If you’ve been searching for natural hair care tips, you might have also been intrigued by the WEN haircare system, if you have ever heard of it.
Usually I see these infomercials when I am up late at night or early in the morning. They always have lovely looking models getting half their hair treated with WEN and half treated with something else. I always rolled my eyes at this because I know better.
Eventually one day, a friend of mine offered me the chance to try the WEN system. She had ordered it and had gotten one free so she gave it to me. I tried it right away because I love new hair products. Luckily I took pictures of the results:
After the treatment my hair was very manageable and I was able to do a twist out style which was fast and came out soft and bouncy. I ordered my own kit and kept using the system. One of the things I liked most was how soft my hair was after I washed it with the Cleansing Conditioner. I have tried both kinds: the Fig and the Sweet Almond Mint. Both smell great.
I have extremely thick full hair, so the Cleansing Conditioner lasted about 4 or 5 washes (so about 8 weeks for me). The other products have lasted much longer. The texture balm is awesome for styling and it also lasts for a long time. I can’t exactly tell.. maybe 4 or 5 months. I don’t use it every day.
Part of my excitement about this product is that it is one of the few times that I’ve tried a hyped up product and it actually worked as advertised. Most people wearing natural hair or who are going from relaxed to natural are looking for something that does exactly what this product does… it softens hair, conditions, protects and making it very manageable and soft.
I will go back and restate that I advocate for natural/homemade products over anything else, even this. That said, the WEN hair care system is appropriate for you if you like to try different products and/or don’t have time to make your own. It also works really well.
Its a fancy Co-Poo
This is the same concept behind what most of us know as co-poo, washing your hair with just conditioner. If you are still looking for the right product to co-poo, this could be the one. You can also achieve very similar results if you find the right other conditioner … I don’t think the WEN people have really invented anything all that unique. They just have it packaged just right, smelling great, and with the right combination of ingredients. If you have found another great conditioner that works well for the co-poo please let me know so I can add it to my list! … but I’m getting off topic.
For those of you with kinky hair, this will NOT be some miracle potion that will suddenly make your hair curly. No, sorry, not gonna happen. But, as I said, it made my hair soft and really super manageable right out of the shower.
For those of you with curly hair, the product really does add shine and bounce. It helps define the curls. The friend that started me off on this product has curly hair (she’s mixed, Black and Phillippino). It works really well on her hair.
General Conditioning Hair
For anyone going from relaxed to natural hair, this is a great product since it is gentle and protects your hair.
One thing that you have to be careful of if you do decide to try it is that they enroll you in an autoship program. I’m a pro at ordering things like this. You just write down the date that you are supposed to cancel on your calendar (pda, outlook, pop-up, alarm, ect), then cancel it. Along with that, take note of the email address, the phone number, your customer info, ect. As long as you pay attention and take care of business, this should not be any hassle. I haven’t had any issues at all. Or maybe you’ll love it and you won’t want to cancel. I just found that it was too much product to have it keep coming so often. They also offer free shipping and a money back guarantee.
Let me know your results!!! If I get other feedback from people saying that this doesn’t work for them, I’d like to add it. As we well know, not all products work well for all hair. So please keep me posted!
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