Here's part of our entry:
"I'm lucky enough to have a tobiano Paint mare who actually stays clean! You see, she lives for the compliments she gets from barn visitors and if those visitors were to find her a muddy mess, well she just wouldn't get nearly as many. Not good for her image."
We were one of the lucky winners!! My new shampoo and conditioner arrived the other day and I put it to the test!
|Ready to go to work!|
First, let me show you what I had to work with...
|Absolutely filthy (and in need of a new tail bag... lol)|
|Hanging her head in shame... shame!!|
The first thing I did was take a big whiff, and I loved the scent! It wasn't overpowering, but had a very clean, fresh smell. I tried to follow my normal routine so it could be a true comparison of other products I've tried, but I did follow the directions on the bottle and washed her mane and tail first. I wasn't quite clear about whether I was supposed to leave the product in while I washed the rest of her, but that's what I decided to do.
I was impressed with the amount of lather I got from her tail, considering how little of the product I used to start. I usually have to wash her tail twice, but even though the suds were dirty, they held up enough that I only needed to wash her tail once.
After I was finished scrubbing her mane and tail, I moved on to the rest of her. Again, I was really impressed with the lather. Considering most companies add sulfates to increase the foaming action of their products, the lather of these sulfate free shampoos is quite impressive. So why do these companies continue to add these chemicals?
Anyway, like I said, the lather was great! When I bathe my horses, I don't make a bucket of soapy water, I just put the shampoo directly on my plastic curry and start scrubbing. Normally I have to add a lot more shampoo to get the kind of lather I'm looking for.
After rinsing her tail, it was clear I was going to need to use an actual conditioner. Without conditioner, her tail feels like straw, and this time was no exception. So I still followed my normal tail routine of shampoo, conditioner, and then added some Vetrolin detangler and shine serum.
Here's how she looked after she was dry!
All in all, I think this is a great product. I love that it's sulfate free and the lather is fantastic. It didn't live up to the 2-in-1 hype as far as her tail was concerned, but it was great in every other way. I'm curious to see how her coat feels in a day or two, but I anticipate purchasing another bottle of this when it's gone!
|"Yay, I'm clean!"|