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Dark & Lovely Healthy Gloss 5 Shea Moisture No Lye Relaxer

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dark & Lovely Healthy Gloss 5 Shea Moisture No Lye Relaxer product label collected on January 15, 2021 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 Dark & Lovely Healthy Gloss 5 Shea Moisture No Lye Relaxer is 10.

Data last updated: January 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE - PARFUM

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

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE - PARFUM

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

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: FRAGRANCE - PARFUM

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

Fair
LILIAL
Appeared as: BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5 - CI 19140

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: BLUE 1 - CI 42090

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good

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

Fair

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

Good

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (PAHS)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (moderate)

Fair
FD&C RED NO. 4 (CI 14700)
Appeared as: RED 4 - CI 14700

• Cancer (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

None

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair
D&C ORANGE NO. 4 (CI 15510)
Appeared as: ORANGE NO. 4 - CI 15510

• Use restrictions (high)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER - AQUA

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL - PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Good
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Appeared as: TITANIUM DIOXIDE - CI 77891

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER - AQUA

None

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

None

Limited
PHENOLSULFONPHTHALEIN
Appeared as: PHENOLSULFONEPHTHALEIN

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER - AQUA

Limited

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: MINERAL OIL - PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

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

None

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA SEED OIL

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA)
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLIVE FRUIT OIL - OLEA EUROPAEA

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

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: AVOCADO OIL - PERSEA GRATISSIMA

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
D&C RED NO. 33 (CI 17200)
Appeared as: RED 33 - CI 17200

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water - Aqua , Petrolatum , Mineral Oil - Paraffinum Liquidum , Guanidine Carbonate , Cetearyl Alcohol , Behentrimonium Methosulfate , PEG-75 Lanolin , Polyquaternium-6 , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Fragrance - Parfum , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Propylene Glycol , Citronellol , Geraniol , Orange No. 4 - CI 15510 , Succinic Acid , Denatonium Benzoate , Propylene Glycol , Calcium Hydroxide , Silica , Titanium Dioxide - CI 77891 , Water - Aqua , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Polysorbate 20 , Cocamide MEA , Phenoxyethanol , Fragrance - Parfum , Methylparaben , Potassium Sorbate , Polyquaternium-7 , Citric Acid , Sodium PCA , Disodium EDTA , Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Honey , Phenolsulfonephthalein , Water - Aqua , Cetearyl Alcohol , Mineral Oil - Paraffinum Liquidum , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Dicetyldimonium Chloride , Polyquaternium-37 , Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , Propylene Glycol , Phenoxyethanol , Fragrance - Parfum , PPG-1-Trideceth-6 , Tocopheryl Acetate , Methylparaben , Citric Acid , Sodium PCA , Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Honey , Ethylparaben , Butylparaben , Isobutylparaben , Propylparaben , Jojoba Seed Oil , Simmondsia Chinensis , Olive Fruit Oil - Olea Europaea , Shea Butter - Butyrospermum Parkii , Avocado Oil - Persea Gratissima , Panthenol , Yellow 5 - CI 19140 , Red 33 - CI 17200 , Red 4 - CI 14700 , Blue 1 - CI 42090

Warnings from packaging:

Dark and Lovely Moisture Seal No-Lye Relaxer System Contains alkali. Please follow directions carefully to avoid skin and scalp burns, hair loss, hair breakage, and eye injury. Do not use if scalp is irritated or injured. Do not use Dark and Lovely Moisture Seal No-Lye Relaxer System on bleached hair or permanently colored hair that is breaking, splitting or otherwise damaged. If hair has been previously relaxed, apply only to new growth as described in the directions.

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