2-in-1: The Right Solution?
When most people think of “2-in-1” shampoo and conditioner products, images of the old Pert Plus commercials come to mind. These combination products have generally had a more utilitarian reputation with a masculine following and the overall idea of “getting it over with.” Recently though, I noticed a few new 2-in-1 products with revamped packaging and appealing claims about moisturizing and protecting hair.
The usual complaint about standard shampoo is that it strips curly hair, leaving it frizzy and difficult to manage. On the other hand, some people feel that sulfate-free cleansers do not give them the clean scalp feeling that they want. I wondered: could a shampoo-conditioner hybrid be the happy medium?
I began my research online, quickly realizing that there are few high-end brands that offer 2-in-1 options. Head Organics 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner appeared to be a good option of the natural variety. I decided to continue my search in the drugstore hair product aisle, looking for something that could get the job done at a budget friendly price. There were several low cost 2-in-1 options for children, as well as various male brands with scent varieties such as “Anarchy” (seriously!), but I really wanted a modern feminine version!