By now most of you have heard the news on Wen hair care products resulting in hair loss. For those of you that haven’t, more than 21,000 complaints have been reported. This is the the largest number of reports ever associated with a hair cleansing product. Two hundred people have joined a class-action lawsuit against hair care brand WEN by Chaz Dean and its parent company, Guthy-Renker, claiming the brand’s popular products contributed to their extreme hair lossMaybe now consumers will become more educated on the beauty industry and their so called safety standards.
The federal law designed to ensure that personal care products — a category that includes hair care products — are safe has remained largely unchanged since 1938. The FDA does not require safety testing of personal care products before they are put on the shelf. How messed up is that?
When a product says its natural and organic look further into the ingredients listed.
It’s no surprise then that products like WEN can create an avalanche of adverse health complaints from thousands of people. This is yet another example of how desperately our federal cosmetic regulations need to be reformed.
If you’re unsure about a certain beauty product there are some great websites out there to help you research the safety and effectiveness of their ingredients. One of them is http://www.safecosmetics.org and http://www.ewg.org