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Drugstore alternative to Wen

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Wen Hair care is a relatively new product that is absolutely amazing! It offers a conditioning cleanser to its customers that give the hair great body, healthy shine, and unavailability in stores. However, once a product becomes popular, there are always followers, which provide consumers with alternatives.

B hair care products may be alternative to Wen
Heather Lawton
The creator of Wen Hair care, celebrity hairstylist, Chaz Dean, calls his product a "revolution in hair care." It claims to clean the hair without harsh chemicals, like sulfate, which Dean claims to be damaging to the hair. According to the Wen website, it is a 5-in-1formula: shampoo, conditioner, leave-in-conditioner, detangler, and deep conditioner. One of the drawbacks is the product currently can only be ordered online. QVC.com has a great bargain for the month of June: a gallon for $177.00 at the time of purchase, or in 5 payment installments. With awesome scents like fig, cucumber, sweet almond mint, and pomegranate, all making the scalp tingle as it cleans, the tingle can be a bit pricy. Without the QVC-gallon deal, Wen can cost you around 80 bucks, depending on the size and how you choose to order (figuring in shipping and handling). That is why it's great to shop for alternatives even if it's just to use on the hair in between Wen.
In New York City, Duane Reade drugstore is really kicking up its game in hair products. They have added a brand called, B to their hair care cluster. Created by celebrity stylist, Brandon Martinez, his hair line claims to offer the same results as Wen--cleaning the hair without harsh chemicals--but at a cheaper price. The shampoos and conditioners are sold separately with the largest bottle for about $30 and no shipping and handling charge. The s & c's don't come in a great variety of fancy fragrances, and doesn't have that all-in-one gimmick, but most hair stylists have said it is better to have a separate shampoo and conditioner because it is able to clean the hair better.
Which ever you choose, treat your hair as well as you do your body. Be a label reader and make sure the products have omitted the ingredients they advertised to be omitted.
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