There’s a new thing going on in men’s grooming – a movement inspired by the desire to not have to deal with multiple products and containers at once: combination shampoos and body washes. We get it. It’s easy. It’s practical. And yes – done right, it absolutely works.
Unlike shampoo and conditioner combos, which, despite all the ‘2-in-1’ products out there, do not combine optimally because they cancel each other out (conditioners add oil while shampoos strip it), shampoos and body washes CAN, in fact, form a happy and productive union because they’re both “surfactants,” which means they reduce the surface tension of water, making it much easier to remove dirt and oil.
The trick is finding that body wash and shampoo combo that both cleanses well AND leaves skin and hair smelling amazing. A great body wash and shampoo will lather away sweat and dirt without stripping away natural oils that keep your skin and hair healthy. So without further adieu, here’s five of our favorite body wash and shampoos for men, along with their vital stats.
The ultimate product -- a body, face and hair wash in one that makes rushed mornings a bit more manageable. The fragrance is best described as “manly” and it works well for all skin and hair types. The two key ingredients that work their magic are a) Panthenol, a penetrating, hydrating, and moisturizing derivative of Vitamin B5 that is present in all living cells, which makes it the perfect ingredient for skin and hair care and b) Wheat Protein, which strengthens hair and increases its ability to receive and maintain moisture.
If you like the feeling – or at least idea – of walking through an invigorating, but serene eucalyptus forest (and who doesn’t?), you’ll want to own this one. The key ingredients are eucalyptus and Birch Extracts, which stimulate circulation, and Canadian Balsam, which soothes. Certain smells just open your eyes in the best way. This stuff cleans really well and rinses even better, leaving the skin feeling tight and fresh. To boot, it’s Paraben-free.
This is an all-around body wash, shampoo and facial cleanser – so you’re getting the full 3-in-1 package for extra efficiency and convenience. But more importantly, it just feels and smells amazing. It’s “pearlized,” which means it has that luxurious look and texture (hooray!). The gentle, pH-balanced formula combines a soothing and toning Cucumber Extract with a strengthening and moisturizing Oat Protein. It’s for all skin and hair types - and while it’s got gold in its name – it’s the minty scent that keeps them coming back for more.
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