Braiding/bagging too tightly can cause breakage. I usually don't even braid mine, except for just before a show to give it some body. About once a week (twice a week if it's really dry) I'll put some Xtreme Designs Moisturizing Conditioner on it (it's herbal, has a sunscreen in it to protect color, and it smells great!), and then I use Xtreme Designs Silky Shine & Detangler if it sticks together when I comb it out with my fingers. I never use a comb/brush on the tail. It causes alot of breakage. It takes a little bit of time, but if you use your fingers to 'comb' and separate the strands, it doesn't do the damage that a brush or comb can, plus, doing it this way really makes it look full. I have full, thick tails without braiding. I just trim the ends every couple of weeks when it starts to drag the ground.
Last edited by luvmypainthorse; 03-06-2009 at 10:07 AM.