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post #1 of 14 Old 05-18-2014, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Detangiling a really tangled mane?

What are some good tips/ products?
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-18-2014, 10:44 PM
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Cornstarch. Smoosh it into the tangles then starting at the bottom, pick them out. The cornstarch makes the hair slippery and doesn't have to be washed out.
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post #3 of 14 Old 05-18-2014, 11:04 PM
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Cowboy Magic is good, but pricey.

Some people around here use WD-40, and there are a lot of wives tales regarding what it's made of. But it contains aliphatic hydrocarbons and I really don't want that stuff all over my horse and my hands.
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post #4 of 14 Old 05-19-2014, 09:32 AM
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Mane and Tail Detangler has always worked wonders for me. I swear on it. It isn't crazy expensive either! Try it. And untangle with your fingers a section at a time. Then brush it with a medium or hard brush. I don't use combs bc of all the ripping of hair.

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Store brand biosilk or cowboy magic. I just got the vetrolin detangle and shine serum.. It's a bit more concentrated, which I personally like. My mares tail always going into "dread locks" and it's a PAIN to brush without ripping it out. When I put in the vetrolin it brushed out smooth as silk!! NOT A SINGLE KNOT! I'll probably get the vetrolin detangle next time.
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Cowboy Magic. Yes, it is expensive but one bottle will last you forever. I discovered it about 4 or 5 years ago and I still have the same bottle. A little bit goes a long way.
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Lol ok, thanks guys! Will see if I can get theese tangles out!
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Cowboy magic felt greasy to me, I didnt like the mess on my hands. I use a children's detangler spray , very cheap at a discount store, and it works pretty well with no greasy feel.
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Cowboy Magic is good, but pricey.

Some people around here use WD-40, and there are a lot of wives tales regarding what it's made of. But it contains aliphatic hydrocarbons and I really don't want that stuff all over my horse and my hands.
While it's not all that's in there, fish oil is the main ingredient in WD-40 and while I'd have to do more research, I would think that it wouldn't be as bad (or at least any worse) than most fly sprays but I could be wrong. Just food for thought! I don't know that you would want to leave it in, however... May not be good for the hair much like silicone based shine/detangler products.
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post #10 of 14 Old 05-19-2014, 01:09 PM
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There's no fish oil in WD-40. That's an urban myth.

Here's the MSDS:
http://www.wd40company.com/files/pdf...d494716385.pdf

Which also says: "Avoid prolonged skin contact"
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