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cosmomomo 11-24-2010 04:15 PM

bleached tail on bay horse fix?
 
does anyone have any good ideas for fixing my bay's tail? its nice and dark on the inside, but brown and frazzled on the outside. is there any kind of safe natural dyes i can use? i dont want to make it worse than it has to be lol. his forlock is suffering the same fate lol.

Soul 11-24-2010 04:36 PM

It is probably dry and sunbleached. I have dyed my black mare's sunbleached mane with no issues. If you don't get it on the skin, it's usually fine to dye it. If you want to keep it from frizzing, when I bathe the horse, I leave some conditioner in the hair and if I have a show, I wash it so its clean and don't leave conditioner in. I don't know how you could dye a forelock though...

faye 11-24-2010 04:37 PM

Hair dye. Same stuff you would use on your hair. Put it in the hair, put the tail in a long bag (to prevent a swish of the tail ending up on your horses coat). Leave for 10 mins longer then reccomended time. Rinse out (being careful to rinse back legs realy well as well).

NicoleSich04 11-24-2010 05:26 PM

Instead of using actual hair dye, I recommend using Quic Black horse shampoo. The stuff is amazing! I use it on my bay show horse. It enhances and darkens your horses tail safely, and makes it shiny and silky. You can get it at most horse sites including: Dover, Statelinetack, Rods, SSTack, and SmithBrothers. It is a bit pricey, usually about $8.00 a bottle but you don't have to use very much.

franknbeans 11-24-2010 06:10 PM

I also used the permanent hair dye-on my horses mane. Worked great! The Quik black is good stuff, but does not color it and won't last long at all. It is more a color enhancer.

Supermane 11-28-2010 07:10 PM

I'm too paranoid to actually dye my horses tail so I just spray it with Shapley's Show Touch Up before I show.

sorelhorse 11-28-2010 10:23 PM

I would suggest Quick Black for a short fix-up, but if you would like a more permanent color, use hair dye. Iv'e seen quite a few people use it on their horses, and it looks pretty good:)

cosmomomo 11-28-2010 11:45 PM

i think im just going to dye it this spring before show season. its so light brown in some places i dont think the quick black will really do much. i use that on his coat and never notice much of a difference. i think as long as i condition it, it wont dry out too much from the dye :)

~*~anebel~*~ 11-29-2010 03:55 PM

I have always used vetrolin's conditioner with solar guard on my horse's tails and it keeps them amazing.
After you've dyed it use that, and the rest of the vetrolin products - I swear by them and they smell great!

Nemesis 11-29-2010 03:57 PM

I once dyed a horse called Bens mane for a show... It turned out great. But use aa cross rope while you do it. Ben was jumpy even in the Cross rope.


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