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    09-27-2009, 06:26 PM
  #1
Zab
Yearling
Advice on getting a long, unfluffy forelock?

With my new horse, hope to get a long, beautiful mane once again filled my heart! (Yes..I did roach Crow after giving up on his mane *cry* it wil never be long and wonderful so he looks better this way..at least his tail is nice, long and thick )

Sólon seem to have a good chance of getting a long, wonderful mane and tail without much work even. :3 And he's an icy so roaching him wouldf just look bad..

But! I fear that his forelock will be short and fluffy and not fit the wonderful mane at all! :O I don't want him to get that icy-fluff I've seen at so many other icys with long, thick, lovely manes..

Is there any hope for him? :O What can I do to get the forelock long and thick and flowing rather than..a small..fluffball..O__o;;

Oh and he's just a yearling still so I suppose I'm not in any emergency..xD But advice from the start would be great :P I almost plan on showing him when he's 3, just for fun and to get a judgement :)


(I know you don't really see it on the pictures..but his mane actually reaches almost to his shoulders already..I think it has grown too but I'm not sure since his neck is thicker too..xD But that forelock is just..fluff.. :O )
     
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    09-27-2009, 10:00 PM
  #2
Green Broke
You could try conditioning and braiding it, just make sure to braid downward or youll have a unicorn!!
     
    09-27-2009, 10:19 PM
  #3
Started
Does he have a bridlepath? If he does, you can clip it a little farther down his head. That'll make his forelock thinner, but it'll still be able to grow long.

Another thing you should do it rub this into his forelock: http://i37.tinypic.com/17zvpt.jpg

You can get it at Walgreens or any drug store. It'll moisturize his forelock and keep it from getting frizzy and poofy.
     
    09-28-2009, 02:46 PM
  #4
Zab
Yearling
Thanks for advice :)

No, he doesn't have a bridlepath, he's not that old and the icy-people would kill me :P He's out in the pasture almost 24/7 and I'm a bit afraid that he might rub a braid.. :/ I should give him a hat to protect it xD Poor thing..

I havn't seen that in sweden, but I'm trying baby oil at the moment, I got some advice that's good :)
     
    09-29-2009, 11:25 PM
  #5
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zab    
Thanks for advice :)

No, he doesn't have a bridlepath, he's not that old and the icy-people would kill me :P He's out in the pasture almost 24/7 and I'm a bit afraid that he might rub a braid.. :/ I should give him a hat to protect it xD Poor thing..

I havn't seen that in sweden, but I'm trying baby oil at the moment, I got some advice that's good :)
Oops, sorry, I forgot you lived in another country. I'm sure you guys have some sort of hair lotion at your drugstores. Anything that says moisturizer on it should help control the frizz.
     
    09-30-2009, 03:52 AM
  #6
Zab
Yearling
Thanks :P
I figured, I'm getting used to ''convert'' products now..xD
I think baby oil does the ame..I dunno.. >_> I've started with it so I'll keep it for a while at least to see what happens, moisterizer thingy will be the next try :P
     
    09-30-2009, 08:51 PM
  #7
Weanling
If you want it to grow, apply MTG a few times a week.

To keep it "unfluffy" (I know how annoying this is! My mares forelock used to be really fuzzy and it looked ridiculous!), apply Cowboy Magic Detangler & Shine occassionally. It really did work well at toning down the fuzziness.
     
    10-01-2009, 04:21 AM
  #8
Zab
Yearling
We don't have MTG :(
     
    10-01-2009, 04:50 PM
  #9
Foal
You could use a mane thinner, that is what I use
Solo Comb Mane Thinner - Rara Equus
     
    10-01-2009, 06:45 PM
  #10
Started
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zab    
We don't have MTG :(

You can order it online from a ton of different places. Surely one of them will ship to Sweden!
     

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