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Mega Growth, Regular Strength Advanced Strengthening & Protection Anti Damage No Lye Relaxer

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG scientists reviewed the Mega Growth, Regular Strength Advanced Strengthening & Protection Anti Damage No Lye Relaxer product label collected on March 12, 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 Mega Growth, Regular Strength Advanced Strengthening & Protection Anti Damage No Lye Relaxer is 8.

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Data last updated: March 2021

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
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM/FRAGRANCE.

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

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM/ FRAGRANCE

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

Fair
FRAGRANCE
Appeared as: PARFUM/FRAGRANCE

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

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

• 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))

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL/TEA TREE OIL

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

Good

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Limited

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Fair

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

Limited

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

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)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• 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
FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (CI 15985)
Appeared as: CI 15985/YELLOW 6

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (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)

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

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

Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED TRITICUM VULGARE PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN

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

Limited

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

Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED TRITICUM VULGARE PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN

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

Limited

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

Limited
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED TRITICUM VULGARE PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER

Limited

Limited

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL

• 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
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTER/MANGO BUTTER

Limited

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited
HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED AVENA SATIVA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER

Limited

Good
MINERAL OIL
Appeared as: PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER/COCOA BUTTER

Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: MANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTER/MANGO BUTTER

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED SOYBEAN PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA OIL/OLIVE OIL

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL/VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA OIL/OLIVE OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

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

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

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

Limited

Fair

Fair
MONOSODIUM GLUTAMATE
Appeared as: SODIUM GLUTAMATE

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA/WATER

Limited

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLEA EUROPAEA OIL/OLIVE OIL

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

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

Limited
HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA (SOY) PROTEIN
Appeared as: HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

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

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL

Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT

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

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

None

Fair
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

None

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

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

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

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

REGULAR INGREDIENTS: CREME ACTIVATOR: AQUA/WATER, GUANIDINE CARBONATE, PETROLATUM, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL, CETEARETH-20, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, MANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTER/MANGO BUTTER, HYDROLYZED SILK, HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED TRITICUM VULGARE PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED AVENA SATIVA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN, CI 19140/YELLOW 5, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE. CREME RELAXER: AQUA/WATER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARETH-20, PETROLATUM, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/MINERAL OIL, CALCIUM HYDROXIDE, POLYQUATERNIUM-6, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII/SHEA BUTTER, THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER/COCOA BUTTER, MANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTER/MANGO BUTTER, HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED SOYBEAN PROTEIN, GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA OIL/OLIVE OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL/JOJOBA OIL, TOCOPHEROL/VITAMIN E, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA LEAF OIL/TEA TREE OIL, PEG 75 LANOLIN. DAMAGEFREE NEUTRALIZING SHAMPOO GEL: AQUA/WATER, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, COCAMIDE MEA, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, OLEA EUROPAEA OIL/OLIVE OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII/SHEA BUTTER, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL/AVOCADO OIL, HYDROLYZED TRITICUM VULGARE PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL/ARGAN OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOLSULFONPHTHALEIN, GLUTAMIC ACID, SODIUM GLUTAMATE, PARFUM/ FRAGRANCE, BENZYL BENZOATE, CITRAL, D-LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LILIAL, LINALOOL. BREAKFREE DAILY LEAVE-IN STRENGTHENER: AQUA/WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, OLEA EUROPAEA OIL/OLIVE OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII /SHEA BUTTER, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL/AVOCADO OIL, HYDROLYZED TRITICUM VULGARE PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN/HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL/ARGAN OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL, GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL, GLYCERIN, TRIMETHYLSILYLAMODIMETHICONE, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARALKONIUM CHLORIDE, ACRYLAMIDOPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CI 17200/RED 33, CI 15985/YELLOW 6, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, BENZYL BENZOATE, CITRAL, D-LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LILIAL, LINALOOL.

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