(Closed) Anyone Try WEN (for hair) ?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

commenting so I can follow! I have been wanting to try but on the fence because I heard that you have to use SO much for one application, which means the bottle goes fast. 

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@blondie_bride:  I don’t use Wen, I can’t justify that kind of money on my hair. I use Walmart brand Simply U. It says sulfate free, but it really just has a different kind of sulfate. However, it is more gentle than regular shampoo and I love it. I also do CO washing with the Simply U conditioner 2 days a week. And I do a cold water rinse at the end of my shower (doesn’t have to freezing cold, just cold is fine). I don’t put any styling products in my hair and no heat, ever.

When I first switched to this plan my hair was horrible for two or three days and then it evened out. I used to get fly aways every winter, not anymore. Split ends? Almost none (and I get a haircut about once a year). I just wash it, wrap it in a towel for about 5 minutes, let it fall where it may and air dry. I get compliments all the time. My hair has never behaved this well.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@blondie_bride:  I’ve tried Wen. It was okay.  I didn’t use it all the time. After awhile I thought it made my hair look greasy/limp not matter how much I washed it out.  My mom liked it too, but also got sick of it quickly.  If you do go this route, try picking up a bottle or two on Amazon to try it before committing to the monthly shipments.

 

If you think your hair is dry, personally I like the Fekkai Protien RX masque– it’s $$ but you use it about once a week and it does a nice job.  I used it in conjunction with the Fekkai color treated treatment weekly and my hair never looked better.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I haven’t but I looked into the reviews on MakeupAlley and they’re not great, so I didn’t pursue it.

Post # 8
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3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My coworker swears by it. I haven’t tried it, though.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I havent tried it myself but a couple of my friends did. At first they thought it was amazing but after using it regularily for a while(around the 6 – 8week mark) they started losing hair, both of them! Both stopped using it and went back to normal shampoo/conditioner and their hair stopped falling out.

They had very different types of hair – one has thick wavy hair and the other had thin straight hair.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@blondie_bride:  Maybe stick with your shampoo and conditioner and try CO washing a few times, just to see how you like it. I swear it doesn’t feel dirty. Conditioner has cleasing ingredients in it too, but shampoo strips too much off your hair. You have to give it at least a few days though until your hair adjusts. You just wash your hair with conditioner from root to tip, just like shampoo.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@blondie_bride:  I bought a bunch. I HATED IT. It wasn’t necessarily a bad product, I guess? It didn’t make my hair feel clean and definitely didn’t add anything to it. No shine, luster, body, effortless curls, my color didn’t stay any longer than usual. I felt SO stupid for buying it. /sigh Maybe it was just me, though.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@blondie_bride:  I used to use WEN but it started to make my hair really greasy. For the straw-like/frizz situation, I would find a product (like a leave-in conditioner) with keratin in it. I know Tresamme makes some. I also use a product on my hair that has done WONDERS but it’s on the expensive side. It’s called Kerastase Initialiste (retails for like $60/bottle). I use it every other day after I get out of the shower and it really has transformed my hair. I could see a difference in about two weeks. Good luck!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@blondie_bride:  Well then hey, it can’t get any worse! lol. I’m sure it’ll help. I used to get so many tangles and have so much static. It’s a world away from where it was.

ETA: Also, are you taking multi-vitamins? Hair and nails get crappy when you’re missing things your body needs.

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