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Pony Talk => Pony Corral => Topic started by: PrincessRoyalBlue on September 21, 2021, 09:56:38 PM

Title: Hair Troubles
Post by: PrincessRoyalBlue on September 21, 2021, 09:56:38 PM
Hi! I need help. I recently got a G1 Twilight with a rust issue. I've never actually had a pony with rust issues before, but I did eventually manage to get her body/head cleaned out. (Also, is it normal to have particles that feel like salt/sugar inside the pony? What are they, is it rust? I didn't think it was rust, but what do I know, I'm inexperienced.  ^^; ) Still, there are rust stains in her tail and her hair has a strange texture. Compared to other G1 ponies, her hair is weirdly stiff, though it is brushable. I've already washed her hair with shampoo and conditioner. Should I do it again? What should I do? Please help!!!
Title: Re: Hair Troubles
Post by: NanoRuby on September 21, 2021, 10:02:15 PM
To get rust stains out of hair, I use extra strong whitening toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. It can leave the hair with a bit of an odd texture if you use that, but I find it tends to wash out easily.

Maybe try using heat to help with the hair texture? Either a straightener or boiling? Someone else would probably know more about that than me
Title: Re: Hair Troubles
Post by: SunPony on September 21, 2021, 10:44:35 PM
I've used CLR to get rust out of hair with no apparent ill-effect.  Not sure if it is available where you live.  It's to remove calcium lime or rust, you can get it in the cleaning department of a grocery or hardware or department store.

As for the texture, I have no idea what is going on there.
Title: Re: Hair Troubles
Post by: PrincessRoyalBlue on September 26, 2021, 03:53:40 PM
To get rust stains out of hair, I use extra strong whitening toothpaste and a soft toothbrush. It can leave the hair with a bit of an odd texture if you use that, but I find it tends to wash out easily.
Honestly, I don't think the texture can get much worse than it already is.

I tried washing it again, with extra conditioner. It's definitely softer, but has the same texture? I don't know anymore. I think the hair's broken. :what:
Title: Re: Hair Troubles
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on September 26, 2021, 06:17:24 PM
I do find sometimes that the hair is a bit stiff on the G1 ponies even compared among each other. Would you be able to post a picture?
Title: Re: Hair Troubles
Post by: BlackCurtains on September 26, 2021, 06:53:00 PM
If you apply heat it might help. Nylon is plastic and maybe it's already heat damaged? So you might be able to un-damage it with heat too. The best would be a flat iron. Cover the hair in conditioner and run the iron along the hair quickly (so you don't melt it). If you don't have a flat iron, boiling water is the next best option. Instead of dunking the hair in boiling water, pour the water over the hair. I find you get better results that way for straightening or curling. Let it air dry and then brush it out.
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