A popular celebrity line of hair care products called WEN by Chaz Dean and its parent company, Guthy-Renker are now at the centre of a class action lawsuit after over 200 women have come forward claiming that the hair product is causing them to lose their hair. Yikes!
TODAY notes that it’s the product line’s cleansing conditioner that seems to be the culprit and women have taken to posting their own pictures to Wen’s facebook page to show just how bad their hair loss is.
I can’t leave my house I’m depressed wen hair products is responsible for my hair loss I have been shampooing and…
TODAY reports that ‘The complaint alleges that the conditioners “contain one or more active ingredients that act as a depilatory or caustic agent, causing a chemical reaction that damages the hair strands and/or follicle.”‘
And while there are now over 200 people, mostly women, who have joined the lawsuit, there are still thousands more who use the products and love them. Chaz Dean is a popular hairstylist to the stars who boasts celebrity clients such as Brooke Shields, Alyssa Milano and Christina Applegate. A WEN spokesperson sent the following statement to TODAY;
“We take great pride in the quality of our products and believe every product meets our high standards,” the company said. “We want all of our customers to have positive experiences with our products, and we encourage any customer with any questions to contact us. With well over 10 million WEN products shipped since 2008, our customers’ overwhelmingly positive response to WEN is a testament to the benefits it can deliver for its users. These benefits are reflected in consistently high rankings from independent consumer product sites as well.”
“Importantly, there is no scientific evidence whatsoever to support any claim that our hair care products caused anyone to lose their hair,” the statement continued. “There are many reasons why individuals may lose their hair, all unrelated to WEN hair care products. We intend to vigorously contest the allegations made against our products.”
I know that I’ve often bought celebrity endorsed products – especially beauty products – to try, although I’ve never tried the WEN line. Do you buy products because they’re a ‘celebrity’ line, or they’re endorsed by a celebrity? Have you ever tried Wen and had this kind of experience?