Mane n’ Tail shampoo has always been on my radar. Every time I’ve read a story on ‘crazy’ celeb beauty tips it’s always gotten a li’l mention ‘cos Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston are big fans. So, you can only imagine how curious I was upon learning it’s now available in SA.
Still, to make it clear, while Mane n’ Tail was initially (and still is) a horse shampoo, it’s been reformulated to create a line for humans after people started using the original ‘horse’ version and reporting killer good results. So please don’t write to me about how it’s ‘crazy’ or ‘stupid’ to use a product meant for My Little Ponies. It’s entirely an entirely people-friendly product that’s been flying off the shelves in the states for years.
Anyway, I was given a nice fat hamper from Mane n’ Tail SA (thanks Lucile, you rock!) which included shampoo, conditioner, detangling spray and even a hand cream called (wait for it) Hoofmaker! So far, out of everything I’ve tried, I’m most impressed/obsessed with the Deep Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Key ingredients include coconut, soyabean and olive oil, a bit of silicone and hydrolized wheat protein.
I love how it makes your hair ridiculously easy to comb whilst wet; tangles pretty much spontaneously combust the moment they meet your brush. Also, despite being deeply moisturising, it doesn’t weigh down my super fine hair in the least. It’s pretty much all I want from a shampoo and conditioner and, when my stash dries up sometime in 2017, I’ll be only too happy to buy more with my own hard-earned cash. Oh! And I almost forgot; a lot of people say that Mane n’ Tail helps make your hair grow faster but personally I think this particular benefit is a nice li’l myth that the company’s only too happy to perpetuate.
I also tried Mane n’ Tail’s Herbal-Gro shampoo and conditioner but preferred the Deep Moisturizing duo as they’re a bit more hydrating (obviously) and have a nicer scent. Even though the herbal variants don’t contain cocoa butter, they’ve got that kind of scent and for some reason, the smell of anything cocoa buttery makes me nauseaus. My flat mate Kim, however, is a big fan. She initially turned up her nose as the whole line and was all ‘Really?! Horse shampoo? Like for horse horses? That’s so stupid…’ Later, after I’d left the house and she’d hopped into the shower I got a What’s App reading ‘This horse shampoo is the shizz!’ and I was all Ha! Told you so!
Oh! And I also liked Mane ‘n Tail’s detangling spritz; it smells nice and does what it promises, which is detangle, although I only have to use it on days when I use a sham and con that isn’t Mane n’ Tail.
As for the Hoofmaker hand cream, I think it’s nice and all, but nothing special. (Although there are a hoard of girls on Makeupalley who totally disagree with me and have written reviews saying it’s the hand care equivalent of getting engaged to Justin Timberlake…)
Keen to try Mane n’ Tail yourself? Take a look at their local websites’s stockists’ page over here. And when you do, please do leave a comment letting me know what you think. I’m convinced it’s going to take off like a bomb here in SA and it’s only a matter of time until Dis-Chem snaps it up.