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Caution! WEN By Chaz Dean Hair Care Honest Review

Updated on February 22, 2012

I've been using the cleansing conditioner, WEN by Chaz Dean for over 3 weeks. It's a really good 2 in 1 shampoo / conditioner, but is it worth $30 per month? That I'm not quite sure of.

To understand my experience with WEN by Chaz Dean hair care, I should tell you about my hair. My hair is color treated and thick but looks pretty healthy except some dullness and I have minimal split ends. I have to straighten my hair with a flat iron after blow drying in order to get it to lay flat. Without using a straightener my hair will not stay straight even after blow drying. Throughout the day my hair will start to bunch up and get random curls, especially in the back making it look like I didn't brush in the morning.


Why I choose WEN By Chaz Dean

Having watched the TV Show, Flipping Out, I became familiar with Chaz Dean while he was a client of Jeff's. Jeff was remodeling one of Chaz's salons and was very controlling of the remodel process, wanting to include his input everywhere to make sure it was perfect for his business.

When I saw the infomercial for WEN hair care, I was confident that if Chaz Dean was putting his name on WEN, then he must of had a ton of control over the process of making the line of hair care product. I called in for the product and locked in the $30 a month price for the Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner.

They sent out a few extra products I haven't tried so I can't review on and a really nice wooden comb that I now use all the time.

WEN by Chaz Dean Review

They say it's not a shampoo, it's a cleansing conditioner. But, to me, it's a 2 in 1. Cleans and conditions. I've been using for 3 weeks and it has made a positive difference in my hair and the smell is very nice.

I never spent this much time washing my hair. The WEN instructions say to wash your hair in sections and massage in very well. I'm not doing so well with sectioning but I have been paying more attention to massaging into my scalp and through to my tips. It doesn't lather but it does smooth through pretty easily.

This must be rinsed out very well. If I don't turn up the shower head to a stronger setting, it leaves the top of my hair looking more oily when dry. But other then that, I'm very happy with the change. I've noticed that when I blow dry straight the same as I normally do, I get better results. I don't need to use a hair straightener the first day I wash but it does have the flat iron effect. My hair becomes straight, but has body without looking bunched or dull.

Not For The Frugal

The one thing that really caught me off gaurd is how much of the WEN cleansing conditioner you are instructed to use. 4 to 5 pumps per section. That's like 20 pumps for one wash. It just seems like too much. I use about 8 pumps and it completely covers my hair. Being frugal I thought for sure I'd be able to get this bottle to last longer then a month, but using as directed that just isn't realistic.

That means it really is $30 a month to use this conditioning cleanser. I use salon quality shampoo's and conditioners and it's no where near that much because of the length of use I get out of them.

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My Overall Experience

I am really happy with the WEN cleansing conditioner, it does perform well. But for someone like me who likes to be as frugal as possible, a $30 a month hair care product needs to work miracles. I think I'm at 78% happiness scale with this product, but I'm just not sold at this time to keep my monthly payment. Because of my results do think that it could really help people who have a lot of frizz or damaged hair. I'd actually probably be likely to buy this once a year off of amazon during the winter season when my hair seems to be the worst.


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      snofly 5 years ago

      I love WEN, and for me it is definately worth the price. My hair has always been a struggle for me. I started using WEN over a year ago and people actually thought I had done something to make my hair grow thicker. It is the best product I have ever used.

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      Lily Rose 5 years ago from East Coast

      Great info and I'm happy top hear that you saw positive results from Wen. I have curly hair - my hair came back curly after losing it to chemo a couple of years ago. I did not have curly hair before so it's new to me and I had been struggling with how to take proper care of it so it doesn't just look like a big frizz ball and I saw Wen on TV and went for it - it sounded promising. Did it help? No. Maybe I didn't give it enough effort, but my hair did not look or feel any different. I ultimately called and cancelled any future shipments. Now I keep getting calls and emails to "come back" and it's so annoying!