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    08-04-2011, 05:20 AM
Cool improving mane braids

Hello! I was just wondering if any of you guys have any good tips on braiding manes. I know how to braid and am getting better, just wondering how to make them look nicer.
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    08-04-2011, 06:13 AM
Green Broke
Hey, this was just me a few months ago - until I had some awesome help from the forum & a friend. Having a neatly pulled mane is so much better than using scissors on it - previous mistake I made. Ek!

Never leave your mane dirty - some people say it makes it easier to braid, however it looks messy & you will loose points in presentation classes. Although shampooing your horses mane a few days before you braid it is much easier than braiding it the same day - its less "slippery". Also - braiding the mane/plaiting always seems to have these little "fray like" bits after your done.. however - this can be solved! Eggwhites, using them to "glue" the hair/mane down is amazing.
    08-04-2011, 06:56 AM
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I use a product called quickbraid. It makes the clean hair tacky so that you can get a good grip on it.

Braid TIGHTLY!! Pull tight evey time you cross a piece of hair over. And, braid flat on the neck. That way the braid will lay down onto the neck.
    08-05-2011, 05:31 PM
I agree with above posters. Pulling TIGHT and trying to keep them flat will help greatly. Other than that just practice practice practice. I haven't braided in quite a long time but when I did I would always take lots of pictures of my job and compare them. It was good motivation to keep trying to improve!
    08-06-2011, 05:23 PM
Braid tight, sew plaits if you can, I use a product called proplaits...

I prefer to plait on the morning as they turn out neat....

Also I like a dirty mane as its easier to grip (If I don't have any proplaits) and then I wipe between the plaits with a warm sponge...

I like the look of clean seperate plaits so go for distinct lines (Ie strong partings between the plaits) but make sure the skin in between is clean :)

    08-08-2011, 02:14 AM
Thanks guys!

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