Just For Men Lawsuit

Just For Men is the leading men’s hair coloring brand in the United States. According to a survey conducted by IRI, the product was the top brand in 2012 with sales of $137.3 million, while its closest competitor Just For Men had sales of only $6.6 million.

Since Just For Men was first introduced by Combe Incorporated back in 1987, it has spawned several more products, including Just For Men Autostop, Just For Men Mustache and Beard, and more.

Just For Men uses a chemical cocktail designed to penetrate and color different types of hair, but the one at the center of the controversy is p-phenylenediamine, often referred to as PPD. PPD is commonly used in hair dyes as an intermediate dye to produce coloration when oxidized.

Just For Men‘s Known Side Effects

The product’s instruction sheet does warn that allergic reactions may occur, but that doesn’t mean Just For Men is free from liability. Hundreds of men have complained about the hair dye’s severe side effects, including chemical burns.

ConsumerAffairs.com, a consumer news and advocacy organization, has received more than 650 complaints from people suffering unexpected side effects from the hair dye. Here’s an excerpt from one of the hundreds of comments:

“I used this product and the agony is indescribable, from facial sores to becoming antisocial due to your appearance; leaking blisters, redness, scabbing, just to name a few, then add itching, burning, leaking sensation, just overall discomfort. To make a long story short, everything said negative about this product is true! Lesson learned and wish I had researched this concoction before using…”

Despite consumer claiming the formula had been altered somehow, a spokeswoman informed ConsumerAffairs in 2012 that the dye’s formula had not been changed in about seven years.

Do You Have a Case?

Even though many men use Just For Men hair dye with few to no issues, if you’ve experienced any of the following symptoms, you may have a lawsuit:

  • Chemical burns
  • Itchiness
  • Swelling
  • Blisters
  • Skin lesions
  • Burning sensations
  • Skin rash
  • Scarring

In some cases, longtime users developed these symptoms after several uses. Though many of these symptoms will fade over time, severe cases have resulted in hospitalization.