Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mane 'n Tail Shampoo, Conditioner & Hair Strengthener review

The Year of The Hair is in full swing here on Lovely Girlie Bits and I have Joanne testing out products too which is only grand as her hair is disgustingly perfect and gorgeous and mine isn't. 

I'd heard about Mane 'n Tail years ago when Jennifer Aniston cut her hair off into that bob and then regretted it big time and started using the range to help her hair grow.  We all kind of felt bad for her then but it was a better haircut than The Rachel.  Since then, it's been filed in my little noggin under Things I Must Try But Always Forget About Until I Read About It Somewhere.

We were offered the chance to try out some Mane 'n Tail products recently, so we've gotten stuck in over the past few weeks and are ready to give you our hairy verdict!  We've been using original shampoo and conditioner along with the Hair Strengthener for a little extra something for my poor tired locks.

Originally created for their horses, the Katzev family in New Jersey decided to try the equine shampoo and conditioner on themselves and the word spread like wildfire!  I figure, if it's good enough for Black Beauty, it's good enough for me!  One of the cutest details is the instructions on the back of the bottles to tell you how to use the products for humans and for animals.  So if I ever find myself around a horse that needs a wash, I'll know what to do.

The shampoo (€6.95/355ml) has a thick gloopy consistency and I really have to squeeze the bottle to get it out.  Even Joanne commented on it's "questionable texture".  Gloopiness aside, what does it do for the hair?  The micro-enriched protein formula promises to leave hair soft and shiny and it's pH balanced so will give body, shine and manageability.  But what does that all mean in the grand scheme of things?  Well, despite it's strange consistency, it lathers beautifully and I do love a head full of suds.  It rinses out leaving my hair squeaky clean and then it's time for the conditioner. 

The conditioner (€6.95) promises to condition, fortify and moisturise the hair, helps prevent split ends and breakage and nourishes the scalp.  It's a thin feeling conditioner and my hair soaks it up.  I leave it in for a few minutes and rinse it out.  Happy days.

The very first time I used the shampoo and conditioner, I dried my hair and it felt a bit coarse, like I'd no moisture left in it at all.  So I asked Ms. Perfect Hair Joanne to try it and after her first try, she was instantly in love.  I had secret rage that my hair had let me down because she doesn't do anything to her hair, whereas I do everything and anything to it, hence 2013 being The Year Of The Hair. 

I wasn't ready to give up on Mane 'n Tail yet, so I tried it a second time and that time I did something a little different and the fact that I'm telling you about it, shows my love for your all as you will probably laugh at me. The second time I used it, I used it in conjunction with my Tangle Teezer and still do.  I know.  Two products that can technically be used by horses.  

But they work so well together! 

I haven't looked back since and have decided that when I finish these guys, which will be pretty soon, I'm going to try the moisturising shampoo and conditioner to see how I fare with them without the Tangle Teezer.

Lastly is the Hair Strengthener (€13.95).  I use this every second time I was my hair and apply a few pumps all over my hair and sometimes in my face if I'm not being careful.  I blow dry my hair every time I wash it and this protects it from the heat along with providing extra moisturising and conditioning protection.  It feels light on my tresses and doesn't weigh them down.  

I've definitely seen an big improvement in my hair over the past few weeks thanks to these products and know for a fact I'll be trying more of the range.  I mean, if they're good enough for Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Aniston, then they're good enough for me,

You can buy Mane 'n Tail products online or in chemists nationwide.  They've a great selection of products and I can't wait to try more.

Now, I'm off to have a gallop around the place and yes, the My Lovely Horse theme song has been in my head the whole time of writing this post.

Have you tried anything from the Mane 'n Tail range?



  1. I think I might switch over to these next - I'm having trouble finding the right hair combo for me at the moment...

  2. I am adding these to my must try list!! Fab post :))xxx

  3. So hilarious! I bought this last week, but haven't tried it yet. Glad I hadn't bought a lemon, will have to dig out the Tangle Teezer

  4. I've heard about Mane N Tail Shampoo is really good for hair thickening and also hair regrowth. Does it really working? I have used Natural hair regrowth supplement from Reloxe and It really worked for me!


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