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    05-23-2013, 11:01 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by equiniphile    
Why don't you dye it, but put towels or a sheet on her so she doesn't get it on her coat?
I tried that approach but the towels kept sliding off! I really need an assistant if I am going to dye it again
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    05-23-2013, 11:02 PM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Celeste    
There are some men's hair dyes that only have to be left on for 3 minutes.
I wonder how many chemicals are in them though? The ones I have used are usually the semi-permanent weaker dyes.
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    05-23-2013, 11:04 PM
I've never tried the dye. My horse fades a lot. She is a black.
    05-24-2013, 03:40 PM
Green Broke
Hmmm found these, never heard of them before...gonna try the Blueberry & Blackberry just to see if it works better than the Quic Black does. And I ordered some Quic Shade to keep any further bleaching from happening hopefully! I will let you all know what this stuff does, if anything!

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    05-24-2013, 05:21 PM
I used this on a liver chestnut I was fitting for a show, and it worked great. She lived in the pasture but didn't fade at all.

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    05-24-2013, 10:04 PM
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!
What about throwing an old sheet or blanket on her while the dye sets? I've seen it done at the show stable I worked at, their studs tail would sun bleach and the BO had an old thin sheet just for that purpose...
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    05-26-2013, 04:29 AM
Use a black henna. Works wonders AND conditions my black horses mane and tail. Apply according to directions and wrap in plastic wrap while the color sets. I got this advice last year in this forum.
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    05-26-2013, 09:46 AM
Green Broke
I've heard of henna! Where would I get some?
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    05-26-2013, 11:45 AM
I have used some spray paint like stuff that is made for show cows on my buckskins tail that has the same problem as yours.. I used it for one show late in the year when it was bad at the top, it either brushes or washes right out:) I don't care what her tail looks like most of the time, so it works well for me
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    05-26-2013, 12:56 PM
Go to a natural grocery store or vitamin store to find the henna dyes. Let me know how it works!

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