Hair Washing

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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.


Amy Walker

You are too funny! I would have done the SAME thing as well though;)

Stephanie Colman

I’ve used the Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner off and on for years. Tried the Cowboy Magic Rosewater line on myself and didn’t care for it. I was just given a sample of Chris Christensen’s (sp?) red dog shampoo, and being a strawberry blonde myself, I’m tempted to try it!

Glad your experiment worked out!

LOL, I just ordered some of that stuff over the weekend for the dogs. I’ll know what to do when I run out of my shampoo next time.

Melinda Wichmann

Love it! A couple of years ago when I got disgusted with my very blah hair color, I was tempted to take Jamie (my mahogany terv) to my stylist and have her make us “match.” As it was, the first time I got my hair colored, it was a light brown with lovely (accidental) red highlights. So it’s all good.

When I bring my dogs to work, my co-workers always want to know what kind of shampoo I use on them because they want THEIR hair to look that good. Now I have to check out the product line you used with such good results. Thanks for the laugh.


I’m beginning to worry!

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