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Wellnesse Smoothing Shampoo for Wavy, Curly Hair, Coconut & Verbena Leaf

Wellnesse Smoothing Shampoo for Wavy, Curly Hair, Coconut & Verbena Leaf

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Wellnesse

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June 2021

EWG Verified Product

This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACYL COENZYME A DESATURASE
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ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE) LEAF JUICE
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRIC ACID
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) FRUIT EXTRACT
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE
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FUNCTION(S) antistatic agent, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;surfactant - cleansing agent, surfactant - foam booster, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, antistatic, cleansing, foam boosting, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT JUICE
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA WATER (COCONUT)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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COCOS NUCIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) FRUIT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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GLYCERIN
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HYDROLYZED KERATIN
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, nail conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, film forming, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HYDROLYZED QUINOA
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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HYDROXYACETOPHENONE
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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KERATIN AMINO ACIDS
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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LACTOBACILLUS/ SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/TOMATO FRUIT FERMENT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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LAURYL GLUCOSIDE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVENDER DISTILLATE (LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA)
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LEUCONOSTOC/ RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) antidandruff, antimicrobial
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ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
Contamination concerns (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PANTHENOL
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, antistatic, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SODIUM ANISATE
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SODIUM CHLORIDE
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, oral care agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous
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SODIUM CITRATE
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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SODIUM LAURYL GLUCOSE CARBOXYLATE
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, cleansing, emulsifying
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SODIUM LEVULINATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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SODIUM OLEFIN SULFONATE
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SORBITAN OLEATE DECYLGLUCOSIDE CROSSPOLYMER
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URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE) LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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VERBENA OFFICINALIS (VERVAIN) EXTRACT
Appeared as: VERBENA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
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WATER
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Sodium Olefin Sulfonate, Glycerin, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Lauryl Glucoside, Panthenol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Verbena Officinalis Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia) Distillate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Lactobacillus/Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract, Keratin Amino Acids, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Acyl Coenzyme A Desaturase, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Levulinate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Anisate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate

Directions from packaging:

: Massage into roots and rinse through ends. Follow with Wellnesse Enriching Conditioner for Wavy, Curly Hair.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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Product's animal testing policies

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The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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