Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wen Cleansing Conditioner Product Review

Recently, I had the opportunity to review Wen Cleansing Conditioner by Chaz Dean. Chaz Dean is a well known hair stylist in Hollywood with an impressive clientele including Jennie Garth and Melissa Gilbert.

Many of you may be familiar with the infomercials espousing this product. I am always a little apprehensive about "as seen on tv" products because in my personal experience they rarely live up to the hype. Wen has proved me wrong.

BK (aka. Before Kids) I had been known to spend upwards of $30-50 for shampoo and conditioners at my salon. A lot of the time, I was disappointed and stopped using them or I saw no difference in how my hair was before I started using the expensive products and after. The problem with my hair is that it is very fine. With some of the more expensive products, I found that my hair looked really good for about a week or two after I started using them but then my hair seemed dried out or it seemed to be weighted down by the products and looked limp and lifeless. About a year ago, I had started using a moisturizing shampoo that can be found at grocery and retail stores and I had been content ever since (as had my wallet).

I had received a 12 ounce bottle of the Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner and have been using it for almost two weeks now and I love it. I have been using it in place of my normal shampoo. The conditioner acts as a shampoo, conditioner, detangler, and leave-in conditioner. After rinsing your hair with water, all you need to do is rub 16-24 pumps into your hair from the roots to the tips, leave it on for several minutes (they recommend 3-5 minutes), and then after combing it through your hair, rinse. You can also put a dime-sized amount in your hair as a leave-in conditioner, if you so choose.

While 16-24 pumps seemed a bit excessive, I only needed to depress the pumping mechanism two full times to get an adequate amount of conditioner to massage into my hair. If you were not depressing the pump fully, I can see needing to apply that many pumps. Also, keep in mind I have fine, medium length hair.

First, I love the scent. There is something about the scent of mint first thing in the morning that is rejuvenating. The glycerin and sweet almond oil act as conditioners while the rosemary strengthens hair. I have to say that I love how my hair looks and feels. I love that this line contains natural ingredients. When I was pregnant, I had way to much time on my hands since I was off of work on medical leave. I had done a lot of research on chemicals that you should avoid in personal care products, especially while pregnant. Some of these chemicals included parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, and diazolidinyl urea. The Wen line does not have any of these chemicals in their products nor does the line contain detergents which will strip your hair and scalp of natural oils. Since the conditioner acts as four products in one, it will also save you time and money in the long run. How can you go wrong?

My hair has a healthy shine and it seems thicker. It also seems to have more swing and body and is not weighted down by any residue left behind from the conditioner. I am not the only one pleased with this product. Based on a survey, 90% of participants over a 3 week period, who used the Wen Cleansing Conditioner, said that their hair was shinier, less frizzy, and had more body.

Other products in this line include Styling Creme, Re Moist Intensive Hair Repair Mask, Texture Balm, and the Wide Tooth Shower Comb.

I want to thank The Product Review Place and Wen. Wen provided me with a free sample of the Wen Cleansing Conditioner to review. This review is based on my own unbiased assessment of the product.


Naomi de la Torre said...

MMMMMM...sweet almond mint. Sounds awesome! I wish I had money to spend on my hair. I can barely afford crappy pantene. But this product sounds fantastic. Love the name too! Your blog is so adorable. I'll be back again to visit soon!

Naomi de la Torre said...

PS Love the fact that it only has natural ingredients too!

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