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StripHair® Gentle Groomer™

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StripHair® Gentle Groomer™ offers multi-purpose functionality to groom, shed, shampoo, slick, shine & massage all sensitive areas of your horse or dog's body - safely! Remove loose hair, dirt & dander plus add shine to the coat. Replace your brush, curry, sweat scraper and shedding tool with The Award Winning Gentle Groomer for horses and pets!

Now choose from two levels of flexibility with the StripHair® Original or StripHair® Sensitive. The Original version flexes but provides greater resistance making it a great option for horses who prefer more pressure when being groomed or massaged. The Sensitive version has greater flexibility and is ideal for horses with sensitive skin or those who prefer less pressure while being groomed.

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  • Material made from a proprietary natural rubber blend including natural oils for added performance and benefit.
  • StripHair is durable, flexible, grippy and sanitary.
  • Gentle Grooming Edge applies even, gentle pressure to “pop” dirt and dander to the surface while removing loose hair.
  • Scrapes off rinse water after shampooing.
  • Effective Cleaning Diamonds comfortably dislodge dried mud, aerate a sweaty coat, loosen shedding hair and lather shampoo.
  • Stimulates blood circulation to benefit the skin, coat and muscles.
  • Distributes the skin’s natural oils throughout the coat producing softness and shine.
  • Available in Original (Black) or Sensitive (Red).
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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

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    StripHair® Gentle Groomer™ is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from What a waste of $40 I do not get the positive reviews on this product. I love grooming and I love grooming tools (you should see my grooming box!), but the StripHair is worse than worthless. First, it smells AWFUL. It's like bringing a chunk of a used car tire into your home, car, tack room, wherever. It stinks up wherever it is. Second, there is just no comfortable way to hold the StripHair. To use it at a 45-degree angle as instructed, I have to grip it sort of sideways, and it's so narrow that my hand rapidly cramps up. Mind you, I groom vigorously for about an hour a day; my grooming muscles are in good shape. This is just badly designed. Third, even in damp weather it created a ton of static and shocked the heck out of me and my horse. I have a lovely OTTB who adores being groomed but reacts rather dramatically to being shocked. You can largely negate this problem by holding a dryer sheet with the rubber strip, but that makes it even harder to hold on to. I would put up with those flaws (albeit reluctantly) if the StripHair were effective, but holy guacamole, this is perhaps the most useless grooming tool I've ever bought. It is good at ONE thing, and that's scrubbing away caked-on mud. But it's no better at that one thing than a cactus cloth, or a rubber curry comb, or a pair of Hands On gloves. For removing dirt and hair? Nope: I get next to nothing off my horse when I use this, and he is unclipped and in full-on shedding mode. I've tried using the StripHair first; I've tried using it after a curry comb or Hands On gloves or a Posture Prep curry; I've tried using it at every angle I can come up with. It is simply not effective. I also tried it on two dogs and had similar non-results with both – except that it shocked both of them. Save your money. Or if you really want to spend $40, go buy yourself TWO pairs of Hands On gloves. This product is a piece of junk.
    Date published: 2019-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite shedding tool I've tried the Equigroomer, the Sleek EZ, traditional shedding blades, and the Strip Hair is my favorite of all of them. I don't worry about blades getting dull like with the other kinds and the StripHair is gentle enough to use on face and legs without irritating my horse. And it just plain does its job as a shedding tool really well.
    Date published: 2019-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh the dirt The amount of dirt that this product gets off my horse is insane! It looks like nothing is there then next thing you know a pile is coming offf his skin. It gets deep into his coat and is still extremely gentle for my sensitive QH. I love it!!!
    Date published: 2018-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Throw your brushes away I've fallen in love! This is by far the best grooming tool on the market. It's perfect on my sensitive QH! It has taken all the hair off my wooly mammoth of a pony. It's also worked wonders on my stiff older boy by using it as a massage tool. I love that it fits in my pocket and its perfect for my saddle bags. I'm actually ordering a second one to keep in my trailer it will be perfect for days when we swim! It's a brush and water scraper all in one.
    Date published: 2018-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for sensitive horses This is the first grooming tool other than a soft brush my sensitive chestnut thoroughbred will tolerate. It gets out the mud, dust and loose hair, and he almost smiles while I groom him. Great tool.
    Date published: 2018-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this grooming tool!! Spendy but worth it! This is a fantastic tool and it is my go-to! Great for pretty much anything and takes less force to get off tough dirt and sticky sweat marks. The horse appreciates a gentler approach and I love to have one tool that I can use on body, legs and face! Cleans up easily, too. The only thing I do not like is that sometimes it slips out of my hands. Might just be me, though. ;)
    Date published: 2018-09-05
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