THE WHAT? Haircare company Olaplex is facing a US$75 million hair loss lawsuit, with 28 women claiming that the products caused hair loss, blisters and other conditions.
THE DETAILS According to the lawsuit, filed in a Californian district court, Olaplex products use harmful chemicals that have left the plaintiff’s hair in worse condition.
Claims made in the lawsuit include that some women have ‘lost their hair, in some cases more than half and leaving bald spots in others.’
The plaintiffs are seeking US$75,000 in damages.
THE WHY? The lawsuit states that Olaplex products contain lilian and panthenol, chemical compounds that can lead to hair loss and other conditions such as a ‘inflamed, blistered, flaking or scaling skin.’
Olaplex has denied the allegations, with CEO JuE Wong stating: “We are prepared to vigorously defend our company, our brand, and our products against these baseless accusations.”