Sakura, as in cherry blossom, and horse oil – as in fat taken from horses? That sounds like a weird combination but this is indeed what you get with the Phoenix Horse Oil Sakura Shampoo and Conditioner. But it isn't as weird as it initially seems: oil extracted from horse fat has been used in China and Japan for over 1,000 years, especially in Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island that has both horses and very cold temperatures (horse oil protects the skin from them). And as for sakura, cherry blossoms are Japan's unofficial trademark, so you can find them in pretty much any type of product!
In the case of the Phoenix Horse Oil Sakura Shampoo and Conditioner, though, the reference to sakura isn't just a token gesture: both 500 ml (17 fl oz) bottles contain extracts of yoko-zakura, one of Japan's varieties of cherry trees and one that is particularly resilient and able to withstand all kinds of weather. Used in both the shampoo and conditioner as a moisturizing agent that enhances the horse oil's effect, it gives your hair volume and gloss, making it appear radiant. And of course smelling of cherry blossoms!
Specs and Features:
- Contains 2 bottles (shampoo and conditioner)
- Volume/bottle: 500 ml (17 fl oz)
- Ingredients (both): water, sodium laureth sulfate, cocamide DEA, horse oil, makombu kelp extract, yoko-zakura flower extract, citric acid, fragrance, etc.
- No silicon and ethanol
- Compatible hair type: dry