I didn't realize that Wen was the cause of my hair loss until about a yr after beginning use of it. I HAD extremely thick, course hair and only washed it every 3 days usually bcuz it didn't even begin to look oily, flat or unwashed until I'd gone more than 3 days without washing it.
I still showered daily of course :). So I guess that's why it took longer for my hair to start falling out enough to alarm me. I have had many health problems and believed that to be the reason I was losing hair. Once I started seeing bald spots I saw a dermatologist immediately!!!
He did numerous blood tests and found NOTHING wrong with me that would cause hair loss. I only realized that Wen was the cause bcuz my husband was fed up with the company for continually charging us and shipping orders after we had cancelled 3 times! I had already stopped using Wen simply bcuz it made my hair feel weighed down and stringy, and I hated the smell too. My husband went online after cancelling for the 4th time to see if he could find a cancellation option on their site, and found THIS site with many posts about the product causing hair loss.
I am BEYOND pissed at Wen and Chaz Dean, as well as any celebrity who endorses this horrible product!!! Examples: Alyssa Milano & Jenny Garth. They still have hair, so they must be lying about using Wen! My hair not only fell out enough to reduce my hair's thickness by more than 50%, but it also became so weak that i had to cut my hair to chin-length when it was down to the middle of my back!
I cried about losing my long, thick & beautiful hair...it's a dramatic and horrible experience for a woman to lose her hair!!! Any of you who have lost yours know exactly how I feel, and everyone else: Please DO NOT use Wen EVER or STOP USING IMMEDIATELY if you already use it!!! Don't take the chance bcuz it's SO not worth it!!! I bought extensions as soon as my hair had to be cut, and have been wearing them for over a year.
They have given me my confidance back (bcuz I look bad with my hair that short), but they're VERY expensive and only last about 6-8 months if you use them every day as I do. I've invested a lot of money into extensions that I never would have had the need for if Wen hadn't completely ruined my hair!