I have friends who are African American and they LOVE the Wen product for softness, shine, and manageable hair. Good Luck
answered 1 week, 4 days ago
(Pleasant Valley, NY)
I'm a Caucasian woman with dry, curly, hair that has been chemically relaxed. The Fig is the best thing as it won't dry it out.
answered 11 months ago
My daughter is Ethiopian and we LOVED it in her hair. Really moisturizing and shaved a lot of time off detangling.
Yes, it is safe for your hair and I'd say the Fig is the one that works best with ethnic hair.
Here is also a response directly from Chaz Dean's FAQ.
You really can't go wrong no matter which one you try. They are all designed to be used with colored or natural hair, and we like to say that all hair types will benefit from all of the Cleansing Conditioners. That said, the different formulas were developed for different reasons:
Sweet Almond Mint: The original formula. This is the one you get if you don't know where to start. It is a universal formula that will benefit all hair types from the finest, most brittle hair, to the thickest, curliest hair types.
Tea Tree: Designed originally for thicker hair, it will hydrate even the coarsest hair types. However, the benefits of Tea Tree are also great for thinning hair and scalp issues like redness or flakiness.
Fig: Think moisture, this is our most hydrating formulation. Great for thick, curly hair as well as dry, dehydrated, over-processed hair.
Cucumber Aloe: Our lightest weight formula. Cucumber Aloe is great for fine hair as well as those with oily scalps.
Lavender: Our volumizing Cleansing Conditioner. Lavender offers hydration without weighing the hair down. If you need volume and body, this is the one for you.
Pomegranate: The newest edition to the line, Pomegranate is universal for all hair types. Unlike the others, Pomegranate uses soy protein instead of wheat, so if you have a wheat allergy this one is perfect for you.
I have 4b/c hair type. This product was not compatible with my hair at all. It caused quite a bit of shedding - waaay more than normal. I switched back to my normal routine after one use. My hair routine consists strictly of using Shea Moisture products. If your hair is sensitive to protein (Wen contains hydrolyzed wheat protein), I wouldn't not recommend it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
Hi...I am also black...and you will see a difference in your hair...because we use other products on our hair...you will not have the same scalp drying effect as the previous writer...I used this for over 2 yrs...and it became too expensive for me to continue...so I switched to a cheaper "co-wash"...BIG MISTAKE...I just ordered it again because it worked for my hair...which is coarse and natural...my 14yo...coarse and flat iron/press...and my youngest...big bouncey latina looking hair...
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Well, I'm white, with fine hair, not particularly oily or dry, never have had dandruff and it dries the $*)!#@ out of my scalp. I don't recommend it since ethnic hair tends to be drier. I've never had dandruff and this stuff certainly gave it to me..I liked it at first, then bam. Dandruff. Happened to my friend, too, who looks white pretty much but who is 1/2 African descent.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
(San Francisco, CA)