Chaz Dean is a familiar name around LA—he's the stylist whose eyes pierce your soul from billboards around the city. He's been endorsed by celebrities, like brand spokesperson Brooke Shields, and has styled the likes of Alanis Morissette and Eva Longoria, among others.
Now, we're learning new information about the stylist's hair care line WEN. Though first filed in March, hundreds of people (mostly women) have recently joined a class action lawsuit claiming the line of products from Chaz Dean is making them go bald. And the lawsuit is still ongoing.
The WEN line is owned by an infomercial company named Guthy-Renker, which also owns the skin care line Proactiv. The company told the Daily Beast that there is "no scientific evidence" that the products cause hair loss.
The lawsuit blames the hair loss on "one or more active ingredients that act as a depilatory or caustic agent, causing a chemical reaction that damages the hair strand and/or follicle," but it doesn't specify which ingredient is responsible, according to Buzzfeed.
Women continue to speak out about their experiences with the product. One woman wrote on Consumer Affairs, “There’s not a day I don’t cry and just keep praying the hair will eventually stop falling out. I am down to washing my hair just once every two weeks because washing it makes the hair loss worse."