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Nexxus Frizz Defy Aerosol Hair Spray (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Nexxus Frizz Defy Aerosol Hair Spray (2014 formulation) product label collected on November 11, 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 Nexxus Frizz Defy Aerosol 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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A
Appeared as: HYDROFLUOROBARBON 152A

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL

Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Alcohol Denat, Hydrofluorobarbon 152A, VA/Crotonates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dimethyl Stearamine, Glycerin, Fragrance

Directions from packaging:

Hold can 12-14 inches from hair and spray over finished style.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Do not use product near fire, flame or sparks. Do not smoke until hair is thoroughly dry. Avoid spraying in eyes. Contents under pressure. Do not puncture, incinerate, or crush. Do not expose to head or store at temperatures above 120°F (49C) as can may burst. Do not use if spray button is missing or defective. Keep out of reach of children. Use only as directed. Use only in well ventilated areas. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.

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