Texture Minerals are derived from many minerals. They naturally put back what has been stripped of the hair from poor nutrition and the environment. The Texture Minerals will return the hair to its correct genetic state as opposed to artificial enhancements. Texture Minerals will produce stiff wirehair if the genetics are as such. For example if applied to a Wire Fox Terrier the coat will feel stiff and very hard to the touch. For best results sprinkle in hair, brush into coat with a Boar or Horsehair style brush.