“Just for Men” hair dye is a hair dye product marketed to men for use on the hair or beard. It contains a range of chemicals designed to dye the hair (Wired has published a list of the chemicals here if you are curious). However, there have been some reports that men have experienced adverse reactions after using “Just for Men” hair dye. And one chemical in particular, Phenylenediamine, or PPD has raised some alarms.
Have you used “Just for Men” hair dye, and experienced an allergic reaction or adverse reaction? There have been news reports that men have been experiencing adverse allergic reactions after using “Just for Men” hair dye. Some men have reported swollen and red skin, skin discoloration, and scarring after using this product. The Orlando Sentinel recently reported on a lawsuit in which an Orlando man claims that his face has been permanently scarred after using “Just for Men” hair dye. The man named in the lawsuit claimed that he had a severe allergic reaction after using “Just for Men” hair dye. According to the lawsuit, “Just for Men” contains Phenylenediamine or PPD, a chemical that can cause a severe allergic reaction in some people. While “Just for Men” recommends that users test the product on a patch of skin before use, the company doesn’t alert men that the face can have more sensitive skin. This means that a lack of allergic reaction on one part of the body may not necessarily preclude an allergic reaction on another part of the body. Blizzard Law, PLLC is a personal injury law firm in Houston, Texas that is currently taking cases from men who have suffered allergic reactions after using “Just for Men” hair dye. Have questions about your rights? Contact Blizzard Law, PLLC.
Phenylenediamine Allergy: What You Need to Know
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, high level exposure to Phenylenediamine or PPD can result in reactions that can include “dermatitis, eye irritation, tearing, asthma, gastritis, renal failure, vertigo, tremors, convulsions, and coma.” Dermatitis can result in skin swelling, itchiness, and rash. The skin can blister or turn red. If individuals used “Just for Men” hair products to dye their beards or face and then develop dermatitis, the effects can be unsightly, not to mention uncomfortable.
According to the Journal of Asthma and Allergy, there have been more reports of PPD allergic reactions. According to the journal, darker hair dyes, like the kind used in some “Just for Men” products may contain higher amounts of PPD, meaning that these products could potentially pose a greater risk of an allergic reaction. Unfortunately, the very men seeking out the darker hair dyes may be the most prone to experience an allergic reaction.
According to a study published in the American Journal of Contact Dermatology, there may also be racial differences in how some individuals respond to PPD. The researchers found that black individuals appeared to be more sensitive to PPD exposure than whites. When you combine the fact that black men may be more sensitive to PPD with the fact that black men might be more likely to purchase the black dye containing more PPD, we see why there might be more cases of “Just for Men” allergic reactions cropping up. Furthermore, studies show that more men are choosing to dye their hair. Social norms regarding male grooming are evolving, with men paying closer attention to their appearance and with more men than ever wanting to look youthful. Furthermore, some men are using hair dye products just to change the color of their hair, which could be increasing the number of men who might potentially experience an allergic reaction.
Have you experienced an allergic reaction after using “Just for Men”? You may not be alone. Reports indicate that some men have been experiencing painful and disfiguring allergic reactions after using this product. If you have been affected, you may have the right to seek damages. Blizzard Law, PLLC is a personal injury law firm in Houston, Texas that may be able to help you. Contact our law firm today. You may only have a limited amount of time to make a claim.
Blizzard Law: Men and Hair Dye Allergic Reactions
Blizzard Law, PLLC is currently taking cases from men who may have experienced an allergic reaction after using hair dye products, including “Just for Men.” When hair dye products cause harm, companies have a responsibility to warn consumers about the risks. Could you have a case? Blizzard Law, PLLC is a personal injury law firm in Houston, Texas that may be able to assist you. We can review your case and may be able to help you understand your rights and next steps. Contact Blizzard Law, PLLC today.