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Dove Extra Hold Unscented Hairspray (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dove Extra Hold Unscented Hairspray (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 Dove Extra Hold Unscented Hairspray (old formulation) is 6.

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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_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Occupational hazards
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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

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 40B
Appeared as: SD ALCOHOL 40-B (ALCOHOL DENAT)

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited
DIMETHICONE
Appeared as: DIMETHICONE COPOLYOL

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair

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

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (METHACRYLIC ACID, ACRYLIC ACID, and 2-ETHYLHEXYL ACRYLATE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

None
SILK AMINO ACIDS
Appeared as: SILK AMINO ACIDS [ALANINE

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Fair

Limited
BORAGO OFFICINALIS (BORAGE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL [PALMITIC ACID

Fair

Fair

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA: Companies That Do Test on Animals

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, has identified companies that "either test on animals or pay a laboratory to conduct tests on animals."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), SD Alcohol 40-B (Alcohol Denat), Dimethyl Ether, Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, Va/Crotonates/Vinyl Neodecanoate Copolymer, Acrylates/Hydroxyesters Acrylates Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Benzoate, Cyclohexylamine, Dimethicone Copolyol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Fragrance (Parfum), Silk Amino Acids [Alanine, Glycine, Serine, Arginine, Isoleucine, Cystine, Histidine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine], Borago Officinalis Seed Oil [Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Oleic Acid], Glycerin.

Directions from packaging:

Hold can 8-10 inches From hair before spraying. To shape your style, useon slightly damp hair. To finish And hold your style, spray evenly allover hair. If dispenser clogs, rinse in warm water. For best results,begin with dove shampoo And conditioner.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid spraying in eyes. Contents under pressure. Flammable - do notpuncture or incinerate. Avoid fire, flame or smoking during use anduntil hair is thoroughly dry. Do not store at temperatures above 120f.keep out Of reach Of children. Use only as directed: intentionalmisuse by deliberately concentrating And inhaling contents can beharmful or fatal.

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