Originally Posted by JoeWoah
I don't use the 2-in-1, I use the Deep Hydrating Shampoo and have had good results. I've tried more expensive moisturizing shampoos in the past, and the overall look/feeling wasn't big enough to justify the cost.
I've heard about caffeinated shampoo's and conditioners being the new "it" thing. Anyone try that?
You lost me. I wasn't saying anything about "2 in 1" products (which REALLY don't work).
Any product by Head and Shoulders will be more alkaline and drying than a shampoo with more quality ingredients and a lower pH. I haven't tested all of them but I'd prett y much guarantee it.
You might think it works well but there are much better shampoos if you want them. You can test them (not that anyone would ever do this but...) by taking a pH strand and putting it in a bottle of Head and Shoulders. The high alkalinity you see in the pH strip is what's causing the cuticles of your hair to be open and letting the moisture out. Also, if you have a couple strands of hair and "pull" on them in the opposite direction, you'll feel how raised the cuticles are (it'll feel very rough) and that's a good sign that you would need a more acid based shampoo.
Also, that's why you should get a moisturising conditioner with a low pH. It will deposit moisture and seal the cuticles to prevent the moisture from escaping.
It may cost more to get a better shampoo but you'll use less and it'll be better for your hair.