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
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.
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!
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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.
Not sure which shampoo line is GOOD, BETTER and BEST for your Pet Maltese?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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
NEW PRODUCTS THAT ARE HIGH ON THE LIST (but currently being tested out against our GT products)
PP Silk Basic Shampoo and Conditioner
CC Spectrum 10
CC Thick & Thicker
CC White on White
Pure Paws Ultra Reconstructing Shampoo 16oz = $18.50
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.
“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!
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
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:
Baby Blue Madan Regular (MED cushion) pin brush
Baby Blue Madan steel rat tail comb
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!
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.