Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wen Cleansing Conditioner

Wen Cleansing Conditioner is a Conditioner that both cleanses and conditions your hair, taking the place of shampoo. Wen Cleaning Conditioner isn't just your average conditioner.It's unique because it does not contain detergents, Sodium Laurel Sulfate, or other harsh chemicals that can typically be found in ordinary shampoos. Wen is designed so that it won't strip your hair of it's natural oils.

Instructions: Rinse hair thoroughly and apply 16-24 pumps to your palms and rub together. ( You will need to use more for longer/thicker hair). You will need to use a lot of product because Wen does not lather. Next, apply to your scalp and massage vigorously. Add a splash of water to create a foamy effect. Massage vigorously for 1-3 minutes, comb through hair, and leave on at least 3-5 minutes.Comb through and rinse hair thoroughly. You can also apply a dime size amount as a leave-in conditioner.

My Review: When I first heard of Wen Cleansing Conditioner, I wasn't really sure what to think. Traditionally, everyone is taught to shampoo their hair and then condition if needed. My hair is very long- past mid back. It is also a huge frizzy mess curly, coarse and very thick. After reading on the bottle that more then 16-24 pumps is needed for long/thick/coarse hair, I decided to look online to find out just how much more I would be needing. "Very long hair or very thick/coarse hair: Use 32-40 pumps" *Jaw dropping* Wen is very thick, so I thought my hair would turn out oily and weighed down. Before I get to the end results, I want to mention the great fragrance Sweet Almond Mint Wen has. I wasn't able to detect the almond scent but I did notice ( and love) the mint scent. It reminds me of eucalyptus even though the ingredients show menthol is used. It's not too strong, and it was very relaxing. Mint lovers will love this! Back to the 32-40 pumps... This sounds like a lot, and it is. My entire hand was filled with Wen Cleansing Conditioner. I applied all 40 recommended pumps and followed the instructions.Besides noticing the relaxing mint aroma, I noticed a great tingling feeling. After washing and rinsing, my scalp felt incredibly clean and soft. I was pleasantly surprised that after using 40 pumps,Wen left my hair feeling so soft without weighing it down .

My Thoughts: I think Wen would be great for women with short/medium hair. But for women with long/thick/coarse hair, 40 pumps is a lot and takes up about 1/3 of the product. For women with a similar hair type as mine, I would recommend Wen as a leave-in treatment vs. an everyday conditioner. Because Wen did leave my hair so soft, I plan to use it as a leave in conditioner, which is just a dime size.

Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. The opinions & thoughts expressed are my own. I received no other compensation for my review nor was I under any obligation to give a positive review.


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