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Sexy Hair Concepts Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse, 2 pk (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Sexy Hair Concepts Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse, 2 pk (2016 formulation) product label collected on July 04, 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 Sexy Hair Concepts Big Sexy Hair Root Pump Plus Humidity Resistant Volumizing Spray Mousse, 2 pk (2016 formulation) is 6.

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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

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • 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
  • Endocrine disruption
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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

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

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHLYPROPRIONAL

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE)

Good
LIMONENE
Appeared as: D LIMONENE

• 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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE 4

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Robust

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

Fair
POLYVINYLPOLYPYRROLIDONE
Appeared as: PVP

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None

Fair

Limited

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Hydrofluorocarbon 152a, VP/VA Copolymer, Dimethyl Ether, Isopentane, PVP, PEG 12, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 80, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Oleth 20, Butylether Hydroxypropyl Sultaine, PPG 5 Ceteth 20, Carbomer, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methlyproprional, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Hexylcinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxy Methylpentyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, D Limonene, Linalool, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzophenone 4, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine

Directions from packaging:

Spray into damp hair at the root and mid-shaft or wherever lift is desired. Begin blow-drying hair away from the scalp, using a vent brush and/or fingers. Finish with any Big Sexy Hair hairspray.

Warnings from packaging:

Pressurized container. Do not puncture or incinerate even after use. Protect from sunlight and store at temperatures below 120°F (48°C). Do not use near fire, heat or while smoking. Do not spray on a naked flame or any incandescent material. Keep away from sources of ignition such as pilot light or any object that sparks. Avoid spraying in eyes. Use only as directed. Keep out of reach of children. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal.

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