Hundreds of women are coming forward claiming a popular celebrity-endorsed hair care product caused their hair to fall out and severely damaged their scalps, NBC News reported.
More than 200 people in 40 different states have filed a class-action lawsuit against Wen Hair Care and infomercial giant Guthy-Renker, alleging that using the company's cleansing conditioner resulted in baldness, rashes, scalp irritation, hair breakage and hair discoloration.
The products, which are designed, manufactured and sold by Chaz Dean, the self-purported hair stylist to Hollywood's "Who's Who," and Guthy-Renker, the direct marketers behind the Proactiv acne treatment and other popular beauty products, are described as being a sulfate-free alternative to shampoo.
Guthy-Renker rebutted the claims in a statement, saying, "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."