So, I think I finally have a verdict on the gazillion shampoos that I've tried the past year. We have on the list: Yu, Chris Christensen, Biogroom, Earthbath, and Isle of Dogs. My favourite is... *drumrolls*... Isle of Dogs! I've been testing out their No. 16 White Coat Evening Primrose Oil Shampoo and the Lush Coating Shampoo. The former, I use the day before our shows as it's really great for getting off discolouration and dirt--does the job really well! It really brings out the white and brightness in the coat. The latter, I use for the dogs' weekly baths. The No. 16 shampoo is really expensive, at least it is here in Malaysia. I got a small bottle (250ml) for about RM79 (27USD). On the other hand, the Lush Coating Shampoo was only RM50 (17USD) for a 500ml bottle. What I like about is is the smell! It smells absolutely incredible, and it stays for quite a while, too.
I heard so many good things about Chris Christensen, but after using it for a couple of months, I have to say that it's overrated. The conditioner is really dilute, and doesn't work very well--the dogs kept getting mats in their fur when I used it. The shampoo is also kind of dilute, and doesn't foam well. For what it's worth, I am more willing to pay more for Isle of Dogs for the quality.
My second favourite shampoo would be Earthbath. I'd used that for a year, on Cadence, because he gets lots of allergies and Earthbath is 100% natural. It has minimal scent and is really good for sensitive skin. The shampoo foams really, really well, and the conditioner is thick and creamy. I never had to use much for each bath! This is what I was using:
I think I mentioned this before, but let me reiterate... been using this grooming spray on Lyra's ears before shows, and it is amazing!! Gives her ears lots of volume, and smells really awesome as well.
Of course, the effect doesn't last very long (a day at most), but still, it's great!
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