How to Make Mane Detangler

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15-12-2020, 08:30
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A mane detangler is a conditioning product that makes it easier to work out snarls without damaging your horse’s hair. However, mane detanglers sold in tack supply stores are often very expensive. You can make your own mane detangler using products you may already have at home. Shake the ingredients in a spray bottle for a quick and easy solution to a tangled mane!

Basic Mane Detangler

  1. Fill the spray bottle with 12  fl oz (350 mL) of warm water. Remove the cap on your spray bottle. Then, turn the faucet so that warm water comes out. Hold the spray bottle under the running water. Fill up the spray bottle until it is about ¾ full.
    • Don’t replace the cap yet.
  2. Pour about 2  fl oz (59 mL) of horse conditioner into the spray bottle. Next, get the conditioner that you normally use to condition your horse’s mane and measure out 2  fl oz (59 mL). Pour the conditioner into the spray bottle.
  3. Replace the cap and shake the bottle to combine the ingredients. Screw the sprayer cap back onto the bottle. Make sure it is on tight. Then, shake the bottle to combine the conditioner and water.
    • Shake the bottle before each use to ensure that they are well-combined. The ingredients may separate over time.
    • Make a new batch of mane detangler once per month. Store the bottle at room temperature.

Bug-Repelling Mane Detangler

  1. Pour 2  fl oz (59 mL) of fractionated coconut oil into the spray bottle. Remove the lid from the spray bottle. Then, measure out the oil and pour it into the bottle.
    • Only use fractionated coconut oil. Regular coconut oil will become a solid as it cools.
    • If you don't have coconut oil, you can substitute an equal amount of olive oil or even baby oil.
  2. Measure and add 2  fl oz (59 mL) of horse conditioner. You can use whatever type of conditioner you normally use on your horse’s mane and tail. Measure it out and pour it into the bottle.
    • Leave the cap off after you add the conditioner to the bottle.
  3. Add 15 to 20 citronella oil drops. Citronella oil is a potent bug-repellent, which may be beneficial for your horse during the warmer months. Count the drops as you add them into the bottle.
    • If you don’t want to use citronella, you can try other essential oils, such as lavender, eucalyptus, or chamomile. These won’t keep bugs away but they will add a soothing, pleasant scent to the mane detangler.
    • Be careful not to get the essential oil on your skin and do not apply it directly to your horse without diluting it in the detangling solution first. The essential oil may cause skin irritation if you apply it directly.
  4. Fill the bottle with 12  fl oz (350 mL) of warm water. Hold the open spray bottle under warm, running water to fill it. Then, screw the cap on and shake the bottle vigorously. Warm water will make it easier for all of the ingredients to blend together.
    • Keep in mind that the oils will naturally rise to the top of the bottle as the ingredients sit and settle, so you will need to shake the bottle before each use.
    • The mane detangler will last for about 1 month. Make a new batch after it's gone and store it at room temperature.

Shine-Enhancing Mane Detangler

  1. Pour 2  fl oz (59 mL) of argan oil into a spray bottle. Argan oil will make your horse’s mane and tail look extra shiny. Measure out the oil and pour it into the bottle.
    • If you don’t have argan oil on hand, try adding 2  fl oz (59 mL) of olive oil, fractionated coconut oil, or baby oil instead.
  2. Add 3 tbsp (45 mL) of leave-in conditioner. You can use any kind of leave-in conditioner, but try to find one that promotes shiny hair. Measure out the leave-in conditioner and pour it into the bottle.
    • Go with a thick leave-in conditioning cream if possible. Lightweight leave-in conditioners might not be as effective at detangling your horse’s mane.
  3. Fill the spray bottle with 12  fl oz (350 mL) of warm water. Hold the open bottle under the faucet and fill it with about 12  fl oz (350 mL) of warm water. Cold water may not dissolve the ingredients as effectively as warm water.
  4. Screw on the cap and shake the bottle to combine the ingredients. Replace the lid on the spray bottle, and then start shaking the bottle. Shake for about 30 seconds to ensure that the ingredients are well-mixed.
    • Keep in mind that you will need to shake the bottle before each use to ensure that the ingredients are uniform. The oil, water, and conditioner will likely separate as the bottle sits.
    • Make a new batch of mane detangler every month and store it at room temperature.

Ingredients

Basic Mane Detangler

  • 2  fl oz (59 mL) of horse conditioner
  • 12  fl oz (350 mL) of warm water

Bug-Repelling Mane Detangler

  • 2  fl oz (59 mL) of fractionated coconut oil
  • 2  fl oz (59 mL) of horse conditioner
  • 15 to 20 drops of citronella oil (optional, as a bug deterrent)
  • 12  fl oz (350 mL) of warm water

Shine-Enhancing Mane Detangler

  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) of leave-in conditioner
  • 2  fl oz (59 mL) of argan oil
  • 12  fl oz (350 mL) of warm water

Tips

Warnings

  • Never brush your horse’s hair right after washing it. Allow it to dry completely first, then spritz on just enough detangler to make it damp. This will help to reduce the chances of breakage.

Things You’ll Need

  • 20  fl oz (590 mL) capacity spray bottle
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
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