Infused with vitamin E, vitamin C, and vitamin B5, this revitalizing 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner repairs stressed hair, boosting its strength and vibrancy for healthy looking hair every day.
Pure Daily Care Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner - Dove
The Bottom Line
2-in-1 shampoos can get both jobs done, but don't get blindsided by an alluring fragrance or rich lather and ignore the health of your hair. "To say that a 2-in-1 shampoo replaces your need for two products, unless you have healthy hair and deep condition on a regular basis, that's not the case," said Wilson. "If you are in a rut and are traveling, then a 2-in-1 shampoo may get you through. But you still need a daily conditioner to get optimal conditioning."
Invigorating Mint Anti-Dandruff 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner - Dove
Our 2-in-1 horse shampoo and conditioner deep cleans and conditions hair in one easy step, eliminating the need for a separate conditioner and leaving the coat, mane, and tail incredibly soft. Plus, its pH-balanced formula is specially designed for your horse’s sensitive skin.
Color Revival 2In1 Shampoo And Conditioner | Pantene
On the surface, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner seems to make logical sense: Why buy both shampoo and conditioner separately when you can condense them into one easy step, saving both time and money in the process?How is this different than regular shampoo? "Regular" shampoos and 2-in-1 shampoos use virtually the same formulas but 2-in-1s just add the above technology for additional conditioning. Both formulas do a good job of cleaning hair by removing oil and dirt. However, sometimes shampoos work too well, leaving hair feeling dry and "raspy." The added conditioning from 2-in-1s keeps hair from feeling dry and also makes hair smoother and more manageable.What is 2-in-1 technology? Basically, two ingredients are added to a regular shampoo to provide a conditioning benefit - a silicone and a suspending agent. The silicone is usually an ingredient called Dimethicone and it is what makes the formula conditioning. The suspending agent is Glycol Distearate and it's what keeps the silicone from separating out of the formula. Without it, the silicone would just fall to the bottom of the shampoo and not stay mixed in). When the shampoo bottle is sitting on a shelf (or in your shower), the suspending agent is able to "hold" the silicone in the formula. However, when you put the shampoo on your head and mix it with water, the suspending agent does not work very well (which is a good thing!), so the silicone separates out and stays behind on your hair and provides conditioning.Are there downsides to 2-in-1 shampoos? While it's certainly not true that 2-in-1s coat hair with wax or plastic, the silicone used can build up on hair over time (especially if you use lots of silicone-based hair products). Dimethicone works great for adding conditioning and shine, but it can also be heavy and build up a bit. All you have to do is use a silicone-free shampoo every so often to remove any potential buildup. Honestly, if you only use 2-in-1 shampoos then buildup is likely not to be a problem--it's usually silicone serums or other silicone-based styling products that are more likely to cause product buildup.