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How does one clean a fake tail

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  • How does one clean a fake tail

    Not much of a fake tail-er myself but boy wonder has one and it got a bit dusty at Devon. How to clean it before storing it? Gently shampoo it with regular equine shampoo and air dry?
    ~Veronica
    "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
    http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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    Yup!I find them easier to shampoo while still in, but either way, I just shmpoo, show sheen, and hang to dry. Store in the leg of a pair of pantyhose with the toe cut out or a til bag. I like the pantyhose because they get better air flow.
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    • #3
      ^^^^This! Make sure it's completely dry before you store it.

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      • #4
        I wash it while still tied in if possible. I air dry in the shade, not direct sun then use a spray conditioner lightly. Make sure it is hanging straight so you don't get a crease in it.

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        • #5
          I usually take it out and wash it at home in the tub, but that is the tub that is set up for washing the dog (shower head/hose combo). But I do like to dip it and gently clean in a soapy bucket and then put in conditioner. In this case human conditioner/shampoo works fine. Then I dry it hanging in the tub. Mine is stored in a tail bag, but I also put a knee high w/the toe cut out over the top part of it to protect where the hair is tied in to the top.
          Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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          • #6
            Shampoo and condition with regular equine or human products. Cowboy Magic or some type of conditioning detangler and hand pick it with your fingers until dry. Show sheen is a no no, very drying, will make the hair brittle. Also no blow dryers, combs or brushes.

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            • #7
              i shampoo and condition it with human products, then blow dry or air dry and apply a horse tail spray conditioner!

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                Good thing the boyfriend is out of town... looks like the tail is getting a bath at home tonight Thanks y'all.
                ~Veronica
                "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
                http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/

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                • #9
                  If the top of the tail is a cap style or has any glue to hold it together, DO NOT get it wet at the top, especially for a prolonged period of time. That is a really easy way to get the glue to rot and the tail to fall apart. I wash mine with horse shampoo or a gentle baby shampoo and either let it hang in the shower to dry or use the blow drier, which tends to make it a little fuller.

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                  • #10
                    Wash it!!!!

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                    • #11
                      I have had excellent luck with Acme Fake Tail Wash and Condition Super Lotion Potion with B Complex!!!!

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