The Just for Men Lawsuit Explained

The Just for Men Lawsuit Explained

Though the company has been a household name for more than 25 years, Just for Men has recently received attention because of numerous customers who claim they suffered facial burns after using their popular hair-coloring product.

If you believe you or someone you know may be a victim, it is absolutely essential that you understand what the alleged injuries may entail and rights to recourse.

Potential Side Effects of Using Just for Men Hair Dye

One or more of the ingredients used to make Just for Men products may actually result in severe chemical burns when they come in contact with the skin. These burns can be extremely painful and may also cause long-term suffering, including permanent disfigurement.

The following is a list of the most common side effects reported by customers who used Just for Men products:

  • Blistering
  • Burning Sensations
  • Rashes
  • Scarring
  • Severe Itching
  • Swelling
  • Weeping Sores

This is in no way an exhaustive list, though. There may be other adverse side effects related to using this company’s hair-dye products.

The Hidden Danger in Popular Hair Dyes

In one recent example of a man suing Just for Men, the plaintiff alleges that using the product to dye his beard has left him with a permanent scar on his face.

However, complaints about Just for Men actually go all the way back to 2012, according to Consumer Reports.

Back then, one customer reported that, after using the company’s beard dye, he immediately felt a burning sensation before washing the product off.

“The next day, my face and neck had swollen up horribly. The following morning my skin had begun to weep as well, and I went to the ER. I was admitted immediately, as it looked horrible. They were concerned about my throat swelling shut.”

Again, there may be a number of different reasons Just for Men hair dye might inflict these kinds of severe injuries, but a study from 2013 sheds some light on a likely cause. In short, it found that 4.5% of the more than 2,900 users who were tested showed an adverse reaction after coming into contact with para-phenylenediamine (PPD), an ingredient in Just for Men hair dye. A later study on PPD found that African Americans showed a heightened sensitivity to the chemical when compared to white men (10.6% vs. 4.5%).

PPD has also been described as, “…the world’s most popular oxidative hair dye agent, used in about two-thirds of professional and do-it-yourself hair-coloring products on the market. It’s also a nasty allergen with a checkered history going back 150 years.”

Victims of Just for Men Hair Dye Deserve Justice

It goes without saying that no one should have to worry about the kinds of injuries we’ve listed above when they purchase an over-the-counter product, much less hair dye for aesthetic purposes.

If you or someone you know may be a victim of Just for Men hair dye, it’s imperative that you know you deserve justice.

Contact us today to learn all about your rights as a victim and how our firm can help you find justice.