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Title: OK Seriously I need moral support!!!! Horn UPDATE :) Picture added
Post by: tulagirl on December 20, 2012, 05:30:34 PM
Please post your before and after photos. I am going to attempt to save this little gem and its going to be ToUgH! :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

I need moral support as my sweet pony goes into a very long surgery. Wish us well.


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Well she is out of surgery now and resting well. As you can see I couldn't separate all the colors mixed up in the rats nest hair, but I did my best.  Have no idea if I did the straw curls right. Guess we will find out tomorrow. LOL  My poor neck just wouldn't let me work on that hair the way I wanted to...

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Whooooo HOOOOO I think her horn is fixed. It looks so much better doesn't it?

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Title: Re: OK Seriously I need moral support!!!! We need YOU! :)
Post by: Desert Rose on December 20, 2012, 05:32:09 PM
:cheer: *Being as supportive as she possibly can be*
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Post by: Galactica on December 20, 2012, 05:38:10 PM
Can't wait to see how she looks after her new do!
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Post by: achab1984 on December 20, 2012, 05:48:34 PM
I cant wait to see her when she is done. I know there is a way to get that hair fixed. I hope someone on here will be able to give you some advice! I have one just like that I do not know what to do.

You can do it :)
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Post by: Glacia471 on December 20, 2012, 06:02:32 PM
Lots of conditioner, some combing, maybe a flat-iron, and then straw curls :)  You can do it! :cheer:
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Post by: cyberunicorn on December 20, 2012, 06:03:31 PM
oh that poor baby looks like me in a morning I really don't envy you the task but it will be worth it.

here are a couple of mine:

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please post after pics I love streaky she is one of my favorites
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Post by: Yurusumaji on December 20, 2012, 06:06:10 PM
She's going to be so gorgeous when you get her all fixed up!

Go, Tula! You can do it! :cheer:
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Post by: little.fox on December 20, 2012, 06:22:13 PM
Go Tulagirl! You can do it!!
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Post by: tulagirl on December 20, 2012, 06:28:47 PM
Oh my goodness...I am not going to be able to get every little colored hair in place but I have tried with the first wave of surgery.  Pony still under anesthesia...being tended to by Glory while Doctor me has lunch. lol
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on December 20, 2012, 07:20:39 PM
She looks pretty good in her "before" - I bet she'll be fantastic after!  Try also using a toothbrush or a cosmetics brush to pull strands in the right direction that are getting tangled as you go along. 
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Post by: tulagirl on December 20, 2012, 09:28:46 PM
Thanks I did my best....not too much of a perfectionist with these sorts of things especially since I know I am totally keeping her.
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Post by: NoDivision on December 20, 2012, 09:46:27 PM
can't wait to see her hair out of those straws! :D
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Post by: tulagirl on December 20, 2012, 10:58:53 PM
Yea tomorrow I will post the photo.
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Post by: ponylady on December 20, 2012, 11:32:14 PM
Can't wait to see her!  :cheer:
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Post by: tulagirl on December 20, 2012, 11:39:35 PM
Hey does anyone know if her horn is supposed to look smashed in like that?  I have never seen that before.
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Post by: invaderhorizongreen on December 20, 2012, 11:42:16 PM
Cant wait to see this pony and I wish you the best.
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Post by: Shenanigans on December 20, 2012, 11:51:44 PM
She's going to be a beauty when you finish her! :cheer:
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Post by: tulagirl on December 21, 2012, 03:41:32 AM
She is all finished, but I have to fix her smashed horn.  Suggestions????
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Post by: scarletjul on December 21, 2012, 04:32:20 AM
I don't have any suggestions about her horn; I just wanted to say her curls look lovely.  :)
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Post by: Desert Rose on December 21, 2012, 10:00:41 AM
Oh wow, she looks lovely =) Wish I had your skills at treating pony hair :P
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Post by: ponylady on December 21, 2012, 10:08:55 AM
She looks gorgeous!

The only suggestion I can come up with for her horn, is to maybe pop her head off and stuff it with papertowels or something similiar.  Does that make sense?? Ya know, enough so it will push back out the plastic.  I have done it before but I also used very hot water to help soften the plastic.
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Post by: achab1984 on December 21, 2012, 11:45:57 AM
You did AWESOME!!!! How or what did you do to get it tamed like that?
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Post by: tulagirl on December 21, 2012, 02:06:04 PM
She looks gorgeous!

The only suggestion I can come up with for her horn, is to maybe pop her head off and stuff it with papertowels or something similiar.  Does that make sense?? Ya know, enough so it will push back out the plastic.  I have done it before but I also used very hot water to help soften the plastic.

Yea that makes sense. I can try that. I hate to remove her head its sealed. Boooooooo lol

Avenue: I used heat elements and conditioner
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Post by: Skelletonimp on December 21, 2012, 02:49:21 PM
She turned out amazing!
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Post by: Honeycomb on December 21, 2012, 02:55:49 PM
Amazing!!! Well done!!!
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Post by: FantasticFirefly on December 21, 2012, 04:18:35 PM
I use a kettle and (holding the hair out of the way) dip her horn into a bowl of kettle water. I've done a few ponies with smooshed horns without ruining curls. Besides hot water I'm unsure if anything else would give a permanent result, perhaps pony headgear? make a brace and tape the horn to it?
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Post by: partypony566 on December 21, 2012, 04:34:48 PM
WOWSERS she looks like new now! Well done!
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Post by: Galactica on December 21, 2012, 05:42:50 PM
You need to make the plastic hot to get the smashed horn out- boiling water or I used to have this heating pad I'd stick something into to make the plastic nice and soft before manuvering (makes getting heads off easy too)

Great job on the curls!
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Post by: PinkRosedust on December 21, 2012, 06:20:47 PM
She looks beautiful! Way to go! I love seeing hair get fixed rather than replaced. :heart: Good luck fixing her horn!
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Post by: Ginger on December 21, 2012, 07:11:44 PM
WOW her hair is amazing!!!!
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Post by: Baby Sugarberry on December 21, 2012, 07:28:13 PM
There are a few options for fixing her horn - you can boil her horn in water (only the top of her forehead needs to be dunked, so it shouldn't be too hard to keep the hair out of the way) and then help it stay up with a ribbon wrapped around the base and behind her ears/around her neck until it sets.  You can also try just the ribbon on its own, though it may take a fair bit longer.  Stuffing out her head with cotton or fibrefill is another option to help get it back into the right shape.   Good luck!
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Post by: NoPonySpecial on December 21, 2012, 07:48:27 PM
I guess you should have fixed the horn first. D'OH! Well, the worst that could happen is her hair gets a bit messed up. And man, if you could get that hair looking like THAT after the mess it was, then you can more than repair a mess from a horn-boiling!
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Post by: LadySatine on December 21, 2012, 08:05:43 PM
I used a small plastic rubber band to fix Mimic's horn. I left it on for a couple days and it worked for me.
Title: Re: OK Seriously I need moral support!!!! Horn UPDATE :) Picture added
Post by: tulagirl on December 21, 2012, 09:30:17 PM
I am so thrilled: I fixed her horn. Whoooo hooooo pony life is so good!  Thank you all, you helped me so much. I boiled her horn and forehead as suggested to me and It WORKed!!! :broc: :pineapple: :apple: :banana: :straw: :choc: :newpony: :hearts: :green:
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Post by: PitterPatter on December 21, 2012, 10:00:07 PM
Awww she looks so lovely now. ^_^ you must be very proud.

I tried to get one on Ebay once - and failed - and I'm so in love with her so it's great to see her being looked after by Dr Tulagirl!
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Post by: achab1984 on December 21, 2012, 10:02:16 PM
She looks gorgeous!

The only suggestion I can come up with for her horn, is to maybe pop her head off and stuff it with papertowels or something similiar.  Does that make sense?? Ya know, enough so it will push back out the plastic.  I have done it before but I also used very hot water to help soften the plastic.

Yea that makes sense. I can try that. I hate to remove her head its sealed. Boooooooo lol

Avenue: I used heat elements and conditioner

Oh ya .....what are the heat elements?
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Post by: Baby Sugarberry on December 21, 2012, 11:05:57 PM
She looks beautiful now, what a great save.  :good:
I bet she feels a lot better too! 
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Post by: lovesbabysquirmy on December 21, 2012, 11:30:47 PM
GORGEOUS!  YAAAAAAAY!  *high five*
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Post by: Starlightstarbright on December 21, 2012, 11:44:52 PM
Good job! This motivates me to take on my pony restores. All 14 of them
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Post by: tulagirl on December 21, 2012, 11:50:55 PM
Heat elements mean different things depending on what you are comfortable using. I don't like a flat iron heat so I used my curling iron on heat setting 4.  Mind you the hair is loaded with gobs of conditioner before I ever use the heat.  A test run is used on hairs under the mane that if damaged wouldn't affect the look of the pony. I have never ruined one yet.

Heat elements: Any form of heat you want to use that you have had success with not burning or damaging a pony. Boiling water (or boil perming), flat iron, heating pad, curl iron, hot steam...there are many  ;)

I have been restoring dolls for years and I use many of the same elements with them give or take a heat setting depending on the decade or hair type.

I wanted to share this because this was the worst frizz I have seen on a pony, but I don't ever assume they can't be made nearly mint by just restoring them.  I prefer the type of restoration that works with the original parts of the item.  Then if that is no longer possible I would consider but rarely do it...removing something and adding new.  That is not my favorite as it ruins the value.  Restoration should really be only to make an all original product look better with the least amount of change to the product and its parts as possible.

Many ponies are never considered because they look this bad, but there is a gem in them worth saving. :)
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Post by: little.fox on December 22, 2012, 03:48:16 PM
Good job, girl! She looks a lot happier now!
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Post by: achab1984 on December 22, 2012, 06:18:21 PM
She turned out very very good :)
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Post by: hathorcat on December 22, 2012, 11:45:55 PM
Wow! Amazing work - she looks fantastic.
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