One of the earliest reviews I ever did was for the Wen Cleansing Conditioner. When I got a bottle of the same product in a different scent, I hadn’t planned to do another review since there wouldn’t be much new to say. Buuuuuut, I was wrong. Today we’re talking about the Wen Cleansing Conditioner in the Fig scent. I LOVE figs, and since I loved Wen I really wanted to try the scent. I also think I read somewhere the fig scent was more hydrating and better for curly hair, but I don’t know were I read that.
When it comes to how to use the product, there is no difference in all of the Wen scents. If you’ve never used Wen before it can be a little weird though. You take a bunch of pumps of product, and massage it into wet hair. I usually message for a minute or so then let it sit as I continue with my other shower tasks. Then just rinse out as normal.
The original Wen scent (Sweet Almond Mint) made my hair feel so silky soft and encouraged the natural curl of my hair. I like that Wen is a one step process and is hydrating. Since I have curly hair, hydration keeps it from frizzing and tends to curl better.
I’m not sure what it is, but the Fig scent just isn’t doing the same thing for me. The smell is NOTHING like figs, and I much prefer the minty scent of the original. My hair feels clean the day I wash it, but after a day or two tends to feel very oily and gross. With the original Wen I found this to happen at first, but after time my hair got used to it. My hair isn’t getting used to this!
I’ll continue to use the bottle, but I think next time I’ll go back to the Sweet Almond Mint scent.