I hate shampooing my hair. If I could wake up in the morning and hose myself down in an invisible mist of dry shampoo like a car wash…I would. Despite my chronic laziness when it comes to washing my hair (which has taken nearly a lifetime to perfect), I was literally chomping at the bit to sit in the metaphoric styling chair of celebrity stylist Chaz Dean by trying his infamous Wen Haircare system. His haircare concept has a legion of followers (devotees, in fact), charming infomercials, and fabulous photos to back it’s claim… but does it really work?
The entire idea behind Wen is that you stop shampooing your hair completely (that’s right, shampoo slackers can finally unite!) Since most products are damaging to hair color, texture and health, Chaz believes that by cleansing our hair with conditioner instead, we can preserve the hairs natural oils (and stop needing so many products just to make our hair look “normal” again). I saw the amazing results in his beautiful sister’s hair (after meeting both of them in New York during fashion week): she hasn’t used shampoo in over 14 years!
And even though I set out to test this system a couple of months ago (as the video above will show), my laziness towards my hair extended beyond my follicles, because it’s taken me so long to finally showcase the results! The trick to nixing oily stands is using a large quantity of the product (as Chaz will say himself). I would massage a large fistful of conditioner through my roots twice a week (often using an additional dose of deep conditioner when needed), and continued to have clean, silky strands. So even though it took me awhile to show you the final footage…. hopefully the results were worth the wait!
* What Do You Think: Would you ever stop using shampoo on your hair?