Hair Washing

[caption id="attachment_2399" align="aligncenter" width="215"] I want my hair to be this color[/caption]

Raika and Cisu were both spayed about six months ago, and I'm dealing with "spay coat" for the first time.  Instead of shedding out, the dead undercoat sticks to their topcoat and mats up.  Getting wet makes the problem worse, and since they live in the pool I had two matted dogs before I even knew they were shedding.

Several people suggested that I try the Best Shot Ultra Max grooming products to get them cleaned up.  Being all about a quick fix, I whipped out my credit card and bought shampoo, conditioner and finishing spray.  In the meantime, I used a shedding rake for an hour a day until I had both dogs in relatively good shape.

My new products came; how exciting!  Within two hours, I had two adult dogs fluffed and puffed.  They looked incredible! Better than I ever remember.

Now I have two dogs with pristine coats; shiny and thick.  And the!  Their red hair just glowed.

I was a little jealous.  My hair is not inspired hair.  My dogs had inspired hair and I wanted some.


Bright highlights? shine?  Soft?

Why not?

Off to the shower I went.  Not very sudsy so I added a bit more.  Good; better.

Rinses easily.

Now for the conditioner.  Not too slippery and easy to rinse.  I opted against the recommended five minute wait - I really don't want to shed what little hair I have.

Towel dry.  Relieved to see hair still on my head and not on the towel.  Passed on the finishing spray; it's down in the barn and I don't much want to run out there naked to get it.

Blow dry.   Fluffy!  Soft!  Fast to dry!

Next time you see me, go ahead and touch my hair.  Tell me what you think.



Love it! When I asked my breeder which shampoo she used on her show dogs, she shrugged and said, “Any human shampoo will work as well as dog shampoos.” I have to say the “Brilliant Brunette” line does wonders for my dog’s fawn brindle coat…it positively sparkles! If only it made my hair look as good — sounds like I need to try the dog products.

Linda Vartanian

i just saw you, denise, for the first time in weeks and the absolute FIRST thing i noticed was your HAIR! you asked if i had read the blog, and no, i hadn’t……i have never seen such a rich, russet color in your hair and it look fabulous! i wonder what it would do to my grey hair??? and my daughter in law is a hair stylist…hmmm.


LOL, my dog and I both have red hair, so I was going to leave a similar comment. :)


I have used the Best Shot products for years on my borzoi and LOVE them! Now I will use them next time I travel to a dog show. Less for me to pack! Yay!

Amy Randle

Oh Boy, I look forward to touching your soft, shiny hair;0)

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