I used this on a Bichon that has a soft cottony type coat. She was extremely matted after a bath in product that should have loosened her mats. After I dried her, I tried combing out and the hair would not loosen easily, causing her distress! A few shots of Mattex to the affected area, I was able to comb thru her coat easily. It did not kink up the hair either, so I could could do her scissored-finish without rebathing and drying!