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WEN and Psoriasis?

Started 1310097039.89 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1310759788.637 by sharlee

Wondering if anyone who has scalp psoriasis has used WEN.What was your experience w/ itching & flaking? What formula did you use?

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pickysue1310098669.21860 PostsRegistered 1/2/2010

I would be really interested in hearing also if anyone has had results using WEN for this same issue as my son has it and would be great to buy some to pass along to him to try. Thanks for asking the question - maybe we could ask the vendor?

twinkies1310125871.1431382 PostsRegistered 10/31/2006

i tried wen a long time ago and it did nothing to help my psoriasis .

cathy from ma

wyldekat1310126807.10751 PostsRegistered 6/13/2011

Tea Tree is supposed to help scalp issues. Also If you ask on the facebook page, they will also more than likely answer you.

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Pie19931310128312.3331785 PostsRegistered 6/25/2007

My son's friend - who stays with us for a couple of days at a time - used the Philosophy Microdelivery Scrub on his BODY patches and he said it was working on healing his psoriasis.

tiamaria1310128453.1532578 PostsRegistered 7/25/2006
On 7/8/2011 twinkies said:

i tried wen a long time ago and it did nothing to help my psoriasis .

cathy from ma

Ditto. Did nothing to help my psoriasis either.

Make Up M­aiden1310128700.063535 PostsRegistered 4/2/2011

Hi beauties ..

If you don't mind me asking, what *did* help with psoriasis scalp issues to those who have tried. Thanks in Advance. Great question donnam504!


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psalm231310270873.63753 PostsRegistered 4/16/2008
Having had psoriasis for 38 yrs I can honestly say that the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment is one of the best scalp products I've used--even better than my Rxs. I also use their Tea Tree Special Shampoo. Hands down this works. Been using it for about 5 yrs and my scalp psoriasis has never been better. Hope it works as well for you.

hello!1310281856.67230 PostsRegistered 6/18/2011

I have recently been using African Black Soap (and LOVE it) - from Coastal Scents. It is said to be very helpful for skin issues. I can't speak from experience - but worth looking into. (It is fabulous for face and body -- I have oily, crummy, skin and this is working well for me.)

kskathy1310283284.3614 PostsRegistered 3/27/2010

I tried the Wen teatree especially for that problem and didn't really help at all. Didn't know what it really was at the time. Later went to the doctor for some other things too and she said to use pine tar shampoo. Started using Neutrogen and haven't had a problem with my scalp since. Since I use a 3 minute conditioner each shampoo, I haven't noticed my hair drying out.

WillEscape­CAsoon1310284823.553194 PostsRegistered 3/5/2009

Itching, some hair loss and little nasty pimply things. I used three types. Cucumber and Aloe, Lavender and Pomegranate. Wen gave me these issues. I'd steer clear.

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Make Up M­aiden1310754986.903535 PostsRegistered 4/2/2011
On 7/9/2011 psalm23 said: Having had psoriasis for 38 yrs I can honestly say that the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment is one of the best scalp products I've used--even better than my Rxs. I also use their Tea Tree Special Shampoo. Hands down this works. Been using it for about 5 yrs and my scalp psoriasis has never been better. Hope it works as well for you.

Hi Psalm23 .. Thank you for this feedback. I'm going to try to get some of this.

Hi hello! I will perhaps try the African Black Soap from Coastal Scents also, if I don't have luck with this Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Hair & Scalp Treatment.

Thank you both (and others) for your suggestions! I need to make this psoriasis history!


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tokie1310755463.64719 PostsRegistered 12/26/2008

I purchased the one of the TSV's, shampoo and body cleanser (Pomegranete sp?). Cancelled the auto delivery. It makes my scalp slightly itchy & really does nothing for my hair. At first I didn't notice that was what was making my scalp itchy. But I then realized I never had an itchy scalp before. For me it's was a total waste of money. But everyone is different. I'm 56, thick silver hair, no scalp issues. So like the other poster said, I'd steer clear.

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TooManyCats1310756420.7972694 PostsRegistered 7/5/2009

I don't "officially" have psoriasis on my scalp but I do have it other places, and my scalp tends to be very flaky and itchy in general, and prone to scaling.

After about four weeks of trying (and yes, before anyone asks, I watched the DVD, followed all the instructions to the letter and also attempted the double-cleanse method), I found I could not use Wen as a cleansing conditioner. It just doesn't get my scalp clean enough. Because of that, I would get thick flaky/scaly patches. It got so bad I had to stop. I had the discovery pack and had the problem even with tea tree.

I still use Wen sometimes, but only as a traditional conditioner.

millieshops1310758095.7414720 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

Years back I had a few patches of psoriasis. That was too long ago to name products I used. Now I am dry, dry. Because of the possibilities of problems, I try to be super vigilant. I've now tried all the WEN flavors except the pom. My scalp doesn't tolerate the cucumber aloe by itself and I don't like the lavender alone although it's not as drying for me. I thought I liked fig the best until I opened a bottle of SAM a few weeks ago. Hands down, SAM leaves my hair and scalp in the best condition of the 5 I've tried now.

Each to her own. Just giving my experiences.

sharlee1310759788.593965 PostsRegistered 6/13/2006

I have had psoriasis on my scalp for years. In the two months that I have used WEN, the worst bare patch, where the hair had broken off and couldn't grow anymore, has started to fill in. So, naturally, I'm very pleased.

This is going to be a very case-by-case scenario, since everyone's personal chemistry is different. If you have psoriasis, and nothing else has worked for you, I would give WEN a try, but be very vigilant. Don't leave it on your head too long until you've had time to assess whether or not it's irritating to your scalp. I would probably start with the tea tree oil formula (although I personally have had great results using the lavender most of the time). And of course, cease using it immediately if you notice any ill effects. (This part applies to everything, not just WEN.)

It's strange. WEN seems to either work extremely well or cause big reactions in people.

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