HOLY COW.. READ THIS WOOOW!
I got my box of Wen from the infomercial yesterday. Last night I opened the box and read through all the material. I was so excited.
I have thick, color treated hair. I'm product addicted. I spend a fortune on Big Sexy, Bumble, whatever. When I get out of the shower I have to load on product and silicones to smooth it out. If I air dry it, it's fraggle and if I blow dry it it's giant fraggle. It takes me 45 minutes to flat iron.
condition: Lanza (54 dollars a bottle)
Redken Align 12 before I dry it
Chi Silk InFusion before I flat iron
Chi flat iron spray during flat iron
Fekkai glossing cream to finish
I showered and used 16 pumps on my long hair. I massaged it into my scalp. It was yummy. The scent reminds me of Carols Daughter but the texture of Wen is not shampoo like. It's conditioner. It spreads easily if you splash some water on it. I combed it through with the shower comb and went on about my shower. The last thing I did was rinse and added a dime sized amount as a leave in. I focused on the midsection (ponytail section) to the ends.
I dried my hair until it was almost dry and it was very smooth and shiny. It was nice and bouncy too, but it was not FRAGGLE! So.. brownie points for that!
This morning I woke up, brushed it and went to the DMV. A guy told me he thought my hair was so pretty! OK... it's the DMV..
I went home to flat iron and it took about 10 minutes to do the whole thing. I did not use any product. It was smooth and shiny and even the underside was easy to straighten. More brownie points.
I walked my dogs 5 blocks to the groomer. On the way a car stopped and a man told me he loved my hair. OK.. .. I laughed at that.
On the way back a man hollered at me from his porch and told me 'I had pretty hair and the sunshine made it sparkle'
Then I started to feel like I was in the 'Charlie' perfume ads from the 70's.
I might have gotten a little attitude but yet another car stopped and the guy told me I was hot and he loved my long red hair.
Ok.. you probably think I'm making this up. Nope.. it's true!!! So even if that isn't the kind of review you're looking for.. here's the big bonus.
It's 95 degrees and 100 percent humidity. I came back from walking 10 blocks and my hair was as flat as it was when I left. It did not frizz!
I LOVE this stuff. I think next time, I will add a small amount of this product or the styling product after I flat iron to see if it makes any difference.
I read the reviews here and people did note that you have to rinse well. I did not find that to be a huge problem. My hair is more dry and not at all oily so it really rinsed clean for me. Plus, I handled the leave- in with no residue.
I do think there is a bit of a learning curve but nothing that a savvy MUAer couldn't handle. I didn't mind that it didn't suds up because it feels very tingly and not dry. It's very luscious on your hair. When you try it, you may have to do some trial and error to get the right amount.
16 pumps sounds like a lot but it's about the amount I would use of my regular shampoo. That's about the size of a big gumball for reference.
Wen is SLS free and that is exactly what I wanted. I'm so happy with this product.
For more on SLS take a look here
EDIT: DATE: 10/1/08. I've been using Wen for 3 months now. Still love it. My stylist said my hair is phenom! The color stays in better and it's very healthy. BTW.. even today as I was out walking my dog, someone stopped their car to tell me how shiny my hair is. I washed two days ago and air dried it. Go figure!
I have found that if you are getting too oily from the Wen.. then you might want to use a very small amount of sulfate free shampoo on the roots only every 3rd shampoo or soo. I think the texture of your hair makes a difference on how much you should use. My kids use it in a spray bottle with water after the shower as a leave in. I'm getting the Fig one next month.
This is expensive, but it works! I have found my HG hair shampoo/treatment/care product and I will never go back to anything else! I rarely ever buy anything from infomercials, but given my good experience with products backed up by Guthy renker (Proactiv many years ago) and numerous star endorsements, I decided to give this a try. I have naturally straight hair, very long (middle of my back) that is cut in layers and coloured/highlighted. My hair is veryt thick and although it's naturally straight, if I wanted it to look polished, I had to resort to a blow drier or flat iron to make it look nice, which would dry it out even more and then the viscious circle continues. Air dried on its own (unless I braided it for a relaxed wave look) it looked frizzy and without shine. Another major issue for me was the tangling underneath. The tangling would be so bad that after a day with my hair down I would literally be in tears trying to comb it out. Well, I am happy to say this is all now history thanks to Wen!!!!! I followed the instructions to the t, used 40 pums to wash my hair, 3-4 pumps as a leave-in conditioner, a dab of styling cream and a bit of the texture balm and just slept with my hair wet overnight... WOW! I was sooooo impressed this morning, and this is after only one treatment (I heard it gets even better over time). First of all, I can't remeber when my hair was this soft and shiny! Secondly, I look like I have blow dried my hair, it's bouncy, yet sleek and polished but not greasy. I am not sure how to explain - it just looks perfect, like I have had a $100 blow dry! (A good cut for this is a must though!). Best of all, no more tangles, no more breaking and pulling of my hair! I did pour some product into a water bottle for "refreshing" of my hair style daily (I only wash my hair once a week), but I think I prefer to pump out 1 pump of the product, disperse with my hands all over - instead of pumping the infused water. For me that works better daily. Yes, the key IS in not skimping on the product when you wash your hair and keeping it on the hair for as long as possible. I rinse my hair well, put on 40 pumps of the product (5 sections x 8 pumps each for the long hair) and then use a bit of water to emulsify. Then I leave it on for as long as I can (I think 10 minutes as I scrub my body, shave my legs, file my feet, etc.). Then I comb out and rinse it out WELL. This is VERY important. Although your hair will not be squeeky, it should not feel "silicony". I just remove major amount of water by sliding my fingers down my hair, but while it's soaking wet I add 3-4 pumps of product into my hair (it says 1-2, but that's not enough for a long hair I think). I add a quarter size amt. of styling creme and just let it air dry naturally (Usually overnight). Perfect hair in the morning! I am REALLY impressed! I haven't used the mask yet, but I plan to before and after my next highlights/colouring. I will definitely keep repurchasing, although, at $30+ per month, it's not a cheap product.
I am a TV shopping channel addict and when I saw this on QVC, I figured what the heck, if I don't like it I can return it. It is totally different than any other shampoo you use. It's really like putting conditioner on your hair because there are no suds. It does seem strange to "wash" your hair without any suds but my hair has never looked so good and I'm 53 and color it. My hair is super shiny and holds it color longer.
On the rare occasion I do use shampoo, my hair feels gummy and sticky; I don't know why but it's enough to make me run back to the Wen. I'm on automatic delivery so I will never run out.
It is pricey, but to steal L'Oreal's slogan: I'm worth it.
I had such high hopes for this product. But let me put this in a nutshell for you. Its bascially washing your hair with a conditioner. after day 2 your scalp is still so oily, not refreshed at all. Your hair is limp, finish is dull. My hair is not even difficult hair. I could use Pert and get a better result. Yuck. save your money, this is going right back
I got this last week. I have long, wavy, DRY hair. I usually use intensive conditioners in my hair and hair masks once a month, that makes my hair feel really nice and soft. THis did not do anything for my hair but make it feel dry. My hair obviously is too dry for the general infomercial version of this product. Maybe if I tried the fig one it might have been better, but not this version.
My feels dry and looks really bad right now. I am sending it back. I am sure this works great for normal hair, but not coaser or dry hair.
i really wanted to like this product...it is too bad
This is the best thing out there for hair! I can't believe how much better my hair looks after just one use. Better after a few uses. In fact, I ran out and had to use my regular shampoo and just once with that I could see dry frazzled hair. As soon as I got my next shipment of Wen, back to soft, healthy looking hair. Granted, it's not going to change your DNA, if you want thick hair but were born with fine hair, you'll have to live with it but....it will make your natural born hair look it's best!
I have only been using Wen for about a week, but so far I absolutely love it! My hair is below the shoulders, thin, fine, flat and highlighted. It is very prone to breakage and split ends and always seemed to look damaged. I used excellent salon products, but still felt my hair didn't look healthy. After watching several Chaz Dean shows on QVC and the infomercial countless times, as well as hearing a positive review from a friend, I decided to try Wen hoping it would cure my frazled ends - OMG - it did!!!! My hair is so much healthier looking and soft! I have always had to wash my hair everyday because it gets so oily near the scalp, but wierdly, with Wen it doesn't! I have actually skipped a day a couple of times and I have never been able to do that with regular shampoo! The only negative is that my hair doesn't style quite as well, but no matter as it looks so mch better. I ordered Wen from the infomercial because everything was on waitlist on QVC, then Chaz was on QVC last Friday so I ordered a couple of different kits to try products the don't sell throught the informercial site and moved their auto delivery back several months so I can try all the different Wen Cleansing Conditioners to see which I like best. I hope this product continues to work as well for me with continued use as it does now!
I really wanted to like this product. I tried it for about three weeks and followed the directions to a T. It really makes my hair unstyle-able. The second day my hair looks real greasy. It may be fine for peolple with thick or course hair, but not for my fine hair. I also really don't have the time it takes rinse. I went back to my trusty Redken All Soft and my hair looks and feels GREAT!
So lots of us have watched infomercials and wondered if this stuff actually works. I have been so distraught by the dry, flyaway, nightmare when I wake up, that my overly processed hair has become that I was willing to try ANYTHING! So I saw the 30 minute pitch on this stuff that isn't exactly a shampoo, at least not a soap based shampoo. They had that blond actress from 90210 giving her testimonial about this stuff so I figured, for $30, or what ever it ended up being, I had nothing to lose and if it really worked... So I anxiously awaited this miracle product that would tame the wild beast and when it came, I immediately "washed" my hair and followed the directions. They said you would see and immediate difference, which I did. I can't remember when my hair was this soft and shiny. If you can get past the idea that you have to use an INSANE amount of this product and that after you rinse it out , you put more of it in and let it dry, and can get over the fact that it isn't soap, then you should try this. I am not one to go for the autoship and in this case I DON'T want the "wax" stick hair holder. I will never use that and don't want a new one coming every 3 months , so I need to find a way to buy the products separately but I have been REALLY happy with the rest of the system. When I wake up in the morning I spray a mist of the product that has been mixed with water, all over my hair and fluff it around, make it curly or what ever I want to do to it and in a little while it is dry and looking good. I am not sure how this stuff works and God only knows if my hair is actually clean since this isn't soap, but if you have dry hair and are at the end of your rope, give this Wen system a try.
The concept of this is great. I love the all natural ingrediants and no sulfates, but what a lot of time and hassle to shampoo and quick condition your hair. Chaz says it takes about 10 minutes with the rinsing, emulsifying, rinsing again and it truly does. If you try to shorten any of the steps your hair will look greasy. I'm not thrilled with this for cleansing, but really liked it as a conditioner and considered keeping this until....I tried to call the 800 number to cancel the auto shipments. I even considered trying the cucumber aloe for my next order since my hair is fine and I thought I'd give that one a try. Anywho, I have been calling every day for a week and can NOT get through to anyone. "Due to high calling volume, please try to call back later." I've called at least a dozen times! I'll probably get my auto shipment and have to pay to send it back. Even if I loved this product I wouldn't repurchase due to the very poor customer service.
I feel they are trying to rip me off since I can't get a hold of them to cancel my order. If I was to order again I would do it through QVC, that way you can order or cancel online. Beware caliing the 800 number!!