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Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Heatless Curl Stretch Gel

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Heatless Curl Stretch Gel product label collected on August 20, 2018 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 Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Heatless Curl Stretch Gel is 3.

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Data last updated: August 2018

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Miscellaneous
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE (ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND)

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Fair

Fair
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL
Appeared as: UNUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED OIL

Limited

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER^ (SHEA)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

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

Limited
THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM (THEOBROMA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA GRANDIFLORUM SEED (CUPUAçU) BUTTER

None
PASSIFLORA INCARNATA SEED OIL
Appeared as: PASSIFLORA INCARNATA SEED (PASSION FLOWER) OIL

Limited
PISTACIA VERA (PISTACHIO NUT) SEED OIL
Appeared as: PISTACIA VERA (PISTACHIO) SEED OIL

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

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:

Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Glycerin (Vegetable), Glyceryl Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Unum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter *^, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed (Cupuacu) Butter, Passiflora Incarnata Seed (Passion Flower) Oil, Pistacia Vera (Pistachio) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Phytate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Menth Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Algae Extract

Directions from packaging:

Apply to clean, conditioned damp hair in sections. Distribute evenly from roots to ends and start lengthening using your preferred heatless stretching technique. Air dry. Undo hair, separate and fluff into desired style. Can also be used to slick back hair into ponytails or smooth flyaway hairs.

Warnings from packaging:

If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

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