So I have heard a lot about how you shouldn't bathe a horse often because its strips the natural oils out of there hair. I know this is true but I have always had the mind set that most humans do the same thing every day to every other day. So why do we think its ok to do to us but not our horses?
Well I think I may have found a solution for both horse and human. I started a couple of months ago boycotting shampoo and conditioner and instead "shampooing" my hair with baking soda and "conditioning" my hair with apple cider vinegar(I use 1 tablespoon of baking soda to 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 1 cup of water). The result is soft, silky hair without stripping my hair of my natural oils. Given because, like most people, I have grown up with shampoo and conditioner, my body was at first over producing natural oils because the shampoo would strip it out and now my hair gets a lot less oily because it's going back to the way nature intended it too.
So now I'm thinking that you could do the same thing with a horse. Just to be clear, I'm not saying that we should give a horse a bath every day but if the horse needs a bath (whether a show is coming up or your horse has turned themselves into a walking mud ball) use a baking soda solution to clean them up, rather then shampoo. So what do you guys think?
Just as a note, when you use the baking soda and apple cider vinegar it doesn't feel like you're doing anything because we are so use to foaming shampoo and silky smooth conditioner but once your hair dries its clean, soft and silky.
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