I was just about to start typing this post and the monthly testing of the sirens went off. We have a massive siren for the nuclear power plant literally across the road from our house. Longest, loudest three minutes of my life.
I received my bottle of Bubbles and Bucks Conditioning Shampoo from Hillary's contest yesterday afternoon.
First impression? So pretty. What's not to love about a classy black bottle and a shiny gold top? Second impression? I started reading the label on the back and in the very first sentence, the third word was a typo--what should have been "will" was "with". Very....strange?
Since I had already been to the barn, I used it on myself first. No. That's not weird. The shampoo itself has a runnier consistency than most, but I like that about it. I'm sure I'll like it even more when I get to the bottom of the bottle and I'm not banging it against things and shaking it upside down to get the last bit out.
I didn't feel or see much of a difference after one wash of my own hair. No surprise there, as I get out and immediately put my hair in a ponytail. However, I did almost get back in and wash it out. The smell was awful. It smells like Vicks Vapo Rub mixed with rosemary. The minty fresh smell I was expecting after reading Hillary's review was overpowering and not at all flattering.
Regardless, after Bobby got worked this morning, I put a big glob in my bath bucket and gave him a thorough scrubbing. The smell wasn't nearly as overpowering when cut down in a bucket, and BM actually walked by and commented that it smelled really good.
The shampoo washed out really easily and didn't leave any residue behind, which was nice coming off of just finishing a bottle of Microtek that takes forever to get all the suds out. Bobby sun-dried and I brushed him off afterwards. He had a soft, fluffy post-bath coat that didn't feel dried out.
Overall, I probably won't be replacing this bottle with another when it's done. I have a solid dark bay horse so I don't have to be picky about what shampoo he gets. As it is, I usually pick shampoo out by its smell, and the Bucks and Bubbles was not a pleasant odeur.