Does horse shampoo grow hair faster? Khloé Kardashian is a fan of Mane 'n Tail
Horse shampoo makes hair grow faster according to some beauty experts with celebs like Khloe Kardashian swearing by it.
Yes, you read that correctly. A shampoo and conditioner originally intended for hoses has garnered over 1,000 rave reviews on Amazon, with people claiming it made their hair look thicker, and grow faster than ever before.
Mane 'n Tail shampoo and conditioner consistently tops the chart for the website's top-rated hair products, despite being a mere £8.
Does horse shampoo make hair grow faster?
Results are not guaranteed, however, horse shampoo can make hair grow faster if your cuticle is amino acid deficient.
"Used by both people and horses for shiny, thicker, manageable hair," reads the description. "Apply Shampoo to wet hair, massage and lather. Rinse thoroughly, repeat if desired. Follow with Conditioner which can be used as a leave-in or rinse out based on hair type and condition."
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"An exclusive micro-enriched protein formula that leaves the hair soft and shiny. Gentle rich fragrant lather provides 'down to the scalp' cleansing action without stripping natural oils. Fortified with moisturisers and emollients that helps to provide body, shine and manageability for healthy-looking hair every time you shampoo," adds the manufacturer.
And just like normal shampoo it lathers and foams, although apparently doesn’t smell quite as delicious as your normal stuff; to be fair, it’s unlikely the horse cares much about a sweet, strawberry aroma. You don't need as much as you would normally, as horse hair is five times stronger than human hair.
What has Khloé Kardashian said about Mane 'n Tail?
A number of celebs have also reportedly joined the ranks, with Jennifer Aniston, Khloé Kardashian and Sarah Jessica Parker all said to be fans. It's good to know that the great and good are just as keen for good beauty bargain as we are.
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In an interview, the reality television star said:
"I used to use it too," she told the interviewer about Mane 'n Tail. "When my hair was darker I used it all the time. My hair grew so freaking fast and it's cheap."
What are other people saying about Mane 'n Tail?
If the stats are anything to go by, hoards of positive reviews from beauty bloggers has helped the product establish itselfas one of the top-selling shampoo brands on Amazon, as fans rave about its ability to revitalise tired and lank hair, and make it appear thicker.
However, not everyone is so impressed, with some reviewers complaining that the wonder-drug left their hair dry, brittle and unmanageable.
Among the most touted benefits of this kind of shampoo is that it promotes hair growth, but there appears to be little basis for this claim: genetics and nutrition both play their own part in determining how quickly our hair grows, with some even claiming that our frequent hair washing culture slows the growth process down by stripping it of essential oils.
So if you’re longing for long locks and looking for a quick-fix, you might be disappointed.
Is horse shampoo safe for humans?
But can a product designed for an animal can be safe for humans?
Although shampoos do not need to be FDA certified in the USA, the fact that it’s been green-lit by the UK’s tight approval system would indicate that yes, it is. But that doesn’t mean that this applies to every type of horse shampoo.
So dodgy eBay knock-offs are probably best avoided. It's also worth noting that humans and horses have different PH levels when it comes to their hair and scalp, so in that respect horse shampoo still has the potential to cause irritation.
It seems that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and while horse shampoo might work for some, it definitely won't work for everyone.