Friday, February 8, 2013

As I Am Coconut Cowash vs. Wen Fig Cleansing Conditioner

The Battle of the Cleansing Conditioners.

I recently purchased both of these products to become acquainted with using cleansing conditioners. These two products I have heard a lot about and I wanted to see how they would work with my hair. I have used them for over a month now so I am ready to share with you my experience...

I started with purchasing As I Am Coconut Cowash from Sally's Beauty Supply Store. The first time that I tried it I wasn't too thrilled with the outcome. I thought I would be head over heels for this product, especially after I opened the jar and fell in love with the smell. But after using it a couple of times I didn't particularly like the way that it made my hair feel. It felt stripped but sort of waxy. I couldn't detangle my hair like I imagined I should've been able hair was just blah.

I kept using it though...not sure of why.

Then I ordered Wen Fig Cleansing Conditioner off of When it arrived my hair was actually straightened so I had to wait a week to use it for the first time. I hated the smell. But loved the convenience of the pump (versus the As I am Coconut Cowash jar). My hair felt similar to how it felt with the As I Am Coconut Cowash. Not as waxy. Definitely couldn't tangle my hair with this product. Neither product quite did it for me.

Until I read the product instructions of Wen. The instructions state to leave the product in the hair for 3-5 minutes. This definitely did it for me. My hair felt way better than it felt when I used it the first time without leaving it in for even 30 seconds. I found that both products worked a bit better leaving them in longer.

Am I ultimately as impressed with the cleansing conditioner concept as I thought I would be? Nah. I think that I get the same, if not better, results from using a conditioner co-wash. Also, I think that since I am already washing my hair 3 times a week, I am not in dire need of using a cleansing conditioner. I will be using the cleansing conditioners about once a month but that's about it.

Have you had a good experience with using cleansing conditioners? If you have or have not, please share below!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Second Day(dream) Hair

I finally did it ya'll! I achieved second day hair that I actually like! And it was cake!

All I did was dampen my hair in the shower, and reapply my products in larger sections (Tresemme Naturals, Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls, and Shea Butter mix ).

It cut my drying time in half. My hair was almost completely dry in about 15 minutes (versus the 45 minutes that it usually takes).

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Back to Normal

My definition of normal that is...

Currently using:
Tresemme Naturals Conditioner (as leave in)
Miss Jessies Pillow Soft Curls (as styler)
Raw Shea Butter and oils combo (as "sealer")