Originally Posted by lakotalegend15
and there are always brushing aids, like show sheen that make the coat really shiny and detangle the mane and tail, but find one without silicone, because it dries out the hair!
( sorry to make two posts!)
silicone doesn't dry out the hair, what it actually does is coat the hair with a fine silicone layer not allowing the natural oils on the skin to absourb into the cuticle of the hair shaft. If you wash you horse with a demineralising shampoo and then condition after using a silicone based product, you will not see the apparent "drying" of the hair that would occur if you leave the product on
The hair appears "dry" because the natural shine is masked by the silicone that has gone dull after a few days of being on your horse.
This is a fact proved by scientific research not just my opinion