Wen by Chaz Dean, a hair care product, is under fire for doing something that no hair care product should do… unless it’s an evil hair care product. Around 200 women are suing the company on the basis that Wen is making them go bald. On the plus side, think of all the money they’ll save on Nair… I’ll stop talking.
Ironically, Wez’s bread and butter involves boasting that it doesn’t use harmful chemicals, rather it relies on ingredient found in nature to make you silky smooth. The pomegranate conditioner’s ingredients reads as follows: Water, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Pomegranate Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Chamomile Extract, Marigold Flower Extract, Wild Cherry Fruit Extract. Naturally, those come before Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine and Cetyl Alcohol…
These women “claim that they suffered hair and scalp damage, hair loss, rashes, scalp irritation, hair breakage, poor hair condition, and hair discoloration,” according to reports. As one anonymous woman wrote, “There’s not a day I don’t cry and just keep praying the hair will eventually stop falling out. I am down to washing my hair just once every two weeks because washing it makes the hair loss worse.” One blogger even chronicled the loss of her hair in a vlog.
Wen subsequently released a statement taking a stand against the claims.
“Importantly, there is no scientific evidence whatsoever to support any claim that our hair care products caused anyone to lose their hair. 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.“
As it stands, the suit will be dealt with out of court. “The suit has been shocking for many customers due to the holistic lifestyle and organic philosophy that Dean espouses in his salon, infomercials, and on Instagram.”