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    Default Crinkly Hair into Dreds Grrrrrr

    I groom Bernie myself weekly. Medium to long haired GSD.
    Question. The hair behind his ears, is crinkly, and can form dredlocks very easily, despite weekly combing them out.
    I do love his hailo effect, as they fluff out. But darn they are hard work to maintain.
    Does anyone have any dreds preventing tips?

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    conditioner? I know it sounds dumb, but dreading occurs when hair is dried out.

    I used to have dreads years ago and I combed them out with help from aloveen dog conditioner so I didnt have to shave my head, normal conditioner didnt make the grade
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    I use "cowboy magic" for all the bits that get potential knots and such on my newfies about once a week. Works like Magic
    It is purchased from stores that sell horse gear and is a detangler, but not silicone based. And much cheaper compared to stuff made for dogs
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    I use schwartkopf (sp?) leave in conditioning spray on the show dog between baths. Works great and it's only about $3. Combing dry hair can actually make the problem worse, friction on dry hair creates static, and static is your worst enermy. Always brush or comb with a light mist on conditioner or even water.

    Dove deep conditioner is a great one to use at bath time.

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    I use the same as crested on my girls feathering of their legs, under belly hair and ears. Being long haired dogs they need regular grooming, but through using the leave in conditioner I only brush once weekly (good all over brush out) and they never have even the slightest of knotting.

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    When I had long hair, if I didn't comb it all through at least twice a day, and plait it at night, I'd get dreadlocks. Real fast.

    There are some leave in conditioners that sort of coat the hair and make it less likely to knot on itself - or you trim it short - or you comb it twice a day.

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    it can be quite an issue. depends on the breed tho!

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    The hair is not dry. Its rather oily at roots, from his ear natural oils.
    his hair, if looked at closely is in a zig zag like it has been crimped, but this is natural occurrance in GSD's with the long coat.

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