I have been using WEN Fig cleansing conditioner for almost a year now so I don’t know what took me so long to write a review. Anyways, here it is and you must have guessed that it has worked pretty well for me. Let’s get to the point now…
As stated on the website : Fig Cleansing Conditioner has a rich, dense consistency and works exceptionally well to moisturize, hydrate and replenish dry, heat-damaged, color-treated, or dehydrated hair. Fig is universal and can be used on all hair types, but is ideal on thick, coarse, wavy and curly hair.
My experience with WEN Fig cleansing conditioner : I have always struggled with my hair since it’s dry, thick and wavy and tend to get poofy. Naturally, I opt for moisturizing/smoothing shampoos to nourish my dry strands and keep the volume down. When I first heard and read about WEN, it all sounded good for my dry hair and the list of ingredients was impressive indeed but I was still a little skeptical. Since Fig cleansing conditioner is meant for such not-so-well-behaved hair, I decided to give it a try. It does not lather up like regular shampoos and you need to work it through your hair by massaging properly. Follow the directions exactly to avoid greasy and not-so-clean hair. (you get a booklet with your package)
Pros of WEN Cleansing conditioner
- Very hydrating and leaves hair very soft, healthy and well-conditioned; much easier to style.
- Minimizes frizz and flyaways
- Helps hair color to last much longer without fading
- Free of sulfates and harsh detergents that strip moisture and natural oils from hair
- No need for a separate conditioner
Cons of WEN cleansing conditioner
- Very expensive
- You need a lot of product to get your hair really clean ; it takes about 15-20 pumps for my medium length (past my shoulders) hair and if you use all sorts of hair styling products each time after washing, you might need a clarifying shampoo in-between to get rid of the excessive product build-up.
Although it is recommended to be used as a leave-in conditioner as well after washing, I am not too fond of using it as a leave-in treatment. Overall, the product lives upto most of its claims and keeps my hair much softer and moisturized than all the other hydrating shampoos I have tried so far. This creamy cleanser also reduces unwanted volume which means my hair is less unruly/poofy. WEN cleansing conditioner has secured a permanent spot in my bathroom shelf and I keep coming back to Wen even though I tried a couple of other shampoos in the past few months.
Available at ChazDean.com, QVC.com and Amazon.com. I order mine from QVC since they offer the best price.
Have you tried any of WEN’s cleansing conditioners? How was your experience? Do tell!