Originally Posted by Jackie from Concrete, WA
Thanks for all the info. I was on CC's website looking at the White on White. I read on one of the Amazon reviews that it was a concentrate but can find no mention of being a concentrate that needs mixing with water on CC's website. So, is it or isn't it? Also on CC's website there is a "Caution" stating that it may over correct and leave a greyish tint at the ends for the hair if left on too long. Has anyone seen this happen? How long do you actually leave it on before rinsing? 10 minutes seems to long!
It CAN be diluted, but certainly doesn't NEED to be. I dilute it first, pouring all over the dog, which is what I do with ANY shampoo, since plain water tends to slide over the surface and not wet the coat through, unless you spend a long time spraying them (my goal is to get baths done as quickly as possible!
) Then I take the shampoo, full strength, and rub it into legs, tail and skirt hair... the places that are likely to get dingy. Unless they re REALLY bad, I just rinse it right back out. If I am dealing with serious staining, like after Panda is in heat, I apply it full strength, warp the dog in a towel and wait 5 minutes, then rinse. But honestly, I'm much more apt to use Crystal white for long treatments... And then you are supposed to heat the Crystal White in the microwave, then massage it into the stained areas, wrap, wait for (I believe 7 minutes... the directions are on the bottle) then finish shampooing as usual.
I've never had a whitening (blueing) DOG shampoo turn the dog grayish. Someone told me that many people use a blueing people shampoo from Sally's on their show dogs, for just the last wash before a show. I tried it on Kodi once, without realizing that THAT one HAS to be diluted... I turned him purple! He looked like my 5th grade math teacher!!!
I stick to the dog ones now!