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2in1 Back in Black Wash

2in1 Back in Black Wash

Regular price $9.99

2in1 Back in Black Wash

Rufus & Coco 2in1 Back in Black Wash is a professionally formulated darkening shampoo designed to restore black color to your pet's coat.

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How To Use

How to blacken coats: First, get your little mate all wet with warm water. Now, apply some Rufus & Coco Back in Black Wash to a few different areas of the coat, massaging it in to get a good lather. Leave on for 5-10 minutes to work its magic, then rinse well and towel or chamois dry. 

Finish off with Rufus & Coco 4in1 Pamper Spray after or between washes for the very best results. 

Tip: if your pet's coat is quite faded, color will gradually build over several washes. Rufus & Coco Back in Black Wash can be used every time you wash your dog. 

Ingredients

Total ingredients: Water, Sodium cocoyl glycinate, Hydrolysed Wheat protein and Hydrolysed wheat starch complex, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Lauramide DEA, d-Panthenol, Glycerine, Citric acid, Perfume, Color (Basic blue 99 & Basic brown 16 & Acid violet 43 & Basic red 76 and Basic yellow 57) Preservative.

It is also what Rufus & Coco does not contain that makes it better. Rufus & Coco doesn't contain the following harmful ingredients:

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) : Sulfate is a harsh (caustic) detergent that can damage the outer layer of the skin causing dryness, roughness, scaliness, fissuring, loss of flexibility and reduction of the barrier functions of normal healthy skin.
  • Parabens: The use of mixtures of parabens allows the use of lower levels of other ingredients while increasing preservative activity. Parabens are esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid.

FAQS

Q: Why is using soap in washes a bad idea? 
A: Because using soap in an animal's wash will affect their skin as their acid layer of their skin will be disrupted. This can create an environment where bacteria, parasites, and viruses can breed and out of control! Unknowingly, many pet owners may repeat washing of their animals because of the smell caused by a proliferation of bacteria, making the problem worse as the skin's acid layer (pH level) becomes more imbalanced. Additionally, if the shampoo makes the skin feel dry, your animal will scratch at its skin, creating abrasions for bacteria to invade. It quickly becomes a vicious cycle.

None of the Rufus & Coco washes (shampoos) contain soap. Rufus & Coco products use a natural base and formulation specifically designed to the average pH of pets. Consider that the normal range of skin pH levels for humans is 5.2 to 6.2, which means it tends to be on the acidic side, whereas the pH levels for dogs and cats range from 5.5 to 7.5, tending toward a more alkaline concentration.

Hence we never recommend using human shampoos on pets and we eliminate the soap all together in our washes. Many humans choose soap free alternatives too for the same reason!

It is also worth noting that Rufus & Coco washes contain a hypoallergenic fresh scent. 

Without the black in my fur, my once gorgeous coat looked as grey as an elephant's hide. But not anymore thanks to Rufus & Coco Black in Black Wash - it actually restores the black color in my coat while giving me a great wash. Now back to napping in the sun without a care!

Max, age 10

How to blacken coats: First, get your little mate all wet with warm water. Now, apply some Rufus & Coco Back in Black Wash to a few different areas of the coat, massaging it in to get a good lather. Leave on for 5-10 minutes to work its magic, then rinse well and towel or chamois dry. 

Finish off with Rufus & Coco 4in1 Pamper Spray after or between washes for the very best results. 

Tip: if your pet's coat is quite faded, color will gradually build over several washes. Rufus & Coco Back in Black Wash can be used every time you wash your dog. 

Total ingredients: Water, Sodium cocoyl glycinate, Hydrolysed Wheat protein and Hydrolysed wheat starch complex, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Lauramide DEA, d-Panthenol, Glycerine, Citric acid, Perfume, Color (Basic blue 99 & Basic brown 16 & Acid violet 43 & Basic red 76 and Basic yellow 57) Preservative.

It is also what Rufus & Coco does not contain that makes it better. Rufus & Coco doesn't contain the following harmful ingredients:

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) : Sulfate is a harsh (caustic) detergent that can damage the outer layer of the skin causing dryness, roughness, scaliness, fissuring, loss of flexibility and reduction of the barrier functions of normal healthy skin.
  • Parabens: The use of mixtures of parabens allows the use of lower levels of other ingredients while increasing preservative activity. Parabens are esters of p-hydroxybenzoic acid.

Q: Why is using soap in washes a bad idea? 
A: Because using soap in an animal's wash will affect their skin as their acid layer of their skin will be disrupted. This can create an environment where bacteria, parasites, and viruses can breed and out of control! Unknowingly, many pet owners may repeat washing of their animals because of the smell caused by a proliferation of bacteria, making the problem worse as the skin's acid layer (pH level) becomes more imbalanced. Additionally, if the shampoo makes the skin feel dry, your animal will scratch at its skin, creating abrasions for bacteria to invade. It quickly becomes a vicious cycle.

None of the Rufus & Coco washes (shampoos) contain soap. Rufus & Coco products use a natural base and formulation specifically designed to the average pH of pets. Consider that the normal range of skin pH levels for humans is 5.2 to 6.2, which means it tends to be on the acidic side, whereas the pH levels for dogs and cats range from 5.5 to 7.5, tending toward a more alkaline concentration.

Hence we never recommend using human shampoos on pets and we eliminate the soap all together in our washes. Many humans choose soap free alternatives too for the same reason!

It is also worth noting that Rufus & Coco washes contain a hypoallergenic fresh scent. 

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