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Shaz & Kiks Back To Your Roots Scalp+ Hair Prewash For Dry, Frizzy, & Curly Hair

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Shaz & Kiks Back To Your Roots Scalp+ Hair Prewash For Dry, Frizzy, & Curly Hair product label collected on April 30, 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 Shaz & Kiks Back To Your Roots Scalp+ Hair Prewash For Dry, Frizzy, & Curly Hair is 4.

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Data last updated: April 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

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

Good

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

Limited

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

None
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT POWDER

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

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

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

Fair

None

Limited

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Fair

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Limited
PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (INDIAN GOOSEBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA (AMLA) FRUIT EXTRACT

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) OIL
Appeared as: SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL

Limited
TRIGONELLA FOENUM-GRAECUM SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: TRIGONELLA FOENUM GRAECUM (FENUGREEK) SEED POWDER

None

None

Limited

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

Limited
GARCINIA INDICA SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: GARCINIA INDICA (KOKUM) SEED BUTTER

Limited
ACACIA CONCINNA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACACIA CONCINNA (SHIKAKAI) FRUIT EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ECLIPTA PROSTRATA (FALSE DAISY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ECLIPTA PROSTRATA (BHINGARAJ) EXTRACT

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: OCIMUM SANCTUM (TULSI) LEAF EXTRACT

Limited
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: *ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT EXTRACT

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

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

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

None
TAMARINDUS INDICA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: TAMARINDUS INDICA (TAMARIND) FRUIT EXTRACT

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Glycerin, Acacia Concinna (Shikakai) Fruit Powder, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Propanediol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Powder, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Powder, Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract, *Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Trigonella Foenum Graecum (Fenugreek) Seed Powder, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Gluconolactone, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Seed Butter, Acacia Concinna (Shikakai) Fruit Extract, Eclipta Prostrata (Bhingaraj) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi) Leaf Extract, *Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calcium Gluconate, *Carya Ovata (Shagbark Hickory) Bark Extract, Dextrin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Limonene, Panthenol, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol

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