Product Commentary: WEN Cleansing Conditioner
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Well, to be honest, I never noticed much of a difference in hair products. I do have some hair and usually I never like the way my hair is after washing and conditioning it. It's always better the next day.
Back to this "cleansing conditioner"
I really did see quite a difference in the way my hair looked after using it. Pretty impressive for me actually (and I am the skeptic always). The product is formulated quite differently than most conditioners and was sort of thick and very non-foamy when applied. Not a strong scent (which I like) and rinsed off fine.
Funny mistake? Nope
I sure am hoping this was a mistake. After starting to post about ingredient labels being a little "off", I am noticing more and more mistakes on labels! The directions on this pump conditioner say "Rinse hair thoroughly, then apply 16-24 pumps of WEN to your palms and rub together." Umm, that's a bit crazy, that'd be like a third of the bottle. Even for the longest of hairs, 4 pumps seems like it would be way more than enough! Needless to say, I applied 2 pumps (and this was even too much). Okay, so this part is an update, I figured out that it's to be used instead of shampooing and conditioning, so the 16 pumps makes much more sense, but for me I only needed a few pumps anyway (hey, my hair's not that long!).
The ingredient list does throw me a little bit. It lists Rosemary extract as the sixth ingredient, and there can't be that much rosemary extract in the product (just single digit percentages probably). The biggest ingredients are claimed to be Water, Glycerin, and Cetyl Alcohol. Seems like a very simple base formula. Nevertheless, I have to say, I do like the way it made my hair look and feel.
So Good Review from me for this product!
I have to say, I do like this completely different approach to hair care. Most shampoos use heavy detergents to cleanse the hair, which many people have a problem with, because these detergents are pretty harsh in stripping the hair (After all, this is how they clean as well as take away many of the hair/scalp's natural oils). I agree that there is some logic to not using such a harsh method, do we really have to? If this product does a good job cleaning the hair (as well as visibly improving the way it looks), I say go ahead and give it a try. I will certainly be picking up a bottle, and for me, it's probably not so expensive, since a bottle should last me a long time!!
**UPDATE: Many women have complained of hair loss with using this product. In fact, there was actually a class action lawsuit representing these women. In total there were over 20,000 complaints about this product over the years since I originally posted this. It appears that WEN may be settling this matter for a whopping $25 Million. I'm glad I'm no longer using this product myself...goes to show you.