Mane & Tail: Worth the Hype?
As time goes on, I'm trying products less and less. Call me cheap, old, or just set in my ways (so, old), but once I've found a good product, I'm inclined to hold on loosely (and not let go). That's how I ended up here…again. With an XL supply of Mane & Tail shampoo and conditioner. Let's take it back, shall we?
After graduating college, I was hyper focused on growing my hair 'long.' I've had fine, curly hair my entire life, which in layman's terms means 'lol gonna break instantly.' The thought of having longer hair was just that - a thought. Furiously trying to change that, 2013 Quinn stopped wearing extensions and switched to Redken Strength & Conditioning shampoo and conditioner. This is the one product I've been pretty consistent with over the years and I see the best results. It's a surefire way to get my hair to look good, while also strengthening it enough to grow.
Cue, my impatience.
I tried Mane & Tail shampoo and conditioner on a whim and used it for an entire summer with great results...when it came to growth. As for how my hair looked - it was okay. Mane & Tail isn't as moisturizing as my typical shampoos (Redken, L'Oreal, Formulate, etc.), so it gave me frizzier curls than normal. I also wash my hair way too frequently because 1. I regularly expose my hair to chlorine 2. I'm not crazy about how dry shampoo sits with my curly hair, and 3. I just like fresh curls better. I won't apologize for emotionally needing clean hair.
Many moons ago, Mane & Tail made my hair grow so quickly that my colorist emphatically asked me what was I doing?! to be getting highlights so often. My answer was my XL Mane & Tail set. Here I am, roughly 4 years later, begging Mane & Tail to help me once again.
Above is the ‘before’ - both wet and dry. I'm one week in and not noticing huge results yet (obviously), but in 2015 (ish?), this was worth all the hype for me. Horse shampoo, you've caught my attention once again. Let’s see if it lives up to hair of summers past. I'll keep you guys updated because oversharing about hair is therapeutic, am I right (or wrong)? xx