Hair One Olive Oil Hair Cleanser Conditioner For Dry Hair
Wen vs. Hair One
I have fine, fly-away, rough Caucasian hair. It is not color-treated. I tried Wen thanks to my d-i-l who uses it and loves it and gave it to me as a gift. I, too, loved it. But when I saw the cost I realized I would not be able to afford using it, so I began to look for alternatives. Hair One came up as a viable duplicate so I tried it. Here are my opinions about the 2 products:
Cost: Hair One obviously wins in this category, especially if purchased during a BOGO Sally sale. No competition here at all!! Hair One from Sally during a BOGO sale if you buy the 1 liter size is about 37 cents per ounce. Wen, if purchased from Ebay or other similar site is $1.71 per ounce for the 32 ounce bottle or $1.87 for the 16 ounce bottle. Purchasing directly from Wen, the cleansing conditioner comes in a kit so it is hard to compare the price since Chaz Dean includes other products but the 16 oz. bottle of cleansing conditioner plus 2 other small products is $29.95 plus shipping.
Availability: Equal. Hair One is available for purchase at Sally stores and online. Wen is available online and at some Sephora stores inside JCP.
Feel of Hair after Use: Wen wins this category. My fair felt noticeably softer and not as rough after using Wen - whether my hair was wet or dry. Hair One makes my hair feel soft, wet or dry, but it still has a tiny, tiny bit of that rough texture. I have tried dozens of shampooing/cleansing products and Wen is the best for the soft feel with Hair One as a close second. The cost, however, is not worth the the difference to me though especially since I can use other products after shampooing and get the soft feel. (But the other products do add more cost! Not as much as purchasing Wen, but it does add a little more.)
Flyaways: Neither product used alone, tamed my flyaway hair.
Cleansing: Both products clean my scalp and hair well. Wen has a bit more "kick" to it from the menthol or mint and makes my scalp tingle but I can't tell the difference in the cleaning abilities of the two products.
Scent: I prefer Hair One. My favorite Hair One scent is the Almond scented product for all hair types but it does not come in the 1 liter bottles so it is not quite as cost effective as the Olive Oil 1 liter bottle. (Can you tell I'm interested in cost? :) ) The Olive Oil product has a nice scent and beats the Wen conditioning cleanser scents I've smelled. Wen just has a bit too much menthol/mint in every cleansing conditioner (shampoo) for my liking. I always thought I smelled like I had just put Vick's Mentholatum Rub on my hair when I used Wen.
Amount Used: Both products require using A LOT due to the fact that there is no foaming, just the creamy product needing to be massaged down into the scalp and throughout the hair. No clear winner here.
Bottom line: I use Hair One. I like the fact that there are no sulfates and it is a natural product with good healthy cleansers and herbal conditioners. It gets the job done and with a little bit of a good quality oil while styling I get the flyways tamed and a very soft feel. And is much more cost effective than Wen.
April 21, 2014
Sorry this review is long, but here goes. Several years ago, I tried WEN, and loved it, but after a while, could no longer afford it. It is way over-priced for what it is. I also occasionally do a Conditioner-Only wash with a cheap conditioner like Suave or White Rain. BUT, I work out daily, and the conditioner doesn't always get rid of the sweaty scalp. But, my hair is so fine and delicate (and long), that no amount or type of conditioner was helping my ends. SO, I wanted to try another cleansing conditioner.....HAIR ONE to the rescue!!
The first few tries, the Olive Oil was too heavy for my hair....the ends were great, but my scalp was a mess. Then, a friend suggested that I put just 1-2 ounces of my favorite moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo into the liter bottle of Hair One. I did, and am absolutely ASTOUNDED. I first scrubbed my scalp really good with it (there was not enough shampoo in there to lather, and that is exactly how you want it). Then, I rinsed, put some extra Hair One/shampoo combo on my ends, let it sit, and rinsed again.
VERDICT: My hair is GORGEOUS! No oily itchy scalp, moisturized ends.....I am VERY HAPPY!!! AND, I don't have to pay $30 for one bottle of WEN!!!!!
February 28, 2014
I had my dark, dark brown mid-back-length hair bleached and dyed to bright light red (orange) with highlights, therefore my hair was like straw. I naturally have wavy, curly, frizzy, poofy hair anyway so you can imagine what a mess I was after the dye job. I bought the higher priced brand (Wen) after a friend's recommendation, and was mildly happy, but the price and the results didn't merit continuing with it, Therefore, I went to Sally's and bought this, the Hair One Olive Oil version and fell in extreme love. My hair was bouncy, glossy, soft, young looking (I'm 50!) and felt extremely clean and conditioned! I am hooked on this stuff!!! Try it, it's totally amazing and does what it promises!
November 1, 2013
Do Not Use
This stuff made my hair look very nasty. I was getting ready for work and when i blew dry my hair after using this stuff my hair looked very oily and limp flat.
June 23, 2013