A few years ago, I met Chaz Dean of WEN Hair Care at an event for QVC. The two of us chatted endlessly and had a great conversation about all things hair when he asked to examine my own hair. After a few moments of examination, he said, “You know, your hair is soft enough that if you stopped chemically processing your hair, it would blow out really easily and would grow pretty fast. You have a LOT of hair. You don’t have to keep beating it back.”
Cut to today, and a year of growing my hair out without intense chemical alteration and he’s absolutely right. Chaz is one of those people who really, really cares about the health and integrity of hair, which is why when the good folks at WEN Hair Care, Chaz’s product line of amazing botanical hair products, reached out to me and asked me if I wanted to participate in a Week of WEN, I said yes.
The challenge is simple: I have to give up my regular lathering shampoo (read: surfactants) and conditioner and use only WEN Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner for a week, and record the results. Since I don’t wash my hair every day (I wash about 2-3 times a week since I work out almost every day,) I thought it would be interesting. Because, quite frankly, I made myself a deal when I grew this entirely brand-new head of hair: I’ll do whatever it takes to protect it.
I love Cleansing Conditioners, but truth be told, I’ve never thought about using them exclusively, particularly with yoga/Core Fusion and SoulCycle double workouts twice a week. But I’m excited to take the challenge and see what happens with my hair. See also: I’m also going to be giving a bottle away to a lucky winner at the end of the week on Friday, so stay tuned! You can following along on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and follow my hair exploits throughout the week using the hashtag #WeekofWen and #WenHairCare, but the challenge starts today so let’s see how I do!
FTC Disclosure: This post is part of a paid program with WEN Hair Care and Gunthy-Renker, though all opinions expressed within are strictly my own.