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    05-14-2012, 09:08 PM
One thing I can say is be sure you fly spray him well because him swishing his tail makes it worse :)
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    05-14-2012, 09:13 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by LovesMyDunnBoy    
One thing I can say is be sure you fly spray him well because him swishing his tail makes it worse :)
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Ha ha, I always give him a good spraying, especially at the expo center as they have a pond right outside and there are usually TONS of mosquitoes. I made the mistake of forgetting to spray him last show (March) and I figured it was too early in the year for mosquitoes anyway and when I got there the next morning his back was covered in mosquito bites :(

He also gets Smart-BugOff which also helps a LOT. For shows I usually spray with Pyrhanna as I love the gleam it gives him... no need for coat polish at all.
    05-15-2012, 02:05 PM
Dryer sheets. Rub a dryer sheet over your the hair and it will remove the static. Also works great for your own hair as well.
    05-15-2012, 02:09 PM
Why not use a thick conditioner? My hair gets staticy in winter and I have to use a thick conditioner and have no issues after the first use. I use BioLage for me. What about a condition with Moroccan Oil and Argon Oil, I currently have that for my horses and its great for the mane and tail.
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    05-17-2012, 11:52 AM
Back many years ago I had a problem with static electricity in my hair. On one of my trips to a get my hair trimmed/cut the beautician told me when I washed my hair to leave a bit of the creme rinse conditioner in the final rinse. That certainly worked for me.

Then the QH mare that found me and we found each other at the same moment, some 17 years ago could really grow a tail, long and thick. I used a spray mane and tail detangler with silicone as the main ingredient. It worked wonders for controlling static electricity in her tail.
    05-17-2012, 11:56 AM
Green Broke
Well, I've armed my show trunk with Static guard, show sheen, champion Peppi, spray in conditioner and a bottle of "Hask Pacenta leave in spray" which the lady at the beauty supply store swears to and says it's actually good for the hair and won't dry it. She said a lot of local showers put that in their horses tails for shows to keep it fluffy without static. I tried it yesterday after his bath and was pleased with the results but going to bring the whole arsenal anyway.
    05-17-2012, 01:39 PM
Coconut oil!!!!!!!!!!!! My mare's tail has no more static and no more tangles... well, the tiny tangles it gets now are SUPER easy to brush out, nothing like the "dread lock" type tangles that she used to get if I went even 3 days without brushing her tail. Coconut oil is amazing. You can put it on wet or dry hair, start at the top and work your way down, working your way through the hair with your fingers. Then brush it to make sure it is evenly distributed. It'll look kind of stringy and greasy at first and you'll be like "WHY the heck did I try this!?!??!" But a couple of hours later (or the next day) it's like the fairy godmother of beautiful tails paid a visit. It truly moisturises, does NOT dry it out, doesn't coat the hair in "plastic" like show sheen and cowboy magic and the like, not greasy once it's absorbed, and it smells good!!! It also makes the hair stronger. I put it in my mare's tail once a week.

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