Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers: Lawsuit Claims Popular Hair Care Product Causes Hair LossJanuary 13, 2016
More than 200 consumers across 40 states have joined together to file a class action lawsuit against the maker of a popular hair care brand. They are claiming WEN Hair Care products caused them to suffer extreme hair loss and damage to their scalps. The products are designed, manufactured and sold by celebrity stylist, Chaz Dean, in partnership with infomercial powerhouse Guthy-Renker, also named in the suit.
WEN’s cleansing conditioner is marketed as a gentle alternative to ordinary shampoo and conditioner. The company advertises that the product is safe for frequent use and is good for all hair types and textures. WEN products have been endorsed by high profile celebrities including Brooke Shields, Alyssa Milano and Angie Harmon. Infomercials feature women claiming the product improved the health and appearance of their hair after just one use.
Hundreds of consumers, mostly women, have come forward to complain that the product failed to deliver on its promise to give them shiny, healthy locks. Instead, they say the WEN products caused hair loss, dryness, breakage and other injuries including burns to their scalp. Some women reported having visible bald spots, irritation and rash that left them with pain, embarrassment and emotional distress. One angry customer claimed her hair fell out in chunks and her face and scalp broke out in boils after she started using WEN products, forcing her to quit her job as a professional model.
Complaints against WEN products are nothing new. The company has had to contend with multiple product liability lawsuits in recent years. However, the size and scope of the recent class action filing has drawn new attention to customers’ hair loss claims. The lawsuit alleges that despite the company’s awareness of the adverse effects experienced by numerous WEN product users, no action was taken to warn consumers about the hazards or remove the product from the market.
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