Rubbed manes and tails can be a result of overheating (rugging), high protein diets, insect bites/sensitivity, worms, irritated skin on the dock or mane bed or your horse knows you’ve just paid show entry fees! To get the most out of your HG Serum (or any treatment) to remedy those rubbed out patches, number one priority is ‘remove the cause’. This could include;
- Combo rugs can be a culprit for rubbing mane hair out. Try safe/secure neck rugs, and stick with one rather than multiple. Overheating is a common problem.
- Restricting access to favourite rubbing places in the paddock
- Making sure to keep up regular worming routines particularly for pin worms
- If un-rugged, protecting from insect bites with light breathable fabric rugs
- Check your feed rations are balanced, excess feed ‘heat’ is often felt in hooves and crests.
- Check stable & paddocks thoroughly for irritant or poisonous plants/weeds or any chemical contacts that may be causing itching/rubbing
When treating areas for hair re-growth with HG, shake your bottle really well! HG does contain Organic Coconut oil that can solidify in cooler temps, so it’s important to shake and keep the mix balanced before use. Squeeze or pump out a couple of drops… just enough to rub into the affected area. If it’s more than what you would use to moisturise your face then it’s too much. Separate the hair (if any!) so you are applying the serum directly to the skin, rub it in like you would a skin cream on yourself. Hair grows from and through the skin so you want to get the serum right into the target area.
HG ingredients not only soothe contact irritations but encourage the follicle to release it’s own natural sebum to flush and coat the skin with protective waxes. During the treatment process, it is good practice to wash the area (only) once a week with diluted shampoo, and if infection is suspected, rinse thoroughly afterwards with an anti-bacterial wash like Chlorhexidine or Betadine. Re-apply HG and continue this process until you have strong healthy hair growth.