To rehair, or not to rehair, that is the question!

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Baggins Lover

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I have *just* paid Leaper at the Arena for my first ever Argie pony, Baby Butterscotch!! Her only fault is frizzy hair, which is my pet hate!
Should I rehair her with genuine MLP hair in exactly the right colours/lengths, or should I leave her as she is?
I am not likely to be selling her on, but obviously I would if I *had* to.
Advice please!!
 
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ambrosia

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If it's your pet hate, I can see why you'd want to. I don't personally see any real reason not to, because I'd rather just have my ponies looking what I think is their best. :) She's yours, so I'd say do what makes you happy.

You'd just have to make sure to say that she'd been rehaired if you ever sold her.
 

Strawberry Fair

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I've done several rehairing jobs both for myself and others. I would be glad to rehair your pony if you decide that's how you'd like to go. (I've done an Argie before.) ;) PM me if you are interested. :)
 
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Baby Boomba

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That's funny...I never thought of this until just now...

I have rehaired a few of my collection ponies, with no second thought about it. But I have NOT rehaired my Argi Moondancer! lol I don't know why, *shrugs*, maybe I just haven't cause she is so rare. Nor do I have any Hasbro light pink hair. Hmmm... (She's missing a bunch of plugs, but you only notice when handling her.)
 
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Baggins Lover

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Strawberry fair-Thanks for the kind offer, but I can rehair, I really enjoy doing it actually! You said you have done an argie before, by that do you mean they are different to rehair than other ponies?

Thanks for your thoughts everyone, I guess I'll have to see how I feel about her when she arrives. :D
 
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Babylofty416

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I have a couple Argentina ponies with bad frizzy/cut hair and I'm going to rehair them with real MLP hair in exact color. I don't see anything wrong with rehairing them to make them look better.

~ Jenn
 
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Zapdash

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If you're confident in your rehairing abilities, I say go for it. I personally couldn't trust myself to do it. I'd be too scared I'd mess it up.

But if you do rehair it, post pics!! I bet she'll be beautiful!
 

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Strawberry fair-Thanks for the kind offer, but I can rehair, I really enjoy doing it actually! You said you have done an argie before, by that do you mean they are different to rehair than other ponies?
I really enjoy it too. I think it is very therapudic! Lol! :) No, Argies aren't any different than other ponies (although their plastic is a bit harder which some people think makes the rehairing a bit more tedious). I mentioned it because often times when I'm working on a foreign pony, the customer wants to know if I've ever done any rares/foreigns before. :) Good luck with it, and if you decide to rehair her, remember to post lots of pics that we can all drool over! :D
 
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millenium0chi

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Just to be the devil's advocate (and because I'm a purist with regard to my ponies being "original"), why don't you try conditioning the hair before you go through all the work of re-hairing? Sometimes, the condition of the hair looks bad in pictures, but when you get it in your hands, it's actually fixable. If it's still frizzy afterward, then I can understand re-hairing to make her look better for display. Either way, definitely post some pics! :)
 
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Baggins Lover

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millenium0chi said:
Just to be the devil's advocate (and because I'm a purist with regard to my ponies being "original"), why don't you try conditioning the hair before you go through all the work of re-hairing? Sometimes, the condition of the hair looks bad in pictures, but when you get it in your hands, it's actually fixable. If it's still frizzy afterward, then I can understand re-hairing to make her look better for display. Either way, definitely post some pics! :)
Groovy Gusty has kindly offered to try to straighten her hair for me first :D So reahiring will now be lhe last option Yay for wonderful pony friends!
 
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Tash

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I would say rehair if it's bad...however when I rehair I either rehair all or nothing, so if it's just the forelock I leave it be.

I don't like to mess with the factory sewn in hair, so it's either all or nothing.

With cut hair if it's 1/2 the length and over I rehair. But only if I can match the colours. I hate cropped hair like mohawks it's so horrible.
But if the hairs reallly frizzy and can't be fixed even on a foreign, I'd say definatley re-hair esp. if you arn't going to re-sell her.

Personally I wouldn't buy a re-haired pony just because I can't be sure whether they have done a proper job or not, eg ebay. So I'd rather pay less and do it myself. :)

Good luck!
 
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I have this thing with most foreign ponies, I only re-hair if it's cut. I always think that the different texture of the hair, especially on South American ponies, is part of their charm :)

~*~ LARPer ~*~
 
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VeeZ

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Andromeda Starshine, I was just about to suggest the same thing :D
Curling iron and fabric softener all the way!
 
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