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If a spray on detangler is part of your regular grooming routine, you got to try our EcoLicious Moisture Maniac Detangling Infusion. It’s packed with 100% natural and naturally derived ingredients that condition and detangle your horse’s mane and tail without drying it out. Panthenol & Silk Powder derived from pure Silk Worm Cocoon help restore natural luminosity, retain moisture and nourish your horse’s mane & tail hair. Certified Organic Hemp Oil & Sunflower Seed Oil softens and smoothes while protecting fragile hair from breakage and the reflective properties of Silk Powder act as a natural sunscreen. It’s silicone free. Why? Even though silicone is used in majority of mane & tail products on the market, it does in fact damage hair in a long term. It clogs pores, thus prevents hair from breathing and without any oxygen, the hair cannot regenerate.
Did I mention that it smells heavenly? Essential Oil of Sweet Orange is known in both equine and human aromatherapy for its mood uplifting properties and it also makes a great conditioner. Warning : Horses love the scent and might try to eat the bottle, so keep an eye on it. And don’t worry! It won’t attract bugs – unlike us and our horses, the bugs don’t dig citrus scents.
Like all our products – Moisture Maniac is packaged in 100% recycled plastic and the bottle can be recycled once you’re done with it.
And now you can try Moisture Maniac Detangling Infusion for FREE (retail value $22.95), if your order $50 or more. Flat shipping fee $15 anywhere in the US and Canada. Promo code: frMM11. Promo offer will expire on February 8th, 2011.
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We confess. We go nuts over our horses’ tails and when we find them all tangled up with burrs, caked with mud, dry and damaged; we freak out. I still remember when Durango’s new pasture mate used his tail as a chewing gum. I cried. We all know that a flowing silky & vibrant tail is the crown of every horse. A thin stringy tail doesn’t only mar the overall picture, it also doesn’t serve its purpose from the practical point of view – protecting your horse from bugs and in colder climates, protecting his nether regions from wind, rain and frostbite.
So what can we do to keep our horse’s tail flawless?
Beauty from within
Make sure your horse is on a well balanced nutritious diet. Consider a Biotin supplement known to enhance and promote a healthy coat, mane & tail quality from within.
Beauty from without
Keep It Clean
Keep your horse’s tail clean with regular shampooing. Irritated, dry and itchy
base of a tail clogged with sweat and dirt will make your horse rub his tail and break his tail hairs. Use a mild non-irritating shampoo without SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulphate) that dries the skin & hair and are toxic to fish and wildlife. Look for shampoos containing Tea Tree known for its anti-fungal, anti-itch & anti-dandruff properties with emollient ingredients like Silk. Try our Squeaky Green & Clean Shampoo – heavy duty yet mild, it’ll make your horse’s tail squeaky clean and ooh-soo-soft. BONUS: It smells heavenly – like Sweet Orange – known in equine aromatherapy as an uplifting scent.
Condition & Condition
To keep the tail moisturized and prevent it from breakage, always use a rinse-our conditioner after shampooing. Leave in for several minutes, pick carefully through your horse’s tail & work through tangles and knots. Look for conditioners with emollient ingredients like Silk or Hemp Oil. Avoid products with artificial dyes or fragrances that cause irritation. Try our Silky Rinse Out Coat, Mane & Tail Conditioner. It’s full of natural goodness and nourishes the hair making them shiny and smooth.
If your horse’s tail in in real distress go with De-Stress Intensive Restructuring Treatment. It infuses the hair with moisture, essential fatty acids and other natural emollient ingredients; and makes it go from drab to fab. Use it in place of your regular conditioner or go with an EcoLicious Spa Treatment – see how to do it here. This product also removes burrs and witches knots at the speed of light and soothes the itchy “dandruffy” tail dock.
Handle with Care
Do not over- handle your horse’s tail. Always use a conditioner (try our EcoLicious Moisture Maniac Mane & Tail Infusion) and work from the bottom. Pick through the tail with your fingers or work the tangles very carefully with a comb. Always work in section and if you’re pulling any hairs out back off on the comb.
Braid & Protect
For the ultimate protection use a tail bag or braid the tail . However don’t do that in the middle of fly season where your horse needs his tail to protect himself from the pesky bugs. Always apply a conditioner before the braiding or bagging. The hair needs to stay moist to prevent breakage. Try In Control – our Conditioning Mane Setting & Braiding Cream that’s infused with natural conditioning & moisturizing ingredients that make braiding easy.
Do you have tips on how to keep tails beautiful? Please share them with us!
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It was with a great pleasure to find out that my EcoLicious “Pony” Durango has almost shed out his winter coat. We have long and very cold winters here and some horses take their sweet time to shed out the “woolly-mammoth-winter-do.
And with the help of GLOSSY Gloss Coat Enhancing Tonic with reflective Mica Mineral Durango’s coat became dazzlingly shiny. It is silicone free and it is made with natural & organic ingredients such as Organic Hemp Oil, Silk & Sweet Orange Essential Oil that gives it a heavenly smell that bugs don’t dig.
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