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#1 bakingbarb

 
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 03:52 PM

Wen haircare sounds wonderful. It is a conditioner that cleans your hair. Great concept, the reviews on Amazon are mixed. My hair is long and curly/wavy but it gets super dry on the top layer and the ends but the roots can get dirty fast depending on how much stuff I put in my hair. So this Wen stuff is getting my hair clean and it feels soft but my hair isn't curling and is going flat more then anything. I like my hair to curl and get annoyed at those people that always want to flatten it. It seems that it can take awhile to get used to this product from what I read anyways.

The one I bought does have wheat in it, but it doesn't bother me. Unless.....I cannot use anything on my face that has wheat in it. Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion all fine.
My face today is bright red, blotchy, looks like it is breaking out (but is a rash not acne) and it burns. I have had this happen before, it was an allergic reaction to an inhaled medication.
I am wondering if it is the Wen haircare, if I got some on my face. The only other thing new is I ate at Red Robin yesterday, gluten free as far as I know. I am not sick in any other way, just my face is freaking out :angry: :(
So what do you all think? Has anyone tried these products?
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 05:36 AM

Wen haircare sounds wonderful. It is a conditioner that cleans your hair. Great concept, the reviews on <a href="http://www.Lame Advertisement/Sweet-Almond-Mint-Cleansing-Conditioner/dp/B0006Q0H5G/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1207957625&sr=8-1" target="_blank">Amazon </a>are mixed. My hair is long and curly/wavy but it gets super dry on the top layer and the ends but the roots can get dirty fast depending on how much stuff I put in my hair. So this Wen stuff is getting my hair clean and it feels soft but my hair isn't curling and is going flat more then anything. I like my hair to curl and get annoyed at those people that always want to flatten it. It seems that it can take awhile to get used to this product from what I read anyways.

The one I bought does have wheat in it, but it doesn't bother me. Unless.....I cannot use anything on my face that has wheat in it. Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion all fine.
My face today is bright red, blotchy, looks like it is breaking out (but is a rash not acne) and it burns. I have had this happen before, it was an allergic reaction to an inhaled medication.
I am wondering if it is the Wen haircare, if I got some on my face. The only other thing new is I ate at Red Robin yesterday, gluten free as far as I know. I am not sick in any other way, just my face is freaking out :angry: :(
So what do you all think? Has anyone tried these products?



I use Wen Products and I really like the way they make my hair look and feel. The trick is to use alot unfortunately to achieve desirable results. I go through the containers fast so I order a really big size on Qvc. Unfortunately I can not tell the reaction from getting it on your face as I'm new to all this myself. But if it turns out its not WEN, try it again. Good luck and feel better!
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:48 AM

I have been using it for about a week and I can tell you I will never use it again.
My hair was so soft it was amazing but like I said my hair didn't curl either.

I am so allergic to this stuff it is scary. Shortly after getting out of the shower I could see my face getting red and puffy with spots all over and some blisters. My scalp was burning, the back of my neck and my back where my hair lays was on fire but not as bad as my scalp.

So do I think the product works, yes. Can I use it, NO NEVER
I was using the sweet almond mint and it contains wheat. I have never reacted to mint or almond before so it isn't that.

Originally I had planned on trying this and seeing how I liked it, passing it on to my family and switching to the Fig because it is supposed to be better for curly hair. I don't see anywhere that the Fig lists wheat but I don't see a complete ingredient list anywhere.
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:50 AM

I love Wen- but it does have gluten so I don't use it anymore.
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:53 AM

I love Wen- but it does have gluten so I don't use it anymore.



SIGH and CRY!
I just checked the Chaz Dean website and so far it looks like all the products have wheat in them.
I won't be using them again. Its too bad because the concept is great. Just means I need to keep looking for the ultimate conditioner for my hair.

What are you using now?
I have pantene and redken in my shower. I read that pantene just coats your hair with wax and thats why it feels smooth. I don't need wax I need something to prevent the dryness.
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:32 PM

I forgot to mention- my husband works for the company that markets Wen. He was responsible for the launch of the product.

I told him about our thread and he says that he will advocate for a "sensitive" gluten-free formula- but we have to also suggest it through customer service. Here is the link:

http://www.wenhaircare.com click contact us on the bottom

I plan to let them know that I am interested in a gluten-free product and you should too! :rolleyes:
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:15 PM

I forgot to mention- my husband works for the company that markets Wen. He was responsible for the launch of the product.

I told him about our thread and he says that he will advocate for a "sensitive" gluten-free formula- but we have to also suggest it through customer service. Here is the link:

http://www.wenhaircare.com click contact us on the bottom

I plan to let them know that I am interested in a gluten-free product and you should too! :rolleyes:



I was thinking about doing this earlier. So when I read your post I went asap and wrote to them.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 06:27 AM

I stopped using Wen shampoo and my skin is better, after a day or more. Then I began using Eucerin Calming Creme for my face, it works no more red skin. When you go to the alergist they do skin testing, so your skin is sensitive to things you are not tolerant of.

Mark




Wen haircare sounds wonderful. It is a conditioner that cleans your hair. Great concept, the reviews on <a href="http://www.Lame Advertisement/Sweet-Almond-Mint-Cleansing-Conditioner/dp/B0006Q0H5G/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=hpc&qid=1207957625&sr=8-1" target="_blank">Amazon </a>are mixed. My hair is long and curly/wavy but it gets super dry on the top layer and the ends but the roots can get dirty fast depending on how much stuff I put in my hair. So this Wen stuff is getting my hair clean and it feels soft but my hair isn't curling and is going flat more then anything. I like my hair to curl and get annoyed at those people that always want to flatten it. It seems that it can take awhile to get used to this product from what I read anyways.

The one I bought does have wheat in it, but it doesn't bother me. Unless.....I cannot use anything on my face that has wheat in it. Shampoo, conditioner, body lotion all fine.
My face today is bright red, blotchy, looks like it is breaking out (but is a rash not acne) and it burns. I have had this happen before, it was an allergic reaction to an inhaled medication.
I am wondering if it is the Wen haircare, if I got some on my face. The only other thing new is I ate at Red Robin yesterday, gluten free as far as I know. I am not sick in any other way, just my face is freaking out :angry: :(
So what do you all think? Has anyone tried these products?


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Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:52 PM

I have used WEN for a year and LOVE it. However, a few weeks ago I found I was getting itchy after showers, and even rash like areas occured sometimes. I've never experienced this with any gluten ingestion. I've tested most things in my shower, and since my head and ears (inside) are the itchiest areas, I'm pretty sure WEN is the culprit. Which is SO sad! I've heard there is another way to "wash" hair without stripping it (w/ baking soda)so I might try that. I've written WEN and asked them to develop a wheat free formula.

I'm a bit confused about some of the gluten/wheat allergy stuff so maybe someone can help me? What is "DH" that people keep mentioning? When the people who have had a rash/itch response to lotion/hair products do they also get the usual gluten ingestion symtoms as well(like stomach issues etc.?). Is this itchiness I'm getting a response to wheat allergy or gluten intolerance? Why don't I get itchy from gluten in food as well? Am I gluten intolerant or wheat allergic? Hmmm.. When I eat wheat I have way worse symptoms (sore throat, headache, stuffy nose, tired, constipated) than when I eat rye or barley (constipation). Thanks! Audrey

P.S. I should add that my obvious gluten/wheat issues (constant gas) started 9 months ago, I did an exclusion diet 5 months ago which identified the problem and so I've been trying my best to avoid gluten since.
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Posted 17 September 2010 - 09:30 PM

The concept is all based on a sulfate-free cleansing system. Google "conditioner washing" or "no poo." There are much cheaper ways to maintain this same effect without relying on a wheat-y, expensive, and somewhat limiting system like the Wen one. All you have to do is eliminate silicone products and you won't need shampoo, only to condition in a scrubbing motion to distribute your natural oils down the hair shaft. I only shampoo a couple times a month with occasional mild shampoo.. and trust me, I don't have greasy hippie hair - I am a cosmetologist, couldn't go around looking like that..
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