Noooooo no no no no no. I've used Wen before and enjoyed it but hated the price, and thought this would be a good, less-expensive alternative to regular shampoo for my newly bright purple hair. I have extremely short hair and still needed to use an insane amount of this stuff, which is a pain in itself since the daft pump only dispenses about a thimble's worth of product for each press.
I could get past that minor annoyance if the product inside was actually good, but HOO BOY this is bad. I got the jojoba oil one (which I trusted since I use jojoba oil as a face moisturizer and it's great), since it said it was for color treated hair. Like I said, I had to use an astonishing amount, and I followed the directions to the letter. I couldn't get this stuff out of my hair at all, and it left my hair so matted and snarled that I had to use a separate sulfate-free shampoo and my usual conditioner to fix it. What's the point?
Returned it the next day and purchased some Paul Mitchell color protecting shampoo from the salon and it is way better and doesn't leave me with one giant stubby dreadlock. And the Paul Mitchell costs less.
This for the Olive Oil version.
As someone who dyes their hair regularly I was originally going to get the Jojoba for Color-Treated Hair but I loved the smell of the olive oil. It's rather medicinal and it makes your skin tingle when you use it but I don't mind that at all. The instructions are pretty specific about time but I just put on a little music and guesstimate how long to scrub, rinse, etc. It doesn't provide much slip after you rinse it out in the shower but once your hair dries it feels amazing. So soft and clean. I actually returned my It's a 10 leave-in treatment and started using about half a pump of cleansing conditioner as my leave-in. I started off with the 12 oz bottle but it only lasted me about 3 weeks. And I don't even wash my hair every day. Once that ran out I went to Sally's and bought the 32 oz bottle. With my Sally card and a coupon for $5 off a purchase of $25 or more I got it for around $20. Score. The only thing I don't like about it is that all the scrubbing of my scalp kind of tangles my hair and I have to be careful about getting the knots out when I get out of the shower. But the rest of my hair loves it.
I first tried the Sweet Almond Oil version in a sample I got at Sally's. I was pleasantly surprised!! It made my fly-away, flat thin hair more thicker with more texture. The day I first used this a coworker asked me if I did anything to my hair because it looked fuller! I find that it is easier to style after using it. I sometimes wash my hair w/a little moisturizing shampoo to get all the hairspray and product that I use out then I work this in my hair. My hair is very tangle/snarl prone and although this is not as effective as a regular conditioner for snarls it is not as harsh and stripping as regular shampoo. I'll work in a little regular conditioner to give my hair extra-moisture before I rinse this out. I think this has protein in it which helps my type of hair texture but might not be for everyone. Oh, I think the Sweet Almond Oil version smells great :) RECOMMEND!
I have naturally thick curls and this product left them a bit dry and without lustre. Maybe it was the alcohols in it drying it out. I need more moisture. Maybe if you have dry curly hair, use a seperate conditioner after. But on the plus side no silicones and smelled great, felt clean and my curls automatically fell into the right places.
I actually waited till I'd used this product a few times to review, simply because I didn't want to be premature about how well it worked. But, 3 washes later, I am still so happy with my results that I had to review it!
I have fine hair, but a lot of it, going just past my shoulders. It is dry at the ends, but gets oily at the roots without a good clean. To find a product that conditions my ends without leaving my roots greasy has been a lifelong struggle. However, thanks to this product, that struggle no longer exists!
I became interested in cleansing conditioners when I learned that sulfates, the chemicals that cause the lather in most shampoos, aren't very healthy and actually strip oils from your hair, resulting in overproduction of sebum. I began looking into Wen, but it was so expensive at $40/16oz bottle that I simply couldn't justify it. It was then I learned that L'Oreal had their own type of sulfate free cleansing conditioner, so I ran out and bought it. It was only marginally cheaper at $13/8.3oz bottle. However, it was too moisturizing. The first day after wash my hair was pretty nice, then the next day I had to wash all over again. That was when I found out I could buy Hair One at my local Sally Beauty!
I picked up the Sweet Almond Oil one. I was torn between the Almond and the Cucumber, as both say they are for normal hair. I picked the Almond in the end because it smelled better. I am in love with the scent, I wish it stayed on my hair longer! It cost me about $16 for a 12oz bottle. This is still pretty expensive for a hair cleanser, but had it not worked I could have returned it for a full refund. It was still less expensive per oz than both Wen and L'Oreal.
Upon using it, I found that it had a very thick and creamy consistency. This was very nice, as I felt that it coated my hair nicely and felt very nourishing. I applied the conditioner, starting at my scalp, then nape of neck, then scrubbing for a few minutes as instructed. I then added some more pumps to the rest of my hair. I would say I probably used around 20-25 pumps in all, which may seem like a lot, but I ended up having clean hair for 3 days, so I saved by not having to wash as often. I did not use a wide tooth comb to comb through, but found it very effective to turn my head upside down, both to scrub my scalp AND to comb through with my fingers.
I'm not sure why people say it tangles your hair when it's in. To me I had no problem combing through, it felt very much like a conditioner. Upon rinsing it out, it rinsed very quickly and cleanly, although I think your water hardness probably makes a difference there. I did not experience any tangles or hair loss.
I rubbed two pumps through my damp hair after washing as a leave in, then towel dried. Usually I would let it air dry but it was cold and I wanted to see the results, so I blow-dried it using the warm-not hot- setting. Results? Oh my word, my hair is silky, soft, not too flat, and oh so straight withought me even touching a flat iron. I can't stop touching it, and everyone noticed the difference. It is very light feeling as well. As I mentioned before, I can now go about 4 days between washes before my hair gets oily. So it is definetley worth the almost $20. You can buy normal shampoo for that price, and you'd have to use it every day.
The last words are: Never will I shampoo again!!
I thought this product was kind of weird at first. I have never used something so rich and creamy to wash my hair before. I usually like shampoo that lathers up real nice but I know that those kind of shampoos with sulfates can be damaging to your hair and strips them of the oil your hair needs. I bought three trail packs at Sally Beauty for $1.59 each because I wanted try the different kinds. So far I have only tried the Sweet Almond Oil for Normal Hair one. I have fine hair, but a lot of it (according to my hair dresser) and this did not weigh my hair down. I feel like my hair was moisturized and did not tangle too badly (which it normal does). It also left my hair smelling good..light and clean smelling. My husband even commented that my hair smelled good.
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I love this. Yes, I am never going back to normal hair products either.
My hair is long, down to my waist, naturally straight, not too fine but not thick either. I do not color, perm my hair, ever and I rarely use a hair straightener.
I use Hair One (Olive Oil) to co-wash my hair for two days in a row and then I use a sulfate free shampoo and conditioner combo. This routine works perfectly and my hair has never been better. It is so soft, shiny and healthy.
I have to mention that I always use cold water when washing my hair, I normally dry it with a towel, then let it air dry and finish it with a blow drier (cold temperature). I swear by this product and I am always recommending it to anyone who will listen.
When I first started to use the product, I was in may late 50's. I noticed that my hair was starting to get that "old lady fuzzy look." Like many other people, I decided to try this product instead of Wen because of price. I have been using it for about a year and a half, and couldn't be happier. I feel that it has taken the "aged look" from my hair. I actually have much more body. At first, it was hard to get used to putting this on before jumping in the shower. I now have adopted the routine of putting it on, getting out my clothes, flossing and brushing. It is all what you get used to. I gave a bottle to my 24 year old daughter, and she is now a believer. Her hair looks full and healthy.
So far I've only tried L'Oreal's Cleansing Conditioner, which I really liked and inspired me to explore others. I also have Wen now, which I have yet to try, so I will likely be updating this review in light of that. I do not like this as much as L'Oreal's, which happens to be even cheaper than this. A couple things; this doesn't feel nearly as moisturizing in a few ways. When it's in my hair I cannot run my fingers through it like I can with the L'Oreal. It also absolutely requires me to use additional conditioner. When I'm styling, my hair doesn't want to behave nearly as well and once I'm done styling, it feels like I've used a normal moisturizing shampoo, nothing special. I think this could be good to use in my rotation when my hair needs a little extra cleaning, but other than that, L'Oreal's beats this hands down. I am also not a fan of the menthol for a couple reasons; the scent and I happen to think menthol is very irritating. ETA: I used the Olive Oil version. UPDATE: Wen is better than this by quite a bit. This is very close to a regular hydrating shampoo. Wen is creamier. However, I STILL think L'Oreal is my favorite of all of them. I now have Salon Grafix Cleansing Conditioner and will compare and update. Like I said before, I may still use this in my rotation for a little extra cleansing when I need it.
I bought the sample size (isn't it amazing that Sally's has so many of them! :D) so I guess it was the Olive Oil kind. I was so very pleasantly surprised!!! I would have never bought full size/price yet I gave the sample a shot and I was amazed that it softened my hair yet it actually felt clean. I followed with a deep conditioner packet but I think the shampoo alone was great. I don't think I'd ever lay down the cash for WEN. But I will buy another sample size of this. I probably won't buy the full size only because I am happy with cheaper shampoos but for people who go higher end I think it's great.
Update: The second time I bought a sample packet I was less impressed. It's ok, but my hair is a stubborn pain in the butt.