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Melanin Haircare Multi-Use Softening Leave In Conditioner

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Melanin Haircare Multi-Use Softening Leave In Conditioner product label collected on October 02, 2020 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 Melanin Haircare Multi-Use Softening Leave In Conditioner is 2.

Data last updated: October 2020

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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE
Appeared as: BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE (NON-SULFATE DERIVED FROM RAPESEED) OIL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

None

None

Limited

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (PRO VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

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

Limited

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

None

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

Limited

None
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL

Limited
OCTANOHYDROXAMIC ACID
Appeared as: CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID

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 (Aqua), Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/ Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Non-Sulfate Derived From Rapeseed Oil), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel (Argan) Oil, Wheat Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Brassica Rapa (Turnip) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Adansonia Digitata (Baobab) Seed Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid

Directions from packaging:

As a conditioner, apply to wet hair then rinse away. As a leave-in, apply to wet hair and proceed with styling product. As a detangler apply to wet or dry hair and work through to gently remove knots and shed hair. As a daily moisturizer, apply to hair and proceed with favorite oil blend to lock in the moisture.

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