The Horse Forum

The Horse Forum (
-   Horse Grooming (/horse-grooming/)
-   -   Herbal Essence (

Alycat 06-24-2011 12:17 AM

Herbal Essence
Is it alright to use Herbal Essence shampoo and conditioner on my mare? I just didn't know if it contained any ingredients that could be bad to use on a horse. haha sorry it's a silly question I know.

Also could you use dawn dish soap to give them a bath with?

Thank you for any replies!

VelvetsAB 06-24-2011 12:29 AM

I've used dish soap and regular shampoo to bath horses with. A lot of people use human shampoo on their horses, since horse shampoo seems to be more expensive.

tempest 06-24-2011 12:37 AM

No, do not use Herbal Essences on your horse. Something in the formula reacts with the something in the horse's sin and causes them to smell bad.

You could buy horse shampoo and conditioner such as Mane n' Tail, or you could go out and buy human shampoo. I like to use VO5.

waresbear 06-24-2011 12:49 AM

384 Attachment(s)
There are so many herbal essence fragrances, I can't imagine all of them making your horse stink. I know for a fact they make my stinky dog smell pretty.

CecilliaB 06-24-2011 08:41 AM

I use suave for regular quicky baths.

Alycat 06-24-2011 10:16 AM

Ok thank you all for your replies! I appreciate it!


wetrain17 07-01-2011 04:19 PM

I used to go to BJ's or Sams and get the gallon sized shampoo; however, I have not seen them in those stores for a while. Now I go to a beauty supply store (Sally's Beauty Supply in my area) to get the gallon sized shampoo and conditioner. They have been on sale for 3.99/gallon for the past week or so. Can't beat it!

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome