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May 27, 2021

TRESemmé Hair Loss Lawsuit – What is DMDM Hydantoin?

If you or someone you know is using hair products that contain DMDM Hydantoin, it is suggested that you cease all use. The substantial evidence regarding formaldehydes and human skin suggests that continued use may be harmful to hair and skin.

Slater Vecchio LLP’s current TRESemmé lawsuit regarding the alleged connection between TRESemmé hair products and hair loss surrounds the ingredient DMDM Hydantoin. What is DMDM Hydantoin though? Essentially, DMDM Hydantoin is an “antimicrobial formaldehyde releaser preservative”, or more simply, a preservative that releases formaldehyde. It is used in hair products as it is very effective in protecting against bacteria and fungus. However, formaldehydes are considered a carcinogen, which are known to be potential irritants.

Formaldehyde is a common preservative and can be found in numerous household items, such as fruit. However, formaldehyde functions along the principle of “the dose makes the poison”; meaning that while not harmful in moderation, continued or excessive exposure is harmful. Evidence shows that DMDM Hydantoin can lead to allergies, immunotoxicity, and irritation after continued exposure. Excessive contact with DMDM Hydantoin is therefore being alleged to be the cause of hair loss in individuals that have been using the specific TRESemmé products. This potential link has been researched in literature for some time now as well. In fact, Japan had previously implemented restrictions regarding the amount of DMDM Hydantoin that can be used in cosmetic products. Further, multiple other hair product companies have ceased use of DMDM Hydantoin in their products.

If you have experienced hair loss after using TRESemmé products, please contact Slater Vecchio LLP today to get a free case consultation. This is a national class action across Canada and Slater Vecchio LLP is looking for class members to join our TRESemmé hair loss lawsuit. You read more about Slater Vecchio LLP’s TRESemmé class action lawsuit here.

Author - Slater Vecchio

Slater Vecchio LLP is a boutique law firm located in British Columbia. Over the past 20 years, Slater Vecchio has represented thousands of clients and has grown into one of the largest personal injury and class action firms in the province.