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Does Horse Shampoo Work on Human Hair?

October 19th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Hair Products | 22,961 views
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Without thinking too far outside the box, I was asked if I thought horse shampoo would be ok to use on human hair.  Being that horses are used for show and are always glistening in the sun, some people think it might be the shampoo that does it.  Knowing horse hair is coarse and not really anything like most human hair, I had to think about it for a minute.

Hair is hair, right?  Well, in effect it is correct, but you have to make sure you aren’t putting chemicals onto your hair that will hurt it in the long run.  If you have hair that is coarse, tangles easily or is just hard to brush, maybe horse shampoo is going to work.

What Does Mane & Tail Shampoo Do For My Hair?

Most brands of horse shampoo claims to gently remove dirt and clean your hair.  The shampoo is a concentrate, but can be used at full strength.  The shampoo works quickly and eliminates anything in your hair that isn’t wanted without damaging it.  With Panthenol and silk protein spread deeply into the hair to deep condition your skin, preventing dryness or dandruff.

The silk molecules inside the shampoo reflect prism light giving your hair a rich, natural shine as it restores the hairs beauty.

If your hair is already oily (see products for your hair type), thin and doesn’t need much attention in the morning or after a shower, then I am not sure horse shampoo would even be needed in your case.

If your hair is like horse hair, why not give it a try?  After actually purchasing some horse shampoo from a local store, I read the back of the bottle and it really sounded like they were pitching the shampoo to humans.  It was sort of funny in that respect, because I knew I wasn’t buying human shampoo.  It appears that all of the chemicals in the shampoo are normal and really wouldn’t have any adverse effect on your hair if you should decide to use it.

The one thing that I should mention is that most horse shampoo is concentrated, so only a little amount is needed.  With that said, I would even go as far to say that you shouldn’t even use the shampoo every day.  Using the horse shampoo every other day or even one time a week might give you the results that you were looking for.

Although the idea of using horse shampoo is popular, most people still haven’t thought of it as an option with thick, long hair.  Don’t forget that if it works for you, it can be kept as your little known beauty secret 🙂

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