I'm trying to figure out how to do a braided beard (fantasy dwarvish'ish style, a bit like this: http://dariofish.deviantart.com/art/Dwarf-Braided-Beard-Test2-409580675).
A couple of things annoy me with this result: 1) Each individual strand looks too thick. 2) It's not braided very nice. 3) The two braids go in a strange direction towards the screen (can't really see that from the picture).
The guy over here made some results I think look much more even: Large Braids with Hair Particles But if I try to replicate his settings it all gets much worse.
Does anyone have an idea what I may be missing in order to get closer to the other SE posters results? His braid looks nice and even and the hairs are much thinner.