The day my bottle arrived, I cracked the box open with my keys and twisted the pump nozzle to pump it a few times but nothing. The darn nozzle won’t release! So I twisted the cap off and sniffed. Smelling products is such a natural reaction for me and the smell was just okay – nothing fabulous.
However, that was not the focus. I wasn’t ready to wash my hair yet, so I stuck my finger in the bottle and slathered some on the front of my hair so that it could work its magic but nothing happened!
I guess I would have to wait until wash day.
Needless to say, the arrival day of my Wen SIXTHIRTEEN (613) became my new wash day! There was no way I was going to let that bottle sit there any longer. I went to the bathroom with the bottle in hand and sat on the toilet (lid closed of course).
I carefully read the instructions.
Wet hairs thoroughly – check. I remember that from using the Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner.
Section hair into fours (crown, nape, left and right) – well, this part was skipped because I like to feel all my hair wet and hanging. I found the suggested pumps for my length, had my comb in hand and I was ready to wash.
I used the minimum amount of pumps suggested for my length. Also, I don’t press the pump all the way down. I use half pumps. If I find that I need more, I add one pump at a time.
The step that says splash with water is very necessary. After I quickly leaned my head back to let the shower wet it a little more, the cleanser became looser in terms of being easily distributed through the hair, as I worked the product through in a downward smoothing motion.
I generally focus more on my scalp because I tend to have build-up in the front and Wen SIXTHIRTEEN worked like a charm. I will admit that I washed last week with it and probably only had a little anyway.
I only had to massage for about 2 to 3 minutes before the build-up was washed away. After my scalp was clean, I started detangling my loose hair. Now this was the true test because my 5 day twist-out was about to put SIXTHIRTEEN to the test.
I am not going to say that the comb slid though my hair like butter, but it was very easy to comb through my hair. I combed the ends a few times, and with very little effort and time, my 5 day twist-out was now a head of detangled curly conditioned goodness!
I donned a plastic cap. Chaz Den (from Wen hair products) says that the longer you leave it on, the better. So, I left it on for another 15 minutes or so and then I rinsed it out. After rinsing out the cleanser, my hair was super soft to the touch. To my surprise again, my hair felt clean, moisturized and not stripped dry.
It felt the same way with Sweet Almond Mint. I added about 5 pumps throughout my hair mid-shaft to tip as the leave-in and put my plastic cap on to catch the drippies. When I was ready, I double strand twisted my naked (cleanser only) hair to dry.
The next morning, my hair was still a little damp. When I use Wen products, I need to wash my hair earlier than 9:00pm, if I want my hair to be dry the next day – especially, if I am going to wear a twist out. My hair needs to be completely dry so I don’t lose definition and have frizz.
So, does Wen work? Heck yea, it sure does!
The added benefit of combining shampoo, conditioner and leave-in into one, is a savings of at least $30-$50 (depending on your brand and product choice). This is important to me because I am always looking for multi-purpose products that work well for each purpose.
Also, eliminating conditioner bottles, shampoo bottles, deep conditioner bottles and leave-in bottles are great! Talk about a space saver and getting rid of clutter!
It’s gentle, cleansing and moisturizing. It does what it says it does. With SIXTHIRTEEN, my twist-out lasted for 5 days. It could have probably lasted longer but I was eager to wash my hair again. Not to mention that my coils were popping like the 4th of July!
It’s official. I am proud to say it. I’m a Wen Girl!
Would you like to try Wen? You can be a Wen Girl too! Stay tuned for a sweet giveaway (hint, hint)!