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What They Knew

According to Monat’s website, they explain that their products are “naturally-based, safe, pure and sustainable” and that they use “the power of botanical oils” in “rich formulations that make these naturally-based ingredients work in harmony with each other.”

While that sounds environmentally friendly and healthy for your hair, the ingredient list found on their bottles tells a very different story. For example, in Monats’ Revive Shampoo, there are two ingredients – Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Benzyl Alcohol – that are associated with contact allergies. After repeated use, typical symptoms of a contact allergy can include redness, swelling, itching, and fluid-filled blisters. Over 12,000 Monat users have joined an anti-Monat group on Facebook complaining of these exact painful and embarrassing side effects. Many lawsuits have been filed against Monat – with more are being filed everyday – plus hundreds of complaints are being filed with the FDA.

Secondly, it is important to know that shampoo is considered to be a cosmetic which means it’s regulated but not tested or approved by the FDA. The FDA states that, “Neither the law nor FDA regulations require specific tests to demonstrate the safety of individual products or ingredients. The law also does not require cosmetic companies to share their safety information with FDA.” Many Monat “Marketing Partners” (aka sales reps) have boasted of FDA approval, while in fact they’re supplying inaccurate information.

Finally, Monat freely uses the words “natural” and “safe” but there is no clear or official definition on what these terms mean. The term “organic” is strictly monitored by the National Organic Program, which is administered through the USDA, but Monat never uses this term. Monat incorporates a lot of words to garner customer trust, but many chemicals found in Monat are known common allergens.

When They Knew It

Monat Global was founded in 2014 and by the end of 2017, more and more women starting speaking out against Monat. What took so long? Well, the many women who are reporting hairloss and scalp sores discussed with their Monat “Marketing Partners” their problems and were told that these symptoms were part of a “detox” process to eliminate the chemicals and impurities caused by past hair care products. They were advised that after a set period of time, these problems would resolve themselves. However, even after stopping use, countless women are still suffering from thinning hair, bald patches, scalp burns, and other scalp wounds.

What can you do?

Currently, there have been hundreds of FDA adverse Event reports and class action lawsuits filed against Monat. Trisha Whitmire and Emily Yanes de Flores are suing Monat Global because Monat made claims they couldn’t back up including: 1) their products are safe for everyone, 2) health improvements included the prevention of hair loss and an increase in hair growth, and 3) that their products show higher proven results than their competitors.

Since so many women have similar complaints against Monat, these cases are being presented to the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Chicago, IL to determine what the next steps should be to consolidate these complaints. If you had hair loss or scalp sores after using Monat, contact us today. You were never warned of the potential for hair loss and scalp damage and you were misled to believe that this product was safe.

Monat Warnings In The News

4/9/18: Hundreds across the country say Monat shampoo caused balding, scalp sores

From coast to coast we found hundreds of people sharing similar stories. Men, women and children all spoke of scalp sores, bald spots and hair falling out in clumps.

Jessica Deets said her hair started falling out at an alarming rate two months after she began shampooing with Monat. She also estimates her daughter lost most of her hair after using Monat’s children’s line. Jessica showed us the clumps she says she found in little girl’s crib.

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3/19/18: Women claim Monat hair products cause balding, scalp sores

Scalp sores, breakage and hair falling out in chunks. It’s a hair care nightmare and some women are blaming it on the Monat hair care product line.

“I took a picture of my hair, compared it to a picture of before I stared Monat, and my eyes just filled up with tears. It was so thin and it was stringy and I was just sick,” said Erin Ostby, a military spouse who used and sold Monat products.

Women like Ostby say they watched their hopes for beautiful, healthy hair wash down the drain after using Monat.

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Filed Monat Complaints & Damages

2/20/18: Trisha Whitmire and Emily Yanes de Flores v. Monat Global Corp.

Monat Hair Care Products are promoted as “naturally-based” and “safe.” These and other claims made by Monat are patently false. Indeed, Monat claims without caveat that Monat Hair Care Products are “suitable for all skin and hair types.” Products will have substantial health benefits, including the cessation of hair loss and hair regrowth.

Far from the panacea that Monat Haircare Products claim to be, in reality Monat has caused scalp irritation and hair loss for many consumers. And when consumers complain about hair loss or scalp irritation Monat dutifully erases all such comments. Shamefully, hair loss claims are met with unsubstantiated claims of a “detox” period that will cause increased hair loss before the purported benefits of Monat Haircare Products accrue or worse yet, suggestions to spend more money on still more expensive Monat Haircare Products.

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1/29/18: Monat Global Corp. v. Vickie Harrington

Monat is a world-class designer, manufacturer, and distributor of hair care and personal products throughout the United States and Canada. Monat sells its products using a direct sales model, under which it engages a number of independent sales representatives, referred to as “Market Partners,” to market and distribute its products. Monat provides commissions and other financial incentives to its Market Partners for sales they make, and for purchases and sales made by new and additional Market Partners that they recruit.

In approximately September 2017, Harrington executed a contract with Monat to become a Market Partner. On December 26, 2017, Harrington falsely represented on Facebook that Monat’s products cause scalp burns, strip color from hair, and “thin” and break hair. Harrington also represented that Monat products “contain a highly dangerous extract called red clover that is horrible for cancer patients, pregnant, and breast feeding woman.”

In late December 2017, Harrington commented on Facebook to another individual, “if you know anybody using these products, please warn them.” She added that the “hair loss, scalp sores, irritation, burning, etc [sic] that DOES NOT STOP once you stop using these products.”

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Our in-house legal counsel, Matthew J. Daher, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Utah and his law degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Law. Matt has devoted his entire practice to civil litigation, and has spent his career representing the rights of individuals who have been injured by pharmaceuticals, medical devices, medical malpractice, defective products, and motor vehicle accidents. As in-house counsel for Periscope Group, Matt leads our internal legal team and liaises with our external partners.

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