Originally Posted by waresbear
I always thought of dying my daughter's (now deceased) arab's tail when he started getting gray hairs but never did. Thanks for the photos, lets me know you can indeed do this. I have a breeding stock paint that is chestnut, and a loud chestnut paint, wonder if they would look good as blondes, maybe add some blue streaks like I had done in my hair???
Your kidding right......I assume you guys are buying pharmacy brand color too...
OK here we go, Do NOT
dye your horses mane tail forelock etc.... with human hair dye ESPECIALLY BLEACH!
Yeah yeah yeah it's on the shelf people use it to dye thier hair how bad can it be right? Ever see those old ladies with patchy, balding, straw like hair? Or the middle aged ladies with greenish tinted, balding, and or straw like hair? That's what you get from using pharmacy brand colors.
The hair dyes sold in a pharmacy have 3 to 5 times the amonia content and 2 to 3 times the peroxide content then salon brand colors. So your oh so inoccuous black instead of it being a 10 or MAX 20 volume is probably a 30 volume peroxide with triple the amonia content and that ladies = nasty hair. If you insist on buying hair dye, go to your locoal bio store, and buy ALL NATURAL hair dye or better yet, invest in a sheet or keep your horse stabled during the day and out at night.
This reply to all your posts is not intended to sound rude, it is meant to educate. Color is a chemical and should not be used by people with no training, as to the side effects that pharmacy brand color, ANY form of a color process can cause they are indeed numerous.
Going to the salon and getting your color done by a professional colorist is expensive for a reason girls, that 10-15 dollar box of hooey is cheap for a reason