April 27, 2021

TRESemmé products alleged to cause hair loss

The manufacturer of the hair product brand TRESemmé, Unilever, is facing lawsuits across North America due to catastrophic side effects its customers are currently facing from their shampoo and conditioner lines.

It is alleged that Individuals that have used TRESemmé Shampoo and Conditioner with the ingredient DMDM Hydantoin have been dealing with side effects including scalp irritation, hair loss, and lesions. Slater Vecchio LLP has filed a lawsuit against Unilever and its relevant subsidiaries claiming negligence and failure to warn on this matter. Unilever markets the brand as “salon quality”; however some users are experiencing hair loss after using their products.  Similar lawsuits have also been filed in the United States against Unilever.

If you are currently using TRESemmé hair products, you should make sure to check that DMDM Hydantoin is not one of the ingredients. DMDM Hydantoin, which is used as a preservative in TRESemmé products, which has been suggested to be chemically similar to formaldehyde, a carcinogen that can cause cancer when it makes contact with human skin. Therefore, applying DMDM Hydantoin to the scalp has been causing serious issues to users. An action has been started against Unilever due to their alleged inability to (1) warn users of the potential risks, and (2) use an alternative to DMDM Hydantoin when there are examples of safe alternatives on the market.

Products that have known to include DMDM Hydantoin include:

  • TRESemmé 24 Hour Volume Shampoo
  • TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Conditioner
  • TRESemmé Clean & Natural Shampoo
  • TRESemmé Clean & Natural Conditioner
  • TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Shampoo
  • TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Conditioner
  • TRESemmé Moisture Rich Shampoo
  • TRESemmé Expert Keratin Smooth Conditioner
  • And potentially many others

If you have experienced adverse side effects after using TRESemmé shampoo and conditioner products, contact Slater Vecchio today.

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.