Help for Those Who Suffered Chemical Burns, Allergic Reactions After Using ‘Just For Men’

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Contact Parker Waichman LLP today if you experience any of these symptoms after using Just For Men:

Swelling
Burning Sensation
Severe Itching
Blistering
Skin Rash
Weeping Sores
Scarring

Chemical Burns, Swelling, Itching

Even though Just For Men has been on the shelves since 1987, there have been a number of recent reports that the dye caused blisters, itching and chemical burns. Consumer Affairs highlights these painful experiences, citing one user who needed emergency medical care after applying the dye. “I applied the beard dye as detailed in the directions,” wrote Sean Brockton of Massachusetts in the Consumer Affairs comments section. “I had a burning sensation as well, and after rinsing it off, I thought I was fine. 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. I am nearly 50 and do not have any allergies that I know of. Whatever is in this stuff is harsh. I needed steroids and Benadryl.” Customers who have been using the dye for years suspect that the formula has recently changed. J of Marietta, Georgia, wrote to Consumer Affairs that “I’ve been using it for over 10 years with no problems and in the past couple of weeks whenever I use it, there is a burning and itching. I’m going to switch to something less harsh,” According to Consumer Affairs, a company representative claims that the formula has not changed in recent years. That representative also said that users should do an allergy test before each application by testing a small patch on the inside bend of the elbow, allow it to dry, and examine it for a reaction over the next 48-hours.

Consumer Affairs points out that, based on the product label, it appears that the company knows that Just For Men can cause these symptoms. The warning reads “Rapidly spreading skin rash, dizziness, faintness, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, tightness of chest, hives or swelling to eyes/face, blistering of skin or scalp weeping, seek immediate medical attention,” Ultimately, Consumer Affairs questioned whether or not this product is worth using if these are the risks.

Testing for Allergic Reactions

Just for Men users are advised to conduct an “allergy patch test” to determine if they will experience symptoms such as burning, itching, and painful blisters. The Just for Men website provides detailed instructions. A company representative told Consumer Affairs that it was important to perform this allergy test each time before the dye is used. This is necessary even for long-time users, the representative said, because the body chemistry may change at any time.

In the 48 hours following the test, users are told to look out for negative reactions such as stinging, burning, and/or rash. If these symptoms occur, users should stop using the dye and seek medical attention before attempting to color their hair again, the label reads. The warning says to seek immediate medical help if more serious symptoms occur, including a spreading skin rash, dizziness, faintness, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, tightness of chest, hives or swelling to the eyes/face, blistering of skin, or scalp weeping.

As Consumer Affairs points out, it is interesting to note that the company expects the same negative symptoms reported by users. This indicates that the company knows about the potential dangers.

Testing for Allergic Reactions

Just for Men users are advised to conduct an “allergy patch test” to determine if they will experience symptoms such as burning, itching, and painful blisters. The Just for Men website provides detailed instructions. A company representative told Consumer Affairs that it was important to perform this allergy test each time before the dye is used. This is necessary even for long-time users, the representative said, because the body chemistry may change at any time.

In the 48 hours following the test, users are told to look out for negative reactions such as stinging, burning, and/or rash. If these symptoms occur, users should stop using the dye and seek medical attention before attempting to color their hair again, the label reads. The warning says to seek immediate medical help if more serious symptoms occur, including a spreading skin rash, dizziness, faintness, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, tightness of chest, hives or swelling to the eyes/face, blistering of skin, or scalp weeping.

As Consumer Affairs points out, it is interesting to note that the company expects the same negative symptoms reported by users. This indicates that the company knows about the potential dangers.

Legal Help for Those Who Suffered Chemical Burns, Allergic Reactions After Using ‘Just For Men’

If you or a loved one suffered from pain, discomfort, chemical burns, swelling or any type of allergic reaction after using Just For Men, you may be eligible for compensation. To find out more about your legal rights, please fill out our online form to the right or call us today at 1(800) YOUR LAWYER (1-800-968-7529).

‘Just For Men’ Hair Dye Users Report Allergic Reactions

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Let’s face it, time really goes fast. One second you’re ten years old running around with the neighborhood kids, and the next thing you know you’re running to a local drug store to purchase hair dye.

For men who are going or have already gone completely gray, JUST FOR MEN has been a popular go-to for around 25 years, as its parent company Combe Incorporated introduced the hair coloring product in 1987.  In recent years Just For Men has received a pretty big advertising push from famous celebrities like ex-baseball star Keith Hernandez and basketball hall of famer Walt Frazier–and when you think of hair coloring for guys, Just For Men is arguably the first product many consider using. But, as with other products and services, consumers aren’t always happy with their first choice. Many consumers have posted on Consumer Affairs about horrible symptoms like chemical burns on the skin, severe itching and painful blisters.

Swelling & Burning

 Take Sean of Brockton, Mass. who said that after trying Just For Men he had a severe reaction that caused facial swelling and painful burning.  “I applied the beard dye as detailed in the directions,” he wrote in our comments section.  “I had a burning sensation as well, and after rinsing it off, I thought I was fine. 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. I am nearly 50 and do not have any allergies that I know of. Whatever is in this stuff is harsh. I needed steroids and Benadryl,” Sean detailed. Of course one could have an allergic reaction to just about any product on the market, but the fact that a slew of our readers experienced the exact same reaction is telling, and some of them have used the product before with no problems until very recently. Just For Men is made with a bunch of hard to pronounce ingredients like Erythorbic, Ethoxydiglycol, Trisodium, with several other additives, and some of our readers suggest there was a recent change in the product’s ingredients, because many have only received these harsh reactions recently. “Recent chemical formula change—there must have been a change with the beard color chemical formula,” suggested J of Marietta, Ga. “I’ve been using it for over 10 years with no problems and in the past couple of weeks whenever I use it, there is a burning and itching. I’m going to switch to something less harsh,” he wrote.

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 On the Just For Men website, it does suggest that users could have a bad reaction to the dye in the frequently asked questions section. It also says each person should do an “allergy patch test” to see if they’ll experience some of the negative outcomes that a portion of our readers have experienced.

Here’s what the website reads: 

“You must do this patch test on the inside bend of your elbow 48-hours ahead of each and every use in order to minimize the risk of an allergic reaction. With mild soap and water, wash an area about the size of a quarter on the inside bend of your elbow. [Then] pat dry.”

“Unscrew the caps from the Color Developer and the Color Base tubes. Mix small, equal parts of the Color Base and the Color Developer in the mixing tray with the plastic end of the brush. Tightly recap both tubes. Apply mixture with a cotton ball or swab to a test area the size of a quarter on the inside bend of your elbow. Allow to dry.”

“Examine the test area during the next 48-hours. If you get no reaction on the unwashed patch test site after 48-hours, go ahead with full application of Just For Men.”

Just to get a little more detail on not only the patch test, but the ingredients of Just For Men, we phoned the company and spoke with a representative named Camille, and she immediately stressed the importance of the allergy test before using the hair dye. Just to get a little more detail on not only the patch test, but the ingredients of Just For Men, we phoned the company and spoke with a representative named Camille, and she immediately stressed the importance of the allergy test before using the hair dye. “There has not, not in about seven years,” she said. “What the readers or the bloggers are not saying is, even if they are long time users, it is definitely stressed and recommended highly that they always do a 48-hour allergy patch test, due to the fact that body chemistry can change at any one given time. Many of them ignore it and don’t do it.” Camille also said she would have an official company spokesperson contact Consumer Affairs, and we’re still waiting for that response.

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Medical Advice

The instructions on the site also say if one does have a negative reaction to Just For Men, they should immediately washout the dye with shampoo and discontinue using it. The company also says to get medical advice before using its product or any other dyes.  What’s interesting about the product warning is that the company pretty much anticipates the same negative symptoms many of our readers experienced, which shows Just For Men is aware of the potential harms.  “Rapidly spreading skin rash, dizziness, faintness, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, tightness of chest, hives or swelling to eyes/face, blistering of skin or scalp weeping, seek immediate medical attention,” the warning reads. For those who experience a bad reaction to the dye, consumers should mail in the entire bottom flap of the box that contains the UPC code. They should then list their name, address and the price paid for the product to: Combe Incorporated, International Haircolor Specialist, 1101 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, NY 10604.

However sending the product back and getting a refund probably won’t satisfy those who have suffered a lot of pain and discomfort like our reader Sean, who had to go the emergency room. Furthermore, if there is such a strong risk that people can be truly harmed by this product, is it even worth using it? And even with the patch test, do you really want to expose any portion of your body just to see if the dye is usable? Hey, sometimes looking good is associated with a small amount of discomfort, ask any female who had to endure uncomfortable shoes to complete an ensemble or a guy who has been choked by a necktie just to fit into the corporate way of dress–but looking a little more youthful shouldn’t risk your very well-being, right? It’s apparent that men should think long and hard about using such dyes, and should maybe even speak to their doctors before using Just For Men or other products like it. Another thing men can do as they are greying is just embrace looking older if possible. But for those who would rather postpone it than embrace it, the research you do before using Just For Men is a huge and crucial part of the dyeing process. Consumers should really be on guard.

Revlon has reached a settlement!

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Former employee had said the cosmetic company’s CEO had made made derogatory statements about Jews, Americans and blacks.

Revlon Inc has reached a settlement with a former chief scientific officer whose claims the company’s chief executive made derogatory statements about Jews, Americans and black people went viral on social media.

The settlement with Alan Meyers was disclosed in papers filed in Manhattan federal court on Monday. The terms were not disclosed.

Revlon said in a statement that the case was “amicably resolved.” Meyers’ lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Meyers, who joined Revlon in 2010 and was fired in December last year, sued Revlon for retaliation and discrimination.

He claimed in the lawsuit that Chief Executive Officer Lorenzo Delpani accused him of raising “ghost” safety problems at recently acquired laboratories.

Meyers also said the Italian-born Delpani, who was not a defendant in the lawsuit, frequently yelled at him in front of other executives, and made anti-Semitic and anti-American comm.

The claims became a trending topic on Twitter in January via the hashtag #ShadesOfRevlon.

In the lawsuit, Meyers said Delpani referred to Americans as “dirty” and, during a visit to a South African factory, said he could smell black people when they entered the room.

Meyers also alleged Delpani expressed surprise at the lack of Jewish executives at Revlon because “Jews stick together.”

Revlon has called the lawsuit “completely merit less” and said Meyers “repeatedly demonstrated critical lapses in judgment and failed to perform at the high standard we demand of our employees.”

Meyers also claimed Delpani mentioned Ronald Perelman, who is Revlon’s billionaire controlling shareholder and Jewish, when he made the allegedly derogatory comments, the lawsuit said.

As the lawsuit found an audience on Twitter, Perelman, issued a statement supporting Delpani, calling the allegations “absurd and offensive” and saying Delpani was one of the “least bigoted or biased” people he had ever known.

The case is Meyers v. Revlon Inc, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York. No. 14-10213.

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Palette Perfect Care Color By Schwarzkopf Sells out the Beauty Industry Professional!

Real Hair Truth/ Joseph KellnerAlright here comes another company selling out the professional cosmetologist! Schwarzkopf Hair Color. Gone are the days of loyalty, and contracts. Now another major hair color line has made a product for home hair coloring services. Yes, just do it yourself. No need to pay a 30-40 year professional in the industry the salon price, just buy it from the manufacturer who distributes to the professional. Money, Money, Money that’s what it all comes down too. So if all your life you have been going to a salon for that perfect hair color, and your house went up in foreclosure, your husband divorced you, or you are now working two jobs Palette Perfect Care Color is hear to help you! A sharp recession that pretty much devastated the Beauty Industry almost ten years ago has another sword in the back. But what I find interesting is there are so many young professionals in the industry willing to work for a dozen or so tubes of hair color and stand on a stage to sell the shit!  Remarkable, just remarkable. To be in a industry where you are in complete competition with the manufacturer, and they have no regard for you. And you helped make there company. Amazing. Simply amazing. But that won’t stop tomorrow, the young professional now, I declare knows no difference from a bobby pin and a hair pin. They will keep buying the crap now and latter they will suffer there loses. Schwarzkopf Palette Perfect Care Color.

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The big conglomerate that owns Schwarzkopf is Henkel, Founded in 1876, Henkel is a global leader in the consumer and industrial businesses with brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, Henkel employs about 47,000 people worldwide and the company’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

 

Real Hair Truth/Joseph KellnerGotta have the No Ammonia! My Dear Lord Help Us All!

Real Hair Truth/Joseph KellnerAnd for all you scum bags who like to stand on a stage and have your ego’s filled make sure you tell the audience to buy the product on EBAY!

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Maybe the PBA or Hairbrainned can help us all!

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And the list go’s on and on and on.

What a lovely Industry it is!

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Revlon CEO rips blacks, Jews, hates ‘dirty’ Americans!

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Revlon CEO rips blacks, Jews, hates ‘dirty’ Americans!

The CEO of Revlon is a bigoted bully who hates “dirty” Americans, thinks Jews “stick together” and believes he can “smell” black people when they walk into a room, according to a new lawsuit.

The beauty company’s boss, Lorenzo Delpani, made the ugly comments after taking over in 2013, according to a discrimination suit filed by Revlon’s former top scientist, Alan Meyers, who says he was ostracized because of his Jewish heritage.

Delpani, a native of Italy, told Meyers he was “shocked” there weren’t more Jews at the company because the biggest shareholder is Ron Perelman, a prominent Jewish American, according to the suit.

“Jews stick together,” Delpani quipped. He also allegedly added that “thankfully,” Perelman “is not like that anymore.”

Delpani also said that he hates living among Americans, whom he called “small-minded” and “dirty,” and that he can’t wait to get back to a “real” country, according to court papers filed this week.

He later allegedly went on an “anti-American tirade” in which he said the US is getting closer to being like ISIS.

Meyers also claims Delpani made a racist comment after a meeting in South Africa, when he said he “could smell a black person when he entered a room.”

Meyers says Delpani had it out for him for having red-flagged safety issues in the production and manufacturing process.

Meyers claims he was concerned that several labs were not equipped to adequately test raw materials to satisfy Revlon’s safety standards.

Meyers, 56, who joined Revlon in 2010, was fired last month after he complained about the issues and his treatment, the lawsuit says.

Revlon spokeswoman Kiki Rees on Wednesday said Meyers was a disgruntled employee who did not perform up to company standards.

“Mr. Meyers repeatedly demonstrated critical lapses in judgment and failed to perform at the high standard we demand of our employees,” Rees said.

In the suit, Meyers claims Delpani’s tirades and tormenting eventually became outright bullying.

Meyers described one incident in October, when he allegedly was forced by Delpani to act as a human easel during a high-level meeting.

Meyers says he was instructed to hold a whiteboard, which covered his entire upper torso and head, for approximately 30 minutes.

He saw this as a demeaning gesture, he says, especially since he was supposed to be part of the leadership team.

Stress from the ordeal forced Meyers into the hospital with chest pains, the lawsuit says. He said he was fired on Dec. 10.

In his suit, he is demanding unspecified punitive and compensatory damages.

Attorneys for Meyers were unavailable Wednesday for comment.