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Do You Buy Your Shampoo and Conditioner in Pairs?

After taking stock of my mother's beauty items, it occurred to me that she always buys coordinated shampoos and conditioners. Even if she changes brands, she still shops in pairs, and amazingly enough, she goes through each item at a pretty equal pace.

I, on the other hand, have several mismatched hair-care products in the shower that I use according to how my hair feels that day. And funny enough, I always use more conditioner than shampoo. What is your purchasing pattern for hair-care products like?


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jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
no I hardly ever buy together.
Bee333 Bee333 9 years
I have particular brands for particular needs, so I rarely buy pairs. (and particular preferences) I always have too much conditioner left, so I tend to re-stock shampoo, and unless it's a highlighting combo or conditioner, I try to use up what I have...seems endless sometimes!
JeepsterQT JeepsterQT 9 years
I always buy them in pairs but now I have different kinds of shampoos and conditioners lined up all along my tub. There's an Ulta store down the street haha....i'm so addicted to salon products.
Anabellatc Anabellatc 9 years
Usually in pairs but it depends because i do use conditioner more than shampoo. For better results, I also like trying different brands because the hair should not get used to the same brand...
gigill gigill 9 years
I usually don't buy in pairs. And I also use more conditioner than shampoo!
red4bonez red4bonez 9 years
I recently bought paired conditioner and shampoo since someone was using my shampoo and it ran out. I use more conditioner because my hair is curly and damaged. I usually buy my shampoo and conditioner as I need. I always buy conditioner for damaged hair and shampoo for lenght and strenght or something. But usually the products are on sale like buy one get the other one half price so I have no choice but but them together. Heh
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
Always. I dont know why.
krampalicious krampalicious 9 years
i'm a total brand whore. i buy the complete line of product, including any styling products that might go along with it. i feel like they make the products to work together "for best results." right now i'm loving sunsilk's line for wavy hair.
Chiquita-82 Chiquita-82 9 years
I always do. Scalp cannot tolarate the conditioner inside of the shampoo.
devils devils 9 years
i always buy in pairs
shernic82 shernic82 9 years
I have a million bottles of half-empty conditioner because I like to buy in pairs. I go through shampoo at least twice as fast as conditioner...I suppose I'm not using the proper amounts? I dunno. Last time, though, I bought the new Dove Go Fresh with Infusium conditioner.
GeriAnne1932 GeriAnne1932 9 years
OMG! I used to be obsessed with White Rain shampoo growing up!!!! Do they even make it anymore? Oh man...I hope that doesn't show my age! In terms of conditioning, I probably go through 2 shampoos to my one conditioner. I have really fine hair that I wear kinda short so too much conditioning wears it down!
pywacket pywacket 9 years
I'm such a dork. I glanced at the headline and thought is said, "Do you buy your shampoo and conditioner in Paris?" (I don't). I read it correctly before voting though. : )
terryt18 terryt18 9 years
I have pretty short hair so I don't have to use a lot of shampoo. I've been using this Seasilk anti-aging sample and I like it and it's lasted me several shampooings. I like this olive oil conditioner I've been using. It's really good at hydrating, but I'm concerned it may be weighing my hair down. I thought about making one of those homemade texture/surf products. I think it was on here once as a DIY, and I love those posts. I was looking at them the other day and figured, Eh, it'd be cheaper to make it myself. Have y'all tried the Organix stuff? I've seen it at Walmart; just wondered if it was bullsh!t. I totally thought it read "Paris," too, Puddlesworth.
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
I think its BS that shampoos and conditioners don't work as well if you don't buy them together. I have curly, dyed, semi damaged hair. I use totally different S&C. I don't shampoo my hair very often so I don't use much of it but I go through conditioner like mad. I'm kind of obsessed with the healthy sexy hair stuff
audreyxoxo audreyxoxo 9 years
i have different needs for my shampoo and conditioner, so a set doesnt cover it all. I use a super gentle shampoo for my colour treated hair, and a silicone-based smoothing conditioner. i go through each about equally, so i buy new ones at the same time, but they are never the same kind.
Kaori Kaori 9 years
I always buy my shampoo and conditioner in pairs. I guess I'm a little OCD about it. I buy them in pairs regardless of how much conditioner I have left over; I always use up my shampoo faster than my conditioner because I use a lot to wash my hair and I always rinse and repeat.
vanitypot vanitypot 9 years
I never buy them in tandem..haha :p I always buy a drugstore shampoo then get my stack of conditioners from my mom's high-end collection. Thanks Mom! :D
inertia inertia 9 years
I use the same brand/type of shampoo and conditioner because they work for my hair. The bottles came in a big promotional pack with a jar of deep conditioner and since then I've been buying refill bags. I usually buy the refills at different times. Even when I'm getting close to finishing both bottles at the same time I don't like to buy the refills together because I don't have a car, and it's too heavy to carry 2 big bags of hair product along with all my groceries.
LeChatonNoir LeChatonNoir 9 years
I have found that my hair is fussy and needs to constantly be surprised with new combinations. I will buy a cheaper and trusted brand's moisturizing shampoo and deep conditioner, in my case, Aussie or Loreal's Eleve line, and also a more expensive pair, like Redken or Fekkai, and mix and match. That way, on a week where my hair needs something different it won't break my piggy bank and it'll still deliver. In my opinion, Aussie's deep conditioner has done some serious repair that no other hair product has done of hair is tight and curly, and I blowdry it almost daily, so it's usually very dry, but Aussie's line has left my hair actually hair salon bouncy and flexible! (Btw: In my experience, Herbal Essences has decent conditioners, but the shampoos are extremely drying.)
wrngco wrngco 9 years
after going through Fekkai, Keartese, Body Shop L'Anza for years and tons of gloss drops from Johnathan to Frizz Ease ..I found by accident Herbal Essense works wonders and nothing has ever worked for my long, tangled hair I only used the most expensive but the ones that cost 2.50 at Walmart make my hair smooth, straight and tangle free Never would have believed it I use Hello Hydration shampoo and no more break ups conditioner
kahribar kahribar 9 years
Just a weird quirk I have that I would never buy one with our the other, ever.
Bookish Bookish 9 years
If I don't buy them in pairs, they get lonely.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
On the rare occassion I will buy pairs; my shampoo & conditioner is usually mis-matched. I buy Frekkai in pairs since I like the formula; however I usually have different needs for shampoo/condition and pairs do not meet those needs.
alliallialli alliallialli 9 years
I always buy in pairs, just because I think matching things are cute. Like soleilbell I tend to buy them together even if I'm only running out of one, I can't help it!
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