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In researching pH on shampoo for washing horses & cattle I have gotten a lot of information and it leans toward pH on the acidic side is best (5.5-6.5). I have read many post in the archives saying that if the shampoo is on the alkaline side it will dry the hair folicle out. My question is, at our home the shampoo we have been using on our horses for over 2 years is a biobased shampoo and the pH is about 9.2. It does a great job and leaves the hair clean, soft and healty and we wash them about 4-5 times a week. Is there an explanation as to why this is not drying out the hair. It's great stuff and we have never had the least bit of problem with this being on the alkaline side. Thank you
Re: Shampoo and pH for Horses & Cattle
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