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Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Breakage Strength Restoring Conditioner (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Breakage Strength Restoring Conditioner (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 Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Breakage Strength Restoring Conditioner (2016 formulation) is 4.

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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
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)

Good

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

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

None

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL/SUNFLOWER SEED OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Fair

Limited
PAULLINIA CUPANA (GUARANA) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAULLINIA CUPANA SEED EXTRACT

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

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:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Dipalmitoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Glycerin, Parfum/Fragrance, Cetyl Esters, Cetrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Hexadimethrine Chloride, Panthenol, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Chlorhexidine, Dihydrochloride, Paullinia Cupana Seed Extract, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol

Directions from packaging:

After shampooing with Tension Release Hair Wash, apply a generous amount from roots to ends. Comb through. Leave on for 5-15 minutes. For a deep conditioning cover hair with a plastic cap and sit under a hooded dryer for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and gently dry with a tee shirt, terry cloth towel, paper towel, or air dry. Follow with Root to Tip Mender and Super Softening Hair Butter.

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