Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo


Mane and Tail Shampoo is a shampoo used by pets and humans to make your hair moisturized. It can make both hair or fur soft and shiny. Also it has a nice clean fragrance.

It is a nice shampoo to cleanse your hair without drying it. Having healthy hair is extremely important. This shampoo will condition your hair without leaving any residue, which means leaving no excess shampoo behind.

The website,  “Environmental Working Group, Skin Deep” is a non-profit organization founded by Ken Cook in 1992 where the purpose of this website will show you healthy and more safe products like food and health and care products. The Mane ‘n Tail Shampoo receives the score of a three because the most concerning ingredient is Butylphenyl Methylpropional, also known as Lilial. This ingredient can cause immunotoxicity and organ system toxicity, which means that it can affect the way your body fights and it can poison your organs infections.

Lilial is used for fragrance, to mask ingredients that might not be as good smelling. If there is an ingredient in you shampoo that makes your hair shiny but smells terrible lilial will be put into the shampoo and make it smell better. It is a pale yellow liquid with a very strong scent. It is in all sorts of products like soaps, body washes and lotion.

Lilial is a health concern because it can affect your hormones and organs. A website managed by the government called PubMed shows scientific studies on ingredients in everyday products.

A study made by Usta, Hachem, El-Rifai, Bou-Moughlabey, Echtay, Griffiths, Nakkash-Chmaisse, and Makki in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, American University of Beirut, Lebanon explained that fragrance chemicals like lilial and lyral can reduce the life of Hacat cells. Hacat cells are cells part of the keratinocyte line, the keratinocyte line is the skin cells, so fragrance reduces the life of skin cells.

According to the Environment Canada Domestic Substance List, lilial is classified a “Medium Human Health Priority”. This ingredient is not an environmental toxin. Which means when you rinse your hair this shampoo will not affect the body of water it will be transferred to later.

Mane n Tail shampoo is a great shampoo. The organizations PETA and Leaping Bunny (non-profit organization focused on animal rights) have no information that this shampoo company tests on animals.

If after reading this you are not satisfied with the score or the product itself, here is a Lilial Free shampoo called Coastal Classic Creations Bioluminescence Argan Shampoo.  This shampoo is water based!  It gets a rating on the Environmental Working Group website of 0!  This shampoo contains argan oil which is an ingredient that can keep your hair hydrated and soft. Believe it or not this product isn’t tested on animals either!

by Fernanda S.



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