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African Pride Olive Miracle Hair Growth Oil (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the African Pride Olive Miracle Hair Growth Oil (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 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 Hair Growth Oil (2016 formulation) is 4.

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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

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

Fair

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

Fair
D&C YELLOW 11
Appeared as: CL 47000 (D&C YELLOW 11)

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

Fair
SOLVENT GREEN 3
Appeared as: CL 61565 (D&C GREEN #6)

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited
TERT-BUTYLHYDROQUINONE
Appeared as: TBHQ

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

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

Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
Appeared as: TRITICUM VULGARE GERM OIL (WHEAT)

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

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

Fair

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: PERSIA GRATISSIMA OIL (AVOCADO)

Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: LINUM USITASSIMUM SEED OIL (FLAX)

None
EQUISETUM HIEMALE EXTRACT
Appeared as: EQUISETUM HIERNALE EXTRACT (HORSETAIL)

None

Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) PROTEIN
Appeared as: TRITICUM VULGARE PROTEIN (WHEAT)

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Limited
C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
Appeared as: C12-C14 ALKYL BENZOATE

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Wheat), Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis Oil (Jojoba), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed) Oil, Persia Gratissima Oil (Avocado), Linum Usitassimum Seed Oil (Flax), Equisetum Hiernale Extract (Horsetail), Silk Amino Acids, Triticum Vulgare Protein (Wheat), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cl 47000 (D&C Yellow 11), Cl 61565 (D&C Green #6), TBHQ, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Lanolin Oil, C12-C14 Alkyl Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

Apply to hair, scalp and skin as needed. As a hot oil treatment, heat oil to a luke-warm temperature (Do not overheat or boil) and apply to scalp and hair. Cover hair with plastic cap, leave in 5-10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly, proceed to style as usual. Use regularly for body, bath, feet and nails.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of reach of children. Hair burns. Always keep hair away from sparks, open flames and excessive heat.

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