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Help with hair punching needed

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:45 pm    Post subject: Help with hair punching needed Reply with quote

Hi all

So I am now hair punching and to say I am slow is an understatement hehe. I found this excellent video and I have tried to copy his technique but just end up with a mass of tangled hair in my fingers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiGesh-AjEw

Has anyone found any other methods to hair punch? At the moment I am literally just grabbing a few hairs at a time around my finger and punching them. Then sorting out the tangled hairs and repeating (I'm really slow) Sad
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this is where I am at the moment. As this is my first mask I am very nervous about what I am doing and need some feedback. As you can see the hair which is siliconed on lays flat, where as the hair that is punched obviously stands proud slightly. This this normal and is it likely to be rectified once i start grooming it and adding hair spray?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You want to try to get as few hairs as possible per punch and punch almost parallel with the skin. I lean the needle against the skin in the direction of the grain and try not to punch all the way through to the other side. Does that make sense? Everyone has their own method. My first mask was all punched and it was a disaster. Took me a lot of practice to get better. You'll get there!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Jamie. Yep you're descriptions as always make perfect sense. As I approach the mustache area I will grab fewer hairs and may be even space the punches out very so slightly.

Glad I've got all your experiences to draw from. Who knows, may be one I'll be able to share the experiences I've learnt Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a felting needle for punching hair. It has little barbs on them that grab the hair and it is tons faster than punching individually. The downside is that is grabs a lot of strands and major puffiness will occur. I had to use my thinning shears to tone my mask down and style.






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