Now Trying | Horse Shampoo

April 11, 2013

equiline horse shampoo

Thicker hair is not something I really need, but I am really trying to grow out my fringe and hair colour, so while shopping with the boyf I thought I’d just pick up some horse shampoo ( I make it sound far more easy than it actually was). We purchased the Equiline Hose Shampoo over the Trident because a) it was more expensive and well, more expensive is better right? (I know, it was a stretch).

The shampoo costs around R160 for a 1 litre bottle. That’s around R40 for 250ml which is the same price as standard shampoos. I did also purchase small containers to decant the shampoo into to make it easier when I was showering. The 1 litre bottle is huge and the shampoo is quite thin.

I also bought some bergamot essence which many claim to stop hair loss, I won’t be using it in my first two weeks, but I will use it after and compare the results.

The Claims

Cheerleaders of horse shampoo will tell you that it makes your hair thicker, shinier and grow quicker. Because horse hair is so similar to human hair, it is safe to use horse shampoo on your hair.


1. Use horse shampoo every 3rd wash.

2. Make sure that you use a good conditioner.

3. Be careful when using horse shampoo f you have very fine or dry hair.

I’ll be using horse shampoo for the next two weeks and get back here with an update πŸ™‚

Update: I couldn’t use this! It made my hair really dry and I barely saw any difference. Did it work for you?

equiline horse shampoo

equiline horse shampoo bergamot essence

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  • Reply Odette J April 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I only paid R50 for a litre of Equiline. The most I’ve paid is R100. When I used it, I would mix it with my regular shampoo. Good luck with growing out your bangs! I recently decided to just go for it and cut me a fringe.

    • Reply zaamissbowtie April 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

      wooooah, it’s way more than that now. oh really! So you finally decided, are you enjoying it?

  • Reply Rene Groyer April 11, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Hope it works for you πŸ™‚

    • Reply zaamissbowtie April 12, 2013 at 11:42 am

      same πŸ™‚ Will let you know!

  • Reply Sam Wright April 15, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Guys as a showjumper with 3 horses (and I’ve been riding since I was 5 years old) I can tell you that the majority of horse shampoos on the market aren’t actually used on horses. Considering the size of a horse – 1 litre at R160 is pretty steap.

    I laugh when most of you go off and buy the likes of Equiline for your own hair – guess what we use the majority of the time on horses? Colgate shampoo. Super cheap and does the job.

    Alternatively, we use companies such as these: – far cheaper than the likes of Equiline AND all natural products. Saying that, Equiline is a horse shampoo – but you were definitely overcharged for it. Trident & Equiline are not much different at all in terms of actual composition.

    The long and short of it? The marketing gimmick about the horse shampoo was based on a human product developed years ago which alleged it was originally a horse shampoo (also costs an arm and a leg).

    • Reply DOROTHEA ANDREAS December 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      HI SAM

  • Reply BeautyBloggess April 16, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    If you want something to make your hair grow, I’m currently using FAST shampoo and conditioner. I was really skeptical at first but after a few weeks, started noticing all this regrowth…I’m now stuck with what look like bangs but is actually all new hair. Since November, it’s grown about 8cm or so…

  • Reply Faatimah July 26, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    ive been using horse shampoo for some time now, and my hair has started to fall real bad. any idea how i can stop this?

    • Reply deanne August 31, 2016 at 10:57 am

      Use a really good conditioner and try a conditioner treatment.

  • Reply Sandy Chetty December 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Where do I get this FAST Shampoo does it make your hair thick???

  • Reply Vee January 9, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Please send me details on where one can purchase the Fast Shampoo

  • Reply Corne February 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    You can get the FAST shampoo and conditioner from shops that sell salon products. I’m sure you can also get it from your hairdresser.

  • Reply Kandy kane makeup March 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    I use to use horse shampoo when i was in highschool and my hair really did grow… now im using bergmotessence together with my schwarzkopf silve shampoo for my blonde and my hair has grown the normal lenght it would grow in a year just in 6 months… so im very happy im sure you wont be dissapointed πŸ™‚ XXX

  • Reply Leigh July 17, 2015 at 11:21 am

    so ive been using the horse shampoo so far good results and it cost me like 80 bucks so put a teaspoon of bergamot ess in th horse shampoo and my CONDITIONER leaving me with less hair loss and brought back my hairs natural shine and put a bounce back into my hair lovin it

  • Reply Jamie November 13, 2015 at 5:52 am

    I picked up the same bottle at my local vet store and it was only R86! Used it twice so far but still waiting to see some sort of result.

  • Reply Shani January 16, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Can you mix the horse shampoo and bergamot essence into your normal shampoo and, if so, what proportions?

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