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- Method Men 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner contains plant-based cleansers and conditioners that leave your hair feeling refreshed but not dry.
- The smart-grip bottle is made from 65% recycled plastic so you can feel good about using it.
- The clean Sea + Surf scent makes you feel like you’re at the beach, along with a menthol-infused tingle.
There are about a million reasons to use a combination shampoo/conditioner—you woke up late, your roommate used up all the hot water, you’re just rinsing off quickly at the gym—but they all boil down to one thing: simplicity. Fumbling with a bunch of different, slippery bottles in the shower just eats up time we’d rather spend doing almost anything else. When it comes to showers and shower products, we are believers in the age old saying: Keep it simple, stupid.
But saving time shouldn’t mean sacrificing efficacy; that single shower product had better leave you looking and feeling great. And that’s the problem with lots of two-in-one products: They’re often heavy on the cleansing and light on the conditioning, which is fine if you have especially oily hair, but can leave even healthy hair feeling brittle or dry for everyone else. We were almost ready to abandon them completely—until the new Method Men 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner changed everything.
Plant-based Cleansers and Conditioners for Better Hair
Instead of relying on harsh chemicals, Method Men’s 2-in-1 uses plant-based cleansers, many of which come from coconut. These powerful ingredients get rid of dirt and oil just as well as their chemical counterparts, but don’t leave you with a dried out fuzzball on your head. A gentle cleaning is great news for anyone with hair, but especially good for anyone with dry-scalp issues or thinning.
And while the conditioning portion of a two-in-one often feels like an afterthought, this one has a near-perfect ratio of conditioning to cleansing—no easy feat in a combination product. Similar plant-based ingredients like coconut, argan, and jojoba oils leave hair smooth and silky, but not weighed down by heavy moisturizing agents.
These oils and other conditioners replenish hydration and help to protect hair from drying out even after your shower is over. In tandem with the plant-based cleansers, it’s a power-packed one-two punch that leaves your hair ready to be styled (or not).
A Bottle You Can Feel Good About
Fact: We’ve all had that infomercial moment—fumbling to open slippery plastic bottles that end up crashing to the shower floor. There’s nothing more frustrating than scooping up spilled shampoo (and trying not to slip), which is why we also have to give this shampoo-conditioner combo major props for its bottle design.
The matte bottle is easy to grip even when you’re soaking wet, and the smallish flip top opens with a flick of a thumb (even with just one hand). And the slim, oblong design doesn’t take up as much space as other bottles, a plus if simplicity is the goal of your shower routine.
The bottle is also made from 65% post-consumer recycled plastic. Every year an estimated 9 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans, and about 40% of all of our plastic consumption comes from packaging. Post-consumer recycled plastic is a rare material in that it has actually been recycled properly and made into a new bottle you see on store shelves. More than half of a Method Men 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner bottle is made from this magical material, so choosing it means you can feel good about doing some small part. (Remember to recycle it when you’re done for extra points).
These subtle design elements might sound inconsequential, but we’ve tried enough shower products to tell you—little details can make or break how you feel about using a product.
Refreshing Scent With a Menthol Boost
A shower product needs to clean well, but it also needs to smell good. Scent is where the Method Men 2-in-1 really shines. It comes in four different options, but our favorite by far is Sea + Surf. The fresh, marine scent instantly relaxed us—we felt transported to an outdoor shower after a day of surfing. Despite making the shower feel like a beach house, the scent doesn’t overpower, just leaves your hair smelling fresh without covering anything up.
We also loved the kick of menthol, which is found in all four varieties but feels especially appropriate for Sea + Surf. The subtle tingle reinforces the freshness of the scent and energizes the scalp. Coupled with the fresh, marine smell, it left us feeling cleaner and more refreshed than hardly anything else we’ve tried.
The takeaway: If the point of a multi-use product is to simplify your shower routine without sacrificing how clean you feel and look, then Method Men 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner checks all the boxes. In fact, we love it so much we sometimes even use it as a body wash too. No one is going to fault you for getting a little creative, right?
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