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ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Abundant Volume Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Abundant Volume Shampoo product label collected on July 22, 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 ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Abundant Volume Shampoo is 5.

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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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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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)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

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

None

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

None

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

Fair

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

None

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

None

None

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

None

None

None

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

None

Limited

Fair

None

None

Limited
BAMBUSA VULGARIS (BAMBOO) EXTRACT
Appeared as: BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT

Fair

None

Limited

Limited

None

None

None

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

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, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl 2-Sulfolaurate, Disodium 2-Sulfolaurate, Lauramide MEA, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, PEG-150 Distearate, Silicone Quaternium-8, Cetrimonium Chloride, Rice Amino Acids, Phospholipids, Panthenol, Panthenyl Hydroxypropyl Steardimonium Chloride, Bambusa Vulgaris Water, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Polyquaternium-55, Superoxide Dismutase, Polysilicone-15, Hydrolyzed Cottonseed Protein, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Amodimethicone, Butyloctanol, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-10, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Silicone Quaternium-16, Undeceth-11, Aminomethyl Propanol, Undeceth-5, Disodium EDTA, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance, Linalool, Limonene

Directions from packaging:

Suggested Usage: -Massage throughout wet hair & scalp. Rinse thoroughly. -Follow with Bamboo Abundant Volume Conditioner and 48-Hour Sustainable Volume Spray (sold separately) for optimal results. Precautions: -For external use only. Avoid eye contact.

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