Some might argue that bald is a good look right now — hey, it definitely works for Taye Diggs.
But if you’re one of the 200 plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit agains “hairstylist to the stars” Chaz Dean and marketer Guthy-Renke, chances are it wasn’t the look you were going for.
The suit alleges that Dean’s WEN line of products, contrary to their claims of keeping your locks fresh and hydrated, actually cause severe scalp irritation and baldness.
“I had started to get a bald spot, and then I found another one in the back, and that’s when I kind of started to get worried,” Tanya Norman, one of those represented, said. “I started bawling. I couldn’t stop crying.”
We’d be crying, too!
Celebrities like Brooke Shields, Angie Harmon and Alyssa Milano have all endorsed the WEN line.
Dean operates a bougie hair boutique out of Hollywood, CA, where he may suddenly find his client roster thinning as rapidly as his customers’ hairlines.
“What we understand about the product and how it causes hair loss is it contains virtually no cleanser,” attorney Amy Davis said. “It’s like using lotion to wash your hair, so instead of removing the product, when you rinse it off, it just becomes impacted in your hair follicle.”
The federal judge has issued a stay in the case, and the parties are proceeding to mediation.
via CBS Local