I am in love with my hair. It’s been through a lot, It’s had its ups and downs but for the most part, we’ve had a good relationship. Like everyone, I did a lot of experimenting on my hair which did lead to a lot of damage but over the past 5 years, my hair and I have been on the right path.
Let’s get down to the science of it. I have a 4C (x3) hair type. Meaning, my hair has a lovely zigzag pattern. The roots of my hair are very thick, my hair doesn’t grow vertically, it grows horizontally. Back in the day I would have been upset with this but these days I care more about the health of my hair vs. the length of it.
I have an arsenal of hair products that I use to keep my hair thriving, some have been replaced, some I use, let go and bring back. Recently I was given a beautiful gift by one of the OGs in haircare, Mane ’n Tail. Back in our high school days, Carcia and I use to use hair curlers in our hair and they had this setting lotion that would make the curls pop. Anyway it was good for our hair and when they came out with a braid spray (I love rocking braids in the summer) I had to try it and It’s been good for my hair… I’ll get more into that later. How about a little history, like why is it called ‘Mane ’n Tail’?
Devon B. Katzev, President of Straight Arrow, says, “Our Original formula Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo and its companion conditioner have been a best-kept secret for beauty aficionados everywhere.” How did it all begin? Those two particular products reached iconic status when the equestrian audience started using the shampoo and conditioner that they used on their horses, on themselves! “They told their friends, and then the word spread like wildfire,”
I love horses, (Car and l horseback ride in the summer, I recommend you try it it’s amazing) I’ve been in love with horses since I was a kid. Who knew that the gorgeous hair products they use on them would have the same effects on humans? I mean their setting serum (like I said earlier) did wonders for me and Carcia’s hair back in the day and the braid spray is incredible. The natural look and wave of a horse’s mane…come on. Who wouldn’t want that? Well, I sure did so I gave the shampoo, conditioner and detangler a try. I already had success with the braid spray but how did it go for the other items? I’ll tell you right now.
Let me introduce you to the Mane’n Tail Dream Team:
This detangler is a dream. I washed my hair with the Mane ’n Tail shampoo and Conditioner (we’ll get to those later) and this spray left my hair feeling so soft! I didn’t have a single tangle and it made my zigzag pattern pop. I used it before I put in my blowdry serum and after I was done blowdrying my hair. Can you say SOFT?!? my hair was so soft and the smell is so divine. I love love love this detangler.
This was one of the first products I began using from them and it helped my scalp to calm down while I was wearing my box braids extensions. When I removed my braids my natural hair was soft… like butter. I still use the braid spray because it’s also just good for your hair overall. I’ve had less itching, my hair is easy to manage oh and a big one for me, It smells so good.
The shampoo and conditioner do the job. I had no tingling while using them, you only need a bit of shampoo, it suds A LOT. The conditioner is also good. You only have to keep it in for 1-2 minutes and then wash it out. Both left my hair feeling soft. The smell is not interrogating, it smells…Clean? LOL. I’m not sure how to describe it but it’s easy on the nose which I’m very thankful for.
Overall, I like these products, my hair is looking and feeling good. Feel free to give them a try. It’s important to keep your hair thriving and keeping the scalp clean so make sure to take care of your scalp and your hair will take care of you.