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post #1 of 7 Old 03-12-2014, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Coconut oil?

I have a paint gelding that has a beautiful long mane and tail. His tail touches the ground and is very thick. His mane is also quit thick, but his mane and tail are both very brittle. I was wondering about coconut oil. Has anyone tried it?
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Love coconut oil for hair, best stuff I've found honestly.
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I have a paint gelding that has a beautiful long mane and tail. His tail touches the ground and is very thick. His mane is also quit thick, but his mane and tail are both very brittle. I was wondering about coconut oil. Has anyone tried it?
It's the only thing I every put on mine's mane, tail or forelock. Helps if I need to untangle anything. Gives a healthy shine (while also being healthy for the hair). Is absorbed naturally so there's no need to remove it.

People waste a load of money buying "horsey" stuff for the manes and tails when all they need to do is stop by the grocery store and pick up some coconut oil.
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Ok thanks everyone!
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I've used it on my own hair and skin and love it :) so I'm sure it would work great, be safe and smell awesome on your boy!
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i use it for oil-pulling -- makes my teeth feel great

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post #7 of 7 Old 03-17-2014, 12:22 AM
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Like zeke, I use it on my own hair just before I shampoo (I let it soak in). For my horses, I use it either hours or a full day before I shampoo their mane and tails. Their is a difference between fractured/cold pressed, etc., but the results seem about the same. Anyway, I do not leave it in more that a day on my horses b/c it collects dirt big time. If I am not going to shampoo their main/t - I use vetrolin, dirt does not stick to it.

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