Keeping Tails Healthy and Full by Ruthann Smith

Keeping Tails Healthy and Full

White Horse Tail


The Secret To Having A Flowing And Healthy Tail

Here’s the thing. I’ve talked to many chemists about conditioners. The conversation always hinges on how they get something to stick to the hair. I don’t want something to stick to the hair! Why clog pores and weigh down a horse’s tail??! A tail that falls like dead weight is not healthy nor appealing to me. Plus, you can’t hold it to braid! Ugh.

The ideal tail

I admire tails that are super full naturally and flow. They enhance the hind end. Plus, if hair has a lot of motion, it pulls the natural oils down the shafts to enrich and strengthen hair. Then, the cycle is: better growth.

my idea of “conditioning” is to improve the actual condition of the hair and skin/roots. That has nothing to do with leaving a smooth residue. I prefer to never strip oils, instead aiming to enhance them. That is why the All-In-One Shampoo contributes oils to truly moisturize and nourish hair and skin. You can find out more here.

How to achieve a healthy tail

What we have discovered is that tails can actually be healthier and easier to maintain without the extra step of adding conditioner. If you use the right shampoo, and comb tails while wet, they tend not to tangle. Imagine being able to just shake shavings out for a week!

Combing through the tail for the first time may require a little extra time and patience, but I still I prefer that over detanglers, which just coat the hair with silicone. However, if you take your time with a big comb, you could be successful with just the Lucky Braids All-In-One Shampoo.

understand it may seem counter-intuitive, but what I advocate is a proven best care practice.

Happy Tails!


Ruthann Smith
Ruthann Smith


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