WEN Cleansing conditioner was the very first cleansing conditioner to ever hit the market. If you are new to the “no-poo” era then you might be wondering, what is a cleansing conditioner? A cleansing conditioner can also be called a co-wash, which is a shampoo-free formula that cleanses the hair without stripping it of its natural oils and nutrients. Generally, a cleansing conditioner can be used on all hair types, but is ideal for dry, damaged, curly, or frizzy hair. It leaves the hair soft, shiny, manageable, and healthy looking.
WEN was created by celebrity hair stylist Chaz Dean and is endorsed by several celebrities such as Brooke Shields, Alyssa Milano, and Angie Harmon. The first cleansing conditioner to hit the market was WEN’s Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner. There are now several different formulas and fragrances to choose from such as their soothing Lavender Cleansing Conditioner or their new seasonal hair bouncing, Spring Orange Blossom. What sets these cleansers apart from most traditional shampoos is that they are free of harsh chemicals such as Sodium Laureth Sulfate. This chemical can strip the hair of all its oils and nutrients leading to dry, damaged hair.
WEN Cleansing Conditioner has several great benefits, so throw out your shampoo bottles and skip the hot oil treatments and deep conditionings. It is a 5-in-1 formula that will take the place of your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, de-tangler, and leave-in conditioner. The results: strong, healthy, shiny, soft, moisturized, and more manageable hair that can be achieved with just this ONE product and in just ONE step. What is also unique about this formula is the fact that it does not lather or suds up like most shampoos. It takes some getting used to when switching from a shampoo to a co-wash because most people are accustomed to that squeaky clean feel. Trust me though, when you see the great results after using a co-wash, you will never want to go back to using shampoo.
Using WEN is quite simple and will add ease to your hair care routine. You have to apply a generous amount to wet hair, somewhere between 10-20 pumps or more, depending on how long your hair is. Next, you have to massage the product in very well to your scalp and through the strands of your hair. You can use half the number of pumps on your first cleanse and the other half on your second if you prefer to cleanse twice. Whichever process you decide to go with, make sure to leave the product in for 3-5 minutes or for the remainder of your shower. Make sure to rinse well and then you may add a small amount back into your wet hair to use as a leave-in conditioner. Lastly, towel dry and style your hair as desired. It is as simple as that.
The downside to using WEN is the price and monthly cost. If you purchase from their website you either have to buy their Basic kit for $29.95 or their Deluxe kit for $39.95. After ordering your first kit, in four weeks they will send you an extra-large supply kit and charge the price of the kit plus shipping to your credit card every four weeks. After receiving your first extra-large supply, you will be sent a new supply kit every 12 weeks. They do add in extra products like their Anti-Frizz Styling Creme and Nourishing Mousse. They also give you a FREE bonus travel kit. Not everyone may be able to afford the monthly price, but for some, the results of the product is definitely worth it, and trust me, the results are fantastic!
There are some other options in purchasing WEN Cleansing Conditioner, such as buying through QVC, Chaz Dean’s website, or Amazon. Though, it may cost you $32 or more for one bottle of cleansing conditioner, it may be the better route, especially for those who may not wash their hair everyday or have short hair. If that is the case, then ordering through WEN’s website may leave you with a lot of un-used product and for some the cleansing conditioner is all they really need. QVC does have some great deals whenever they are promoting the product or having a sale and if you are a Prime Member of Amazon then the shipping is free. Regardless, you will be purchasing a very affective product that really presents great results. The more you use it, the more beautiful and healthier your hair is going to look. So WEN are you going to make the switch from shampoo to a cleansing conditioner?