The UK market for hair products is estimated to be £175million, with millions of women (and probably a few men) regularly dying their hair. Many will do this without a second thought, seemingly safe in the knowledge that the products available at salons, chemists and supermarkets have been rigorously tested and are safe.
A client of mine recently approached Express Solicitors seeking legal advice after suffering horrific injuries after using the Excel 10 hair dye. It’s manufactured by L’Oreal, the world’s largest beauty company.
The client, an eighteen year old dancer from Crawley, believed the product would give her hair a subtle brown colour. Soon after using it, however, blisters started to appear all over her body and pieces of hair started to fall out.
She had suffered a reaction to a substance in the product, and the following weeks and months were defined by pain and discomfort. So much so that she couldn’t stand the bright lights of the dance studio, and had to put her dancing career on ice.
After reviewing the case with our Product Liability team leader Daniel Slade, we took on the case and are now pursuing a claim for damages for our client. Cases such as these often do not make the news, unless there are dramatic circumstances such as risk of death or an unusual disfigurement.
But the fact of the matter is incidences such as these are all too common. Irritants in beauty products can cause injuries which are very painful, and enough to keep individuals off work and from enjoying life.
Express Solicitors is vastly experienced in dealing with all manner of cosmetic injury claims, so if you have been injured as a result of using a beauty product then please contact us today to discuss your claim free of charge with a specialist Defective Products Solicitor.