Dog Hair Detangler Recipe

Every once in a while, your dog may find himself in a bit of a pickle with fur that needs a little assistance with becoming untangled. You can whip up your own detangling spray that will save the day. Regular brushing is also important to help keep the tangles away.

A benefit to homemade detangling spray is that you can be sure it is sans chemicals and other additives, such as synthetic fragrances that may cause irritation. This recipe requires one cup water, one teaspoon aloe vera gel, one teaspoon of coconut oil and three drops of glycerin. Aloe vera gel is calming and soothing. Coconut oil provides slippage and moisture. Glycerin is an emulsifier that works well to blend all the products together. Glycerin can be found in any drug store or health food store.

Poor the water into a spray bottle. Melt the coconut oil to a liquid consistency and allow it to cool before adding it to the bottle. Mix in the glycerin and aloe vera gel. Give the bottle a good shake for one to two minutes to ensure that all the products are blended together. Keep the mixture in an air-tight spray bottle at room temperature.

Although there are many positives to whipping up dog detangler at home, it must be used within a short amount of time after it is made. It doesnt contain preservatives and because of this, germs can easily make their way into the spray and set up house. Using the spray more than a few hours after it has been made can be unsafe for Max.

Treat your furry guy or gal to regular grooming sessions. This will help keep tangles at bay before they begin. For long-haired breeds and dogs who are outside a lot, regular brushing and a detangling spray may not be enough to send the tangles packing. They may need to see a professional groomer unless you are well-versed in the art of doggy haircuts or trimming.

Pamela Miller has been writing for health, beauty and animal health/welfare publications for seven years. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Communication from MTSU.

The best formula is a combination of 1 part conditioner to 2 parts Water plus 1 tablespoon of Moroccan oil mixed well, poured into a spray bottle, and liberally applied to any mats or tangles in any hair.
  1. Boil 4 cups of water in a medium pot.
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  5. Add five or six drops of coconut oil to the mixture and shake.

fluffy white dogI am thinking of adopting a Bichon Frise that has some mats in its coat. I need to know what is the best kind of shampoo and conditioner/detangler to use on her. The current owner has had the dog only 3 or 4 weeks, and used Dawn dish soap for her bath and no conditioner that I know of. Advertisement She isnt able to afford vet care or grooming either. I would like the dog, but am afraid the coat is too much to care for, unless there is possibly a budget friendly conditioner/detangler i could make at home. Also, is baby shampoo ph acceptable for dogs? Pam from Martinsville, IN

Baby shampoo is simply ph balanced to about 5.5 so it matches the ph of the human eye and does not irritate the babys eyes. Thats still below what your dog really needs. If cost is a really prohibiting factor, just go with the dog shampoo and use a small amount of human conditioner on the dog.

I have a cockerpoo and from the picture it appears that their hair is similar. I use dog shampoo and conditioner that I use on my hair, which is a moisturizing type. (I use different kinds.) Conditioner for dogs might be better, I havent used. Advertisement The matts will have to be cut out. Preventitive is the key there. I do have her groomed about 2 or 3 times a year now but I cut her hair myself when I couldnt afford it. But it is a big job and worth it to me to pay someone else to do it!

Where did people get this idea of using Dawn soap on animals? Its very bad for their skin. Use only dog shampoo on your dog. If your dog is matted, it must need the mats removed by a groomer. It shouldnt cost too much for a small dog. Please see a vet about the basic condition of the dog. If the people who had it let it get matted, they probably didnt take it to a vet.

That type of dog doesnt shed (I think). It needs a regular grooming hair cut. At this point Id take the dog to a groomer and have it shaved down. If you try to brush/comb out the mats it will only hurt your dog and make them not like being brushed. Advertisement As the hair grows in, if you brush them daily you wont have this problem again. I hope this helps!

Take the comb suitable for your dog’s fur in one hand and larger mats in other. Spray the mixture and comb simultaneously. Keep on doing this, so as to detangle the entire fur coat. Once done, again spray the detangler mixture all over the body and give your pet a nice bath. Use water to wash off the traces of shampoo and conditioner.

Take a big spray bottle and add same amount of the conditioner (8 ounces in this case) in the bottle. Here, if you don’t get Aloe vera conditioner, you could mix Aloe vera gel with a commercial dog conditioner and use the same. Now, add the distilled water and mix well.

I am sure you feel proud to own a smart canine at home. Yeah, you surely do! However, you can call yourself proud only when you take proper care of your dog, which includes looking after its health, food, grooming, etc. When I say dog grooming, there are so many things to take into account, and the best way to go about it, is by maintaining proper hygiene and looking after it like you would look after your baby! Maintaining hygiene includes bathing it at least once a week. So, basically what you need is a dog shampoo. And if you happen to own a dog with long fur, then you need a shampoo that acts as a detangler.

As the name suggests, detangler is basically used to detangle (loosen) the hair or mat growth on the dog’s body. It is a kind of shampoo mixture that helps through the process. So, how do you decide which detangler to opt for, because there are so many options available in the market. Well, if you are spoiled for choice, yet confused, you can go for a homemade detangler. It will be effective and, more importantly, won’t harm your pet dog’s skin.

GoPets De-matting Comb –

  • The original professional quality dematting tool. Comfortably and quickly get a professionally groomed look in minutes.
  • Clear all different mats and tangles. The double sided pet comb has a different number of teeth on each side. The lower density side is a dematting rake for stubborn matts and tangles. The higher density side is a detangler, deshedding tool, or undercoat rake for faster results thinning and to control shedding.
  • Multiple uses with just one comb. The pet grooming tool not only works great as a dematting brush or detangling comb, but also as an undercoat comb or deshedding rake. The dematting tool for dogs and cats can comb to cut a matt or tangle then be used as a deshedding brush or deshedding comb
  • A more comfortable and pleasant experience. The cat and dog brush has sharp teeth to prevent pulling hairs and the rounded ends help make it safer on sensitive skin as an undercoat brush. The non-slip silicone gel filled handle conforms to your hand no matter how you hold it makes it a unique dog and cat brush.
  • Stop hurting your furry friends. Sharp stainless steel blades cut through mats and tangles instead of pulling the hair out. Plus all of the teeth have dull rounded ends so it will not scratch or irritate your pet’s skin.
  • GoPets is another spectacular brand, and though their de-matting comb carries a premium price, it also provides some of the best value on the market. This design carries world-class versatility, and durability as not only can it be used for all pets, it also comes with 23 + 12 precision teeth that are built to untangle or de-matt any coat. The handle is also made with non-toxic silicone gel, so comfort and usability shouldn’t become an issue. Also, for every purchase made at GoPets, they donate a part of their profits to animal charities, no-kill shelters, and animal rescues.


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    How do you make homemade detangling spray?

    Oil makes the hair smoother and softer, making the unmatting process a bit easier. To use coconut oil to unmat fur, warm some coconut oil to a liquid (but not hot!) state and gently massage it into your dog’s fur and skin. Use your fingers to try and loosen or remove mats while you massage the oil into your dog’s fur.