Wen for colored hair

Stebby

Cathlete
Does anybody here use Wen on color-treated hair? I rotate a number of different shampoos and conditioners, including Wen, and I think that Wen might be stripping the color. Although my hair is very manageable after I wash it with Wen, it seems to look a bit lighter and some of my grays start to show - I get this feeling of "that's odd, I'm sure the color was richer yesterday". I don't get this impression at all with my other shampoos and conditioners which are specifically formulated for colored hair. I am not sure if I am imagining things but I'm afraid to do a formal test (where I use nothing but Wen for a few days), just in case my impressions are right and I have to make a quick trip to the salon! Someone please tell me I'm crazy. :)

Stebby
 

desertambrosia

Cathlete
About a year ago, I was using Wen on my highlighted hair. I thought it was pulling out the blonde, my hair looked like it was getting darker. I haven't used Wen since then, and haven't had any problems. But I do understand what you're talking about. My advise would be to use something else for awhile, see if the color improves.
 
I did for almost a year and, coincidentally, changed hair dressers around the same time I startted using Wen faithfully. I had that same weird feeling about my itchy scalp and the amount of hair I was finding in my brushes. I thought it may be due to the products my new stylist was using until someone posted here that they has
d excessive hair loss as well. I stopped using it for the reasons I stated above and I was tired of paying all that money. I have noticed significant improvements with the itchiness, hair loss, and wallet draining.
 

jamie vaughn

Cathlete
I've used WEN off and on for several years but not all types work for me. I will say my hair dresser comments on what good condition my hair is in if I use it regularly. I haven't noticed that it strips my color at all but i do find some of them are more drying to my hair than others. Fig seems to work best for me but I wasn't fond of the almond mint/ pomegranate or cucumber scents. It is quite pricey which is why i alternate with regular shampoos as well for colored hair.
 

Stebby

Cathlete
OK, that's it - ditching the Wen! Thanks everyone for your input. I'll spend the money on something else. Nice to know I'm not crazy, ha! :)

Stebby
 

NY25

Cathlete
I tried it a while back as well and it definitely affected my hair color. Started making my red hair blonde!! Stopped using it.
 

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