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Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Shampoo product label collected on July 05, 2019 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 Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Shampoo is 4.

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Data last updated: July 2019

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
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Occupational hazards
  • 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)

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

None

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

Fair
SULISOBENZONE
Appeared as: BENZOPHENONE-4

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GAMMA SULTONE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None
POLYACRYLATE-1
Appeared as: POLYACRYLATE-1 CROSSPOLYMER

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None
ETHYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE METHACRYLATE/ HYDROXYETHYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER
Appeared as: ETHYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE METHACRYLATE/ HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN COPOLYMER

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair

None

Limited

Limited
SPIRULINA MAXIMA (ALGAE)
Appeared as: SPIRULINA MAXIMA (BLUE-GREEN ALGAE) EXTRACT

Limited

Limited

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

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

Good

• 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)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

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, SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, POLYACRYLATE-1 CROSSPOLYMER, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, ETHYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE METHACRYLATE/ HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN COPOLYMER, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM LAURYL SULFOACETATE, COCOGLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, SUCROSE LAURATE, PANTHENOL, NIACIN, HYDROLYZED QUINOA PROTEIN, PHYTANTRIOL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT, SPIRULINA MAXIMA (BLUE-GREEN ALGAE) EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, EQUISETUM ARVENSE (HORSETAIL) EXTRACT, METHYL GLUCETH-10, GLYCERIN, SODIUM PCA, GLYCOL STEARATE, PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, BENZOPHENONE-4, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, FRAGRANCE, BENZYL BENZOATE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.

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