"I really like Wen hair cleansing cream, but like you on closer inspection the ingredients had me tossing the bottle in the trash. Can you recommend a safe hair cleansing cream?"
Joanne, thanks for your email. Many people like the gentle nature of cleansing conditioners. Actually, you can get similar results to Wen by using any decent conditioner. Wen's cleansing conditioner is basically just a conditioner with essential oils and other botanicals (and some less than stellar ingredients, too). It will take some trial and error, though, to find the right one.
There are also some really lovely cleansing conditioners available for sale.
Silk Naturals Cleansing Conditioners (choose Cranberry Pomergranate or Coconut Argan)
L'Oreal EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner is the only L'Oreal haircare product I approve of. The ingredients are better than Wen's in terms of chemicals. No parabens and not as many irritants. It's also very reasonable and works similarly!
Darcy's Botanicals Daily Conditioning Cream
Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleansing Conditioner