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Africa's Best Herbal Intensive Dual Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer System (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG scientists reviewed the Africa's Best Herbal Intensive Dual Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer System (2016 formulation) product label collected on November 01, 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 Africa's Best Herbal Intensive Dual Conditioning No-Lye Relaxer System (2016 formulation) is 7.

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Data last updated: November 2016

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• 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)

Limited
LYRAL
Appeared as: HYDROXYLISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE

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

Good

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

Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
Appeared as: 5-CHLORO-2-METHYL-4-ISOTHIAZOLIN-3-ONE

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: CI 191140 (YELLOW 5)

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

None
MUSTELA (MINK/ WEASEL OIL)
Appeared as: MUSTELA

• Contamination concerns (ORGANOCHLORINES, PESTICIDES, and PCBS)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
BETULA ALBA (BIRCH) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: BETULA ALBA LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

None
COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Appeared as: COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZYED WHEAT PROTEIN

Limited

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

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

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER

None

Fair
MEL

None

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Limited
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) EXTRACT
Appeared as: COMMIPHORA MYRRHA EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE (WATERCRESS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NASTURTIUM OFFICINALE EXTRACT

Limited

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

Limited
HEDERA HELIX (IVY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HEDRA HELIX EXTRACT

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: URTICA DIOICA EXTRACT

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT

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

Robust

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATE
Appeared as: PROYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANHENOL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Regular Activator: Aqua, Guanidine Carbonate, CI 191140 (Yellow 5), Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzyed Wheat Protein, Tetrasodium EDTA. Crème Relaxer: Aqua, Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Calcium Hydroxide, Paraffinum Liquidum, Propylene Glycol, PEG-75 Lanolin, Polyquaternium-6, Glycine Soja Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, PEG-50 Shea Butter, Ovum, Mel, Silk AMino Acids, Cholesterol, Lactis Proteinum, Tocopherol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Mustela, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil. Neutralizing Shampoo: Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polyquaternium 7, Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate, Parfum, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Limonene, Tetrasodium EDTA, Glycerin, Phenolsulfonphthalein, 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one,2-Methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, Commiphora Myrrha Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Propylene Glycol, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Trigonella FOenum-Graecum Seed Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Hedra Helix Extract, Urtica Dioica Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, ROsmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Sodium Chloride. Deep conditioner: Aqua, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-47, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Polyquaternium-37, Proylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Panhenol, Parfum, Limonene, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydroxylisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one,2-Methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one.

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