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Does Shampoo Really Strip The Hair?

Started 1334582778.653 in WEN | Last reply 1337298798.257 by Skylands

I saw Chaz with a model and he pulled he hair straight up and it was a lighter color she said it wasn't color treated and Chaz said it was lighter because she was using shampoo and it stripped her hair and of course after using WEN it wasn't that color anymore. I don't know but I have never heard of this before and how come your hairdresser doesn't tell you things like that? What do you think?

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blueroses471334583417.4032129 PostsRegistered 9/1/2005Central NJ

I wonder about this too.

The only thing I can say from experience is that I've had natural uncolored dark hair for most of my life (only highlighting it a few times over the years).

I've always noticed that my longer older hair appears somewhat lighter than my newer hair. Just shampooing and having the hair exposed to the environment made it slightly lighter and more porous looking than the new hair.

Whenever I got a good trim or cut, the hair in general appeared a little darker to me.

I'm talking about just a "wee" bit of difference here, but I'm thinking that it stands to reason that if hair is not weakened by shampoo or other things that it endures, it's going to look somewhat darker.

The photos, though, that they show in the Wen shows, look a great deal different in color.

MISERABLE661334585000.0334827 PostsRegistered 12/7/2010Noo Yawk

Nah.

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Kathleen1334585531.92312756 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

He's selling WEN ... of course he'd say things like that about shampoo!

wareaglegp­bucks1334585550.373273 PostsRegistered 9/21/2011

remember this is a sales pitch- he is there to sell product ....it is a shopping channel....

Caffeina1334586014.851861 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Note that he never proves what he says.

Eager2Learn1334587605.753810 PostsRegistered 10/21/2011

Next time you see this comparison, look at the background of the pictures. It's also lighter on the "before".

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Madisson1334588200.8871973 PostsRegistered 10/13/2011SoCal

How can shampoo strip the color from untreated hair? I know that the sodium laurel sulfate (or something like that!) strips color from color-treated hair.

I don't believe that there is a model on QVC without color-treated hair. I think the model was fibbing!

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Icegoddess1334588333.6071633 PostsRegistered 3/19/2010

I don't know about virgin hair, but hair like mine that is color-treated and permed will fade faster if I use a shampoo with sulfates in it. And, I only shampoo 2X/week. Other days I just use conditioner. But also, don't forget about the sun. It will lighten your hair also.

LisaRRocks1334588891.657221 PostsRegistered 11/15/2007Michigan

I use Dove Shampoo for color treated hair and it keeps my color looking pretty darn good. I do like Wen, Sweet Almond Mint is my fave. I do like lather, so Dove and also the Dove conditioner is what I use daily.

millieshops1334589041.6114615 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

You know how financial gurus tell us not to take advice about what to buy from people who sell what we might buy? Why would it be any different with shampoo or face creams or clothes?

As for shampoos: some do strip oils from your hair and that will take away the richness of even natural color - other than that, I don't know that I've ever heard anything that makes sense.

I use WEN and I like how my hair looks - so I'm not saying everything about it is wrong, but I do think like anything else sold on info commercials, the hype is huge - from Chaz and even here on the boards.

Ladybug7241334589393.4974689 PostsRegistered 11/13/2007

I never had that happen and I use shampoo

Kathleen1334590109.05312756 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

If shampoo lightened hair, we'd all be blondes! {#emotions_dlg.scared}

cinebee1334590399.8336462 PostsRegistered 5/7/2007

I am not trying to offend anyone but the WEN hype is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. But, hey - he's getting rich!

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Butterfly121334590501.4433771 PostsRegistered 11/1/2005

Thanks everyone!! I agree with all of you!!

Gogos1334591424.73632 PostsRegistered 6/7/2006California

The real problem with "hype" is eventually it catches up to you. I've sent back two purchases from QVC lately. I bought into the hype. One didn't work at all. They other was one of the most popular beauty products and just awful. So I'm trying Wen because my hairdresser says that medical problems are being felt in my hair. So I'll try it, doesn't work, it goes back. I can't afford to pay for what doesn't work.

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Eager2Learn1334592369.13810 PostsRegistered 10/21/2011
On 4/16/2012 Kathleen said:

If shampoo lightened hair, we'd all be blondes! {#emotions_dlg.scared}

Ok, I see the next new craze now.......use our shampoo & turn your brown hair into blonde.{#emotions_dlg.lol}

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Doc-Mom1334592574.8916317 PostsRegistered 6/14/2006

I use sulfate free shampoo and it doesn't strip the color.

He is pushing his products which is fine but he hasn't cornered the market on not stripping hair color.

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kal1334597515.9432440 PostsRegistered 8/4/2007

On the model with un-colored hair, he meant that shampoo stripped her hair of natural oils and made it dry. Dry, frizzy hair looks lighter in color than healthy moist conditioned hair.

WycheWay1334597574.923229 PostsRegistered 8/29/2011Buffalo NY

I have red hair and my colour used to fade really quick before Wen. I even used to use a leave in spray with UV inhibitors. Now, my colour lasts a very long time. My root growth shows, but the rest of the length does much better. There is no way, however, that I can go without applying dye to my whole head. I am amazed when Chaz says that only the roots on some of these ladies have been touched. I heard him say that the one model had not had colour past the root zone for years! That has not happened for me at all. But, overall I am very satisfied that I get far less fading than with shampoo. And for the record, I did use a sulfate free shampoo previously by Aveda.

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bruingirl1334598445.4736827 PostsRegistered 8/3/2006Los Angeles, CA
On 4/16/2012 kal said:

On the model with un-colored hair, he meant that shampoo stripped her hair of natural oils and made it dry. Dry, frizzy hair looks lighter in color than healthy moist conditioned hair.

Exactly!

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Karolyne1334600771.06719 PostsRegistered 3/26/2012

It's really not the shampoo that strips your hair, it is the sulfates. My hair was just like her's 2 years ago. I've never color treated & I don't have the patience to blow dry, flat iron or curl. It was so stripped and thin. I started using a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner, which completely reversed all that damage in a couple of months. The only real difference I see between Wen and my sulfate-free stuff, is that with Wen, there are no tangles whatsoever (I have very long hair).

Vicki681335905816.5924 PostsRegistered 10/13/2011

Well, let's see. Do your own experiment. All of you that just think it's a sales pitch use your shampoo on your hair as you normally would, but do not follow up with a conditioner. That would be the ulitmate test. Get back with us and let us know.

I can remember back when I was a teenager still living at home, my mom telling me that she had read even back then that shampoo was the worst thing for you hair. It's purpose was mainly to clean the scalp and clean out product, but in the process, it strips your hair. That's why you have always had to follow up with a "creme rinse" as they used to call them or "conditioner" like they call them now. If you don't follow up with something to put some of that moisture back into your hair, it ends up feeling dry.

So try it yourself, then make your own decision from there.

Witchy Wom­an1335906401.3372666 PostsRegistered 12/17/2005

Why can't he just sell his product without denigrating other products/methods for cleansing hair? I would have so much more respect for him if he did.

After a few minutes of listening to him, I'm almost convinced the earth will shift polarity if I use shampoo the next time I'm in the shower.

Ridiculous claims.

I bought Wen when it first came to QVC....and discovered it wasn't working for me.

I use sulfate free shampoos and conditioners and none of them strip my color faster than it would normally fade from my hair. I can shampoo every day or not, and still have to color about every 3-4 weeks if I want my color to be great.

And as far as I know, the earth does not spin off it's axis when shampoo bottles are opened across America.

bruingirl1335908060.2276827 PostsRegistered 8/3/2006Los Angeles, CA
On 5/1/2012 Witchy Woman said:

Why can't he just sell his product without denigrating other products/methods for cleansing hair? I would have so much more respect for him if he did.

After a few minutes of listening to him, I'm almost convinced the earth will shift polarity if I use shampoo the next time I'm in the shower.

Ridiculous claims.

I bought Wen when it first came to QVC....and discovered it wasn't working for me.

I use sulfate free shampoos and conditioners and none of them strip my color faster than it would normally fade from my hair. I can shampoo every day or not, and still have to color about every 3-4 weeks if I want my color to be great.

And as far as I know, the earth does not spin off it's axis when shampoo bottles are opened across America.

such hyperbole!! {#emotions_dlg.lol}{#emotions_dlg.lol}

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Rochester ­Shopper1335908588.274922 PostsRegistered 7/20/2011Michigan

I used sulfate-free shampoo for a year, and my color held better than my Pantene. But after I started using Wen, my color stays so true! My stylist always mentions how well my color holds from using Wen. She also commented how all her Wen clients hair color stays so well. That is my experience.

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