Wen Cleansing Conditioners: How to Know Which One(s) is Right for Your Hair


I am Co-Washing my hair right now, but that doesn’t mean I no longer like Wen cleansing conditioners.  I do love them.  And I know when I first started hearing about Wen by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners, I just did not know what flavors/scents were right for my hair, or if there was even a difference.   Yes, there is a difference between the flavors.  All of them are meant for different hair types.  So, here is an overview on the 6 scents and what hair type they are meant for.

Sweet Almond Mint

This is one of their universal flavors.  It is for every hair type.  However, I found it would weigh down my fine hair if I used it on my roots on a regular basis.  I loved it on my ends though.  It seemed to really moisturize them.  Wonderful scent!  This is my second most favorite scent (after Lavender)!


This is their other universal scent.  It is also for every hair type.  All the reviews I have read on this say they love this Wen flavor the best, regardless of what hair type they have.  I have not tried this one though.


This is for medium to thick hair, especially if you have coarse hair.  Also, if your hair is extremely dry, damaged, or it is color-treated.  This Wen flavor is the most moisturizing out of the six.  I have not tried this one either.


This is the second most moisturizing flavor.  However, it is supposed to give volume to your hair as well.  This one was my main Wen flavor.  I have fine, color-treated hair so I needed the moisture without weighing my hair down.  This is definitely my personal favorite!

Tea Tree

This is pretty much recommended to anyone who has scalp problems.  If you have dandruff, dry/itchy scalp, or even if your hair is thinning.  I would use this one every now and then when I had a dry spot on my scalp, along with my other cleansing conditioners.  It doesn’t smell the greatest (to me).  However, I would only have to use one pump and rub it onto the spot that was dry (it was random spots, never the same place)  and I wouldn’t have to use it on that spot again.  It would no longer be dry or itchy after one use.

Cucumber Aloe

Last but not least is Cucumber Aloe.  This is the most clarifying of the Wen conditioners.  It is recommended to those with oily scalps and dry ends, as well as the conditioner to use if your hair needs extra cleansing.  I used this one about once every couple of weeks to get rid of oil.  It did really help to clarify my hair.  However, for me it was too drying to use on my ends.  This one also did not smell the greatest (to me).  Even though I am Co-Washing, I am actually using this one as my once a month “shampoo.”

So there you have it!  A basic explanation of the six Wen flavors and what type of hair they are recommended for.  If you would like to learn more about Wen, you can go to www.chazdean.com, or to www.qvc.com.

If you would like to see me talking about the different Wen Cleansing Conditioner scents, please check out my video about them here.

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Please Note: I am not affiliated with Wen by Chaz Dean, or QVC.  They did not give me products, and I am not being compensated for this blog post.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pat
    Apr 04, 2012 @ 22:22:37

    Nice evaluation!

  2. Nneka
    Mar 06, 2012 @ 22:03:20

    WEN should definitely hire you! This was a huge problem and kept me from re-ordering. I wanted more but thought there might be a flavor better suited for my hair type. I’m a fig girl!

    • sunnymothernature
      Mar 06, 2012 @ 23:02:44

      Hi Nneka!

      Aww, thank you! I’ll add your recommendation to my resume to become Wen’s Facebook and Social Networking Blogger 😉 (that’d be a fun job!)

      I’m so glad that my post helped you decide which Wen was right for your hair!

      Have a sunny day!

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  4. Jen
    Jan 21, 2012 @ 18:27:04

    Fab! Thanks. I want to invest in a large bottle, but have only tried the vanilla mint (great scent, but not sure of the hair type targeted since it’s seasonal–maybe all?). Your listing was very helpful.

    • sunnymothernature
      Jan 21, 2012 @ 23:36:56

      Hi Jen~ Thanks for commenting!

      I’m so glad you found this list to be helpful 🙂

      I believe the Vanilla Mint is for all hair types? I have been thinking the past couple of days that I need to update this with the seasonal scents as well. I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. 🙂

      Have a sunny day!

  5. Stephanie
    Nov 12, 2011 @ 09:49:31

    Thank you for the very helpful information regarding the differnt types/scents of the Wen Hair Care. I have used the starter kit and when ready to order more had NO idea what the differences would be. You would think Wen would offer some help with that wouldn’t you? Maybe they should link your blog!! Thanks again!

    • sunnymothernature
      Nov 12, 2011 @ 16:48:42

      Hi Stephanie~ You’re welcome!

      I’m happy to hear this helped clear up what the differences between the scents are.

      And thank you for the awesome compliment! It would be awesome if they did link to this post, but since I no longer use Wen (and wasn’t when I wrote this post), I don’t see it happening 🙂

      Have a sunny day!

  6. Jody
    Oct 20, 2011 @ 08:50:32

    Ah thank you for this, I had been wondering what the differences were! 🙂

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