Wen products tout that they are “A new way to approach the way you cleanse your hair” which definitely made me raise an eyebrow. A new way to wash your hair? I mean, what other way is there besides lather, rinse, repeat?
I had my hands on Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner and wondered “Where is the cleansing shampoo?” but get this—THERE ISN’T ONE! Everything you need is in this one little bottle; shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, de-tangler and leave-in conditioner. One of the key ingredients in this product is glycerin—we all know this is a natural humectant that makes a great cleanser and moisturizer because it draws from your body’s natural moisture to make your hair lovely and smooth. It is also packed with other natural ingredients like chamomile extract, cherry bark, rosemary extract and sweet almond oil. I have a special place in my heart for cherry bark, especially because I think it is a great natural ingredient that helps bring out your hair’s color—whether it be from Mother Nature or a bottle.
The modest packaging and instructions really didn’t lead me on as to what to expect. But here’s the skinny; this stuff really impressed me! The consistency is like a heavy conditioner, I was worried it would make my hair too heavy and slick, so I followed the directions exactly. When I rinsed and dried, I was amazed because it did feel like I used a shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, de-tangler and leave-in conditioner. No heavy hair; just clean, smooth and healthy! I was a little blown away at how this creamy, non-foaming concoction made my hair feel like I gave it hours of attention. So I put it to the ultimate test; after a long day of work followed by a 90-minute Zumba sweat session, I was curious to see how this would perform against all the sweat and grime I subjected my mane to that day. Results were just as awesome as all my “normal use” days—clean, fresh, and smooth as silk!
I also gave their Sweet Almond Mint Re-Moist Intensive Hair Repair Mask a try and liked with how it conditioned—I felt like the results lasted for days after. This is a great product to use especially if you have chemically-treated hair, or suffer from a case of Midwest Winters like me. I wouldn’t recommend this Hair Repair Mask regularly; I suggest using it after a treatment or maybe once a month to refresh your ‘do.
All in all, I agree that Wen has a new way for you to cleanse your hair—it combines five steps into one product that delivers great results.
Price & Availability: $15 & up—ChazDean.com, QVC