GTGT: Go To Grooming TOWEL == BLUE

GTGT: My BLUE BLUE Go To Grooming Towel

I’ve had 2 BLUE microfiber swimming towels that  are my FAVORITE towels for drying the dogs.   They are actually my sons that he used for swimming and they are very small and UBER absorbent, yet soft and gentle on the skin.

I have used these 2 BLUE GTGT == GO TO GROOMING TOWELS for over 5 years and they look like they are brand new!    No shedding, no fraying and simply GTGT AMAZING stuff.

WHY these Microfiber towels are GTGT

  • Lightweight
  • Super-Abosorbent
  • Quick-Drying
  • Compact in size
  • SOFTER then terry towels

The sad news is that I can’t remember where I purchased them and have no way of replacing them.   I’ve tried purchasing other ‘swimming microfiber’ towels but they are TOO FLIMSY or NOT ABSORBANT.  === thus the search continues.

HOT YOGA Mat Towel
Yoga Towel Mat Retails $50 == TJ MAX $16.99
Yoga Towel Mat Retails $50 == TJ MAX $16.99

Today I feel like I may have come close, but will have to TEST them out to be sure.   I stumbled across some YOGA MAT towels that are microfiber, pretty HEAVY weight and very soft to the touch.

We’ll have to see how absorbent they are, but they are definitely soft enough for me to use on my Pet Maltese.

 

They are DOUBLE the length of my GTGT   BLUE, so perhaps I can dry 2 dogs with one towel.

These normally run $50, but found them at TJ Max for $16.99!

Length is the FULL length of a YOGA Mat.   If they aren’t good enough to be a GTGT, then we can always use them by the pool as they are much lighter and compact then beach towels and FAR MORE ABSORBANT!

Yoga Towel Mat is MUCH Longer then my GTGT BLUE
Yoga Towel Mat is MUCH Longer then my GTGT BLUE

One + Two + Three Madan Brush Giveaway — YEAH!!!

Brand new Brushes
Grooming is Glamorous Celebration @ Maltese Obsession! No fireworks == just giving away Burshes, Combs, Tail Combs, Band Scissor, and DOLCE FLIP Tool!
Madan Brush Giveaway Contest
Madan Pin Brush Giveaway Contest == Help us Celebrate the Launch of Maltese Obsession: Grooming is Glamorous

Maltese Obsession’s Artistic Director & Co-Photographer will randomly select our winner(s) for our first giveaway contest(s)

MO is simply passionate about sharing the joys of home grooming our pet maltese family members.    Even if you take your pet maltese to the groomers for their cuts, they still need daily care and brushing!

BRUSHING?!!!…well there are lots of GOOD, BETTER and BEST choices for combs and brushes out on the market!    One that is relatively affordable and effective is the Madan Pin Brush and the Madan Grooming comb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Madan Giveaway ContestOrange ‘Softy’ Madan Brush + Orange Aluminum Grooming Comb CONTEST RULES

Maltese Obsession Celebrates:    Brush + Comb + Band Scissor GIVEAWAY CONTEST
Maltese Obsession Celebrates: Brush + Comb + Band Scissor GIVEAWAY CONTEST

Baby Blue Madan Brush + Blue Steel Tail Comb + Blue Band Scissor CONTEST RULES

Purple Madan Pin Bursh + Purple Steel Tail Comb ++++ Dolce Flip Tool

 

 

 

Purple Madan Brush + Purple Steel Tail Comb + Dolce FLIP Tool ==== NO CONTEST RULES == JUST A RANDOM WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN based on Maltese Obession (MO website + MOFB + MOYoutube).

Pure Paws Travel Kits = 10% Discount Code is ‘MO10’

Not sure which shampoo line is GOOD, BETTER and BEST for your Pet Maltese?

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Pure Paws is Tweety’s GT Shampoo!

Pure Paws does sell travel kits for most of their lines.    The advantage of trying out the Travel Sized Kits is that you can see how much you like the line before buying larger bottles.    I REGRET buying the Gallon bottles as I have given so much away == it lasts forever even if you groom a lot or have a large pack of dogs.

 

H2O – Hydration for Dry Coats

I recommend trying the Travel sizes as you still dilute 8:1 (Warm Water -> Product) so these travel sizes will give you ample number of shampoos to give you a good chance to evaluate the efficacy of the particular line!

Sadly the Silk Basics line does not happen to have a Travel Kit available.

10% Discount use Code:   MO10

Reconstructing Line Travel Kit – Normal Maintenance
FORTE - Damaged Coat and/or Breakage
FORTE – Damaged Coat and/or Breakage
Oats and Aloe Travel Kit – Puppies, Skin Dryness or Skin Allergies

 

Maltese Shampoo: MO Go To Shampoo(s) ~ BLUE-Makes- WHITE

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Our Favorite Go To Shampoo Products for our Pet Maltese Dogs (Pure Paws ULTRA) Receive a 10% Discount at PurePawsUSA.com Coupon Code: MO10    or Enter via the LINK BELOW and 10% Discount will be Automatically Applied

We love using good shampoo products on our pet maltese.   Over the years we have tried and tested many different brands of ‘super chain’ and ‘specialized’ and ‘show dog’ shampoos.

Today we will discuss shampoo products as they compare to our GO TO GROOMING FAVORITES!

Note:   BLUE  makes WHITE

 

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One of our favorite brands of maltese hair products is PURE PAWS.    I would call it the CHANEL Cosmetics of the dog hair product world as it is used by many show dog professionals.

Pure Paws Ultra Reconstructing Shampoo

I bought the GALLON size Pure Paws Ultra Reconstructing Shampoo some years ago and have given friends and family little bottles of it and STILL have enough shampoo for another year.  I definitely get my ‘MONEY’s WORTH’ with Pure Paws.

Originally I thought that paying $15-ish for a bottle of dog shampoo was expensive.   I went to the SUPER PET Chain stores and bought a cheaper $9.99 bottle of shampoo and found it to be mostly water and I would need 1/3 of the bottle to shampoo my dog.   The FRESH BATH  smell would hardly last an hour after use.   With multiple dogs in the house that little ‘super pet store’ bargain bottle of shampoo wasn’t such a bargain after all as I’d go through a bottle in a month and my dogs NEVER felt really clean using the bargain products.

The bargain really was when I purchased my first bottles of Pure Paws  shampoo.   The PP shampoo and conditioner MUST BE DILUTED.   ONE part product –> 8 parts WATER!     That $15 dollar bottle of PP shampoo lasted FAR LONGER then the cheaper $9.99 super pet store brand.     You are essentially getting a GALLON of Pure Paws product for a little more money then what you would pay for a tiny bottle of your local ‘drug store’ brand.

Pure Paws ULTRA is our GT Favorite Shampoo for our Maltese

BONUS FEATURE besides the BARGAIN of using a product like PP?? ==   My dogs looked VISIBLY whiter and cleaner and they smelled FRESH and CLEAN for days!

 

 

 

ENTER PurePawsUSA site here and 10% Discount will automatically be applied:

PurePawsUSA  10% Maltese Obsession Discount == Coupon Code MO10!

NOTE OF INTEREST:    Dog hair product company’s are NOT required by law to include their ingredients on their labels.    Very few high end dog hair product manufacturers choose to be as transparent as Pure Paws.   You will find their ingredients right on their labels.    Chris Christensen does NOT list their ingredients on their product labels.    

The Pure Paws Ulta Reconstructing Shampoo Ingredients:

Water, EDTA, Panthenol, Allentoin, Kathon CG, adjust ph with citric acid, ECO-1, Pearl, Sea Silk Extract, Spotted Orchid Extract, C-5, Hawaiian Citrus, Azurre Blue, Sodium Chloride   NOTE:   The PP Ultra Reconstructing line has been reformulated and the shampoo is no longer BLUE.   They have added spotted orchid extract fragrance.

PP Brightening Shampoo Ingredients:    Water, EDTA, Kathon CG, adjust ph with citric acid, Eco-1, Optical Brightener, Royal Blue, Orange Blossom, C-5, Sodium Chloride

Brightening Shampoos
PP Ultra Brightening Azurre Blue (whitens without bleaching agent) CC White on White Whitening (Indigo color whitens without bleaching agent) Tropiclean Spa Lavish Facial Cleanser

In the video we look at PP Ultra Brightening Shampoo and compare the VISUAL to the Chris Christensen White on White, which falls under the ‘WHITENING’ shampoo category. PP WHITE MAGIC Shampoo  vs. CC White on White == as these are both technically ‘WHITENING Shampoos’.

NOTE:    The above pictures products are whitening shampoos WITHOUT BLEACHING agents., but rather using OPTICAL BRIGHTENERs.    Exactly the way one would PHOTOSHOP a yellowish and dull image == you would add BLUE to the picture and the yellow’s would OPTICALLY appear whiter, while the darker colors would appear RICHER!    Really cool optical play on our eyes using COLOR!

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BLUE cancels out YELLOW

On the COLOR WHEEL:

BLUE & VIOLET cancel out the color opposite on the color wheel, which is YELLOW

  • INDIGO cancels YELLOW
  • BLUE  cancels out YELLOW ORANGE
  • AQUA cancels out RED ORANGE
  • GREEN cancels RED

 

Too bad there isn’t a green shampoo to test out against RED tear stains.    In the COSMETIC world of ‘deleting’ blemish marks with CONCEALERS, we use green concealer to hide a red acne blemish.    Those of us who want to delete our BLUE under eye bags must use ORANGE to cancel out the dark blue circles under out eyes!

I guess these BLUE shampoos are the CONCEALERS for our dogs to cancel out the ugly unwanted and dingy YELLOWS to produce Snow WHITE  Maltese coats.

The PP White Magic is claimed to be a ‘semi permanent color’.   I didn’t feel the need for such a strong whitening shampoo for my dogs, thus I have always only used the ‘Ulta Brightening’ Shampoo, when I have need to remove mild grass or urine stains.

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Pure Paws Silk Basics

Pure Paws Silk Basics Line:

Two beauties McCartney and Bimmer recently alerted me to a newer PP line == Silk Basics.   McCartney and Bimmer are always impeccably groomed and have very healthy and glossy coats, so I decided to give this newer PP Silk Basics line a try.

McCartney and Bimmer Facebook

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McCartney and Bimmer == Thanks for sharing about the Pure Paws Silk Basics line

I have to say that even after just one try, I really enjoyed the outcome that this Silk Basic line produced for the coats of my maltese.   Again, this Silk Basics line must be diluted 1:8 (one part shampoo to 8-10 parts warm water), thus making it a very good value at $21 for 16 oz.

The Silk Basics Shampoo as shown here is CLEAR and has no color, with a very pleasant clean scent to it.

My EYES tell me that the coat may become WHITER after using the Ultra Reconstructing or the Ultra Brightening shampoo when compared to the Silk Basics.    My EYES tell me that the coat seems SHINIER using the Silk Basics, however the less whitening effect it may have.

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WINNERS: PP Ultra Reconstructing Line(azure blue color), PP Silk Basics Line (vanilla color), CC Spectrum 10 (clear color)

My NOSE tells me that the dog smells clean and fresh, with a very  ‘YUMMY & LONG LASTING CLEAN’ smell.

I already LOVE the Pure Paws Silk Basics line and plan on using it as part of our regular shampoo regime.   Thank you McCartney and Bimmer!

NOTE:    If your Maltese has SENSITIVE, DRY or ITCHY skin ==  I would recommend the PURE PAWS  Oatmeal and Aloe Vera Shampoo.    Oatmeal has been identified as having anti-itch properties and there is no doubt that Aloe Vera has therapeutic properties on skin.     I WOULD NOT recommend the ULTRA line for any dogs with sensitive, dry or itchy skin!

Maltese Obsession Shampoo Routine:   PURE PAWS 10% off code is MO10 

Weekly or Bi-Monthly:

  • STEP 1:    FACE:  Wet face and apply SPA Lavish Facial scrub to face, taking care not to get into the eyes == leave this product on face and beard == Do not rinse yet
  • STEP 2:  For the BODY:  Shampoo with PP Ultra Reconstrucing Shampoo (azure color shampoo) – this will clarify and whiten the coat ==== RINSE
  • STEP 3:    Shampoo with PP Silk Basics Shampoo (clear zero color) – this will enhance, nourish, moisturize and supplement the nutrients already added from the Ultra Reconstructing step === do not RINSE YET
  • STEP 4:    Spray with the PP Rinseless Shampoo  and continue to lather – this helps to eliminate and ‘residual doggy odors’ on the coat and skin === NOW RINSE
  • STEP 5:   Condition with PP Ultra Conditioner OR PP Silk Basics = restore, nourish, strengthen === RINSE
  • LAST:   Carefully rinse and condition face and beard, avoiding eye area
  • TOWEL dry
  • Force air dry using the CC Kool Pup

After Walks Feet Cleaning and/or Spot Cleaning:

  • PP Rinseless Shampoo on Paws Only OR
  • PP Brightening Shampoo on Paws and stains only

Daily Grooming:

  • Very diluted Spa Lavish Facial Scrub
  • WARM  sterile Water to wash face
  • PP Classic Shine Conditioning Spray — every brush out (this has been recently reformulated and I have not tried the new reformulated product)
  • CC Ice on Ice brush out conditioning spray and brush out spray
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Maltese Obsession Go To Spray Products

 

NEW PRODUCTS THAT ARE HIGH ON THE LIST (but currently being tested out against our GT products)

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  •  PP Silk Basic Shampoo and Conditioner
  • CC Spectrum 10
  • CC Thick & Thicker
  • CC White on White

 

 

Pure Paws Maltese Obsession Favorite Go To Hair Products
10% Discount at purepawsusa.com COUPON CODE: MO10
  • Pure Paws Ultra Reconstructing Shampoo  16oz = $18.50
  • Pure Paws Ultra Reconstructing Conditioner   16oz = $18.5PP Silk Cream Conditioner $19.70
  • PURE PAWS TRAVEL SAMPLE KIT == by the time you use it diluted, it’s a great value in a tiny trial sized kit!! = $23
  • PP Brightening Shampoo 16oz = $16.50
  • PP WHITE Magic Shampoo 16oz = $23.60 == semi permanent coloring
  • PP Reconstructing Shine Spray 8oz = $15.25 == LOVE LOVE THIS
  • PP Rinseless Shampoo SPRAY 8oz = $12   16oz Bottle = $14.25 == 
  • PP SILK BASICS LINE Shampoo, Conditioner (BLACK BOTTLES)      

 

There are many creative ways to use dog hair products available on the market.   The PROFESSIONAL and SHOW DOG world pet products can offer great value and results without the high cost that we would presume to be associated with high end ‘couture’ brand products.    All products mentioned were purchased by Maltese Obsession, so that we can bring you an honest unbiased review and opinion.

Thanks for visiting and HAPPY GROOMING!

Round 2: GTGT Madan Brush Giveaway = ORANGE Madan + ORANGE x-long Comb

“Madan “Orange Softy’ PIn Brush + Aluminum x-Long pin Comb — Giveaway Contest

“CONTEST IS NOW OFFICALLY CLOSED” == “WINNER TO BE CONTACTED BY MOH”!!!!

“CONTEST IS NOW OFFICALLY CLOSED” == “WINNER TO BE CONTACTED BY MOH”!!!!

Maltese Obsession ‘GTGT’ Giveaway Contest:    RULES for Round 2

GTGT = Go To Grooming Tool!

  • Please list your FAVORITE and ‘CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT’ GTGT here in the comments section
  • Show us a picture of your GTGT under the same picture above of DOLCE (with the Orange Brush) on our Facebook page in the comments section of same picture
  • Entries must be submitted by Sunday, June 22nd Midnight 
  • Winning Maltese Obsessed owner must live in the United States
  • Winning Maltese must be subscribed to MO YouTube & FB

We at Maltese Obsession are OBSESSED with grooming and sharing some of our GTGT’s with our Maltese Obsessed friends.    Even if you take your maltese to a groomer, it is very useful to have a brush and a comb handy for daily brush outs!    Mat’s be gone when you enjoy time bonding with your fluff during daily brush outs!

Good Luck and Happy Grooming!

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Orange Madan Regular Pin Brush GIVEAWAY CONTEST == this brush has a SOFT pin cushion and is great for dogs that are sensitive to brushing.
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The Orange x-long pin Aluminum Comb is great for overall combing and finishing, but also the wide set teeth are great ‘in a pinch’ for pulling out a band.
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Madan Aluminim xLong pin Comb is also a great tool to lift the hairs when doing clipper work OR to use as a guide when clipping the dogs.

Our blog on the ‘Orange Madan Pin Brush’

Our blog on the ‘COMBS COMBS COMBS’

First Giveaway Contest: Brush + Comb …here we go GIVEAWAY

CONTEST CLOSED == WINNER HAS BEEN RANDOMLY SELECTED

Maltese are GLAMOROUS and GORGEOUS any which way they are groomed!    We’d like to celebrate ‘Maltese Obsession’s’ launch of our dedicated website by holding a series of GTGT giveaway contests.

Maltese Obsession Celebrates:    Brush + Comb + Band Scissor GIVEAWAY CONTEST
Maltese Obsession Celebrates: Brush + Comb + Band Scissor GIVEAWAY CONTEST

RULES:

  • Subscribe to our Youtube https://www.youtube.com/user/MalteseObsession
  • Facebook LIKE
  • Leave a comment on your favorite BLOG post here at MalteseObsession.com
  • Leave a comment on your favorite Youtube Video
  • Optional:   Post a picture of your Maltese on our FB wall as a COMMENT to “CONTEST” — pictures can be added to Piny’s announcement of CONTEST as a ‘comment’
  • Winning Maltese must live in the U.S.
  • Entries must be submitted by Saturday June 28th, 12:00midnight
  • Winner will be randomly chosen based on submissions
Madan Pin Brush + Madan Comb + Band Scissor GIVEAWAY Contest!
Madan Pin Brush + Madan Comb + Band Scissor GIVEAWAY Contest!

If you read our blog and watched our videos you’ll find that we’ve had our BABY BLUE Madan pin brush for over 4 years and still use it as our GTGT (Go To Grooming Tool).

Dolce can’t wait to announce a winner of:

  1. Baby Blue Madan Regular (MED cushion) pin brush
  2. Baby Blue Madan steel rat tail comb
  3. Blue Madan Band scissor with extra bands for top knots

The rat tail comb is awesome for using around the face, especially to pull out eye goobers!

Perfect GTGT for combing around the face and eyes!
Perfect GTGT for combing around the face and eyes!…YEP that is an eye goober on the comb! Better it be on the comb then in Dolce’s eyes!

 

Brand new Brushes
Rainbow of Goodies …Giveaways???….Possibly!

 

We are excited to have migrated the Maltese Obsession blog out of FB …out of blogger to our final dedicated website dedicated to sharing GTGT ‘Go To Grooming Tool’ reviews and tutorials.

Stay tuned for more future GTGT Giveaways to our Maltese Obsessed Friends!

Please be understanding and patient with us as we are still in the development stages of building up this blog.    All products have been paid for by Maltese Obsession and this entire endeavor is just a hobby of ours that we have chosen to invest our time, treasures and talents in.

BIG Brush Bouquet's
Stay tuned for more GTGT Giveaways!!!

Dolce’s Daily Care Routine: Maltese Brushing, Tear Stain Cleaning, Teeth Brushing and Top Knot

Dolce shares our daily morning ‘Maltese Care Routine’ in a video tutorial, which will include:

  • Top Knot Flip aka ‘Dolce’s Flip’ top knot
  • Tear stain cleaning and eye hair drying
  • Teeth brushing
  • Brush out
  • Dingle Berry (aka:   Hitch Hiker, po0-poo, visitor, doo-doo) removal
  • Post brush out ZOOMIES

Dolce hanging out with Pinky after the video shoot

Dolce:  last clipper groom 2 months ago!   She is growing out nicely!

Products discussed:   Link to our Favorites all Sourced on Amazon

  • Heart ponytail flip tool (available on Amazon)
  • Contact solution (any brand that contains Boric Acid).
  • Virbac C.E.T. Vanilla MINT Enzymatic Toothpaste
  • Virbac C.E.T.  small toothpaste
  • Chris Christensen Ice on Ice Detangling spray
  • Pure Paws Classic Shine Conditioning Spray
  • Madan Apple Green FIRM Cushion brush
  • Madan steel tail comb
  • Chris Christensen 7.5″ #000 Coarse/Fine Buttercomb

Links and more information about combs and brushes used are in the below listed blogs/vlog

Comb Review and Blog

Madan Brushes and Chris Christensen Burshes Reviewed

Green Madan Pin Brush with FIRM Cushion is reviewed here

Dolce and Pinky wanting a Special Treat after their Video Tutorial Tapings

Dolce’s Paw Spaw: How to Cut Nails on Pet Maltese = Nail Trimming Tutorial

Dolce’s Paw Spaw Nail Trimming Tutorial: How we trim the nails on our tiny pet maltese

Please stay tuned for the following:

  • Pinky will also present a “Pinky’s Paw Spaw” Nail Trimming Tutorial
  • Dolce’s Daily Brushing, Top Knot Flip, Teeth Brushing == Every Morning Routine = Maltese Daily Care
  • and last but NOT least…a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY CONTEST…stay tuned here @ MalteseObsession.com for giveaway contest rules   …
Welcome to the Maltese Obsession Paw Spaw!
Trimming Maltese Nails with small pet scissor
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5 1/2″ Medium Cat/Bird Nail Scissor 3 1/2″ Small Nail Scissor w/finger rest used to cut small Maltese dogs under 8#

The small table top grooming table is available on Amazon or Petedge, Master Grooming Equipment.

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Dolce hoping you enjoyed the Paw Spaw Video Tutorial

 

UPDATED NAIL Trimming Videos on our YOUTUBE channel:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5YH_6eshwgG9hlDAdBbHLbiVDIe0muiW