The Wen hair care system seems to be a hit or miss, depending entirely on personal preference and individual results. It is certainly not a "one size fits all" type of product, but it can be very effective.
Women with fine hair seem to be those who praise the Wen products the most. Because the Wen Cleansing Conditioner is basically a shampoo and conditioner in one, except it eliminates lathering and the harsh ingredients found in shampoos. Additionally, it conditions without weighing your hair down and detangles so that you have no need to use yet another product on your hair. Minimal products, minimal damage, minimal chance that your hair will be flat and lifeless. Its goal it to leave your hair shiny, soft and manageable without all the extra steps.
Currently, the Wen product line also features a Styling Crme, Hair Repair Mask and a Texture Balm. Obviously, you can only accomplish so much with just the Cleansing Conditioner, and they recognize that. The Styling Crme is great, with frequent use, to help repair split ends and control frizz while helping you get the style you want with the shine you love. The Hair Repair Mask is great for women who have recently had their hair processed, be it a perm or a dye job. It adds back the ingredients your hair needs to restore its health and vitality. The Texture Balm is ideal for those who want to hold a more solid style, but hate the sticky, stiff feeling of most other glues and balms. The key to using the Wen hair care line is to find the right combination for you and stick with it to truly see results.
Wen products are made with natural ingredients, which is fantastic because the harsh ingredients usually found in shampoos are eliminated, therefore eliminating potential damage. Instead of the usual lather you get with shampoos, this gives you a smooth foam when mixed with water. The name itself suggests something natural and different, and that's exactly what it means. Celebrity stylist Chaz Dean, the creator of Wen, explains that the name sounds a lot like "Zen", and is "New" spelled backwards, because this hair care system is a reverse way of looking at cleansing the hair. Not only is the line very personal to him, but it gives the consumer a good feeling about the product that they're using.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work for everyone. Some people have found that the menthol used in the products cause them scalp irritation, which seems to be on a very individual basis, and will probably prevent them from using more natural products because of their experience with Wen. That's unfortunate, because when you have the opportunity to use something that's better for your hair; it seems a waste not to utilize it. Others have found that it simply doesn't clean the way they want it to, and the residual effect causes their hair to be weighed down. This is the exact opposite of Wen's purpose, and is due to their individual hair and preference. It's always been said that you can't please everyone, and that is certainly the case with hair care products. Another blow against Wen is its price you're hard pressed to find a group of lower or middle class individuals who can afford to dish out $30 for regular hair care. Moreover, the Cleansing Conditioner only comes in a 12 ounce container, which isn't a lot when it's something you're using daily.
As far as I'm concerned, it's definitely worth a try. They give you a 60-day, money back guarantee when you order their 30 day supply, so you're not going to break the bank by giving it a chance. Who knows maybe this will be exactly what you're looking for!