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CHI Keratin Flexible Finish Hair Spray (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the CHI Keratin Flexible Finish Hair 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 Keratin Flexible Finish Hair Spray (2016 formulation) is 5.

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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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

Limited
HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A
Appeared as: HYDROFLUORCARBON 152A

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ ACRYLATES/ BUTYLAMINOETHYL/ METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: OCTYLACRYAMIDE/ACRYLATES/BUTYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER

Limited
ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL (ARGAN)

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

Limited

None

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

None

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHLYPROPIONAL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Good

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

Fair

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

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorcarbon 152A, Octylacryamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Argan), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba), Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrolyzed Ceratonia Siliqua Seed Extract, Zea Mays Starch (Corn), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Keratin Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Silk, Aminomethyl Propanol, PPG-12 Dimethicone, Panthenol, Fragrance, Butylphenyl Methlypropional, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool

Directions from packaging:

Hold can 10-12 inches away from hair and spray evenly to maintain style.

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 or 48. 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 be deliberately concentrating and inhaling contents may be harmful or fatal.

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