The Importance of a Quality Conditioner
If you are using a really good shampoo, that's great, but it is only half of the equation. Massaging in a really great conditioner is just as important. The conditioner and a leave-in is needed to protect the coat from all sorts of elements:
1) Contact friction
- Every time your Maltipoo's coat comes into contact with something; the floor, carpeting, bedding, grass, etc.
2) Spit ends
- Broken hair shafts begin at the ends and make their way up, causing a frizzed, unhealthy appearance and make for a coat that does not properly grow.
3) Sun damage
- While some color changes are natural, sun exposure can alter a Maltipoo's coat. Sometimes referred to as sunburning or sunburnt, blacks, browns and grays can take on a reddish hue. And while Malitpoos carry the Poodle's fading gene, other colors may unnaturally fade or become dull due to outside exposure.