Like any woman, I like to look my best; but I keep my daily hair and skin care regimens ridiculously simple. My salon visits cost $25 and I color my own hair. As an ex-boyfriend once surmised, I am a “low maintenance babe.”
I do admit however that I’m a bit obsessed about the condition of my hair, which really is unbelievably silky and shiny, thanks to a few very effective products that I’ve become quite loyal to over the years. But when you’ve been lightening your hair for as long as I have (read: decades), the damage takes its toll on even the most pampered hair. I didn’t think there was much I could do about it except condition well and get regular trims.
Then something happened that changed my attitude: I met Chaz Dean.
Like me, you may have seen celebrity stylist and hair care specialist Chaz Dean advertise his line of personal care products, WEN Hair and Body Care by Chaz Dean, on TV. I was so fascinated by a hair care system that skips shampooing entirely, but it always seemed like the results had to be too good to be true. The thing is, I have a few close friends who use the Wen products, and that’s what first got me interested in maybe checking out Wen for myself.
One friend whose hair has been damaged by medication absolutely raves about the great results she gets with Wen – and I’ve seen the change in her hair, so I know it’s worked for her. I know that installing water softeners in your showers also helps your general skin and hair game. Still, the idea of eliminating shampoo and, instead, using a “Cleansing Conditioner” only on my hair just seemed kind of crazy. My hair is very thin and baby fine, and I was extremely skeptical that cleaning my hair with conditioner would not weigh it down and make it look oilier than it was before I got in the shower. Sometimes, I can be a hard sell.
Earlier this week, I was invited to a cocktail party hosted by Chaz Dean at which he introduced his new line of Wen products for Fall 2013 and Winter 2014. Chaz was just the nicest person you could ever meet and he spent 20 minutes talking to me personally, during which time he gave me specific tips on how Wen would benefit my hair type. I could tell he was being sincere and that, despite the fact that he makes a terrific living off of selling the Wen line, he created these products because he really wants everyone to have beautiful, healthy hair. The party was lots of fun and everyone left with a gift bag full of Wen products that I simply could not wait to try!
The next morning, I used the Wen Fall Apple Spice Cleansing Conditioner as directed and achieved positive results that far exceeded my expectations. I was able to wet comb my hair encountering only two small tangles and, once dry, my hair was fluffier and cleaner than it is when I use shampoo and conditioner. But the most amazing thing is what happened – or rather didn’t happen – in the shower. I had just touched up the fuchsia pink dye in my hair over the weekend, and normally the first time I shampoo after I “do the pink,” my shower looks like a hot pink blood bath. But with the Wen, the water rinsed clear and there were no splashes of pink anywhere on my shower tile! Amazing.
The fact that Wen will help my hair color last longer while also making my hair feel soft and look great has won me over as a new devotee. Testify! Thank you Chaz Dean for making this great product! Find out more about the full Wen product line at Chaz Dean Dot Com!