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Whamisa Organic Seeds Hair Treatment

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Hair Treatment/Serum

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Whamisa

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2016

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACORUS CALAMUS (SWEET FLAG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACORUS CALAMUS ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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ALOE MACULATA LEAF EXTRACT
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) OIL
Appeared as: ANIBA ROSAEODORA (ROSEWOOD) WOOD OIL
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CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ANISALDEHYDE
Appeared as: P-METHOXYBENZALDEHYDE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, abrasive
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BETA-IONONE
Appeared as: BETA-LONONE
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
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CAMELLIA JAPONICA SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
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CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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CETEARYL OLIVATE
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, hair conditioning
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CETYL ALCOHOL
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, fragrance ingredient, opacifying agent, surfactant - emulsifying agent;surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, foam boosting, masking, opacifying, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GAMMA-UNDECALACTONE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, bulking, emollient, hair conditioning, moisturising, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HEXYL ACETATE
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
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HORDEUM VULGARE SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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JASMINUM GRANDIFLORUM (JASMINE) OIL
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LACTOBACILLUS FERMENT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/RICE FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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LACTOBACILLUS/ SOYBEAN FERMENT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
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PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA (MOUTAN) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
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PHASEOLUS RADIATUS SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/PHASEOLUS RADIATUS SEED FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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SACCHAROMYCES/ BARLEY SEED FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant
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SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, astringent, humectant, soothing
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SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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SORBITAN OLIVATE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - emulsifying agent, emulsifying
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VANILLIN
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking
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XANTHAN GUM
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredients from packaging:

*Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract, **Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, *Argania Spinosa(Argan) Kernel Oil, *Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, **Cetyl Alcohol, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, **Cetearyl Olivate, **Sorbitan Olivate, *Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment Filtrate, *Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, *Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, *Lactobacillus/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Ferment Filtrate, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Xanthan Gum, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Oil, p-Methoxybenzaldehyde, gamma-Undecalactone, beta-lonone, Hexyl acetate, Vanillin.

Directions from packaging:

[How to use] Massage into wet hair focussing on damaged areas. Leave in for 5 minutes. Rinse out.

Warnings from packaging:

[Precautions] Stop use if product causes irritation. If symptoms continue, seek medical advice. Do not use on wounds. Keep out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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Unknown

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