My bay geldings tail needs a makeover, it’s sunbleached from being in the sun so much during the summer and i really want his tail to be all black again, this summer I’m planning on trying to get a shampoo that helps prevent sun bleaching, but until then I’m afraid his now brownish tail is not going to go away ever.. someone told me to use (human) hair dye and dye it, I don’t know how safe this is though.. anybody have a similar situation and any tips on how to get his tail black again?
I know there’s like the quic black shampoo, but it enhances the black but doesn’t really dye it.
not to mention his legs are getting sunbleached.. I was thinking about trying to quic black shampoo on his legs.
his mane doesn’t get sunbleached, just his tail.
also he’s been rubbing his tail, I keep washing it, scrubbing it, I got all the dead skin and dandruff out and his “scalp” looks a ton better but he keeps rubbing and breaking the hair off, which makes it frizzy and the hair to go everywhere and be spiky.
oh I also don’t brush his tail, I use a detangler and use my fingers.
I’m assuming his sheath needs to be cleaned and I absolutely hate doing that, but it’s worth it I guess.. I’ll do that the next warm day.
Anyway can you trim it to not make it look so bad and spikey?
what’s frustrating is that his mane grows like a weed while his tail won’t grow at all. I was hoping to get his tail thick and fluffy at the end and show-quality (though he’s not showing, I like him to look nice) while the dock and the middleish of his tail is thick, the end of it is extremely thin. Ugh!
I know I made another thread a little while ago about his tail, I’m going to get a tail bag and wash his tail weekly, maybe that’ll help, and make it thick at the end.
all advice is welcome. 😅