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    08-07-2011, 05:21 PM
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Weanling
Question about Quic Braid

I have about two bottles of Quic Braid, that only get used when I band or braid for bigger shows, which is only about 4-6 times a year. The other shows are just schooling shows, and in that case, I just let him spend a night wearing a slicker, to get his mane laying flatter, and then I just leave it natural. It works, but by the last couple of classes his mane returns to being pretty unruly.

If I sprayed his mane down with Quic Braid, brushed it out, then put it in the slicker, would that help more if his mane was a little tackier as it dried? I usually just wet his mane with a wet sponge, and then let it dry under the slicker.. His mane refuses to lay flat otherwise, so water and a slicker isn't quite enough. I don't worry about it too much, since they're just little schooling shows, but still..

This is a recent thing, since I don't usually pull his mane. But a couple months ago, I got a pulling comb after his mane, and since there's less weight there to lay it down, it just flops up along his neck. It does look much nicer though... when it's flat.
     
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    08-07-2011, 08:31 PM
  #2
Trained
Quic braid I don't believe helps the mane lay any flatter, it's purpose is, if you read on the bottle, to give you grip when you braid or band. A damp mane & a slinky or sleazy work the best to make a mane lie flat against the neck. If his mane still won't lie flat, then you'll have to braid or band.
     
    08-07-2011, 08:34 PM
  #3
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Sort of it would work but regular hair gel works good too...
     
    08-07-2011, 08:40 PM
  #4
Weanling
I know what it's for, and I've used it for braiding for several years, but I what I was wondering was, with it being a stickier product, if would keep his mane lying flat longer than just letting his mane dry does. He needs a product of some sort. I do use gel when I band or braid, but it's messy. So I was wondering if quic braid, would keep it together any easier without all the mess.

Banding just isn't a sensible thing to do when it's just a 30 or so person show, and I only do four out of the six classes offered. The classes are spread out, and his mane just goes back to running up his neck pretty quickly.
     
    08-07-2011, 08:43 PM
  #5
Weanling
And to add, gel gives his mane a kind of hard, crunchy look, and it loses it's shine. Not very soft or pretty for halter.
     
    08-07-2011, 08:49 PM
  #6
Trained
I use a leave in conditioner for Mr G, wet his mane, massage in the conditioner, comb out and put his sleazy on and leave him, his mane will stay looking tidy for a few tests.
     
    08-07-2011, 08:57 PM
  #7
Trained
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
I use a leave in conditioner for Mr G, wet his mane, massage in the conditioner, comb out and put his sleazy on and leave him, his mane will stay looking tidy for a few tests.
Yes, this is the best idea, softens the mane up so will allow the slinky to flatten it out. Whereas gel makes the hair stiff & crunchy, so does Quic Braid. Have you ever noticed when Quic Braid drips on your horse's coat, it leaves a whitiesh residue?
     
    08-07-2011, 09:15 PM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
I use a leave in conditioner for Mr G, wet his mane, massage in the conditioner, comb out and put his sleazy on and leave him, his mane will stay looking tidy for a few tests.
Thanks! I'll try that next show.

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Originally Posted by waresbear    
Yes, this is the best idea, softens the mane up so will allow the slinky to flatten it out. Whereas gel makes the hair stiff & crunchy, so does Quic Braid. Have you ever noticed when Quic Braid drips on your horse's coat, it leaves a whitiesh residue?
I havn't also noticed Quic Braid leaving it crunchy.. I guess I just always brush it out a lot. My gel is super heavy extra duty hold, so it makes his mane look discusting. I havn't noticed a residue either? Do you notice it every time you use it?
     
    08-07-2011, 09:24 PM
  #9
Trained
Yes, I can clearly see where has it dripped onto the horse's fur, much like liquid hair gel would look if it dripped. Maybe you are neater than I am when I band/braid, lol.
     
    08-07-2011, 09:44 PM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
Yes, I can clearly see where has it dripped onto the horse's fur, much like liquid hair gel would look if it dripped. Maybe you are neater than I am when I band/braid, lol.
Hmmmm. Maybe shake it up a bit before you spray it? Is it left out where it can get warm? It kinda sounds like maybe some stuff settled to the bottom, so what's spraying isn't the full mixed stuff...
     

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