Chris Christensen makes some awesome shears. Pawsitively awesome GO TO GROOMING brushes, Buttercombs, Kool-pup Dryers, shampoos etc. etc. Today I’d like to share with you a reason that I am no longer afraid of MATS! CC Ice on Ice Leave in Detangler & Finishing Spray contains sunscreen and is a conditioning spray, finishing spray and most useful to us as a DETANGLER.
Mats used to stress both our fur babies out as well as myself. I have tried MANY detangler’s including the Pure Paws line, but ICE ON ICE helps mats SLIP LOOSE with minimal work and zero stress on my fur babies. How to loosen a mat on your maltese dog:
Spray liberally into the mat
Pull apart by going first sideways, then up ~~ spreading apart the mat with your fingers
After most of the mat has been loosened, then GENTLY use a brush to finish loosening
ICE on ICE Trial Size
Spray LIBERALLY into the mat
Pull mat apart sideways at first
Spread fingers into the mat sideways and up&down
Still spreading the mat apart with fingers
Spray more ICE into the now opened up MAT
Mat is easily coming apart now. You can see the ICE sparkling in the sunlight!
Once the mat is mostly broken apart I brush out gently using a soft cushioned pin brush
Once the fingers have separated most of the mat, I can use a soft cushioned Madan pin brush to GENTLY brush out the hair. I am HOLDING the hair at the base near the skin to prevent any PULLING …gently…no pulling
Chris Christensen Wooden Pin Brush 7″ $25
A FANTASTIC tool to use together with ICE on ICE is the Chris Christensen Wooden Pin Brush. The wooden pin brush is likened to my fingers and the brush just GLIDES through and separates the mat that has been sprayed with ICE on ICE.
This brush comes in the 7″ body for $25 or the 8″ body for $35, with choices of some pretty colors such as blue, black, purple (shown above), pink and bright yellow!
The wooden pins are made of hornbeam, which is apparently harder then bamboo. We use bamboo chopsticks for all types of cooking in our house, including deep frying. It is no wonder that a wood that is harder then bamboo, such as HORNBEAM would be such a fantastic wood to use to create this AMAZING wooden pin brush.
Dogs that are heavily matted or puppies that are new to brushing would benefit from this CC Wooden pin brush. Any dog that is sensitive to brushing will LOVE and ENJOY brush outs with this GENTLE and FANTASTIC GO TO Grooming tool.
After the brush, spray some more ICE if needed and then gently use a grooming comb …
Hold hair with fingers to prevent pulling ~~~ gently comb out a few hairs at a time
I am now GENTLY working the comb through the loosened mat, but going through just a SMALL section of hair at a time with a 7.5″ grooming comb. I hold the hair with my left hand to ensure NO PULLING nor TUGGING on the skin…
The loosened up mats that came out afterwards. BYE BYE MATS!!!
This mat took only a few minutes to work out of the coat. The ICEonICE really does a fine job of making the mat slippery enough to loosen out with the fingers.
You can see from above that I have a little 2 oz trial sized bottle. This little bottle is great to have at every Grooming Brush Bouquet that I have around my house. I purchase the 16oz bottle and just refill my little 2 oz trial sized sprays.
ICE on ICE has no distinguishable odor.
Here is another pesky mat that formed from Dolce’s top knot band. I either cover her eyes and spray the ICE onto the mat OR safer and better yet, I spray some ICE on my comb and then try and work out the mat.
Ice on Ice Detangler, Conditioning, Finishing spray and Stain repellent with sunscreen is available in
Daily brushing your maltese will help prevent most mats. I brush my dogs out every morning and evening. There are times throughout the year where suddenly, my dog will experience a coat change and virtually MAT OVERNIGHT. When this happens I am happy to have these great items in my GO TO GROOMING kit to ZAP the MATS!!
Other Recommended Detanglers: The Stuff, Stasko, Cherrybrook, Show Sheen, Animology, Cowboy Magic…ICE ICE BABY!!!
Note: All fluffs as wells as their groomers have different tastes, needs and favorites. Not every SPAW treatment need be the same. Maltese Obsession is happy to share our PAWSITIVELY Perfect GO TO Grooming experiences.