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        11-14-2009, 04:18 AM
      #21
    Green Broke
    You can also do the wash and olive oil trick, it is really good on the hair itself and helps plump the strands so they are less likely to tangle in the future, Simply comb the mane very well, the gently wash it with an antibacterial(if not when you oil it you could get a mold problem) shampoo, let air dry, comb gently the saturate the enitre mane with olive oil and braid it tightly.Wash and rebraid as needed every few days or so when they get dirty, at least every 4 days or so. After a bit you shouldnt have to do it anymore. It takes some work, but after a bit it helps to repair the hairs. Plus olive oil is realllly cheap (i say olive oil not veggie or corn oil cause olive oil has more vitamins and stuff in it, plus I've found that after you wash it out it leaves a rather pleseant scent.)
         
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        11-14-2009, 05:57 AM
      #22
    Yearling
    Shocks is bad about getting dread locks and her mane is so dry.I use my shampoo and conditioner on her mane and work the knots out.Then I use my hair straightener on her.I only straighten it once a week or less, and it helps a bunch with keeping the knots out.

    Also,hmm how do I say this without offending anyone... If you look in the "African American hair product section" in stores "walmart,dollar store,ect.." the products are pretty cheap and most of the detangleing products come in decent sized jars.

    Once again I really hope I haven't offended anyone I just don't know how to explain it better than that.
         
        11-14-2009, 02:31 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    Kay guys, thanks! :)
         
        11-14-2009, 04:07 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Okay, so my brother has REAL dreadlocks and he told me that if he ever wanted to get them out with out shaving his head bald you put conditioner in it for 48 hours. Because horse hair is somewhat similar to people hair I think it would work, but you would have to hose of his main and be aware of shavings from the stall or grass from the paddock to get stuck in the main with will wet conditioner.
         
        11-19-2009, 09:39 PM
      #25
    Trained
    I would definitely braid once you get those out! It is a time saver, and keeps the mane and tails full, without all the overbrushing, and destruction to the hair.
         
        11-20-2009, 10:16 AM
      #26
    Green Broke
    We use generic hair conditioner or de-tangler. It makes the combing/brushing a lot easier.
         
        11-20-2009, 03:16 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    Wow! Thanks, everyone!
         
        11-21-2009, 09:57 AM
      #28
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Phantomcolt18    
    i would think if I used peanut butter the horses would eat each other hahaha
    LOL! NOM NOM NOM, why do you taste to good today?
         
        11-21-2009, 12:05 PM
      #29
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BaliDoll    
    cowboy magic is a miracle worker!! :)
    Deffinetly!!! But its exspensive :( I use WD40 I just spray it on and work it into to the mane and tail and use my fingers to spread the hairs out and work the knots out that way
         
        11-21-2009, 04:33 PM
      #30
    Weanling
    Anyone used the peanut butter trick yet? ;)
         

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