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    12-12-2011, 10:45 PM
Growing a thick tail

Is it possible at all?

My qh's tail looks like a brush for the toilet cleaning (so you can't look at it without the tears in your eyes). I'm sure she's proud of her "brush", however I'd really love to have something more than that. Any tips/suggestions (that REALLY work) would be greatly appreciated.
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    12-12-2011, 11:28 PM
The poor girl, I'm sure she's proud of her toilet brush Val! I'd say MTG but I've had mixed results with it. The one thing we've used for decades is jojoba oil. I get it by the gallon from Solid Gold, dilute it and use as a conditioner. Then the joy of braid it & bag it.

You could always take her to the salon & get her a weave
    12-13-2011, 09:14 AM
Lol! Thanks, MHFQ! I tried to use MTG on her mane (that is also quite poor), but with no success (plus it smelt ugly). I'll give a try to jojoba. May be she'll grow some. Hmmmmm....
    12-13-2011, 09:17 AM
I gotta agree.. didn't you know bogbrush was in this season

My dad's mare's tail was alright, then grew downwards to a tip. So our trainer got a pair of scissors out and cut it at the thickest point to let it grow down. Winter now, so no flies to shoo!

Also when combing through use a silicone based tail spray so it helps prevent tail hairs snapping.

Or just use extensions....
    12-13-2011, 09:56 AM
Thanks, Duffy!

I'm not big about extensions to be honest. Plus she's dark sorrel, really deep color, so I'm not positive how easy it'll be to find a matching tail .

I kinda remember someone using tail bag and it helped with getting it thicker, but I hardly can imagine it should.
    12-13-2011, 09:59 AM

I was joking about the tail extensions... can you actually get them?!?!?!?!
    12-13-2011, 10:00 AM
Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    
can you actually get them?!?!?!?!
You mean in store? Oh, yes, you can. :)
    12-13-2011, 11:07 AM
Is she rubbing and breaking it off? Is her tail really dry?
    12-13-2011, 12:53 PM
Originally Posted by mls    
Is she rubbing and breaking it off? Is her tail really dry?
No, no rubbing, losing hair or anything like that (not dry either). Just thin and quite uneven. Like some people have very little hair. Her mane is poor too - not much to pull.
    12-13-2011, 03:02 PM
It really comes down to they either have it or the do not. Not much you can do to make it what genetics will not do. You can help it out and keep it from braking to some extent but if they do not have the ability to grow a long thick tail there is not much you can do.

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