WEN vs Hair One?
WEN or Hair One Cleansing Conditioner
Have you seen the infomercials for the product WEN by Chaz Dean? WEN is a cleansing conditioner that takes the place of both your shampoo and conditioner. This product is different than shampoo. It doesn't lather up like traditional shampoos. Hair One is a more affordable alternative to WEN.
Both of these products are sulfate free, which means there are no harsh detergents that strip hair of its moisture and color. It adds shine and strengthens your hair. It cleanses and conditions the hair at the same time. It can be used as a leave in conditioner as well. This type of product is thereby, eliminating the need for several different products.
The directions are pretty much based on the length of your hair. You are to use a certain amount of pumps for the different areas of your head, such as the sides of your hair, the nape of your neck, or the top of your scalp. Then take a wide-toothed comb and comb the conditioner through to the ends of your hair, leaving it set on your hair while you continue your shower. When you are done, rinse the conditioner and apply one pump as a leave in conditioner.
I have had the opportunity to try both and will let you know my opinions on each below.
WEN by Chaz Dean
WEN comes in several different conditioners. There is Sweet Almond Mint which is a universal conditioner for all hair types. Cucumber aloe is also universal, but especially good for oily scalps and dry hair.
Fig, which is my personal favorite, is targeted for wavy to curly and coarse hair. It's fantastic for dry, chemically damaged, color treated, and heat damaged hair. It provides so much moisture that my hair feels soft and silky.
Tea Tree is especially good for medium to coarse hair with dry, flaky, scalp issues. For all you moms with children in school, I use this on my girls' hair because I read somewhere on the net that tea tree oil was a preventative measure for lice. Every time I hear of an outbreak of head lice, I make sure to have some handy.
Lavender is great for moisturizing and adding volume to hair.
Another conditioner by WEN is the Pomegranate. This is one I have not tried, but it supposed to be fabulous for adding moisture without weighing the hair down or stripping it of natural oils. If you have tried the Pomegranate I would love to hear your thoughts below.
Wen has come out with a new summer fragrance, Mango Coconut. I haven't tried this one either, but have heard it smells fantastic. The fall pumpkin ginger scent smells wonderful but doesn't condition my hair as well as fig.
Along with the different conditioners to choose from, there are different sizes as well. A 16 oz. bottle of WEN sells for about $28. The 32 oz. can be found for $44. That is quite a bit for one product, but this definitely does work. If you watch QVC, you can periodically catch specials for the 1 gallon size of your favorite WEN Conditioner.
Chaz Dean has introduced the new WEN KIDS conditioner on QVC. The conditioners are geared towards kids favorite scents. These scents include apple, strawberry, banana and watermelon. I know that my daughter already likes WEN products, but with these appealing scents she is going to drive me crazy for WEN products.
Well, for almost every pricey product on the market, there is someone who tries to come up with a cheaper alternative. Hair One seems to be the comparison product for WEN. I actually heard about this while I was at a QVC Beauty Bash. Women were talking about how much they love WEN but couldn't always afford it. Hair One is the same concept, a cleansing conditioner with no sulfates or harsh detergents. It gently cleanses the hair and is used the same way WEN is used.
Hair One comes in a Tea Trea formula for dry scalps. It also comes in Olive Oil for dry, damaged hair. Cucumber is for normal hair, and Jojoba is especially formulated for color treated hair. A 12 oz. bottle sells for $10.50 to $12. This is significantly cheaper than WEN. I tried this product and found it to be comparative to WEN in terms of conditioning my hair. You may also check your local beauty supply stores to see if they carry Hair One.
Every 2-3 weeks, my hair starts to feel weighed down and heavy from the conditioning. I wash my hair with regular shampoo and condition with WEN or Hair One afterwards. Then I continue only using the cleansing conditioners until I notice the need for shampoo again.
L'Oréal has new products such as sulfate free shampoo and conditioner, as well as, a cleansing conditioner similar to WEN. I tried both and wasn't too impressed. How bout you? Tell me what you have tried and your opinion.
What's your favorite cleansing conditioner?
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.