You and your horse can always have a good hair day with the natural and amazing-smelling shampoo, soap, conditioner and serum from Ponytail Products. I recently tested products from the Ponytail Products line and I was impressed. Their packaging is very sleek in black and gold; the names of each product are fun and horsey. Join me as I share my thoughts and experiences with Ponytail Products.
I started following Ponytail Products on Instagram several months ago, entranced by the gorgeous horses in their feed. If you like scrolling through Instagram, greeted by long, flowing manes and thick, luscious tails, then you need to follow Ponytail Products on Instagram too.
The Conditioning Shampoo: Bubbles and Bucks
After several washes, Bubbles and Bucks is still in my shower! Don’t worry, Knight will get his turn. The shampoo’s fragrance reminded me a little of Aveda products. What I like about it is that Bubbles and Bucks smells natural, not like a fake chemical trying to smell like a natural fragrance. The shampoo is formulated with carrots, rosemary and alfalfa and is paraben free.
I was skeptical about the “conditioning” part because I’ve used conditioning shampoos in hotels which have never conditioned my hair. You know those tiny little bottles on the hotel bathroom counter. Anyway, I have thick hair that is kind of a pain to brush out when wet (except I love my Wet Brush which makes it a breeze).
The conditioning part of Bubbles and Bucks is not false advertising! I really could brush out my hair as though it had been conditioned.
Another thing I like about this shampoo is that it reminds me of the shampoos you are supposed to use to “strip” your hair of product build up say once a week or month. I tend to use hair spray once in a while, leave-in wave tamers and thick conditioners that I sometimes don’t rinse out well enough. After using Bubbles and Bucks, my hair felt like it wasn’t weighed down on the back of my scalp by all my hair products.
The Soap Filled Sponge: Foam and Frolic
I really like this soapy sponge’s fragrance. It is a lovely vanilla-y scent. The darling horse-shaped foam sponge is easy to hold in your hand and has a ribbon through it like a rein. Cute, cute, cute! I have enjoyed showering with this pony and maybe one day Knight will get his turn with this one.
The sponge is supposed to last for 2-3 horse baths or 14 human baths. I have not exceeded my limit yet and wonder if the sponge without soap will hold up. I don’t think I will be able to bear throwing it away. I have to think of a fun way to re-purpose the sponge once the soap is gone.
Because this is such a unique product and the packaging is adorable (reminds me of those Swedish horses) I think Foam and Frolic would be a great stocking stuffer or a gift for the horsewoman who already has everything she needs.
The High Gloss Serum: Show Pony Shine
Show Pony Shine made it to the barn and it was a hit! Three of my friends were in the parking lot as I was getting out of my car the day I brought Show Pony Shine to the barn (we’re still at our evacuation barn as a result of the wildfires). When they saw what I had in my hand (the serum) and I told them we were product testing,I opened it to let them smell. They went wild. They LOVED it. Smells are hard to describe, but it is exceptional.
The serum is made with Argan, avocado and macadamia seed oils. I have used Argan oils for years in my own hair, so I know its merits of making hair smooth and glossy. I used Show Pony Shine on Knight’s forelock which is long and pretty, but sometimes I feel like it looks like he has split ends. I think it made him look incredible. See the photo evidence!
The Styling Spray: Mane Stay
Like the shampoo Bubbles and Bucks, Mane Stay is made with extracts of alfalfa, rosemary and carrot. It says on the packaging that it makes perfect braids, but I haven’t had a chance to try it out on Knight. We haven’t been to any horse shows in a while. I don’t use hair spray that often–generally when I hot roller my hair and try to look like I have vintage Veronica Lake curls (usually for swing dancing–you know dancing helps your riding, right?). I have not had a chance to explore this product’s benefits yet, but will update this post once I try it out.
The Rinse Free Shampoo: Trot the Spot
I have a feeling Trot the Spot is going to be my new go-to winter “bath” for Knight and one of my favorites from Ponytail Products. This formula removes stains and spots without leaving a sticky residue and again is paraben free.
Prior to a recent photo shoot I tested it out on one of Knight’s white pasterns that had a greenish-brown spot on it. I simply sprayed the area and if memory serves me correctly, I didn’t have a towel on me at the moment and I literally rubbed with my fingers and the spot went away. I’m very excited to keep using this product!
The Leave in Conditioner: Ready to Roll
Ready to Roll has the essential oils eucalyptus, peppermint and lemon in it and is paraben and sulfate free. It nourishes hair while being a lightweight detangler. I have not tested this product yet but will be doing so when we have balmy bath weather again at the barn.
Find out more info and shop for Ponytail Products for yourself (and maybe your pony) at the Ponytail Products website!
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