microns¬†(form of measurement for wool) in diameter.
Angora With Mohair

Angora With Mohair

Advantages of Using Mohair on a Reborn Doll

Are you on the fence about using mohair on your reborn doll? If you've never used it before, you might be skeptical of its ability to create a more realistic doll. The truth is that mohair might not be for everyone. Trying to root individual strands of it into your doll's scalp can prove to be a challenge even for some of the more experienced artists. In addition, mohair tends to be more expensive than wool and other more readily-available materials. With that said, the numerous advantages of mohair usually outweigh the disadvantages.

Let's take a look at some of the reasons why mohair it the best all-around choice for reborn doll hair:

  • It's flame resistant, making it a safer choice than wool or other fabrics.
  • Highly elastic with a certain "give" that offers more freedom when styling your reborn's hair.
  • Mohair absorbs dyes quite easily, allowing you to change the color of your reborn's hair if you desire.
  • Possesses a shiny luster that shimmers when light hits it.
  • Incredibly strong and durable.
  • Does not felt.

Tips on Buying Reborn Doll Mohair

You'll probably notice that most reborn doll mohair listed on our site is sold in locks. Before you go buying up half a dozen or more locks, you have to remember that it doesn't take a lot to fill an entire reborn doll's head with hair. After all, you'll be implanting each individual strand of hair, so you can usually get by with just one or two locks of mohair. Since you're purchasing it online and not in person (almost impossible to find in stores anyway), check to see how much the mohair locks weigh. For instance, some of the mohair you'll find here are weigh 25 grams, while other locks may weigh 35 grams. This will give you a better idea of how much material you'll get out of your purchase.

Have you thought about what hair color you want your reborn doll to have? If you haven't, you'll need to decide before purchasing your mohair. This is really a personal choice, as there's no wrong color. Some of the most popular colors are black, blonde, brown and many shades in between. Of course you can also go for red-colored mohair, which creates an equally beautiful look when used on the head of a reborn doll.

References:

http://www.mohairusa.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohair

Mohair Council of America Agreement Background

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