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Grooming techniques with thinning shears?

 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:34 pm    Post subject: Grooming techniques with thinning shears? Reply with quote

I picked up a pair of thinning shears and was wondering how everyone used them to thin the hair out?
I was thinking of cutting down from the top and make cuts down the length of the hair. I think that will layer the hair.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My biggest tip: Test a sample patch of hair (NOT located on your wookiee) first. Not all thinning shears are created the same. Some are MUCH more aggressive than others. Before you start using your shears on the costume you've spent hours on, you want to make sure you're not leaving giant holes in it.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your basic premise is correct.
Start at the top
Hold the shears on an ANGLE
snip...snip....snip down the hair
get a good brush to help get all the cut hair out or you'll shed even worse than normally!!
I filled a Hefty trash bag when I trimmed mine!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trim alot. The sad part about all the work to latch hook the costume is you literally have to take off almost 50% of the hair you put on to get it to look thin enough. Be careful when brushing the hair out. The smooth sinthetic hair is slippery and can easily be pulled out if brushed too hard. You dont want bald patches....
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool!

Adding this to the Tutorial section...
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