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Data last updated:
November 2016

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Africa's Best Herbal Intensive Dual Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer System

EWG scientists reviewed Africa's Best Herbal Intensive Dual Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer System 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 Africa's Best Herbal Intensive Dual Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer System is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCE
PARFUM
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Miscellaneous, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
LYRAL
HYDROXYLISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE
2-METHYL-4-ISOTHIAZOLIN-3-ONE
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Neurotoxicity, Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
5-CHLORO-2-METHYL-4-ISOTHIAZOLIN-3-ONE
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology, Cancer
Data: Limited
LIMONENEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Good
PETROLATUMOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (PAHS)
Data: Fair
CALCIUM HYDROXIDEUse restrictions, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEUse restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
MUSTELAContamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PESTICIDES, PCBS)
Data: None
PEG-50 SHEA BUTTEROrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-75 LANOLINOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: None
PEG-12 DIMETHICONEOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
MINERAL OIL
PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Good
FD&C YELLOW 5
CI 191140 (YELLOW 5)
Persistence and bioaccumulation, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CETEARETH-20Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE, ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE)
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-7Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE/ CAPRATEEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions, Data gaps, Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-6Persistence and bioaccumulation, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT
Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) LEAF EXTRACT
BETULA ALBA LEAF EXTRACT
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Good
COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZYED WHEAT PROTEIN
None Identified
Data: None
OVUMNone Identified
Data: None
MELNone Identified
Data: Fair
SILK AMINO ACIDSNone Identified
Data: None
LACTIS PROTEINUMNone Identified
Data: None
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) EXTRACT
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA EXTRACT
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM SEED EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) EXTRACT
ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
HEDERA HELIX (IVY) EXTRACT
HEDRA HELIX EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
URTICA DIOICA EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
SALVIA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GUANIDINE CARBONATENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
GLYCINE SOJA OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
PHENOLSULFONPHTHALEINNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
HYDROLYZED COLLAGENOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
PANTHENOL
PANHENOL
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE
PROYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE
Enhanced skin absorption, Ecotoxicology, Data gaps
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CHOLESTEROLPersistence and bioaccumulation
Data: Fair
POLYQUATERNIUM-47Use restrictions
Data: None
PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6Use restrictions
Data: None
POLYQUATERNIUM-37Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions, Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
WATER
AQUA
Innocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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