I know the picture is rather cheesy and I hate the guy in the background, but I just wanted to say thank you to all of my followers and the wonderful people who read, like, and comment on my blog. It means so much to me! I don’t know when it hit 12,000 followers, but I just noticed and was shocked. I never thought I’d see the day when 12,000+ people care about what I say, so thank you.
Recently I started using Wen cleansing conditioner, which is supposed to be 5 products in 1, including conditioner and shampoo, and has no sulfates or parabens. This means that it doesn’t foam, which I don’t mind because I’ve been using sulfate and paraben-free shampoo for awhile now. I wasn’t sure about not using shampoo, but I wanted to try it. It was my grandmother’s and I didn’t want it to go to waste. After just the first use, I fell in love. I had a larger bottle of the Almond Mint scent and loved it. Now, I’m onto my last bottle and it is made with Tea Tree. Here’s a picture of the bottle:
I love how soft my hair feels and how great it smells. I’ve never had this luscious of hair before and I’m just totally addicted to it. I am not, however, addicted to the price, not even remotely. It’s incredibly expensive. A bottle this size is about $30 and it’s tiny. The big one that I just finished is $60! Ugh, that’s difficult. I’ve been searching for less expensive, comparable brands and I’ve found some. I first want to try the Herbal Essences cleansing conditioner and if that doesn’t work then a L’Oreal variety I found that has good ratings. If those don’t work, I’m just going to make my own no-poo. Weird name, I know, but here’s what it is according to DIY Natural and that’s what Wen is referred as:
- 1 Tablespoon of baking soda
- 1 Cup of water
That’s it! You can make as much as you want as long as you keep this ratio. You follow the baking soda with a apple cider vinegar rinse that’s just:
- 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 Cup of water
You can add different essential oils, like rosemary, lavender, tea tree, lemon, sage, eucalyptus, and peppermint. I’m actually quite excited to try it out, but first I’m going to give the other brands a try. Then I’ll let you know how this goes!
If you’ve tried cleansing conditioners or the homemade no-poo method, let me know how you like it!
Thanks for reading,