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post #1 of 8 Old 05-13-2012, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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Wrapping the tail..

So I want to start wrapping my show horses tail before show season.. so help grow it out a bit and try and make her tail less course..

What products can I put in her tail before wrapping it in a tail wrap to help soften it.. I know MTG but other then that..? Both her mane/tail is SO course and hard to manage .. advice to make it softer and more manageable? Last show season I had to spend a week .. pulling it, cutting it, and taming her mane.... It wouldnt be so bad if it wasnt so course.

After a week of work it worked out pretty well haha
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-13-2012, 11:16 AM
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coconut oil.!! its amazing i use it in my boys hair as well as mine i love it! it makes it so soft and keeps it from breaking as much
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post #3 of 8 Old 05-15-2012, 01:09 PM
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I always used infusium 23 spray in conditioner. Left the tail silky soft and also doesn't contain products that damage the hair. Would suggest washing and rinsing VERY well. Spray the leave in conditioner on. Braid. And wrap up in an old sock. I use the sock because it keeps the horses tail up higher and so out of mud and dirt and I have mare so less peeing on the dail as well. And don't do anything else to the tail until day before ready to show. Only rebraid if is completely coming apart, but a little mess is ok. The rule of thumb is the less you mess with it the less hairs that are damaged and lost.

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Where would you buy that spray in conditioner??

Also I've used the coconut milk.. but its in such a small bottle id be buying a bunch of it to use it on her thick tail on a reg basis.. or do you buy it somewhere in larger quanities??
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I've been using a Moroccan Oil w/ Argon Oil conditioner and have the softest, silkiest manes and tails I've ever had.

I shampoo really good (sometimes 2 or 3 times) and then apply the conditioner and let it sit for 5 minutes, then rinse *most* of it out. Comb through and then I'm good to go.

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post #6 of 8 Old 05-17-2012, 12:49 PM
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You want coconut OIL, not coconut milk. A 16oz jar of coconut oil should last at least 2 months, if not more. You can get it at most grocery stores in the organic foods department. Coconut oil is solid in temperatures under 76 degrees, and pretty much always comes in a glass jar. The brand I have right now is Spectrum, it is reasonably priced and available at most grocery stores.
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I use the coconut oil on Rascal. I heated it in the microwave and poured it from the glass bottle into an old conditioner bottle with a pump. It's a black bottle so a little time in the sun and it is perfect consistency. I tried some of the leave in conditioners, I honestly think they dried his hair out more than adding nothing, in the long run.

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Where would you buy that spray in conditioner??

Also I've used the coconut milk.. but its in such a small bottle id be buying a bunch of it to use it on her thick tail on a reg basis.. or do you buy it somewhere in larger quanities??
You can get it at any drug store that sells hair products.

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