We tend to neglect our scalps until something is wrong because we have been “conditioned” (Sorry, I couldn’t resist) to the routine of shampoo at the root, condition the end. I am a believer of this much of the time, but there are times when your scalp could use a little love. Cue the cleansing conditioner. This product is designed to condition and cleanse simultaneously – hence the name. It will not strip your natural oils and leaves your hair and scalp clean and hydrated in one step. I started using this last winter when I went through a particularly unpleasant itchy scalp phase. I thought I had lice about 10 times, people. It’s enough to drive a person insane. Anyway, I decided to try this and it neutralized my scalp issues and gave me peace of mind at the same time. Priceless.
How to use a cleansing conditioner
Wet hair thoroughly. My hair is super long, so I use about 10-12 pumps of product. Mix in a little water. Apply half to the crown of your head and half to the underside of your head – directly to the scalp. Massage in for a few minutes at the scalp – then work your way down to the ends. Let it absorb into your hair for a few more minutes, then rinse out! Sounds like a pain but honestly, think about the shampoo twice then condition for 3 (or more) minutes routine you’re used to! Yep.
If you find that your ends need little more moisturizing, take half a pump and lightly massage into the ends as a leave in conditioner. It’s a 3 in 1! Use your standard shampoo and conditioning method approximately 1 to every 6 cleansing conditioners.
Side note: if you have been wanting to try Wen, but are not thrilled by the price point and negative attention they have been getting lately, try this. It has all the benefits, none of the bad chemicals (free of sulphates, parabens, dyes, gluten, phthalates, propylene glycol and they do not test on animals!), and the price is fantastic. This is also great for any and all hair types and ethnicities. That’s tough to find!
Renpure Solutions Rosemary Mint Cleansing Conditioner – You can buy it here or you can pick it up at your local Target.
Originally published April 5, 2016