I use healthy hair mane conditioner each time I groom. It goes a long way since you dilute it I think 8-1 with water. I use the Cowboy Magic only when the mane is extremely bad. The conditioner usually keeps it from tangling and from getting dry. I also spray on a little show sheen each time I groom. Just enough to keep it a little silky, keeps it from tangling too much as well.