Mane n’ Tail ‘horse’ shampoo is now available in South Africa (and it’s totally awesome!)

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.

You have no idea how tempted I was to use some stupid horse-y pun as a caption for this shot. But I resisted. Obvs.

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.

Mane n’ Tail Deep Moisturizing conditioner, R90 for 355ml

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.

Mane n’ Tail Detangler, R90

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.

Love, love


29 thoughts on “Mane n’ Tail ‘horse’ shampoo is now available in South Africa (and it’s totally awesome!)

  1. Hey Leigh, glad you enjoying our products:-) Knew you would enjoy them. Keep using them and you might find the myth to be true:-) It will need to be used for quite sometime though, not a miracle product, but many people sware that it makes their hair grow faster. Same with the hoofmaker, why so many women around the world love it, it makes your nails stronger and is not greasy. Dischem has agreed to stock the products in 8 of their stores as from January 2013, we are confident once they have it in those 8 stores, they will soon stock it in all their stores…

    1. Hi Beniva. I didn’t buy it, it was sent to me. It’s supposed to be stocked at selected Dischem stores but I’d click on the link I listed within the story to check out the brands stockists page. They might have expanded to more pharmacies since.

      1. Hi Lucille,
        Do you still supply the mane ‘n tail products. I am unable to purchase same from my local outlet.
        Please advise soonest

    1. Mane ‘n Tail is now sold at all Dis-Chem stores nationwide. If a store does not have in stock you can ask them to order for you. They are now stocking the following of our ‘Original Mane ‘n Tail’ range:
      The Original Mane ‘n Tail & Body Shampoo
      The Original Mane ‘n Tail Moisturizer/Texturiser Conditioner
      Herbal Gro Shampoo
      Herbal Gro Conditioner
      Deep Moisturizing Shampoo
      Deep Moisturizing Conditioner
      Anti Dandruff Shampoo
      Anti Dandruff Conditioner
      Hair Strengthener

      Kind Regards

      Lucile Godwin

  2. Hey.. Where can I get this shampoo in eastern cape ? I’ve been looking for ways to grow my hair and didn’t find any.. So I’d like to try this 🙂

    1. Hi Nela! Mane and Tale was being sold at Dis-Chem but I haven’t seen it there for a long time. I’m not sure its available in South Africa anymore.

  3. Hi I’ve been reading all comments on the name & tail products.I really want to try this product pls can I find a store in durban nan or can u send details of bank I can dep money in ur acc and u can send via post.tank u

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