Many Wen users believe that Wen is the best sulfate free shampoo due to its versatility, and the way in which the cleansing conditioners can be used as an all- in -one shampoo, conditioner, and a leave in conditioner or detangler. Wen cleansing conditioners will not lather like normal shampoos do, which may be something that some people would need to become accostomed to. Wen cleansing conditioners can also be used as a shaving cream.
Wen is ideal to use on both natural and color treated hair. If your hair is color treated, using Wen can help reduce premature color fading. Wen is also known for bringing back the natural shine to dull hair; and reversing some of the damaging effects caused by using conventional shampoos and conditioners, or having over processed hair.
Choosing the Best Wen Formula For You
To determine which Wen cleansing conditioner is the best sulfate freeshampoo for you, you may want to consider whether you have a normal, oily or dry scalp and preference of fragrance.
Wen Cleansing Conditioners come in six, main fragrance formulas. The four seasons formulas are also available for a limited time. If you think you will miss the lather and suds, try the Pomegranate which is the frothiest formula out of the six.
Brief Overview of The Wen Formulas
The following are the six main formulas:
Wen Sweet Almond MintWen LavenderWen Cucumber AloeWen PomegranateWen FigWen Tea Tree
Wen is a great shampoo to tame naturally wavy or curly hair that is frizzy and out of control. My favorite formula to use on my long, fine, naturally wavy hair is the Pomegrante. The Pomegrante makes my hair smoother than normal and less dry. I also like the Cucumber Aloe quite a bit.
The Pomegranate, as well as the Summer Mango Coconut formulas are soy based cleansing conditioners which are gluten free. Both formulas are suitable for person’s who have celiac disease, or who are allergic to wheat, rye or barley. Pomegranate is considered a universal formula that anyone can use.
If you have an oily scalp or thin hair, the best sulfate free shampoo formula to try is the Cucumber Aloe or the Lavender. Both formulas contain an astringent, and were formulated to make hair have body, and not be weighed down.
The Sweet Almond Mint is also considered a universal formula, and is not gluten free. It is a good formula for persons having straight, course or fine hair. The Tea Tree formula also contains aloe juice, and is designed to bring relief to dry, itchy scalps. While the Fig is excellent for hair that is dry and brittle or for hair that is ethnic and course, and is considered to be the most moisturising.
If you have an aversion to the smell of menthol or mint, you may want to try the Wen Kids formula which is not formulated with menthol, gluten, sulfates, parabans, dyes and is tear free and comes in three fragrances. The Wen Kids cleansing conditioners also receives high marks by the parents of the children who use Wen Kids.
Renpure Solutions is also a good sulfate free shampoo product if you prefer to alternate between using Wen and a cheaper product. It is available in Sweet Pomegranate, and Rosemary formulas. But in my opinion, Wen is thebest sulfate free shampoo that I have tried so far.