Hello, I'm back again, this time to talk more about the Wen Hair Care System in it's most known formulation; Sweet Almond Mint. If you haven't seen the infomercial by now, then you must be living under a rock, or you don't have kids, and therefore you aren't up at the crack of dawn on Saturday mornings.
In any case let's do a quick run down; the Wen Hair Care System will wash and condition your hair in one step and no, it isn't a 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner. It's a whole different way of even thinking about hair care, you do not need shampoo, it is harmful to the overall health of your hair and scalp. Blame your shampoo for those numerous bad hair days you have, and ditch it! Wen is a cleansing conditioner, it's basically the consistency of a thick conditioner. It adds moisture, body, and shine. And it works on any type of hair.
You put it on wet hair, work it in, add a little water, and scrub your hair like you would with normal shampoo. Massage your scalp and make sure you work it in really well, and make sure you use enough, or your defeating the purpose. Now, leave it in your hair for the remainder of your shower. Rinsing the Wen cleansing conditioner out should be the last step of your shower, and you should rinse for 1-2 minutes. Once you've rinsed completely, take 1-2 pumps of Wen and put them in your hair as a leave-in. Done!
Let's make a few distinctions between what you're used to and Wen cleansing conditioner:
It will not lather, because it isn't shampoo. The harmful sulfates and detergents in shampoo are what make it lather, and therefore wash away the natural oils that your scalp produces and needs.
You have to use enough of it or your defeating the purpose, it does turn frothy or foamy, and you must make sure that you're using enough or you won't get your hair thoroughly cleansed.
You must make sure you rinse it completely. I know sometimes with normal shampoo and conditioner, you may not rinse your conditioner all the way out, so that your hair is soft. However, with Wen if you don't rinse it completely, you're not going to remove all the dirt that it is washing away.
I know there's a lot of talk on the internet about how pricey Wen is, however if you think about all the products that it replaces, it is completely cost effective. You'll no longer need to buy; shampoo, conditioner, leave-in, deep treatments, and some styling products. Wen costs around $30 a month, and I know I spend more than that on all those other products in a month.
If you have kids, and are constantly worrying about getting shampoo in their eyes, or wondering what chemicals your using to wash their hair, or they have allergies, then get Wen! Wen is so gentle, and effective.