wenWen by Chaz Dean recently sent me the Wen Spring Gardenia Green Tea Conditioner for a product a review.

Let’s get the details on the product first. The Wen Spring Gardenia Green Tea Conditioner is a sulfate-free. It does have Amodimethicone (an amino infused silicone, that doesn’t build up as fast as most silicones) in it, so it’s not entirely curly girl method friendly. There are ton of long scientific names, and most of them will pull up as organic compounds and/or preservatives.

The instructions on the packaging are some of the MOST thorough I’ve ever seen. Very clear on how the product will respond to your hair and how much you should use. It suggests leaving in hair for up to 5 minutes for maximum conditioning and 1-3 at the minimum. For all hair types, this product left my super kinky hair feeling very soft and moisturized. It’s the type of conditioner I would use prior to a protective style, where I plan on not touching my hair for some time, because it leaves me with a great moisturized foundation.  It can also be used as a leave-in conditioner.

This product is a bit on the pricey side at $40 for a 16oz jar, but Wen is running a special offer via their Facebook page for $29.95, you can find more info here. I was super happy to give this a try and was more than happy with the outcome of my hair.

You can purchase the WEN® Spring Gardenia Green Tea Cleansing Conditioner at directly from Wen or Amazon.com.

Ingredients: Water, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived),Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Amodimethicone, Glycerin (Plant Derived), Gardenia Flower Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Wild Cherry Fruit Extract, Goji Berry Fruit Extract, Acai Fruit Extract, Chamomile Leaf Extract, White Tea Leaf Extract, Marigold Flower Extract, Menthol, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Arginine (L-Arginine), Aspartic Acid (L-Aspartic Acid), Glycine (Naturally Derived), Alanine (L-Alanine), Serine (L-Serine), Valine (L-Valine), Proline (L-Proline), Threonine (L-Threonine), Isoleucine (L-Isoleucine), Phenylalanine (L-Phenylaline), Histidine (L-Histidine), Soluble Collagen (Marine Kelp), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Polysorbate-60 (Plant Derived), Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, PCA, Tetrasodium EDTA, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Fragrance, Citric Acid (Naturally Derived), Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

Giveaway is now closed! Thank you for all the entries. Winner will be announced via e-newsletter. 

Published by Jouelzy

Jouelzy is a vlogger & writer who advocates for the #SmartBrownGirl. You can catch up on the movement at YouTube or catch more of her writing on her personal blog.

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  1. I want to try this product so bad just have been iffy about it. The picture attached is my version of your Invisible Root Havana Twists!

  2. I was so inspired by your platinum blonde wig in the ‘How to protect hair under a wig’ video that I had to go blonde w/ a bang as well, it was fabulous, darlin’ & I just had to try this style out in a bob! <3

  3. Ooooh! Can’t wait to try this!! Sooo glad I found your channel. Your videos have really helped me out. This 4c hair and Mississippi heat had ya girl lookin a HOT MESS til I found you, lolol! Thanks! Oh yeah, check out my Marley Bun 🙂

  4. I attempted your Empress Bun but the hair wasn’t acting right so I had to make it do what it do 🙂

  5. Hey Gurl:D Here is a pic of a flat twist out that i did from your “How to: Curly Flat Twist on 4C Hair” video. I ended up styling it into a Fro-Hawk, which if i say so myself was..BOMB! Lol thanks for the giveaway because I been beggin’ my mom to buy me some.

  6. I love your YouTube channel you always keep it real! I look forward to your videos all the time and just like hearing you talk ,and your deff the inspiration for my hair styles(:
    Email: korannam@gmail.com

    ( Twist out ) video : Best darn twist out on 4c hair

  7. Love your videos and tutorials. I loved your Invisible Root Havana Twist so much I had to do them.

  8. I love your website and adore your youtube videos. I’ve attempted many of your styles and love your product recommendations. Here’s my bantu knot out.

  9. I began transitioning from a short relaxed hair cut in September. You have been my personal guide thru it all thus far. I absolutely love your videos on curly flat twists and Bantu knots. Which has pretty much been my go to style if I’m not wearing a protective style such as weave braids or a sew-in weaves. Here are a few different curly styles I’ve tried inspired by Jouelzy.

  10. I love your youtube channel, it has been such a hair saver for me lol…many of your videos have inspired my hairstyles…heres a few!

  11. Tried the Empress Bun protective style today! I love it so far! Especially the fact that one I could get my hair into ponytails and two that I could finally recycle the marley hair I have!

  12. You are my number one 4c inspiration. I just recently became a “natural” so I look at all your tips. One video I love is the twist out with the Shea moisture smoothie and the soufflé. I do that style all the time. Look forward to more videos from you

  13. Hey Jouelzy! I absolutely love your Youtube Channel, your personality and the energy you show in each of your videos! I am really hoping I get a chance to make it to the “Black Hair Kitchen Hair Expo” in July 13th to meet you. Your videos are very inspiring and even though my hair is not completely 4C hair; the tips you give definitely help. My style below was inspired by your “Curl Guide for 4C Hair Series.” I would really like to try this Wen Product! Thanks for thinking of your subscribers! <3 

  14. Hey Jouelzy! I absolutely love your Youtube Channel, your personality and the energy you show in each of your videos! I am really hoping I get a chance to make it to the “Black Hair Kitchen Hair Expo” in July to meet you. Your videos are very inspiring and even though my hair is not completely 4C hair; the tips you give definitely help. My style below was inspired by your “Curl Guide for 4C Hair Series.” I LOVE CURLS! Thanks for thinking of your subscribers! <3 

  15. Love your YT channel & I am also an Instagram follower. You have inspired two style for me so far flat twist & marley bun. They have both become my go to styles. First time on the site but it has been bookmark. Very helpful site! Thanks for all you do!

  16. I love watching your hair turtorials. I always said we had the same type of hair. You gave me hope when I was going to give up on this undefined curl pattern hair of mine. Anyways your youtube channel is a life saver for me and I do want to try the spring gardenia green tea conditioner. Thank you again for the inspiration.

  17. Hey girl! I love your vids & the one I tried and LOVED was the flat curly twist out! Although it didn’t exactly turn out like yours, I loved it anyway. Keep doing what you do for us ‘kinky’ girls! God Bless!

  18. Hey! 🙂 This hairstyle was inspired by your Petit Machins Curly Up Do on 4c Hair tutorial! The up do was so cute that there was NO WAY I could pass up trying this tutorial! Although my curls didn’t come out the way I would have liked them to due to wet hair, I still rocked what I had the entire day. To spice it up and add in a bit of my own style, I tied and old scarf I had up into a bow and this is what I ended up with! I hope you like it!! 😀 Thank you <3

  19. Hey I absolutely love your videos. You inspired me to be comfortable with my natural. I want to win because it will give a chance to try new products since I am a broke college student. I used perm rods to curl my hair plus the wig was to make my hair cute and big like yours

  20. I was inspired by your Havana Twist video and had to make it happen for myself. I get complements daily.

  21. I was inspired with your braids out. You also provided a good tip using the perm rods. I love the results.

  22. You inspired me to do a curly flat twist out 🙂 it turned out so beautiful ! Thank you so much !!

  23. Hey Jouelzy,

    I love watching your videos. Now the style that I’ve frequent is the rod set. I can’t braid ,so the rod set has been my go to style. I do thank you for your creative ideas.

  24. Hello! This Hairstyle was inspired by the two strand twist w/ coldwave rods. I kept my rollers in for about 3 days. Might I add that I was definitely satisfied with my hair; and I got so many compliments from lots of ladies on my college campus. Thanks Jouelzy!!

  25. I love your videos!!
    This is my version of your empress bun!
    You have inspired me to LOVE my 4c hair!
    You’re awesome! I pray you have great success in everything you do!!

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