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A federal judge in Los Angeles gave preliminary approval to a $26.3 million settlement for a class-action lawsuit against celebrity stylist Chaz Dean and marketer Guthy-Renker over Wen hair care products.  That means some six million people may be eligible for an award of up to $20,000.

The class action lawsuit against Wen was originally filed in July 2014.  Now, over 200 women from 40 different states have joined the suit.  They said the products caused hair loss, scalp irritation and rashes.  During the FDA’s recent inspection of the brand’s facilities, they found that Wen itself received over 21,000 complaints.

Wen released this statement: “Wen by Chaz Dean is safe and we continue to provide our hundreds of thousands of customers with the Wen by Chaz Dean products that they know and love.  Since the process of litigation is time consuming and costly, we made a business decision to pursue a settlement and put this behind us so that we can focus on delivering quality products.”

However, the problems may not be over for the company.  The Food and Drug Administration is now investigating.  Consumers should be aware that this is a major concern and worth taking into consideration when buying a cleansing conditioner.  If you do notice something happening on your scalp, stop using the product, consult a dermatologist, and report it to the FDA.



  1. Gravatar for Sandra Feder

    Please include me in this class action suit as I have suffered significant hair and my doctor told the only product that could possibly help is to buy Rogaine

  2. Gravatar for Sandra Feder

    severe hair loss from using WEN hair products and is coming out regularly when brushed, combed or shampooed

  3. Gravatar for Summer Dennis

    I would like to speak to someone about mine are used this product often on for years because I noticed that when I would wash my hair a.k.a. cleanse it that my hair would fall out by the gobs full… Now I myself am a cosmetologist so I'm aware that the average hair on your head will lose about 100 per wash there was mass amounts that would clog the drain. Ever since then the right side of my hair has never been the same it is significantly center it doesn't grow so I've had to keep my hair short. The right side of my hair is about 2 inches shorter period. I would like to see if I could speak to someone about if I have a case. now it took years for my hair to grow back and I used to lose a lot around my face and I would see that my hair was a lot thinner and I could see my scalp. It seems like it's improved but I've taken lots of things to make it grow back in. And it's not near where he used to be. I feel it will never be the same

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