Time for a Wen Hair Review! Hi Guys, I finally caved in to trying the famous “as seen on tv” WEN Hair care Cleansing conditioner in Sweet Almond Mint!
Here’s my BIG review on the WEN products by Chaz Dean I purchased: Wen Cleaning Conditioner, Wen Styling Comb, Wen Styling Cream, Wen Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment, and Wen Texture Balm.
I’ve also included how I went about using each product for best results! BONUS I also included a 7 day WEN Challenge!
WEN Hair Review – Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner:
This is my WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner Review. I’ve been using the Wen hair care system for 6 months now! I’m LOVING the WEN Cleaning conditioner in the Sweet Almond Mint scent.
I’m giving this product a Four out of Five Stars.
I’ve known about this WEN cleaning conditioner hair care system for about five years and didn’t want to try it because of the price. The introductory kit is about $30.00 USD.
I finally decided to give WEN a try after watching a tv segment on the QVC channel.
Did you know ? WEN one of the most popular holiday beauty gifts.
Have you seen Chaz Dean on QVC?
I had fun watching all the before and after model comparison photos. The founder of the product, Chaz Dean seemed genuinely enthusiastic about his product and I did learn some new hair facts.
Pssst… by the way they make 1 Gallon sizes.
The one gallon sizes are usually sold during the holiday season since they make great gifts!
You know that magic ingredient that creates bubbles and luxurious lather? Well, it’s not good for you or your hair! I learned that this ingredient is called, sodium laurel sulfate and it causes irritation to your hair and scalp.
This chemical is responsible for causing dried out hair and itchy scalps….yuck. BTW I found it cheaper on Ebay 😉 I didn’t want to commit to QVC to make the purchase because of the auto-ship plan.
WEN Hair Review Tip: Buy it online ebay or amazon if you want to stock up and save $.
So my first impression opening the bottle… the smell. MMMmm. Minty!
Wow, WEN has a very “herbal” “natural” and in this case a strong minty fresh smell. The Sweet Almond Mint is the only one I’ve tried so far. I have to admit that I LOVE the smell!
Ok, my fiance loves the smell even more. (thank goodness)
Using the Pump
The pump is a great design for this product because the cleansing conditioner is very thick. You’d have a hard time getting that out of the bottle without the pump.
How many pumps of the Wen cleansing conditioner do you use?
Reading the directions I thought the amount of product they recommend I use was exaggerated. 10-15 pumps?
I didn’t need that many pumps and I have very long hair (3o inches of hair). I assume this is for a newbie that needs to get the hang of evenly spreading this through the hair. Or perhaps for very thick curly luxurious hair that I don’t have.
The Weirdest thing about WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
The only thing that takes a long time to get used to is the fact that the Wen Cleansing conditioner doesn’t lather! Ahhh! It felt so weird at first. I felt like I was putting toothpaste into my hair because of the fresh minty smell.
The Wen felt very refreshing on my scalp and made my hair feel like it was being nourished. I LOVE the fact WEN does not have harsh chemicals that are bad for your scalp and hair.
The whole time I was moving the product through my hair, I felt like my hair was being quenched with natural goodness. I chose the sweet almond mint to do the WEN Hair Review because it’s good for all hair types.
The best Way How to Use WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner:
I had the most luck with Wen, when I combed my hair out before washing, and parted my hair down the middle. This way you can really work the product all the way down into the thirsty ends of your hair. I wet my hair very thoroughly and rinsed my scalp before “pumping” the WEN.
Then I took two pumps and massaged it into my scalp, adding a dash of water to spread it around my head working with my fingertips to remove any dirt and buildup of oils on my scalp.
Once I felt my scalp was fresh and clean, I rinsed some of the product down into the middle of my hair and took four pumps for the middle length of my hair.
Working it into the hair sections by squeezing the hair together and pulling it gently down to my ends, finger combing it in gently, I grab my hair tie loosely tuck my hair into a bun and let the ingredients soak in for five minutes.
This is when I move onto cleaning my face and the rest of my body. When I’m done, I undo my hair tie and my hair feels really hydrated and slippery. I gently rinse it out and repeat touching my scalp to make sure there’s no residue on there.
At this point my hair feels amazingly well conditioned and my hair lays straight, long and flat against my back. This is when I make the decision to either add more product to my hair (only if it feels like I missed some spots) or to gently pat out the excess water.
I noticed that my hair is so well hydrated and healthy feeling, that the hair shaft is sealed and any stray hairs that I may have shed during the day will easily slip down and collect at the ends of my hair.
WEN Hair Review TIP: Don’t use more than you feel you need, the directions are exaggerated for newbies.
My Mom and especially my fiance noticed my hair had more shine and volume that same day! My long hair didn’t look weighed down, it actually looked like I had more body. I was sold on the WEN system starting day one!
The next day my hair still felt hydrated and I didn’t need to wash it. I added some of the styling cream for anti-frizz insurance protection and I loved the smell too.
A little goes a long way. It’s very hydrating and actually refreshes your hair. The hair wax/balm smelled the strongest (very good) and you only need a little. This weighs down any stubborn “fly aways.” My hair looks so touchable and luxurious after I use all these steps.
In conclusion, after using WEN for 6 months, I admit that I love the WEN Cleansing Conditioner and I would recommend it to anyone that wants to splurge on their hair care.
I’ve already ordered more of the Sweet Almond Mint cleansing conditioner from ebay! I will never use a hair product that has sodium laurel sulfate in it! My WEN Hair Review hair tip: If this product is too expensive for you to use everyday, this is a great product to save and use on special events.
Will I use this comb? Nope -Wen Styling Comb:
I was disappointed with the WEN styling comb. The Wen comb is very thick and has a unique texture. I didn’t like it for my long hair at all. It didn’t feel comfortable in my hand.
I guess I was expecting a bigger comb. This came with the Wen kit and I thought it would be good for untangling snarls but I feel a long tooth comb is better.
I don’t recommend this comb for anyone because of the way it fits in the hand is not comfortable. This one Wen product sadly found its way into my notorious Beauty Junk Drawer!
Who wants it? WEN Hair Review tip: Nothing special about the comb, save your money and order a kit without it.
Amazing -Wen Styling Cream:
I love this WEN styling cream! It smells amazing, smooths out and refreshes my hair by lightly hydrating it.
Usually, I will put a little of this in my hair if I’m wearing it down, it adds incredible shine and revives the moisture right away. I would recommend this to anyone as a nice hair “pick-me-up” even if they don’t use the other Wen products.
If you have very dry, brittle hair , you’ll defiantly be enjoying this! WEN Hair Review Tip: Don’t use too much, it will make your hair look greasy! A little goes a LONG way!
Deep moisture -Wen Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment:
I love this moisturizing hair treatment/mask. I’m going to refer to this as a mask, because you need to leave it in for thirty minutes to get the full effect. I like to actually put this in my hair before I wash it.
I’ll go into the bathroom and wet my hair slightly damp and then apply this treatment starting at my ends and work my way up to the mid length of my hair. The results: super moisturized hair that will even “straighten” out your hair slightly, weighs it down making your hair look longer and not feel greasy.
My hair really looked longer overall! I didn’t apply this to my roots because I want some volume around my face frame. I highly recommend you try this and use it weekly.
This conditioner adds incredible shine and softness! I have a hair tutorial How to get Shiny Hair using this WEN re moist intensive hair treatment! ALSO, for a BONUS, I use this to treat and Repair Bleached Damaged Hair <– Read my tips to repair bleached hair! WEN Hair Review Tip: Use this weekly!
Add body and SHINE – Wen Texture Balm:
This product, I don’t use as often as I should because you have to take extra time to warm it up before you can use it, overall it’s a great product.
“got fly aways?” Use this if you have some “fly aways” it really calms them down and keeps your hair in place! I don’t like that I have to rub this into the palm of my hand and wait for it to slightly melt into an oil.
Take that and gently glide down the top sides of your head. Then I’ll take my boar bristle brush and brush my hair down to get rid of those “fly aways” Works great.
The only thing I don’t like is the palm of my hand has an oily/waxy feel. Smells the strongest of the Wen products and it smells amazing! I would recommend this Wen Texture Balm to anyone who has a lot of bothersome “fly aways.” WEN Hair Review Tip: A little goes a long way!
WEN Hair Review: “Overall I love this Wen hair care system and I recommend it for all hair types. ” – Jen
The overall immediate benefits of the Wen hair care system:
- Moisturized hair
- Hair elasticity enhanced
- Healthy scalp – no itch
- Hair has more volume
- Hair looks longer
- Nourishes Scalp for growth
- Shiny Hair!
- Hair grows faster
- Hair feels moist for days
WEN Hair Review – 7 Day WEN CHALLENGE:
First day: It was difficult getting used to the cleansing conditioner. I felt like I was putting tooth paste into my hair. I could feel my hair was in shock, all the herbal ingredients were working on my scalp and soaking into my hair. Couldn’t use the wen comb, didn’t like it.
Second day: I could see a difference how silky my hair looked and it felt more heavy or moisturized.
Third day: I used the wen conditioner with the WEN Re Moist conditioner and my hair felt very well hydrated after the shower.
Fourth day: I used the the WEN styling cream and texture balm, my family noticed mt hair was glistening in the sun and looked gorgeous.
Fifth day: I used the Wen cleaning conditioner and noticed how smooth my hair was on the final rinse. I think this is because my hair was really healthy now.
Sixth day: I found myself twirling my hair and I could feel the elasticity in my hair again, something I haven’t had in years since I bleached my hair!
Seventh day: I used all the Wen products and didn’t need as much cleansing conditioner because my hair adjusted. I feel confident writing a WEN Hair Review because I used it for 6 months.
My hair felt like it went through a transformation. Because my hair became so well hydrated, it looked like the moisture allowed my hair to relax and lay straight, looking like my hair grew inches in one week! Anyone with dry frizzy hair knows what I’m taking about! 😉
Have any questions or want to share a WEN Hair Review Tip: Please comment below! 🙂 Read all about WEN on their website: http://www.wen.com/
Thanks for reading my WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner Review Thanks! -Jen