In the early 90’s, Chaz Dean was creating buzz via infomercials with his classic cleansing conditioners, that do not contain sodium laurel sulfate or other damaging detergents found in shampoos, and claiming that you will never need to shampoo your hair again. What!? I couldn’t grasp the concept of not washing my hair with a shampoo, and lathering with all those luxurious bubbles. Washing my hair with a lathering, bubbly shampoo was my personal confirmation and gratification, feeling that ‘squeaky clean’, and removing all the styling product build-up, before following with a conditioner, and a leave-in conditioner. The thought of using one product to wash, condition and as my leave-in conditioner was baffling and I needed to know more…
Being the curious girl I am, I watched a WEN infomercial in its entirety, and was convinced enough to purchase over the phone. There was definitely a learning curve to using WEN cleansing conditioner, even when following the instructions. Because of the lack of lather, and using twice as many pumps of WEN cleansing conditioner than I had previously used with shampoo and conditioner combined, I initially felt like I was wasting money and product because I would either use too much or too little, which left me feeling like I should go back to shampoo and conditioner.
Eventually, I found that the right amount of cleansing conditioner pumps for my waist length, fine hair is four ‘golf ball sized’ pumps. One for the crown, one (split) for each side, and two for the middle to ends. After massaging into my scalp, and working through my hair with enough water to create a creamy froth, I comb the cleansing conditioner through from scalp to ends with a WEN wide tooth comb that I keep in the shower and clip my hair on top of my head to get a deeper condition from the steam/heat. When its time to rinse, I massage the product from my hair AND scalp, while standing under cool or tepid water (never hot). If you do not rinse your scalp and hair thoroughly, there will be residual product, which could plug your hair follicles and create undesired ‘greasy’ scalp and hair.
Two of my most used and favorite cleansing conditioners are Bamboo Green Tea & Six Thirteen that I purchase from QVC when they’re available in June or October each year.
The cleansing conditioners work wonders, but when I began using other WEN products in my hair care routine, I’ve experienced the most positive transformation in my hair like I never thought was possible, and receive compliments on my 40-year old hair more now than I did when I was younger. The superstars for me personally, which I highly suggest you incorporate into your WEN routine are the Re-Moist Mask, Intensive Treatment Oil, and Styling Creme.
Please read on if you’re interested to know more about WEN, and comment below! I would love to know your thoughts about WEN; if you’ve used it or not, and anything else you would like to share.
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Cleansing Conditioner, 16oz.
What is it: A revolutionary step toward beautiful, healthy, shiny hair. WEN cleansing conditioner replaces shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler, leave-in conditioner, and even shaving cream.
Who is it for: All hair types.
Why is it different: WEN cleansing conditioner is detergent-free, yet gently cleanses and moisturizes.
How do I use it: WEN cleansing conditioner should be applied in four sections: crown, nape, ends on the right, and ends on the left. For hair above your ears, use a minimum of 12 pumps (three pumps per section). For hair above your shoulders, use a minimum of 16 pumps (four pumps per section). For hair down to your shoulders, use a minimum of 24 pumps (six pumps per section). For hair past your shoulders, use a minimum of 32 pumps (eight pumps per section). For hair to your mid-back, use a minimum of 40 pumps (10 pumps per section). For thicker/coarser hair, increase amount of pumps in order to thoroughly cleanse the scalp and hydrate ends. Please see FAQ tab for more specific information and approximate pumps per bottle.
Restorative Volumizing Treatment Spray -spray either at your roots for extra lift, or 8″ to 12″ away from head for extra body and volume. For maximum results, use a blow-dryer with a nozzle and style as desired.
Nourishing Mousse -apply to soaking wet hair, before or after WEN Styling Creme (not included). Distribute evenly throughout your hair and style as desired.
Re-Moist Mask-Developed after years of perfecting the treatment in Chaz’s Hollywood salon, the WEN Restorative Re-Moist Mask is a rich blend of oils and extracts that work together to help nourish and hydrate the hair.
How do I use it: after cleansing with desired cleansing conditioner and rinsing thoroughly, apply Re-Moist Mask liberally to clean, wet hair. Comb through, clip hair up, and leave on for 30 to 45 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and style as desired. You can also use the Re-Moist Mask as an overnight treatment.
Intensive Treatment Oil -WEN treatment oils are universal and can be used on all hair and skin types. This treatment oil utilizes an extremely beneficial blend of highly sought-after exotic oils to help maintain and restore the integrity of your hair, scalp, and body while also providing the ultimate treatment for achieving bouncy, shiny, beautiful and manageable hair.
How do I use it: When using in the bath, apply two to four full droppers in water. When using on your body, apply one to two full droppers to skin after showering and before drying off for an incredibly hydrating body oil. When using on your hair, apply one to two drops to dry, styled hair for extra hydration. Apply two to four full droppers to scalp as an overnight treatment.
Nourishing Treatment Spray -Infused with natural ingredients, this spray transforms dull, flat, lifeless hair into luxurious, shiny hair. This nourishing spray is designed to bring out your hair’s full potential–not only adding volume and body but also targeting stress-related and environmental issues.
How do I use it: For rich moisture, gleaming shine, and body with hold, WEN by Chaz Dean’s amazing styling creme works great on straight, wavy, and curly hair. The virtually weightless formula offers the benefits of a leave-in conditioner, polishing gloss, and gel in one product. Use it as a heat-protectant from damage caused by styling tools and to help tame hair from frizz when drying naturally.
Styling Cream –How do I use it: After cleansing, apply appropriate amount of WEN Styling Creme to the mid-shaft and ends of wet hair. Style as desired. For fine hair, use one to two pumps, and for medium to coarse hair, use two to four pumps. For coarser, ethnic, or curly hair, use four to eight pumps, as well as mixing in a few drops of desired hair oil, not included. Prior to towel drying, to help avoid frizz, it’s recommended to apply Styling Creme immediately after your leave-in conditioner while still in the shower. You can use either paper towels or cotton pillowcases to squeeze out extra water. Use half of a pump on dry, styled hair to calm flyaways. The result is weightless, shiny, smooth, healthy, and manageable hair.
Restorative Nourishing Mousse -Nourishing Mousse adds the look of increased volume, shine, and smoothness to any hair type or texture. This formula contains peptides, bamboo water, and four tea and glossing complexes unique to this styling mousse. How do I use it: Apply to soaking wet hair and distribute evenly. Style as desired.
Ultra Nourishing Body Cleansing Creme –How do I use it: Use loofah or bath sponge of choice to wash your way to silky smooth skin. Nourish your body with WEN by Chaz Dean Ultra Nourishing Body Cleansing Creme, available in your choice of Chaz’s Six Thirteen or Three Nineteen formulas. Both are infused with essential oils and extracts to add that extra depth of moisture to your skin.
TIP: WEN cleansing conditioners are multi-tasking products! In addition to cleansing/conditioning your hair, use them as body cleansers, as a facial cleanser with a Clarisonic or FOREO cleansing device… and for shaving!
When travelling, take a 16oz. cleansing conditioner on vacation, and it will be the only product you need for cleansing hair, face and body.
The WEN® Pink Jasmine Peony is a special edition scent, created by Chaz! This all-new Cleansing Conditioner is for a limited time during the month of February each year, and has the same treatment levels as the seasonals collection.
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Jasmine Flower Extract, Peony Extract, Vanilla Bean Fruit Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Lavender Extract, Green Tea Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, White Tea Leaf Extract, Rooibos Red Tea Extract, Black Tea Leaf Extract, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Goji Fruit Extract, Acai Fruit Extract, Chamomile Flower/Leaf Extract, Marigold Flower Extract, Seaweed Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Wild Cherry Fruit Extract, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, L-Valine, L-Threonine, L-Proline, L-Isoleucine, L-Phenylaline, L-Histidine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Arginine, L-Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Cetyl Alcohol, Menthol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Glycerin, PCA, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Amodimethicone, Carbomer, Polysorbate-60, Polysorbate-20, Tetrasodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.
Description, ingredients and directions for Bamboo Green Tea Cleansing Conditioner:
Bamboo Green Tea Cleansing Conditioner is agentle formula made with rice protein designed to work on all hair types; contains peptides and amino acids, and is an incredibly revitalizing formula designed to bring out the best in your hair. Combining an exclusive, antioxidant rich green, black, white and red tea complex with an exclusive bamboo water complex rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and silica essential for hair growth, WEN® Bamboo Green Tea is a nutrient-rich infusion for your hair. Chaz designed this formula from the ground up to repair, protect and strengthen your hair while improving elasticity, volume and shine in all hair types and textures.
What is it: WEN’s Bamboo Green Tea Cleansing Conditioner is a rice-based formula.
Who is it for: Bamboo Green Tea is designed for all hair types and can be used on people of all ages.
Why is it different: Bamboo water and tea complexes are unique to WEN, along with amino acids and peptides.
How do I use it: Apply the Cleansing Conditioner to your scalp and hair, adding a splash of water to evenly distribute. Massage thoroughly into hair and leave on for the remainder of your shower. Rinse thoroughly and completely. As a leave-in conditioner, apply half of a pump to one pump to soaking wet hair, depending on hair length and texture. For best results, cleanse, rinse, and repeat.
Description, Ingredients and directions for Six Thirteen Cleansing Conditioner:
WEN SIXTHIRTEEN® was designed to boost shine and deep treat all hair types. Infused with soy and quinoa protein and amino acid blend, it restores strength and elasticity to hair. Added oils and extracts like ginger and lotus flower nourish your hair and scalp. We’ve also made it wheat and nut-free for those with gluten and nut allergies. WEN SIXTHIRTEEN® is the indulgence your hair has been waiting for.
Six Thirteen Daily Cleansing Treatment with a blend of 11 amino acids to help restore strength and elasticity to hair. The unique combination of more than 25 natural oils and extracts helps to nourish your hair and scalp, making Six Thirteen perfect for those with sensitive skin. Full of luxurious ingredients, Six Thirteen is the indulgence your hair has been waiting for.
Who is it for: Six Thirteen is designed for all hair types and can be used on people of all ages.
Why is it different: Six Thirteen is ideal for cleansing and hydrating the scalp and hair.
How do I use it: Rinse your hair thoroughly and completely with cool water. Apply enough Daily Cleansing Treatment to thoroughly coat your hair from scalp to ends. Make sure you are using enough to saturate the hair and scalp.
For short hair, use a minimum of six to eight pumps. For medium-length hair, use a minimum of eight to 10 pumps. For long hair, use a minimum of 10 to 12 pumps. For really long hair, use a minimum of 12 to 14 pumps.
Add a splash of water–this is very important to help evenly distribute the Daily Cleansing Treatment through your hair. Comb through with a wide-tooth comb and clip up hair for the remainder of the shower. To ensure maximum cleansing and conditioning, Chaz recommends that you cleanse, rinse, and repeat, using half the pumps for the first cleanse and the remaining pumps for the second cleanse. The longer you leave it on, the better. Rinse thoroughly with cool water and apply a dime-sized amount to soaking-wet hair from mid-shaft to ends as a leave-in conditioner.
FTC: Some of the products shown and mentioned in this post were purchased by me, and some were received complimentary from WEN through Behrman PR, in return for my evaluation and review, but all opinions are 100% honest and my own. This review may contain affiliate links. My opinion and this review are based on my personal experience with the brand/products and is not influenced by the brand or its affiliates. The overall description of the products and benefits were adapted or taken from information from QVC and Chaz Dean websites.