Wen by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioner, Cucumber Aloe

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6 reviews

66% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.2

Price: $$$

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on 8/24/2016 12:02:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

FDA Issues Safety Alert for Hair Conditioner

2 of 3 people found this helpful.

on 10/21/2015 9:09:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I use WEN exclusively. I have straight, fine, highlighted hair, but have lots of it. My hair tends to get oily, so I used to have to wash it daily. After using WEN for while, I was able to back off to every other day. Despite what the person below says, I have never experienced build up, but I also don't ever use any products in my hair (other than WEN products). I can see how one would get build up if one used hairspray or mousse (not from WEN) as WEN is not strong enough to remove that stuff. As for the specific Cucumber Aloe formula, it's the most astringent formula, but it still leaves my hair moisturized; it's not oily or weighted down but is soft and light. I recommend it only for those with oily hair or scalp as normal hair will find it drying. Most people don't like the scent (I can't tell ask have a poor sense of smell), but it is described as a very green smell and tends to dissipate quickly once hair is dry. My hair has become very healthy from using WEN only, but it is very expensive to use.

on 11/4/2011 12:53:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I have fine, dense combination hair: dry ends and an oily scalp. Usually my roots are greasy by 2pm. I care more about controlling the oil than smoothing the ends.

This is my day 2 of using Wen exclusively. I have been conditioner-cleansing my hair for a few days now after watching one of Chaz Dean's tutorials on youtube. I bought this cleansing conditioner on ebay, 6oz for $14.99 plus shipping. Expensive? Hell yes, considering that in two days the amount of product has dropped from the top by almost an inch. And I haven't even been using the amount of pumps as instructed, I just go by how my hair feels. When you use this product, you can really tell if you need more or not. This is how I have been using it:

1) drench hair with water. While water is rinsing over your hair, massage your scalp as if you were shampooing for a minute or two.
2) I get about a half dollar sized amount, rub it between my fingertips, and tackle my scalp. I scrub it in, concentrating on where I get oily first (usually around the hairline and at the crown).
3) I add a bit more conditioner, maybe two pumps, and scrub in on the sides some more and the back of my head. I also ponytail up my hair and smooth it through my ends
4) I use a shower comb, starting from the ends and combing up, then comb from my roots to my ends. I leave it on while I wash/shave, etc.
5) I rinse like mad, using my shower comb while running water through. I spend probably a good 4-5 minutes rinsing.
6) depending on how my ends feel, I might add a little bit more to the ends and rinse again.

Now, in comparing this to using just another conditioner as a shampoo (I had been using Biolage's scalptherapie), I will say that with Wen my hair is shinier (it's actually SUPER shiny compared to using shampoo and conditioner), more manageable (like I can actually run my fingers through it, couldn't do that before), and is very bouncy and clean. I think the other conditioner gave a bit more volume at the roots, but I still have volume nonetheless. My hair just looks REALLY healthy, kind of like a Pantene commercial.

Yesterday was my first day using Wen, and I did have some spots start to look greasy, but I don't think I did as good of a job with it in the shower. I probably didn't use as much as I should have. We'll see what the rest of today holds.

As far as scent, there really isn't much of one that lingers in the hair. My hair just smells clean. You can feel the mint working, but it's not very intense.

Overall, so far so good, but I might be able to just use the other conditioner in rotation with this in order to save some $$$$. I'll update later.

Update: my roots definitely get oily faster using Wen than the Biolage Scalptherapie, but they don't start out that way, which leads me to believe that I am using enough product. I might have to try some sort of combo of the two to get the results I want. I'll probably give Hair One a try too.

Updated Update: I've officially become a Wen girl. I actually bought a gallon of this. I've tried the POM, Lav, and TT formulas as well. TT is my other favorite. My hair is super healthy, and the oil has begun to regulate!!! I won't be without my Wen!

6 of 7 people found this helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I don't use nearly as many pumps as the bottle calls for. Leaves hair feels 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

5 of 6 people found this helpful.

on 4/28/2015 1:07:00 AM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Poor product. Leaves a residue that builds up on your hair

on 7/10/2014 2:29:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The Cucumber Aloe is my favorite of all cleansing conditioners. Some of the other cleansing conditioners from Wen leave my hair feeling oily. And even after rinsing over and over, still feels like there's residue of it in my hair. The Cucumber Aloe is lighter, and not as "heavy' feeling. I have been using Wen for about 2 years and I do like it. Because of the price, I alternate it with Kirkland Sulfate Free Shampoo. I wrote a review on that as well.
I do like Wen products because I like the ingredients. It also leaves my hair soft and relatively helps it from breaking. I'm growing my hair long and my ends are becoming more brittle. Wen is not a miracle product in any way, but I do think it's helping my hair stay as healthy as possible while growing it long.

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