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Wen vs. CO wash

I currently am CO washing with VO5 Vanilla Mint Tea Conditioner. I am interested in what the difference is between Wen and CO wash. Is there an advantage to using Wen over using CO wash? My hair is 2A if this helps. Thanks.
2a/b below the shoulder length

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  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    in my opinion, there is no advantage. the whole wen thing seems to just be marketing on what alot of us curlies already know: most shampoos have SLS in the, those are the harsh detergents that strip your hair.

    natural shampoos tend to not have SLS in them, so those are what alot of us who do still use shampoos use. also, i noticed that alcohols were the number 3 and 4 ingredients (after water and glycerine) in the wen cleansing conditioner. seems like that would make for a drying product.
  • luvmeluvme Posts: 19Registered Users
    I will stay with my .99 VO5 conditioner.
    2a/b below the shoulder length
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    The advantage to me of using Wen is that I don't have to condition after. It cleans, detangles, and moisturizes in one shot. I leave on for 3 minutes or so, comb through, rinse and style.
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  • marinacurlzmarinacurlz Posts: 1,720Registered Users
    wen? when? WEN? hmmm W-E-N? whazat?
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    3B w/3A underneath

    Medium texture
    Average porosity

    Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

    Current products-
    Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
    Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
    Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
  • sparklysparkly Posts: 37Registered Users
    wen? when? WEN? hmmm W-E-N? whazat?


    Good question.
    Also, what's SLS?
  • JerseyCurlJerseyCurl Posts: 945Registered Users
    The "alcohols" in Wen are the two ingredients below. I got the definitions from Paula Begoun's website.

    cetearyl alcohol-Fatty alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener, and carrying agent for other ingredients. Can be derived naturally, as in coconut fatty alcohol, or synthetically.

    cetyl alcohol. Fatty alcohol used as an emollient, emulsifier, thickener, and carrying agent for other ingredients. Can be derived naturally, as in coconut fatty alcohol, or synthetically. It is not an irritant and is not related to sd alcohol or ethyl alcohol.

    I have used Wen in the past and love it. It definitely saves on with convenience because you only have to use one product, if you want to co wash, condition/detanlge and leave in. :toothy7:
    "Wonder Twin Powers, Activate! "
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Wen cleansing conditioners, Wen by Chaz Dean. They come in Fig, Sweet Almond Mint, Tea Tree and Lavender. I use the Sweet Almond Mint.
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  • marinacurlzmarinacurlz Posts: 1,720Registered Users
    So where do you find such?
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    password: curly

    3B w/3A underneath

    Medium texture
    Average porosity

    Crazy-picky hair; likes some oils and proteins, but not others, can tolerate some glycerin.

    Current products-
    Co-wash: Suave/Vo5/TJ Refresh
    Rinse out & Leave in: Suave Tropical Coconut/Garnier Triple Nutrition
    Gel: Herbal Essences Set Me Up/Aussie Tizz No Frizz
  • hmkennyhmkenny Posts: 1,409Registered Users Curl Novice
    Curlmart
    QVC - has introductory and try me kits and probably the least S&H
    Chaz Dean's website
    3a/medium texture/normal porosity