Mane ‘n Tail Original Shampoo

Mane ‘n Tail Original Shampoo

When I first heard that the Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo was originally made for horses, I thought that was just plain…weird. Almost everyone’s touched a horse and will have noticed, like I did, that horse hair and human hair are quite different. But there are lots of people who swear by this shampoo. I’ve been curious about it and finally bought a small bottle.

Mane 'n Tail Original ShampooProduct claim:

The original horse to human crossover shampoo that provides fuller, stronger, longer, healthier hair.

Original Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo benefits:

  • The ORIGINAL exclusive micro-enriched protein formula.
  • Gentle rich fragrant lather provides “down to the scalp” cleansing action without stripping natural oils.
  • Unique formula contains conditioning emollients providing body, shine and manageability for healthy looking hair every time you shampoo.

Mane 'n Tail Original ShampooMane ‘n Tail actually has several shampoo variants, but Original was the only one I saw at PCX, where I bought the product. Would’ve been interesting to try their color protect shampoo as well…but anyway, I got the 4 oz/120 ml bottle for PhP 108, which is pretty affordable. Mane ‘n Tail shampoos and conditioners are available at most drugstores and supermarkets as well.

The scent of the Mane ‘n Tail Original Shampoo is a gentle, clean fruity floral. It’s quite mild. The scent is pretty generic, but not bad. I don’t like it nor do I dislike it, it’s just okay. I’m not terribly particular about the scent of my shampoo.

The consistency of it is kinda thin and a little runny. It doesn’t produce a lot of lather, compared to most shampoos I’ve gotten at the supermarket. It’s hard for me to get all of my hair well lathered with this so sometimes I feel like I’m not able to clean my hair properly. While rinsing it out my tresses feels tangled and a bit rough.

As for my hair type, it’s naturally straight, thin, and dry, and recently I’ve been coloring it. Combing and drying my hair after washing it with the Mane ‘n Tail Original Shampoo, it’s less frizzy and noticeably more full-bodied. However, it also feels somewhat rough. This shampoo just isn’t very moisturizing on my tresses. At the end of the day, the hair on the top part of my head feels a little more oily than usual, while the ends feel dry.

I used this exclusively for a couple of weeks, and another thing I noticed was that I got build-up on my scalp after using this for a while. I really dislike the feeling of an oily, heavy scalp, so I think it’d be better for me not to use this daily. I also rarely used conditioner with this while I was using it, so I’d see how it performed on its own, but looking at the directions on the back of the bottle, I probably should’ve bought the Mane ‘n Tail Conditioner as this is supposed to work best with that.

Man 'n Tail Original ShampooMane ‘n Tail Original Shampoo – Pros:

  • Is available in a smaller size, for testing.
  • Smells okay.
  • Rinses out easily.
  • Makes my tresses more full-bodied.
  • Reduces frizz.
  • It’s not too expensive.
  • Easily accessible.

Mane ‘n Tail Original Shampoo – Cons:

  • Not moisturizing. My hair feels kinda rough after using this.
  • There was build-up on my scalp after a while of use.
  • Makes the hair on the top of my head more oily, while the ends feel dry.


I tried to love this conditioner, but it’s simply not working for me. Perhaps it’s just not for my hair type. I might try it with the Mane ‘n Tail Conditioner, and if I get better results using the two products together, then great. If not, I’ll use this on my dog.

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2 Responses to Mane ‘n Tail Original Shampoo

  1. Samantha says:

    I’ve always wondered about whether horse shampoo actually works miracles or it’s just a whole lot of hype. Now I know! :)
    Nice review, Ida! :))

    • Ida says:

      Thanks, Samantha! :) Although, for my friend it works so well and she’s been using it for years. I guess we really have to try it for ourselves to see. :)

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