The Original Mane 'n Tail
AfriTrade Importers & Distributors is South Africa's official importers of Mane 'n Tail manufactured by 'Straight Arrow' in USA. Retailers & Wholesalers are welcome to contact us for our bulk pricing system.
The Mane 'n Tail Story
Hollywood stars are known for their gorgeous hair and some, such as Jennifer Aniston, have a signature style that bears their name and starts a national trend. For those of us who have at have at least as many bad hair days as good ones, we can take comfort in the fact that these celebrities have highly-paid stylists to take care of their tresses. We can also take comfort in the fact that not all products for beautiful hair come with a Beverly Hills price tag.
The old saying that "necessity is the mother of invention" is absolutely true in the case of the Straight Arrow company and its line of Mane 'n Tail hair products. The company was founded in the 1970's by the Katzev's, who lived on a farm and raised horses. In need of a shampoo for the horses' manes and tails, they developed their own formula that was designed to add strength and shine to the equine's hair, which is naturally three times thicker than human hair. When others began using the shampoo on their horses' manes and tails, they thought it was so helpful in promoting the health and appearance of their animals that they decided to try it on their own hair.
Today, the Katzev's son Devon runs the company, which continues to sell hair care products for horses as well as a separate formula for human hair. The story of Main 'n Tail demonstrates that successful products can be generated by rather unlikely scenarios, but that necessity is always a positive catalyst.