Tuesday, February 26, 2008

When To Say WEN...

Hello fellow beauty buffs…

It’s been a bit since my last post so I figured I would let you in on my absolute to die for hair prescription. I’ll admit, I’m growing out a “fun” haircut that included thick bangs and a short-ish length. Only now, in the in-between stage, I have a mullet. As they say, necessity is the mother of all invention, so I have searched to find products that will grow thick, shiny, healthy hair FAST. Here are my two “miracles”…

First off, everyone knows that Sodium Laureth Sulfate is really harsh and stripping for the hair shaft and it is, unfortunately, the number one ingredient in most shampoos. So I began my quest by looking for cleansers that didn’t contain this ingredient. What I discovered is an AMAZING product called WEN Cleansing Conditioner by Chaz Dean. Chaz is a lovely man and a renowned Celebrity hair stylist who also does tons of runway shows. He created this product because he had seen so much damage from hair dye and styling tools. This cleanser is also a conditioner and it is unlike anything I have ever tried. It doesn’t foam or sud like normal shampoos, but it still cleanses thouroughly, yet without stripping the hair of natural oils. I’m on my fourth bottle and I swear to you, it has literally changed the texture of my hair. It gives you the, “hot girl in high school hair”. I kid you not. It comes in a bunch of lovely scents that are for all different hair types so read the description to find the right one for you. I’m obsessed with the LAVENDER because it contains witch hazel. Also try the hair oil, I live for the FIG scent to use as a styling aid, for frizz, and as a night treatment. Trust me, you’ll be so happy.

I also began taking a hair growth supplement called VIVISCAL Women. It’s a nutritional vitamin that contains a bunch of women specific ingredients like Folic Acid with a North Pacific Marine extract. After just two months of twice daily use, my hair feels noticeably fuller and stronger. I am committed to a six-month regimen, at the very least.

Ok, lovvves, now you know…

Xoxo Di

3 comments:

shana said...

i've used the wen products b4 and they are really great. they are mild yet cleansing. i would recommend to everyone who washes their hair on a daily basis!

Gretta said...

if you want hair product that does not contain sulfate but do the trick in cleansing and keeping the hair moisturized go to the vitamin health food store and get "sulfate and paraben free" hair product! I love it! I used prairie naturals and giovanni.

Tanya said...

Basically, the Wen "Cleansing Conditioner" is the same thing as using a regular conditioner without silicone. We use VO5 or Suave, but there are other brands which do not have any silicone-based ingredients. Interestingly, conditioners do have mild surfactants which cleanse hair if allowed to work for a few minutes - you just have to make sure to rinse really well.

And VO5 or Suave are drastically less expensive.

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