WEN® to Question??

Photo by Lauren Hagerstrom

Photo by Lauren Hagerstrom

Last March I wrote about my love of WEN® hair care products and why I feel it helps keep my hair looking and feeling young. I have also interviewed WEN® creator, Chaz Dean, on TFIO. Although the opinions were my own and I was not then, nor have I ever been compensated for my opinions and points of view, I do have a responsibility with every feature I write to tell the truth. Reports have surfaced that over 200 women have joined a class action lawsuit against WEN®, saying the product has left them with bald spots and thinning hair. I have used the product for at least five years, have had a good experience, and find that my hair is fuller and softer than ever. I may continue to use it, but I too have concerns about what is going on and am in the process of making calls to find out. If you have changed over to WEN® after reading my posts, I encourage you to investigate as well. Let’s see how this plays out.

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“Comfortable with my curls”

Monica with her three girls

Monica with her three girls

Monica has blue eyes and full curly hair which she has had all her life. Not so unusual to me, but for Monica who has grown up in San Juan, Puerto Rico, it is. Unusual and a big deal. Because most women in Puerto Rico choose to straighten their hair and spend much of their day (a good portion of their beauty regime) making sure they remove their natural curl. But Monica is different and not afraid to be original. She is also the mother of three young girls, ages 10, 9, and 6, and Monica is teaching them to embrace their luxurious curly hair and their differences too. She is fashion-forward and courageous.

Here is Monica

There are many factors why the women of Puerto Rico follow certain beauty rituals. One is that it’s warm here all year-round. Body hair has to be impeccable: that means shaved legs and underarms and bikini waxes. Everyone wears sandals all-year so getting pedicures is a regular ritual as well. I don’t bother with manicures but I keep my nails short and clean – and I almost always have a pedicure …

Another factor is that in Puerto Rico fashion is a status symbol. It tells others that you can afford certain things. People follow fashion but they are not individuals.They are followers. Continue reading

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