Shampoo Guide


The number one FAQ we get is “What shampoo should I use?” We have a ton of options, and while that’s great, it also can get pretty confusing. This shampoo guide can help you find the right shampoo for you and your dog or cat.


There are different ways to break down our shampoos into categories, but the simplest way to make sure that you get the right shampoo for your needs, is to break it down by what the shampoo DOES.



Clean Start is a clarifying shampoo. It removes dirt, dander, debris and oils from the coat without stripping the coat of it’s natural oils. This shampoo is perfect for owners who bathe their dog infrequently, or for a show bath. It works great on all coat types.



Day to Day is a gentle, soothing and moisturizing shampoo made with colloidal oatmeal that is designed for – you guessed it – day to day use. (See what we did there ;)) This shampoo works on all coat types and hair textures, and is excellent for sensitive and allergy prone skin. Day to Day is a great option to lightly moisturize skin and coat without changing the coat texture.



Pro-Line Fair Advantage is a premium body building, moisturizing 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner. This smooth formula, adds body and volume while gently moisturizing the skin and coat. This is perfect for breeds that need volume but allows for a soft texture. This is my #1 recommendation for cats!



Happy Eyes 2-in-1 Tearless Shampoo is a gentle, soap-free moisturizing formula that doesn’t burn or hurt the eyes! We recommend that this shampoo be used on all puppies and kittens until 4 months of age! It will not harm the soft sensitive skin and coat that puppies and kittens have, and it works excellent as a facial shampoo for older dogs! This shampoo is a great choice for any age canine or feline that has extremely sensitive or delicate skin.



The newest addition to our shampoo line, Ice on Ice Detangling Shampoo, has been an instant hit and a family favorite! Made with Argan Oil, this shampoo gently loosens knots and tangles and helps prevent them from forming! Argan Oil not only helps remove and prevent tangles, it also adds shine, and even helps strengthen hair. This is a must-have shampoo for drop breeds and breeds prone to tangling! It can be used on all coat types without changing the natural texture of the coat. (*Make sure to follow this with Ice on Ice Detangling Conditioner for the best results!)



Peace & Kindness Colloidal Silver Shampoo is sulfate-free and hypoallergenic. It is an excellent alternative to steroids and treats a large variety of skin issues including: rashes, hot spots, itchy skin, cuts, scrapes, bites, and dandruff. This shampoo helps speed healing and is great for allergy-prone animals!



Spectrum One Shampoo is designed for coarse and rough coated breeds, but can be used on any coat type that needs added volume and texture! Spectrum One adds lift to double coats and preserves coarse and wire textures!



Spectrum Five Shampoo is designed for smooth coats to protect from damaging UV rays and preserve coat color, moistens skin and coat, and relieves dry, itchy, flaky skin.



Spectrum Ten Shampoo is designed for drop and silky coats, it deeply moisturizes and maintains beautiful soft, silky, flowy coat, leaving it gorgeous and shiny! Works great for any coat that needs a little bit of weight to create a flowy, drop look!



Tame It Straightening Shampoo is designed to loosen curls and waves, and helps stop frizz in it’s tracks. Great for any breed that has frizzy, unmanageable coat!


For more information on any of the products listed, visit our website or contact your local distributor. To find a distributor near you, click here.

34 thoughts on “Shampoo Guide

    • chrischristensensystems says:

      Spectrum Ten is a great option for Afghan Hounds! If you are wanting a shampoo to help de-tangle and prevent tangles though, you’re gonna want Ice on Ice Shampoo & Conditioner. 🙂 You can find out more, and pricing on our website! 🙂 If you click the names in the post (in the paragraph part) it will direct you to the product page. 🙂


    • chrischristensensystems says:

      White on White wasn’t included because it’s really a treatment. It’s not designed to clean like a traditional shampoo. It’s only called a shampoo because it’s a treatment within a shampoo. We will have a separate post about our color shampoos – how they work, how to use them, and how to mix them! 🙂


  1. Mariana says:

    What would you recommend for an Alaskan Malamute, long hair?. I’ve been using Ice on Ice shampoo, follow by Thick and Thicker Volume Response Foaming Protein. And I finished with CoatLink Coat Dressing before blow drying. I like that regime, but I’m curious to know if there’s something else that you would recommend. Thanks!


  2. Gregory Bolle says:

    Hello, I will be opening a new grooming salon in the next few months.
    Do you have any samples and literature of your shampoo products that I may try and share with my prospective clients?
    If so, please contact me via email and I will gladly provide you with additional contact information.


  3. Brenda says:

    We have two standard poodles. Our black poodle has somewhat course hair, but our white poodle has very fine hair. Which shampoo(s) would you recommend?


    • chrischristensensystems says:

      I would use Spectrum One Shampoo, Substance Builder and Conditioner for both hair types. It will keep the texture of the coarse coat, and add volume to the fine coat. If you want to soften the coarse coat a bit and not compromise volume, substitute Fair Advantage Shampoo and use the rest as usual.


  4. Amy says:

    I have three shih tzu’s and have been using Spectrum 10 shampoo and Hydro Pac. I love how soft they feel afterwards but I still have one girl that is very prone to matting almost overnight. I brush them out using precious drop. Can you suggest something to help keep the matting down? Am I using the right shampoo and conditioner for her coat?


  5. Marcela says:

    Hello 🙂 I have four border Collies and use spectrum one shampoo and conditioner and thick and ticker volumen response foaming protein. I’m not sure if is a rigth product for my dogs. I’m just an owner but I love to groom my dogs and dog shows
    Thanks 🙂


  6. Eliana Siciliano says:

    So confused ! I have a F1 Goldendoodle. 50% Golden retriever 50% red standard poodle. His hair is long and wavy with an undercoat. what category does his coat fall into?


  7. Elizabeth Bloom says:

    What would you use on a rough collie. I have one that has a huge coat. It isn’t curly just lots of it. She is 10 years old.


  8. may says:

    Hi, I would like to ask what age that my dog can use spectrum one shampoo. I have 9 months old westies, can he use spectrum one shampoo? will it be too strong for him? as he still a puppy. Thanks


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