|Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo & Conditioner – £7 each|
Despite popular belief, (most) bloggers don’t like to write negative reviews. If I’ve read up and found a product, and then gone on to part with my hard earned cash, its because I genuinely want to love it. I always think twice when posting a negative review, but in the end I think the reasons why I’ve not fallen in love with something may help someone else considering buying it. That’s the case with the two products I’m going to talk about today, which are actually quite hard to come by in the UK.
As the name suggests, Mane ‘n Tail shampoo and conditioner can be used on both horse and human hair. Aiming to maintain and achieve fuller, stronger, longer, healthier-looking hair, the products aim to cleanse without stripping natural oils and inject moisture into your hair to add nourishment. In theory, this is the best way to maintain your my little pony hair. To get the best results, it was suggested that I use both the shampoo and the conditioner, but after a couple of weeks it was obvious this wasn’t a match made in heaven.
The Shampoo is a silver-like liquid that is perhaps too gooey to be the perfect consistency. Nevertheless, it lathers up lovely and even when your are simply rising your hair, you can feel a remarkable difference in the condition of your hair. In fact, I don’t not like the shampoo; I find it ok. But as this post suggests, there were some issues that occurred. The Conditioner is an equally high-quality product which has a creamy consistency. Like the shampoo, you can feel it moisturising your locks from the get-go. So why am I complaining? Well, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Used together, these products don’t work for me. Concentrating on my ends, using the conditioner with the shampoo did leave my hair feeling nourished and incredibly shiny, but also made it look greasy from day 1. Instead of fuller, my hair became flat. Although more manageable, it was just lank. I altered quantities, I altered focus areas, I did everything in the book to make this duo co-operate, but sadly in my case nothing did. Desperate to not waste these products, I eventually began using the shampoo on its own, and pairing it with the conditioner sporadically. Doing this, I did find a massive improvement, and the claims were closer to being achieved, but it was nothing mind blowing, nothing that made me want to re-invest.
So this is rather an odd conclusion. I think these products over fulfilled on their claims. I will be the first one to admit that myself and hair care aren’t always the best of friends. I have ridiculously thick hair which most products weigh down. In this case, I think that, although somewhat dry, my hair is not dry or neglected enough to cope with the amount of moisture injected in by the conditioner, leaving my hair a bit overwhelmed. Like I said, the conditioner is actually OK if used now and again, but I think its far to much for my hair to cope with paired with the shampoo. However, I would say it could be great if you have dry hair through bleach etc. Then I think it could be a miracle team. Separately though, their not amazing, just ok so hardly worth the effort and expense of finding them.
I know these products are readily available in the States, but if your this side of the Atlantic, I picked these up from Liberty of London, for £7 each.
Have you tried Mane ‘n Tail? Have you got any suggestions for products that won’t weight my hair down?