Why you should stop buying 3-in-1 shampoos

3-in-1 shampoos are cheap, but they’re something you should resort to using.

Examples of 2 in 1 and 3 in 1 products. (Josiah Carino/Lariat)

At this point in my life as a college student, you end up buying a lot of daily bath and body items such buy shampoos, conditioners, and body washes, and that adds up fast. And something like a 3-in-1 shampoo is something that you can buy that has all of those things in just one bottle. But in my opinion, I just think that you shouldn’t be buying these things.

There was a time where I felt that I should just buy a 3-in-1 shampoo to try it out, and that experience wasn’t a pleasant one. I was out of shampoo and I thought that just getting a 3-in-1 shampoo would be an ok alternative.

Since it’s a 3-in-1 bottle, I just thought I’d use it throughout my body from my hair to my legs like you regularly would with shampoo and body wash, but that caused it to run out quicker. By that, I mean it was gone faster than if I were to use all three separately.

I also noticed that my hair bothered me a little more than usual and felt a little more dry, I felt like it could be because of the fact that it’s a 3-in-1. Shampoo and conditioner have different properties from each other and there’s a reason they’re separate in most cases.

I went around and asked a few students their opinions on 3-in-1 shampoos and if they use them or not, and some of the answers were a bit surprising to me.

“I feel like there’s a reason on why they’re cheaper, you can better manage your hair health if you consider your hair type and hair’s behavior,” said Renz Lane, a current college student.

Lane, who has curlier hair is someone that 3-in-1 products might not be targeting. Because his hair isn’t straight, it behaves differently than someone with straight hair, and requires him to use shampoo and conditioner separate.

“I personally only use shampoo and conditioner, but I don’t disagree that they’re bad for you,” said Braden Wurlitzer.

Wurlitzer, who only uses two of the three products only uses shampoo to wash his body since it still cleans your body.

“I believe they are very useful and pocket friendly,” said Yessi Ozuna.

Ozuna feels like for the sake of connivence, 3-in-1 shampoos are useful.

After listening to these responses, it feels like some people have different opinions on how they feel about using 3-in-1 products for their hair. For the sake of convenience, it looks like that’s when people would be more likely to use them, but also depending on the type of hair that you have can dictate what products you use as well.