Getting those tangles out without ripping the hair!

Last Updated on March 23, 2022 by Allison Price

Ever had a horse with a severe dreadlock in their tail or mane? Here’s a foolproof way to get rid of those knots without needing to rip them or cut them. Apply WD-40 to your hair first. After it has lubricated, you can then start to separate it with your fingers and begin brushing it out. I prefer a hairbrush to a comb.
After you’ve got your hair straight, it’s important to wash the lubricant from your hair. Next, you can apply your conditioners. For more information, see my previous blog post.

 Without Ripping The Hair

Many people believe that you can’t brush your hair, or it will fall out. You will eventually get dreadlocks if your horse sheds its hair. The reason is that the long, shed tail hair or mane can become tangled and intertwines with other hairs in the tail or mane creating a tangle. You can avoid this by removing naturally shed hair. This can be seen in the mane as well as at the top of your tail. A white tip at the root of hair that is naturally falling out will be an indication that it needs to either be combed or brushed. It is important to condition your hair every other week, and not just once a week. As a rule, I never brush my hair until it is clean and conditioned. If I notice shed hair, I don’t want to wash it. I then use my fingers to carefully comb the hair to get rid of it. This should help with those tangles.

Allison Price
Allison Price

I’m Allison, born and raised in San Diego California, the earliest memory I have with horses was at my grandfather’s farm. I used to sit at the stable as a kid and hang out with my Papa while he was training the horses. When I was invited to watch a horse riding competition, I got so fascinated with riding!