“ Brand: Aussie / in 1 Shampoo / Type: Hair Shampoo / Subcategory: Conditioner / Further Category: 2 in 1 Shampoo „
I love hair care products and Im always looking out for a little treat for my hair. My sister recommended this to me. She has lovely hair all the time and swears by this product. I managed to get some in Boots recently when it was on offer so I picked up 3 products for the bargain price of £10.
I have just returned to work after mat leave so thought anything that saved time would be a bonus so the fact this was a shampoo and conditioner in 1 added to its appeal.
The product itself comes in a tall round bottle which is a creamy colour. Doesn't look anything special from the packaging but has the distinct design of Aussie haircare products.
When I used it that night the thing that was best was the smell. I only used a tiny bit because my sister had told me I wouldn't need much. The shampoo was nice and thick and had a lovely fresh and clean smell about it.
It lathered up really well despite me only using a tiny bit. It washed out easily and I could still smell its scent which is something I always love.
It left my hair in a lovely condition and the smell stayed on it for hours afterwards. I styled my hair as normal afterwards and it styled well and without problem.
My hair looked shiny and in good condition after I had used it a couple of times so overall I as really happy with the product. I think it is quite expensive if you have to pay full price but they do seem to have offers on quite a lot. You can also get it in supermarkets which is good.
I have recommended this to some of my friends as I think it is a good product especially if you are in a rush and don't have the time or space to be using separate conditioners and shampoos.
I initially bought this product because I was looking for something where I could just quickly wash my hair, and a shampoo conditioner duo seemed the perfect thing. I don't particularly like spending time washing my hair so I decided to give it a try.
Whilst the packaging is quite simplistic, it is also attractive, as the 'Aussie' name is quite big.
The smell is hard to describe, but it is certainly nice. Personally, it reminds me of the sea with a few extra fragrances. What I really like about it is it leaves hair smelling great, and the smell is long lasting. People have even complimented the smell of my hair.
Is it any good?
Well, whilst the product is good for quick washes, the product is not that great actually. My hair usually does not get too frizzy, even though I have really curly hair, but with this product my hair seemed to be limp, frizzy and quite frankly, a mess. I personally would not buy it again. I would rather spend a few extra minutes with m hair and have it looking fantastic.
Like a lot of people I always have a bottle of a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner in the bathroom, usually it's Pantene but while I was recently in Boyes I noticed this Aussie Skip A Step 2 in 1 was on offer for £1.99 so I decided to try that instead. Having joint problems means I like to spend as little time as possible hanging over the bath washing my hair so I hoped this would be a good enough 2 in 1 to do the job.
The Aussie 2 in 1 is for normal hair and I like to think mine's fairly normal, the only trouble I have is too much static and if we're honest no 2 in 1 is going to be able to help with that so I use serum to calm that aspect down. Otherwise my hair is pretty normal with no other problems. This product comes in a cream colour bottle with a purple flip lid that you press one side of and the product is dispensed from the raised side.
The Aussie 2 in 1 is made with Custard Apple which they tell us is a large heart shaped fruit gown in Australia and this fruitiness is noticeable in the scent. It smells of a creamy sweet fruity scent that's actually very pleasant even though I'm not keen on fruity scents. The bottle says "there's more to life than hair but it's a good place to start" and the directions are to "wet hair, apply, rinse out. Go out. Have fun." I think this is a really nice, simple set of directions.
The product is a cream colour and pearly looking and nice and thick so it doesn't just drip out of your hands before you get it on your hair. It lathers up really well and within seconds of massaging this into your hair you have fully coated hair. Rinsing out takes a few minutes because this is so bubbly but it rinses out easily enough and you soon have clean bubble-free hair.
Once I came to styling I decided the first time I would not use serum and see how this product performed. I found my hair was nice and soft and smelt lovely but obviously for me the static meant I had to resort back to using serum the next time. However my hair didn't feel dry or brittle which some 2 in 1's do so as far as I was concerned this was a hit. The scent stayed in my hair for a few hours too and every time my hair swung near my nose I caught a whiff of sweet fruitiness.
Overall I'm very impressed with this product, 300ml cost me a mere £1.99 and it's lasting well because you don't need much to work up a decent lather. The scent is nice and it leaves my hair soft and silky. Will I buy it again? If it's on offer I certainly will, yes. Normally this 2 in 1 costs £3.50 which I think is a bit steep for this kind of product so I wouldn't pay full price for it. It is very nice though and well worth a try if you use a 2 in 1.
Four stars from me, one star is deducted for the extortionate price when it's not on offer.
I love the Aussie range, but this particular product really did not agree with my hair.
I discovered it when i saw a 3 for 2 offer on at Superdrug, i bought my usual Frizz Miracle shampoo and conditioner then saw this and thought i'd give it a try. I actually wish i hadn't bothered!
It comes in the standard Aussie bottle, cream with a purple flip open lid, which shows the Aussie logo and states what the product is. The words on the bottle really drew me to this product as it says things like 'If you want shiny, soft hair faster than you can say "I'm off out, i'll see you tomorrow", this is for you.' which made me think that it'd give me the soft hair that i needed from conditioning.
The bottom of the bottle proudly states 'GOOD HAIR FAST' - but i can only wish it actually was!
My hair is a little dry at the moment from colouring so i need to condition it every time i wash it or it's impossible to comb. Using this product made my hair feel like straw and i had to use a big dollop of another conditioner after it - so it doesn't give 'good hair fast' at all, as it took me longer than usual!
Then again, i saw that it was for 'normal hair' on the bottle so i shouldn't have expected much from it.
A good point is that it dispenses easily and you only need to use a bit of it so it will last a lot longer than other brands do. If your hair gets along with it, that is.
Seeing as a 300ml bottle is around £4, it really isn't worth the money if you have to condition your hair every single time you wash. If you use 2 in 1s regularly and don't have damaged hair, i think this product could actually be great for you. If you have bleached, dyed or just generally dry and damaged hair, it does nothing for you.
I bought Aussie Aussome volume 2in1 shampoo and conditioner, one because of the two for £5 offer in tesco and secondly because I have used there products before and found them very good.
Normally retailing at around £3.50 for 300mls, I thought my two for £5 was a bargin. I decided to by the 2in1 shampoo and conditioner as I thought I could use this after the gym and as it says on the bottle "It's a quickie".
The product comes in a fairly sturdy matt cream bottle with mini kangaroos at top and purple push flip lid. The shampoo is quite thick and you only need a little to lather really well. The product is made with custard apple extract, which is ok but smelt a bit like sour cooking apples to me. The product is designed to shampoo, condition and volumise in one go, without overloading your hair and wieghing it down. I guess the shampoo part worked, my hair was clean and it did volumise somewhat my hair, but it did feel slightly heavy. When it comes to conditioner, I think they forgot it :( I do have long hair to be fair but my hair was a tangled mess after using and took ages to get the knots out; not the "It's a quickie" I was after.
Pity because I have used other products in there range and liked them, I don' think I will buy this one again, but I would try others in the range.
I put my hair in plaits after the shower very often which results in my having half of my hair wavy. Then when I go to wash my hair it is always tangled, I am used to using shampoo and conditioner separate then getting the tangles out no problem. I have used Aussie products before and cannot sing their praises enough but I didn't get along with this product that well. I thought it would save a bit of money on buying shampoo and conditioner separate.
I used this without a separate conditioner and I was having immense trouble trying to get the knots out of my hair and it dried my hair out! As if Australian hair wasn't dried enough as it is!
It is great for the money, it does clean your hair very well but dries it out so much! Everyone's hair is different so you may get different results. It sounds daft but I do not know my hair type. It gets greasy after about a day and a half and frizzes quite easily, it is also thin and fine.
If you have a bad experience with this shampoo do not let it put you off other Aussie products.
I use this product most mornings when I'm rushed for time, and have used it now for around 6 months. I've really noticed a difference with this product as it leaves my hair really soft and smooth. However, given that I have very fine hair, I often need a thickening mousse before blow drying to give my hair a bit of body - it isn't that this product makes my hair limp, but it does soften it considerably which can sometimes be problematic for fine hair! The Australian Custard Apple in this 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner means that my hair smells gorgeous, and even with other styling products applied, the smell is strong enough to stand out. I often use this product before the 3 minute miracle reconstructor (also from Aussie) and I find that these two products used together give an excellent result. All in all, a very good product.
I discovered this shampoo about 2 or 3 years ago and have used it consistently every since. I use this one and the Aussie shampoo for giving lift to fine hair, alternating between the two. I have fine straight hair and find this is the only shampoo which does not leave my hair feeling dank and heavy. It leaves my hair shiny and looking thicker and does not make it flyaway which others shampoos have done with my hair. It has a lovely smell and I find I only need a small amount about the size of a pea to make a lovely rich later, only one application is needed of this or the other Aussie shampoo and as i have fine hair it rinses easily away leaving my hair feeling fresh , clean and good to go! This shampoo is a two in one, but even when using the thickening Aussie shampoo I find i do not need a conditioner, but if you have thick or dry hair you may prefer to use one Even better when you can find this on a buy one get one free deal which my supermarket offers on a regular basis
Aussie Skip a Step 2 in1 shampoo and conditioner is a product I have used many times over the years. It is a simplistic idea in that it reduces morning hair fuss to one application in the shower, and it has a pleasant smell which adds to the appeal.
It is not a cheap shampoo retailing at £3.50 for 300mls, and I always look for offers before I buy this, as generally you will find reductions from time to time in all the major supermarkets, as well as in the chemist giants like Boots and Superdrug.
The shampoo itself is not Australian, though for many years I think subconsciously I thought that it was. It is actually made in Surrey, so it is certainly not something which has any connection to Aussie, except that some of the ingredients are certainly sourced there. The founder American hairdresser Tom Redmond discovered the ingredients in Aussie on a trip he made there in 1979 and the rest is history.
So there are not large containers of this making their way over the high seas, or on Qantas which is a shame because it would add to the appeal in a way.
Most of my life I have used two products in hair care, shampoo and conditioner, because in general whatever the claims from manufacturers are I have found consistently that the conditioning element of the product will after a few washes fail to deliver the desired results. This is I am afraid to say the case with this shampoo which works well for a few washes, but then leaves the hair dry and in need of extra conditioning.
The product contains custard apple extract from Australian fruits, and these are well known for having moisturising properties. The custard apple is a strange shaped large heart fruit which is grown in Australia and is also known as bullock's heart or bull's heart.
The product pours well from the bottle and it has a moisturising creamy texture and smells heavily of scented fruit. There are certainly apple like fragrances in there, but also apricots and peaches and the overall fragrance is very clean and fresh.
The product lathers extremely well and the hair is easy to rinse afterwards, and for the first few washes you will find the comb goes through the hair with ease. After this period the success I feel will depend on the type of hair you have. If yours is fairly short and of medium to thin texture you may be fine with this for quite some time. If however like me yours is thick, long, or has any chemical treatment on it such as colours or highlights, then you may find, as I did, that it will gradually cease to be enough to achieve that tangle free first comb through that we all crave.
I have to say I think this shampoo has its uses though, even for those who have hair in my category. I have used this on many occasions where I am in a hurry, and don't have the time to apply two treatments to my hair. Sometimes if on holiday for example coming in from the beach and just wanting to freshen up the hair and wash out sand and sun lotion, this gentle shampoo is certainly a contender for the holiday packing.
It has the advantage of instilling a lovely fresh smell over the hair which lingers for a good few hours afterwards and permeates your mop with a just washed fragrance. It actually smells a bit like apple crumble.This is ironic in a way because it certainly starts off with solid dependable results which will crumble as time wears on leaving you searching for alternatives.
Fortunately for me I have recently discovered the Lush range of all in one shampoo bars called Godiva, and that product is head and shoulders above this one, because it remains effective indefinitely on hair such as mine, which sets a strong challenge for any product, and it also has the advantage of being a shampoo bar so is lightweight and transportable.
There are however some very good points to make about Aussie Skip a Step because it does make its way back to my bathroom shelf from time to time, and certainly my son who is 17 finds this a perfect product when he is late for school in the morning, but wants to look his best in double quick time.
I would suggest you give it a trial as you may be surprised how good it is especially for that in a rush moment. You might have to scan the shelves for a few minutes in the shop as Aussie make over 30 products, and to be honest one of my criticisms of their packaging is that it is not easy to pick your choice as they are not sufficiently differently presented, and can merge into a sea of alternatives. I wouldn't pay the full price as I feel it is not worth that, but on special offer it certainly earns its place in the possibilities.
Over 50 million bottles are sold each year of Aussie products, a massive number, so they really have gone from zero to hero in 20 years in the world of hair care since their genesis in the 80s.
This product sits just above average in my view and is certainly a strong contender when you need a quick shampoo which also leaves the hair tangle free, just don't depend on it for too long if your hair has a set of challenges, as they may be beyond its capabilities.
A quick fix solution for those who like to wash their hair and go /