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Wen for African American Hair

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Hello can Wen be used on natural Africen american hair? If yes which products .

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newlynatur­al1338577966.232 PostsRegistered 6/1/2012

I am african american and newly natural! All chemically trated hair on my head has been cut off! Where do I start & waht can I use when I go swimming?

ibb381338578543.94313224 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I've heard Chaz say fig- but I used fig on my thick curly hair and couldn't get it to rinse fully for anything! I switched varieties (tried many of them) and none really delivered the results I had hoped for.

Latonya1338601062.254179 PostsRegistered 12/3/2006
There's another AA post in the Wen forum titled "Transitioning African American Hair" that has more responses. Good luck with your selection. I am natural and find fig and pom work best for me.Last edited on 6/1/2012

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justme341338604244.44384 PostsRegistered 6/1/2012

You've got a few things going on here. When you go from traditional hair washing to conditioner cleansing you have to change the way you think about "washing" your hair. With co-cleansing you won't necessarily have that squeaky clean feeling and that's fine, that means you haven't stripped your hair of all the oils. Here's my routine, and you'll find that what works for one doesn't mean it will work for you, it took me a year to find just the right combination of products for my hair, and it's never been healthier, my curls have never been more defined and less frizzy.

I wash 2-3 times weekly with Wen, leaving some behind as a leave in, while still dripping wet (I NEVER TOUCH MY HAIR WITH A TOWEL, THIS CAUSES SERIOUS FRIZZ) I apply Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding & finger comb through, then I hit my hair with my Ion hair dryer (no attachment or diffuser) jsut enough to knock the water off. That's it! Then at night I tie my curls down with a silk scarf making sure my edges are covered, sometimes I will spritz it lightly with water before putting the scarf on. The next day and days in between washing I spritz & go. I use a water bottle and spritz my hair with water and reapply Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding. My hair is healthy and growing like crazy. I have it trimmed every 8 weeks. Once a month or every other month I do use Terressentials Lavendar Hair Wash to remove the build up.

Also once your hair is styled you must keep your hands out of your curls!

naleiarenee1338648115.6671621 PostsRegistered 7/29/2011OhIo

Hi Sweetsmom! I have natural AA hair and if it weren't for WEN ,my hair would still be getting the relaxer.Did you see Katia on any of the WEN shows ? I'm sure that she 's rocking her natural hair.I would use 613,Fig or Pomegranate to get started.I forgot to add that I also use Tahitian Monoi oil mixed with my leave in (more Wen)! Good Luck

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CANDLEQUEEN1338654946.5939829 PostsRegistered 12/23/2004Wisconsin

I have been using WEN for about 5 yrs now and love it!!I mostly use FIG as it is the most moisturizing for my dry hair but I have recently discovered 613 and love it and so does my hair!!!!So now I alternate between those two and I also use they styling cream,replenishing mist and the oils!!!!!!!!1My daughter swears by Tea tree!She has thick long hair and thta one is her favorite!

56 yrs old,combo skin/w oily tzone
med golden tan complexion-no wrinkles yet ,but dark under eye circles,med brown hair with caramel highlights and brown eyes!dry fine hair but better with WEN!

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