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Old 03-27-2016, 08:16 PM
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Recently, I purchased a Pantene 2-in-1 Shampoo/Conditioner combo and finally used it tonight. I like it well enough, but am still on the fence as to how well I think it conditions my hair.

I normally have used shampoo, and then a separate conditioner (while intermittently deep conditioning my hair, in the process).

Theoretically, both options should have the same effect but I'm not so sure...

Have you found that one option works better than the other? If you typically use the 2-in-1 S/C combo, which brand works best for you?
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Old 03-27-2016, 08:22 PM
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which ever is cheaper for me... but i have no problems using the all in 1 bar soap for body, hair and everything else...

i like them separately when i use it, but i go through the shampoo quicker than conditioner
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:28 PM
Location: Texas
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My husband and kids all use the Pantene 2 in 1. My husband because his hair shaft is thin and short and that's all the product he needs, and my kids because they need something better quality than kids shampoos, but don't have the patience for a 2 step process.

I use a good quality separate shampoo and conditioner matched for each other. I have used the Pantene in a pinch, and while I don't find it awful, I feel like it leaves my hair a little heavy and flat, almost like it doesn't fully rinse out. Most colorists and stylists I have always use say the 2 in 1's do not work particularly well, then again, they are also trying to sell products.
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Old 03-28-2016, 03:43 AM
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I prefer 2-in-1 because I find using a separate conditioner weighs my hair down a bit more. (Like what Texas describes in terms of it feeling heavy and flat.) And I have not-so-thick/very straight hair so it is very apparent. I also feel my hair is greasier with just a straight conditioner and I have very greasy hair already.

I usually buy Herbal Essences or Pantene---depends on the sale.
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Old 03-28-2016, 04:01 AM
Location: The 12th State
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I would steer clear of these 2 n 1 products as it not going to make your hair healthy.
Unless you use it once a week like a regular conditioner should be applied, the hair will become dull due to the built up conditioner.
Go in a salon, you will not see them using 2 n 1,
2 n 1 is good if you are a traveler but better off with travel size separates,

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Old 03-28-2016, 06:40 AM
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2 in 1 products are good if your hair is really dry, or bleached/coloured, and it needs the extra conditioning. They do "coat" your hair over time, though.

I have fine hair, and 2 in 1 products will weigh it down and make it droopy after a couple of weeks. I need to use a separate shampoo and conditioner, and just use the conditioner as needed.
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Old 03-30-2016, 06:36 PM
Location: san gabriel valley
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the 2 in 1 always make my hair dry for some reason..so I stick to separate shampoo and conditioner.....
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:55 AM
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2 in 1 haven't ever really worked for me. I use Redken's All Soft conditioner and shampoo -- nicest thing out there, I swear by it.
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Old 04-01-2016, 09:00 AM
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Once in a great while I'll do the 2 in 1 stuff,
but I prefer it doing it separately....

My hair is long, thick & super healthy but I add my own things into the conditioner
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Old 04-02-2016, 02:03 PM
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I use the Pantene 2n1 and a Pantene conditioner afterwards
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