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Offline Jacob B

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Harsh water on hair
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:14:51 AM »
My water seems to dry out the calves really bad! I've dumped numerous conditioners, hair supplements, etc into the hair to try n make that hide n hair healthier, was curious on opinions about water softeners in barns. I will have 3-4 calves to work that we are showing for the most part. Does putting a water softener in the barn a difference?

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Re: Harsh water on hair
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 08:50:58 AM »
Good question. Ive never actually thought about it with cattle but I know that hard water makes human hair dry out.

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Re: Harsh water on hair
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2018, 09:09:06 AM »
I doubt that soft water is going to do anything that conditioners won't take care of. 

Be sure you are getting them completely rinsed out.

I have personally never seen a water softener in a barn.

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Re: Harsh water on hair
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2018, 11:58:42 AM »
Okay this will sound CRAZY but I've grown up on well water (sooo harsh!) and my calves were also rinsed with it. I found a cheap SULFATE FREE shampoo and used that weekly on them and it helped with freshening the coat and improving the hide. Try that before dumping a bunch of money into a system for the barn.

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 12:50:31 PM »
I agree with Tallcool.  You can buy a lot of whatever your favorite hair coat solution is for the cost of a water softener system

 

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