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Re: I threw out what WEN I had in my Cupboards


@PUPPY LIPS wrote:

Those of you who have stopped using WEN -- what are you using now?  I have been using WEN for several years now.  I like it, but frankly, I really don't want to spend that much money on my hair.  The only other shampoos I have are the little bottles from hotels, and those shampoos and conditioners are just awful.  I use them occasionally to use them up, and then mistakenly think all shampoos are that bad, which I know they are not.

 

So to save money, I may switch to a store bought shampoo or alternate with Wen every other time.

 

So what store bought shampoos are good?  One of the reasons I like WEN is that my hair is not a tangled mess after washing.


I like Paul Mitchell Super Strong and The Body/volume version. Extremely low later  but makes your  hair look good and a super gentle scent. Its the only shampoo where people stop me and compliment my hair.  matrix cleansing conditioners are good. they clean a little more deeper. The Acei berry is very smoothing and conditioning and the pomograniate is light conditioning. They have  menthol in it but not as much. Wella Brialliance  and Matrix Sugar Shine are good.

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Re: I threw out what WEN I had in my Cupboards

I stopped using Wen exclusively awhile ago.  I went to a Devacurl specialist for the best cut ever and use the Decadence No Poo and conditioner.  Wen used to work pretty well for me, but the newer formulations have too much silicone and were starting to build up.  It appears silicones are not good for my curls.  Too much frizz.  I do think the hair mask is amazing, but I can't justify the price.  I'm waiting for the Vanilla Mint to be released.  I just adore the smell and like to use it once in awhile.  Unfortunately, the best Wen that worked on my hair was the Apple Spice.  I hated the smell.  Give the Devacurl a shot!

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Re: I threw out what WEN I had in my Cupboards

I can understand throwing out (or giving away) products that don't work for you but why throw away a product that is working for you because other people may be having a problem with it. 

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Re: I threw out what WEN I had in my Cupboards

Not only doesn't my hair fall out at 56 it's down to my waist for the first time in my whole life!

I purchased the Today's Special Value because I really want to try the mask

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Re: I threw out what WEN I had in my Cupboards

 

I see no reason to stop using something that works absolutely Wenderfully for me personally.

 

If I have any issues with WEN, I will make my own decisions, which will not be based on the gossip, attention seeking, or anxiety of people I don't even know.

 

 

Personal Choice :  Personal Responsibility

 

 

 

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Re: I threw out what WEN I had in my Cupboards

I woudn't touch it with a ten foot pole !

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Re: I threw out what WEN I had in my Cupboards

TRied Wen many years ago.  ACtually tried it a couple of times because with all the adoring comments it had I assumed that my failure to be impressed had something to do with me and not the product.  As far as there being a learning curve and needing to try different formulas at the prices Wen commands I have better things to do with my money then throw away money on partially used bottles of a expensive hair product.

 

 

 

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Re: I threw out what WEN I had in my Cupboards

I too stopped using Wen. My scalp did burn after every color my hairdresser did.  I tried pumpkin cleanser still burned after getting color applied. Finally I tried only using Wen at home no more after a color process.  Oh yeah my hair dresser did show me the drain of hair fallout. I thought maybe stress and continued using . About a year later realized I wasn't stressed and it had to be Wen shampoo causing too much hair loss.

 

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Registered: ‎03-13-2010

Re: I threw out what WEN I had in my Cupboards

Instead of throwing mine out, I used my Wen up as shave cream for my legs, but that was long before the hair loss controversy. I just didn't like it and didn't get the results promised. 

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Re: I threw out what WEN I had in my Cupboards


@tablescape wrote:

I too stopped using Wen. My scalp did burn after every color my hairdresser did.  I tried pumpkin cleanser still burned after getting color applied. Finally I tried only using Wen at home no more after a color process.  Oh yeah my hair dresser did show me the drain of hair fallout. I thought maybe stress and continued using . About a year later realized I wasn't stressed and it had to be Wen shampoo causing too much hair loss.

 


Wait a minute.....your scalp burned after hair coloring and you blame WEN? Interesting thought process.Hairdresser  showed you hair in the drain, your scalp burned, and you continued to use the product.  What else is interesting is that you used WEN for awhile and refer to WEN as "shampoo". I chat with a lot of WEN users and they all refer to it as CC-cleansing conditioner, because it definitely is NOT shampoo. You have a very interesting thought process .....I wish I was a trained psychologist at times like these. Then again, maybe some things are easier to figure out and don't require an advanced degree in order to do so.