42G 6 Barb GERMAN STEEL Rooting Needles, Qty 6 (that's only 58c per needle!)
(if you need more, add more quantities of 6 packs. Limit 96 needles in one order please)
A super fine gauge micro rooting needle with 6 evenly spaced barbs. I like these best for older mohair rooting, and also for rooted eyelashes. This is the only needle I sell that won't fit intact into the plastic or wooden mushroom handles! They need to be cut with wire cutters or small bolt cutters to fit the wooden mushroom handled tools. Just snip the L shaped end off and the needle fits fine. It's only about 1/4 inch too long.
I now sell a wonderful little wire cutter perfect for cutting needles! Check it out.
Posted by Mary Jackson on Jul 22nd 2018
These needles have a tendency to break easily as they have the 6 barbs around the needle in the same area. This weakens the needle, but with careful use, even a beginner like me, can use them pretty well. At first my hair was pluggy. I decided that I didn't care as it was my first time to try and I DID get hair on his head! LOL Even though I am not yet finished with that doll head, I am rooting 1 hair at a time with these needles. I didn't think it was possible! I don't know how I do it, either. I guess it just happens the more we practice.
Posted by Bonnie on May 19th 2017
The 42g means the needle is fine and won't gouge the vinyl, the six barbs guarantee that every *poke* will be successful. Don't worry that six barbs means you will be making thick and pluggy hair, not at all. It means that you don't need to search for the sweet spot of the needle and you will still only root 1-3 hairs per poke. It also means that you will accomplish your rooting faster and on those huge toddler heads, that is a true positive!