Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cleansing Conditioners

First there was shampoo.

Then came sulfate free shampoo. The co-wash method was also introduced.

Now there are cleansing conditioners.

Talk about alternatives!

If you haven't heard of cleansing conditioners yet, the product "Wen" might ring a bell. Wen is the big named (and big priced) Grandmother of cleansing conditioners. This product and other cleansing conditioner products are used to gently cleanse the hair without stripping or drying it out.

After seeing a few Wen infomercials, I went onto QVC's website to purchase a bottle to try for myself.

Then I saw the price.


I personally cannot justify spending that much on a product that is going to be washed out of my hair seconds later. It's like sending money right down the drain.

I discovered (thankfully!) that there are some alternatives to Wen, such as:

As I Am - Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner

Darcy's Botanicals Daily Cleansing Conditioner Cream

L'Oreal Evercream Cleansing Conditioner

Hair One Cleansing Conditioner

Speaking of Hair One, I recently tried this product as my first experience with cleansing conditioners. I picked up a bottle of the Olive Oil Cleansing Conditioner from my local BSS (it's also sold at Sally's). I was very impressed. It left my hair soft and almost tangle-free. Two bonuses for me! I have been using it to gently cleanse my hair twice a week.

Of course I still have my eye on Grandmother Wen, maybe QVC will have a Black Friday sale lol...a girl can dream!

1 comment:

  1. LOL at the last paragraph! How about I just picked up the L'oreal one? It's cheaper than Hair One (which I loved) and I had good results with the Ever Pure sulfate free moisture shampoo when I tried it. We'll see!