Post # 1
One of my coworkers has been trying to get me to try Hair One from Sally’s for months now. I just put my hair through the ringer to get it from dark auburn to strawberry blonde and I really need to be nice to it now so I was considering giving it a go. I’ve read that apple cider vinegar strips the colour out of hair so that’s out. Wen is super expensive for the amount your supposed to use in a month but Hair One is a bit more affordable.
What do you ladies think? Is it worth it? Should I just go with a sulfate free shampoo like Aveda’s Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo? Not that that’s cheap either but I really like Aveda products in general and the idea of not using shampoo weirds me out a bit. Part of my hesitation is that I get dandruff pretty badly. I’ve tried a but of other shampoos (all have had sulfates) but I have to use Head and Shoulders at least once a week to keep the dandruff at bay. Would that negate the whole point of the Wen/Hair One? Or will they also take care of dandruff?
Post # 4
I’m not sure about the shampoos…I’ve never used them…but buy some extra virgin coconut oil and rub a small amount through your hair, mostly on the ends…it’s very nourishing
Post # 5
I haven’t tried either of those, but my mom was jumping for joy about ordering Wen. She thinks this will be the cure for damaged hair! I hope so.
I have tried everything under the sun and nothing has ever drastically improved my dry hair. The only thing that is remotely working for me now is not colouring (which I haven’t done in over 7 years), blow drying, straightening or using any products in my hair, whatsoever.
Also, I used to love Aveda products, but then my stylist told me it is a very heavy product. I now use shampoos/conditioners that have little fragrance and have keratin, wheat germ oil, and things like that in them.
Like I said, I’m not Goldilocks, but my hair has improved since I became more cautious about what I put in my hair.
Hope that helps a little!
Post # 6
A co-worker of mine tried Wen and didn’t like it. She has armpit lengh fine hair and said that she had to use a ton of it and her hair didn’t really feel much different in terms of health, but she said she felt “greasy”.
I never tried anything except standard drug-store shampoos and my hair is healthy and almost down to my waist. I highlight. What works for me is only washing it every other day, conditioning the hell out of it, and using olive oil on the ends. I also avoid hair products like gel/hairspray and limit my heat use, detangle gently, etc etc.
You’d think that products like Wen and Hair-One would help with dandruff since they’re designed to nourish the scalp and keep dry flakes from forming since regular shampoo strips the hair of moisture and promotes scalp drying + oil production to compensate… but I’m not completely sure if the benefits would outweigh the pricetag when dandruff shampoo seems to work very well (my dad has black hair and dandruff and uses Denorex with great results).
Post # 7
I would trry a cheaper sulfate free shampoo first (like Organix) before jumping to something like Wen. there are plenty you can try for around $10 a bottle. i tried sulfate free bc i like to be as green as possible with personal care products but it just did NOT get my hair clean enough. organix was better than burts bees but neither was great. i think it depends on each persons hair.
Post # 8
I use wen and love it. It is expensive though so I don’t know how long I will be able to keep it up. I love the way it makes my hair look when I let it air dry versus other shampoos. Not sure if it will worsen or help the dandruff though. I know that I have oily hair and it allows me to wash it less frequently without looking super oily.
Post # 9
Walmart carries a shampoo called Simply and so far it is the best I have tried, even over wen and I think it is like $5-6 a bottle.
Post # 10
I used hair one. I liked it the first time I used it. My hair looked and felt great. Unfortunately, I can’t use any shampoos for very long without it feeling like it is stuck in my hair. I had this issue with Hair One as well and because it doesn’t get all sudsy, its really hard to tell if it is all out. If you don’t have issues with shampoo wieghing your hair down as frequently as I do, I would recommend trying it.
Post # 11
I used Hair One for 3 months but I wasn’t a huge fan, it had a funny smell and my hair never felt clean but I stuck with it just for the results. My hair didn’t look better so I gave up. Loreal has a natural sulfate-free shampoo that I liked a lot more than using hair one. I only tried Wen once and I liked it but it’s so expensive that I couldn’t justify spending that much (I used it when I stayed with my mom over the holidays).
Post # 12
Aww, now everyone responds! I ended up ordering Oribe for colour treated hair and A&G’s Dandruff shampoo and conditioner. They’re both sulfate free and, well, extremely expensive. Hopefully I’ll like them, the Oribe should be here tomorrow and the A&G within the next few days.
@Berlinn: I’ve used Aveda styling products for a while and used ther Madder Root shampoo and conditioner with my darker red hair and loved it. I usually have extremely healthy hair, even with dying it, but after using bleach my hair is in less than ideal condition.
@Eight6Eleven: I only wash every 2-3 days, but like I mentioned I kind of need to baby my hair now after the bleach.
@Heatherloveskenny: I looked into the L’Oreal sulfate free stuff because it’s so much cheaper but all of the reviews I read said that it DOES have sulfates in it. I figured I’d better go big or go home.
Post # 13
I would just like to say I bought WEN today, and tried it out. After the first go, I love it. My hair looks nice, from just air drying, which is very unusual. That being said, I’m pretty sure I’m going to have to give it a few weeks to see how this turns out. I’ll keep ya updated.
Post # 14
I have LOTS of medium/thin hair, which makes it very heavy, and it gets oily quickly – it’s fine for one day, but forget about skipping a morning shower. I tried Hair One because of the oiliness – I heard it can help for that, too – but it actually gave it a greasy, sort of waxy feel. It was cool as an occasional conditioner, using my regular shampoo, but to replace shampoo and conditioner altogether – that was a definite NO for me.
Post # 15
I have been using Wen for over a year and I couldn’t imagine using anything else at this point. I had to stop using it for a few months and I could really feel the difference.