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Shea Moisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox & Refresh Hair & Scalp Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shea Moisture African Water Mint & Ginger Detox & Refresh Hair & Scalp Conditioner 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 African Water Mint & Ginger Detox & Refresh Hair & Scalp Conditioner is 4.

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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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None

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

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (VEGETABLE)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
Appeared as: GLYCERYL STEARATE

Limited

Fair

Limited

Limited
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
Appeared as: CAPRIC/CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDES

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
CI 77267
Appeared as: CHARCOAL POWDER

Limited
MENTHA AQUATICA (WATER MINT) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MENTHA AQUATIC EXTRACT

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ZINGIBER OFFICINALIS EXTRACT

None

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

None

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, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*^, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Glycerin (Vegetable), Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Glyceryl Caprylate, Allantoin, Menthol, Panthenol, Charcoal Powder, Mentha Aquatic Extract, Zingiber Officinalis Extract, Zinc PCA, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Undecylenate

Directions from packaging:

Apply to clean wet hair and gently comb through from roots to ends, leave in for 3 minutes. Rinse thoroughly. For best results, cleanse hair first with our Detox & Refresh Hair & Scalp Shampoo.

Warnings from packaging:

If irritation occurs, discontinue use.

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