My hair is straight with fine texture.
This 'Cleansing Conditioner' does nothing for my hair, other than weigh it down and leave a slightly sticky, almost a bit greasy residual film on it. Sure, my hair is no longer dry; but neither will it be if I slap on any ol' conditioner or oil and call it a day. Neither one winds up in a good look if your hair is remotely fine, or otherwise, not coarse and/or very frizzy. (I can only assume that it does indeed work for such hair textures; how else could I explain all the satisfied customers?!)
Wen is everywhere at the moment, all the hype, thanks to clever marketing, celebrity endorsements, and shopping channel appearances of Chaz Dean (ew.) (Frankly, I had not heard of him prior to Bravo's Flipping Out, but then again I do live under a rock...).
So is this Wen a new revelation? Or is it all hype and marketing like all the mineral makeup stuff, which is really like any other foundation, in powder form, with no discernible benefits or anything 'new' for your skin, other than the mineral SPF in form of Titanium Dioxide and Zinc - all of which can be found in many ole other products, for a fraction of the price. Nor is it any good if your skin is dry-ish. But I digress...
This product is a base of water and glycerin with all kinds of extracts added, none of which warrant the price. Glycerin is a basic humectant, which can be found in every supermarket drug aisle, for a couple of bucks. It's been known for its moisture-binding properties for ages - so nothing new or revolutionary there. It is also known to be beneficial for dry, coarse hair (think African American hair) - so nothing new here either.
The smell is nice, what with all the 'fancy' (but pointless - look it up) extracts. And I am sure it works well somehow for other hair textures; but if your hair is fine and most of your other hair products have descriptions along the lines of 'Volumizing'-something, then this is definitely not the product for you!
I use my left-over product now on the back of my hands to protect them before doing the washing-up after dinner. Does a nice job at that...
I don't use nearly as many pumps as the bottle calls for. Leaves hair feeling nice... Sometimes leaves the scalp a bit dirty.
Wen by Chaz Dean offers the following scents for different types of hair:
- Fig: A universal cleanser that is wonderful for medium to coarse, wavy to curly and ethnic hair. Also wonderful for dry, dehydrated hair types.
- Lavender: A universal cleanser for all hair types though beneficial for fine to medium, dry, damaged and wavy to curly hair.
- Pomegranate: A universal cleanser for all hair types Gluten free formula.
- Cucumber Aloe: A universal cleanser perfect for all hair types and is extremely beneficial for oily scalps and dry hair due to its astringent and moisturizing properties. Performs amazingly well on fine to medium textured hair adding volume and body, while eliminating frizz.
- Sweet Almond Mint: A universal cleanser that is wonderful for normal to dry hair.
- Tea Tree: A universal cleanser ideal for anyone experiencing scalp issues like itchiness or flakiness. Also great for the follicly challenged
This product leaves hair beautifully smooth..but I must stress that I use this as a conditioner ONLY. It does not clean the gel, dandruff and grease off my hair like regular shampoo does. The first time using it, my hair was still dirty. Like I could feel gel and see flakes. But it felt amazingly soft. So I figured out that this is a great product to use as a conditioner only, or an in-between-washes rinse.
I got a sample of this to try. I followed the directions to a T, scrubbed and scrubbed and rinsed and rinsed, and my hair still felt limp and greasy and gross after I dried it. I use sulfate-free products normally, so I'll just go back to them and toss this I think.
uggg,I Hate this stuff with a passion.First offf i have healthy non-oily hair that I can get away with washing every other day.well not when I wash with this stuff,I wash ny hair last night and around 3pm today it was a grease pit.
didn't notice a difference in my hair
left my hair oily.
so no I wouldn't buy this again.
My hair is back to life..I have being using this product for a month and i already see good results..I did a test i washed my hair with wen and then after three days i washed my hair with regular shampoo and i notice a big diffrence my hair was lifeless and my red color was gone not shiny it took my color off and with wen i dont see red color going down the drain... I will buy this again..the only thing is that is a lil expensive but if you want an awsome shiny beutifull hair... well...I will leave you all to think about it... TRY IT YOU WILL LOVE IT!
I LOVE WEN! My hair was SUPER damaged after a perm and repeated coloring. Even after 3 years of growing out and trimming regularly, my hair wasn't the same.
Saw the WEN product on QVC and was horrified at the amount of money it cost and worried that the results wouldn't justify it. I first tried Sally Beauty's knock off product, Hair One, which dried out and damaged my hair and caused lots of breakage (See my other review for more details) and then switched to more standard conditioner washing with silicone-free conditioners.
Then, my boyfriend's mom gave me WEN as a birthday gift. I gotta tell you, I'm in love. My hair is moisturized, sleek, shiny, and unlike a lot of reviewers, I don't get the greasiness they speak of. I can go 2-3 days between washes. It's certainly a lot more work in the shower than standard shampoos and conditioners, but it's SO worth it. It does have one silicone- amodimethicone in the ingredient list, but I think that's one of the water-soluble silicones. The packaging gets to be a pain because when you get to the end of the bottle the pump stops working and you find yourself banging the bottle on your hand trying to get the last of the product out...but for me that's a small price to pay for amazing hair.
I will say that conditioner washing with Suave or V05 products is certainly a cheaper alternative at about $1 a bottle, and it's almost as effective. But I find that those products tend to leave my hair limper and feeling much more fine than WEN does. With WEN my hair is manageable, soft and feels thicker to the touch.
Waiting on a shipment of the new Winter scent now. Can't wait!
This isnt a horrible product but its deffinitly NOT worth the price for the ammount you have to use to get your hair/ scalp clean. first off the directions on the bottle are rediculous you do not need that many pumps, i think it depends more on your hairs type and texture if you have fine straight hair i wouldnt recomend cowashing because straight hair tends to get oily faster than curly hair like mine does. when i wash my hair with this its great if i leave it naturally curly. but if i use this and blow dry my hair straight it will be super greasy then next day. ABBA s/cconditioners have the same exact ingredients are are half the price, plus you get bigger bottles (: so all in all i wouldnt buy it again just because theres better alternatives out there
I've been using Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner for almost 3 months now and I absolutely love it! My hair feels amazing and smooth. I had bleach blonde hair in the beginning of october which made my hair an unhealthy mess. But after using Wen and dyeing my hair back to a deep brown, my hair has become stronger and looks and feels healthier. I do use a regular shampoo and condidtioner just because after a while it feels like I'm just washing my hair with conditioner. But overalI, I love this product. Hate the price/love Wen!
Wen does make my hair feel great, but I've returned to the normal shampoo and conditioner system. And I do feel like it's totally over-rated. You CAN get great hair without Wen.
I have been curious about Wen for a while and I saw it on QVC for a set of 5 for $100. I figured if I didn't like it I could give it away as Christmas presents. :) Turns out I love this stuff. My hair is fine and really damaged and this makes it look great and feel soft. It hasn't looked this good in a long time. The trick is you have to rinse it out really well at the roots, otherwise it will be greasy. I also don't use as much as they say to, you only have to use enough to saturate your hair with it. Then I throw a shower cap on and go about my shower business. Rinse it out at the last minute and put on a little more through the ends as a leave in. Very simple and easy. Glad I tried it because I saw mixed reviews, I almost didn't. So far no cons, except the price, and it might have a tendency to build up on your hair over time, so do all good conditioners, but so what, use a clarifying shampoo, once a month and your good.