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post #11 of 16 Old 07-14-2013, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #12 of 16 Old 07-14-2013, 11:36 AM
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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




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Amazing!!!
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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!

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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.
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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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