Understanding & Grooming for Your Dog’s Hair Type
Tangles and mats can be a problem for any dog owner, and it's important to prevent them before your only option is shaving the coat completely. Not only does the shaved look not suit most dogs, shaving your dog’s coat can actually compromise his health and safety. Whether your dog's coat is naturally long, short, smooth or wiry, it serves a purpose. His coat keeps him warm in cold weather, cool in warm weather and dry when it's moist out. The types of functions your dog's coat can perform will depend on a few different factors, and these will also influence grooming.
If your dog's coat is smooth, the ideal grooming tool to use is a pin brush. As the name implies, the brush has pin-like bristles, and these help lift debris and loose hair. Additionally, the brush helps distribute oil from your dog's skin to make his coat shinier.
When you’re washing your dog's smooth coat, a moisturizing shampoo is best. An all-time favorite and must-have staple for most hair types, our Moisture Unleashed show-quality dog shampoo is great at removing buildup while promoting healthy hair growth with the help of 11 nourishing botanicals. By following up your bathing routine with a complementary conditioner, you’ll be able to provide comprehensive and restorative care that’ll leave your dog's coat shining.
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To start, use a stripping or a de-matting comb to gently remove any tangles. Additionally, it’s recommended that owners or wire breeds invest in a good slicker brush for better removal of debris. Using a slicker brush will help to remove tangles and capture any lose undercoat hair; you can also use a shedding comb for more reach and control. Using de-shedding tools will thin the wiry coat to proactively prevent tangles and mats; brush the coat in layers from the skin outward to get the most out of your grooming sessions.
For bath time, you can start with this popular moisturizing shampoo to hydrate hair and skin and remove buildup, which encourages proper hair growth. Follow your bath with the Unleashed moisturizing conditioner to help loosen or prevent tangles and to nourish the hair with rice protein. Finish your wire-haired dog's grooming with a good oil. Adding an oil such as our clarifying mint oil treatment adds elasticity and shine to coarse hair, and keeps your dog’s hair looking and feeling fresh and tangle-free.
Regular brushing is essential for all curly coated breeds, whether they have an undercoat or not. Gently using a slicker brush will remove excess undercoat hairs, while also preventing inevitable tangles from forming.
To add more curl definition without weighing down the coat, you’ll need a special conditioner for curly hair. Our Make it Big conditioner creates softer and bigger curls by lifting and hydrating hair with the help of keratin and other beneficial ingredients. To maximize volume while adding UV protection, finish off the styling process with Make it Big volumizing mist.
If your curly dog has stubborn tangles, we recommend using a de-matting comb in combination with Knot Anymore detangling spray to make brushing easier and much less painful for you both.
Additionally, try the Royal Treatment repair masque for one of a kind deep-conditioning that's designed to rebuild your dog's coat from within. Using a blow dryer to fluff the hair outward to shape it will keep your dog's look fresh for longer.
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Longhaired dog breeds can make grooming more challenging, particularly with the wrong products, but there's simply nothing more luxurious and attention-grabbing than a stunning dog with a gorgeous mane. To keep your dog's coat long and beautiful, proper and regular grooming with high-quality products is absolutely essential.
Be sure you use a vitamin rich detangling spray to help get the knots out while adding plenty of nourishment. To wash your dog's long coat, use this silk treatment shampoo to soften the coat and make it shinier.
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Your dog's breed, coat type and environment will determine how often you should bathe and brush. Since every pet's skin and health needs are different, you may want to talk to your vet about how often you should wash and brush your dog's hair.
Our selection of SHOW Premium shampoos, conditioners, detanglers, masques, keratin and silk treatments were designed after years of our personal experience with inferior products that led us to question not only the efficacy but also the safety of many bath products on the market.