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Head & Shoulders

Made by:
Procter & Gamble
Health Concerns of Ingredients:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredients Used by Head & Shoulders

Ingredient Products Concerns Score
PROPYLPARABEN5 productsDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FRAGRANCE49 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
SELENIUM SULFIDE1 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)1 productsCancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BASIC VIOLET 31 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE43 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
BENZYL ALCOHOL32 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE43 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)1 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
COCAMIDE MEA25 productsContamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: None
D&C ORANGE 43 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL1 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE16 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
METHYLPARABEN5 productsBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOL5 productsAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG-2M2 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PEG-7M1 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
POLYSORBATE-602 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ZINC CARBONATE39 productsEcotoxicology, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURETH SULFATE15 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
QUATERNIUM-182 productsEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE9 productsCancer, Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
D&C RED 339 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C YELLOW 515 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONE49 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C RED 46 productsUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE39 productsContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL2 productsEcotoxicology, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents, OXAZOLIDINE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATE39 productsData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
ZINC PYRITHIONE43 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
FD&C BLUE 11 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT1 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE39 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CITRIC ACID8 productsUse restrictions
Data: Fair
MENTHOL3 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
STEARAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE8 productsEcotoxicology
Data: None
CETEARYL ALCOHOL3 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL32 productsEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE2 productsEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCOL DISTEARATE39 productsMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE32 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
OLEYL ALCOHOL2 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
STEARYL ALCOHOL9 productsEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Limited
AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE1 productsOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA)4 productsData gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) FRUIT EXTRACT2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (TASMANIAN BLUE GUM) LEAF EXTRACT4 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
TRICETYLMONIUM CHLORIDE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
CHONDRUS CRISPUS (CARRAGEENAN) EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM LAUROAMPHODIPROPIONATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACT1 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
BLUE 125 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
GLUTAMIC ACID6 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
MAGNESIUM CARBONATE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM CARBONATE HYDROXIDE37 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
MAGNESIUM SULFATE23 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
AMMONIUM XYLENE-SULFONATE1 productsNone Identified
Data: None
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE2 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE1 productsNone Identified
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-107 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM XYLENE SULFONATE40 productsNone Identified
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL2 productsEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
SEA SALT5 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDE43 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust
WATER49 productsInnocuous
Data: Robust

* Product counts only include current formulations sold by this brand. The brand may have other discontinued formulations that use this ingredient. Clicking on the link "X products" will identify all product formulations by this brand that have used the ingredient.



About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer