Wen by Chaz Dean • Lavender Cleansing Conditioner • Conditioner
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I don't know what possessed me to buy a packet of this on eBay, I forget how it even came into my mind to buy. I've done co-washing before with lackluster results on my fine thin stick straight hair (using Suave and VO5) and I figured I'd try this, hate it and only be out the couple bucks for the packet.
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG
I love this stuff so much it hurts. For one thing, it's scented with real lavender essential oil and no other fragrance so that's a big plus for me. I hate fake lavender scents. Real lavender rocks my world - I put lavender oil it in my hot steam vaporizer while I sleep in the winter. But I digress. I've been playing around with some of the other Wen formulations...613 (which I HATE) Sweet Almond Mint, Pomegranate and the seasonals and my hair seems to like Lavender the best. Good thing I'm a lavender freak. My hair is so smooth and shiny, has body, a bit of volume (not a ton but I'm not expecting miracles) and blows out smooth with NO OTHER PRODUCT. No serums, oils, smoothing balms, NOTHING. Yes it is expensive but considering I won't have to buy any styling products anymore, I'm sold. I try to get good TSV's on QVC and I'll buy on eBay if it seems legit.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I also used this for awhile with great success - no extreme itching like with DevaCurl No Poo, and the frizziness was gone from my curly hair. But, when Winter came, I started to notice flakes and my head started to itch. I tried to send an email to the company to ask them what to do, and their website was nonfunctional - odd. Then I tried to call them, and they have one of those phone systems that loops you around endlessly so that don't have to answer the phone. Well, they p'd me off sufficiently that I'm switching brands. The crappy treatment was the last straw - makes me suspicious of their product and their business.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am a product junkie, I product hop like no one's business - I am loyal to few, no matter how much I might love them. But, I can honestly say, nothing will ever clean my hair again. I LOOOVE Wen. I tried it for a month, and Hair One piqued my interest - not even close for me. I had to use more, so the appeal of a cheaper product didn't hold, and my hair wasn't as soft, and was certainly not the tangle free waves I had grown accustomed to with Wen. I hadn't used a brush since I started using Wen - even when I woke up my hair was still smooth. Having used both, I can very enthusiastically say Wen is AWESOME and if you can afford this splurge, do it! You won't regret it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I don't use nearly as much as they tell you to. My hair is waist length and not that thick but it's curly and I use 2 pumps along with my tangle teezer and it works wonders. My hair stays curly and doesn't frizz up. I was also very impressed with the amount of body my hair had considering it's not shampoo. I thought I wouldn't like this stuff but I'm surprised at how well it worked out.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
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
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Neutral Hair: Red Eyes: Green
When (no pun intended:) I first began using this, I really liked it...reason being, it gave my short, thick, but fine textured hair more volume. But I also have color treated hair, and I have finally come to the conclusion that, at least for me, this strips my color terribly. I know that Chaz says on air and in his infomercials that this does NOT strip haircolor, but everyone's hair is different, and for me, it is definitely stripping my haircolor. As for the packaging, I like the pump, but the pump itself is not long enough and you invariably can't pump out the product at the very bottom of the bottle and one has to turn the bottle upside down and smack it on the palm of the hand in order to get the rest of the product out. Although I like the extra volume that it gives my hair, the fact that my haircolor doesn't last with this product, sadly, will mean that I will have to discontinue using it. Since I have about a year's supply, I'll use it for shaving instead. Sorry, Chaz.....it doesn't work for me. Maybe I'm in the minority. Does anyone else have this problem with this product?
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: My very damaged and fine hair did well with this AT FIRST (I left one pump in for leave-in conditioner.)
CONS: Have to follow their long, long instructions. Smell is not so good. Price. *******EDIT: Breaks me out along my hairline and my neck and back. Worked great for about a week. Then it was weighed down and had a coating on my hair.
ALTERNATES: I personally prefer for shampoo: Weightless Conditioning Shampoo by Motions (found in the African American hair section of my Walmart)....and for conditioner: Garnier 3-Minute Undo Dryness Reversal with olive oil or Weightless Conditioner Detangler by Motions.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I cannot say enough how in love I am with this product! I have 3b type curly hair and have tried more shampoos and conditioners than I could ever possibly recall. THIS product is the absolute best! I was using Frederic Fekkai before and really liked that, but I have switched to Wen. My hair is softer and shinier without any product aids than it has ever been in my life! I can't stop touching it, I am still amazed...The key is #1 to use enough product (which is ALOT...I have bra length hair and use a total of 20-24 pumps), and #2 to RINSE, rinse, rinse for a couple minutes. I have oily skin and this does not bother it at all. I was having problems with itchy scalp before this, but I no longer have that. People keep commenting on my hair; I'm eating it up! I wash my hair about every 3-4 days with this...could possibly go 5 days if I rinsed my hair every day, but I just don't take the time, and then oils build up. Also, I have a biracial little girl, and this does WONDERS for her hair!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
YES!!! Just tried this stuff this mornin' -- and used the reviewer below's advice (thanks, tracita!) RINSE, RINSE, RINSE. Before the Wen, and after. I could've probably rinsed some more, truth be told. But things went really well for my first go. My hair is super shiny and soft today! And the menthol spell doesn't linger at all. I'm am a little greasy near my forehead, but I imagine I can put less there with the next go 'round. And just as they advertised, my hair holds a curl better with this stuff! Usually my curls are all straight by mid-day, but it's 2pm now, and they're still holdin' on. With some experimentation with the amount of squirts (I have bra-length hair) and the rinsing, I do believe this may be HG status. Stay tuned!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
The most important step when using WEN is to rinse, rinse before cleansing and rinse rinse rinse after cleansing and then when you think you've rinsed more than enough, rinse some more (on average, I would say I rinse for about two minutes, I sometimes count). I now have excellent results with all formulas of WEN...when I first started using this line though, my hair was super soft yet super flat...once I fine-tuned the amount I needed along and rinsed like a maniac, my hair is the best it's ever been. RINSE!!! I cannot say it enough. My hair is fine texture but I have a lot of it--it's highlighted every 9 weeks...I tend to get oily around the hairline...my ends can get frizzy because of the processing. I rinse for at least a minute before applying WEN (especially if using styling products). I have found using FIG on the length (10 pumps) and any one of the other varieties on the scalp and sides (15-20 pumps of either Sweet Almond Mint, Cucumber Aloe, Tea Tree or Lavender) works best for me--FIG is a bit too heavy for the top and sides--I like to leave one pump of the SAM in after cleansing, a leave-in conditioner if you will. Originally I was washing every third day, with the third day not looking so hot because of the oil build-up around the hairline--my new trick, which is basically cleansing my hairline with Philosophy's Purity Made Simple at the same time I'm washing my face, has allowed me to go 4-5 days in between cleansings. With that said, I do still rinse rinse rinse every day even though I'm not cleansing. This system is very cost-effective for me so I rated price as three lippies--you can't beat washing only once or twice a week! I love the scent of all five varieties, I also love the tingly sensation. I do not like the pump dispenser though--once you get to the last third of the bottle, the pump no longer dispenses properly so it's guesswork to me as to how much I'm dumping out into my palm--two lippies for packaging--the bottles ARE pretty. I order from QVC because they usually have good deals on kits. I love to watch Chaz present his products on the Q as well--it's very calming and soothing to listen to him :) I'm a fan for life--been using since September '07. I tossed my el cheapo hair cleansers and gave DH my old beloved Fekkai. PS--I forgot to say that since using WEN, my highlights no longer look dull after a couple of weeks--they stay bright and shiny...
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Wow...this stuff is amazing. My hairdresser suggested it since my highlighted and shoulder length hair was starting to look like straw. It is sooo gentle and it smells amazing. It transforms my hair into silky smooth shinyness....I could not be happier. I do not use it every day...only every other (or else my hair starts to feel too heavy) but will use it every day in the summer (when it is so hot and I am not working and I wear my hair up in a clip most days anyway). This stuff is great. I wish it wasn't in the annoying pump bottle (hard to pump all that stuff in the shower) but I'll deal with it! I know that I should not be washing my hair every day, but this makes it OK. I got it from QVC for a decent price, but like everything else I wish it were cheaper. If you are having ANY dry hair troubles whatsoever, this is a LIFESAVER.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I have been using the Wen line for just a week now, and I've already grown to LOVE it. I don't know if Wen will completely replace Bumble & Bumble for me, but I do love the idea of using a shampoo without the sodium laurel/laureth sulfates.
My hair is dry, coarse and kinda curly, shoulder length, and I only shampoo once or twice per week. Given these factors, the 16 ounce cleansing conditioner should last me a good 6 weeks. That is the true test. I currently buy the liter size bottles of B&B and they last me more than a year, but I'd be willing to give up the shampoo and conditioner and just use their styling products. I'd be paying more for the Wen cleanser, but again, that whole lack of SLS really gives Wen an edge as far as I'm concerned.
My scalp has already improved, and significantly so. SLS is a skin irritant, which leads me to believe it was what was making my scalp so unbearbly itchy. I used the sweet almond & mint bath/body/hair oil, massaging it into my scalp and leaving it on overnight, and it felt amazing. It really calmed my scalp, leaving it feeling very refreshed.
As for my hair, it is soft and shiny and I love the way it looks!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is the first cleansing conditioner I tried and the best for my hair. My hair is fine, straight, dry from coloring and highlighting, and cut in a short A-line bob. I have dry skin so that also contributes to dry hair/scalp. I looked into washing with conditioner because I was experiencing dry winter air causing flyaways and fading color since my hair is more reddish,thus fades quicker. This conditoner, when I use it properly, makes my hair full, less static-y, and my hair looks bright and shiny. And at the end of the day my hair still looks pretty clean. However the nexr morning, my hair looks kinda greasy so I have to use this stuff everyday, and have not be able to go more days as advertised. I did try other Wen conditioners(almond mint and fig) and those weighed down my hair and by evening my hair looked greasy. I also tried some cheap conditioners such as Suave and White Rain to cleanse my hair but then my scalp started breaking out. The scent of this conditioner is not as great as I wished--it has too much menthol and not enough lavender for my tastes but it seems to work so I will continue to use. When I know if this delivers on the long-term, i.e., makes my color last longer, hair is in better condition per their advertisements, then I will post an update.