EWG scientists reviewed Hair Shadz (by MoniMay) (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 Hair Shadz (by MoniMay) (2009 formulation) is 3.
|ZINC OXIDE (sunscreen grade > 100nm)|
MICRONIZED ZINC OXIDE
|Enhanced skin absorption, Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|Ecotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Persistence and bioaccumulation|
BLACK IRON OXIDE
|Enhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|SILICA, AMORPHOUS||Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Persistence and bioaccumulation|
|CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL||Use restrictions|
|ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) GERM POWDER||Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions|
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
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