Anyone Try WEN hair products?

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    jenuboukaposted 11 years ago

    I keep seeing the infomercials for WEN hair products that claim not to contain sulfates.  I have heard mixed reviews about the hair system.  Some say it leaves their hair feeling greasy while others swear by it.  I though about ordering it although they want to keep resending the stuff every thirty days and deduct your account.  Anyone ever tried the stuff?  Is it worth it?

    1. Kyla Gordon profile image58
      Kyla Gordonposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      the reason it is greasy because...(if you listen to the informercials) it says conditioner not shampoo, you shouldn't use conditioner without shampoo!

  2. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    IT is not worth the hype.  I have the initial package that they send and I was not impressed. It does leave a greasy feeling to the hair. I do like the hair treatment product, but wouldn't continue paying the bucks for one product. I personally think it's a rip off.

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Dang, that is the ongoing reputation of the product.  I got to stop watching the darn infomercials.  Just trying to find a sulfate free all natural product for my hair, I will have keep looking, Thanks so much rebekahELLE!

      1. Winter Maclen profile image60
        Winter Maclenposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Loreal makes a sulfate free sold in drug stores.  I never tried it but at least it isn't too costly if you don't like it

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          jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I saw that and when I look on the back there was a sulfate ingredient in the label, as well as in the conditioner.  Why the heck do we need sulfate in our  hair care?   Is it for the over excess of oil?  I think I will give that a try, Thanks!

      2. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I don't usually watch infomercials, but for whatever reason, I saw that one, and it hooked me. I should have known better.

        If you wash your hair every 2 to 3 days, which is recommended, using these shampoos can be disappointing. You may have to experiment with drugstore brands and see what works best. I found this link with reviews, but you may want to keep searching for more reviews. … oo-review/  I think they also will have different results according to hair type.

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          jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks!  I did check out some reviews and there are mixed feelings for sure.  I have very, very long blonde fine hair so I was hoping for something that would keep it strong as well as natural.  It gets very tangled, so I was a bit skeptical about the shampoo/conditioner in one thing.  Think I will go back to Aveda, expensive, but at least I can pronounce the ingredients.

          1. rebekahELLE profile image86
            rebekahELLEposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            I've never tried Aveda, but have heard it's a fine product.  Another brand you may try is Tigi. Catwalk has a good shampoo for fine hair. This brand can be found at fine drug stores, even grocery stores, beauty salons, Amazon..
            A sulfate free line that is getting good reviews is Sfree. I may give it a try. My hair is also fine, blonde and a little past shoulder length. I think sometimes breakage may also occur from hard water. I now use the John Freida products, Hair Repair. I like it a lot.

            @somethgblue, there is a writer here at HP that may have some hubs about best shampoos for itchy scalp.  I know she is in the hair business.  Her name is Helen Cater.

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              jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Oh cool to know about Tigi, saw it in stores and wondered.  I am that kind of gal who will read every label of every brand, I notice they all have the same ingredients but way different prices.  I totally forgot about John Freida, those are awesome products.  Forgot about the hard water effects, all the more important to find a better product.  Have noticed a lot of breakage this winter on my hair, trying to resolve the matter before summer hits, then the real bleaching out begins with the sun hitting my head.  Thanks so much rebekah.

  3. somethgblue profile image74
    somethgblueposted 11 years ago

    Are we supposed to wash our hair, I wish some one would have told me, here I am pushing fifty and no one ever told me that . . . no wonder people are always making comments about my hair?

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, now that is funny somethgblue.....

  4. somethgblue profile image74
    somethgblueposted 11 years ago

    Sorry couldn't resist, on a serious note what is the best shampoo treatment for an itchy scalp. My cubicle at work is right below forced air heat and is driving me nuts, but is better than no cubicle at all.

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Selsun Blue...The spelling maybe wrong but it can be found at a drug store.  It works great, used to have to use it for when the winter were horribly dry and I worked in a crappy environment with bad air flow.

  5. europewalker profile image77
    europewalkerposted 11 years ago

    I was also reeled in by this infomercial. Product left my hair flat and greasy. I returned product and got my money back.

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That has been what a lot of reviews are saying....So perhaps the sulfate may be the ingredient that activates hair to be clean.  Great.  Screw I am about to make my own at this point.....Thank you and at least you got your money back.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 11 years ago

    Thank you for all of the information.  I think it's time for me to switch shampoos or at least try something new.  I have long, black hair going slightly gray, and it has grown past my waist.  It is also fine, and I'm tired of the tangles.  I'm done with the hair dye, though.  It's such a waste of money.

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Arlene I can so agree, mine is that long and I get sick of the tangles.  Why is it so hard to find  a product that is natural?  If you look at the back of the labels they all read the same? One is 1.09 while the other is19.95 yet they say the same thing.  Drives me nuts.

      1. Lisa HW profile image62
        Lisa HWposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Sulfate helps the shampoo lather be foamy, and it's said to remove "grease" (which is kind of odd because most of hair doesn't have grease in it unless someone puts it in it - but whatever.  I'd think oil (which people do have) should be the main issue, but I'd think doing a good job of washing hair with anything (and hot water) would get rid of oil. 

        Of course, detergent (sulfate-type) shampoos strip the hair of oil, which means then needing a conditioner (grease, as far as I'm concerned) because there's no oil left - which brings you back to needing the foamy sulfate shampoo to get rid of the grease (and yet have condition in that sulfate shampoo, which adds grease that isn't going to come out because the shampoo has no foam to it).   big_smile   To me, the idea of a sulfate-free shampoo with build-in conditioner doesn't make sense.

        I'd think a sulfate-free shampoo without any conditioner would be the best thing (and then use conditioner separately if/when needed).

        Of course, I've been cursed with a particularly bad kind of hair that makes the chances of EVER having a good hair day pretty slim (at least if I ever plan to move or leave the house); so I just keep using the 99-cent, detergent, shampoo and be grateful the hair doesn't fall out completely.  Best I can say for my hair type is, "it's better than nothing".   hmm   (It's in the process of starting to turn gray, but I'm about to leave my 50's soon, so I guess I can assume if the sulfate issue were limited only to the one about follicle damage; maybe that part of the "hazards issue" may have been over-blown. )  (My father had the same hair as I, and I never knew him with anything but "silver" hair - so later graying isn't genetic as far as I can guess.)

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          jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Wow, Lisa,
          All I can say is awesome.  It just doesn't make any real sense, except on a marketing level, but what the hell do these guys wash with? This soft and supple results I see on the t.v. does not match up to what my hair does.  More like flat, stringy, keep-it-long-tie-it-in-a-nun-bun, lifeless tangled rat's nest.  This WEN product seemed to good to be true, and as I see it was.

          1. Lisa HW profile image62
            Lisa HWposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            I've always just assumed that other people have "regular" hair, and that my sister and I (who have been commiserating about not getting our mother's head of thick, wavy, dark, hair for most of our lives) have always just figured nothing that "applies" to "normal people's hair" applies to us.   roll    (I'm sure other people have it, but nobody else that I know (except for my sister) has such a horrible case of it).  If I put any conditioner in it it will weigh it down  and make it flat.  (Apparently, weighing hair down is some people's idea of body - but who knows...   what works for some people doesn't work for other people.)

            I one time bought Infusium, thinking whatever was sad in the ads might help with my "horror hair".  The second I had it in the hair I felt like I couldn't get it out fast enough, because it felt so heavy I felt like I had a hat on.   lol    I wrote the company, pointing out that people with super fine, lightweight, hair were overlooked by shampoo manufacturers.  They sent me a coupon for some more Infusium.  ("Gee, thanks.  Just what I wanted - another bottle of hat-shampoo.   lol  )  (I sure would have hated to pay $30 for that one (but then again, some companies - WEN maybe? - will give you a refund if you hate the stuff.)

            Tresemme Naturals has lower sulfate.  I wonder if that might be better than out-and-out sulfates...

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              jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              Tresemme is a great product for it's price and size, I use that from time to time.  Some "experts" say to switch up your shampoo brands, to help your hair's manageability.   
              I have the same type of hair as you, I have tried voluminous hair products and a bail of hair looked better....My only other option is finger in out let for some body.  Tried a body wave....The lady gave me a poodle perm...Sounds like I am about to invent some kind of hair product that will work. 
              That or try to make a new fashion trend with "bad hair"

              1. Lisa HW profile image62
                Lisa HWposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                I think it may be hopeless for some of us (hence, my willingness to risk my brain health with some sulfates).  lol   I got a body perm years ago.   yikes  yikes Honestly, it turned my light brown hair yellow, curly, hay - not blond, but flat yellow.   lol    I looked like Annie (as in "sun'll come out tomorrow"  Annie lol ) - only I looked like an old Annie with hay-colored curls instead of a read-haired, kid- Annie.   lol  AND, the thing was that the perm lasted and lasted and lasted.   lol  NEVER again!!!!  Grown women aren't supposed to look like ovegrown and old "Annies". lol

  7. Gloshei profile image61
    Glosheiposted 11 years ago

    I had to join the thread on this, I used to use Head & Shoulders but found it left a thick residue in my hair. After a while it looked lifeless.
    Pantene is good but what I always do is after my final rinse with conditioner I use 2tsp of vinegar in warm water, pour it over your hair and leave just for a couple of minutes and rinse of.
    You don't smell the vinegar but it does give a lovely shine to hair, also it will help with that itchy scalp.

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That is some awesome advise!! Will have to give it a try for sure!

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    jenuboukaposted 11 years ago

    Okay, with starting this thread, I did try that new product claiming using no sulfates in their product..Loreal.

    It was on sale, and just as any other commercial product, it had about a dozen different kinds of solutions for a hair type....

    Tried it last night. I saw no significant difference of improvement, as it claims in it's ads.  While I only wash my hair 3x a week, I suppose I will give it a week to see if there is any real evidence that it really it different.

    And if not, well then, I am shaving my head...

  9. Gloshei profile image61
    Glosheiposted 11 years ago

    Jen I just read your reply, is it possible you are over washing your hair, therefore therefore washing all the natural out.  Also let it dry naturaly at least once a week this will help it from drying out too much.
    Try to look for a shampoo to replace those oils, try coconut oil the link below may help: … -hair.html
    good luck

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I usually wash and condition my hair three times a week, and maybe twice a month I will use a hair dryer.  My hair is fine, so the build tends to show.  It will also bleach out during the summer, and in the winter I will touch the roots to keep it the same color.
      The link is awesome!! Thank you, Thank you.  I am on the hunt for a natural remedy for hair products..It is aggravating to spend excess money on products that do the same thing, and contain practically the same ingredients.
      You should "hub" this.....

      1. Gloshei profile image61
        Glosheiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I'll think about it, not sure where to start though.

  10. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    Respectfully (and as anyone can see from above, I'm not the one to tell anyone how to have great hair  roll), but I don't believe that thing about washing all the natural oils out.  I've been a daily hair-washer (lather twice, skip a day here or there, but not regularly, if I'm not going anywhere or doing anything).  In spite of it being the freakish challenge that fine, straight, hair can be; it's pretty healthy - not oily, not dry.

    Not long ago I saw someone on TV who said that if people put their face moisturizer over their eyebrows the eyebrows won't grow.  The example-woman had absolutely no eyebrows and had to draw them in.  I can't help but wonder if loading down the scalp with heavy products may do something like inhibit growth too.  (Of course, maybe you have to hair that's fine enough for the product to seep down onto the scalp to develop any problems that might develop from something like "suffocating" the scalp or follicles.)    (Of course, this "thought on the matter" comes from someone with a lot of bad hair days, so maybe I'm just clueless about hair..     smile  )

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I open to all suggestions for I am at the end of my rope.  The main reason I don't wash daily is the fact that it is a hassle to comb, especially when it is wet.  I pull it back anyway so who is going to know if I washed that day, well now a few may
      I have heard that using hair products for horses is great, er the companies that slap the "horse mane" like desires. 
      I don't even know what a good hair day even entails...Well besides the well to do being able to afford someone tussling with their hair.  I especially laugh at all the "easy" advise they give to create a great style, as far as I am aware, I only have two hands guys, and my joints do not bend that way. That and I have the attention span of a three year old, so I end up having only one side of my hair curled......

  11. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 11 years ago

    Wen is an old fashioned name for a tumor (non cancerous but ugly). I couldn't get past that, somehow.

  12. donotfear profile image84
    donotfearposted 11 years ago

    It sounds like if you have fine limp hair, do NOT use this product. I saw the commercial last night, but when I saw what it contained, I said "no way".  My hair is thin and limp and I don't need anything weighing it down.

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, that is great advise.  Very true.  With the tumor reference I continue my hair product search.

  13. elayne001 profile image81
    elayne001posted 11 years ago

    I have used wen and return to it when my hair looks very dry. I do not use it all the time. I find that I have to alternate shampoos and conditioners, otherwise they build up. I have quite a bit of curl but my hair is fine and frizzes easily. Humidity kills my hairdo, so that is the biggest challenge. Wen kind of controls that. As far as eyebrows go, I saw my dermatologist because my right eyebrow is much thinner than the left and I have to pencil it in. She said that thyroid disorders can be a cause of losing eyebrows. Also, over plucking. She gave me a prescription for latrisse for my eyelashes, since they were also thinning. I used a bit of it on the empty parts of my eyebrows, and saw some improvement (although it is not recommended). I was on the auto shipment of wen, but discontinued when I had enough for about a year. I do like the product, but it is not for use all the time, for me.

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I can definitely see how the product would work for frizzy hair, and particularly in between washes of other brands, I also did wonder about the latrisse product, I am not thinning there....Yet.
      Curiosity of those infomercials are killing me, they make it look like heaven

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    glibnixposted 11 years ago

    my wife swears by their products!  Her hair is very dry, though, so this is a consideration when deciding to try / not try.  From the WEN FAQ page:  "Wen is risk free for 60 days..."

  15. Simply Natural profile image60
    Simply Naturalposted 11 years ago

    I never used the Wen product before. When I was about to buy the product a friend of mine who has used Wen told me that it works well but at Sally's as an alternative called Hair One. So I took my frugal self right over to Sally's and and tried it and love it. Its a staple in my hair regimen now.

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Never heard of that but I will definitely check it out!  I think I might have a Sally's here in my woods.  Is it a beauty/ public salon store?

      1. Simply Natural profile image60
        Simply Naturalposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, its like a beauty supply for all hair types and textures, I think you should and will be happy you did!

  16. Winter Maclen profile image60
    Winter Maclenposted 11 years ago

    I ran across the Loreal product that is cleaning cream, at CVS drugstore.  It was relatively cheap so I tried it.  I have fine hair and stuff like this usually weighs my hair down, but with so sulfates it was worth a shot.  It works great.  It doesn't weigh the hair down, but it also feels clean.  I alternate with a regular shampoos once or twice a week, just to eliminate product build up, but this seems to be a good, reasonably priced product.  Not the Loreal Sulfate free shampoo, but the cleaning conditioner.

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      jenuboukaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Winter,
      I got the shampoo but did wonder about the cleaning conditioner. It seems like the "wen" alternative.  Will have to check it out!

  17. heaneyl profile image59
    heaneylposted 9 years ago

    I tried WEN several years ago and liked how it worked, but I had to use way too much product. Ultimately, it wasn't cost efficient. I did find an alternative, which I like very much and have been using regularly: L'OREAL EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner.

  18. hardwarechick profile image39
    hardwarechickposted 9 years ago

    Wow I'm glad I saw this! The infomercials definitely had me convinced as well - doesn't seem like it's worth the investment. The sulfate free products I've bought in the past (like Loreal) made my hair feel strange. Maybe it's because our hair has gotten so used to the usual chemicals?

  19. Zelkiiro profile image90
    Zelkiiroposted 9 years ago

    Why would I spend top-dollar on shampoo when the cheap stuff at the Dollar Store does the job perfectly fine?

  20. donotfear profile image84
    donotfearposted 9 years ago

    I started using the product and I love it.  It makes my hair more manageable to style and less hair falls out when I wash it.

    If you buy it on Ebay, it's cheaper.

  21. profile image58
    Belloavenueposted 9 years ago

    I never use the wen product but I heard a lot about this product,so I want to use it in future.


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