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    04-22-2011, 03:48 PM
Hey jyuukai, do you know off hand if Vetrolin's shine spray has silicone in it?
I have had to quit using ShoSheen, as much as I loved it, because of the silicone. Some of my horses have issues with it....
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    04-22-2011, 04:03 PM
I don't know about the shine spay but I do use the shampoo - conditioner and the detangler. My horses are black and I get the dandruff looking issues as well - Vetrolin is the best I have come across yet for keeping it clear !
    04-22-2011, 04:21 PM
Originally Posted by SpiritedLittleCopperSpots    
Hey jyuukai, do you know off hand if Vetrolin's shine spray has silicone in it?
I have had to quit using ShoSheen, as much as I loved it, because of the silicone. Some of my horses have issues with it....
Equine Solutions: Vetrolin Shine by Farnam
This website says there is none in it, and I would agree. I don't get that slick handed feeling after applying it, and it always partly wears off in a day or two. It leaves my horses coat super clean and soft though! It has a ton of coat conditioners in it, and it has a sunscreen too to keep their coat from fading as much :)
It's my favorite of all the shine products so far! And it smells like heaven!
    04-22-2011, 04:32 PM
Thanks Midnight Angel and jyuukai!
I have a couple black horses as well, one of which is my "dandruff" king...
I have only tried the shampoo, as I all ready commented, and was really pleased with it.
So I think I am going to have to pick up some of the conditioner as well now.

    04-22-2011, 04:35 PM
Haha my mare is kinda black o.O She was born black, then she turned bay, and now she's black with very very heavy roaning. She gets the dandruff too and yeah it's a huge pain. I love how the shine spray is working for her though. The next time I get shampoo I plan to get the vetrolin stuff, as well!
    04-22-2011, 04:41 PM
Hmmm, just did some googling and found this....

Vetrolin® Shine
Ready-To-Use Spray Puts A Brilliant Shine On Coats, Manes and Tails
  • Contains salon-quality silicone, conditioners, Vitamin B5, and PABA sunscreen
  • Protects coat from stains, dust and weather
  • Detangles manes and tails
  • Won't make hair brittle and minimizes breakage
  • Available in 32 oz. With sprayer and 64 oz. Sizes
Guess I'll have to skip that one, bummer!
Thought I'd post it though in case any one else has to stay away from silicone.
    04-22-2011, 04:44 PM
Oh man, I'm a little bummed now. I'm glad you googled it before you got it. My quick google search apparently didn't work.
Maybe try googling Cowboy Magic Shine and see if that has silicon? I know people who use that religiously and it's quite nice.
    04-22-2011, 04:58 PM
Thanks, I looked into that one before as well.
It has
Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone, which are both silicone derivatives...

That seems to be my biggest problem with finding a really good Detangler, they all use silicone because it obviously works really well.
I have resorted to making my own detangle spray by just mixing 1 part water to 5 parts conditioner. Works good actually, but not nearly as well as those other products.
I know some people recommend baby oil, but you have to wash it out, so you really can only try that when it is warm enough to bath your horse.
    04-22-2011, 05:02 PM
My apologies for kind of "hi jacking" your thread Prayingcowgirl ....

But actually, I think a lot of the dandruff issues are caused by use of silicone based products, so it still applies to the original topic in a round about way?
    04-23-2011, 01:47 PM
Hi my horse had this and it drived me crazy, people were telling me to buy products some of which were over £30 pounds, in the end I bought some veggie oil from the supermarket and in a week or two the dandruff started to come off the skin, when most of it had loosened from his skin I gave him a bath and it has never come back...safe to say I give him a good glob in one of his meals per day, but a big bottle is only 2 to 3 pounds so it deffinatly is money friendly :)

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