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Hair length when laying/punching hair into the mask?

 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:27 pm    Post subject: Hair length when laying/punching hair into the mask? Reply with quote

I'm starting the hair work on my new mask today. Most of the hair will be glued in. The hairline will be punched in using some crown punching needles. All hair will be attached at the ends, rather than at the midpoint as with traditional hair punching needles.

What length of strand did you newer Wooks use when doing this? I'm going to use 8" hair.

Did you do any styling as you went along or did you wait until it was all done to do that?

What sort of styling did you do?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry Matt,

I do not think I should be the basis of hair punching lengths, because I used NFT hair by the pound (loose strand hair). Which is preset lengths of hair so all one has to do is pull a little and the hair comes off the strand.

I guess I could say that the hair is around 15 inches when I start, then I trimed down to a more managable length.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My theory was to trim the hair after it was all in place so you can see the face as a whole, 8'-12" hair used on face, cut throat razor used for trimming

Before any trimming or styling (looks aweful)



After (more styling and trimming done since)


This is what worked for me but I'm sure others will have their own ideas that work just as well Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should be starting mine soon... i hope people post more in this thread, it could be very helpful

anyway... I was thinking starting with the length Bob said, 15"
thats about as far as I've got figured out Laughing Embarassed
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm about 2 to 3 weeks from putting the hair on my mask and I've wondered the same. I'd assume at the bottom of the mask (chin and back of the neck) you'd go with somethign like 10 inches, but as you start making your way up the back and to the front I was thinking up to 20 inches.

My motto is it's better to have length and cut it, then to have to re glue it.

I'm actually more concerned with the shape and density of the two color patterns on the head. I've looked at a lot of reference pictures and it's hard to grasp exactly where to stop and start the dark brown/grey hair and where to stop and start the brown hair.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me i put the hair in at the length I am gonna use. This way its only light trimming to do. But I think this is more of an art form than an science. IT depends on what you feel comfortable with. I like shorter than longer cause I dont like styling after the point. Id rather take the time and punch and lay it the way I want it right off the bat. But thats how I do it.
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