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    11-30-2011, 06:58 PM
  #21
Showing
I use just a regular hair brush. Avoid combs and they tend to make it more stringy.. or so I've noticed.

Hm.. well try a dollar store de-tangler. Use it sparingly and spray it at a distance of at least a foot away so the hair doesn't get damp. It'll not look right for a few days, but if you keep it up, it'll start staying more to the other side and will be a lot more fluffy.

Also brushing it from the underside (starting at the bottom and working to the top, works too.

For the tail, de-tangle it as usual, starting at the bottom and what not. But then after you are done, part it into sections and de-tangle and brush the underside of each section, and let it fall down. It'll get a lot fluffier and with the leave in detangler/conditioner spray, it will turn out shiny and soft/silky
     
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    11-30-2011, 06:59 PM
  #22
Yearling
My comments are in bold.


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Originally Posted by nyg052003    
1. Should it be on the other side?
It doesn't matter what side the mane is on.

2. Do they sell show sheen in dollar stores?
I don't think so. If you go to your local Walmart you *might be able to find Cowboy Magic Mane and Tail detangler. But you can definitely find them in a tack store.

3. Seems like combing the hair is what should be done right lol? What brush would you use on the hair? I mean my hair is short so I brush it. Seems like combing would work with that stringy hair right
There are specific combs for manes but you don't HAVE to use them. This is what I use:

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    11-30-2011, 07:03 PM
  #23
Weanling
Thanks to all the replies. How often would I need to spray the hair to at least get if underway of being fluffy


And don't spray close so it won't look wet?

That's what I was doing I thought it would help for it to be soaked some so it would set in better
     
    11-30-2011, 07:09 PM
  #24
Showing
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Originally Posted by nyg052003    
thanks to all the replies. How often would I need to spray the hair to at least get if underway of being fluffy


And don't spray close so it won't look wet?

That's what I was doing I thought it would help for it to be soaked some so it would set in better

Well hair is fluffy because roots are lifted and air gets inbetween the hairs.. if you just get it really damp them it gets stiff, stringy, and sometimes sticky (depends on what you use) so it's better to use it sparingly.. work it into the hair via brushing, let it sit, and refluff.

Yeah it doesn't matter what side it is on, but I noticed when I brushed it on that side on my horse, it got a lot fluffier, kind of like when we change the parts in our hair from the right side to the left, the roots stick up and when you brush it, you have more volume.

It's just a suggestion :) Worked on my horse
     
    11-30-2011, 07:20 PM
  #25
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
Well hair is fluffy because roots are lifted and air gets inbetween the hairs.. if you just get it really damp them it gets stiff, stringy, and sometimes sticky (depends on what you use) so it's better to use it sparingly.. work it into the hair via brushing, let it sit, and refluff.

Yeah it doesn't matter what side it is on, but I noticed when I brushed it on that side on my horse, it got a lot fluffier, kind of like when we change the parts in our hair from the right side to the left, the roots stick up and when you brush it, you have more volume.

It's just a suggestion :) Worked on my horse
what do you mean when you say refluff. I'm a guy by the way lol
     
    11-30-2011, 07:58 PM
  #26
Showing
Brush from the underside again :P
     
    11-30-2011, 08:07 PM
  #27
Weanling
My mare had dreadlocks on her entire mane..actually she was muddy from head to tail!
     
    11-30-2011, 08:09 PM
  #28
Showing
That sounds like my horse :P Yet I always manage to get him white again.. people actually come up and ask me how I keep him so white haha.. my goodness he's a mud baby.

I seriously love laser sheen though... it turns mud into fine dust that just sweeps away
     
    11-30-2011, 09:35 PM
  #29
Showing
The kind of brush that I use is a cheapo paddle brush from the dollar store (use the same kind on my own hair). My thinking is that if it can brush the tangles out of mine without ripping half of it out or breaking the other half, it can do just as well for my horses. Since you are a guy and probably not used to caring for long hair, I can tell you that detanglers will be your best friend and when you go to brush, start with small sections and start brushing at the tips and slowly work your way up to the roots as it brushes smoothly.

This is similar to what I use
     
    11-30-2011, 09:46 PM
  #30
Showing


This is what I use.. but yes de-tanglers are good but don't get the hair too damp, just a spritz that you can brush into the hair (work it in)

Hope we've helped!
     

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