Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: In Sunny, HOT and HUMID S.C.
Tail, mane or forelock. The answer for growing them fast, thick or long is the same. Except for diet and care there's nothing you can really do. All three are determined by genetics. You can impeded them with a poor diet or poor care, but you cannot increase what their genetic makeup has determined will be the way they grow.
If the diet is optimal for health then all you can do is take care to reduce the number of hairs lost or broken. Comb or brush infrequently. When you do groom their hair use coconut oil to lubricate it and carefully work out any knots or tangles with your fingers before you put a comb to it. Do not use the comb or brush to workout a tangle if you encounter one that you missed.
The coconut oil will not cause it to grow faster or thicker, but it is good for the hair, makes it look nice, is absorbed by it naturally and makes it "slick" for when you are trying to work out any tangles or knots.
If the tail hair ever reaches the ground keep I mind that they can (and will) step on it (pulling out hair in the process) so you may want to trim it up an inch or two. I have to do that with my two periodically.
They're always going to be bigger and stronger so you better always be smarter. (One of my grandfather's many pearls of wisdom)