Lawsuit Investigation: Does Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Moisturizer Cause Hair Loss?

Last Updated on February 7, 2023

Important Information

Attorneys working with are no longer investigating this matter. The information here is for reference only. A list of open investigations and lawsuits can be viewed here.

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Case Update

February 7, 2023 - Investigation Closed, Lawsuit Filed

At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Anyone who experienced hair loss or scalp irritation after using Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Hair and Body Moisturizer.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with are investigating whether a preservative in the product, known as DMDM hydantoin, is causing users to suffer hair loss and other side effects. If so, they may be able to file a class action lawsuit on behalf of people who purchased the product.
What Is DMDM Hydantoin?
DMDM hydantoin is a preservative that is known to leach formaldehyde, a well-known human carcinogen, when it comes in contact with water.
How a Lawsuit Could Help
A class action lawsuit, if filed and successful, could force the manufacturer to recall or relabel the product, as well as provide customers a chance to get their money back.