MTG attracts dirt on my horses white tail, mane and forlock so I don't use it. I use a detangler that doesn't have alcohol as an ingredient because it dries out the hair. Then I use the body brush on the tail and mane. I put the tail end on the top of my leg and start at the bottom and work my way up. Once the bottom is tangle free, I divide the tail in fourths and work each piece separately up to the base of the tail. If you look at the body brush when have finished and you have done it correctly, you will only have 2 or 3 hairs that you've lost.