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post #11 of 33 Old 01-18-2012, 08:07 PM
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Unless you were to do some fancy human hair tricks on him, his hair is always going to look like that no matter what It's just how his DNA says he should be.
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all I see is where it got wet from the rain lol
but not on the horse's back? That's usually where the rain pattern is too. Why I asked


I know brushing the horse's mane and tail and forelock with a paddle brush helped my horse's mane before fluffier. That and a nice leave in conditioner. But seriously it looks good.

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I know brushing the horse's mane and tail and forelock with a paddle brush helped my horse's mane before fluffier. That and a nice leave in conditioner. But seriously it looks good.
I love using conditioner, makes the hair so much easier to work with and gives a pretty glow :) I agree, if his mane was a little drier than it is in the picture, I'd say it's really pretty.
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I love using conditioner, makes the hair so much easier to work with and gives a pretty glow :) I agree, if his mane was a little drier than it is in the picture, I'd say it's really pretty.
are you sayin his hair looks wet in the pic? Don't look so to me lol and are you talking body hair or mane?
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all I see is where it got wet from the rain lol
Sorry, I assumed when you said that, that it had just rained and he was a little damp- thus why his hair was so flat and a little dirty looking. I still like his mane, I just think it it'd look better cleaned up
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Sorry, I assumed when you said that, that it had just rained and he was a little damp- thus why his hair was so flat and a little dirty looking. I still like his mane, I just think it it'd look better cleaned up
I agree it'd look better. Wish I had someone around who could give me pointers
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Have you tried just spending a day with a soft (nothing harsh, you could rip out the hair.) brush and some conditioner and shampoo? You can learn a lot of new things just playing around with the mane :) That's how I eventually figured out how to get my mares hair to "obey"
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Have you tried just spending a day with a soft (nothing harsh, you could rip out the hair.) brush and some conditioner and shampoo? You can learn a lot of new things just playing around with the mane :) That's how I eventually figured out how to get my mares hair to "obey"
I actually bought mane and tail shampoo and used when weather was warm but at the time I was using a comb and later found out about brushing it. So yeah when I get another warm day I can see doing some of that shampooing and conditioning then brushing out.
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He has a very pretty mane :) I'd suggest to stop combing it though, I did after finding that more and mores hair were being forced loose. I like to use my fingers for those witch knots, and then the soft body brush to get the hair straight (which will make it poofier if you do this when its wet), and then I take a soft horse hair face brush to "shine" it out with just a smudge of baby oil. Gotta be careful on the baby oil that you don't weight all the hair down, just a tiny bit glistened over the facial brush to give a shine :)

Edit: Brush BEFORE you wash as well! That way all the shampoo and conditioner doesn't get trapped in the knots, and can fully saturate the hair.
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He has a very pretty mane :) I'd suggest to stop combing it though, I did after finding that more and mores hair were being forced loose. I like to use my fingers for those witch knots, and then the soft body brush to get the hair straight (which will make it poofier if you do this when its wet), and then I take a soft horse hair face brush to "shine" it out with just a smudge of baby oil. Gotta be careful on the baby oil that you don't weight all the hair down, just a tiny bit glistened over the facial brush to give a shine :)

Edit: Brush BEFORE you wash as well! That way all the shampoo and conditioner doesn't get trapped in the knots, and can fully saturate the hair.
yeah been stopped using the comb.

Soft brush as in like a men's hair brush, or with those types of bristles?
I use one of these as to suggestions from people on here, but I think if I used one of these also it would help fluff it. First one is one I use, 2nd one is one I think I might need to use as well
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