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Taliah Waajid Tight Hold for Natural Hair (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Taliah Waajid Tight Hold for Natural Hair (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 Taliah Waajid Tight Hold for Natural Hair (2016 formulation) is 3.

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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
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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: FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

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

Good

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

None
STYRENE/ ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Appeared as: STYRENE/ACRYLATE COPOLYMER

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

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM (BITTER ORANGE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: NETTLE EXTRACT (CITRUS AURANTIUM)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Fair

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

None
VP/ DMAPA ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
Appeared as: VP/DMAPA COPOLYMER

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: YARROW ROOTS EXTRACT (ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM)

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

Limited

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water (Aqua), Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Soy Bean Oil (Glycine Soja), VP/DMAPA and Acrylates Copolymer Styrene/Acrylate Copolymer, Yarrow Roots Extract (Achillea Millefolium), Rosemary Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Nettle Extract (Citrus Aurantium), Caprylyl Glycol Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).

Directions from packaging:

For locks: Apply Tight Holdâ„¢ to clean, unlocked hair near your scalp. Use fingertips, the palm or comb rolling technique to twist new growth clockwise. Use a clip to hold the section in place. Continue until complete. Sit under dryer until hair is dry. Use the Strengthener on your scalp. For defining curl pattern of natural hair: Apply Tight Holdâ„¢ to the hair and use fingers to help shape and define curl pattern. Tight Holdâ„¢ will not flake or harden when dry. It leaves the hair soft and manageable without a sticky, gummy feel. Styling gel: Use on wet, damp or dry natural hair to define your curl pattern and to control frizz. Use Tight Holdâ„¢ on transitioning and chemically processed hair to slick hair back or up to style.

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