Dear Founder, Chaz Dean,

WEN, O’ Wen will you go green?

Much as I love your Cleansing Cream,

It’s got ingredients that make me scream!

If it didn’t work like a dream,

It ne’er would be part of my routine.

So here is where we break rhythm & rhyme,

It’s what happens every time

Because using toxin’s akin to crime.

Things like

Benzyl Benzoate



—And while you’re at it

Find out lots more about it.

Sadly, that’s not all

Because here comes our enemy Eugenol.

But wait! As if that’s not enough

It’s got some other murky stuff.

Any time you see “Parfum,

Tell e’ryone to clear the room!

You don’t know what it’s concealin’,

So peel back the label and start revealin’—

The allergens and toxins that make no sense,

Why would you put ’em in our scents?

So, please, Chaz Dean, clean up your act,

It’s better for all of us—and that’s a fact!


Sarita, a would-be devoted fan


Check out the ingredient list of my fave, the Fig Cleansing Cream:
Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Starch, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Panthenol, Amodimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polysorbate 60, Citric Acid, Menthol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Hexyl Cinnamal. * A score of 3+ earned a red highlight.

As with every product, take the opportunity to educate yourself about the ingredients. There are lots of links here to help you do that. Make your own assessment of what you feel comfortable using and what’s good for you.

While WEN Cleansing Cream does change the health and texture of my hair for the better (softer, more volume, less fallout, fewer noticeable gray hairs), I’m really in a bind about using it considering some of the ingredients listed here. However, so far, no other green shampoos and conditioners deliver the same results.

When a product works really well for you, what do you do when the ingredients don’t meet your green standards?  Do help a gal out in the comments! Thanks.

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