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I usually don't review shampoos and conditioners, because I feel that I'm not experienced when it comes to hair products. Then I realized nobody needs to be experienced in something we use in daily basis, shampoo & conditioners. It's all about what you think at the end. :)
Aveeno Pure Renewal 2-In-1 Shampoo & Conditioner
Where to purchase: drugstores, mass merchandiser, and online at aveeno.com
Price: $6.49-$6.99 for 10.5 fl oz/ 311 mL
Made in Canada
Description on the back: Discover a new, pure way to refresh and renew your hair. This exclusive ACTIVE NATURALS formula, infused with Balancing Seaweed Extract, gives you weightless softness, shine and healthy manageability.
* Naturally derived cleansers carefully life away impurities without over-stripping
* Conditions and softens without weighing hair down.
* Rebalances hair's optimal moisture levels
* Designed with sulfate-free technology for gentle cleansing
Developed by our expert team of scientists and a leading stylist, our ACTIVE NATURALS formula harnesses the power of nature and science for beautifully healthy looking air.
Safe for color-treated hair.
Thoughts: I've used 2-In-1 products in the past, and I did not have the greatest experienced. I love the concept that you only need to use one product instead of two, shampoo and conditioner, but it dried my hair out. Not only was my hair dried, it was extremely frizzy. For that reason, I was not excited to try this product out but I was hopeful!
Before I review this product, let me describe my hair. I have long, half-way down my hair that's also thick. I have extremely thick strands but not that much hair. I never considered my hair that dry, at the same time, not that oily. It takes a good 4-5 days before I start showing oil on my roots. During the summer, my hair will get oilier like in 2 days.
Now that you know about my hair, it's time for the product. I actually like the packaging. I love how neutral the packaging is with a pop of color, green. It's refreshing and in my opinion, it stands out. I also love how easy you can squeeze the bottle. It makes it easy to squeeze the remaining product in the end. I've experienced in the past with bottles that are hard, you cannot get the ending product unless you leave it upside down for a good amount.
It smells heavenly! It's fresh and sweet. I'm guessing it's suppose to smell like a plant, seaweed, but it doesn't to me. It smells more fruity, but I cannot pinpoint the smell. I just like it. :)
Since I've been using this for couple of months, I have mixed feelings. I love that you only need to wash your hair once with this product instead of two products; shampoo and conditioner. It saves time and the amount of product you need to use. I also love that it's sulfate-free without the use of parabens or synthetic dyes. It tells me this is safe, natural, gentle, and just plain good. I think it's comparable to products on the high-end side like Wen.
When I first started using this product, I noticed it did not dry out my hair. I was pretty impressed, but as time went on I noticed I needed conditioner. I realized it wasn't the product but more on my hair. On days my hair is drier than usual, I needed conditioner. When it's neutral, I was fine without a conditioner. I definitely recommend this product for people living in a humid area or during the hot summer weather. During winter when the hair is drier than usual, I do not recommend this product unless you have oily hair.
Overall, it did not weigh my heavy hair down. It felt light and took a good 3-4 days before I saw oiliness in my root with or without using a conditioner afterwards.
* Aveeno; brand that uses natural ingredients.
* Attractive packaging; neutral with pop of green.
* Squeeze-able bottle.
* Firm lid.
* Travel friendly.
* Heavenly scent.
* Two products in one.
* Parabens-free and no synthetic dyes.
* Light weight.
* Does not weigh hair down.
* Sometimes need conditioner depending on my hair.
Would repurchase: Probably not since I need to use conditioner at times.
Rating: 3/5 Tobey's Paws
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Disclaimer: The products mentioned in this post are given to me. I am not affiliated with any company nor getting paid to advertise any products. This post is written with my honest opinion.