How to clean your Madan Pin Brushes*:
* Washing your brush will deteriorate the cushion. Please only wash when necessary. Dogs do not have a lot of oil on their skin & hair, so it is not necessary to wash the brush. Unless there's heavy build up of styling products, only then, should it be washed off with water.
Madan & TopLinePet is not responsible for pins falling out of cushions after the brush has been washed.
- Remove as much hair from the cushion of the brush by using the wide side of the comb.
- Fill the sink with warm water (enough to cover the padding of the brush).
- Add a tiny drop of baby shampoo or any mild pet shampoo.
- Immerse the brush in the water for a min or 2.
- If any debris is left on the cushion, remove with a toothbrush (soft preferred) or q-tips.
- Rinse with cool water.
- Take out as much water from the cushion by pushing in on the padding.
- The 2 holes on the cushion will allow the water to flow out.
- Leave pin side down on a towel & air dry or blow dry in cool setting.
Start w/a section of hair, brushing downwards in layers (horizontally) working your way up. Brushing this way will ensure all the hairs are smoothed & the tangles are worked out. This works best for short to medium length hair. For long hair, start brushing the hair from the end, working your way up. Used together w/line brushing, the end result will be shiny smooth tangle free hair.
For best results, please use a good conditioning/ detangling spray before brushing to minimize breakage.
KEEPING A TANGLE FREE COAT
High Rubbing Areas:
Are areas in the arm pits, inner thighs, belly.
Trying to work out a tangle in these areas are not recommended as they're very sensitive parts of the body.
You do not want to associate brushing/ grooming time as ouch time.
It is best to keep these areas trimmed by shaving or cutting the hair off w/blunt nosed scissors.
Some other areas where they tend to tangle are:
Head, Ears, Chest, Rump & Tails
Harness & clothing causes major tangles, don't leave them on for too long without brushing!
Pay special attention to these areas when brushing. If you encounter a tangle, line brush & be tangle free!
NOT SURE WHICH BRUSH TO GET?
If you're going to keep your pup in a short-med cut, get any of the SMALL Pin Brushes. You can also go w/any of the OBLONG Pin Brushes. Keep in mind that these have the firmest cushion, so it would be best for pups that tolerate brushing. Both the Small & Oblong brushes are excellent @ brushing out tangles.
If your short-med hair length pup is over 10 lbs, I recommend getting the REGULAR sized Pin Brush. If they don't tangle, hair might be prone to breakage & have silky hair, get the very soft (Blue, Green & Purple) or medium soft (Black, Baby Blue, Orange, Pink & Red).
If they tangle easily, get the medium soft (Black, Baby Blue, Orange, Pink & Red).
If you have a pup w/full length coat/hair, I recommend getting the Regular & Small or Oblong brushes. It's up to you, you can go w/1 brush according to size or type of hair. For example, if you have a 5 lbs Yorkie in Show Coat & she doesn't tangle, go w/the Small brush (you might want to get a Reg size in medium cushion to brush her body). If you have a 15 lbs Shih Tzu in Show Coat, go w/the Regular brush in Medium cushion (you might want to get an oblong brush to line brush & remove any shedding hair).
This is just a guide, there's no wrong brush for your pup's hair type. Some of you will prefer a softer brush & some will prefer a firmer cushion. Just like the shape of the brush, some will prefer the oblong & some will prefer the oval shape.
No Matter what length of hair/coat your pup has, the 4.5" Mustache Comb is a must have. It has a fine side like a flea comb & it will catch all tangles. It will also comb out eye gunk (please moisten the area w/a wet wash cloth before removing). The 4" Face Comb is also available in all ultra super fine teeth.
If your pup is kept in a short-med length hair style, it's entirely up to you to get a bigger comb, it is optional/personal preference. It really depends on the size of your pup. If they are under 10 lbs, the 4.5" Mustache Comb will be all you need. If they are a bigger pup, you can either also get a 6" Ringside Comb or 7.5" Grooming Comb. I also recommend bigger lighter combs, like the 7.5" Aluminum Comb to those suffering from arthritis, it is easier to grip & handle.
If your pup is in a full length coat, getting a bigger comb is ideal for finishing.
This is just a guide. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will be happy to assist you.
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