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  • Equine tail conditioner without silicone
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    01-27-2012, 03:02 PM
  #21
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Mstar    
Just watch that product doesn't contain silicone, which I believe it does (I use it myself, LOVE it!) However it really just coats the hair with a slick substance and is actually drying. It feels great, but does more harm than good over time. (and is kind of expensive to use for a horse!). I think it would work great for horse shows though, add shine and repel dirt! I just wouldn't use it regularly to actually condition, because it doesn't. If you can find it at Walmart, get some Palmers Coco Butter Bath Oil. Stuff is AMAZING and smells like chocolate! Win-win!). But it's not good for shows because the dirt sticks to it a bit.
This doesn't have silicone in it; I checked last night.
     
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    01-27-2012, 04:48 PM
  #22
Weanling
Mane and Tail conditioner has coconut oil in it. I loooove the shampoo and conditioner. All good ingredients, no silicon. It makes the mane and tail feel soft and awesome. Recently I bought the detangler, which also has no silicon. I used it a bunch at the beginning of winter and my boy's tail STILL feels soft! I'm in love with this stuff.

I really wanted to get a coconut oil spray, but I couldn't find much near me. I resorted to Mane n Tail, but I'm happy with it anyway.
     
    01-27-2012, 09:47 PM
  #23
Weanling
I have been wanting to put some coconut oil in Legend's mane and tail for awhile as they are all pretty dry, so when I was digging through my pantry I found some cooking Coconut Oil, and thee only ingredient was "Coconut Oil". That's all. So, I went ahead and rubbed it in my hands to melt it and rubbed it through his mane and tail, it like absorbed instantly and immidiatly seemed to make his mane and tail all soft (: So, I put a tad more in, and then I realized something... I realized that tonight, its going to get about 32* and the coconut oil gets hard with anything above about 70*... So, what is it going to do to his mane and tail??
     
    01-28-2012, 05:12 AM
  #24
Yearling
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Oooooooh, looks good - I want to try that now
     
    01-28-2012, 07:36 AM
  #25
Trained
I actually started thinking about it myself after the thread about the pure coconut oil-the thick stuff everyone was talking about. I did find it at Walmart-2 kinds, actually, in the Walmarts that have the grocery store. But, it looks like Crisco, so just couldn't bring myself to spend the $6 on it, when I can get-again at Walmart in the hair section-another oil similar to what the OP got, but may be Argan oil? Was mot much more, yeah there is lots less, but I love it!
I put it in my guys mane and tail to condition them for the long term braiding we do this time of year to keep the mud and ice from being a disaster. Works great, and when he got back outside his girlfriends thought he smelled all sexy too!
     
    01-28-2012, 10:33 AM
  #26
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Legend    
I have been wanting to put some coconut oil in Legend's mane and tail for awhile as they are all pretty dry, so when I was digging through my pantry I found some cooking Coconut Oil, and thee only ingredient was "Coconut Oil". That's all. So, I went ahead and rubbed it in my hands to melt it and rubbed it through his mane and tail, it like absorbed instantly and immidiatly seemed to make his mane and tail all soft (: So, I put a tad more in, and then I realized something... I realized that tonight, its going to get about 32* and the coconut oil gets hard with anything above about 70*... So, what is it going to do to his mane and tail??
It'll freeze, which will cause it to dry out/cause more damage. Found that out when I took my dog out to go to the bathroom after putting the stuff in. It doesn't freeze that fast when its like 40 - 50 out (that's when I put it on my horses), but an alternative during the colder days is a baby oil/water solution. I think I do 6 ounces baby oil and fill the rest up with water and it doesn't freeze/attract dirt/make the horse oily. I have the spray bottle that has measurements on it. Looks like the one pictured below.



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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
I actually started thinking about it myself after the thread about the pure coconut oil-the thick stuff everyone was talking about. I did find it at Walmart-2 kinds, actually, in the Walmarts that have the grocery store. But, it looks like Crisco, so just couldn't bring myself to spend the $6 on it, when I can get-again at Walmart in the hair section-another oil similar to what the OP got, but may be Argan oil? Was mot much more, yeah there is lots less, but I love it!
I put it in my guys mane and tail to condition them for the long term braiding we do this time of year to keep the mud and ice from being a disaster. Works great, and when he got back outside his girlfriends thought he smelled all sexy too!
This stuff is usually on sale once a month at my Wal Mart for like $4 and buy one get the other half off. I bulk up until the next sale.

My horses are the same way!
     
    01-30-2012, 02:00 PM
  #27
Foal
Is it no-rinse?

Great tips here - do you have to rinse out the coconut or baby oil? I'm looking for cold weather options for mane and tail care.
Anne
     
    01-30-2012, 09:01 PM
  #28
Weanling
No, the coconut oil is absorbed and doesn't have to be diluted at all. I don't rinse out the baby oil solution I mentioned; it absorbs into the hair pretty much like the coconut oil except if you use too much baby oil it can get oily and attract dirt. The solution I mentioned has worked good for me, and doesn't attract much dirt.

I live in 20 - 30 degree weather right now. ;)

Glad its helping. (:
     

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