Call it a hair don't! Bravo reality star and hair stylist Chaz Dean is being sued by more than 200 women who claim his products ruined their hair.
Dean, featured as a series regular on Flipping Out, developed a hair care product line, Wen by Chaz Dean, and advertised for sale in popular infomercials. The line is endorsed by celebrities such as Brooke Shields, Alyssa Milano, and more.
But the lawsuit, filed in California Federal Court by Dallas attorney, Amy Davis, claims the results weren't so picture-perfect! In fact, the complaint filing includes graphic pictures of women with significant hair loss and bald spots they claim Dean's products caused.
According to a statement from Davis' law firm, "The companies claim the products drastically improve the health and appearance of hair in just one use. As explained in the complaint, the companies also claim that regular shampoos damage the hair. They instead encourage consumers to use large quantities of the WEN products, describing them as 'gentle enough to use every day' and claiming, 'You can never use too much! The more you use, the better the results.'"
The amended lawsuit added to include the additional plaintiffs contends that Wen Hair Care Products "cause severe and possibly permanent damage to hair, including hair loss to the point of visible bald spots, severe hair breakage, scalp irritation and rash — even infection."
Among the plaintiffs are parents suing on behalf of their children, who they say have suffered damage to their scalps.
Dean has denied the products are faulty.
However, the federal judge recently issued a stay in the proceedings as both sides are going to mediation.