Hair One Cleanser & Conditioner with Olive Oil for Dry Hair 12 oz.
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31 of 34 found the following review helpful:
EDIT--GREAT PRODUCT, BUT THERE'S A CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE May 18, 2011
By Astro 599
"the Space Coyote"
If you're tired of your hair looking like straw or feeling like steel wool, you need hair one. It's comparable to Wen, but is much much much cheaper. I've only used it twice after finding it at Sally's Beauty for $9.99, and I'm already in love. My hair is soft and bouncy and my curls are actually curling instead of frizzing.
YES, I have curly hair, and I LOVE this. My hair has never felt so soft or light. I say light because there is no buildup with this product. I didn't even have to use gel! I washed my hair with this, put in some infusium 23 leave-in for a detangler, combed, and let air dry, and my hair is GORGEOUS. Sorry for all the caps locking, but I am so in love with my hair right now.
I have to say though, if you don't follow the directions, you will be disappointed. You have to get enough of it onto your hair so it can do its job. And don't be shy if you have oily hair--I have very oily roots and very dry ends, but it still works great!
And let me tell you a story about how tough this cleaner is--last week, when it was in the 90s where I live, I had to work for two days in a metal box with a broken air conditioner. Talk about miserable! And I didn't wash my hair in between shifts because I was just too tired. So you can imagine how wary I was about using this conditioner to clean up that mess. But it did! My hair was soft and shiny and completely clean!
I did use one pump for leave-in conditioner the first time I used it, and it was a bit heavy and weighed my hair down. But that was solved by using the lighter infusium leave-in. Keep in mind: if you don't get it right the first time, there's always next time.
I'll stop gushing now, but don't be afraid to try this, even if you don't get it on Amazon. Sally's (who make it) has a great return policy, so you have nothing to lose except nasty hair and frustration.
EDIT!!! I have tried this, and LOVED it. However, if you're down to $5, a $10 bottle of Hair One is still too much (especially considering how much you have to use). But if you just take a second and compare the ingredients in Hair One with the ingredients of a $2 bottle of conditioner from the grocery store, I think you'll be surprised at how similar they are.
That's because Hair One uses cetyl alcohol to clean your hair. But cheap Suave conditioner has cetyl alcohol too! I tried washing my hair with Suave Rosemary Mint conditioner one day after I ran out of my Hair One. My hair was a mess and I had sworn that I was NEVER going back to shampoo. I saw Suave conditioner on sale for $1.67 at Kroger. Looking at the label, I noticed that it has many of the same ingredients as Hair One, and decided to give it a shot (I also think it smells better than Wen or Hair One, personally). I was amazed! My hair was just as clean, shiny, and bouncy as with Hair One, but for a tenth of the price (and a thirtieth of the price of Wen)! Suave Rosemary Mint conditioner all the way.
32 of 37 found the following review helpful:
Not such a much...another product is BETTER!! Mar 12, 2010
"doll artist and published author"
I'm not sure that I should have given this product 3 stars, but that's the Amazon standard for "it's OK" which is what I think. The product is just OK - however I do think that this product is definitely dependent upon the individual and your own unique hair. Where it works for some, it didnt do that great for me. I have naturally wavy hair and throughout the years I have bleached and highlighted the life out of it so it became very course and frizzy. I was very excited about the WEN infomercials but didnt want to be included in autoship or a membership of any kind, nor did I want to spend that amount of money on something that might not work for me. I found some testimonials online about Hair One and went and picked it up. I thought that the prospect of a sulphate free hair cleanser would really help my situation. First off, it's very time consuming. I didnt realize how time consuming until I tried it for myself. If this was a process that I would have to endure only once or twice per week it would be okay but not every time I shampoo my hair. Sometimes, I just dont have the much time. I have hair down to my mid-back and it was just too much. However, after the first couple of times I used it I did notice a difference in my hair. It was softer and it was less frizzy and more manageable BUT not so much to make an extreme difference in the LOOK of my hair. I still needed to spot touch it with styling appliances because of the frizziness. Then there is the smell. I didnt realize it until later, but the menthol in the product, along with the steam from the shower actually made my eyes tear and the next morning when I woke up my eyes were burning. As I said at first I didnt realize it was from the product, but I used it again 2 nights later and the same thing happened. After a few more uses I guess I got used to it because it didnt happen again but the menthol odor is very pronounced and the steam makes it stronger. I also agree with the girls who experienced much more hair loss when they were using the product. I have since stopped using it because with the price (even though it's much cheaper than WEN), and the time it takes to use it, the hair loss and the odor - was too much con for the little bit of pro it did for my hair.
I have since discovered a product that is perfect for me. It is from Citre Shine who are known for their shine products. There is a system out there now called Citre Shine's Repair Active 1/3 Serum treatment. Within the line is the sulphate free shampoo, conditioner, leave in reconstructor and serum in a tube. Each piece in the line is $4.99. I started by trying the leave in conditioner because it says that it actually contains hair cell reproductions right in the product that penetrate the broken shaft and help repair it from the inside out. The first time I sprayed it onto my damp hair and smoothed it through with my hands I saw IMMEDIATE changes in my hair. I couldnt believe it. I then ran out and bought the shampoo and conditioner and I swear I would not be without this product. The shampoo does not suds up - it's the same as the WEN and Hair One but it smells like citrus - no menthol. This product has left my hair looking soft, manageable, WAY less frizz than I ever had before. My hair is even growing longer because it has since stopped breaking. Two people at my job have recently told me that my hair is getting so long! I'm so thrilled. Anyone who is not happy with Hair One should give this one a try. I dont think you'll be disappointed!
16 of 18 found the following review helpful:
Worth a shot Jun 26, 2011
By Dena K. Van De Vanter
Like many of you I saw the "wonderful WEN" infomercials and really wanted to try it out but the cost was a major factor in making me rethink my desire.
In my research to find if it could be purchased at a lower price or if there were similar products out there I came across Hair One, most of the reviews were very similar to what I was reading on WEN but with major highlights being much lower cost, easier accessibility (no shipping) and no hassle trying to navigate the WEN site if I wanted to change the product to be delivered or cancel "membership".
As I needed to wash my hair today I thought why not, Sally's is around the block I can hop over buy it, be back easily and $10-$11 for the bottle was worth it if this lives up to its hype.
I have nearly waist length fine but thick hair that I keep died red (very difficult color to maintain) and because I live in the desert I get even drier here in the summer than I normally am (lol). Today I picked up the Dry Hair formula and the Color Treated formula figuring I would either alternate or combine them depending on the results and if I liked the product(s) after using them a few times.
Chose to use the Dry Hair formula, went through the steps of rinsing, working into scalp and then through the length. Left it on longer than the recommended time as everything indicates the longer its left in the better the results. One step that I don't know that I'll repeat is the "combing" through, WOW was there pulling (yes worked my way from the bottom up) and did a lot of hair come out. (I am used to combing through with my traditional conditioner so I didn't think any of this initially.) It rinsed out REALLY FAST (this may be due to the extremely hard water we have here) and my hair had the stripped feeling it would if I'd used a clarifying shampoo on it from roots out and then no conditioner (was getting concerned at this time but figured I would finish the process out) and three pumps worked through as leave-in conditioner before wrapping it up in my turban. Also even though everyone talked about having no color loss there was a TON of red pouring out of my hair and down the drain.
The tingly feeling of it being on my scalp was a nice feeling but the scent is very strange. I'm not sure how to even describe it other than they figured out how to distill the smell that you get when you walk into a health/herbal/supplement store; again very strange and I'm hoping it dissipates as everyone else has mentioned.
Took my hair out of my turban and had my fingers crossed for the comb out before styling. Holy Moses!!!! It combed out as if I had put all my other leave-ins, serums and restorative masks on it. I am amazed!! I desperately want to blow dry it and see what my color looks like but its 105+ here and I just can't handle the thought of a hair drier right now. Partially damp and I can still keep running my fingers through my hair without it snagging or snarling.
So, I'll be going out with the hubby soon and the heat outside will finish drying my hair and I'll have to update this for the end results.
I have to say, if I have the same manageability and texture results from the Color formula as the Dry Hair formula I may have very well found the hair regime to stick with and convert a few people too.
Its been two weeks since I started with Hair One. I can definitely say that I'm converted to using this system. Even my husband has noticed the change in my hair, to quote him "your hair was stiff and prickly before now its really soft." This from the man who doesn't notice when the color/shade changes or when I get a hair cut LOL.
The first week I did go through a bit of the "oily" stage that people talk about but I persisted through that to see if it would resolve itself, it has. I can go three to four days between washing my hair. And my color isn't NEARLY as faded as it would normally be this many weeks after coloring it.
Now I'm trying to get my sister to try it on hers. She bleaches her hair to WHITE so its very damaged. I'm hoping between Hair One and hounding her to not have white hair that she will have the hair back that she really wants (long and full).
I will add also that my hair feels even better after I blow dry it than when it air dries which is so weird and opposite of what I'm used to. Hope to have the results and success continue.
5 of 5 found the following review helpful:
So far so good! :) Jul 30, 2009
By Honest reviewer
I've tried this product in lue of getting the WEN conditioning treatments due to cost. I have extremely coarse thick curly hair that looks wirey. Im a 21 yr old male and have used this about 3 times and so far i like it. Its made my hair smoother and feels healthy. This stuff smells good too.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Definitely a keeper! Aug 29, 2011
By Satisfied customer
This product is my new favorite! I purchased it as an alternative to Wen products, and I have not been disappointed so far. I have heard so many positives to cleansing conditioners, and I was sold at soft silky hair that would not need to be trimmed as often. I am African-American with an oily scalp and dry ends, and this product effectively cleans my scalp without stripping it, and moisturizes my ends. I LOVE that you can also use the product as a leave-in; AND I also use it as a deep treatment by applying and sitting under a hood dryer for 20 minutes. It is fabulous! I am definitely purchasing another bottle!
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