Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: WEN by Chaz Dean Pomegranate 16 oz Cleansing Conditioner

So it's been forever since I last posted. I've been busy with finals, but FINALLY I'm done. SIGH. So I've been meaning to do a review on this for the longest time. Let's get started. 

Disclaimer: I received this product for free, but still honest reviews. 
What they say: What is it: A revolutionary step toward beautiful, healthy, shiny hair. This 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: This pomegranate cleansing conditioner is formulated to add moisture without weighing hair down. It effectively cleanses and hydrates hair without stripping or robbing it of its natural nutrients and oils.

How do I use it: Rinse hair thoroughly and completely with cool water for at least one minute. Cleansing conditioner should be applied in four sections--the crown of your head, the nape/back of head, ends to the left side of your hair, and ends to the right side of your hair. Add a splash of water to help evenly distribute through the ends and massage vigorously into scalp for two to three minutes. Comb through with a wide-tooth comb and clip hair up for the remainder of the shower. Leave on for at least three to five minutes The longer you leave it on the better for maximum results. Rinse with cool water thoroughly for one to two minutes by massaging your scalp and running your fingers through to the ends. While hair is soaking wet, apply one to three pumps as a leave-in conditioner starting from the back of the head through to the ends.

For hair above your ears, use a minimum of 16 pumps (4 pumps per section). For hair above your shoulders, use a minimum of 24 pumps (6 pumps per section). For hair down to your shoulders, use a minimum of 32 pumps (8 pumps per section). For hair past your shoulders use a minimum of 40 pumps (10 pumps per section). For hair to your mid-back use a minimum of 48 pumps (12 pumps per section). For thicker/coarser hair, increase amount of pumps in order to thoroughly cleanse the scalp and hydrate ends. If you choose to rinse and repeat, use half the amount of suggested pumps for each cleansing.

What I say: 

Geez that's some description. Phew. 

Smell/Texture: It's strangely light for a conditioner. It's creamy and it kinda looks like lotion. Like, it doesn't just gush all over your hand like V05 conditioners. Also, it's pretty scary to see "USE 300000000000 PUMPS FOR YOUR HAIR". It's because it comes in a pump thing so one pump is like a pump of handsoap in public bathrooms. I have medium long hair and I found that 10-12 pumps is fine. This one smells like... fruit and mint. Ew. I like fruit, and i like mint, but not together. 

Effectiveness: I've been using it for 3 weeks without anything else (like biosilk... yes i use shampoo lol) and my hair is pretty shiny. It's softer, but not amazing. At first, I was worried that when they said to rub it into your scalp and head that it would make my hair really oily and gross. Usually I use conditioner only on the ends because if I don't then my hair needs to be washed in like a day. It's pretty light but moisturizing. If I had fine/thin hair, i wouldn't use that much. It might prove to be TOO heavy then. 

Price: 28 dollars. What the fuck. Geez. It's the same size as a v05 bottle at the drugstore. I'm already 1/4 of the way through in like 3 weeks. It's expensive. 

Recommended: Even though the price is borderline extortion, I still will recommend this. It's useful. I like it. I mean I can't afford to buy this again, but if you have money to spend, get it.

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