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Grooming the Ears

Ok...I am nervous to take to much off of Bindi's ears but now I have been left with this hair that sticks straight out at the top of the ear off of the skull. Do I thin more or take off more length? I know it's difficult to say but wondering if any of you have experienced this and next step advise. I have always been told that the ear hair grows so slow and am scared to death to make a mistake and cut her ears way to short in length.

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Let it grow in. Don't cut it!

I never trim the part of the ear nearest the face except at the very bottom where I round it with thinking sheers close to the skin. If I do trim on that part it is in downward motion and very, very lightly. Grandma Jenn says it gives them a softer look and to not cut that part so I don't!

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so do I leave it kind of fly away looking then? I always thought it was to be a smooth look at the top of the ear and then thin the edges and the fluffy hair behind the ear?

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Chester's sort of look like that but his are more wavy. I would say just leave them in my opinion they look pretty well groomed already


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thanks and I think I am leaving them as is for now

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I leave that alone as well. It needs to be long enough to blend into the ear.

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I don't believe that should be trimmed. Lucy's ear hair is way more out of control than that. lol


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