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  • Fix my haffie's forelock

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    07-14-2013, 12:03 PM
  #11
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
Our new Welsh had a long thick forelock I clipped a bridle path and went just up on the bone. From behind his ear I cut one clipper width along the base of each ear toward his forehead. Forelock hair came off in handfuls. That narrowed it considerably. I then removed the fuzzy stuff underneath and clipped the growth pattern on the forehead into a V (gotta be careful here). To trim the length I'll twist it around pulling downward as I do, two or three times then remove maybe an inch then comb out to see how if falls. If a few snips have to be done hold the scissors vertically to avoid the chopped look.

Can you post some pics. I'm trying to picture it in my head but having a tough time. Thanks :)
     
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    07-14-2013, 12:36 PM
  #12
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Originally Posted by myQHpaul    
This is what I would love Sonny's forelock to look like. I did try a triangular trim and then some thinning with my thinning scissors. I plan on MTG-ing it everyday and doing a loose braid. Hope within 12 months, he will go from looking like he has a bowl cut to this Haffy's hair :)
In 12 months it will be transformed even if you only leave it alone. Here is a photo of Hattie when I got her




And a year later
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    07-14-2013, 04:56 PM
  #13
Weanling
Amazing!!!
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    07-15-2013, 01:31 AM
  #14
Trained
I like the thick look, it is the "in and over the eyes" I just can't take - it makes me feel an uncontrollable urge to get it out of their eyes, now! My appyX has such a thin but extremely silky mane and tail that would be so gorgeous if they were long and thick....it makes it to where I couldn't ever bring myself to thin my haffie's thick hair. I want "thick" on someone around here, by golly!
     
    07-15-2013, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Missy May    
I like the thick look, it is the "in and over the eyes" I just can't take - it makes me feel an uncontrollable urge to get it out of their eyes, now! My appyX has such a thin but extremely silky mane and tail that would be so gorgeous if they were long and thick....it makes it to where I couldn't ever bring myself to thin my haffie's thick hair. I want "thick" on someone around here, by golly!
But it doesn't actually go in their eyes and makes a perfect deterrent for flies.
     
    07-15-2013, 03:53 PM
  #16
Trained
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Originally Posted by Clava    
But it doesn't actually go in their eyes and makes a perfect deterrent for flies.
That is probably true. I can't stand my own hair obstructing my vision, so it annoys me to see her forelock obstructing her vision - far more than it annoys her, I am sure .
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