I recently saw an article on Facebook about WEN hair products. The article was written by a disgruntled client whom was making the claim that she had purchased WEN shampoo, and after using it she had developed a bald spot, similar to the one in this photo.
At first glance, I recognized immediately what it was… Alopecia Areata, an autoimmune disorder.
Alopecia disorder causes the follicles to be mistakenly attacked by a person’s own immune system. This disorder starts with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the scalp which can result in total hair loss. This occurs in males and females of all ages, of any ethic background.
So this is an internal disorder, not an external disorder. Which means that you cannot get this by using a topical product… shampoo cannot cause this!
So if you ever get Alopecia areata you need a doctor, not a lawyer! In most cases the hair will return in approximately six months, and treatment options are available.
Education is vital — and I hope that the client in this lawsuit realizes this and is able to get the medical treatment she really needs.
Cosmetology Educator/Salon Owner