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I want to have Rocco in full coat at least once. It is growing soft, full, and a beautiful white. However, I don't know what to do with the hair around his eyes. Most of the hair on his head is a few inches long and can be caught up in a grooming band. That leaves so much more hair that is shorter and right next to his eyes just poking at him. I have tried giving him a "horn" slightly above and between his eyes and that still leaves hair free to poke at him. I have tried giving him two pig tails, again low on his forehead... same problem. Compounding the problem is his tear staining. The hair that is the most stained is the shortest around his eyes.
Is there a solution or trick for gathering the bothersome eye hair? Or do I just have to wait it out? Rocco is almost 5 months old. You can see in the picture to the left how low I have to gather his hair. If you look at his picture post under Rocco the Smurf, you can see how his face hair is all over creation. Any ideas from the experts?
 

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My solution is eye rinse (Collyrium Fresh Eyes by Bausch & Lomb), alcohol-free hair styling gel and patience. Keep banding whatever hair you can capture in a rubber band. Rinse the eyes twice a day with Fresh Eyes and blot the wet hair with a cotton ball. For all the straggly hairs too short to capture in the band, put a dab of styling gel on them to train the ones between the eyes to grow up and the ones on the muzzle to grow down.
 

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patience and more patience.
It seems to take for ever for those hair to grow. I used gel but I did not cut the bands out so I have a bunch of broken hair I am still dealing with.
I just love the long hair of KAG's pups.
 

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It is tough. Lola's fur on her head is very fine and breaks really easily, even always cutting out the bands she still has quite a lot of broken fuzzies. I would also be interested in the gel that Mary uses. I have used different gels but have found that it just made the hair crusty and then that was even harder on her eyes than having none.

Doing double or triple bands helps keep the shorter ones out of the way too.
 

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Thank you, Mary. Can you give me a brand name for the gel?
Believe it or not KY jelly without alcohol works too. Vaseline is another, but its too messy for me. Super Whitening Gel from #1 All Systems works too.
In nursing school we used KY Jelly to apply the color stripe for our hats. In Kansas blue was for LPN and black was for RN. It stayed on forever too. :innocent:
 

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Mary i have the same problem with those hairs what kind of styling gel?
I'm not sure what brand mine is because I transferred it out of the original container into smaller ones ages ago. But I got it at WalMart and will go there tomorrow to get you a brand name. Buy the "cheap stuff"; no need to spend a fortune, just be gentle when combing or brushing so that you are not breaking hairs. Stay tuned for Saturday ... :biggrin:
 

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In nursing school we used KY Jelly to apply the color stripe for our hats. In Kansas blue was for LPN and black was for RN. It stayed on forever too. :innocent:
LOL! In the newborn nursery we used it to stick bows on the heads of babies with no hair! Worked like crazy!!
 

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My solution is eye rinse (Collyrium Fresh Eyes by Bausch & Lomb), alcohol-free hair styling gel and patience. Keep banding whatever hair you can capture in a rubber band. Rinse the eyes twice a day with Fresh Eyes and blot the wet hair with a cotton ball. For all the straggly hairs too short to capture in the band, put a dab of styling gel on them to train the ones between the eyes to grow up and the ones on the muzzle to grow down.

:thumbsup: good post and I will be taking these steps when I grow out Aolani's hair for the second time. We use Fresh Eyes right now and like it.
 

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I use an alcohol free, water based gel to make stray hairs lay down when I need them to. Helps during awkward growth stages.
 

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Don't those hairs just drive you nuts???

I use Cindra gel but I usually buy it at dog shows, can't really find a 'good' place to buy it online that doesn't charge a lot for shipping/processing fees.

The good news is that the hair does grow back! For those broken hairs, on a day to day basis, i just leave them alone because they usually have enough products on them when we show. Or I use Vellus satin cream to smooth it back.

I bet Rocco will look dashing in full coat!
 

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Thank you everyone! I bought some gel yesterday and we are giving it a try. I think he likes being able to see!
 

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I'm not sure what brand mine is because I transferred it out of the original container into smaller ones ages ago. But I got it at WalMart and will go there tomorrow to get you a brand name. Buy the "cheap stuff"; no need to spend a fortune, just be gentle when combing or brushing so that you are not breaking hairs. Stay tuned for Saturday ... :biggrin:
Sorry it took so long to answer those of you who asked for a brand name, but I finally got to Walmart tonight. Here's a picture of the styling gel, la bella is the brand name, it's alcohol free, and a 40 oz. jar was $2.77. Good thing it doesn't have a shelf life because it will probably last me the rest of my life!

 

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I'm having the same problem growing out Nikki's topknot. I use a natural styling wax. Works well. At least for a few hours, lol.
 
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