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Dozens of women are suing the companies behind Olaplex. Women who have used the luxury haircare products claim Olaplex causes hair loss and dry or brittle hair. Olaplex lawyers are filing lawsuits against Olaplex Holdings Inc. and Cosway Co. Inc. for falsely marketing the haircare product as safe, despite harmful chemicals. If you have suffered hair loss or damage because of Olaplex, an Olaplex lawyer can fight for you to get the compensation you deserve.
The harsh ingredients and deceptive marketing of Olaplex have left women with extreme hair loss and scalp injuries. Consumers believed they were using reliable haircare products that would improve the condition of their hair, not destroy it. Call The Lake Law Firm at (888) 525-3529 or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page today to get in touch with an Olaplex lawyer at our firm.
Olaplex is a brand of high-end hair care products, including shampoos, conditioners, and oils. The manufacturers of Olaplex market their products towards those with dry or damaged hair, promising the products can repair and strengthen hair. Consumers can purchase Olaplex products on the company’s website or in stores such as Sephora, Walmart, and Ulta from $30 to $96.
Individuals filing Olaplex lawsuits allege the products contain ingredients known to be allergens and irritants. Defendants promote that Olaplex restores compromised hair without hazardous chemicals. In fact, the companies specifically stated their products do not contain silicone, sulfates, phthalates, DEA, aldehydes, formaldehyde, gluten, or parabens. Despite excluding these ingredients, plaintiffs argue the companies use other dangerous additives, including:
Plaintiffs state the companies failed to adhere to “minimum standards for the cosmetic industry” by using these chemicals.
Multiple varieties of Olaplex products contained lilial, a chemical regularly used in perfumes and laundry powders. However, plaintiffs noted that even Olaplex’s chief scientist recognizes that lilial is a sensitizer and allergen.
In 2020, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (“SCCS”) demanded that hair and beauty companies phase out lilial products by March 2022. In addition to causing hair loss and scalp injuries, lilial was found to be harmful to fertility.
According to the Olaplex lawsuit filed in February 2023, Sephora pulled lilial from the Olaplex No. 3 ingredient list in June 2021. Yet, Olaplex did not remove lilial in products sold in the US and EU until February 2022. Plaintiffs state the company should have recalled the products. Instead, Olaplex continues to sell runoff inventory with lilial.
Sodium benzoate and citric acid combine to make benzene. Benzene is a cancer-causing agent that the beauty industry has stopped using. Companies have issued several recalls over benzene to protect the public from its cancerous properties. Olaplex still uses these chemicals, regardless of the risk to its customers.
The presence of these hidden chemicals has driven consumers to partner with Olaplex lawyers.
The ingredients in Olaplex products can result in severe allergic reactions for users. Our team of experienced Olaplex lawyers supports individuals with the following injuries:
Lawsuits report that Olaplex’s instructions only worsened these conditions. The company encourages users to leave the products in their hair for long periods of time, which can intensify these injuries.
Also, the plaintiffs note that Olaplex only warns consumers about getting these products in their eyes. However, the company has never informed consumers about the increased risk of hair loss and other health effects. Plaintiffs admit that they have glaring bald spots. For those with hair left, they describe it as “split and broken, causing it to look unkept and as if it were cut with a weedwacker.”
The non water-soluble substances in Olaplex products may lead to users developing clogged, inflamed, and infected hair follicles. These impacted hair follicles can trigger seborrheic dermatitis. People with seborrheic dermatitis experience:
Alopecia areata is autoimmune-related hair loss. While scientists are unsure about the exact cause of alopecia areata, external substances like allergens may be a contributing factor. The allergens in Olaplex may trigger the immune system to attack hair follicles, resulting in hair loss. Individuals suffering from alopecia areata experience sudden circular bald patches that oftentimes overlap. It typically affects the hair on the scalp but may spread to the eyelashes or eyebrows in some cases.
Hair loss can impact a person’s self-esteem, confidence, and overall mental health. Plaintiffs report that Olaplex-related hair loss has devastated their lives and relationships. Emotional injuries tied to hair loss include:
At The Lake Law Firm, we understand the emotional toll that hair loss can take on an individual, and we are committed to helping our clients get justice. We recognize that hair is integral to a person’s identity, especially for women. Hair loss can drastically affect their well-being, hindering their relationships and stunting their career.
Our Olaplex lawyers hope to help clients recover financially and empower them to regain their sense of self and confidence.
Yes, Olaplex lawyers are assisting individuals in filing lawsuits.
In February 2023, 28 individuals filed a lawsuit against Olaplex Holdings, Inc., and Cosway Co., Inc. The plaintiffs allege the defendants falsely advertised the safety of Olaplex. As a result, users have endured hair loss and scalp issues. Plaintiffs note that the companies paid for social media influencer and celebrity endorsements but never specified that these were paid ads.
The lawsuit accuses the companies of hiding the dangers of Olaplex from the public. Since the company endorsed the products as free of harmful chemicals, this prevented plaintiffs from connecting the dots. Many assumed their hair loss and scalp injuries were due to an underlying dire health condition, bouncing from doctor to doctor for answers.
Users explain that the companies only made matters worse by not being honest about the thousands of complaints from customers and, presumably, from the FDA. If Olaplex and Cosway had disclosed this information, individuals could have avoided injury altogether.
The companies have yet to recall Olaplex. Nor have they issued any new warnings about hair loss or other health effects. Given the popularity of these products and the lack of new advisories, we expect more Olaplex hair loss lawsuits to follow.
If you have been affected by Olaplex hair care products, contact The Lake Law Firm’s Olaplex lawyers today for a free case evaluation.
The lawsuit mentions Olaplex No. 0 through Olaplex No.9. If you used the following Olaplex products and developed hair loss or scalp injuries, you could be eligible for financial compensation:
If you have experienced hair loss or scalp damage from Olaplex, enlisting the services of a proficient attorney can be advantageous. Filing a lawsuit alone can be time-consuming and resource-intensive. By partnering with The Lake Law Firm, you can save yourself from the stress of the legal process while ensuring that your case is in the hands of someone with the necessary experience. The Lake Law Firm has successfully supported individuals in claims related to hair loss, such as Taxotere lawsuits.
Additionally, you do not have to worry about expensive legal fees. The Lake Law Firm offers complimentary case evaluations. If you qualify for an Olaplex hair loss lawsuit, there are no upfront costs, and we only take a portion of the settlement or verdict if we win your case.
Deadlines for lawsuits can differ depending on the specifics of each case. The state’s statute of limitations, when you started losing your hair, and when you began using Olaplex can influence the deadline for your lawsuit.
You should seek legal assistance sooner rather than later. The team at Lake Law Firm can help you ensure that you meet all necessary filing deadlines for your claim. Do not miss your chance to file your case – contact us today.
These lawsuits are very young, with the first one only filed in February 2023. Therefore, we are in the infantile stages of litigation, with no trials and only a small number of claims thus far. Since these claims are so new, there is no Olaplex hair loss settlement or verdict.
Several factors can impact how much you could receive in an Olaplex settlement or verdict, including, but not limited to:
Contact The Lake Law Firm today for a free case evaluation to learn how much your case might be worth. An Olaplex lawyer from our firm can provide insight into potential compensation based on their experience with similar cases. That said, it is important to remember that every situation is unique, and estimates are not guaranteed. Through our evaluation, we can give you an idea of what you could expect based on the current state of the litigation and the facts of your case.
Have you experienced hair loss or damage after using Olaplex products? You may recover compensation for any or all of the following:
The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. An Olaplex lawyer will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 525-3529 or submit an inquiry on this page.