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I am a dork
And once upon a time, I was a horse person. I like to pretend I still am, but I haven't ridden in nearly five years, and I haven't spent more than a few minutes around them in a solid four. But, I get this horse magazine, Horse Illustrated. I have since I was fairly young (10, maybe younger). In one of these many, many issues, when I was still basically a little girl, I read about Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner, and how wonderful it was for horses. And not only that, but that it turned out it was great for human hair, as well! The author of the column thought, how great, she can get a huge tub of stuff at the tack shop for $5! Wonderful! So, she went to the tack shop and the tub... was $20. And, alas, ever since that day, I have been curious as to how Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner would work for my hair.

Well, I finally get to find out. I happened to stumble upon it in the HEB. When we came home, I read the directions... "Human directions" and "Horse directions." I am a horse-dork. I'll see how my hair actually likes the stuff. It may replace my Herbal Essence.

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eliset From: eliset Date: January 21st, 2005 08:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's the difference between the human and the horse directions, and which are you following? :)
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: January 21st, 2005 09:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm using human directions. Human directions for the shampoo are essentially, "use like any other shampoo." The horse directions are to dilute it in a bucket of water and use that on the horse. The conditioner may be used either as a rinse-out or leave-in conditioner for humans, but is recommended as only a leave-in for horses.

I figure I'll try the leave-in conditioner style this weekend, so I won't end up with really weird looking hair at work if it doesn't look okay.
xulong From: xulong Date: January 21st, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
wait, is it fda approved for human-use?
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: January 21st, 2005 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
*shrug* I dunno. It probably is, if the FDA has to approve shampoo and conditioner, because they were selling it in the hair-care isle at the HEB. Even if it wasn't, it's one of the best shampoos and conditioners for horses. I wouldn't be worried about anything harmful being in it. It could be a bit strong, but I'll be careful about how much I use.
equiraptor From: equiraptor Date: January 21st, 2005 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
"FDA does not have a premarket approval system for cosmetic products or ingredients, with the important exception of color additives."

No, it doesn't have an FDA approval. Neither does Herbal Essence, or Pantene Pro V (the other two shampoo/conditioners I use). They don't make any claims that would cause them to be considered drugs, so there's no pre-market approval. They're just cosmetics. Now, if it were shown to be dangerous for humans, it couldn't be sold as a "for human" product (IE with human directions on it).
From: grasshacker Date: January 21st, 2005 10:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
ha! I remember selling that stuff---we had a tack shop---before human directions were printed on the bottles.

It's good, though I don't use it myself.
ghewgill From: ghewgill Date: January 22nd, 2005 09:22 am (UTC) (Link)
I may be at risk of revealing how much of a dork I am if I tell you just how much that doesn't surprise me. :)
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