Note: This cat looks like how I feel when I wake up in the morning. #accurate
Yes, scented pet shampoos are totally a thing. Human hair care company OUAI recently launched a musky floral $28 Pet Shampoo (“a spa day for your pet”) with notes with Italian lemon, Turkish rose, jasmine, iris, lily and white musk.
But ooh-la-la, it gets fancier! It also contains sensational-sounding luxe ingredients like…
- Apple cider vinegar — For its natural antibacterial properties, and because it helps to balance pH-levels.
- Aloe leaf juice — Soothes dry, itchy skin.
- Tamarind seed extract — The natural equivalent of hyaluronic acid, because it promotes hydration while providing a velvety moisture barrier to keep pet hair hydrated.
— OUAI PR
Um…do I really need to tell you that I kinda want to use it on myself?! Ha ha ha!
I love a floral white musk as much as the next crazy cat lady, but I probably wouldn’t use this on Tabs, EVEN IF he let me give him a bath, which only happens once in a blue moon, because I like his au naturel kitty fur smell, which smells a little like me, a little like El Hub, and a lot like a steamed pork bun (weird, I know…but it’s comforting!). Sometimes it also exhibits notes of Burt’s Bees Baby Lotion.
Hmm… I’m not sure how Tabs would feel about fragrant shampoo; however, I do know how he feels about baths (he’s not a fan). I suspect that he wouldn’t want to put anything on his fur that could potentially overwhelm his million-dollar sense of smell, you know? Because what if he accidentally slipped out of his couture cat collar/harness one morning and had to fend for himself and live off the land, but he couldn’t smell an approaching cat criminal because his kitty nose was overwhelmed by notes of Turkish rose?
I know, I’m freakin’ crazy…
Anyway, how do you feel about fragrant shampoo for pets? Inquiring minds want to know.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I can’t believe I’m about to say it again already, but TGIF!!!!!! 🙂