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Doo Gro Medicated Hair Vitalizer, Mega Thick Anti-Thinning Formula (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Doo Gro Medicated Hair Vitalizer, Mega Thick Anti-Thinning Formula (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 2016 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 Doo Gro Medicated Hair Vitalizer, Mega Thick Anti-Thinning Formula (2016 formulation) is 5.

Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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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)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good
RETINAL
Appeared as: RETINAL (VITAMIN A)

• Cancer (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
VITAMIN D2
Appeared as: ERGOCALCIFEROL (VITAMIN D2) (VITAMIN D)

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: BEESWAX (APIS MELLIFERA)

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL PROTEIN
Appeared as: OAT PROTEIN

None
DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL EICOSANATE
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL ELCOSANATE

Fair
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: OAT EXTRACT

Limited
LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL
Appeared as: MEADOWFOAM SEED OIL

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII) EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (NATURAL VITAMIN E) (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
PRUNUS SEROTINA (WILD CHERRY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: WILD CHERRY (PRUNUS SEROTINA) BARK EXTRACT

Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: GOLDENSEAL ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HENNA EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Limited
HUMULUS LUPULUS (HOPS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HOPS EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE
Appeared as: HORSETAIL EXTRACT

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILA RECUITA (MATRICARIA) EXTRACT

None

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)

Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: SAFFLOWER (CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS) OIL

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL
Appeared as: CORN OIL

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Oat Protein, Dimethicone Copolyol Elcosanate, Oat Extract, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii) Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E) (Vitamin E), Retinal (Vitamin A), Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2) (Vitamin D), Calendula (Calendula Officinalis) Flower Extract, Wild Cherry (Prunus Serotina) Bark Extract, Goldenseal Root Extract, Henna Extract, Hops Extract, Horsetail Extract, Chamomila Recuita (Matricaria) Extract, Soap Bark Extract, Lanolin, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Oil, Corn Oil, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum)

Directions from packaging:

Use daily or as often as needed. Gently massage into hair and scalp. Do not rinse out. Style as usual.

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