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post #1 of 25 Old 12-15-2011, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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wd40 for manes and tails

Ok so I mentioned to a friend that I needed to get more show sheen if I want to grow out my horses mane since I can't get through it without it and she mentioned using wd40...is that ok to use on horses manes and tails...
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post #2 of 25 Old 12-15-2011, 11:15 PM
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Lots of people do use it with no issues but I am not a fan of it. IMHO, there are too many chemicals in there to be healthy for the hair. I much prefer to just keep a bottle of baby oil laying around the tack room. Works as well as anything and it's a whopping 97 cents at Wal-Mart.

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post #3 of 25 Old 12-15-2011, 11:19 PM
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As a detangler? Mane and Tail has detangler that I love using that also isn't very expensive if you can get the little bottle.
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I use mane and tail for my horses and even myself sometimes, haha. It's good stuff, and like Poseidon said, is cheap in the little bottles. Also, the conditioner is leave-in, so I usually buy the big container and put it in a spray bottle, then mix it with water, so that I can just spray their manes and tails and brush it out without using too much or needing water when it's impractical to use, etc.

Although I'd like to try the baby oil.
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Make sure no one smokes around you then
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Also (I agree with all the other posters), just a tip, if you're wanting to grow your horses's mane/tail out, I'd advise against using a silicone based product, like ShowSheen. In the long run, it'll make the hair more brittle and prone to breakage.

My favorite product for tails is Cowboy Magic detangler, along with literally soaking the tail in human conditioner on a monthly basis.
I don't like it so much for forelocks (too oily, weighs down the hair and attracts dirt in that area, that I've found) and it's alright on manes. My favorite for manes and forelocks is pretty much any kind of child's spray in detangler. I love how most of them don't leave a residue and they keep the hair light instead of weighing it down with a bunch of yuck.

Really though, I'm kind of a snob about Lacey's mane, tail, and forelock and there's a 99.9% likelihood that your horse will be just fine with whatever product you choose to use.

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post #7 of 25 Old 12-16-2011, 01:27 AM
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Laser Sheen makes my horse really soft on his body and his mane and tail very silky smooth and full of volume instead of being stringy. I definitely recommend it.
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Thanks. I usually use show sheen but I have heard cowboy magic is good too
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Believe it or not my Uncle showed many Grand Champion Percherons for more than 40 years and he never used a thing on his blacks but rags with coal oil on them. They were gorgeous! He said it was because it was a brightner and a bug spray all in one!
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post #10 of 25 Old 12-18-2011, 01:41 AM
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Believe it or not my Uncle showed many Grand Champion Percherons for more than 40 years and he never used a thing on his blacks but rags with coal oil on them. They were gorgeous! He said it was because it was a brightner and a bug spray all in one!
Does it have a smell to it? And is it flammable..lol?
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