For as much QVC as I watch, it’s a surprise that until a few months ago I had never tried WEN by Chaz Dean. The bouncy hair, the “friends don’t let friends use shampoo” mantra — it is so a club I wanted to be a card carrying member of. Back in the fall, I finally got on board with the seasonal fall Cleansing Conditioner in Ginger Pumpkin. I loved every last drop of that bottle, and found that it made my hair look all pretty and shiny. Alas, all limited edition things do come to an end. I think it was meant to be, though, because now Chaz Dean is back with another seasonal Cleansing Conditioner in Winter Vanilla Mint. And this one is even better.
Winter Vanilla Mint gives me the winter warm and cozies. The smell is faintly of a Thin Mint cookie. Not too strong or overpowering, but just right. Perhaps good enough to eat. It’s infused with vanilla extract, wild cherry fruit, goji berry and peppermint oil, and is a lovely thick, hydrating formula for winter. It agrees with my hair, giving my fine locks a little substance without the weight.
While I use quite a few pumps (probably about 20-25) per cleansing, I am hooked. I do it as a first step in the shower, through my hair up in a bun and rinse (very thoroughly) as a last step. I love how the peppermint oils give a slight tingle to the scalp. It makes my scalp feel more rejuvenated and cleaner than any other shampoo. And the smell lasts long after the shower. All day, in fact. How do you like that? Obviously, I do. Very much. A clear Beauty VIP of the week.
WEN Winter Vanilla Mint is available on QVC through February 28.