Are you suffering from hair loss? There are many reasons why people lose their hair, and this post is mostly for those of you that lost hair after using WEN hair products.

Do These Things if You’re

Losing Hair

You should do these things if you’re losing hair:


Get a hair catcher.

Drain-Hair-CatcherFirst, you should get a hair catcher for your drain.

This is the best way to monitor your hair loss. You should empty it every time you shower and take note of how much hair is in it.

If you notice that there’s still an abnormal amount of hair shedding then you’ll know that what you’re doing to improve your hair isn’t working.

If you’ve made the right changes and you’re not losing as much hair, you’ll immediately notice that what you’re doing is working!


Stop using WEN or other questionable hair products.

do-these-things-if-youre-losing-hairYou’ve probably already stopped using WEN (especially if you’ve done your research and read WEN Causes Hair Loss).

Surprisingly, I have received some e-mails and comments from people that continued to use WEN after they noticed thinning. They just didn’t think it was because of the shampoo, and as a result their conditions got worse!

If you’re prone to being sensitive to certain products then make sure you switch to something credible and natural. If you’ve been happy with a shampoo in the past then you may want to switch back.


Start using a shampoo and conditioner that will improve your condition.

Before I tell you what you should use I want to make sure that you know what you shouldn’t use. Do not switch to NIOXIN unless you are experiencing hair loss for other reasons (like aging, menopause, etc.). NIOXIN works in a specific way and I cannot guarantee that it will fix the problems that WEN has caused.

Here are some product suggestions that have worked for others:


Help your hair from the inside.

If you want your hair to be healthier and thicker then you need more than some great products. What we put in our bodies shows on the outside, so you should eat well and keep out as many toxins as possible.

Check out Eating For Your Skin & More for tips on how to eat well for your hair health!

Also, you should take a vitamin supplement to help make your hair stronger and grow faster (always consult your physician before taking a new supplement). Biotin is the most popular vitamin for improving your hair. So, if you’re not already taking a supplement read about biotin and how it can make huge improvements!

You may also want to read:

5 Shampoos For Hair Loss

WEN Causes Hair Loss

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16 Responses to Do These Things if You’re Losing Hair

  1. walksinglory says:

    I used WEN 69 shampoo and conditioner for about 4 washes in November 2016. I have a dime size bald spot on my head now and thinning hair on top of my head – which has not subsided after 6 washes (3 weeks) with my regular shampoo. Depressed and worried.

  2. Autumn says:

    I recently stopped using Renpure after I started noticing a significant amount of hair loss. I haven’t even finished the bottle and already A LOT of my hair has fallen out. It also feels coarse now, almost like stripped. This is only my first time using this bottle. Will my hair continue to fall out? I can now pull out clumps…CLUMPS of hair. I don’t brush as much for fear of more hair falling out. I don’t know what to do. I tossed the bottle out, but I still have to live with the results.

    • Erika says:

      What were you using before Renpure, or why did you decide to start using it? Do you mind sharing which formula you were using?

      It’s hard to say if your hair will continue to fall out, or why it is falling out in the first place without knowing a lot more about you and your daily regimen.

      I do know that Renpure is a drugstore brand that does not have a solid reputation. Renpure brand is NOT to be confused with Regenepure!

  3. leep says:

    EEEK ! I was also seeing these same issues with my hair, but did not associate it to my use of the Wen Product, which I have been using it for at least 3 years. There needs to be more information as to how to be able to try to reverse this damage, and also to let other unsuspecting victims know this could happen to them.!

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  5. Roxanne says:

    My hair used to be so sick and now it is so sad I have bare spots and you can see my scalp I’m so depressed over the loss of my hair couldn’t figure out why I was going so fast and rapidly I stopped using the WEN hair care products and has slowed way down and it is trying to grow back in I have about a quarter of the hair that I used to have.
    Sincerely depressed
    Roxanne Hesson

  6. Connie Hoselton says:

    I started using WEN in December of 2013. I noticed a dime shaped bald spot on the top of my scalp in early 2014. I didn’t think too much about it as my husband was going through some significant health issues and thought my hair loss might be related to stress. However, mid 2015 I noticed the bald spot was getting bigger. I also switched fragrances of WEN in 2015. My mother told me about the lawsuit on WEN products, so in January of Yr 2016 I started to see a dermatologist. They started with some steroid injections which didn’t work. I quit using WEN in March of this year-2016. I have now had three biopsies and blood work and my blood work is normal. The first biopsy came back as scarring alopecia, but wasn’t conclusive, so they took two more biopsies at the bald spot and it came back inconclusive, definitely not scarring alopecia. However my dermatologist really didn’t know what could be causing the bald spot. When I got on line and started doing some research about WEN hair loss, I saw pictures of women with bald spots that looked exactly like mine. My dermatologist gave me more injections and a topical cream to try to get the hair to grow back.
    I appreciate this feedback of shampoos and vitamins to use. I will definitely give that a try. If anyone has further suggestions for hair re-growth, I’d love to hear about them!

    • Erika says:

      I’m so sorry that happened to you! There are a lot of great suggestions from other readers that experienced hair loss after using WEN, as well as some tips from me here.

  7. sherrie says:

    I’m another Wen hair care complaintent. I echo every complaint posted that I have read. I just want my hair to stop falling out. It falls out at every shampoo. Should I just cut it off. This really sucks!!!

    • Andie says:

      Sherrie, I used wen once and my hair came out in clumps in my hands in the shower. I rinsed and attempted to dry but my hair looked saturated and oddly porous like something bloated it up and broke it off. I got back in the shower and shampooed with my regular shampoo within 15 minutes even tho I left it on my hair in the shower for 15 so maybe a total of 30 minutes that s** was on my hair. For 6 months my drain was full, my wide tooth comb was full. hair was coming out all over the house and in my car, my vacuum cleaner brush was winding hair in it so badly, I never saw this before! I lost 1/2 of my thickness and ended up cutting 13 inches off in deep severe layers to attempt to stop the breakage. I am 10 months past this horrible mistake with short layered hair but the falling out has stopped and tonight I think I trimmed the last of the breakage off…I hope. Trim trim trim but give it time hopefully yours will stop soon. Allysa Milano cut hers into a pixie. Look at the celebrities that endorsed this S** they have cut their hair and remained silent…ugh. I think someone put nair in a huge batch of this product. I am heartbroken and still mad but want you to know mine did stop falling out in about 6 months. Hugs to you…

  8. Patti says:

    I started using Wen over 2 years ago, a friend recommend it. After about 3-4 months I noticed when I put my hair in a ponytail it felt so tiny, I could wrap the band around 3 times! I could barely wrap it twice prior to using Wen. I kept using Wen not knowing it was causing hair loss, I just stopped using it 3 months ago. I still have not started getting my thick hair back. I am currently using Living Proof.

    • Erika says:

      Which Living Proof products are you using? I like that brand, but I don’t think they have anything that’s know for helping with hair thinning or hair loss.

  9. MARIE BLAND says:

    I’m very upset about using this product. I’ve been using it since October and to be honest, I thought it was doing wonders for my hair. In November I noticed the texture of my hair felt different, dryer. One of my friends asked me if I had cut my bangs, which I did, but she said they looked thinner, not actually shorter, but thinner. I went home and started lifting my bangs in sections and noticed, what looked like to me regrowth, but now I’m sure it is my hair that has been breaking off. I’m much much thinner on the front of my scalp then ever. In late November I got a text from a friend telling me about the WEN products causing hair loss. I immediately stopped using the product and cancelled my membership. I just started to take biotin and am looking into getting the products that you suggested. I can deal with the breakage of my hair, as long as it will grow back, but I’m totally freaking out because what I have read, it seems that even if you stop using it, you continue to loose your hair. I guess I’ll have to wait and see what happens and do what I can to prevent further damage. Thanks so much for the information you have provided!

    • Erika says:

      Your welcome! The sooner you switch, the better! WEN gives hair a similar feeling that homemade soaps do. I’ve had clients that only use homemade soaps because they are scared of what companies put in products….not because they are allergic. Those soaps are horrible for hair and the feeling of clients using those and clients using WEN was VERY similar!

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