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John Frieda Root Awakening Purify & Nourish Shampoo For Oily Scalp & Dry Hair (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the John Frieda Root Awakening Purify & Nourish Shampoo For Oily Scalp & Dry Hair (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 John Frieda Root Awakening Purify & Nourish Shampoo For Oily Scalp & Dry Hair (old formulation) is 5.

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Data last updated: July 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF OIL (PEPPERMINT)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12)
Appeared as: LAURETH 23

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None
HYDROXYLAURYL/ HYDROXYMYRISTYL BETAINE
Appeared as: BETAINE (SUGAR BEET)

Limited

None

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (TASMANIAN BLUE GUM) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF EXTRACT

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

None

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Fair

Limited
CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE
Appeared as: CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE (VITAMIN B5)

Limited

Fair

Limited
SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Appeared as: SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE (VITAMIN C)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
PYRIDOXINE HCL
Appeared as: PYRIDOXINE HCI

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Benzyl Alcohol, Betaine (Sugar Beet), Cetearyl Alcohol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract (Peppermint), Cocamide MEA, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Oleate, Propylene Glycol, Menthol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Menthyl Lactate, Disodium EDTA, Glycine, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Laureth 3, Niacinamide, Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Maltodextrin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Oil (Peppermint), PPG 9, Salicylic Acid, Pyridoxine HCI, Maleic Acid, Laureth 23, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Smooth Nourishing Moisture Shampoo through wet hair, lather and massage at the root to stimulate the scalp. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. Follow with Nourishing Moisture Conditioner and Health Boosting™ Detangling Spray for dramatically healthier-looking, more manageable hair.

Warnings from packaging:

For external use only. Avoid eye contact. If eye contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with water.

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