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Wen Lavender Cleansing Conditoner

Brand: Wen by Chaz Dean

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A cleansing conditioner that cleanses the hair and scalp without any detergents or sodium laurel sulfate

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A cleansing conditioner that cleanses the hair and scalp without any detergents or sodium laurel sulfate, therefore not stripping the scalp or hair of its natural oils.

Lavender Cleansing Conditioner can be used as often as necessary. It's rich, dense formulation strengthens and rehydrates the hair. It is also recommended to be used as a leave-in conditioner.


Water, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Chamomile Extract, Marigold Flower Extract, Lavender Oil, Lavender Extract, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Amodimethicone, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Witch Hazel, Ceteareth-20, Sweet Almond Oil, Menthol, Avocado Oil,PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Citric Acid.

Ingredient Attribute: Sulfate Free

Styling Tips

  • Rinse hair thoroughly.
  • Apply 20-30 pumps -- more for longer and thicker hair -- (10 in the crown, 10 at the nape) of Wen Cleansing Conditioner to your palms and rub together. Apply to your scalp first, massaging vigorously for 1-3 minutes.
  • Add a splash of water; this will create a creamy consistency to work through the hair. Wen has no detergents or sodium laurel sulfate, so it will not lather.
  • Add 10-15 pumps of Wen Cleansing Conditioner through the lengths of the hair.
  • Comb Wen Cleansing Conditioner through hair, and leave on at least 3-5 minutes -- the longer the better for maximum conditioning.
  • Rinse thoroughly for 1-2 minutes, massaging scalp and running fingers through to the ends.
  • Repeat if necessary.
  • Without towel drying, while hair is soaking wet, apply 2-4 pumps of Wen Cleansing Conditioner mixed with 2-4 drops of Wen Hair Oil as a leave-in, twist, push and work into hair thoroughly.
  • Then apply 2-4 pumps of Wen Lavender Styling Crème mixed with 2-4 drops of Wen Hair Oil. Twist, push and work into hair thoroughly. Applying while hair is wet will evenly distribute into the hair and eliminate frizz.
  • Style as desired, or let hair dry naturally and completely.
  • Finish with Wen Sweet Almond Mint Texture Balm. Apply 4-8 strokes on palm and rub hands together to emulsify. Scrunch into hair.
  • Note: In this case, more Wen Cleansing Conditioner is better than not using enough. Because Wen eliminates the need to use conventional shampoo and conditioner, enough Wen Cleansing Conditioner is needed to break down the dirt and oil in the hair AND hydrate and nourish the scalp and ends of the hair.

Customer reviews

  • 3

    Posted by gardencurls (Type 3b) on 06/12/2014

    This is okay. Nothing special for my hair. It leaves my hair fairly soft, but it doesn't detangle. It does clean my hair nicely and gently, but my hair needs more moisture than it provides, and something this costly should at least get rid of tangles. I have to use a LOT to get this through my hair, and my hair is only medium length. I'm not fond of the lavender scent. It reminds me of old drawer sachets found in antique cedar chests.

  • 1

    Posted by mendo031 (Type 2c) on 04/05/2013

    Customer service is not user-friendly. Is there a phone number or correct email address to indicate problems with my order. My order of #205413 was missing the Wen Lavender Cleansing Conditioner. Therefore I'm unable to provided a reveiw. Please send product or refund my money. Thanks. Unhappy customer....M Mendoza

  • 5

    Posted by QianaChristine (Type 2c) on 02/16/2013

    I love this Cleansing conditioner.! First off it smells AMAZING and lingers long after your hair is died and styled. Gently cleanses, leaves great volume(which my flat hair needs) and gives great moisture. Also good as a leave in conditioner. I've gotten my Wen order every 3 months for the last 2 years and my hair is a lot healthier and has grown long. Its expensive, but its worth the money.

  • 5

    Posted by ChanLohr (Type 3c) on 01/09/2013

    My hair instantly becomes soft and moisturized and light as I saturate the Wen into my hair. After massaging the Wen my hair becomes clean, this conditioner has a great slip. And is so worth the money. No need for shampoo, deep conditioner or leave in. You can even use a little as a leave in after you wash it out.

  • 5

    Posted by StacieDAE (Type 3c) on 11/20/2012

    It did what it said it would do. The lavender formula is meant to plump hair with volume. It leaves hair sleek, shiny, and volumous. I would love it but it added a bit too much volume to my 1st day hair. I still had 7 more days to go before a wash. My hair had to be put in a different style because of how plump it had become. I cannot knock a product because it did what it was suppose to do. I now use it for curly-fro days. On fro days it is a great leave-in and works great mixed with the lavender styling cream.

  • 4

    Posted by gardenerwithcurls (Type Unkown) on 10/25/2012

    I have type 3b/a - spriral/swirly - corkicelli/botticelli...fairly coarse red hair. This review is for others who, like me, wanted to see comparisons of Wen and Hair One. I waited years to try a single Wen product, because products with seemingly endless informercials scare me away. However, after co-washing/no-sulfates (no poos) for a long time, I noticed that Wen products were still gaining in popularity and are being sold in more places. Hype lasts only so long. I figure when products stay popular for a long, long time, means that people repurchase them because they're good. I LOVE Hair One Argan Oil Cleansing Conditioner, but I get bored with the scent. I use it as a cleanser, rinse, and a leave-in, and I use it a lot. I like the scent, but after a couple of days and layers, it starts to smell like NyQuil; especially when combined with the scent of my refresher sprays. (Maybe I'm just sick of the same smell.) The other formulas of Hair One don't work as well for my hair, and they smell worse than the Argan Oil one; except for the Sweet Almond, (I like the Sweet Almond one for a wash, but it's too light for a leave-in). So I bit the bullet and bought 3 little bottles of Wen: Fig, Tea Tree, and Lavender. If I ever do repurchase any of these, it will be the Lavender, which I really, really like. The 6 oz bottle lasts about 3 washes, though, and I'm not kidding. I'd definitely want a 32 oz bottle, if I were to purchase it. I LOVE the smell of the Lavender formula, and I really like that it's super creamy and de-tangling. Why can't other product lines manage to find such a beautiful lavender fragrance? I could bathe in this stuff! (But it's too darn expensive). The Lavender is best for me as a rinse out for a "refresher". I need a LOT to use it as a cleanser, but maybe with a larger bottle and pump it wouldn't seem like it takes 5 minutes to fill my palms. This smells so nice and detangles so well, instead of dreading soaking all my hair, I look forward to the scent experience! The Lavender is much less clean-feeling in the rinse-out than Hair One. My hair isn't "squeaky", of course, but it doesn't start to spring up into curls as quickly as it does after Hair One. However, oddly, my hair seems to take less time to dry after I use the Lavender as a co-wash and leave-in than Hair One (it's still a minimum of 5 hours). The three Wens I've tried all smell wonderful, and they feel fantastic on my scalp. The Wen Lavender is gentle, and soothing, and it has not caused a single "itchy". For the my hair, I actually prefer Hair One Argan Oil Conditioner, and it's nearly half the cost of Wen, however, I do like the Lavender enough, and find it multi-purpose enough, that one of these days I may purchase a large bottle of it. The Fig gives me protein-overload, and the Tea Tree is more of a "medicine" for me. Even though I've tried a LOT of different brands, for cleansing I've regularly used only 2 over the past 2 years (Hair One and Daily Fix). I'm glad to know I have another fine alternative to add a little excitement into the chore of hair maintenance. If I had tried this Lavender Cleansing Conditioner as the first cleanser after I gave up "poo", I would probably have been as ecstatic and blown away as a Wen QVC model, but I already knew how well my hair responds to co-washes. Hair Ones are definitely not "dupes" of Wen, but they are a fabulous line in their own right. There are similarities in product performance, but, truthfully, the Wens have an extraordinary texture and smell amazing. They feel rich, creamy, and luxurious.

  • 3

    Posted by ZsaEscorbores (Type 3b) on 06/22/2010

    I am a new curly convert and this is what I chose to set foot in the door. I have lots of fine, very dry and frizzy, type 3b hair and have been using this every 3-5 days for the last month. I am 3/4 through the liter bottle and NEVER gotten never 5§ worthy hair. Some days worse than others but consistently frizzy and generally stringy, though yielded better results when used as advised on and paired with a cone-free gel.

    Makes a decent leave-in but not the best. Has great slip for detangling once you've used enough but note that will probably be A LOT less than stated by Dean. For my hair type and length he recommends 32-40 pumps but I've gotten best resuslts when using 20 pumps as advised on the product page.

    I find the product TOO expensive for the results obtained but if it works for you, you'll probably want to slowly reduce the pumps to see how much is enough for you. You can start with Dean's minimum and reduce two pumps per section until you've reached the perfect combo. I've used several of Dean's techniques but this is DEFINATELY NOT the Holy Grail he advises it to be that "does all". MIGHT give it another chance paired with other tested/true styling products in distant future but not convinced.

  • 4

    Posted by Mabes (Type 3a) on 05/14/2010

    This is the best product I've used. I also purchased the styling cream and oil. I don't think I'll go back to anything else. This is it.

  • 4

    Posted by Curlystarr (Type 3c) on 01/01/2010

    The Lavender is my first foray into the Wen world of flavors. I consider myself a product junkie and most recently was using CHS Silk Protein line. After experimenting I'm thrilled with a combo routine: cleansing with Lavender cleaning cream, using the CHS Silk Leave-in and follow with Curl Keeper. When I used the Wen as a leave-in I got too much poofiness and frizz. My hair is something between 3b and 3c and the Wen is about the best curl formation I've had: soft, loose, bouncy and well-defined curls! Take a leap and try the Wen cleansing creams--don't let the 'cones scare you.

  • 5

    Posted by peekaboobers (Type 3b) on 03/03/2009

    Been staggering Lavender, Cucumber, and Almond Mint over the past 4 months for my fine curly with a frizz locks and could not be happier with the outcome. I've replaced numerous other products with just this rinse. Oily frizz-free products are GONE. Volumizers are OUTTA HERE. Sticky curl definers are HISTORY. I finally have totally soft and volumed frizz free (or frizz reduced depending on the weather) curls with just this product. I've got I think what they call 3B hair in the curly hair websites. Fine Hebrew hair curl with a layer of frizz floating on top. And after it's slept on and needs to be afro picked due to the knots it turns into solid wavy frizz (a la Roseanna Havanadanna on the old Saturday Night Live.). I've never seen a model with my type hair on the infomercials. The closest is African American hair...which isn't really close at all other than I do have medium to large corkscrews going on with my cowlicks. The most important thing is to add one half to one full pump of the cleanser AFTER you've washed and rinsed. Wet your head thoroughly at the end of your shower and add the last pump. Comb through and LEAVE IT IN. That way you will have volumed, defined curls. Then scrunch semi dry with numerous paper towels and let air dry. I have some straight areas on top of my head, so I scrunch up a few of those areas and add some one inch butterfly clips around the crown to volumize and define the curl there even further while drying. I don't like what the diffuser does..and would rather air dry. You can wash with one scent and leave in a pump of another. So far I prefer that the Cucumber be the final leave in pump. The Almond Mint tends to be a bit more drying..but it is important to clean a bit more every few washes, anyway. But definitely don't use Almond Mint as the final leave in. Also, I recently tried my husband's Tea Tee. It is also drying with my type of hair, but I added the Cucumber as final leave in and I really did love the Gloria Stivic (All In The Family) head of bouncy curls I got from that combo. Will also start working that scent in every three or four times. One thing to note. I wash every two days. After the third wash-or about every eight days-I do need to use a regular sudsing product (I use Aveda's "Brilliant") as my scalp tends to get too oily. But I'm really happy going from suds every other day to every eight days. I used to lose quite a lot of hair when using sudsing products. Hair loss has reduced greatly with WEN. With the final pump on wet hair, I don't need to use any other WEN after products.

  • 4

    Posted by laurabeth (Type 2b) on 11/05/2007

    Really nice clumpy curls. Softness. Some flatness in root area and weighed down my curls during the day, but still my favorite of the Wen conditioners.

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