How would you like to have one hair care product that not only cleans and conditions your hair, but also acts as a deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditoner? Wouldn’t that be great?
Well, that 5–in-1 hair care product is now in the Philippines. It’s Wen Cleansing Conditioner, formulated by US-based celebrity stylist Chaz Dean, in cooperation with Guthy Renker, the same company that produced Proactiv Solution.
I got to be one of the few to first try Wen Cleansing Conditioner before it hits the shelves in the Philippines.
I was given a trial size of the Sweet Almond Mint variant (the other is Pomegranate) of Wen Cleansing Conditioner. The product looks like your ordinary conditioner, but does a lot more than an ordinary shampoo and conditioner combined.
I have short, straight, fine hair. My hair and scalp tends to be dry because I shampoo a lot. I also use a conditioner, but maybe not as often as I should. You see I don’t like having to use different products one after another. As much as possible I’d like to use one product only at one time when it comes to facial and body care. So I’m really a fan of those 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 products. But my hair and scalp didn’t like the previous shampoo-and-conditioner-in-one that I have tried before.
So I’m glad that there’s a new one to try.
I like it that Wen Cleansing Conditioner is a sulfate-free product. While sulfates have good cleansing properties, they tend to be harsh on our hair, making our hair dry and dull. Instead of sulfates and other chemicals, Wen uses natural ingredients that are equally, or more effective in cleansing and conditioning our hair.
I like the cool, minty feel in my scalp. The mild fragrance is a plus, as I am allergic to strong smells, however fragrant and sweet they may be. Not having lather when cleansing your hair takes some getting used to, but having less chemicals in my system is more important. Besides, I feel that my hair is thoroughly clean with Wen. And after a long day, my hair retained its sheen
The only drawback that I see with this product is its price. At P995 for a 350ml bottle, it’s a lot more expensive than ordinary shampoos, and even a shampoo and conditioner combined. But for all the benefits derived from its natural ingredients as listed below, I think it may well be worth its price.
KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS: Sweet Almond Mint Variant
|Aloe Vera Gel||soothing, healing, moisturizing, anti-fungal, antibacterial properties.|
|Glycerin||provides moisturizing benefits is one of the best known humectants and has natural moisturizing factors.|
|Chamomile Extract||calming, soothing, with antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties. Also used for dry, flaky skin.|
|Cherry Bark||brings out the color, shine and softness in all shades of natural and color-treated hair. It will help manageability of hair.|
|Calendula Extract||helpful as an antiseptic, healing wounds and reducing inflammation.|
|Rosemary Extract||It stimulates hair growth and fights scalp problems. Helps with premature baldness. Has amazing antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties. Is a tonic, astringent, restorative herb.|
|Cetyl Alcohol||A fatty, moisturizing alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener and carrying agent for other ingredients. Derived naturally from coconut.|
|Panthenol .||acts as a penetrating moisturizer. Plumps & moisturizes hair shaft to make it appear thicker, reduces split ends, smoothens skin and strengthens hair as it seals in moisture|
|PEG-60 Almond Glycerides||with anti-irritant qualities, it contributes conditioning and glide to hair, as well as a conditioned feel to skin.|
|Menthol||has a local anesthetic and counter-irritant quality. Can also reduce itching and tenderness.|
|Sweet Almond Oil||excellent emollient, high in protein and fatty acids, ideal in the treatment of very dry, chapped skin. Having antiseptic properties, it heals and nourishes as it moisturizes the skin & hair without leaving a greasy residue.|
KEY INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS: Pomegranate Variant
|Pomegranate Extract||Has anti oxidant properties comparable to wine or green tea. It is also incredibly hydrating.|
|Hydrolized Soy Protein||Protein derived from Soya beans. Increases strength and manageability|
|Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice||Healing, moisturizing, anti fungal, antibacterial properties|
|Rosemary Extract||Amazing antioxidant properties, stimulates hair growth and fight scalp problems|
|Chamomile extract||Calming, soothing with antibiotic and anti inflammatory properties. Also used for dry and flaky skin|
|Marigold Extract||Helpful as an antiseptic, healing wounds and reducing inflammation/|
|Menthol||Has local anesthetic and counter-irritant qualities. Can also reduce itching and tenderness|
|Wild Cherry Fruit Extract||Soothing and anti inflammatory|
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- Landline: 729-2222
- Globe Provincial: 1-800-8-729-8888
- PLDT Provincial: 1-800-10-889-4444
- Mobile No.: 0917-801-8888
When it becomes available, go try it and see and feel the difference. Wen Cleansing Conditioner may very well be the end of ordinary shampoo.