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Braiding in a Tail Extension with Braided Horsehair Loops
You can braid in a tail extension anywhere from the lower third of your horse’s tail bone down to the end of the tail bone. Where you position the tail extension on the tail bone depends on how long you want the extension to hang – braid the extension in lower on the bone for a longer tail, braid the extension in higher on the bone for a shorter tail.
The first time you use your tail extension, wash and dry it for maximum fullness. Your horse’s tail should also be clean and free of tangles.
Reach deep into your horse’s tail hair in the area where you want to attach the tail extension, and starting slightly off to the side, section off a portion of tail hair about as thick as your little finger.
Divide that hair into three sections for braiding.
Lay one of the two horse hair loops up against your three sections, up tight against the tail bone.
Begin braiding the tail hair, braiding the horse hair loop into the braid with your first crossover. BRAID TIGHTLY, and braid in a downwards direction.
Braid the tail hair down about an inch or so, so the end of your braid is past the top of the tail extension.
Holding firmly onto the ends, use a banding rubber band in a coordinating color to tightly band off the end of the braid.
Do the same with the other horse hair loop, sectioning off hair slightly to the other side of the tail bone.
After you have completed the same steps with the second loop, take both sections of braided hair (the braided ends coming down from each loop), and pull them through the loops, so the braided ends are on the backside of the tail extension.
Rubberband the ends of the two braids together, and then brush through your horse’s tail and the tail extension to blend all the tail hairs.