Long interpolated hair tips?

Trying to stop this:

the child particles keep going through the face no matter what i do with the parents.
Using interpolated hair to get a nicer effect on long hair, got “long hair” ticked under the options and turned the shape roundness down and the clumping up to make it truer to the parent particles but this is as good as i can get it.

Anyone solved this before or got any ideas?