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Paul Mitchell Hair Conditioner
Review: Rating 1.1/10

Rated A Highly Toxic Hair Care Product in
the Conditioner Category in the 2006
Natural Hair Care Product Review



Cancer Proven
Cancer
Link
Reproductive Toxins
Safety Violation
Penetration Agent
Untested Chemicals
Harmful
Toxins
Animal Tested
Fragrance/
Allergen
Propylene Glycol
Parabens
Disodium
EDTA



Introduction

Paul Mitchell Hair Conditioner is a highly toxic hair care product. This product's official name is Paul Mitchell The Rinse Instant Moisture Balancing Conditioner. The parent company John Paul Mitchell Systems had sales of 800 million dollars in 2004.


Positives?

In a word, none. The Paul Mitchell Balancing Conditioner does not meet any natural ingredient parameter. In fact, if you were to inject this chemical cocktail into someone's bloodstream you would be locked up.

I do not say this lightly, as there are penetration agents - SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL - in this product that enables it to pass into your bloodstream unhindered.


Negatives


The Paul Mitchell Balancing Conditioner is quite literally a chemical soup with many of the ingredients never even tested for safety according to the C.I.R. - Cosmetic Ingredient Review.


Animal Testing?

The chemicals that are certified by the C.I.R have been tested on animals. This is contrary to claims made on the company website, where they say they "philosophically oppose" animal testing.

They may not test animals directly in their labs, however many of these chemicals have been previously tested on animals. This is the only way the CIR can determine human safety parameters.Yet another company that lies through its teeth
and gets away with it.


Cancer Causing Agents

The only area that Paul Mitchell Hair Conditioner excels is in the toxic parameters. It meets 9 of 12 toxic parameters, including the most serious ones. This product contains a known human carcinogen - TRIETHANOLAMINE. This chemical is a direct cancer causing agent.


Cancer Linkage


This product contains these highly toxic ingredients, PEG-STEARATES, PEG-8 DISTEARATE, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA which has been linked to cancer in animal tests.


Breast Cancer Risk

This product contains one ingredient - METHYLPARABEN and POLYPARABEN - linked to breast cancer in women. This study was reported by the BBC Sunday 11 January 2004. Methylparaben
is also a Xenoestrogen, mimicking the sex hormone estrogen.


Penetration Enhancers


Also present are penetration enhancers: PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRATE These agents work to infiltrate the skin membrane - i.e. penetration enhancer - and in doing so may increase exposures to carcinogens.


Untested Chemicals


Paul Mitchell The Rinse Instant Moisture Balancing Conditioner contains chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are: GLUTAMIC ACID, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, DIMETHICONE BISAMINO HYDROXYPROPYL COPOLYOL, CYSTEINE, TYROSINE, COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, LEUCINE, PLANTAGO MAJOR (PLANTAIN), DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATE, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY), GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, POLYQUATERNIUM-37.


Fragrance

Of concern to sensitive people is the presence of - the vaguely termed - FRAGRANCE. This is an unspecified mixture of chemicals commonly used throughout the industry that have been linked to immune and nervous system toxicity.


Recommendation


My advice is this, Don't Believe The Hype or the slick marketing by Paul Mitchell . Stay away from Paul Mitchell The Rinse Instant Moisture Balancing Conditioner. If you use it now I strongly urge you to throw it in the trash.

Don't fill the coffers of a mega corp that KNOWINGLY uses toxic ingredients in their so called skin care products. Vote with your wallet and maybe Unilever in time will learn not to put their customer's health at risk.


Certified Organic Hair Conditioner?

If you are someone who likes the peace of mind that your natural hair care products are certified organic I would refer you to the top rating organic hair conditioner.


Voice Your Opinion!

If you have an opinion or experience with Paul Mitchell Hair Conditioner please click on the feedback link. I will include your comments in the NSA Insider Forum.



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In Detail

Natural Ingredient Parameter Rating: (+) 0.1
for Paul Mitchell Hair Conditioner Rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Certified Organic
Paul Mitchell products are not certified organic by any credible third party body. 0.0
100% Natural Ingredients
No. Paul Mitchell Hair Conditioner is not composed of all natural ingredients. See ingredient box below. 0.0
No Synthetic Chemicals
Negative. 0.0
No Animal Testing
Negative. 0.0
No Pesticides
Negative. 0.0
No G.M.O
Negative. 0.0
Cold Formulated
No cold formulation policy is stated on Paul Mitchell website. 0.0
Charitable Company
Yes. 0.1
Total Score 0.1

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 4.0
for Paul Mitchell Hair Conditioner rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
Yes, TRIETHANOLAMINE 0.9
Cancer: Possible Link
PEG-STEARATES, PEG-8 DISTEARATE, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA 0.7
Reproductive Toxins
No 0.0
Safety Violation
None 0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes, PROPYLENE GLYCOL. 0.5
Untested Chemicals
Yes, GLUTAMIC ACID, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, DIMETHICONE BISAMINO HYDROXYPROPYL COPOLYOL, CYSTEINE, TYROSINE, COCODIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, LEUCINE, PLANTAGO MAJOR (PLANTAIN), DICAPRYLATE/ DICAPRATE, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY), GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, POLYQUATERNIUM-37 0.5
Harmful Toxins
Yes, PEG-STEARATES, PEG-8 DISTEARATE, DIAZOLIDINYL UREA 0.5
Animal Tested
Yes 0.3
Propylene Glycol
Yes 0.2
Parabens
Yes 0.2
Fragrance/Allergen
Yes 0.2
Disodium
EDTA
No 0.0
Total Score 4.0

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Directions For Use:
Paul Mitchell Hair Conditioner
Score
After cleansing with the recommended PAUL MITCHELL® shampoo, put a pearl-size amount in palms of hands (more for longer hair). Rub hands together briefly and apply evenly throughout the hair. Rinse thoroughly.
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Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
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4.0 -
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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Paul Mitchell Hair Conditioner
Water, Stearalkonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-37, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-8 Distearate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Bisamino Hydroxypropyl Copolyol/Glutamine/Tyrosine/Leucine/Cysteine/Glycine/Comfrey/Plantain/Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Dimethicone Copolyol, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, MethylPARABEN, PropylPARABEN, Diazolidinyl UREA, TRIETHANOLAMINE, FRAGRANCE.

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