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African Pride Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning Anti-Breakage No-Lye Relaxer Regular (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the African Pride Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning Anti-Breakage No-Lye Relaxer Regular (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 African Pride Olive Miracle Deep Conditioning Anti-Breakage No-Lye Relaxer Regular (2016 formulation) is 8.

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Data last updated: November 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)
Appeared as: RETINYL PALMITATE

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM/FRAGRANCE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair
PROPYLPARABEN
Appeared as: PROYLPARABEN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair
FD&C YELLOW 5
Appeared as: CI 19140/YELLOW 5

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

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)

Limited
SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE
Appeared as: SODIUM LAURYL ETHER SULFATE

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED TRITICUM VULGARE PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTIEN

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
TERT-BUTYLHYDROQUINONE
Appeared as: TBHQ

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA

Limited

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED AVENA SATIVA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTER/MANGO BUTTER

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII FRUIT/SHEA BUTTER

• Use restrictions (low)

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

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

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

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

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

None

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

Limited

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL

Fair
ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C)
Appeared as: ASCORBIC ACID

Fair

Fair

Limited

Fair
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXYETHLYCELLULOSE

Limited

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

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

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

Limited

None

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua, Guanidine Carbonate, Petrolatum, Paraffinum Liquidum/Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Glycine Soja Protein/Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Triticum Vulgare Protein/Hydrolyzed Wheat Protien, Hydrolyzed Avena Sativa Protein/Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter/Mango Butter, Polyquaternium 37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Cl 19140/Yellow 5, Parfum/Fragrance, Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Polyquaternium 6, Propylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit/Shea Butter, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Cocoa Butter, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter/Mango Butter, Hydrolyzed Glycine Soja Protein/Hydrolyzed Soybean Protein, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/Jojoba Oil, Tocopherol, Melaleuca Altrenifolia Leaf Oil, PEG 75 Lanolin, Aqua, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Polyquaternium-10, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Oil, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter/Mango Butter, Hydrolyzed Glycine Soja Protien/Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol Ascorbic Acid, Biotin, Linoleic Acid, Persea Gratissima/Avocado Oil, Hydroxyethlycellulose, DMDM Hydantoin, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Phenolsulfonphthalein, Parfum/Fragrance, d-Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Aqua, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/Jojoba Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosemary Extract, Butrospermum Parkii Fruit/Shea Butter, Equisetum Arvense Extract/Horsetail Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil/Tea Tree Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Paraffinum Liquidium/Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Methylparaben, Proylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Cl 19140/Yellow 5, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, TBHQ, Polysorbate 20, Parfum/Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, d-Limonene, Linalool

Warnings from packaging:

Follow all directions carefully on instruction sheet inside kit box to avoid skin and scalp burns, hair loss and eye injury. This product contains alkali. Do not use if scalp is irritated or injured. Do not use on hair tha this been treated with a thioglycolate product (curly permed). Do not use on bleached hair or permanently colored hair that is breaking, splitting or otherwise damaged. Do not use wiht compound henna or metallic hair dyes. If hair has been previously textured or relaxed, apply to new growth only as directed in the instruction sheet directions. If relaxer causes skin or scalp irritation, rinse out immediately and wash the neutralizing shampoo in this kit. If irritation persists or hair loss occurs consult a physician. Keep away from eyes. Can cause blindness. If relaxer gets into eyes, rinse immediately and thoroughly with water and consult a physician. Serious injury can result if relaxer and/or activator is ingested. If ingested contact a physician immediatlely. Hair burns. Always keep hair away from sparks, open flames and excessive heat. Must be applied by an adult. Keep out of reach of children.

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