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    10-28-2011, 04:03 PM

I have read a few other posts and comments about manes and tails but none seem to match what I have...
My chestnut twh has a very thick mane!!! I can't even describe it. So I will try
His mane is long and thick and used to go to his shoulders. I loved the long hair. But it is always knotted at the end of the day. Not just little knots. Like full out dreads were put in his hair. I couldn't deal with it anymore so I cut most of his off to a medium cut now... not to short. But for next summer how do I keep it from dreads. I brushed it every day and it would still get all knotted and sometimes I had to just cut that area. I even braided his hair once and it was a little better but not much

Any ideas
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    10-28-2011, 05:47 PM
Use cowboy magic detangler when you brush it out, it helps to prevent the tangles as well as removes them. Also makes it shiny and fluffy lol
    10-28-2011, 08:02 PM
I use MTG and it works wonders. Although it smells terrible! Sometimes I will even use a human conditioner and it seems to work. Leaves them smelling good too
    10-28-2011, 08:06 PM
Just a question.. you didn't actually cut the mane did you? Because if its too thick, when it gets short it will stick out more and more.. you know what, just watching this:
    11-15-2011, 05:41 PM
Sorry so late. I just cut the dreads out. They are still long hair but its not to his shoulder anymore. I couldn't even get a comb in it. But I will have to try pulling it.

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