So, I have been watching YouTube videos on how to needle punch in hair on dolls. I have been very interested in learning how to do this with Larry. I want to start with the eyebrows and then do his sideburns. However, I am afraid of royally messing up. I have some spare TPE that I can practice on, so that is a good thing. I just need to get to a craft store and get some rooting needles and then to a beauty supply store that sells human hair and get me some of that and get to work. In the meantime, I am going to watch as many videos on the topic as possible so that I can have a good level of knowledge to start with.
I have heard that punching in hair is time consuming. I’m thinking with as thick as Larry’s eyebrows are, that it could very well take up to an hour or more just to get one full eyebrow complete. I’m afraid to think of how long it would take to do his mutton chop sideburns. That’s a lot of hair right there, almost a complete beard! I need to make sure that before I do this, that I have plenty of time set aside because I don’t want to only get one eye brow done and then have to stop. It’s not going to look right and I know I will get frustrated. Same thing with the mutton chops, but I may have to take several breaks while doing so, so that I do not get burnt out and him looking bad, because I definitely don’t want to have to do a re-do on any of this.
Other places on Larry’s body that I would like to punch in hair would be his underarms, chest area, abdominal area (happy trail) and pelvic area (pubes) to start. Eventually I may want to give him arm/hand/knuckle and leg/foot/toe hair. But I tend to set my goals too high at times and with something like this, I need to take it slow.
*UPDATE* I actually did this for Larry on Sunday! Keep your eyes open for the upcoming post about that experience and the results before the week is over! You definitely DON’T want to miss it!
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