What’s Wrong With Wen?

Problems with Wen Wen hair care products have replaced Retin A as the   #1 beauty issue I get at  No-Nonsense Beauty Blog.  Online and off, the news has been  filled  with reports of injuries from these popular  hair care products.

What is Wen?

Wen cleansing conditioner is distinctly different  from a traditional shampoo.  Usually we wet  our hair and rub  in a soapy shampoo that foams up to clean both the hair and the scalp.  By contrast, Wen is  described as a cleansing conditioner that is applied  to the hair, but does not foam up.  Directions recommend  using  a generous handful that is massaged  into wet hair and scalp, leaving it on thru the rest of  a shower. Then it   should be combed thru … Continue Reading…

Curly Hair– The No-Nonsense Guide

Curly HairCurly hair is  foreign territory to me.   I have straight hair that won’t take a curl if  its life depended on it.   I’ve learned which products and styles delivered  for me and I felt pretty confident about my hair management skills.  Then I was gifted with a granddaughter whose curls rivaled Shirley Temple.

My usual  shampoos and brushes  did not  work for Sophie.   She did not like the sensation of barettes and  elastic  bands and we struggled just to keep those gorgeous curls out of her eyes. At Cosmoprof this summer in Las Vegas,  I met the staff of Miss Jessie, a well known  hair line of products for curly hair .  While it is primarily  designed for ethnic hair, the basic  issues and principles … Continue Reading…