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Rusk W8Less Hairspray, Strong Hold

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Rusk W8Less Hairspray, Strong Hold 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 Rusk W8Less Hairspray, Strong Hold is 6.

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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_MODERATE

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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited
SD ALCOHOL 40B
Appeared as: SD ALCOHOL 40-B (ALCOHOL DENAT.)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Limited

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

None

Limited

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Good

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

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

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

SD ALCOHOL 40-B (ALCOHOL DENAT.), HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A, WATER, OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ACRYLATES/BUTYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, FRAGRANCE, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, PANTHENOL, DIMETHYL STEARAMINE, DIMETHICONE PEG-8 MEADOWFOAMATE, PPG-12 DIMETHICONE, CITRAL, CITRONELLOL, COUMARIN, LIMONENE, GERANIOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LINALOOL.

Directions from packaging:

To thermal style: Mist on wet hair; use a brush or your fingers with the heat of a blow-dryer to infuse the hair with texture and body. To finish: Mist evenly after styling. This 55% VOC formula meets all state and national requirements.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid fire, flame, sparks, heat or smoking during application until hair is fully dry. Avoid spraying in or near eyes. Contents under pressure. Container may explode if heated. Do not place in hot water or near radiators, stoves or other sources of heat. Do not puncture or incinerate container. Do not store at temperatures above 120°F (50°C). Keep out of reach of children. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents can be harmful or fatal. use only in well-ventilated places.

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