Chaz later released his own conditioner, but after months of use something scary happened to many women who used the conditioner and Chaz is in some hot water for it.
Chaz’s product, Wen, was an instant success raking in over $100 million in the second year of sales. The product has even been publicly endorsed by Alyssa Milano and Brooke Shields.
However in November, a lawsuit was filed against Chaz and Guthy-Renker, the infomercial giant which sees to Wen’s marketing. Amy Friedman bought the Wen Sweet Almond Mint pack for $29.99 and when she used it, had some pretty adverse side effects.
Friedman stopped using the conditioner two weeks after she bought it, but nevertheless lost a quarter to one third of her hair in the process.
Other women have reported similar if not identical effects, including rashes, redness, irritation, hair breakage, and hair discoloration.
One consumer posted online about her experience saying, “I was a professional model with beautiful long natural hair, after using this product my scalp and face broke out in boils and my hair fell out in chunks. This shampoo destroyed my life.”
The lawsuit claims, “the WEN products at issue contain a caustic ingredient that causes a chemical reaction and damages hair and follicles” and includes “numerous harsh chemicals and known human allergens.”
Guthy Renker has come out with opposition claiming, “There is no scientific evidence 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 products. We intend to vigorously contest the allegations made against our products. And, we encourage any customer with any questions to contact us.”
What do you think of this situation? Have you ever used Wen products? Let us know in the comments below!
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