The best shampoo and conditioner are the shampoo and conditioner you’ll actually use. If you’re done with having way too many bottles of this or that in the shower, a great 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner can save you time and space while still leaving your hair feeling soft and clean.
We know what you’re thinking: “2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner? I’m not in college anymore and they’re never any good.” While you might not be in college anymore, the idea that 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioners aren’t any good is just plain false. We’ve used dozens over the years and while some don’t work as well as others, you’d be surprised at just how effective many 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioners are.
Though, yes, optimal hair care typically entails a separate shampoo and conditioner, 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner is perfect for all the days you don’t need absolutely perfect hair, which is to say the vast majority of them these days.
So if saving time, saving money and saving space in the shower seem like a fair compromise for pretty great, if not absolutely perfect, hair care, check out some of the best 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioners below. You’ll be surprised at just how effective they are.
1. Art of Sport 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
For the best 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, let me put myself in your shoes. I have pretty long hair on the sides, so I need a competent conditioner. Naturally, when I went to try the Art of Sport 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner, I expected it to fail. But my expectations couldn’t have been more wrong. Of course, the 2-in-1 cleansed my hair as expected, but I was really surprised at just how soft my hair got thanks to the conditioner.
Though the product is a little runny, it lathers up amazingly well. For best results, I let the lather sit on my head for a minute to try to absorb all the natural botanical goodness. And when I rinsed, I had a softness on the level with or exceeding the softness of pricier, pure conditioners.
So whatever your hair type or length, the AOS 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner will leave it soft and clean.
2. Method Men’s Cedar + Cypress 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
The Method Men’s Cedar + Cypress 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner is another one of our favorites for its great fragrance and solid conditioning. With argan, jojoba and coconut oils as well as a bevy of other plant-based cleaning and conditioning ingredients, this is one shampoo and conditioner you won’t regret having in your shower.
3. Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
Though it’s not designed specifically for men, the Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner brings professional-quality hair care to your shower at a bargain price. And given the cultural primacy of women’s hair, there’s something to be said for using a product more geared to women’s long hair. If this 2-in-1 can rejuvenate longer hair, leaving it cleansed and silky smooth, it’ll deliver even better for shorter hair and without breaking the bank too.
Pantene Pro-V Daily Moisture Renewal 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner
$17.95 15% Off
4. MITCH Double Hitter 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
For a well-reviewed and highly rated pick guaranteed to improve the health of your hair, check out the MITCH Double Hitter 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner by Paul Mitchell. Paul Mitchell hair products are generally a safe bet, but the Mitch 2-in-1 is particularly great, with 86% five-star ratings on over 2,250 reviews.
Multiple men sounded off in the Amazon reviews to praise the 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, saying, “It is the best shampoo/conditioner I’ve ever used,” “[it] does multiple jobs [and] smells great” and “Smells great, not overpowering, softest hair I ever had.”
5. Harry’s 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
NEW KID ON THE BLOCK
Harry’s been making a big push lately with its new grooming products and we think they’ve been hitting the mark for the most part. The Harry’s 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner definitely hits the mark. It lathers up really well for full coverage and leaves hair feeling squeaky clean and soft without feeling stripped of its natural oils.
You also get great discounts if you become a Harry’s member or if you buy more than one bottle at once.
6. American Crew 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash
What’s better than a 2-in-1? A 3-in-1, of course. When in grooming doubt, American Crew won’t let you down and the American Crew 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash won’t let you down. It’ll clean your hair, it’ll condition your hair and it’ll clean your body too all in one lathery fell swoop.
But, you should keep in mind that body washes are generally designed to be more abrasive. In other words, this could end up being too harsh or aggressive a wash for some heads. But in our experience, if your hair handles a 2-in-1 well, a 3-in-1 shouldn’t cause much trouble.
Also, if you’re keen on tea tree, American Crew makes an identical 3-in-1, just with tea tree for that sweet scalp tingling sensation.
American Crew 3-in-1 Tea Trea Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash
$27.00 38% Off
7. Head and Shoulders Classic Clean Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner
BEST FOR DANDRUFF
Head and Shoulders Classic Clean Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner is never a bad place to start if you’re suffering from never-ending dandruff. Though dandruff shampoos can vary in effectiveness depending on the cause of the dandruff, this 2-in-1 promises to cleanse and condition your hair and scalp, leaving your hair feeling soft while minimizing and ultimately preventing dandruff. Plus, it’s also dermatologist recommended.
8. Just for Men Control GX Gray Reducing 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner
BEST FOR GRAY HAIR
Fighting grays — if you wish, no shame, brothers — doesn’t have to be a whole thing. Pick up a bottle of the Just for Men Control GX Gray Reducing 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner for the easiest possible solution.
This 2-in-1 promises clean and conditioned hair, of course, but more importantly, it gradually reduces gray hair, meaning you won’t have a surprise overnight transformation. Just use it every day, letting it soak in your hair for about a minute in the shower, until you’re satisfied with the amount of gray, whether that’s zero or a more balanced salt-and-pepper look. When you’ve got your look, simply swap out the shampoo for a regular one and restart when you see grays surfacing again.