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2-in-1 Shampoos – Do they work?

2in1FBI think I’m in good company when I say that most men don’t like to spend too much time in the shower…right?  So, along comes the 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner concept, and now we can shave even more time off our shower time!  But, by using this new and improved invention, are we helping or hurting our hair?

Well, personally I feel that 2-in-1 shampoos/conditioners are not for everyone.

Here’s why:

Shampoos are designed to remove oil from the hair and scalp, leaving a clean surface for the conditioner to come in and replace those oils lost.  So even with this advancement in technology, it’s hard to believe that these 2 steps can be done “well” in just 1.

Will your hair get clean and conditioned using a 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner?

Sure it will.  But, proper balance is important especially for someone that suffers from an oily or dry scalp.

So here’s what you do…

If you have normal hair and scalp conditions, and you absolutely love your brand of 2-in-1 that has surprisingly helped you get to work an extra 5 minutes earlier…continue using it.  But, I would advise you to purchase a small bottle of shampoo and conditioner separately to use from time to time, to keep you hair and scalp in proper balance.

However, if you suffer from dry scalp, or an overly oily scalp, stick with the independent bottles, specific to your hair and scalp needs.

* This topic and more, can be found in my most recent interview with Men’s Health Magazine (click here!).

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  1. Steve gonzalez August 14, 2009 at 9:26 am

    Great advice! Your blog is top of the line. You are the Anderson silva of Barbers!

    • Craig the Barber August 16, 2009 at 11:04 pm

      Thanks Steve, I am glad you are enjoying my posts. And, since I am very familiar with Anderson Silva, I humbly accept your compliment!

  2. Playstead March 3, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Now that was helpful. Nice work.

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