When I saw Pantene Extra Straight 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner, $5.79, at the drugstore over the weekend, I said a silent word of thanks to the hair gods for finally answering my hair-washing prayers. This triple threat in a bottle promises to not only clean and moisturize hair, but to control frizz, as well. But is it too good to be true?
How Did the 2-in-1 Shampoo smell?
One thing almost all Pantene shampoos get right is the scent, and this 2-in-1 shampoo smells simply delicious. It is fresh and clean without being overpowering.
How Much Did the 2-in-1 Shampoo Lather and Soften?
Even though I had skipped washing my hair the day before, the 2-in-1 shampoo still produced a healthy lather. I could literally feel my scalp getting cleaner. On the downside, when I combed my fine, long hair after the shower, the ends were slightly tangled.
Did the Shampoo Deliver on the Straightening Promise?
The shampoo did some of the work for me: My hair was less frizzy than normal, but not as straight as it is after I use my trusty straightening iron.
Is this 2-in-1 Shampoo Right for You?
The Pantene Extra Straight 2-in-1 Shampoo is a definite time-saver. It washes and conditions in one easy step, plus it leaves hair straighter, reducing styling time. However, if your hair is thick or coarse, you may find it doesn’t have enough conditioning oomph.