Dermatologist Weighs In on Controversial WEN Hair Products
When it comes to our hair, women do their very best to make sure their hair stays healthy and looking beautiful. Just recently WEN hair products came under fire when a group of 200 women in 40 states sued the owners, claiming that the sulfate-free cleansing conditioner made them bald! They took to social media, where many other customers had similar complaints, while the other half raved about the Wen products.
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The lawsuit claims that WEN products “contain one or more active ingredients that act as depilatory or caustic agent, causing a chemical reaction that damages the hair strand and or follicle.” They continue by saying that the conditioner is causing severe and possibly permanent damage to their hair, including hair loss, bald spots, hair breakage, scalp irritation, and rash.
In an interview with Health, Dr. Mary Gail Mercurio, MD, Professor of Dermatology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry says that there isn’t an ingredient listed that works as a depilatory.
WEN says: “We have great sympathy for anyone experiencing hair loss or scalp issues, but there is no scientific evidence that points to the WEN brand as the cause.”