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post #1 of 12 Old 09-28-2010, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Question Quic Black shampoo on buckskin?

Ok so my buckskin's mane and tail (esp tail) are terribly sun bleached, I am talking orange nastiness in her once dark black tail :( I took some advice from a couple others and dyed her tail back to black with some hair dye, looks nice but now doesn't really match her forelock or mane! But I'm definitely not using hair dye in her forelock for fear of getting it in her eyes, and her mane just seems like it would be a super pain to dye and what if I get it all over her light colored coat??

I have some Quic Black shampoo that I used once on her tail a couple years ago but didn't realize it would turn my hands (and her butt) purple lol...so got that all over the place and rinsed it out pretty fast, didn't wait for the recommended 10 mins. Has anyone used that stuff on manes and/or forelocks? There aren't harsh chemicals so I am interested in using it, but it's SO hard to keep anything dark off the light coat of a buckskin, esp. In the mane area...anyone have any suggestions??

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post #2 of 12 Old 09-28-2010, 01:30 PM
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I don't know much about dying hair and all that stuff but there are natural hair dye options out there like Henna. This site says that their stuff is a powder that you mix with water so, hypothetically, you could make it into a paste and only get it exactly where you wanted it.
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I'd say use a semi permanent dye on her mane/tail if you have to.
Dye of any kind can damage hair..

Otherwise- don't worry about the quic black getting on your hands and her coat. It's not a dye, and it won't stain. It just helps to restore color, especially when used over time.

Preventatively you should apply something with sunscreen to the mane/tail to stop bleaching out next time.

I feel your pain though! :p My guy had a really messed up mane (rubbed out in spots, bleached, frizzy, fraying... you name it) when I got him, and I'm still trying to get it really pretty.
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I was thinking about using that shampoo on Rook; but I was afraid it would stain his white. So, what you're saying is that I can use it on him without messing up his socks and the spot on his shoulder?

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I was able to dye both the mane and tail on my buckskin mare with out any problems. Refer to Before and After....What do you think? to see before and after pictures. I used a non permenant dye made by Lorrell (sp?) that was a cream. For the mane, I layed a towel over under her mane and attached it to the halter and a rope that I put around the girth at the withers.
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I have also used Quick Black on my buckskin mare and it did not dye her skin, but only my hands (did not use gloves). I used it mainly for the mane and tail.
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I used some whitening shampoo on my palomino's mane and I was afraid of lightening his dark coat... so I took a towel, stuck it under his halter, ran it down his neck under his mane, tied a lead rope around his belly, and stuck the other end of the towel under that.

I dye my black mare's mane and forelock, and it doesn't get in her eyes. Just slick back the forelock into the mane and make sure you spray the hose in the direction that'll make the dye run down her neck instead of down her face. While the dye is soaking in, you can make a bunch of little buns with hair ties so the hair stays off her neck. When you rinse it out, the dye won't be able to sit on her neck and shoulders long enough to dye them. It's up to you, though.
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thanks for all the tips and good advice everyone!! I'm going to try the Quic black shampoo first and not fret as much about getting it on her coat :) will it minimize the orangey color from sun bleaching though? Also...what's a good product to protect from future bleaching?
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Yes it will minimize the orange :)

And I think most leave in conditioners/shine sprays will protect hair from the sun.
If you want sunscreen in it the only hair product I know of that has it is "Santa Fe" by Absorbine. It has SPF 8.

Hope that helps ya!
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Sweet thanks! :) I've been putting leave in conditioner in her hair recently lol...such a spoiled pampered little pony haha!

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