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Registered: ‎10-22-2012

Okay, it has been quite some time since I posted here, but I had to share my experience. I have been using Wen for the past four years, and I thought maybe I should try some of the new "milder" shampoos. I ordered a set of shampoo and conditioner that was touted as "so gentle, you may not need the conditioner." Dear lord! I forgot how awful shampoo feels in my hair; it was like a glob of wet straw! I managed to get the offending mess out of my hair and applied the "conditioner." My hair is not happy. Now I know why Chaz never shampoos his models anymore! Lesson learned...

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@123lollo wrote:

Okay, it has been quite some time since I posted here, but I had to share my experience. I have been using Wen for the past four years, and I thought maybe I should try some of the new "milder" shampoos. I ordered a set of shampoo and conditioner that was touted as "so gentle, you may not need the conditioner." Dear lord! I forgot how awful shampoo feels in my hair; it was like a glob of wet straw! I managed to get the offending mess out of my hair and applied the "conditioner." My hair is not happy. Now I know why Chaz never shampoos his models anymore! Lesson learned...


Hello @123lollo

 

As long as we can learn from our experiences things are good.  When the mind is closed to that, watch out!

 

Welcome back to the Wonderful World of WEN!

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@123lollo wrote:

Okay, it has been quite some time since I posted here, but I had to share my experience. I have been using Wen for the past four years, and I thought maybe I should try some of the new "milder" shampoos. I ordered a set of shampoo and conditioner that was touted as "so gentle, you may not need the conditioner." Dear lord! I forgot how awful shampoo feels in my hair; it was like a glob of wet straw! I managed to get the offending mess out of my hair and applied the "conditioner." My hair is not happy. Now I know why Chaz never shampoos his models anymore! Lesson learned...



 



Lol @123lollo I actually LOVE these types of lessons! Thank goodness - they do not happen too often, but when they DO happen, it's strange enough, but I get kinda of happy as a result.....Because i t shows me CLEARLY that what i am doing is right, and shows me even more clearly - what's NOT to do ever! 

 

I never intentionally strive to be "right" about things, though can be opinionated at times, but boy! It feels so good to be "right" and know that you are INDEED using the best product available on the market up to date - WEN!  Woman Happy

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I think we've all done this from time to time.  I know I have.  I will be the first to admit I use a sulfate free shampoo every third wash or so and use the WEN as my second cleanse.  My hair just does better when I do this.  But that is as far as I will go.  If I try to use a regular shampoo and conditioner my hair looks so much worse than when I use the WEN.  Sometimes us women just love to play with products and end up learning valuable lessons along the way.  The big one is I'm never going to stop using WEN!

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My daughter tried a Carol's Daughter shampoo at school and told me how she immediately had to put Wen in her hair because she hated the "dried out" feeling. She kept saying "never again!" and she loves her Wen. LOL!!  My daughter is only 19 but she knows and appreciates what Chaz has created.  

 

All I could do was laugh.

 

Between my two girls and hubby, there could never be enough Wen around here. Although my oldest has graduated and moved away so I may have to start shipping her portion to her. 

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I know a Wen user posted a year or two ago about how great their hair is with the occasional shampoo so I figured I'd try it since I hadn't used shampoo in a few years. OMgosh talk about terrible. I forgot how dried out and rough shampoo makes my hair feel. I won't be repeating that mistake. My hair wasn't better either. I've posted many times I don't have issues with build up with Wen so I should have ignored the post. 

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So funny, I have been tempted lately too.  There is even some brand with a new "system" where you condition first then shampoo.

 

But I haven't been willing to buy two big bottles of something - particularly since my hubby is a Phil 3in1 fan for his shampoo (he doesn't have a lot of hair, so it's washing his scalp as much as his hair).

 

Now maybe if I could find a sample....that might really push me to try, but all in all, I love what wen does for my hair.

 

Michele

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@cac140 wrote:

I think we've all done this from time to time.  I know I have.  I will be the first to admit I use a sulfate free shampoo every third wash or so and use the WEN as my second cleanse.  My hair just does better when I do this.  But that is as far as I will go.  If I try to use a regular shampoo and conditioner my hair looks so much worse than when I use the WEN.  Sometimes us women just love to play with products and end up learning valuable lessons along the way.  The big one is I'm never going to stop using WEN!


 

@cac140,  I stopped "playing" with "other" hair products right after I found me WEN!

Still along the way, i bought Isomers Shampoo/Conditioner/Treatment Trio on TTV, and the Skinn Hair Duo too. Skinn's I sent back, though it was not bad product at all, just WEN was so much better for me.

 

But Isomers Hair Kit I kept. Just in case. Well this case came about now - the water in my new place is HARD!  My WEN cleansings turn out bad hair, because of this water.

Yesterday I HAD to cleanse first with Isomers shampoo, second with WEN - not bad results! Until I figure out how to filter my water correctly, looks like it may be the way to go for me for now, if I have to.

 

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@sonechko wrote:

@cac140 wrote:

I think we've all done this from time to time.  I know I have.  I will be the first to admit I use a sulfate free shampoo every third wash or so and use the WEN as my second cleanse.  My hair just does better when I do this.  But that is as far as I will go.  If I try to use a regular shampoo and conditioner my hair looks so much worse than when I use the WEN.  Sometimes us women just love to play with products and end up learning valuable lessons along the way.  The big one is I'm never going to stop using WEN!


 

@cac140,  I stopped "playing" with "other" hair products right after I found me WEN!

Still along the way, i bought Isomers Shampoo/Conditioner/Treatment Trio on TTV, and the Skinn Hair Duo too. Skinn's I sent back, though it was not bad product at all, just WEN was so much better for me.

 

But Isomers Hair Kit I kept. Just in case. Well this case came about now - the water in my new place is HARD!  My WEN cleansings turn out bad hair, because of this water.

Yesterday I HAD to cleanse first with Isomers shampoo, second with WEN - not bad results! Until I figure out how to filter my water correctly, looks like it may be the way to go for me for now, if I have to.

 


@sonechko. Our new Culligan filter is doing great..i can tell a huge difference.. we got it on  Amazon... I have had to do the shampoo thing at times before, but then my scalp couldnt take dryness.. but i still do the best with Wen kids on the scalp & other CC's for the rest.. 

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I'll check the Culligan @quadmimi! Thank you so much for your helping me with your suggestions and sharing. I totally appreciate this! Woman HappyHeart