It’s been two weeks since I’ve received the items in the August Natural VoxBox from Influenster’s VoxBox Program, and I’ve decided to write more in-depth individual reviews on the 2 products that I really liked in the box.
The first item is Wen Cleansing Conditioner. This is the product that really wowed me with the first use. I’m very happy to receive this through the Influenster VoxBox program, because I’m not sure that I would have discovered this product by myself.
When I first saw the Wen Cleansing Conditioner, I thought it was a conditioner that is supposed to be used after shampoo. It was only after I read the card that came with the box that I realized that it’s actually a multiple-use product. It cleanses and conditions the hair in the bath, but it can also be used as a leave-in conditioner. Personally, I find it a little too gunky to be used as a leave-in conditioner, but I have very fine hair. Perhaps those lucky ladies with thicker hair will find it more suitable to use it that way.
As I’ve said previously in my Biosilk Silk Therapy review, I have very fine hair that tangles easily. Thus, I find it necessary to use some form of hair treatment/oil every morning or it’ll be extremely painful for me to comb my hair and it would resemble some form of bird’s nest. However, after using Wen, I find that my hair actually remained smooth and tangle-free after wash! It’s actually quite amazing; I felt the results immediately in the shower. And the next morning, I realized that I can actually skip the hair treatment when combing my hair. One less morning step = yay, more time for sleep.
After a week of daily use though, I found that my hair returned to normal somewhat. It wasn’t as silky as the first use and some hair oil was necessary in the morning. So I tried switching up shampoos and using Wen every alternate day. It worked better that way, I’m not quite sure why – perhaps my hair got used to the formula? I also found that you really have to let it sit in your hair for at least three minutes before rinsing it off. This can be a little difficult for me – I have no patience and tend to hop in and out of the shower. Still, it’s definitely worth it for the results you get.
I love that it can also be used as a hair mask. I’ve been using Alterna caviar hair mask, but did not find it working as well as I hope. I used Wen once and again, the results are amazing. I basically comb the product through my hair, wrapped my hair up in a shower cap, let it sit for 20-30 minutes (while I go about doing my thing), rinsed it off after – and tada! beautiful, manageable silky strands.
Scent-wise, the cleansing conditioner is called Sweet Almond Mint, I definitely felt the cooling effect of the mint, but I don’t really smell almond – which is a good thing because I don’t like almonds. But I do like the scent, it’s light though and doesn’t really last long.
All in all, I’m very happy with this product. It’s a big bottle and looks like it’ll last a significant amount of time. However, it’s not for individual sale. Wen currently sells it as part of a 30 day hair care system that includes the Cleansing Conditioner, Styling Crème, Hair Treatment, Texture Balm and Comb. More information can be found at their website – http://www.notshampoo.com