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Old 11-25-2012, 05:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm getting ready to use the Spa Lavish for the first time. If I've read correctly...
- it's a face wash
- you rinse it off
- you condition after using
Is that right? Also, how do you keep from getting it in the eyes? How do you apply it? Any other advise?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wet a small wash cloth and pour a little bit on the cloth and wipe under the eye area staying away from the eye itself. If it is too dry put a little more water on the cloth.....just wash it around and then rinse with a little warm water with the cloth. I don't use anything else after the Spa Lavish, you don't have to. You can blow dry it or just let it dry itself. It works great.
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Thank you! Leila will let me brush her and just about anything I want to do to her except to her face if I have anything in my hand. She will let me sometimes play with the hair on her face if I'm empty handed. So, I'm worried if it will do anything to her eyes if any accidently gets in them. I ended up not using it tonight since no one had answered earlier. I think I will start with it farther away from her eyes at first and see how she does and gradually get closer to them each time.
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You just need a tiny amount. If you use too much it is hard to rinse off.
I bought some baby facecloths to use. They are just the right size and really soft.
You will do great! You are lucky she is cooperative.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Baby washcloths are a great idea. Thanks, Kathleen, for that suggestion! When I use a regular washcloth, it just seems so big next to her little face.
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Yes, the baby washcloths are perfect because they are small and thinner, too. Just the tiniest dab of Spa Lavish is all you need -- about 1/2 of a pencil eraser will be plenty. My bottle lasted over a year on both dogs.

I wouldn't condition after each use; it will be too difficult to do both the Spa Lavish and conditioner each time. Just remember when you bathe her weekly to condition her face really well. If you only use the Spa Lavish every few days, it won't be so drying. On the other days you can just use warm water.

If you don't already have one, a flea comb works really well to comb the facial hair because it combs out any eye goop.
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you can also use a separate small towel clipped loosely around the neck (or an actual baby bid) to help prevent water from getting on the rest of her. I use the washcloth method as Barbara described, but others have also had luck with rinsing with water water from those hair color bottles that you can buy from Sally Beauty supply. I think the wet washcloth would work better for a dog who doesn't like having objects in his/her face. You can also use your finger to massage in the Spa Lavish and then rinse.

As for conditioning, some people have found Spa Lavish to be drying over time. I just swipe some leave-in conditioner like Kinky Curly Knot Today afterward instead of using a rinse-out conditioner.
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