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    Trying this again... I need some opinions on a good all-purpose conditioner that will work well in our bathmaster. Mainly to be used on bath-only dogs of all breeds. My supplier carries show season, kelco, best shot, and groomer's edge, among others. Grimenator and WB will be two of the main shampoos. Thanks!
    Bulldogs are adorable, with faces like toads that have been sat on.

  • #2
    Although not on your supplier list, I reccommend Bark to Basics DeMat, Coat Handler's conditioner, and Espree Rain conditioner (it smells great). I've used all three in my bath master. Hope that helps. I've also discovered a new shampoo brand Natural Groomer and I love their stuff so I am switching to it. They are made by Harco out of Texas.

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    • #3
      Well groomer's edge makes The Solution that can be diluted pretty well and it is a leave in at high dilutions. I think the leave in dilution is something like 24 or 40 to 1, I know a big difference, but I don't have it in front of me to check...sorry. Then, there are some Nature's Specialties products that dilute 64 to 1, if you don't mind going outside your usual supplier. Good shampoos, too!

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      • #4
        I'm a big fan of show season, but their conditioner isn't anything special. I agree with Paws, a good all purpose is The Solution-you can do a lot of different things with it by adjusting dilution ratios. I also highly suggest the Results Rinse from Show Seasons! It saves me a lot of time and hence, money.
        There are 3 different kinds of people in this world: Dog people, cat people, and rational people who don't have a problem liking two things at the same time.

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        • #5
          I vote for Groomer's Edge Solution too. I think I use it in one form or another on almost every dog I groom. Full strength on double coats that need to shed out and ear/tail mats. Diluted 10:1 as a general conditioner on smooth coats and some drop coats. 32:1 as a leave-in on everyone else. Used full strength it can be a little difficult to rinse out, but seeing as you can use it as a leave-in, I don't worry about it. A little residue isn't going to hurt a thing.

          One of the things I like best is the fact that you can dilute it (anywhere from 26:1 to 32:1) and use it as a leave-in conditioner, which makes it a whole lot cheaper than any of the others.

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          • #6
            Thanks guys! Any opinions on their Keri-cot conditioner? We have SS's "apricot chamomile" shampoo and the Keri-cot says it's apricot-scented?
            Bulldogs are adorable, with faces like toads that have been sat on.

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            • #7
              What is so great about results rinse I hear about it all the time please tell me about it.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tmenne View Post
                What is so great about results rinse I hear about it all the time please tell me about it.
                Results Rinse will add volume and shine to the dogs coat. It is best used on all Bichons and Poodles. It will give a perfect scissor finish with a shampoo that might not offer enough volume when used alone. Once you have tried the stuff you wonder how you ever lived without it. It is a must have.
                Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.- Richard Carlson

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                • #9
                  Tmenne-

                  I like it for my bichons and poodles, but I especially love it on my drop coated styling. I used to read about posts on here with difficulties people had with scissoring yorkies/malts, etc and think how lucky I was it came relatively easy to me. (trust me, there is a LOT more that doesn't. Don't ask me why I suddenly got lucky with drop coats) But after I started using the Results Rinse I saw just how much better I could get! It crisps the coat, so it's good for terrier's hard coats too. Also depending on dilution ratios, there are a ton of different uses for it. It details it all on the back of the bottle. And it cuts drying time a ton!
                  There are 3 different kinds of people in this world: Dog people, cat people, and rational people who don't have a problem liking two things at the same time.

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                  • #10
                    Oh yes, I forgot-Keri cot smells really great and I like it. The only thing you have to look out for is diluting it quite a bit. It can be heavy and extend drying time if too much is used.
                    There are 3 different kinds of people in this world: Dog people, cat people, and rational people who don't have a problem liking two things at the same time.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by OntheBRINKofDisaster View Post
                      Tmenne-

                      .... And it cuts drying time a ton!
                      Where can you buy Results Rinse? I can't find it anywhere. And do you use it instead of conditioner? Does it still help with getting tangles out of dog's coats?

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                      • #12
                        results rinse label

                        For anyone that was wondering about what to use Results Rinse for, I took a pic a couple weeks ago for a friend that I gave a sample to...

                        http://i60.servimg.com/u/f60/12/40/56/57/result10.jpg

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                        • #13
                          Results Rinse is Show Seasons, available from them directly.
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                          • #14
                            For big hairy dogs, and anything with a lot of coat, we use Coat Handler with Show Sheen mixed into it, and use it as a leave in conditioner. Smells great and leaves coats feeling soft and wonderful. Usually mix it up in a measuring cup, at about 2 parts Coat Handler to 1 part Show Sheen, usually no more than half or 3/4 of a cup for a big dog, less for smaller ones. We use it in the recirc. system after the bath. Love it.

                            I`ve also used The Stuff in place of Show Sheen, works just as well.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks guys I will order some with my next order. I use show season now and I love their sugar cookie mixed with speed dry. The only one I found I didn't like was their soy protein. I just dont like the scent. I don't know what I plan on doing with a whole gallon of it.

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