How to Harvest Horse Hair
Wash the tail
If possible wash the tail.
Use a specific horsehair shampoo to wash the tail
Please do not spray tail conditioner or silicon products onto tail hairs
Conditioning sprays make the hair slippery and more difficult to use and form into a tight rosette.
Cut a piece of tail
As long as possible.
Just up from the bottom of the dock and slightly to the side, cut a section of tail hair about two fingers in thickness.
Place hair into an envelope
Gently wrap the hair and put it into an envelope. Don’t be tempted to plait it.