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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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L'Oréal Studio Line Head Lock Mega Hard Hold Hair Gel, Extreme Hold, Curl & Frizz Control (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed L'Oréal Studio Line Head Lock Mega Hard Hold Hair Gel, Extreme Hold, Curl & Frizz Control (2009 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for L'Oréal Studio Line Head Lock Mega Hard Hold Hair Gel, Extreme Hold, Curl & Frizz Control (2009 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-25Enhanced skin absorption, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Use restrictions
Data: None
DMDM HYDANTOIN (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
SD ALCOHOL 1
ALCOHOL DENAT.
Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PEG/ PPG-22/ 24 DIMETHICONEContamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: None
SULISOBENZONE
BENZOPHENONE 4
Enhanced skin absorption, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PVPOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
VP/ DIMETHYLAMINOETHYLMETHACRYLATE COPOLYMERUse restrictions
Data: None
CALCIUM PANTOTHENATENone Identified
Data: Limited
PYRIDOXINE HCLNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair
HYDROXYPROPYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Limited
NIACINAMIDE
NIACINAMDE
None Identified
Data: Fair
PENTASODIUM PENTETATEData gaps
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-11None Identified
Data: None
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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