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Triming the frizzies - Groom to Win
Humans and animals alike have hair that won't lie plain
That sometimes seems dry, brittle, split off, and in some cases, hair that is supposed to be straight line but instead has a crinkly roll.
Chemicals in permanents coloring usually make human-hair frizzles and brittle same is frequently true for dogs' hair. - although it's likely the result.
Using shampoos and conditioners developed for humans can modify the texture and feeling of dogs' hair. Sometimes the "magic elixir" you use at demonstrates for last minute repairs and enhancers and then forget to wash out of the dog's coat can have a lasting adverse effect.
High temperature is another cause of the frizzies. Using a hair-dryer at a setting higher than room temperature is asking for permanent hair harm. At triple-digit temperatures, hair follicles will tear, break, or frizz.
Other causes of frizzy hair are wrong brushing and combing . Any process that stretches the hair damages it. Brushing mats without using the correct moisturizers or silicon sprays is counter-productive to keeping a healthy coat. Extract damaged hair becomes dumb, frizzy, and hard to manage. Always brush out moistened mats, and never stretch hair to the tension.
Frizzy hair lacks moisture. The first step is to fix the proper level of moisture. Be careful not to bathe your dog too frequently, and always use a beneficial moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Let your dog's hair air dry, or dry it with a hair-dryer that is set on the lowest temperature.
If your dog has long, flowing hair, trim split ends. These damaged finishes finally split up the hair shaft, adding to the frizzy feeling. When you're blow-drying your dog's hair, use a nozzle to direct air down the hair shaft, polishing it out by laying it flat over a natural bristle brush.
Utilizing a "no frizz" human product while drying the coat before going into the show ring is acceptable but don't forget to shampoo it out. It may hold chemicals that damage the canine coat.
Another way to handle the frizzies is with an over-the-counter deep conditioner, hot-oil treatment, or organic home remedy. Many people make their homemade dog treat recipe for their dogs. For example, add a tablespoon of honey to a quart of lukewarm water and use as the last wash after shampooing.
Eggs have long been used as a protein builder for human hair, and they can form the same magic for dog hair. Instead of shampoo, use egg yolks to wash the dog's hair but make sure to wash them out of the coat with cool water. This treatment adds body and dilutes frizz.
For a hot-oil treatment, heat olive oil to skin temperature. Apply to the coat until it is fully saturated. Wrap your dog with a layer of plastic wrap, and cover the plastic wrap with a warm towel to help the healing work. This oil treatment can stay on the dog for up to 12 hours. (Most dogs feel homemade treatments sweet, so you will need to monitor your dog to keep him from snacking.) Wash the oil out with a moisturizing shampoo .
Is your dog still having a bad hair day?. Here's another idea. Wash your dog's hair thoroughly with a moisturizing shampoo. Dissolve one-half packet of unflavored jelly in Y. cup of boiling water. Cool to room temperature, and mix the mixture with two egg yolks. Work it into the hair and let it set for at least three minutes. Then wash the hair thoroughly and condition as usual.