Dallas attorney brings suit against Chaz Dean, claims products cause hair loss

By David Yates | Apr 15, 2015

A Dallas attorney recently brought suit against Chaz Dean, alleging the Hollywood hairstylist’s products are causing women from all across the country to lose their hair.

Through attorney Amy Davis, six women filed suit against Wen By Chaz Dean and Guthy-Renker Partners on March 17 in the U.S. District Court for Central California.

The Wen Cleansing Conditioner hair products named in the suit include: Coconut Mango, Cranberry, Fig, Lavender, Pomegranate, Sweet Mint Almond and Tea Tree.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs claim one or more of the products’ active ingredients cause a chemical reaction that significantly damages the user’s hair.

“Defendants failed to warn Plaintiffs of the risks, despite their knowledge shortly after introduction of the Products to the market that consumers were complaining that the Products caused significant hair loss, burning of the scalp and other adverse effects, such as dryness and breaking of the hair,” the suit states.

“Not only did Defendants fail to properly warn consumers, including Plaintiffs, before they purchased the Products but also failed to discontinue and recall the Products upon learning that they were unsafe for use by consumers.”

The suit includes several photos of the plaintiffs’ scalps, which clearly show gaping bald spots.

The plaintiffs named in the suit include Caryn Collazo, Kym Hall, Kris Thorsen Michels, Cindy Peterson, Carol Sauer and Amanda Tapscott.

They are seeking an award of punitive, actual and consequential damages, plus attorney’s fees and court costs.

Guthy Renker spokesperson Sarah Elison issued the following statement in response to the suit: “We take great pride in the quality of WEN and take the appropriate steps to ensure every WEN product we sell meets our high standards. We want all our customers to have positive experiences with our products and we encourage any customer with a question to contact us."

As of Tuesday, April 14 no answer to the suit is on file, court records show.

Davis is an attorney for the Dallas law firm Christiansen Davis.

Case No. 2:15-cv-01974-ODW-AGR

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