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Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Hair Masque (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Hair Masque (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 Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Hair Masque (old formulation) is 2.

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 LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

Limited

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DEIONIZED WATER

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

None

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B-5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: AVOCADO OIL

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM ARVENSE EXTRACT

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: SOYBEAN OIL

Limited
DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA SEED OIL (CARROT)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Deionized Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Argan Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Emulsifying Wax, Sea Kelp Extract, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Essential Oil Blend, Avocado Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Hyssopus Officinalis Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf and Equisetum Arvense Extract (Sage), Soybean Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil (Carrot)

Directions from packaging:

For additional nutrients and moisture, extra virgin olive oil may be added to masque. Section clean, wet hair. Apply generously. Use a large tooth comb to distribute evenly from roots to ends. Leave in 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. For deep penetrating treatment, cover hair with a plastic cap and apply moderate heat for up to 30 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. When using a hair steamer do not cover hair, moist heat will add to masque's hydration.

Warnings from packaging:

Products contain natural ingredients which may vary in fragrance, color and consistency. If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

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