Salon Allergy Specialist

Salon Allergy Specialist

Thursday, June 23, 2016

PPD LAW SUIT, Just For Men Class Action Suit

Finally, there is a law firm willing to take on the US Government! Many of us have been working towards this, but have had no luck. Now, we have started to turn the corner! True to my word, they are going after the WARNING LABLE IN THE BOX. Before I get too much further, here is a link to the actual site, in case you may have had a reaction to this color.

I would like to note that the company that owns Just For Men, is the Combe Company. They discovered Clearasil, but sold it. They currently own Vagisil, Sea-Bond, and Grecian Formula, along with Just For Men.

If you haven't been reading my blog, then you may not know that the FDA doesn't have control ove coal tar hair dyes, our Congress actually does. The large companies that make hair color spend millions of dollars in lobby money to make sure that Congress doesn't change the laws with coal tar hair dyes. These companies include, Proctor & Gamble, Coty inc., Loreal, Unilever, The Lauder Companies, Shiseido, Avon, Kaneno, and Alticor/amway.

There are smaller companies, of course, but how much influence they can have on Congress, in can't say. I can say that when one of the above companies chooses to purchase a brand, they spend billions. It makes the news, but it seems like the public never hears about it. I'll use The Lauder Companies as an example.

I used to sell Aveda products at the last salon I worked at. I also sold it when I was working alone a few years before that, so a total of 18 years. Aveda was purchased by the Lauders. They also own:

Bobbi Brown
Bumble & Bumble
Frèdèric Malle
Ermenegildo zegna
Estèe Lauder
Goodskin Labs
Jo Malone
La Mer
Lab Series
Le Labo
Michael Kors
Rodin Olio Lusso
Tommy Hilfiger
Tory Birch

So, you see how one company owns many companies. The reason is for marketing. Each makeup line is marketed to a different age group, and a different target market. The diversity allows for some balance if there is a dip in sales in one area. MAC is sold in the juniors department, with rock music. The target audience? Unisex and youth. Ever wonder what shade of eye liner Ozzy Ozborn wears? Check out the latest MAC. Bobbi Brown is marketed towards the 40-50 group. Estèe Lauder, marketed to 55 and up. Prescriptives is marketed to anyone with sensitive skin. Clinique is marketed to 20-35 conservatives. Smashbox is marketed to the 18-30 fun lovers.

So, this multi-billion dollar company can easily spend money to lobby in Washington. As can all of the others. What this accomplishes is an industry that is basically
*self  regulated
*make their own safe guards
*and they create their own education.

Patch testing will only protect the company, not the client. The first time you come into contact with hair color, you can not t react. Only on the second exposure can you react. Thus, protecting THE MANUFACTURER.

I also have documents proving that hair color can cause cancer, and the US chose to lie about it. Instead of letting us make our own choice. Unfortunately, I haven't figured out how to put photos on here since they have changed it, AGAIN.

I really wish that they would stop changing things that are an easy one click to a bunch of  do this, and that, and a password, then click here. Some of us have had to re-learn this crap over 20 times now, it's getting old! Sorry about the rant!

If you used Just For Men, and you were Allergic, go get signed up!