WEN by Chaz Dean Choice of 16 oz Cleansing Conditioner
Lisa has always sworn by the tea tree. They've been talking a lot about its benefit on the shows of late, so decided to give it a try. One use, and I experienced less shedding - and I don't shed that much when I use WEN! Keeping this one in my line up.
Great Product...if tweaked a little
First of all, I have African-American, frizzy, tight, corkscrew curls. That being said it has been very hard finding a product that gives me silky, smooth curls. But Wen Cleansing cream has surpassed my expectations. HOWEVER, I have to admit that the first several times I used it, I hated it. Like so many others, my hair felt greasy and weighed down. That's because, sad to say, Wen is not great at removing non-Wen product build-up. So if you use hairsprays, oils, creams, it is not going to remove a lot of these from your hair like a lathering shampoo will. I know, I know...Wen claims to do this, but hey, it just doesn't! So, for me, the remedy is to first wash my hair with my favorite shampoo. This gets all of the product build-up out. I then use the Wen cleansing cream as recommended: For my hair length & texture, I use a total of 24 pumps. I start with applying 12 pumps to my hair then detangle. I rinse it out completely with cool water. Next I apply 12 more pumps of Wen to my hair and put it up in a bun until I finish my shower. I then rinse it out completely again. At this point, my hair is already feeling so soft and silky! Then I apply 1-2 pumps of this, along with 1-2 pumps of the Wen Glossing Serum, (only sold on QVC) as a leave-in. I finish by using my favorite curling cream for the best, super smooth curls ever!!! Hope this is helpful to some.
I feel this is a gimmick product. I tried to like it very much. I ordered it 3 separate times, each time wanting and hoping to like it but never did. My hair felt dirty, greasy, and looked dull and not shiny. I have curly hair and it gave me the frizzies too. Just a terrible product. I like the idea of no harsh chemicals but this is not it. Back it went!
I have used Lavendar for several years and leaves hair flexible and quickly stlyled, but does not produce shine I prefer. Wish there was Wen spray which would do this!
I use nothing but Wen
I have used Wen for years. I use nothing else and I have short, naturally curly hair and by using this I only have to wash my hair every 4-5 days. It's cleanser and conditioner in one and I just love it. My favorite is the Sweet Almond Mint but I really like especially the smell of the fig as well.
I started using Wen for the second time this past Jan and I am falling in love. I'm finding mixing Tea Tree and Fig is giving me great results and my hair was extremely damaged and recently my hairdresser has noticed my hair is in way better condition. I do plan to try Bamboo Green Tea next and mix it with tea tree as Chaz said they go great together.
Anyone with extremely damaged over processed hair I highly suggest making a cocktail with fig and tea tree!
Doesn't live up to hype
I have tried several of Wen's conditioners. They all dry out my hair. It does not leave my hair soft and shiny. It leaves it dry and dull. I follow the directions exactly, but it does not work. It is too expensive to have dry and dull hair.
Loved this hair cleanser. I am almost 70yrs. old and my hair looks shiny, bouncy like a kid. I have baby fine hair so it didn't weight it down either.
Pomegranate Scent: Works great, smells...ok
I first tried Wen last winter going directly from daily shampooing to Wen. It was highly unsuccessful (hair was greasy and limp) and I gave up. Over the past year I've gone to using sulphate free shampoo and finally got my hair healthy (and ungreasy) enough to wash every 2-3 days. When I saw Wen on TV again last month, I figured I'd try it once more and gave the Peach scent a try. I LOVED the peach scent AND it worked AMAZINGLY! My long straight hair has NEVER looked so fabulous!!
Since peach is a seasonal scent and not available in gallon sizes (and Wen IS super expensive), I figured I'd take advantage of QVC's $177 / gallon availability in June. I picked Pomegranate since its a formulation similar to the peach scent (gluten free, for all hair types, etc).
The Pomegranate works just as good of course, but the smell? Eh. When you first put it on your head, it smells like strong cherry cough syrup. It reminds me of being sick as a child and having to take that horrid medicine - not very good. But the smell dissipates rather quickly. My husband likes the smell of my hair after that initial cough syrup smell goes away so I guess between that and the fact that it works, I'll keep it. I've just resigned myself to holding my breath for a few seconds as it first gets wet and worked into my hair. Its a small price to pay for fabulous hair!
HOWEVER!! If Chaz Dean and the Wen team could make the smell of Pomegranate NOT so initially bad, that would make the overall rating of this scent 5+ stars!
I do not like these WEN products at all. You need to use a huge amount, and then, if you follow the directions, you use a different amount of product on each section of your hair.
Shampoo should just be intuitive...
The products make my hair greasy, and I will not use them again.
Not getting the same results at this high, dry altitude as I get back in the hot, humid South. But know this is probably the ideal thing to use for the dryness.
I was quite disappointed that it took two weeks for the item to arrive.
I have been a WEN user for a few years now. I have tried some of the other mixtures but the Pomegranate is my favorite. The pricing is also good. I have tried to purchase directly from the WEN web site and got roped into purchasing a starter kit when all I wanted was the cleanser and the anti frizz style cream. To purchase these 2 products on WEN web site you must agree to auto delivery. This stinks. At least on QVC you get the option of auto delivery or one time purchase. I'm the only one in my home that uses WEN and to be made to agree to auto delivery every 3 months or so or remember to go back and cancel it before it is shipped just doesn't work for me.
I have one request of QVC...if you could carry the anti frizz style cream. I love this product, as I tried it from the WEN web site kit.. But I can't get just that from that web site. Please...it is a great product....