I like using this but I'm not in complete and utter awe of it. I do like that my hair feels softer and shinier these days and when paired with amazing hair tools, my hair feels very healthy and split-ends-free.
I won't lie, my hair does feel a lot nicer and healthier than it ever did before and it takes me less time to dry my hair with a hair dryer and style with a flat iron. Sometimes I can get away without styling as Wen keeps my hair so healthy that my hair looks almost the same naturally as it does when flat ironed.
The only thing that I don't like about it is the amount of time it takes to properly wash my hair. It would seem that by eliminating the conditioning step, it would save more time but I don't really think so. In fact, I would say that it takes just as much, if not more time. I have really oily and flat hair so I have to really lather my roots and get right in there with the stuff in order for it to be effective. Before, I could just massage shampoo into my roots for 30 seconds and then rinse it off quickly. Not only does it take a few pumps to distribute the product evenly throughout the roots, I also have to make sure that I massage it in and keep it on for at least 1-3 minutes. Then I can add water to lather it up and then rinse. All in all, I think it probably takes me about 5-10 minutes to properly wash the oil off but when I see the results, I realize that it's worth the extra time in the shower.
Just a little tip: For the most amazing hair, use a really great hair dryer, great flat iron and safe hair care products and see your split ends become non-existent. I use the best tools along with Wen and I can go months without trimming my hair and still not even find more than 3 split ends. A combination of all of these gives my hair a ridiculous glossy sheen to it and that's without even using any type of styling product.
- Eliminates harshful chemicals and detergents in your hair
- Hair is so shiny (seriously, no joke), soft, healthy and free of split ends
- Drying time cut in half
- Not as much time needed with hair dryers and flat irons as natural hair looks almost like it has had a quick pass with either
- Don't need a bunch of bottles in the shower - one is enough
- No build-up so a change in product is not necessary
- BONUS: Versatile - can be used not only as shampoo and conditioner, but a leave-in conditioner and skin moisturizer. So if you forget to rinse off some of the product, don't sweat it. Your hair won't feel greasy and those spots behind your ears and neck will feel soft. I've seen people use the cream on their skin as moisturizer.
- Very expensive
- Need a lot of product in order to be effective (I use 6 pumps - thick hair can use up to 25 pumps) thus going through a bottle every 2 weeks and spending another $60
- Extra time required to massage it into the roots and keep product in for a few minutes
- Available only online or through a specialty store (can't run to the drug store and get one)
Greasy, flat, Gosh awful line. It's hype. I have used almost every brand in 57 years and I could not get this stuff out of my fine hair. I have colored, cut, permed everyone's hair and do have experience. I color my own. I tried it for a week, and it was the worst. It will not wash out, and my hair looked awful after styling.
I simply cannot fathom why anyone would get sucked into buying this stuff when it's just very expensive co-washing. Just buy a natural conditioner e.g. Avalon and use that to wash and condition your hair. My friend bought me this and I was so annoyed she had spent good money on it but I gave it to another friend who co-washes to see what all the fuss was about. It smells nice but according to her there is no discernible difference in her hair texture, volume or condition from using conditioner to wash her hair. Save your money, find some good co-washing websites, finish off your Wen bottle and make the switch!
I have extremely thick, frizzy, curly hair that gets continually abused with hair dye and flat irons. Before wen my styling my hair was literally a fight every morning. It was tangly, brittle, poofy, just all around bad.
After using wen, I can honestly say I don't need other products in my hair to tame it anymore. It is soft, smooth, shiny, and oh so manageable. I use it about every 2 or 3 days, leave a pump in it while dying, and most days I don't even have to rebrush it later on. It's also reduced the amount of days I need to iron it.
Now, my only complaint is the price. Luckily, I've never had to pay full price (my bf has worked for chaz) but it is really expensive for the amount you get. I would pay full price if I have to but only because it has helped my hair so much, but honestly I don't think the price is reasonable
This stuff is the BEST! You're supposed to use 18-30 pumps on your hair, which I don't, but then you're supposed to ADD some water to it. Then leave it in for 5 minutes and afterwards use the leave-in conditioner. I love it. Ofcourse it leaves my hair greasy after a day sometimes less but it feels amazing and shows the beautiful golden color to my hair. Only down side I can think of is it stinks while putting it in. I've tried the Lavender, Sweet Almond Mint, and Pomegranate. All good but they all stink.
I was thinking of trying this until I went onto PISSED CONSUMER.COM. Please read everything these consumers are saying about the product before you buy. This is my WARNING to all.
I really like this CC it makes my hair soft and it does not leave my hair feeling greasy. I have fine hair and this does not weight it down it gives my hair volume. The only con is that it is expensive.
Wen is NOT a replacement for shampoo. RATHER, it is a conditioner and works best when used in this way. I have dry, straight hair that can get greasy after a day of not washing it. I was dissatisfied with how greasy my hair became when I "washed" with Wen, UNTIL I began to use my shampoo first and Wen as a conditioner only. After 2-3 weeks of pairing the Lavender Wen with my Pantene Smooth & Sleek shampoo, my hair does feel softer, looks healthy/naturally shiny, and requires less styling. It also seems to dry faster. I wash it at night, blow-dry for no more than 10 minutes and go to sleep. I style the ends with my mini flat iron in the morning and I'm all set. I would recommend Wen Lavender as a conditioner only and would never pay full price for Wen, because I have gotten similar results from other, less expensive products. But note that the conditioning is better and I hardly have to use additional product like oils, etc… The Sweet Almond Mint made my hair incredibly greasy and did not show the benefits I mentioned above. Sweet Almond may be better for someone with VERY dry, thick, possibly curly hair. I will likely try another type if I find it at a good price…Also, I take omega3 or flaxseed capsules randomly during the week and get many compliments on my hair and nails.
Like most, I was intrigued by the claims that you can replace a multitude of hair care products by using this cleansing conditioner alone. I did my research, read the reviews and read the directions exactly how the product was intended.
After the first use my hair did feel softer and well conditioned. I didn't miss the typical lather or residue that my drug store brands would create in the shower, but remained open-minded to trying this product.
Since January, I have faithfully been using my Wen and find it to be a great overall product. I enjoy the fact that it is rich and does significantly improve my hair after one use. I have thick, wavy, colour treated hair and this product lives up to being both a cleansing and conditioning treatment.
I wouldn't say it is the only product I would ever use again, because there are some days when you need a quick shower and Wen does take a bit more time to use. If you are going to invest the money in a product like this, you should invest the time to use as directed.
I will definitely repurchase and keep as a regular part of my hair routine.
N.B. It also works wonderfully as a leave-in conditioner post shower.
I started off with Fig and liked it. Then I got Lavender. Lavender made me a WEN believer. WEN is too expensive to use the way they want you to so I use it to condition my hair. I use VO5 to "wash" my hair and then follow up with WEN.
I don't think that WEN is good to really clean my hair and I actually don't like the menthol tingle on my scalp but when it comes to moisturizing my hair, it's amazing. If I leave it on for a couple of mins, then rinse and rinse and rinse and then let my hair air dry, it feels amazing! My hair is really soft and fluffy. Sometimes I use a bit as a leave in, but most of the times I don't. Even with nothing else on it, my hair still feels amazing.
I didn't believe in WEN at first and though it was overpriced, but now I see the big deal. I do clarify with a shampoo when I feel my hair needs it and I also do a protein treatment about once a month. WEN is good, but I think it's too moisturizing to just use alone.
BTW I'm relaxed. On my dd's natural hair, WEN does absolutely nothing.