I was shopping with Bowie and a lady commented on his coat and asked if I use Pantene shampoo and conditioner on him. She said lots of handlers use it on their show dogs. Has anyone tried it and if so which formula? Because of my flea battle, which I'm winning btw, I've only been using Dawn for shampoo. I also do a flea comb comb out every single morning.
Some people use Pantene on their Havanese, but it doesn't work well on my dogs. They feel nice right after I wash them, but their hair is stringy and greasy looking in a couple of days. It seems like many Havanese need different products for their coats. Here's what I use on my crew:
Kodi (full adult, mature, profuse, silky coat) - Biogroom Super white or CC White on White shampoo, with Spectrum 10 conditioner. He's mostly white and needs a whitening shampoo "around the edges". His coat also needs a good, but not heavy conditioner to keep it easy to groom and not too dry.
Pixel - sub adult, fluffy, VERY fine silky coat in a puppy cut - CC Proline Fair Advantage Shampoo and Conditioner in One. This gets her feeling super clean and soft without weighing her coat down at all. And it has a wonderful, very light lemony scent.
Panda (again, lots of white, but also some protein staining on her, VERY fine, soft, silky coat) - Fair Advantage worked greta on her when she was younger and her coat was shorter. Now that her coat is longer, AND she's blowing coat (though not too badly) we needed a different routine. Now for shampoo, I use EZ Groom Crystal White, which is an enzymatic shampoo, and good for getting protein stains out, most of the time. Just before she shows, I use BioGroom Super White, to brighten her white up nicely. I use CC Spectrum 10 Conditioner on her too, for every day. I do not conditioner her right before a show, because it weighs her hair down too much.
So you can see, even in one family, I need different products for all three dogs!