WEN Hair Care is reportedly being sued by more than 200 women in 40 states with claims that using their sulfate-free shampoo caused severe and possibly permanent damage to hair. According to BuzzFeed, a user noticed hair loss after just one wash, while many women claim that WEN products caused multiple injuries to their head and scalp, such as rashes, scalp irritation, hair breakage, and hair discoloration.
“After using this product my scalp and face broke out in boils and my hair fell out in chunks. This shampoo destroyed my life,” a professional model explained to the The Daily Beast after quitting her job from the fiasco.
Joe Hixson, a spokesperson for WEN told BuzzFeed these accusations only represent a small fraction of its customers, and that they “intend to vigorously contest the allegations made against our products,” he said.
Despite the claims, WEN fans continue to give five-star reviews online, in fact WEN products rank #1 under hair care on Amazon. We’re not exactly sure what’s going on with the brand, but we’re staying tuned!