I use two products on my hair.
Volumizing spray (because I was blessed with baby fine hair) and hairspray.
When it comes to cows...there are countless hair care products.
And you must have them all.
From conditioners to multiple types of adhesives...the combinations are endless.
If you look in our tack box, you will see rows and rows of spray bottles.
But our new favorite product is Weaver's Natural Hold.
Heritage Show Supply helped us put together prize buckets provided by our many sponsors for the Junior Show at the Ohio State Fair
Weaver had just come out with the new Natural Hold, so Heritage Show Supply donated a can for each of the prize buckets.
To be honest...we had never heard of Natural Hold and we were too busy to even look at the can.
We added it to the rows of other products in our tack box.
At the first BEST show this year, Heritage Show Supply gave every participant a free can of the new Natural Hold.
Two kids...two more bottles of Natural Hold to add to the tack box.
It wasn't until later that Daniel decided to see what this new product was all about.
Natrual Hold is an adhesive specifically designed for non-paint shows.
It is a strong adhesive that gives a natural look.
Daniel tried it and didn't like it very well.
The next show ended up being one of those shows that picks up speed right before you go into the ring.
In other words...we weren't going to get done in time.
We called in all available bodies...included the rookies.
We have wanted to get the kids more involved in fitting, but Daniel is a perfectionist and has a hard time letting go.
Show day is not a good time to let rookies practice.
But this day...he didn't have a choice.
Walker and I both grabbed a can of Natural Hold and started pulling the non-show side legs.
It turns out Walker is really good at pulling legs.
It is now his full-time job.
Daniel still wasn't sure he liked the new product.
He is so used to using Tail Adhesive and Natural Hold is very different.
After using the Natural Hold myself, I finally figured out why I like it.
Let's compare it to women's hairspray for a minute.
Tail Adhesive is like White Rain. It gets really hard and all the hair sticks together (you move one hair and all the hair on your head moves with it). If you apply too much, you have a white residue on your head.
On the black cow above, you can really see the residue from the Tail Adhesive. That isn't a big deal for shows where you can paint. Just apply some black paint to cover up the white residue. For non-paint shows, you just go into the ring with frosted legs.
Natural Hold is more like Pantene Touchable Hairspray. Touchable hairspray has the holding power to keep hair in place, but isn't hard like concrete. It looks natural and doesn't have a visible residue.
Natural Hold is the same way. It looks and sometimes feels like you don't have any spray on the legs. However...you do. Just because it isn't hard and sticky, making your comb get stuck in the hair, doesn't mean that it isn't holding.
before any adhesive
It took Daniel a little while to really trust the Natural Hold because it is so different from Tail Adhesive.
But...he is now a believer.
We have the best looking legs we have ever had.
And we don't have those akward clumps where you have too much adhesive and the hair is stuck together.
It has also been really great for Walker and Isaac to learn how to pull legs. It is very forgiving, but still pulls all those little hairs up that give you that full-looking leg.
after applying Natural Hold
Give Natural Hold a try.
Keep an open mind.
It is new and innovative.
But you might just love it.
And the best part...It does NOT contain methylene chloride, a cancer-causing agent.
All of these opinions are our own. We have not been compensated in any way by these products or companies.
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Hello! I am Heather... the city girl turned mom to manure loving country boys. My husband and I both grew up in the city, but spent weekends visiting grandparents in the country. We are first generation farmers who learn best by almost always doing things the hard way. I hope you enjoy following along with our adventures down on the farm.