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    05-21-2012, 11:02 PM
  #21
Foal
I think oh vair oh meant that henna is free of synthetic chemicals. I'd never thought of using henna on animals, but I suppose it would work really well. I've used it on my own hair (before and after using more nasty chemical dyes) and it's done wonders for it. It can even be used as a conditioner when used sparingly.
     
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    05-25-2012, 06:23 PM
  #22
Weanling
Just ordered some colored extensions for my horse and my mom's. A little hokey yeah but it'll be fun for us on trail rides together. I just got 5 teal for mom and 2 orange with 3 lime for me. We'll stick to tail application only. Oh and I got a different color fiber optic light one for each of us for evening rides.
     
    05-26-2012, 11:58 AM
  #23
Weanling
Hoofprints in the Sand: Shapleys spray is made from chalk. Of course it made her hair dry and brittle: you took all the moisture out. That's kind of what chalk is good at. Washing it off the same day doesn't do any harm. I've covered my mare in the white spray (paint pony lol) and never had any issues.
     
    05-29-2012, 12:32 PM
  #24
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by rascalboy    
Hoofprints in the Sand: Shapleys spray is made from chalk. Of course it made her hair dry and brittle: you took all the moisture out. That's kind of what chalk is good at. Washing it off the same day doesn't do any harm. I've covered my mare in the white spray (paint pony lol) and never had any issues.
Oh yeah I have no doubt it's not really for leaving in for long periods of time, unless you want their hair to break apart. As far as I know, most just use it before a show to enhance color or cover up blemishes. I just thought I'd give it a go, but didn't like it.

I'm done dying my mare's tail though, it's more trouble than it was worth....now I'm trying this shampoo out, although not really seeing any less of the sun bleached orange so who knows how well it even works:

     
    05-30-2012, 02:02 AM
  #25
Foal
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Originally Posted by Nevreme    
I would never put a human hair dye on a horse after seeing the damage it has done to my own hair.

I have, however, used Kool-Aid on one of the gray ponies at my barn and had no issues except a bit of stickiness. But that was only because we forgot to use shampoo when we washed it out. It's really cool though, because three weeks later his mane is still cotton candy pink :)
Hey I was wondering how you dyed it with Kool-Aid? I need to start finding ways to dye my horses mane and tail for parades, I've been using that spray on color you use on your hair for like Halloween, only problem is with the wind where I live you wind up dying the rest of the horse too! Hahaha
     
    05-30-2012, 07:22 AM
  #26
Weanling
You just get the koolaid packets, add water, and apply. Use less water for a darker color. We used to do this to our dogs :)
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    05-30-2012, 09:38 AM
  #27
Green Broke
Boldcomic I just wanted to assure you that those mane and tail extensions are AWESOME!! I went on a long long easter ride and thought that I may end up loosing those extensions from my girl swishing at flies and shaking her head, but nope. Even through the mud they stayed in :)


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    05-30-2012, 12:05 PM
  #28
Green Broke
Omg those are SO fun!! I'm already dreaming of Halloween ideas!! Those would have worked wonderfully for my friend and I who dressed our horses up as My Little Ponies one year! (Sandie was Applejack)

     
    05-30-2012, 05:25 PM
  #29
Weanling
@lilkitty90 : Those look great in your horses tail. I'm glad you posted because that was my only worry. I didn't want them falling out along the trail. Especially since I got my mom a red on for her horse to wear. She kicks and if the red hair falls out it kind of defeats the purpose. Can't wait to get mine!!
     
    05-30-2012, 06:16 PM
  #30
Green Broke
Yeah the only thing you need to do is when you clip them in, lightly tug on them to make sure they are snug, and they lasted us our 3 hour ride.
     

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