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Kenra Professionals Thickening Shampoo

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Kenra Professionals Thickening Shampoo 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 Kenra Professionals Thickening Shampoo is 6.

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Data last updated: January 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is HIGH

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

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Biochemical or cellular level changes (high)

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)

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)

Limited

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

Limited

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

Limited

• 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)

Limited

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

Limited

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER/EAU

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) LEAF JUICE

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited

None

None
LAURDIMONIUM HYDROXPROPYL HYDROLYZED HUMAN HAIR KERATIN
Appeared as: LAURDIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED KERATIN

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

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

None

Limited

Limited

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

Fair

Limited

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

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

None
NYMPHAEA COERULEA FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: NYMPHAEA CEARULEA FLOWER EXTRACT

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Glycol Distearate, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Fragrance/Parfum, Polyquaternium-55, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone PEG-8 Meadowfoamate, Polyquaternium-72, Polyquaternium-7, Citric Acid, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Sodium Laneth-40 Maleate/Styrene Sulfonate Copolymer, Ethyltrimonium Chloride Methacrylate/Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Copolymer, Hydrogenated Castor Oil/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Pyridoxine HCl, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Peg-16 Macadamia Glycerides, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Nymphaea Cearulea Flower Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Alcohol, Sorbic Acid.

Directions from packaging:

Massage and lather into damp hair. Rinse thoroughly. Follow with Kenra Platinum Thickening Conditioner.

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