Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand
I've actually dyed her tail several times before
But it's really hard to do...most dyes you have to leave on for a minimum of 15-20 mins, and it's difficult to explain to my mare that she can't swish her tail for that amount of time, or she'll end up with black splashes on her golden coat
So this year I was attempting to find another solution. I'll have to check into that Vetrolin product you mentioned, because I really don't see spf 8 doing anything and I've noticed that seems to be all the higher you can get as far as spray in conditioners/detanglers go.
Once I even bought that Shapley's black horsey spray paint
and it ended up drying her tail out horribly and it took much longer than I had imagined to cover all the orange!
I wish they sold a simple shampoo with some dye in it that would gradually dye it darker after several washes...I tried that QuicBlack stuff but it does nothing except for turning my hands purple!
I could see how hair dye could be a difficult task
. I really like the Vetrolin shampoo and conditioner, it smells nice and gives the hair a nice shine. I'm not sure what the SPF rating on the conditioner is, or if it has any, but it might be worth a try! It would be really great if a company developed a sunscreen spray that has SPF 30 or more. I'd probably keep my gelding's tail down if I could find a product like that.
That's too bad that the Shapely's stuff dries hair out that much - it sounds like a handy product otherwise! I tried the Quicblack because the Quicksilver worked excellent on my leopard Appy, I thought it might work just as well. I had the same result as you
Good luck on your search! Hopefully someone else has some good ideas to lend!
ETA, maybe I found one!: Again, it doesn't have the SPF rating, but has good reviews from a couple different websites: http://www.amazon