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post #1 of 5 Old 09-04-2008, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Tail Dandruff

Scout has really really REALLY bad dandruff on his tail. There is more near the top of the tail, but none underneath (where the hair doesn't grow). The flakes are large and don't flake easily. I've been brushing it with a hairbrush to loosen up the skin, and then brushing out with a dandy brush. I've also been putting baby oil on it (mostly to stop the hair from breaking when he rubs), but this appears to be making it worse.

Is there ANYTHING I can do to cut down on the dandruff?


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post #2 of 5 Old 09-05-2008, 01:26 AM
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The Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner work well, my mare has terrible dandruff and they keep it away for a while.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-05-2008, 04:17 AM
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UGH... I hate head and shoulders... I've tried it on my own hair... and instead of "working wonders" like everybody claims... it did absolutely nothing but cause more dandruff. And I have it BAD. I'd say if it's really bad... use the medication shampoos like T-Gel. If not... go for anything that says "Anti-Dandruff" on it. I used some Palmolive shampoo for a while... and that truly did work wonders on my hair. I hardly have any problems with dandruff anymore.

Head and Shoulders works for some though... but I find it too expensive and that it doesn't work for me. Just experiment with different shampoos. Get the small hotel-type bottles (if you can find them), and try each before getting the economy sized... better that you KNOW that what you're using works... before you actually spend so much money getting it... ;)
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-09-2008, 06:26 PM
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Try massaging in some Virgin Coconut Oil.. you can find it at Walmart... it will moistureize the tail head (mane) and also pull it through the entire tail (and mane) Its a wonderful, natural moisturizer that will be absorbed by the hair shaft.
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-14-2008, 09:48 PM
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head and shoulders worked awsome for my gelding but if not the trick my ponyclub uses is listerine mouth wash also when you use baby oil comb it out with a small toothed comb...
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