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post #1 of 13 Old 01-04-2009, 05:28 PM Thread Starter
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Another question this time the mane and tail

Me being a cosmetologist I know a lot about hair color and love to color hair. So my question is can you use a Henna or other type of natural hair dye to color their mane and tail? I wouldn't use anything that has chemicals in it, its all natural.

The lady where I used to lease a horse at always had me get them haircolor to color their horses mane and tail before shows. Is this healthy for them?
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So long as it doesn't contain chemicals then I don't see anything wrong with it. Most shows wont allow it except to enhance the already present color. Like dying a faded black mane/tail. I don't think they would accept a sorrel with a black mane. LOL

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lol! Well I won't ever be showing so I wouldn't need to worry about that My horses are just for pleasure and because I love them so much. I just want them to look nice Hair is the first thing I notice on everyone and everything, thats the only downside to being a cosmo.
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Hmm.. can you dye a horses mane lighter without chemicals? (Crow would be so cute with white stripes xD)


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Hmm.. can you dye a horses mane lighter without chemicals? (Crow would be so cute with white stripes xD)
Not that I know of yet! I would love to be able to lighten my hair without the harsh chemicals! Maybe then it wouldn't be so damaged

The best thing I can think of is Peroxide which is pretty harmful, at least to humans but other than that theres nothing without chemicals unfortunately.

OH WAIT! There is one more thing, lemon juice. If you put lemon juice on hair and leave it out in the sun it will lighten up.

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Here is something else:

Instead of lemon juice, try using henna powder, which can be found in some health stores. Henna provides a protective layer over each strand of hair, which will make your hair feel thicker. To highlight your hair, mix henna powder with a light herb, such as chamomile. Mix enough boiling water with the powdered herbs to create a thick paste. Let the mixture cool slightly. Then comb it into your wet hair. Fit a plastic bag over it and let it sit for between thirty minutes and two hours. Leave the dye in longer for darker hair. Then remove the bag and rinse your hair. If you want faster results, let your hair finish drying in the sun. Henna can be powerful, so you may want to test a small section of hair first to verify the results.
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Here is something else:

Instead of lemon juice, try using henna powder, which can be found in some health stores. Henna provides a protective layer over each strand of hair, which will make your hair feel thicker. To highlight your hair, mix henna powder with a light herb, such as chamomile. Mix enough boiling water with the powdered herbs to create a thick paste. Let the mixture cool slightly. Then comb it into your wet hair. Fit a plastic bag over it and let it sit for between thirty minutes and two hours. Leave the dye in longer for darker hair. Then remove the bag and rinse your hair. If you want faster results, let your hair finish drying in the sun. Henna can be powerful, so you may want to test a small section of hair first to verify the results.
That gonna work for black mane and tail? x)
Maybe I should just paint it with watercolours or something instead :P


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That gonna work for black mane and tail? x)
Maybe I should just paint it with watercolours or something instead :P

No no that was to lighten hair! Someone asked if there was a way to lighten hair without chemicals

You can use just henna powder for the black.
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No no that was to lighten hair! Someone asked if there was a way to lighten hair without chemicals

You can use just henna powder for the black.
I mean to lighten black mane :P


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Well so it says I have never tried it yet! I'll test it out on something and let you all know how it works
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