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post #1 of 19 Old 09-11-2011, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Braiding for growth?

Between this forum, and the other I'm a part of, has convinced me to braid my new paints mane and tail to help it grow. Well, its working! I'm also in shock at how soft his mane as become in just a week. I have read rebraiding/rinsing every 2-3 days. So thats what we're doing. I've been doing different braids just for fun, but is there a braid that will stay longer than the others? Any tips on keeping the braids in and not fuzzy?
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post #2 of 19 Old 09-12-2011, 04:03 PM
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I just do a normal braid and re-braid every couple of days when it starts to look nasty. I use it to train a mane to all lay on one side, but I have heard that it works for growth as well. Just make sure that your horse isn't rubbing them as some horses get annoyed for whatever reason with braids. That will damage the hair and set you back as far as growing it out.

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Thats basically what I'm doing. And its working. Just didn't know if their was anything that I could do different to help.

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Where would I find that, Dream?

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Where would I find that, Dream?
You can find it online or at any local tack shop. Unless yours are like mine and are super small!!! It is about 10 bucks where I am and it lasts forever because it's concentrated
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I like schneiders! I also buy from chics alot too. Thanks!
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Between this forum, and the other I'm a part of, has convinced me to braid my new paints mane and tail to help it grow.
Braiding in no way helps the mane or tail grow.

Braiding might help prevent the mane or tail from being broken off as much which makes you think it is helping it grow.
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