ShowSheen is highly full of silicone, and other harsh ingridients that produce a softness and shine momentarily, but in the end, just dry out the hair and kill any option of a shine. Several conditioners and shine products contain silicone, but ShowSheen seems to contain more of it. The other products don't have as much, so it's not enough to cause a problem.
This could be a little tough for you since supplements aren't workable....
But, my main suggestion, is to just keep the sweat off of him. Sweat is full of salt, therefore drying out the coat, and well as attracting the sun, causing sun fading. Just a simple hose-down with water, and it really improves things.
Of course, this can't be done in the winter, but just a really good dry and brush down in the winter does good enough.
Coconut oil on the mane and tail is seriously the best thing I've ever done.
I don't use any products on the coat, but I used to use the Eqyss products. They did seem to give him a nice, soft coat.
I've tried QuicBlack, and it did nothing, but I don't know of the other color enhancing shampoos and how well they work.. I feed paprika which keeps his coat up to par, but that's not an option for you... I was going to suggest the Gallop shampoo you posted. It has the best reviews compared to the other color enhancing shampoos.
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Last edited by DejaVu; 11-21-2011 at 12:08 PM.