Extreme hair loss alleged in lawsuit over conditioner

Extreme hair loss alleged in lawsuit over conditioner

A Fairview Heights woman is suing a California-based hair-care operation, claiming their product caused her to suffer “extreme hair loss and damage.”

Julie Dalhaus filed the suit Jan. 12 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against Wen by Chaz Dean Inc., Guthy-Renker Ltd. and Guthy-Renker Partners Inc., alleging breaches of warranty, violation of state consumer protection statutes, negligence and strict liability.

On July 6, 2013, the plaintiff purchased a cleansing conditioner, based on representations by the defendants that it would produce smoother, shinier, stronger, more manageable hair, according to the lawsuit. Instead, the suit alleges, her hair was damaged and she lost hair.

The plaintiff seeks an award of actual and consequential damages, award of punitive damages, attorney fees and court costs, other relief to which she may be entitled and a trial by jury.

She is represented by Alvin C. Paulson of Belleville.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 16-cv-31

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