Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand
I've actually dyed her tail several times before :lol: But it's really hard to do...most dyes you have to leave on for a minimum of 15-20 mins, and it's difficult to explain to my mare that she can't swish her tail for that amount of time, or she'll end up with black splashes on her golden coat :wink: So this year I was attempting to find another solution. I'll have to check into that Vetrolin product you mentioned, because I really don't see spf 8 doing anything and I've noticed that seems to be all the higher you can get as far as spray in conditioners/detanglers go.
Once I even bought that Shapley's black horsey spray paint :wink: and it ended up drying her tail out horribly and it took much longer than I had imagined to cover all the orange!
I wish they sold a simple shampoo with some dye in it that would gradually dye it darker after several washes...I tried that QuicBlack stuff but it does nothing except for turning my hands purple! :shock:
I could see how hair dye could be a difficult task :lol: . I really like the Vetrolin shampoo and conditioner, it smells nice and gives the hair a nice shine. I'm not sure what the SPF rating on the conditioner is, or if it has any, but it might be worth a try! It would be really great if a company developed a sunscreen spray that has SPF 30 or more. I'd probably keep my gelding's tail down if I could find a product like that.
That's too bad that the Shapely's stuff dries hair out that much - it sounds like a handy product otherwise! I tried the Quicblack because the Quicksilver worked excellent on my leopard Appy, I thought it might work just as well. I had the same result as you :lol:.
Good luck on your search! Hopefully someone else has some good ideas to lend! :D
ETA, maybe I found one!: Again, it doesn't have the SPF rating, but has good reviews from a couple different websites: http://www.amazon.com/Quic-Screen-Coat-Sunscreen-Spray/dp/B000A6XHFO