Wen by Chaz Dean • Fig Cleansing Conditioner • Conditioner
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
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: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
I've used a lot of conditioners for co-washing over the last decade, but this one is the first one I've disliked. I went into Sephora looking for another brand and was steered towards this. It smelled wonderful in the store, and so I bought it, even though I wasn't 100% happy with a couple of the ingredients (which are, by the way, nothing spectacular, despite the hefty price tag). The bottle I brought home smelled a great deal different from the product I sampled in the store. What I got smells medicine-y, like cough drops. But I gave it a fair shake. Three washes later, my 3A curls formed a giant poofball. OK, maybe it's the weather? Washed my hair with the kids' shampoo, massaged a lot of jojoba oil into my hair and scalp -- hair is soft, silky and just downright nice. Two washes with Wen later, I'm back to frizzy, giant poofball. Hair is not silky. Repeat this phenomenon two more times, and I'm convinced it's the Wen Cleansing Conditioner. Fair shake time over, this one's going in the can.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
Smells like cough syrup!! Got a variety kit from QVC and this was the worst smelling one. Pump doesn't work when you get down to 1/4 left in bottle. Only pro after using 4 small bottles was it kept my color.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
First time trying Wen. Have tried L'Oreals and Hair One's versions of cleansing conditioners. I still think L'Oreal's is my favorite because of how hydrating it is. This is good and I want to experiment more with it as I have done the others, which, by the way, Hair One is my least favorite of all of them. One thing I hate about this particular formula is the scent, which is like cherry cough syrup and is just atrocious. I also have the Fall Ginger Pumpkin which smells heavenly but is supposedly not as hydrating as the Fig. I shall experiment with that also and update.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
For someone who has been co-washing for several years, this is a cleansing conditioner that I actually feel confident using. My scalp and roots feel fresh, but my hair is hydrated and soft, and my curls look amazing. This formula is definitely the best one for my hair needs, I just really wish it didn't smell like Fig.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Wen is not worth the money ladies so don't waste it!!! I have been using it for 3 years & my hair is flat, lifeless, dull & has built up on it. I am switching to Sallys One N Only Argan Oil which gets raving reviews. And once a week I am going to use Suave Naturals which is fabulous shampoo btw to rid any build up from not using traditional shampoo. So do not waste your money on Wen, it's a complete gimic. It doez make your hair soft but that's about it
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
WEN is amazing! Period. It made my hair super soft without being mushy or coated. It doesn't smell good to me and the menthol seemed a bit strong, but the results are worth it. I'm relaxed and color treated so moisture/protein balance is important to me so I will be continue to use protein conditioners as well as clarifying, but WEN is now a staple. I've tried Hair One and there is no comparison. One thing I'd also say is to make sure you clarify if you're going to use WEN. It's so moisturizing that I could see moisture balance becoming a problem.
Update: I have a 32 oz bottle. I've washed my hair 3 times using about 25 pumps each wash. My botte is a little less than 1/4 gone. I like WEN but it's too expensive. Normally a 32oz bottle of conditioner lasts me at least a couple of times. I do use them in rotation but I am heavy handed. So I'm going to keep WEN in my stash but only use it as a cowash and not a cleanser. It'd be gone way too quick if I were to use all the pumps they tell you to.
Update: This stuff is so goood on my hair! I have to keep buying it! Being relaxed and color treated, moisture is my whale. Fig gives me the moisture I need. I've found moisture like this in other conditioners, but they have parabens which I'm getting rid of in my products.
Update: This stuff is the best! I don't use it everytime to wash my hair, but I use it as a leave in each and everytime. WEN is def worth the money.
Update: I used it on my dd's natural hair and it sucked. I'm better off using Aussie Moist on her natural hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
When a product is as hyped as "Wen", and I don't like it, I tend to doubt myself. Maybe I didn't use it properly..Maybe I didn't buy the right formula for my hair. So I've tried Wen on more than a few occasions, switching formulas, making sure I used enough pumps and rinsed like I was being graded on it. What I found was this: consistent use of Wen and only Wen left me with hair that felt dirty and stiff (trying to think of a better antonym for soft). It didn't matter if I used Fig, Sweet Almond Mint, etc. I also don't like the fact that this product contains menthol. I would never put menthol on my face or skin, knowing how it can irritate skin, so I don't want it in my hair care either. Thank god I didn't experience hair loss as some others have reported. I say save your money. There are plenty of good options at the drugstore and in the last few years there has been a real boon in the sulfate free department. My current favorites come from Suave and Tresemme. Can't beat the price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Wen cleansed as promised but I had to follow up w/ another conditioner. I enjoyed the tingle on the scalp but my hair did not seam to benefit. The fig formula is supposed to work with thick curly hair and my hair just laughed at it. I did find that it worked very well on straight hair. My husband has straight thin hair and his hair looks great after using this. Like I said before this product cleanses but did not replace a conditioner, detangler, or leave in. However I like it as a shave gel.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I wanted to love this--I was so excited to find it on eBay with free shipping...But I absolutely hated it.
First, I really dislike the strong 'tingle' it gives my scalp. I'm not sure if it's the rosemary extract or all the **menthol** in it, but it started my scalp tingling and it didn't quit until a while after getting out of the shower.
Second, I used it according to directions--a zillion pumps, rinse, repeat if necessary. In the shower, my hair felt like silk and when I checked the mirror, my hair did seem shinier... But, when I went to dry is when it all fell to hell.
This stuff does not detangle or really condition very well. I really started to get scared because as I went to blow dry, my wide tooth comb kept getting caught in monstrous snags and snarls. I tried very gently combing and it helped a little, so I continued to blow dry. By the time I was just about done(fairly dry with a little dampness), my hair was just wrecked. Any short hair, like around my face and the sides--where it had previously been cut/broken off from too much high-lift tint--all the little hairs were sticking straight up. And trying to comb from my crown down the back of my head was nearly impossible with all the tangles. I normally don't have such horrible, hard to comb hair so this was really crazy to me. It was so bad I was afraid I was going to start doing some serious damage, so I decided to call it quits and rewash with my usual products--problem solved.
I really really wanted to love this--the commercials make it seem like it's completely amazing...I would have settled for just 'ok'...but this stuff just isn't good for my hair at all.
To be fair, my hair is not 'virgin'...It's been high-lift tinted for 7 years and bleached/highlighted/toned for 5 years before that--so my hair is not even close to my 'real' color...But I have always taken good care of my hair--used good products, try to use minimal heat/styling products...and it's been in surprisingly good condition according to my hairdresser. Maybe Wen works better on 'natural' hair or hair that hasn't had such extreme lightening as I've had done. After trying Wen though, I can not recommend it at all for anyone who's had alot of chemical services done.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Other, Fine Eyes: Brown
All this guy did was market co-washing (cleansing your hair with conditioner instead of shampoo), which is ALWAYS great for hair. WEN itself is not spectacular, very much like other conditioners Ive used. As someone that has co-washed for years, I can say that its more the act of co-washing than this conditioner. A great co-wash conditioner that many people use is Suave, or VO5, no silicones, very light, suds a bit, and is cheap. You can also use richer more expensive ones to co-wash that give a much better value than Wen. I've tried so many. Anyway, you will truly see a difference in your hair if you co-wash but you don't have to use Wen to do it. Google co-washing for more info about how to do it and the benefits. By the way, when you first start co-washing your hair feels limp and greasy then beauty and glory kicks in after about 2 weeks of fighting through it. Your hair has to adjust to years of being stripped of natural lipids. Give it time and see if you like it
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I tried it and thought its not as good as i thought it would be. Its on Qvc and they say all these famous people use it and it works for them so i thought it would work for me but i was wrong. The first time it was ok. I have very frizzy hair it helped but made it oily and kind of itchy. The smell is the only thing good i guess. Its just not worth your price though so don't waste your time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
Fig is my fav cleansing conditioner by Wen. I started with the Sweet Almond Mint from the infomercial, but later switched to Fig and got it from QVC much cheaper. My hair is massively thick and naturally coarse in texture, it is also naturally wavy/curly. I finally got the hang of how to properly apply the product to get maximum results. I wet my hair in lukewarm water in the shower for a couple of minutes to make sure it is soaked. I never use the recommended pumps because I personally think that's way too much and then I'd run out after like a month (which is prob what they want). I start with my roots massaging it in and add a quick splash of water to create a slight foaming action. Then I apply more product to my ends and comb through. I do this right when I get in the shower and rinse with cool water at the end of the shower. I usually apply 1-2 pumps to my ends as a leave-in. I don't use the styling cream or any other Wen products in my hair. I use moroccan oil because I already had a bottle in my bathroom. I can finally air dry my hair and I'm left with pretty, soft ringlets and no frizz! If I blowdry and flat iron (rarely) it is silky smooth and no frizz! I will say that since using Wen, my hair is falling out a lot more in the shower when I comb through. I've heard other users complain of this too. I've been using Wen for about 3 months now and I have to say my hair is in really good shape and is very healthy. I will never use anything else on my hair!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Wen by Chaz dean is not good. This surprised me because it's by Chaz dean. Wen by Chaz dean did nothing for my leg hair. Chaz dean disappointed me with this product. Not cool Chaz. Not cool.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I recently had surgery and was laid up watching TV for a bit. I saw an infomercial for WEN and decided to buy it, something I doubt I'd have done had I not been on strong painkillers, as I normally assume informercials are a scam. But I am soooo glad I did. I have thick, course, wavy, frizzy chemically colored hair and I have never found just the right shampoo or conditioner to make my hair look shiny and pretty without having to add serums, pomades and heat styling into the mix. I've only used WEN twice. Once I let my hair air dry and once I blow dried on medium heat. MY HAIR IS TRANSFORMED. I barely recognize it, it feels and looks so naturally healthy with so little effort on my part. I could care less about the cost because of the money I'll save trying new products and buying expensive conditioning treatments to try to soften my coarse hair. I believe I'll always use this wonderful product! Give it a try.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
so here's the dish..... its around 40 bucks for a 16oz (average conditioner size) THATS A LOT OF MONEY. thats the same as a kerastase product.
i received a sample through MYGLAM and just used it.
does it cleanse? YES
does its smell good? YES
does it take a lot of effort to use? YES****
that third one is the reason its only 3 stars. w/ a regular shampoo, it naturally goes through all of ur hair and works great. w/ this conditioner, u manually have to go through EVERY section of your hair working it through, then leave it in for at least 5 minutes. ..... who has that kind of time on their hands? i dont. i lathered up the top of my hair, worked it through as much as i could in 2 minutes, left it on for roughly 2 minutes, and rinsed it out. the roots starting at around the middle of my hair on down are still pretttty greasy.
all in all, if u have the TIME then get this stuff. cause its 40 bucks, but it cancels out shampoo so its average affordability. if you dont wanna wash your hair for 20 minutes, then don't.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
You get for what you pay for. This is a REALLY awesome product! I love it, my husband loves it, my daughters ages 4 and 2 love it. (believe it or not my four year old has hair like an adult, and it leaves her thick hair slippery and tangle free)
This is so nice. I would have never tried it but I stayed at my SIL's and she had it in her shower. I was so excited to try it and was blown away by the result I got in just the first use. Loved it so much I bought it on QVC in the large gallon size.
This is my favorite beauty product of 2011.
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: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I never write reviews so keep that in mind. I started using Wen in June. I have wavy hair that will curl or straighten nicely but doesn't hold for more than a day or two before it starts to go back to wavy. I do trim my hair every 3 - 4 months to keep my layers in check. I heat style my bangs almost every day but only heat style (typically straighten with my chi dryer and straightening iron) all of it only every few weeks.
When I started using Wen I had to adjust because there were times my hair felt greasy but it balanced out after a few weeks. My hair has more bounce to it and is very shiny. I also find that I don't need to wash it as often since my hair feels very healthy compared to when I first started using it.
My stylist has cut it twice since I started it and she noticed it was healthier the first time. The last time I cut it (two weeks ago) I told her to trim what she felt was unhealthy and she said that it only needs like two fingers worth of hair just to clean up the layers. I didn't have any split or damaged ends.
Before Wen, I would straighten my hair I would get compliments because it would look nice after taking forever to blow out. After starting Wen I have gotten compliments on my hair with it being in a regular pony tail! I have gotten compliments randomly from complete strangers on a normal wash and go hair day.
I live in Miami where the humidity makes your hair do crazy things and on humid rainy days and I have recieved compliments which says a lot. I mean who doesn't look fab after leaving the salon and I am not a high maintenance girl and if I can get that compliment just after a popping it into a ponytail then the product speaks for itself!
I love it so much that I am gifting it to my mom and the other special ladies in my life for the holidays. I hope they like it as much as I do! It's pricey but with practice and patience I think it is worthwhile.
(It does help to not use as much heat styling on your hair but that is just my personal opinion.)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have shoulder length, fine, color-treated hair. I've been using Wen for a little over a year now, and have tried several different "flavors"...Sweet Almond, Lavender and Fig. I have decided that Fig is my best bet. I use about half of the product that is recommended on the label. I have found that my hair feels much softer and healthier and the color lasts much longer!! It's not the miracle cure that it is promoted to be, but I am happy with the results I am getting. I have had friends and family use the product and get opposite results, so I can't give a full recommendation. I also am wary of the company as I noticed they changed the packaging. The pump now dispenses larger amounts of product so if you measure by the number of pumps you are using too much. Also, it is frustrating as you get to the bottom 1/4 of the bottle as the pump no longer works and you find yourself in the shower popping the bottle in your palm trying to get to the product.