Same Shampoo and Conditioner?

Dove - Shampoo and conditioner
@ebsharer (5518)
United States
March 11, 2008 7:55am CST
Just wondering am I the only one who has to use the same conditioner as shampoo? It has to be the same brand same smell every thing. My husband thinks I am nuts says it does not make a differance. Also do you stick with the same brand or do you change if you see some thing on sale or some thing new? I try to stick with the same but change some times.
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25 responses
• Australia
12 Mar 08
I dont think that's weird, I am just the same. I always find a brand that i love and tend to stick to it until i hear or try a better one. I always use the same brand for both shampoo and conditioner, unless mines just run out.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
13 Mar 08
I have had a couple times where I ran out of some thing and had to use my daughters. As I said above we all have our own stuff.
@wickedangel (1636)
• Dominican Republic
12 Mar 08
I buy us the same shampoo and conditioner but I try to change the brand once in a while otherwise I find that our hair gets sort of used to the product and it doesn't work so well. The 2 in 1 stuff doesn't really work as well, I think, anyway. Like you also like the smell of certain products and if you have two different brands then the outcome can be a little overpowering!
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I totally agree that the 2 in 1 stuff does not work as well!
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@jaredlp (418)
• United States
11 Mar 08
i havent used shampoo or conditioner in years... figure if body wash good for rest of me its good for the head.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
11 Mar 08
you do use your mositerizer on your head too right ?!?
@jaredlp (418)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Yeah get it from this cute avon lady i know...
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Mar 08
mary kay!
• United States
26 Mar 08
Hahaha! I'm the same way. I will not mix different kinds of shampoo and conditioner unless it's an absolute emergency. Like if I run out of one or the other and have to break into a brand new bottle. Seriouslt though I'm anal about it. I will check to make sure my Shampoo and conditioner levels are even so I wont run out of one or the other. I usually hit sales so I have a ton of different kinds, but I always make sure to buy two of each brand. Im also an avid brand changer. They say its healthier for your hair if you change brands every 2 months or so. My husband thinks I'm nuts that we have a million different brands of shampoo. He complain that there is no room in our bathroom anymore..lol..if he keeps it up I'm going to make it a priority to buy all strawberry scented stuff so he smells like a girl when he goes to work.. :)
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
26 Mar 08
You sound like my mom ... lots of bottles of shampoo. i normaly only have the one i am using and a back up. thanks for reading and responding.
@lavmadog (75)
• Philippines
26 Mar 08
Every person has her favorite shampoo and conditioner. If it does not hurt your budget, stick to them. Make it a point to change them once in a while and go back using your favorite ones over again. If you feel good using them, then go ahead! lol
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
26 Mar 08
i do thanks for responding.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
14 Mar 08
Actually yes, I use the same brand and scent of shampoo and conditioner. I think it would keep me awake to have different ones...but then that's just me. !!HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!! **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Its funny cause when I go to my moms I always have to go buy shampoo and conditioner because she uses different ones. Its so annoying to see 25 bottls of shampoo and conditioner but none match!
• United States
12 Mar 08
I do try to most of the time but sometimes it is impossible because I run out of shampoo before I run out of conditioner. On the other hand, I probably will usually just buy the same shampoo I had when I run out. I may not always buy the same exact shampoo though. For instance, Pantene has so many different types of shampoo that I wonder if I am defeating the purpose by using one type of Pantene with another type of conditioner. Sometimes I just buy what's available.
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
13 Mar 08
See thats my point if you use Pantene shampoo for dry hair then use Pantene conditioner for oily hair I think it would defete the purpose of what your looking for. That is why I always use the same. If I go and they don't have what I am looking for I buy some thing else. I use 2 bottles of shampoo for every 1 bottle of condtioner. If for some reason I don't have the 2nd bottle of shampoo and can't find it at the store that bottle of conditioner goes under the sink till I get the match. Its the odd things people do that make them - them.
@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I prefer to use the same brand. But, if I found a brand of conditioner that worked better than the matching brand to my shampoo, I would switch. I do change my shampoo now and then to help rid my hair of any product buildup. But, I will only use it for a couple days. It seems to breath new life into my hair.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
13 Mar 08
Once every 2 to 3 weeks I use a clairfying shampoo and it helps to get rid of all the build up. I skip conditioner that day too. I bought the cheap Suave brand and it has been in my shower for ever because I hardly use it. You can use any brand it really helps to get rid of all that build up.
@Nykkee (2523)
• Canada
12 Mar 08
I ususally will try to use the same shampoo and coditioner but I also am always trying to save moneya nd so I will use whatever brand name I am able to get one sale or clearance most of the time, so alot of the time, my shampoo and conditioner don't match. Plus I always use the conditioner up before I run out of shampoo and have to start a new bottle of conditioner.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
13 Mar 08
I am the oppisite I use more shampoo then conditoner.
@anqi627 (10)
• Singapore
12 Mar 08
I always use same shampoo and conditioner.shampoo always used up faster than conditioner.i feel that if we use same brand shampoo and conditioner ,the hair will have a complete care.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Mar 08
i use one bottle of conditioner for every two bottles of shampoo. I agree that you get complete care if you use the same.
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@beerchug (35)
• Canada
12 Mar 08
i personally mix it up alot because i have a repair conditioner and head n shoulders doesnt have a conditioner for all there shampoos. but i can also see where your coming from, when i do use the same shampoo and conditioner is usually when its something to bring out my hairs natural highlights or pantene.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Mar 08
yes i noticed that about head and shoulders which is one reason I dont use it. I am really werid about using the same.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
12 Mar 08
I do not do so most of the times. its most of the times different shampoo and conditioner for me.i also change brands. i buy whatever i think is new or good.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Mar 08
There are so many different shampoos and conditioners in my bathrooms! I have the stuff that I use, stuff for the boys, stuff for my 7 year old and stuff for my youngest. Its a bottle fest in my shower.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I haven't used conditioner in years, but when I did I would use the same brand as the shampoo I'd use. And when I would change the brand of shampoo then I would change the conditioner to the same brand as well. I just found it easier to grab the same brand of conditioner as the shampoo than search for two different brands each time I'd have to buy them. Plus it's nice when both of these things smell similar. Nowadays I stick to the same shampoo, regardless if it is on sale or not. I'm happy enough with it, so why change it?
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Mar 08
Ugg I have to have my conditioner. I use 1 bottle of conditioner for every 2 bottles of shampoo but still have to have a little.
@reejane (294)
• Philippines
12 Mar 08
I'm using a different brand of shampoo and conditioner. I accidentally found that it's a good combination for my hair. As much as possible I want to stick with the brands that I'm used to. I have a thinking that if you change your shampoos or conditioners, you can get dandruff or your hair will not like it.
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Mar 08
Different shampoos do do different things for your hair. I have found that I can use just about any thing except heavy feeling shampoos and conditioners.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
12 Mar 08
When I buy shampoo and conditioner I usually by the same brand for both, which is usually Pantene. My husband is not fussed on what brand name is as long as it does the job. I usually buy him those 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner ones.
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I used Pantene a long time ago. I stopped because it seemed to leave my hair feeling heavy. I felt like I could not wash it all out no matter how much I tried.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I think it is fun to do, but I do not necessarily feel compelled to it.. sometimes I like a different brand conditioner better... I think the benefit of having them the same is the scents are the same and there is less chance of having conflicting aromas about...lol
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I have to have the same scents. Its just a quark I have.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
12 Mar 08
i use the same conditioner too as i feel that that is better. of course am not too sure though. it's just my opinion. i do change from time to time as sometimes, i get tired of the same brand. hehe smell i mean. initially i was loyal to head and shoulders after pantene as i had dandruff. after that, i felt that it was a little too strong on my hair. then i think i changed to i forgot, ginvera or something similar as the smell was really nice. recently i found out that my hair is oily type. meaning if i don't bathe my hair for one or two days, then it doesn't look dry, it looks as if i have put some oil on it. i'm the same as you. i try to stick with the same but change at times also. right now, i'm using dove. i too finish the shampoo faster than the conditioner.
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
12 Mar 08
I love dove shampoo and conditioner I will probably go back to it next time It really does make my hair more manageable
@irene_27 (545)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
I also use the same brand for both shampoo and conditioner. Yes, for the same reason of same fragrance and mainly because i believe that my hair will get maximum benefit if i do so. I don't know if this makes me weird but eversince i started buying stuffs on my own i've always been loyal to the brands that i use.
@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I stay pretty loyal to the brands I use too. I change some times. Agreed - by using the same brand shampoo as conditioner you get the maximum benifit.
• United States
11 Mar 08
i always use the same brand which is the victoria secret brand.it smells really good.i dont change brands even if i see something on sale.one time,i tried the one on sale,i didnt like it.its too strong for me.victoria secret is the best
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I didnt even know they had shampoo and conditioner ... shows how much i get out.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I use Selson Blue shampoo which had a pretty intense smell. I have some Selson Blue conditioner that I use sometimes, but I like to use a good smelling conditioner to try and get rid of the harsh smell of the Selson Blue. I buy whatever conditioner that is on sale and smells good.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Selson blue does have a strong smell. Using conditioner can definatly help with it.