A Great Value Shampoo That Does Exactly What It Says On The Bottle!
In July I was sent 3 more products to try from my superb sponsors Nettex. The products were: Fly Repellent Wipes, Eye & Nose Wipes and Whitening Shampoo.
Having used many whitening shampoos for many years, some successfully, others not so successfully, I tried the shampoo with an open mind…
As usual the shampoo comes out blue, as with the majority of whitening shampoos, I closely followed the usage instructions as previously I have used this type of shampoo and ended up with either shampoo that doesn’t wash out, irritates the skin (horses and mine!!) or turns the white bits blue! Not ideal!!
I tried it firstly on Rocky’s fetlock on his front leg, this leg for some reason always seems to attract an orange tone from our arena and seems to be a magnet for stable stains!
I wet his leg with warm water and applied the whitening shampoo neat, thoroughly massaging it in, left it for 5 minutes (most others I have used need at least 10 minutes), then rinsed it thoroughly with warm water.
The feathers were left VERY clean, grease and dirt all gone, although there was a tiny hint of orange tint on the very ends of the feather. Ok, a clean fetlock with a tiny orange hint (this was while the hair was still wet), but the majority of orange had indeed been removed. It has been a few weeks since Rocky had his fetlocks thoroughly cleaned and he had just worked on our arena so I gave the shampoo the benefit of the doubt and washed his hind legs using the same method, warm water, thoroughly massage shampoo in, leave for 5 minutes and then rinse out with warm water. His hind legs came up sparkling clean, no orange tint at all, his legs were very white indeed. Having had this result with the hind legs, I washed the front leg again, leaving the shampoo for just 5 minutes again, and this time his feathers were immaculate!
The shampoo can be used diluted or neat, as previously mentioned I chose neat, but since the original trial, I have used the shampoo diluted to clean his feathers after being in the arena to wash off any orange tinge with fab results, and I now used it as a diluted shampoo as and when necessary and neat to enhance the brightness for show days only.
I am very impressed with this shampoo, a great value shampoo that does exactly what it says on the bottle!