Thursday, May 5, 2011

WEN review and giveaway



I've chatted with you gals a lot about haircare, shared my own recommendations, and taken many of yours to heart. On reader advice, I explored the DevaCurl line a bit and found it to be fairly good with my wild curls and waves, but not quite perfect. After several weeks, my hair looked lank and greasy and, unable to power through the lankness, I'd break down and wash it with a low-sulfate shampoo.

After I'd gone through this cycle for several months, the folks at WEN dropped me a line. This was another product set that Already Pretty readers with curls had recommended, and I was eager to try their cleansing conditioner. I was sent a huge bottle of the Lavender Cleansing Conditioner* and have been using it for about two months now.

And I'll level with you: Still not perfect. I exercise A LOT and also need to wet and apply product to my hair daily with my current haircut. That combination of factors means that my hair gets dirty and collects buildup. So I'm doing a low-sulfate shampoo one a week, or every two weeks. BUT! The WEN cleansing conditioner does in one step what the DevaCurl products do in two, which saves me loads of time. The WEN product makes my hair feel clean and soft, and actually helps it work better with my styling products; I've noticed that my hair gets a lot less crunchy than it used to, and I haven't changed products or amounts. And it smells heavenly!

I've got a 16 oz bottle of the Lavender Cleansing Conditioner to give away to a lucky reader!
Here's what you've got to do to enter:

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling us one tidbit from your current haircare routine, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified.

  2. This contest is open to international readers. I'll be mailing the book myself, so it might come slowly ... but it'll come!

  3. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, May 8, 2011. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers. Good luck!

*CMP.ly/2

94 comments:

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing about my haircare routine is that my hair is finally long enough to wrap up in a towel turban! This is my favorite method of drying my hair so I'm pleased it's grown out enough to work.

laurel.bobbitt@gmail.com

shannon p. said...

I always braid my hair at night before going to bed...keeps it from getting pulled or scrunched or knotted as I sleep (it's pretty long) and gives me lovely soft waves the next day when I brush it out. I think it keeps it cleaner, too, since when I don't braid it I end up washing it twice a week instead of once!

velorutionista [at] gmail [dot] com

Abby said...

I have curly hair also, so I only shampoo once a week. My hair has been more manageable and less frizzy since I stopped the everyday shampoo. I'm curious to see how WEN would work.

abbywalters at gmail dot com

Marie said...

I have thick, curly/wavy hair and quit using shampoo a year and half ago. I got layers put in a few months ago. My new easy routine is condition, put product in, separate into two sides and twist each one backwards. Makes for easy wavy hair.

A-C said...

I shampoo/condition my hair every other day to every third day. I just can't do it more often than that. Then I use a leave-in and generally go to sleep w/my hair wet to wake up to some really pretty hair.

lawschoolfashionista (at) gmail (dot) com

Jen said...

I have baby fine, super stick straight hair that is in a wedge bob. If I don't wash it every other day, it looks like a flattened grease slick! I struggle to put any body in it at all. I envy girls who are bless with glorious curls and thick bouncy locks...but my friends who have them tell me they want to scalp me bald:). Basically I wash, condition, and blow dry with a large round brush. I do use a volumnizing lotion no matter what. On the between days I use a powder spray to soak up the grease.

jwronko@att.net

T @ The Happy Clipper said...

I like to wear my hair curly on the weekends. I let it air dry for about an hour and then finish off with a diffuser.
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

JR said...

I have difficult hair! It's coarse, thick and has kinky waves. I wash it once or twice a week and let it air-dry. I love Kinky Curly Knot Today for detangling.

I'd like to try Wen -- maybe I could use that to wash out the sweat after exercising instead of shampoo.

orderingformom@aol.com

Michelle said...

I have thick wavy hair...I shampoo about three times a week dt exercise. I try to let it air dry 3/4 of the time. Curious to see how WEN would work with my hair.

michellewade39@yahoo.com

Ciara said...

I have long straight thick hair...I shampoo about every other day...blow dry w a large round brush. I use a turbo towel to remove most of the moisture.

ciarasimmons1@yahoo.com

Abbie said...

I've recently started springing for salon-brand hairspray. It makes a huge difference. My hair is much less, uh, crunchy.]

abbie.nixon at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have long curly hair. I have been using Tigi's Curls Rock! And really like how it curbs my frizz. Over the years I have discovered that the less I touch/mess with my hair, the less frizz I have.
Csogden@cox.net

Amanda said...

I have curly hair and have a really hard time finding products that don't make it crunchy or greasy. I do love Deva Curl shampoo and conditioner, but I don't like that I still have to shampoo once or twice a week with a low suds shampoo. I have been using Carol's Daughter shampoo and conditioner for curly hair lately, and while I want to love it, I just don't. I feel like the shampoo is too harsh on my hair and the conditioner is more of a rinse. I seem to always be trying something, especially shampoos because most, even if they say they are moisturizing, seem to strip my scalp and hair, leaving my scalp dry and my hair tangly. I've heard good things about Wen and would LOVE to try it!

Shannon said...

My mom used Wen a while back, and I tried it and really liked it. My hair now seems so DRY, I just don't know what to do with it. I don't wash my hair every day, and when I do it's with a good shampoo and conditioner, plus I almost never apply heat when styling my hair. I've never had this problem before - it's so weird! Anyway, yay Wen!

drownshannon at gmail dot com

Fashion Flirt said...

I don't wash my hair very often. I rinse my hair after working out until it is extra gross, then I'll wash it with something gentle. My hair curls fantastically when I don't wash it. Beachy, gorgeous waves.

Horan.MaryRebecca@gmail.com

celiapowell said...

I have fairly curly hair, but haven't figured out a routine to reduce frizz to my liking yet - at the moment, I'm experimenting with not brushing :-)

celia0powell@gmail.com

Laura said...

simple: wash with pantene shampoo, then apply conditioner, then air dry... I'm simple like that!

But I have curly hair and I would love to try this product.

laurita20_03 [at] hotmail.com

Keri Around the World said...

About a year ago I shaved my head in honor of my grandmother, who recently passed away from cancer. Now that my curls are starting to grow back, I'm having a hard time finding a good hair care routine. I've tried some of the Aveda products, but even with those I still feel my hair doesn't have the "spunk" it used to. I used to be able to wash it only a few times a week without it getting "weighty" or greasy, but since I'm also an active soul, I've had to start washing it daily. I try not to use any extra products in it for styling; however, once in awhile I will use a cream my friend gave me while I was in Guatemala. It gives me simple, elegant, and frizz-free hair for the day, and that's what I love...that simple, natural look. I'd love the opportunity to try the Wen products...I've heard so many good things about them!

keri.brecht@gmail.com

Sarah said...

I love Bumble & Bumble products, definitely the best I have found so far...though a big price tag too. But I have really fine hair and have to be really careful about using too much product and would love to try Wen to see if I could get away with no product at all.

sarahasheps@hotmail.com

sos said...

I dont use any other products other than shampoo and conditioner and maybe once in a while apple cidervinegar rinse

Sleepy Bear said...

So I just recently got the guts to chop off my long-static, long-locks. With my hair up to my neck now, it's been quite a drastic change in hair management! A lot less moisturizing products (conditions, masques, leave-in-conditions, sprays and more!), and now it's more about good quality shampoo to maintain the good condition of my hair and de-frizzing & blowdrying/straight-ironing it. I use John Frieda's "Secret Weapon" to tame things down a notch :-)

klancy said...

I have fine, straight hair and I wash and condition it everyday! I wish I could go a day without washing, but it gets super greasy!

iiiiklancy[at]yahoo[dot]com

GinaMarie said...

I actually wash my hair with Suave conditioner most days with the exception of after working out or in the heat of the summertime. I really am curious about this product.
ginad2@optonline.net

Dorky Medievalist said...

I have bleached hair which tends to be very dry. I wash it infrequently with little old lady blue shampoo and sometimes I'll work coconut oil through it. The coconut oil drys my hair into Bart Simpson-esque spikes so it's an at-home only treatment.

professfashion@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I, too, am a curly girl looking for a routine that will let my curls look soft and non-frizzy. So far, DevaCurlconditioner (no-poo shampoo once a week) and drying hair with an old T-shirt seems to be working best. That, and it always looks perfect in places like Ireland or Wales (just the right amount of humidity, I guess). Have wondered about Wen for some time. Would love to give it a try.

Thanks to Sal and all of you for posting your curly hair tips! Susan at sjmars2006@yahoo.com [sjmars2006 at yahoo dot com].

April said...

I have naturally curly hair but I blow it out straight often. I like that I can do either but get more comments when it's curly. I still use the Ausssie Scrunch Spray after washing to help keep the curls looking good even if it causes the 'crunchies'.

mitchellap (at) gmail (dot) com

gleeps said...

I have wavy hair on non-humid days, curly hair on humid days. I have been using Bumble and Bumble shampoo and conditioner for curly hair for years. I like Bumble and Bumble Styling Creme for the wavy-hair days and Bumble and Bumble Curl Creme for curly-hair days. Steep price tag on these products, but I have been able to find them discounted at Loehmann's.

gleeps at comcast dot net

Sara Judy said...
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Sara Judy said...

I just did my favorite part of my hair care routine yesterday: henna! It turns my slightly-ashy brown locks into lush, dark red, shimmery ones. And it's all natural. Now I just need to work on going shampoo free.

sara.marie.judy@gmail.com

bozburney said...

I wash my hair daily - baby fine, straight hair, if I go any longer it gets greasy and heavy.

bozburney(@)windstream.net

Anonymous said...

I have waves very similar to yours! I like to let my hair air dry in the warm weather months . . . and in the Winter I straighten the heck out of it. This time of year it always needs a little TLC as I'm transitioning out of the straightening season and into a more natural phase.

sarah_A_Barnes@hotmail.com

Tanvi said...

i twist my hair into a bun on the days that i don't wash my hair. The humidity from the shower gives me nice waves when i let the bun down.

tanvilu {at} gmail {dot} com

lindsay said...

I'm in bad need of a haircut, so my routine is pull back the top part with a holder and let it airdry. Easy, relatively professional looking and keeps the annoying-ness at bay until I finally get my hair cut.

l bacher at gmail.com

Maureen said...

My hair is curly and long. I wash it once a week, put conditioner in it and comb it with my fingers...that's it!!!!

Maureen said...

I have long and curly hair. I wash it once a week put conditioner in, and comb it with my fingers. Every 4 weeks I put temporary color in to keep it nice a red...that's it

Adrienna said...

I ride motorbikes, so the wind whipping the hair is pretty damaging. To reduce tangling - and hopefully the damage - I braid my hair before riding. The braiding is one reason I'm hesitant to cut my hair! mayselmarie(@)gmail(dot)com

Suzanne said...

I thought I was simple- shampoo & conditioner every few days- air dry.
But, I'd like to decrease shampoo use and all that soap going down the drain into waterways!

speedgirl99 said...

I try to wash and straighten every second day to keep it from drying out.
wjsirois@shaw.ca

amberlou36 said...

Right now I'm cutting back to shampooing every other day. I've used WEN a couple times and really like it, but it's a little too expensive when my hair is longer and I need to use more of it each time.

amber.degenhart(at)gmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I slather it in coconut oil at night several times a week. It washes out nicely, and leaves my hair soft and shiny.

Bekisue@aol(DOT)com

Amyls said...

I go with a teeny bit of Trader Joe's shampoo to avoid the bad stuff. Conditioners change with the seasons....

amyschiff21 at gmail.com

Brittany said...

I have very fine, wavy hair, and about a month ago I took the plunge to go conditioner-only. It's been great and my hair looks healthier and softer with more defined curls every day. It's not greasy or flat on my head like I thought it would be. I just have to make sure to massage my scalp well to get rid of any dirt. I would love to try this Wen stuff!

brittany (at) thinandcurvy (dot) com

Connie said...

I tend to use this redken ringlet stuff that makes me oddly wavy but not curly but not straight hair look like i did something with it. also, in the summer, it means no hair dryer, which is fab.

Kasey Noel Rose and Reagan Caroline Rose said...

I am a wash and run girl--no product and sadly no exercise right now to sweat up my hair (2 little girls at home-no time!).

Would love to try this!

jrose at hanovergroup dot com

Theresa said...

I am growing out my hair for the first time in my life. My default haircut for 10 years was an inverted bob, poker straight and side parted. I got sick of it and began the arduous process of growing out all those layers. It now reaches my collar bone, and for the first time ever, I have noticed some wave! To encourage the wave, I now only wash my hair once a week. I let it air dry to the point of dampness, then coil it into two low buns for my hour long drive to work. In my work's parking lot, I take the buns out, fluff out my hair and wear the wavy results happily.

Karen said...

My hair is both curly and thick. Sometimes I curse my parents for giving me such labor intensie hair. My favorite part of my hair care routine ould have to be tresume's anti frizz cream. When I use it my hair is noticiably smoother but the flaw is that I have to wash my hair more often because it makes it look a touch greasy. Kawilloh@gmail.com

Emma G said...

I am actually trying to change my routine. I run or play soccer almost everyday which means I wash my hair EVERY day. I am trying to find ways of washing it every-other day...so I just picked up some dry shanmpoo. We'll see how that works out!

emmamanndalynn@gmail.com

Tatiana said...

I just started to wash my hair every couple of days. I'm liking the fact that it's not as dry but it doesn't have the sparkle it used to. Kind of a bummer.

trgiles at hotmail dot com

Melis said...

I have long curly hair and have long tried to escape silicone, but nothing else keeps my frizz down as well; Moroccan oil plus a few squirts of Deva curl gel is my go-to combo. I also swim several times a week; chlorine is hellish on hair - so drying! - and I'd love to see if the cleansing conditioner will help with that.

melismelis at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I have fine, curly hair that looks like it's thick (when it's cut properly, otherwise it looks like a stringy mess). Currently I've been using a tiny dot of leave in conditioner mixed with a tiny dot of gel, plus a bit of water mixed in. I rub that through my soaking wet hair and then I DON'T touch it! It always looks best when I don't fuss with it at all!

kateharvey927@gmail.com

Erin said...

I have super-thick wavy hair that looked horrible when I had it layered. So I keep it in a blunt cut, and I'm growing it back out. But my main enemy is the FRIZZ! I have to walk that fine line between enough conditioning creams/oils/etc and way too much. Sadly, I usually end up on the not enough side!

Heather said...

Like the commenter above, I have fine, curly hair. I wash and condition every other day, then use a little gel mixed with water, scrunch it a little, and try not to touch it after that.

hmckim at mesastate dot edu

Mary said...

I've been wanting to try a product like this for so so long! I wash my super curly hair every day, which I know is not good for it, but I, like you, need to at least wet it or clean it every day! This would be so awesome to try!
Undergradfab (at) gmail (dot) com :)

Anonymous said...

I live in Spain where pump hairspray doesn´t exist (only aerosol). I feel horrible about the ozone layer, so I was going without. Although I barely use hairspray (a few spritz at the roots, but the lack there of really made a (bad) difference. So now... friends who come to visit are asked to bring a bottle of pump spray :-)

cwhf said...

I have super curly but fine hair. Washing with shampoo daily would be a nightmare for me (poofball city). I wash generally 2-3 times a week depending on what's going on with a low sulfate shampoo and my current favorite conditioner, Jessicurl Aloeba used as detangler and leave in (I love multitasking products). I have heard great things about Wen but it's a bit spendy so I haven't splurged to try it.

ev_hayes@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I live in Spain where pump hairspray doesn´t exist (only aerosol). I feel horrible about the ozone layer, so I was going without. Although I barely use hairspray (a few spritz at the roots, but the lack there of really made a (bad) difference. So now... friends who come to visit are asked to bring a bottle of pump spray :-)
anmspe@gmail.com

Liz said...

My hair is thin, super straight, super fine, and color-damaged...the perfect storm of sad, flat hair. I find that the best thing I can do to give it a bit of body and wave is to twist my bangs along the side of my head and pin them back, then do the same thing on the other side (I have sideswept long bangs, not blunt) and airdry. When I take out the pins, my hair doesn't look as lank and flat as it does when I do nothing. I also like to flat-iron waves into my hair, but I've been moving away from heat styling to prevent further damage.

june.fifth at gmail dot com

Jessi said...

my favoirte thing in my haircare routine is to let it air dry (when its warm enough)...

i live in pittsburgh and its too cold to let it air dry most of the time... but spring and summer... its my "go to" routine.

thanks so much, love your blog...

Jessi
finnpuppy@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wavy, graying hair with some frizz. I occasionally shampoo with some Trader Joe's shampoo, but my normal routine (and I run/elliptical/kettlebell at least a couple of times per week):

scrub my scalp with conditioner.
rinse.
apply conditioner and leave in for a bit.
rinse.

The brown sugar scrub works really well for keeping scalp flakes in check. I should use it once every week or so, but don't.

I wrap my short hair in a microfiber towel to absorb excess moisture, and then apply a little oil to my hair while it's still damp.

My mom has some Wen and I've liked it when I tried it, but it was back when my hair was straight...

berrycastle (at) gmail (dot) com

LQ said...

I have sparse, fine, wavy hair that I wash every third day (oftener if I'm sweating a lot) and blow straight with round brush and a little bit of Kerastase volume ciment in the green bottle. Sometimes with a blast of Phyto or B&B thickening spray to the roots first, but that just means I'll have to wash it again sooner. I try not to shampoo too often because it's already softer and fluffier than I like.

lrq -at- radishesandflowers -dot- com

Dea Anne said...

I stopped using shampoo about 3 years ago and my hair has been a lot happier. My hair had started to feel too dry a few months back and I've been using an jojoba oil product just on the ends. It keeps my curls shiny and soft.

deaanne@comcast.net

Emory said...

I have a ton of hair and it takes forever to dry - I essentially always have to blow dry it at some point. So, I try to avoid washing it as much as possible. Dry shampoo is my friend, and it sounds like the Wen conditioner will be too!

e(dot)emory(dot)davis[at]gmail{dot}com

Megan said...

I wash and condition my hair every day; it drives me crazy otherwise!

My hair is very wavy but not very thick so it frizzes like nobody's business. I'm growing it out but right now it is slightly longer than chin length. My bf likes it when I just let it dry (I call that "crazy hair"). Usually I blowdry and use a straightening iron on the top-most layer.

Sarah S. said...

My haircare "trick" is benign neglect. I leave it alone as much as possible. I keep it up, wash it once a week, don't use products beyond leave-in, etc. etc. etc. It thrives.

yourfavoritesarah at gmail dot com.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to try Wen.

My hair routine is weather dependent. If the weather is humid or rainy, then I use Deva products and go curly. If the weather is supposed to be dry and sunny, then I use "real" shampoo and conditioner and blow dry straight for a change of pace!

jessica@jamgoodman.com

Anonymous said...

I have hair that is baby fine and wavy. I shampoo every few days depending on the way my hair looks but 'wash' with a conditioner or rinse with water most days regardless since the fineness shows grease quickly. I used to wash everyday but it turned my hair into frizzy straw so I shampoo only when it starts to look dirty,

theropodic [at] gmail [dot] com

ilana said...

i wash my hair every other day and use kiehls, neutrogena, and chagrin valley products. i would love to try this product!

iswerdlin [at] gmail [dot] com

Chris said...

I've been using the Sally Beauty Supply version of Wen (I think it's called Hair One). It's ok, but I'd love to try the real thing!
I have straight hair down to my mid-back, and I wash it once or twice a week. I use Bumble and Bumble texture cream, which gives my hair a lot of body, and use about 4 of the Wrap Snap and Go hair rollers on partially dry hair, sleep in them (they are the most comfy rollers ever), and wake up to nice, full, wavy hair.

christomek@yahoo.com

virago said...

Lots and lots of fine, thick, very curly, very dry hair here. Making peace with my locks has been a gradual process. What I'm liking these days is Hair Rules Quench Ultra Rich Conditioner. I use it as a co-wash in the shower, applying it roots to ends and scrubbing my scalp with my fingertips. When I rinse, I try to leave about 25% of the conditioner on my hair as a leave-in.

scollins207 [at] gmail [dot] come

Niki said...

My hair get's to air dry.. i love this part

nikole[dot]ross[at]gmail[dot]com

Catherine said...

I used to hate my hair--really, really curly, but it grows slower than it falls out, so it never got to be princess-length. I finally bit it and just chopped it off, and now I love it--I rock a sweet boy cut with curly bangs (one thing my mother always told me I wasn't supposed to do, but they look amazing) and as it grows out it magically shapes itself into a sweet, softly feminine thirties look that I part on the side.

My routine is pretty basic, because I am a busy lady: I wash it about once a week, put some anti-frizz in and then every morning I spritz it down and fluff it up before I head out the door. It does get kinda squooshy on those last couple days though!

cblinn at gmail dot com

Allie said...

Despite my ethnicity, I do NOT have shiny, stick straight hair. I flat iron everyday, and it really takes a toll on my hair. Especially because I work out nearly 5 days a week as well. I've heard some good things about WEN and hopefully I'll be able to try it out!

heelseggsandrice(at)gmail(dot)com

catnip33 said...

I have long, wavy hair and a very oily scalp. Right now, I wash and condition every day or every other day and let my hair air dry. I'd love to try using conditioner to cleanse instead of shampoo or Dr. Bronner's (which I wanted to love, but made my hair look awful).

catnip33 [at] hotmail [dot] com

I have tried almost everything. Shampooing every other day makes my hair look nice the first day, passable but slightly greasy the second, and makes my scalp itchy and miserable. Shampooing and conditioning daily makes my hair look nice, the itchiness to a minimum, but makes my skin on my neck break-out something fierce. Dr. Bronner's made my scalp happy, but made my hair feel weird and look frizzy, greasy, and awful (no break-outs though!).

Amy said...

I don't wash my hair very ofter (yay for dry shampoo!), I finger-detangle it, rather than brushing, and I avoid using heated styling appliances. (rag curlers all the way!).

I LOOOVVEE! the smell of lavender, and really hope I win. This product sounds just *perfect.*

andrea said...

I absolutely let my (curly curly) hair air dry, all the way. I towel-dry it just enough so it doesn't drip all over me, then I sit with coffee at my desk and have an hour or two of quiet time with the internet or a book in the morning before work.

Being an anti-morning person, this is actually the best way to make sure I'm a person again by the time I get to work.

lapsus.calami at gmail.com

christine said...

I always air dry my naturally curly hair, always!

christinemboyer @ gmail . com

Anonymous said...

As I was just twisting two separated sections of hair back to make for a nice wavy look, I realized that I forgot to include my email.

macst56@hotmail.com

Kaijsa said...

My hair is longish and curly, and there's a lot of it, but it's so baby fine I can't go more than one day without washing. Air drying makes it look best, but living in Wyoming at 7200 feet means I can't go around with wet hair 9 months of the year unless I want to freeze to death.

kaijsa at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Wash every day with Pert. Blow dry then use a curling brush and spray. Would love to try Wen!

Kate said...

I have really oily hair that gets greasy uber fast, so I rarely condition. Once every other day or so, I'll give my ends a little moisture, but that's it.
paripiteo@gmail.com

Schist Happens said...

I've been growing-out my curly hair for over 4 years now, and all my short layers are finally at the shoulder length I've been craving for 30 years! I've been anxious to try WEN products because my hair is dry and is tough to keep from frizzies/woolies taking over, and it's been hard trying to balance not-washing versus clean hair. Help!

afkjl said...

I wash my curly hair once a week. In the days in between--especially if I work out--I rinse my hair and apply a leave-in conditioner.

trezlen at gmail dot com

corrigan said...

Same as a lot of people here, I guess....

I wash my hair once a week (it's long and curly) - in between I use a John Freida dry shampoo on the roots, and argan oil on the ends.

ford.jen(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Having curly hair that I relax and wear curly or straight, I often invest in a really good spendy conditioner (whenever they are on sale at JCPenney's which is often - i.e. Joico K-Pack Conditioner, Phyto Organics Enphuse (prev Nexxus Keraphix),and Redken Smooth Down. My other favorite conditioners are from Philosophy: the Shear Splendor conditioner and the Amazing Grace Conditioner (buy from philosophy.com or QVC on the sales). Also Ojon hair treatment (brown in the jar) is fantastic as a hair pre-treatment before washing. I also recommended Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Daily shampoo which reminds me of Miss Jessies curly slippery shampoo because it is like a shampoo with a conditioning serum in it so it doesn't dry out or entangle the hair.

Another tip I learned recently to help eliminate tangles: after washing the hair, leave hair mostly wet (even sopping wet) while you comb thru and the water itself basically helps to detangle any curls...then you can finish towel or t-shirt drying with the pat-method. The water's effect is like magic against tangles.

StormyDecembr@aol.com

paulasue said...

My favorite haircare routine is that I always let me hair air dry. I think that blow drying is so hard on your hair. I would love to try the Wen for my hair. Thank you, Paula Caudill paulasue39@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Sal,
I have just recently starting taking more care of my hair beyond just twice a week shampoo-condi. and my hair really seems to be thanking me for it ! I follow once in two weeks deep conditioning masking, and once in two weeks oiling and massage. :)

Thanks.

Niki
nitika.nagpal.1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Beth said...

I too have curly hair. If I am ever having a bad (unruly) hair day, sometimes I get a few drops of oil (I often use Aveda Bergamot oil, but probably any would do), rub it in my hands to distribute evenly then run my palms/hands through my hair. It keeps my hair more controlled plus lightly conditions it! This WEN stuff sounds awesome!

Jenniferocious said...

I recently chopped off all of my hair, pixie style. I was never happy with my hair in the past, it never felt like it suited me at all. It took me years to finally get brave enough to cut it short, but my goodness, I'm happy that I did! I've gotten countless compliments on how "brave" it was, and how my hair seems so much more "me" now. I sometimes miss having longer hair, but my life is so much easier now that I don't!

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nayika said...

A couple of times a month I put on Jasmine oil about half an hour before I shower and it leaves my hair feeling so soft!

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va said...

my hair routine is to shampoo my scalp and condition the hair with conditioner since I have curly hair and shampoo ends up drying it out .
i use 100 percent coconut oil from parachute or any natural oil is good . I try to do without silicones in the products I use but it's impossibile since it is really expensive to buy partially natural shampoo and cond. here in India .
I just bought a smooth intense loreal conditioner and hope it will work and it rated 6 on the EWG .
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Kirsten said...

When I blow dry my hair, I always blast it on cold for the last minute or two. I think it makes my hair look shinier.

Sabina said...

one thing i noticed is, when i used to dry my hair in the bathroom, it would aloways frizz. Now i dry it in my bedroom and have noticed a remarkable difference. And i'd love to try the WEN stuff!!

Sarah said...

My hair has always been wavy but over the past year has become quite curly. The most important thing I've started doing is just putting in a little frizz reducer and air drying my hair completely. It keeps it softer and more manageable than the defuser!

jmcomyns said...

I just chopped 12 inches off my hair to donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths. Now I'm trying to get used to my new length and I have to style it a bit in the morning instead of just twisting it into a bun. I've love to give the Wen products a try, but they seem a bit pricey to me.

Thanks for another cool giveaway!

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