I'm officially a Wen girl now and have been for about four months, but already I am hooked. Such a great product-these cleansing conditioners. I have a hair type that is extremely unusual in the sense that it is of fine coverage with strands that are actually quite thick. Because of this, I find it beneficial to use two different formulas of the cleansing conditioner one for my scalp and one for the midshaft and ends. This formula is my mid-shaft to ends one and it is perfect. I'm still curious as to which one will be the best for my crown/scalp area, as I have been using the Cucumber Aloe for that area but wonder if the Tea Tree formula would work better considering I have a very dry scalp and the Cucumber can actually be rather astringent at times. But anyway, I still consider the Sweet Almond Mint to be my favorite of the ones of the cleansing conditioners I've tried, the others being of course the Cucumber Aloe and the Lavender, the lavender I did not like at all. The sweet almond mint fragrance is amazing for one and for another, the formula is a perfect consistency for my hair type and density, neither being creamy without being heavy. One thing everyone should know with this product, as with all cleansing conditioners, is that the formulas NEVER lather, which makes it better for your hair, as there is no stripping involved in the washing process, which is good for everyone but especially for those with color-treated or chemically processed tresses. Awesome product. Can't put into words how much I love this and this brand in general. Reviews will come for the styling creme, replenishing mist (fave Wen product) and the Remoist deep conditioner!
I have only used this as a cleanser once, and had nice results, but I would never use this as a regular shampoo. You get a lot of product, but you're also expected to use a lot - you're probably paying at least a dollar or two a wash if you have long or thick hair. Instead, I prefer to use it as a leave-in conditioner. Just one pump makes my thick, curly hair smoother, softer, shinier, healthier feeling, and more manageable, and it replaces the two or so products I used to use on my hair while damp. It also really coats the hair and takes a bit to absorb, which I love because most leave ins soak immeadeately and provide few benefits, whereas this truly mositurizes. Also, a bottle will last forever when used this way!
I recently bought the 30 supply of the sweet almond mint cleansing conditioner, and sent it back after just two uses. I hate this stuff! The first time I used it my hair was shiny, clean, and had more body than it has had in a long time. But after about two hours my hair looked like a grease pit. The second time I used it my hair felt dry and brittle and had a very waxy texture to it. Not good. I would not recommend buying this at all.
This is not a shampoo. This is a conditioner. A very expensive conditioner that doesn't clean your hair. Don't kid yourself. I got a sample of this in my myglam bag.
It feels really waxy when you put it on in the shower and you have to use a TON of product to get the full effect. I'd say it's a decent conditioner, but for someone like me who gets oily hair, it does NOT clean. Do not recommend.
If your hair feels GREASY and WAXY after using this product, 1: You did not use enough of the product to fully cleanse your hair, or massage it in long enough. 2: you didn't rinse it out for 2 minutes, rinse completely, because it was cleansing your hair. 3: You MUST Repeat, with half as much product and massage into your scalp and mostly into the ends and comb through and leave it on for 5 min to condition it. I can go 3-4 days before I have to wash again. I wear skin weft Tape On Extensions and they Stay IN when using this and I can massage my scalp easier because of the pump delivery, I can put a tiny amount on my finger and place it right between my extensions onto my scalp, then splash water all over after slathering the product all over first, THIS will make it easy to massage it in, I do this for about 2 min, then put it up and finish my shower. I sometimes don't REPEAT, due to time, and it still works great for me. I use one pump for a leave in conditioner and also use one pump of the styling creme all while in the shower, I barely need a towel when I'm done. If you don't love it , give it another chance, you are just not using it right. I have very oily hair with dried out ends that are very fragile.
I feel suckered into falling for this. I was convinces I'd have amazing hair like they did in the infomercials, this isnt anything special. This is JUST a conditioner. It doesnt cleanse like a shampoo like they make you believe. Im just glad I followed the advice of a make up alley member below and took the trial offer. Id be pissed if I payed more than 10 for this!
Followed the directions perfectly and was very satisfied with the results upon blow-drying and styling my hair. Wen left it silky smooth with a bunch of texture (for my flat, thin hair). BUT within 2 hours, my hair was greasier than its ever been before and looked gross. I had to re-shower in the morning with my salon brand shampoo and conditioner to remove the grease. Weary about my jumping to conclusions, I tried it again, and just as before it was so greasy at my roots in such a short period of time. My initial reaction is that I love this stuff, but a short while after my hair is a grease ball. Smells great, but does not work for my fine, thin, straight & slightly oily hair.
This product is HORRIBLE!!!!!! Awful, awful, awful! Do Not waste your money on this piece of garbage! It smells nice, but that is all it has going for it. Wen not only made my hair feel weighed down after washing with it but my hair looked more dirty than when I began. I actually ended up needing to use dry shampoo after washing my hair with Wen because of how dirty and awful it looked. I may as well have washed my hair with dirt. Not only did my hair not look and feel dirty but it also made my hair fall out! No..I'm not bald all of a sudden but I certainly had waayy more hair loss during my shower than is normal for me. This product sucks. You couldn't make it any worse if you tried. I will be sticking to my Bed Head shampoo and conditioner routine. Ugh, I can't even fully describe how horrible this product is!
First of all, I LOVED the way my hair looked after using this product. Shiny and beautiful, and it did not make me oily like others. This is how I applied for amazing results: I did still use my regular shampoo on my scalp, rinsed- then slathered the wen all over my hair (including scalp), let sit for 5 or so minutes, then lightly rinsed out ONLY the product at my roots. For the remainder of my hair, I only combed through lightly with my fingers so I did not remove all the product. It left a wonderful silky texture and I felt this method is what kept me from feeling greasy, yet still allowed my hair to benefit from the product.
HOWEVER...after using this product for one day, my skin (legs, arms, belly) broke out into a horribly itchy rash. Doctor said its definitely an allergic reaction. The ONLY thing I had changed in t daily routine was the Wen. Although this statement has not been approved by the FDA (lol), I truly believe the wen was the culprit. I briefly read that others have experienced allergic reactions to the gluten in the product.
So, I'm sad to say I can't continue to use this product, even though I loved it. My co-worker has also been using it and has had only positive results. Again, I don't know for sure that the wen caused my reaction, but just be aware when you try it! Especially if you have gluten sensitivity!
Note: I just found out their pomegranate cleansing conditioner is gluten-free. So this may be an alternative!
Ok girls, all the people who have had issues is because you have to COMPLETLY rinse the stuff before leaving the shower. I made the same mistake and hated it but then I took it all off, cleansed it well and I gotta tell you, this stuf is amazing. Really works. Love it!!!!