I received the Wen Cleansing Conditioner in a goody bag quite a while back, and completely ignored it as I mistook it’s use; I thought it was a cleansing conditioner like a volumising conditioner or a moisturising conditioner, in that I believed it to be a part of a shampoo/conditioning duo, and regular readers will know that I don’t like to try one without the other! It was only when I was having one of my sort-outs that I realised it was actually a standalone product that performed the job of both a shampoo and a conditioner in a gentle fashion.
You get a big ol’ bottle of product and it’s available in different flavours such as Sweet Almond Mint and Lavender, but I think these are just the way they smell rather than providing any specific benefits. I have the Pomegranate flavour which is gently fruity with a slight undercurrent of mint that I guess does the cleansing. Surprisingly this has proved to be a very good match for my hair, which is fine but there’s quite a bit of it, plus it’s processed and coloured. You saturate your hair with water, then use a huge glob of product that you aggressively work through hair. It has the consistency of conditioner so you won’t snag hair and can be pretty brutal with working it around your scalp. I use around 10 pumps which I do at the start of my shower, before washing it off at the end. It rinses out really easily and hair feels fantastic afterwards; clean, fresh, soft yet without any greasiness. At the moment, this is the product I reach for as an everyday wash, but if my hair hasn’t been washed in a couple of days then I tend to use a duo instead. I like this very much and I think I’ll be trying out the other scents soon. I can’t seem to find the Pomegranate variant online, but the other flavours are here – link – with prices starting at £27.