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CHI 44 Style & Stay Firm Hold Thermal Protecting Spray (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CHI 44 Style & Stay Firm Hold Thermal Protecting Spray (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 02, 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 CHI 44 Style & Stay Firm Hold Thermal Protecting Spray (2016 formulation) is 9.

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Data last updated: July 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is 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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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 (VITAMIN A)

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

Fair

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 1
Appeared as: ALCOHOL DENAT.

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Fair
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

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

Good

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

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

Good

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A
Appeared as: HYDROFLUOROBARBON 152A

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

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

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

Limited

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair

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

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:

Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorobarbon 152A, Aminomethyl Propanol, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Simmondsia chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive), Hydrolyzed Silk, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), PEG-12 Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panthenol, Silica, Alumina, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Apply a light mist to 90% dry or completely dry hair in desired sections prior to thermal styling for shine, hold and protection.

Warnings from packaging:

Flammable. Contents under pressure. Contents may catch fire. Container may explode if heated. Do not smoke, do not puncture, do not burn. Use only as directed. Store below 120°F. Avoid spraying in eyes. Use only in a well ventilated area. Keep away from flames, such as a pilot light, and any object that sparks, such as an electric motor. Store away from heat. Keep out of reach of children. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling contents may be harmful or fatal.

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