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post #1 of 6 Old 01-19-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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Flyaway Mane Hairs.

My mare has nasty flyaway hairs near the top of her mane. They're short stick straight up like a mohawk. I tried incorperating them into my pasture braids, but they always wiggle out. Even when I take her hair out of the braids, they still stick up. It just doesn't look neat. There are a lot of them; it isn't just a few strays. It's a real bother, all these wild loose hairs.

Should I just cut them? Stick them down with gell whenever I braid? (Which isn't working well currently.) Calm my diva self down?

It's just when I take her places and try to look pretty... She looks like she was electrocuted. Grrrr.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-20-2012, 12:17 AM
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I would only worry about it when you're going somewhere. If you really want to, buy a mesh mane tamer and she can wear it all the time. They actually work really well.

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-20-2012, 12:25 AM
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I really don't recommend cutting them... they'll just grow back, and probably more obvious than before. Everyone has baby hair (that's what I call it) have you tried flipping the mane to the other side and braiding?

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post #4 of 6 Old 01-20-2012, 03:11 PM
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I'd leave them alone. Then when you're braiding for a show, make sure you dampen the mane, spritz with hairspray (I use pump bottle not an aerosol) and make small tight braids. This will minimize flyaways or any overly untidy appearance.

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post #5 of 6 Old 01-20-2012, 03:32 PM
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Leave them to grow, for shows use hair spray or a matt hair gel!
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-20-2012, 09:56 PM
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Hehe, I have those darned things even on my hair. You know, those short hairs that seem to stick out -___- I affectionately call them "Sticklets" >.< I would not worry about them, unless you are going to a show. Then maybe get a mane tamer mesh thing, or a sleezy.
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