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CHI Helmet Head Extra Firm Hairspray (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CHI Helmet Head Extra Firm Hairspray (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 CHI Helmet Head Extra Firm Hairspray (2016 formulation) is 6.

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Data last updated: July 2016

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 MODERATE

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)

Fair
CINNAMONUM CASSIA (CINNAMON) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM CASSIA BARK EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Robust

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

Limited

Limited

Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GERANIUM MACULATUM EXTRACT

Limited
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: YUCCA SCHIDIGERA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES (SEA BUCKTHORN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIPPOPHAE RHAMNOIDES EXTRACT

Limited
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
THYMUS VULGARIS (COMMON THYME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Limited

None

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE LEAF EXTRACT

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited
ARCTIUM LAPPA (BURDOCK) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARCTIUM LAPPA ROOT EXTRACT

Limited
LARREA DIVARICATA
Appeared as: LARREA DIVARICATA EXTRACT

Good

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

Limited
AMYLCINNAMALDEHYDE
Appeared as: AMYL CINNAMAL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

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:

Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panthenol, Water, Propylene Glycol, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Juglans Nigra (Black Walnut) Shell Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Yucca Schidigera Root Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Equisetum Hiemale Extract, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Larrea Divaricata Extract, Fragrance, Limonene, Amyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

Hold can 10-12" away from hair. On damp hair, use spray for direction and lift. On dry hair, mist evenly after styling to secure finish. For thermal styles, spray evenly and use your CHI tool to create a multitude of styles.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Pressurized container. Protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50°C (120°F). Do not pierce or burn, even after use. Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material. Keep away from sources of ignition - no smoking. Avoid spraying in eyes. Keep out of reach of children. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.

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