Savanna's mane is very long and thick as well as naturally wavy. I don't like braiding manes for two reasons: I don't like the way they look, and I HATE tedious braiding. However, I am moving away from dry-combing Sav's mane and am now spraying it with detangler and picking debris (mostly hay) out of it.
Here're my questions.
Should I braid her mane in large, loose braids daily, only undoing the braids to clean the mane? If I don't run my fingers through it or mess with it, the longest part of her mane will tangle make a knot. But I try not to brush it. Should I condition and braid it while it's still damp? How often should I undo the braids?
Here's Savanna's mane (the best shots I have - I'll get more soon!)
Any tips about making her tail look thicker would be welcomed as well! :)