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Samy Fat Hair 0 Calories Amplifying Hair Spray (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Samy Fat Hair 0 Calories Amplifying Hair Spray (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 12, 2014 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 Samy Fat Hair 0 Calories Amplifying Hair Spray (2014 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: November 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)
• Contamination concerns (BRUCINE, T-BUTYL ALCOHOL, BRUCINE SULFATE, and QUASSIN)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE 4

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
AMP ISOSTEAROYL HYDROLYZED ANIMAL PROTEIN
Appeared as: AMP ISOSTEAROYL HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ ACRYLATES/ BUTYLAMINOETHYL/ METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ACRYLATES/BUTYLAMINOMETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER

Robust

None

Limited

Fair

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

SD Alcohol 40, Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminomethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Water (Aqua), Quaternium 52, AMP Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Phenyltrimethicone, PEG 12 Dimethicone, Triethyl Citrate, Lauramide DEA, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate (Tetracaprate), Amino Methyl Propanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Benzophenone 4, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexylcinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol

Directions from packaging:

Shake well before using. Hold can upright 10-12 inches from hair and spray in short bursts. To build extra volume and body, spray between layers at the roots. For maximum fullness and volume, use in conjunction with other products.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Contents under pressure. Avoid spraying in eyes. Do not use near heat, fire, open flame or while smoking. Do not puncture or incinerate. Do not store at temperatures above 120 degrees F or 50 degrees C. Keep out of reach of children. Use as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.

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