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Here is a common question that I get asked …
How to whiten tails!!!
I’ve seen a few posts about this before with lots of ways to do it . But I’ve been doing it the same way for 10 plus years with the same product .
The horse in the photo has been unrugged for a few months and being a mare she has gotten her tail very dirty ! And she is meant to be going to a show this weekend ????
What I personally use is RESTORE PURPLE SHAMPOO from CHAMPION TAILS.
I started by washing the tail twice to remove dirt , poo and gently pull apart dreadlocks . After this the tail is mostly clean , but not crystal clear white as there is months of staining in the tail.
Next what I do is let the tail dry completely . Once the tail is dry I then re add the purple restore shampoo to the dry tail and do not wash it out . Then I just put the horse back in the paddock with no tail bag and let the sun work its magic! Yes the horse may have a purple tail for a day or a couple of days but the sun seems to lift all the stain and yellow from the tail . The purple colour fades over the couple of days and I have a white tail again ! Sometimes the tail will be a little dry so I just pop in some conditioner and it comes up beautifully .
And that’s how I personally whiten a tail ????