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Unread 01-07-2013, 01:18 PM   #1
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How to tame faux fur?

Hi everyone!

I'm having some trouble with faux fur. I'd like a particular section of it to be brushed off to the side, instead of falling straight down. Is it possible to tame the fibers to go in another direction? Should I use some sort of styling product? Glue? Heat? How can I make it stay in one direction without making the fibers too crispy or damaging them?

Hope that makes sense! I'll take some photos if needed.

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Unread 01-08-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
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you could affix them with a glue or fixative, that's really the only way to get them to stay "Straight" in the opposite direction of which it's been woven to run. I wouldn't use any sort of styling product or heat to work with this as any heat will cause it to become an afro puff and any styling stuff doesn't get absorbed and can leak residue onto other costume pieces, Try something like watered down white glue and when you have it all put on comb the hair the direction you desire, this will help to also remove excess glue and allow for it to dry less clumpy.

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Unread 01-08-2013, 07:42 AM   #3
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experiment on a scrap piece first!
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Depending on the length (1" plus) I've used hair spray with not issues for taming fur.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 10:35 AM   #5
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Such fast replies! You guys are quick. XD

I'll try the watered down glue on a scrap piece first. If that doesn't work, I'll try the hairspray. I'll let you know how it turns out!

Thanks a bunch~
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