Thursday, 17 May 2012

Wen Cucumber Aloe Haircare Range by Chaz Dean

Over the last few months I've been trying out the Cucumber Aloe range of haircare products from Wen by Chaz Dean.  I received the Cleansing Conditioner, the Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment, Texture Balm and the Styling Creme to try out.


Wen by Chaz Dean Cucumber Aloe Range


The Cucumber Aloe range is a selection of natural conditioning and styling products that smell very fresh and clean.

Cleansing Conditioner


The stand out product from this range for me is the Cleansing Conditioner which can be used both as an intensive conditioning treatment and as a leave in conditioner, both methods give great results.  I use this to deeply condition my hair when I am in the bath, after shampooing, I apply 10-15 pumps of the conditioner to my whole head of hair and massage it in.  The conditioner doesn't lather up as it is free from any detergents and sodium laurel sulphates but is still so easy to work with, unlike other products I've tried that don't lather.  Obviously it's a good thing as it shows that the ingredients are natural and don't contain harsh chemicals but usually I don't like products that are lather free, except this!  Anyway, I digress; I then comb through the conditioner with a wide tooth comb and leave it for about ten minutes before washing it out.  It leaves my hair so incredibly soft without weighing it down.  My favourite way to use this product is as a leave in conditioner.  I have greasy hair so I only ever apply two pumps of product to the mid lengths and ends of my hair after washing and towel drying and then leave my hair to dry naturally.  It leaves it so soft, very easy to manage and frizz free.  I was really surprised at how this conditioner worked with my greasy hair, it didn't make it more oily at all and provided a natural, healthy shine.  If you've got fine hair and an oily scalp like me then I would definitely recommend this conditioner.  It retails for £24.95.  Oh and it works really well on my Foxy Locks hair extensions too.

Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment


Another that I have been trying from the range is the Re Moist Intensive Hair Treatment.  I've been using this three times a week in the run up to getting my hair cut and I do think that it has helping my hair to look more slick as it has become quite dry and frizzy on the ends with it being so desperate for a cut.  I've been applying this to my hair after shampooing and leaving it on for around 15 minutes before washing it out which is quite difficult as it is so thick.  I actually tried leaving it on overnight and washing it out the next day which worked really well too.  It helped to give my hair lots of body, particularly when blow dried straight after use rather than being left to dry naturally, and it was great at smoothing the ends of my hair.  The one thing that I don't like about it though is how oily it feels.  It is very thick and oily and really stuck to my hair which I didn't enjoy and for that reason, I'll not be repurchasing it.  This hair treatment retails for £26.95.

Texture Balm and Styling Creme


The styling products that I received were the Texture Balm (£11.95) and the Styling Creme (£16.95).  Mr WLL has been using the Texture Balm to style his hair and I have used it to add some texture to my hair when it is curled or waved.  This is our least favourite product from the range as it made our hair greasy, didn't provide any hold or texture, it weighed it down more than anything.  However the Styling Creme was a product I did enjoy using, as I found that it if I ran this through the mid lengths to ends of my hair when it was towel dried and then blow dried my hair then it would leave it soft, frizz free and really healthy looking.

All of these hair products are available from the Wen website.

Have you tried any Wen products?  What is your favourite natural hair care range?

2 comments:

  1. I've tried their regular shampoo and while I can appreciate that it's sulphate free, it just left my hair looking so greasy and dirty still. It's nice as a conditioner though. xx

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  2. think i need me some of that deep conditioner, my hair is dry at the mo!xx great reviews!

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