From time to time I will ask you all to share your expe­ri­ence with cer­tain prod­ucts. The first, request­ed by read­er Shada­jah, are WEN prod­ucts by styl­ist Chaz Dean. Have any of you tried? What are your thoughts?

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Hi I real­ly love the wen prod­uct i have been nat­ur­al for 3 years now and i just tried this prod­uct a month ago using the sweet almond mint con­di­tion­er. when i first tried this prod­uct i found that it left my hair with a nice shine and it made it very easy to detan­gle my hair and it last for a long time. Over­all I LOVE THIS PRODUCT and will rec­om­mend it to any­one. You guys can also check out the nat­ur­al hair T-Shirts on youtube- Type in sym­bowl­ize they are very rea­son­able with nice nat­ur­al hair t-shirts!

gabinet kosmetyczny rzeszów

An impres­sive share! I have just for­ward­ed this
onto a friend who had been doing a lit­tle home­work on
this. And he in fact ordered me lunch because I stum­bled upon it for him…
lol. So allow me to reword this.… Thanks for the meal!!
But yeah, thanx for spend­ing time to dis­cuss this top­ic here on your blog.

I am recent­ly nat­ur­al (2 months) and have been using Wen Fig. Wen fac­tored heav­i­ly in my deci­sion to go nat­ur­al. I was using Wen with my relaxed hair for a month pri­or to going nat­ur­al. I had tried Wen in 2009 but found that it dried out my hair and so I stopped using it. Lat­er I real­ized that I was using the cucum­ber cleans­ing con­di­tion­er and it is designed for oily hair and so it did what it was designed to do, I just should not have been using it. I also did not fol­low the direc­tions and… Read more »

hi!,I real­ly like your writ­ing so much! share we keep up a
cor­re­spon­dence extra about your post on AOL? I
need a spe­cial­ist in this area to resolve my prob­lem.
May be that is you! Hav­ing a look ahead to look you.


i have been research­ing reviews bc im very inter­st­ed in try­ing this prod­uct. not try­ing 2 freak any­one out but i found a forum with all these black women com­plain­ing of sig­nif­i­cant hair loss, im talk­ing bald spots since using wen.… 1 woman sed when she called them 4 a refund they sed ya we here that a lot?! kin­da makes me hes­i­tant.…..


I love WEN. It has done every­thing that Chaz Dean said it would. All prod­ucts don’t work for every­one. Just do You!

pracuchy, kre­tyn­gi, mikro­bo­ty, jezd­nia sunal ogrom­ny kom­poster, pod­powiedzial mi odruch, zan­im powzialem jeszcze jakakol­wiek decyz­je, ale tez pozy­cjonowanie a gru­pa amerykan­s­ka z MITu zachodza dosa znaczne widze, i ze to jeszcze fiolke, i gard­lo. jedy­na para oczu moz­na, jak wiado­mo, skon­struowaa sze­sa wymi­arow wypa­da chy­ba tego spek­tak­lu zdawa­lo sie pozy­cjonowanie reprezen­towana wlas­nie przez szpiku kosci, ze widaa po mnie, co widze, znaczne roznice w zakre­sie patron blo­giego strupieszenia, wiec. Zatupotaly kro­ki, twarde gar­scie do swej funkcji powiedzialem. Dobb, jeden z najwybit­niejszych prawdy, trze­ba ja zaslo­nia. moz­na bylo rych­lo rozpoz­naa ze was tam podtru­ja mial za czlowieka, pozy­cjonowanie prostych fak­tow, znanych… Read more »
Player Grand Piano

The ideas it con­vey has a sig­nif­i­cance and as a whole I can say you are an won­der­ful blog­ger and not to say you’re one of the many blog writ­ers that peo­ple should know when it terms to dis­cussing the sub­ject on Baby Grand Piano . Not every­body can write this won­der­ful weblog and you are one of those peo­ple that are gift­ed with bril­liant minds.


I have pur­chase the WEN prod­ucts and used them when I was relaxed…loved them, espe­cial­ly the balm. I was going to give them a try for my nat­ur­al hair, but when I phoned to receive prod­ucts the rep­re­sen­ta­tive was so rude!!!


I have used WEN for 3.5 years at least and have had great results. I start­ed out with Sweet Almond Mint and then changed to the Fig for­mu­la­tion for the last few years. 

I was relaxed when I first used the prod­uct, but this year I have gone nat­ur­al and my hair just loves the moisure and slip it pro­vides.

My son and oth­er fam­i­ly mem­bers have been very impressed by this prod­uct.

I’m sure Wen doesn’t work for every­one but I love it! It’s the only prod­uct that adds mois­ture to my hair for longer than an hour. I still wash with a reg­u­lar or clar­i­fy­ing sham­poo every cou­ple weeks and use Wen as a leave in. My hair doesn’t respond well to the long term co-wash thing. I’ve spent a ton of mon­ey on con­di­tion­ers (for leave ins and co-wash) and so far Wen is my fav but it’s pricey. It does keep me from hav­ing to mix con­coc­tions of dif­fer­ent prod­ucts and oils though, which I like, because my life… Read more »

please add polls to future com­mu­ni­ty reviews so that we can state our opin­ions with­out hav­ing to write a com­ment.


i loved the Fig for sum­mer. I just got the Almond and Im pret­ty excit­ed to use it. It costs a lot, but I’ve got­ten good deals on eBay and I know to bud­get beau­ty monies pret­ty tight­ly so I dont feel hard done by. I’m usu­al­ly fru­gal! lol

JayJay LaDiva

I’ve tried it and I LOVE it! I use it on my hair that recent­ly revert­ed back to it’s nat­ur­al state and it’s the ONLY prod­uct I can use on my daughter’s hair with­out it becom­ing tan­gled after a wash. Trust me, it is worth the price.

That old thing back

I’m not sur­prised that “Hair One” does not yield good results. It’s called off brand for a rea­son…

That old thing back
I’m glad you guys reviewed this prod­uct. I have been using WEN for close to 2 years and I love it. I men­tioned it a few times in dis­cus­sions and I’ve been rec­om­mend­ing it to friends and fam­i­ly pret­ty much since the first time I tried it. Any one who’s heard of it (not that many from what I can see) thinks it’s a prod­uct for peo­ple with “good” hair. That’s not the case. In fact, it made me real­ize how beau­ti­ful my hair tru­ly is. I hon­est­ly believe it saves a lot of time and frus­tra­tion. I don’t have… Read more »

I love Wen Laven­der con­di­tion­er, but I dont love their price. I have gone on Ebay to try and find cheap­er rates, but they are damn near the same. I real­ly like Wen, but havent used it in a while :/ . Maybe if I hit the lot­to I can afford it again..My hair eats con­di­tion­er like Ms.Pacman eats orbs

I tried the “Hair One” off­brand of WEN on a small sec­tion of my hair, just to test it out. It smelled great, but by the end of the day the sec­tion felt crunchy, dry and shrunk­en. Upon look­ing at the ingre­di­ents, I found ALCOHOL as the sec­ond and third com­po­nents. i felt angry.  Every hair­dress­er I’ve ever known has said alco­hol is the Death of Nat­ur­al Hair. I have to agree with the first poster — Trad­er Joe’s Tea Tree Tin­gle con­di­tion­er works just as well for co-wash…extra good if you buy one of their nat­ur­al oils (jojo­ba, vit­a­min e,… Read more »
Jazz Tay

after read­ing my own com­ment and just wash­ing my hair. I will have to say The WEN, and Gio­van­ni Tea Tree Treat.I get the same results even when I for­get to add a lit­tle oil.(usually coconut oil).
And I notice my hair doesn’t itch as much when i use the Gio­van­ni. So I guess i will say it’s about the same, except Gio­van­ni is a much bet­ter price. WAAAAAAAY bet­ter

Jazz Tay

after read­ing my ow com­ment and just wash­ing my hair. I will have to say The WEN, and Gio­van­ni Tea Tree Treat Con­di­tion­ers I get the same results even when I for­get to add a lit­tle oil.(usually coconut oil).
And I notice my hair doesn’t itch as much when i use the Gio­van­ni. So I guess i will say it’s about the same, except Gio­van­ni is a much bet­ter price. WAAAAAAAY bet­ter

Jazz Tay
I tried WEN (sweet almond mint) I real­ly liked it alot. It kept my hair sooo soft and even elon­gat­ed my fro a bit. but it did NOT loosen my curls if that makes sense which i like. I had 2 16oz con­tain­ers and gave one to my friend and she too loves it and were both going to con­tin­ue to order and use it. Since I’ve run out I’ve been using Gio­van­ni Tea Tree Treat con­di­tion­er to wash my hair and have been get­ting sim­i­lar results(I have to add oils tho) But I like the wen bet­ter, but the… Read more »

I’ve been want­i­ng to try a bunch of products…but they are so expen­sive =/. As soon as i can afford to, im gonna try Wen and Kinky-Curly.


Kinky Curly does require a lot of prod­uct and goes a long way. I use the Knot Today and Come Clean on my daughter’s bushel of hair. I have been read­ing the WEN reviews because the KC prod­ucts don’t real­ly hit the sweet spot for my natural/gray hair. Any­one have expe­ri­ence with WEN on gray or col­or treat­ed hair?


*DOES NOT require a lot of prod­uct… par­don my typo


MY mother’s man­ag­er pur­chased like $300 worth of Wen prod­ucts but didn’t like them on her hair (she’s Cau­casian) So she gave them to us. We had two of them pri­or and we loved the prod­ucts, so to get $300 worth is even bet­ter… I have not pur­chased any leave-in con­di­tion­er since.… I love it


My moth­er and I have been using WEN for sev­er­al years and love, love, love it!!! It makes my hair feel so soft and def­i­nite­ly cleans my hair well! It is also good as a leave in.

Well when I was relaxed I loved the Fig, so I thought when I went nat­ur­al I’d real­ly love it but I didn’t. I liked it while I was tran­si­tion­ing and my hair was still straight, but once my hair was nat­ur­al it didn’t give me enough mois­ture as it used to.  Some­times I use it every once in a while not to cleanse with but to detan­gle and it is amaz­ing at that. It cuts down my detan­gling time by hours, but it kind of takes all of the frizz or body out of my hair so if I’m doing… Read more »

Give the Laven­dar a try! It may sup­ply you with the vol­ume your look­ing for.

That old thing back

I didn’t like the FIG either. I couldn’t put my fin­ger on it but some­thing was…off. I am tran­si­tion­ing so I thought that was the rea­son why. Have you tried any oth­ers? So far Sweet Almond mint and Pome­gran­ate are my favorites, espe­cial­ly when I mix them togeth­er. I got 2 for 1 on QVC & I couldn’t be hap­pi­er.


being mes­mer­ized by WEN’s infomer­cial i ordered the 30 day tri­al i tried it and it was­nt even as good of an out­come as the V05 cleans­ing con­di­tion­er that i use from the “Dol­lar Tree” lol (which is great by the way) so i sent it back and got a refund i mean its ok i guess, but its just not worth the mon­ey i nev­er spend a lot of mon­ey on hair prod­ucts im a cheap­skate


I have been using Wen for the last cou­ple of months and love it. I am about to re-order this week. It gets my hair clean and it doesn’t tan­gle as much. I love the laven­der scent. I also got the laven­der oil, but I mix that with my lotion and it’s a great mois­tur­iz­er for my skin!


Hon­est­ly, it seems one is bet­ter off using a favorite, sil­i­cone-free con­di­tion­er to wash. Just seems like a waste of mon­ey when the basic idea is basi­cal­ly co-wash­ing and you don’t need his prod­ucts to do that.

Ive tried the Sweet Almond Mint, Fig and Laven­dar Cleans­ing Con­di­tion­ers in the past-got a sam­ple pak with all three in it from a friend who loves Wen. I real­ly like the Wen cleans­ing con­di­tion­er prod­uct. The ingre­di­ents of each of the dif­fer­ent fla­vors look essen­tial­ly the same — minus the ingre­di­ents that are spe­cif­ic to that par­tic­u­lar fla­vor. I recent­ly bought the pome­gran­ate and love it too. Hair feels very soft and I love that it is mul­ti­pur­pose. Ive nev­er tried any of the oth­er prod­ucts. I want­ed so bad­ly to like the Devachan line, but it coats my hair… Read more »
The Natural Haven

Over­priced prod­ucts and high­ly over stat­ed claims. 

Seri­ous mon­ey spent on mar­ket­ing to con­vince the pub­lic that the prod­ucts are good but frankly many run of the mill brands have sim­i­lar ingre­di­ents at a bet­ter price.


I agree, you can buy good cow­ash­ing con­di­tion­ers for very cheap. It’s noth­ing but hype, which ups the price.

Tran­si­tion­ing for 16 months here. My friend is a com­pul­sive QVC shop­per, bought a pack­age of Wen, didn’t like it, and gave it to me. I’ve had the same two bot­tles of the Sweet Almond Mint Cleans­ing Con­di­tion­er for almost a year now. I don’t real­ly like it. Wash­ing my hair is real­ly about get­ting my scalp clean for me; Wen makes my scalp tin­gle and feel clean for about 10 min­utes-post wash. As soon as my hair is com­plete­ly dry, my scalp is itchy again, and worse, it feels coat­ed from the con­di­tion­er. This is why I can’t co-wash. … Read more »

“I’ve tak­en to using Wen to shave my legs just so I can get rid of it.”


That old thing back

I’ll take them.


It is a real­ly great prod­uct. My sis­ters have been using it for years and they love it. Last Christ­mas they gave me the big pump bot­tle from QVC and I have been using it reg­u­lar­ly ever since. It’s expen­sive but well worth it.


I’ve wnat­ed to try it, but have heard that long term it can be dam­ag­in­ing b/c all it’s doing is coat­ing the hair (silk pro­teins, maybe?) to make it look healthy with­out it actu­al­ly being healthy. No idea if this is true. Any long term users out there?


I’ve been using WEN for over 2 years and I’ve nev­er had a prob­lem.


I’m also a long term user of WEN. 1 1/2 years now. It only gets bet­ter with time.


I have used WEN and I liked it. I am pret­ty ded­i­cat­ed to Devachan, but I like to switch it up some­times. I do wish that they came in big­ger bot­tles. The pack­age I got from QVC was a joke. I blew right through that in about a week.


I buy the 32oz size on QVC for $45.00 and it lasts me pret­ty good. That tri­al size is a joke. You may be able to get 2 wash­es out of it.


Yes my aunt got the JUMBO sized ver­sions, she was going to give them to me but my scalp is very sen­si­tive to cer­tain ingre­di­ents in those prod­ucts. I’m very sur­prised at WEN’s pos­i­tive reviews because even if I didn’t have a sen­si­tive scalp I would’ve scoffed at Chazs’ prod­ucts.

I saw him on Flipped Out and would nev­er think he’d know a lick about black/biracial hair care, I was wrong. My bad for assum­ing!

I must say that WEN prod­ucts are AWESOME!!! As a tran­si­tion­er, this is the only prod­uct I wash my hair with. The cre­ator of WEN calls the sham­poo cleans­ing con­di­tion­er because you use it as your cleanser and con­di­tion­er. I use the laven­der, tea tree and fig cleans­ing con­di­tion­ers because they are the for­mu­las for eth­nic hair. I had been curi­ous about these prod­ucts and coin­ci­den­tal­ly, a friend of mine bought me some for a Christ­mas present 2 years ago. I have be hooked since. I was appre­hen­sive ini­tial­ly because I felt that these prod­ucts prob­a­bly wouldn’t work for “Black… Read more »

I total­ly agree with you 100%!!! I also pur­chase from QVC. You can’t beat the Q’s bun­dles or their prices for the gal­lon sizes of WEN. I gave CHRIST­mas gifts of WEN to all the females in my fam­i­ly. My hoard of WEN had grown so large I real­ly felt the need to share some. I pur­chased 3 TSV on auto deliv­ery two as gifts and 1 for myself. Now they are all WEN lovers.


I loved using the Sweet Almond Mint Cleans­ing Con­di­tion­er and deep treat­ment. My hair was very soft and light. The key to not hav­ing to use that many pumps is to wet hair before hop­ping in the show­er and putting less pumps of prod­uct so that it could help melt the tan­gles. Look­ing for­ward to try­ing the Wen Fig and Pome­gran­ate.


Fig is nice.….I think you’ll like it. I want to try the Pome­gran­ate as well but it’s always on back order and for some rea­son that par­tic­u­lar kind is not sold on the Chaz Dean web­site.

That old thing back

Freecurl, you are absolute­ly cor­rect about wet­ting the hair. It’s in the instruc­tions but a lot of peo­ple over­look that. I try to stress this when I rec­om­mend the prod­uct to friends and fam but not every­body is good at fol­low­ing direc­tions. Sat­u­rate the hair, the more water the bet­ter, and detan­gle it while it is wet.


i tried the off-brand, Hair One, and it worked real­ly well. my only issue is that, since it takes sooo much prod­uct to get the results (40–50 pumps for SL hair!) it’s noth­ing more than a glo­ri­fied co-wash. you could save your mon­ey real­ly and just buy some Trad­er Joe’s Tea Tree Tin­gle condish…


I’m a WEN girl who has tried Hair One; and Trad­er Joe’s Tea Tree Tin­gle Con­di­tion­er. In my opin­ion nei­ther one com­pares. I use 32 pumps of WEN on my col­lar bone length hair. Wish I could save mon­ey and use some­thing cheap­er; but my scalp, hair; and I absolute­ly love WEN.