WEN by Chaz Dean Pomegranate 16 oz Cleansing Conditioner
WEN by Chaz Dean Replenishing Treatment Mist
I have been wanting to try WEN’s Cleansing Conditioner for a while now. I love the idea of a cleanser that is not harsh on the hair and that does the job of cleanser and conditioner in one product.
WEN® Pomegranate Cleansing Conditioner ($28.00 USD) is the newest formula of a universal cleanser designed to give all hair types the moisture and hydration they need to stay healthy, shiny and manageable. It is an incredibly rich, yet lightweight formula that thoroughly cleanses and also gives body, volume and a smooth, polished finish. Other uses besides cleanser and conditioner are deep-conditioner, leave-in conditioner, detangler, and shaving cream.
The Pomegranate formula claims to leave hair healthy, shiny, moist, clean, soft, light, and manageable. The active ingredients are
Pomegranate Extract: Has anti-oxidant properties comparable to wine or green tea. It is also incredibly hydrating.
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein: Protein derived from soya beans. Increases strength and manageability.
Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice: Healing, moisturizing, antifungal, antibacterial properties.
Rosemary Extract: Amazing antioxidant properties, stimulates hair growth and fights scalp problems.
Chamomile Extract: Calming, soothing, with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Also used for dry, flaky skin.
Marigold Extract: Helpful as an antiseptic, healing wounds and reducing inflammation.
Menthol: Has local anesthetic and counter-irritant qualities. Can also reduce itching and tenderness.
Wild Cherry Fruit Extract: Soothing and anti-inflammatory.
Panthenol Pro-Vitamin B5: Acts as a penetrating moisturizer. Reduces split ends, smooths skin and strengthens hair as it seals in moisture.
I also tested the WEN® Replenishing Treatment Mist ($32.00 USD). Infused with a unique blend of restorative botanicals and extracts, the multipurpose WEN® Replenishing Treatment Mist can be used to revive and restyle hair in between cleansings and can also be used as a light-weight formulation in place of a leave-in conditioner for those with hair lacking volume or body. Misting your hair with the WEN® Replenishing Treatment Mist will aid in rejuvenating dry, frizzy, dehydrated hair by giving it the moisture it needs to remain soft, healthy and luxurious. The WEN® Replenishing Treatment Mist can also be used for extra hydration to refresh the face and/or set make-up, and it is also very beneficial as a moisturizing spray on the body.
After cleansing with Cleansing Conditioner, mist the midshaft and ends of your hair with the WEN® Replenishing Treatment Mist thoroughly. Rake and twist your fingers through your hair until the spray has been completely absorbed into your hair. Follow with the WEN® Styling Creme & Volumizing Treatment Spray. You may also mist on dry/styled hair to add extra moisture and hydration.
What I think: I like these products, but there is a learning curve in using them, especially the cleansing conditioner since it is such a different way to wash hair. I suggest that you follow the instructions carefully.
I have noticed that my hair has changed over the couple of weeks that I have been using WEN®. It first made my hair a bit frizzy, but now my hair is softer and shinier. I have recently colored my hair and the color is staying rich and dark (like it should be). My hair is also starting to get thicker. Over time, I think it will even improve more!
I also really like the treatment mist. It smells refreshing and it tames my hair when it becomes frizzy. I used it on wet and dry hair. I think it will also be great in the summer, maybe I will keep it in the fridge for a refreshing body and face spray!