UGH. horrible, horrible product. seriously, such a let down. after watching the commercial several times i was so excited to have my hair look super shiny and full of volume like the models as shown television. according to the commercial, with 16-24 pumps of wen your hair can look amazing, right? wrong. if i could give this negative lippies, i would.
the first time i tried wen i did exactly as the directions said. after all said and done, my hair was greasy and really weighed down. it wasn't shiny at all, in fact it looked like i hadn't showered in days! i will admit it does smell really nice, but for someone who has fine, straight hair, wen will make your hair look really gross.
for the amount of money i spent, i really tried to "get into" it. after several more tries, i gave up and switched back to shampoo and conditioner. i would never buy this product again!
maybe wen works for some gals, but definitely not for me. total waste of money!
I love this product! I buy mine from QVC in the 32 ounce size. I've used it for about 2 years now. I have medium long frizzy hair, and this product really seems to help the frizziness. I've tried the cucumber, fig, and lavendar, and this is my favorite in terms of smell and results. It is expensive, so I usually only use this when I want a sleek blow-out. I will use a cheap drug store brand if I'm going to put my hair in a pony tail.
I didn't even buy this product. My friend did and I was spending the night at her house. So I decided to try it. The only thing I like is that it smells nice. It made my hair feel like I just drenched it with oil and ran a comb through it. I could not wait to go home and wash and condition my hair with the stuff I have at home.
To get the best result from ANY product you use, read and follow the directions. Don't deviate. I use Wen every time I wash my hair and my hair is smoother and has less breakage. It does clean my hair because I follow the directions, exactly.
Pros: Sulfate/Detergent free
Cons: Time consuming
You have to use a lot of product
Would I recommend? Hmm the 39.95 starter pack...
First of all, this isn't exactly cheap...and you have to use a lot of it. But since I use A LOT of conditioner anyways, it's really no different from buying salon conditioner and shampoo.
I love it. I have very long curly hair that's thin. This makes it feel super soft and shiny, even when I straighten it afterwards. Also, since I've been using it...only about a month now...my hair gets less greasy so quickly. My bangs used to get pretty greasy the next day after washing, now no way at all.
You do have to scrub it into your scalp very well if you want it to clean though, it won't lather at all...so if you're lazy and just rub some on and rinse...you're not going to get clean hair.
A lot of people have been saying that they wash their scalp with it, rinse, and then rub into the scalp again and also condition the length of the hair. I just follow the bottle instructions...I massage into my scalp, about 5 pumps. When I'm done with that I put about 5 more pumps onto the length of my hair...I'm bound and determined not to use as much as it says you should (I want to stretch the bottle out!) It says you should use 15 or more if you have long hair. My hair falls below my boobs...so I would call it long and I only use 10 pumps most times, just be smart about it. Anyways, and then I just do the rest of my shower stuff...body wash, shave, wash my face...and at the end I rinse it out. And I've never had any problems, just be thorough and you'll be fine.
I'm looking forward to using it for a longer time so my hair will go even longer without growing greasy...since washing your hair everyday is bad for your hair. I truly believe that the people who don't like it are just using it incorrectly...but then again, perhaps some hair types don't take to it.
Overall, it is expensive (for some people, including me) but worth it. I'd rather splurge on this and buy $2 hair spray and just not eat out like 2 times when I would have...and presto, that's the cost of it! Haha, or that's how I justify it.
I love Wen....this product has taken my hair from dry frizzy and fly away to soft and silky in just about 8 months.....I think the people who don't find it to be this way are not using it correctly.....I watched a demo just recently where he suggested to wash with half (I do 10 pumps, 5 on top and 5 on bottom, shoulder length hair) first rinse and repeat , directions the bottle does not include and it makes a huge difference from just the single wash the bottle instructs. I also use the replenishing spray and the intensive repair mask as well and I would highly recommend this product.....I can safely say I will never use shampoo and conditioner again. :)
ive been using Wen for a year now, and I have mixed feelings about it. the first time I used it I was blown away. My hair was so soft and looked healthy. But after that, it lost it's effect every time I used it. and what was absolutely horrible was that it dried my scalp out SO BAD. it was AWFUL. I kept using it, hoping it was just a weird reaction that would pass but it only got worse. I have also tried every different type there was and pomegranate was the only one that mildly dried my scalp out less. I use this probably once a week now, and mostly as a leave in conditioner. it isn't worth all the hype in my opinion and I know how to use it.
when i first used this product years back, my hair looked amazing air dried! my boyfriend had never seen my hair curly before (i didnt like it because it was so frizzy so i always straightened it first) when he saw how cute and soft my curls were he kept touching my hair. it was so cute. and it made me actually start to appreciate my curls and wear it naturally curly. AND i use it for everything! even on my pets! they have sensitive skin and allergies. after their bath they do NOT smell gross like they would with other pet shampoos. point: this is a great shampoo, condition, deep conditioner, leave in conditioner, shave cream, moisturizer, pet shampoo.
The scent of this conditioner is quite delicious and it makes my scalp feel invigorated and clean, but that's about it. The ends of my hair feel a little too *squeaky clean* for my liking and not as moisturized as I'd like it to be. You won't have big and bouncy, professionally blown-out hair like they show you in the infomercials, either...just ho-hum, clean hair. Nothing worth jumping for joy over.
Edit: I tried this one more time, hoping to get different results, and I also noticed how dry and tangled my hair was. I couldn't get my fingers through it. High price for low quality results.
My stylist says this is amazing, what more can I ask for..I tried this set for only $10 free shipping!!! Everyone at the salon says try it- it's good and healthy for hair..
I have black hair dyed completely blonde, so this WEN system takes care of my hair! It's gentle, conditioning and careful of stripping my color. Blonde hair stays clean virtually no oils for more than 3 days! So this cleanser is perfect, shampoo is too strong. This SMELLS EXACTLY LIKE NIOXIN, FEELS LIKE NIOXIN TOO. I loved Nioxin!
But anyway, so I use this correctly, and it's so clean and fresh feeling..the balm, and texturizing gel is sooooo good, my hair is straight but bouncy!! I love it!! It's better than the Paul Mitchell straight serum! If this isn't cleaning your hair, how often do you wash, if you wash everyday- it should clean it COMPLETELY! Maybe if you wait 2 or 3 days and your hair is extra oily, this won't cleanse it well. Also, USE THE COMB! That's important, use the comb to spread thoroughly and while rinsing off. Combing insures a perfect application, wash and rinse off.
(if you can't afford it stop whining about the price- then don't buy it. How is that Wen's fault? This whole set was $10 and only $20 a bottle on QVC :)