A Portland Oregon woman, Jennifer Fahey, is suing both Walmart and the maker of “Equate Everyday Clean Dandruff Shampoo” for $10,000 after she claims that the shampoo ruined her super long hair which she had been cultivating since childhood. I’m not sure what the least surprising element to this story is: That a woman with butt-length hair A) needed dandruff shampoo or that B) she regularly shops at Walmart.
Fahey’s attorney, William Ball, claimed that the shampoo made his client’s hair extremely tangled, stating that “she was not able to remove the knots and as a result she had to cut a large portion of her hair from the top and back of her head.”
Ball said Fahey had to lop off a few feet of the length, leaving her with about four inches of hair. A stylist tried to fashion Fahey’s hair into a flattering cut. But Ball said his 30-year-old client is someone who identifies with long hair, and the loss was devastating.
Fahey’s is seeking the $10,000 for her “past, present and future physical and emotional pain and suffering, anxiety, humiliation and embarrassment, expenses for replacement hair, along with diminished and lost wages,” according to her suit. The suit also seeks the cash award for her “loss of life’s pleasures and activities.”
I don’t know why she would be seeking “diminished and lost wages” because of a haircut unless she takes her clothes off for a living, which I guess would be a surprising enough element to throw a “C)” up there in the first paragraph. Otherwise, if Fahey just had the same haircut since childhood for no good reason and was forced to do something about it because of Walmart? I’d say Walmart just did this lady a solid.