Review: SleekEZ grooming tool

For today’s Review Wednesday, we’ll be covering the SleekEZ grooming tool – and just in time for shedding season! I’m sure they are easily found on many websites, but I got mine off of Amazon and it’s the 5-inch model. I love Prime shipping, and since it came with Prime shipping, I decided to go for it. I bought this particular product last year in the beginning ofΒ April (is it a little embarrassing that I had to go ALL THE WAY back in my Amazon orders to even remember when I bought it?) just in time for the horses to start shedding since the barn where we boarded didn’t have lights to help hurry on the shedding process.

I didn’t get the 10 inch version because I have small hands, and a smaller one would allow me to get into the smaller spots on the horse. I usually use the SleekEZ on every part of the horse except knee/hock down and their faces. I save that for curry combs. This is basically my go-to tool for shedding. In terms of ingenuity it’s not “cutting edge” if you will – a block of wood encases a small, ridged blade.

What I love best about it though is that the blade not only grabs hair on and underneath the surface, but also picks up dust and dander from the horse’s hair. You can see this in one part of the video I am including here. Amber had just recently rolled in the arena, and the blade is actually releasing puffs of dust into the air as it grabs the dander as well. The SleekEZ also pulls the loose hair from the top as well as any loosening hair underneath. In both of the shedding seasons that I’ve used it, the horses have shed out much faster using this tool than just using a curry comb. Amber usually has very coarse winter fur, especially on her hindquarters, and this tool really makes getting that coarse fur off so easy. Plus, since Amber is a scratch monster, she LOVES this thing.

She does NOT however, love selfies lol

Whisper is more thin-skinned due to her TB influence, and she’s not the biggest fan of grooming. She also has baby fine fur that doesn’t respond to the usual rubber curries – the fine hair just slips off of the curry comb. And yet even Whisper likes the SleekEZ. She’s falling asleep by the time my mom finishes, and the fine toothed blade even picks up her hair. She was actually fully shed out by the middle of April last year instead of the end of May as usual.

It’s also safe on Dachshunds! We got the mini one, the 2.5 inch SleekEz to use for Choco. She’s hairier than my sister’s dachshund, and she’s usually shedding almost all the time. This little SleekEZ pulls up Choco’s shedding undercoat like crazy, and leaves her feeling much sleeker. Most of the time she’s okay with it, but sometimes she’s not so fond of it (as she was the day I was attempting to video lol). It’s even worked wonders on my sister’s pitbull Max.

Personally, I love it, and would get one in a heartbeat if I needed it. The only con about this product is that you need to wipe the blade off occasionally because the dander will build up on it. I either tap it on my boot or run my fingers down the blade and it cleans it right up to keep going.

Also, it may not look like the SleekEZ is getting a lot of hair off the horses and doxie in the video, but all videos were filmed when they were not having “let’s lose a lot of hair” days haha. But every day it continues to get enough hair off to shorten the shedding process, and I know Amber and Whisper enjoy losing their hair faster – especially since it gets so hot here!

13 Comments on “Review: SleekEZ grooming tool

  1. I have the bigger model and used it on Remus this weekend halfway through I was like oh shoot i should have taken photos and done a review I love it! It really does help to life the hair. BUT it definitely helps if the horse is in shedding mode. A few weeks ago I barely got a handful of hair off this weekend, I could have made a mini Remus out of it πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the review though it is great to know how other people like it!

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    • Agreed! There won’t be much that comes off if Amber isn’t shedding too much, but when she is it’s enough to make a body suit πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and yes you should take pics and review too!

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    • Definitely! It’s not Whisper’s favorite thing to get curried and this thing will put her to sleep so much my mom will turn her out right after grooming and Whisper will promptly lay down and nap πŸ˜‚

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  2. I got one last year- P wasn’t such a fan (but no grooming tool is ever good enough for him- but it’s been a LIFESAVER for my German Shepherd. Sooo much better than the Furminator brush.

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  3. I just got mine in the mail, and I love it already because of how much dirt/dust/dander it pulls out of the coat. My dog doesn’t shed, so it’s strictly for the horse, but I can see how this would work well on dogs, too.

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  4. This is such a neat tool. I wanted one for a long time and then bought one over a year ago, unfortunately my horse has been clipped so I haven’t really had a need to use it lol

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