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WildHeartsCantBeBroken 01-04-2009 04:28 PM

Another question this time the mane and tail
 
Me being a cosmetologist I know a lot about hair color and love to color hair. So my question is can you use a Henna or other type of natural hair dye to color their mane and tail? I wouldn't use anything that has chemicals in it, its all natural.

The lady where I used to lease a horse at always had me get them haircolor to color their horses mane and tail before shows. Is this healthy for them?

smrobs 01-04-2009 04:54 PM

So long as it doesn't contain chemicals then I don't see anything wrong with it. Most shows wont allow it except to enhance the already present color. Like dying a faded black mane/tail. I don't think they would accept a sorrel with a black mane. LOL

WildHeartsCantBeBroken 01-04-2009 05:07 PM

lol! Well I won't ever be showing so I wouldn't need to worry about that:wink: My horses are just for pleasure and because I love them so much. I just want them to look nice:D Hair is the first thing I notice on everyone and everything, thats the only downside to being a cosmo.

Zab 01-04-2009 06:08 PM

Hmm.. can you dye a horses mane lighter without chemicals? (Crow would be so cute with white stripes xD)

WildHeartsCantBeBroken 01-04-2009 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Zab (Post 221783)
Hmm.. can you dye a horses mane lighter without chemicals? (Crow would be so cute with white stripes xD)

Not that I know of yet! I would love to be able to lighten my hair without the harsh chemicals! Maybe then it wouldn't be so damaged :-(

The best thing I can think of is Peroxide which is pretty harmful, at least to humans but other than that theres nothing without chemicals unfortunately.

OH WAIT! There is one more thing, lemon juice. If you put lemon juice on hair and leave it out in the sun it will lighten up.

WildHeartsCantBeBroken 01-04-2009 07:01 PM

Here is something else:

Instead of lemon juice, try using henna powder, which can be found in some health stores. Henna provides a protective layer over each strand of hair, which will make your hair feel thicker. To highlight your hair, mix henna powder with a light herb, such as chamomile. Mix enough boiling water with the powdered herbs to create a thick paste. Let the mixture cool slightly. Then comb it into your wet hair. Fit a plastic bag over it and let it sit for between thirty minutes and two hours. Leave the dye in longer for darker hair. Then remove the bag and rinse your hair. If you want faster results, let your hair finish drying in the sun. Henna can be powerful, so you may want to test a small section of hair first to verify the results.

Zab 01-05-2009 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by WildHeartsCantBeBroken (Post 221835)
Here is something else:

Instead of lemon juice, try using henna powder, which can be found in some health stores. Henna provides a protective layer over each strand of hair, which will make your hair feel thicker. To highlight your hair, mix henna powder with a light herb, such as chamomile. Mix enough boiling water with the powdered herbs to create a thick paste. Let the mixture cool slightly. Then comb it into your wet hair. Fit a plastic bag over it and let it sit for between thirty minutes and two hours. Leave the dye in longer for darker hair. Then remove the bag and rinse your hair. If you want faster results, let your hair finish drying in the sun. Henna can be powerful, so you may want to test a small section of hair first to verify the results.

That gonna work for black mane and tail? x)
Maybe I should just paint it with watercolours or something instead :P

WildHeartsCantBeBroken 01-05-2009 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Zab (Post 222403)
That gonna work for black mane and tail? x)
Maybe I should just paint it with watercolours or something instead :P


No no that was to lighten hair! Someone asked if there was a way to lighten hair without chemicals :wink:

You can use just henna powder for the black.

Zab 01-05-2009 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by WildHeartsCantBeBroken (Post 222407)
No no that was to lighten hair! Someone asked if there was a way to lighten hair without chemicals :wink:

You can use just henna powder for the black.

I mean to lighten black mane :P

WildHeartsCantBeBroken 01-06-2009 11:38 AM

Well so it says I have never tried it yet! I'll test it out on something and let you all know how it works


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