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Started 1331343095.91 in WEN | Last reply 1331479765.68 by CallieSG

I knew it would just be a matter of time that there would be a few alternatiaves to the ridiculously expensive WEN. I have used Hair One from Sally Beauty a few years ago and it was just OK. Now I see that L'Oreal has an ad in People mag last week for EverCreme Cleansing Conditioner. It's 6.99 at CVS!! Also Ulta has Hair Rules Cleasing Conditioner for 9.99. It's gotten great reviews and I especially liked those that said it didn't strip color. Anybody out there in QVC land try any of these yet?

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CAT FAN1331352869.763682 PostsRegistered 7/19/2010Home of the Kentucky Wildcats

I am looking for an alternative to the SAM styling creme. Does anyone have any suggestions?

phoenixris­ing1331370905.92713 PostsRegistered 10/15/2011

The L'Oreal one is in my opinion, TERRIBLE.

I was at Ross (its a store similar to TJ Maxx) last week and came across a bottle of "Lisa Rachel Conditioner & Cleanser" It even said on the bottle that its just like WEN.

Besides the smell (very slight and plain, not yummy like WEN) its very much like WEN. Im very happy with it. It was 5 dollars for 12 oz but the sticker said that its regualr price was 12 dollars. Has a pump and you need to use the same amount as WEN. My husband said he couldnt tell the difference.

Hope that helps ;c)

Mary Bailey1331378252.5237107 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004sw of Chicago

Last night I used V05 Jasmine conditiner - omg! it smells fabulous and my hair is so soft this morning.


noellec1331385349.747550 PostsRegistered 12/4/2011Tennessee

I have used Suave coconut and have tried hair one. Both gave me decent results, but I have some thoughts. For a while I tried to use Suave as my first cleanse in order to save money on WEN. After about a month I had terrible build up and had to use a clarifying shampoo. Since then I have only used WEN and have had no build up. For me it's worth the price (Ihave cut back on other things as I am on a budget!). But I do know people who use the Suave coconut with great results. It's about 1$ at the drug store. Good luck!

37, Brown hair, blue eyes, 2 lovely kiddos. I use WEN, Mally, Dr. Denese, Josie Maran, and Philosopy

mosey1331385764.127107 PostsRegistered 2/1/2007

phoenixrising: I use Lisa Rachel as well - love it - just like WEN and way, way cheaper - even yours was cheaper than I pay - I get mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond - $8.99

walkerbilt1331388376.636 PostsRegistered 7/24/2010

Thanks for the Lisa Rachel info. I'll probably purchase that when I get to the bottom of my latest bottle of WEN. (You know, when the pump starts working and you bang the bottle up-side down to get the last two inches of product out? LOL.)

ariellyn1331392212.363124 PostsRegistered 2/20/2012

I tried Hair One as well and my daughter informed me that afterwards my hair felt "hair-ish." I asked for clarification and she informed me that WEN makes my hair "feel like a silk robe but this makes it feel like...well...hair." Needless to say, she's also a WEN girl.

My other daughter just can't shell out the $ so I'll get her some of the Hair One and the Lisa Rachel for her birthday. She really needs the hair help so hopefully she'll pick one as a better alternative to shampoo.

Oh, but I do use Hair One on my dogs. WEN is a little out of my budget for canine hair care but, especially with the discount card, Hair One is an affordable alternative. Both of them have hair coats (a Labradoodle and a Yorkie) so they are much silkier with Hair One than they were with pet shampoos.

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spent2much1331411431.957257 PostsRegistered 6/5/2006

I watched the discussion here about a week? ago. You discussed just using a conditioner (maybe Suave) instead of Wen. Well, I have several bottles of good conditioner (not Suave) so I thought I'd try it with one of those (Garnier Fructis). I've used this method twice now and my hair comes out clean and conditioned. I never would have believed it!!! Thanks, ladies.

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CallieSG1331413373.46728 PostsRegistered 2/17/2012
On 3/10/2012 spent2much said:

I watched the discussion here about a week? ago. You discussed just using a conditioner (maybe Suave) instead of Wen. Well, I have several bottles of good conditioner (not Suave) so I thought I'd try it with one of those (Garnier Fructis). I've used this method twice now and my hair comes out clean and conditioned. I never would have believed it!!! Thanks, ladies.

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I've often wondered about using other good conditioners (without silcones or harsh sulfates) to replace Wen. spent2much, which Garnier Fructis product are you using?

spent2much1331434276.537257 PostsRegistered 6/5/2006
On 3/10/2012 CallieSG said:
I've often wondered about using other good conditioners (without silcones or harsh sulfates) to replace Wen. spent2much, which Garnier Fructis product are you using?

Callie, it's Garnier Fructis Fortifying Conditioner - TRIPLE NUTRITION - with nutritive fruit oils: olive, avocado and shea - for dry, damaged hair. It's in a green bottle.

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

CallieSG1331479765.6828 PostsRegistered 2/17/2012

Thanks....off to buy some.

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