Review & Giveaway: Argan Oil Shampoo

When D and I were in Athens for the UGA/LSU game, I stopped at a tack store.  Of course, I stopped at a tack store.  Happy birthday, hubby?

I didn't mention it much because of the things I purchased there.  Things I have never heard y'all talk about and I secretly hoped that I had landed on a gold mine.

I did.  And you can, too.

I purchased two shampoos from a company called Elite Equine Evolution.  The ones I picked are the Argan Oil and the Antibacterial/Antifungal lines.  The Argan Oil caught my eye because of my neurosis about adding oil to hair.  I had a mini-lecture session on this here.  Oil is important for healthy hair, yet we love to strip that shit and dry out everything.  And the antibacterial/antifungal appealed to me because it contains ketoconazole.  I'm sure Saiph would back me up on this, but ketoconazole is a medication used in fancy veterinarian-grade shampoos to treat all sorts of grossness in dogs' skin.  Savannah had to use it for a while when she had a gnarly flea allergy dermatitis reaction.  While I don't look forward to next summer and the impending dry coat/rain rot/general funk it'll bring, I'm excited that I have something legit with which to combat that crap.

But back to the review:

We had a warm day last week and I took a moment to give Archie a bath.

Large bottles!

Sorry for the glare!


Happy horse is happy.

Five minutes after have soaped up this side, he's still got a nice lather.

Not labeled as a "brightening" shampoo, but I think this speaks for itself.
Another boarder walked by while I was bathing the Kid and actually stopped to talk to me about the shampoo.  She'd never seen it before and remarked on the amazing scent.  I think she said it best when she said, "It smells like a boy shampoo!"  No strawberries for my horse!

Check out that shine!  
Pros:
  • Incredible lather.
  • High shine (which lessens the need for extra other products!).
  • The smell is amazing - a clean, almost nutty smell.
  • The Archer's coat was left super soft.  After how the sun stripped him in August, I'm thrilled.
  • Bottle was well-sealed to avoid spillage, which makes me less concerned about having it shipped in the future.
  • Left my hands soft, which is a huge personal concern, as bathing critters generally ruins my hands for several days.
Cons:  Um.  I didn't buy more?
Argan Shampoo is actually one of their newest products and hasn't hit the website yet, so here's some info.  It also comes as a waterless shampoo! 

A Giveaway

Being so stinking thrilled with this product, I contacted the nice people at E3 to see if they would share the joy.  Fortunately for one lucky person, they agreed.  But I'm not gonna make this easy for you!
  1. Go check out their website and find a product that you would like to try.  They've got more than fancy shampoos!
  2. Write a post (or a paragraph in a post) (or snippet of a paragraph) (or, shit, just say something) about that product, with a link to their site and a link to this post, so others can participate.
  3. Leave a comment on this post with a link to your post.
  4. You've got until 12 pm EST on 11/1, which is next Friday.  I'll announce a winner (based purely on what you write!) on Monday, 11/4.
  5. E3 doesn't yet ship internationally (shipping to Canada starts in a few weeks), but I do!  If someone wins abroad, I'll cover postage.

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  2. Ohhhh I saw this stuff at a tack store this weekend but they only had the fungal one... I almost bought it!!! I'll have to see if I can track some down and try it!! :)

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    2. Thank you! :) I wanna try the Tea Tree, too!

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  3. Ooo I will have to check this out tonight!

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    1. Wrote a post!
      http://redheadlins.blogspot.com/2013/10/award-and-contest.html

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  4. New reader here -- the shampoo looks really nice! I'd love to try their hoof oil. I mentioned your contest here: http://lucysquest.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-return-of-winter-horse-and-sunshine.html

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  5. Mentioned here! http://nolongerfiction.blogspot.com/2013/10/new-saddle-contests-i-want-to-win.html

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    1. Awesome! I'm so glad I got the anti-fungal shampoo, too!

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    2. I agree with you on the ketoconazole! And I've tried this company's anti-fungal shampoo: it was AWESOME!!! Especially given the price; I was pretty shocked when I realized it had ketoconazole in it. When I first got Lily, she had a hideous case of rain rot all over her but and withers, to the point where she lost all her hair! This shampoo was a lifesaver. What tack shop did you find it at? I've only seen it at one store before, and it was back in FL. Didn't know they had an argan oil shampoo! I've used argan oil on myself during the winter here in the NE-it leaves your hands amazingly soft! I need to enter this contest. Will "reply" to this comment when my post is up. :)

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  7. Looks cool! I want to try the detabgler stuff. Shared here:
    http://www.equestrianathart.com/2013/10/clipping-and-contests.html?m=1

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    1. Thanks! I wonder how the shine part of it compares to Ponytail's?

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  8. I just totally missed the boat on this. Had it drafted to go out on Sunday, whoops!

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  9. Oh shoot. I was going to write about this today, thinking it closed tonight. Damn. Looks like awesome stuff!

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