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Pureology Hair Conditioner
Review: Rating 2.0/10

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

Pureology Hair Conditioner is a highly toxic hair care product. This product's official name is Pureology Hydrate Conditioner.

Positives?

While the founder of Pureology Jim Markham is to be commended for his philanthropy, there is absolutely nothing pure about the ingredients he uses in his hair care products. As you will soon discover Pureology uses many known hazardous chemicals in their products.

Negatives


The Pureology Hair 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. The chemicals that are certified by the C.I.R have been tested on animals.


Cancer Linkage


This product contains these highly toxic ingredients, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL which has been linked to cancer in animal tests.


Breast Cancer Risk

This product contains one ingredient - METHYLPARABEN - 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: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL. These agents work to infiltrate the skin membrane - i.e. penetration enhancer - and in doing so may increase exposures to carcinogens.


Untested Chemicals


Kerastase Pureology Hydrate Condition contains chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are: CITRIC ACID, DIMETHICONOL, OCTYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, GLYCERETH-26, SUPEROXIDE DISMUTASE, MELANIN, C11-15 PARETH-7, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE), ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY), HYDROLYZED OAT PROTEIN, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTER, CINNAMIDOPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) AMINO ACIDS, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT), GLYCERIN, TRIDICETH-12, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN.


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 Kerastase. Stay away from Pureology Hydrate 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 Pureology 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 Pureology 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: (+) 0.0
for Pureology Hair Conditioner rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Certified Organic
Kerastase products are not certified organic by any credible third party body. 0.0
100% Natural Ingredients
No. Pureology 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 Kerastase website. 0.0
Charitable Company
No. 0.0
Total Score 0.0

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 3.0
for Pureology Hair Conditioner rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
No. 0.0
Cancer: Possible Link
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL 0.7
Reproductive Toxins
No. 0.0
Safety Violation
None 0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL. 0.5
Untested Chemicals
Yes, PVP, ALCOHOL DENATURED, PEG-9, QUATERNIUM-87, ACID YELLOW 3, ACID BLUE 3, 2-OLEAMIDO-1,3-OCTADECANEDIOL, GLYCERIN 0.5
Harmful Toxins
Yes, OLETH-10, GLYCERYL POLYACRYLATE. 0.5
Animal Tested
Yes 0.3
Propylene Glycol
No 0.0
Parabens
Yes 0.2
Fragrance/Allergen
Yes 0.2
Disodium
EDTA
No 0.0
Total Score 3.0

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Directions For Use:
Pureology Hair Conditioner
Score
Apply to shampooed and towel-dried hair. Spray over hair from roots to ends. Do not rinse. Style as usual.
Default
Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
3.0 -
2.0

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Pureology Hair Conditioner
Certified Organic Botanicals of Peppermint, Sage, Rosemary, Cetrimonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Stearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, C11-15 Pareth 7, Laureth 9, GLYCERIN, Glycerth-26, Trideceth 12, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Wheat Amino Acids Protein Complex, Cinnamidopropyl Trimethyl Chloride (and), Octyl Methoxycinnamate (Sunscreens), Sunflower Seed Extract (Heliogenol) (and), Melanin (and), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (and), Ascorbic Acid (and), Superoxide Dismutase (Antioxidants), Citric Acid, Jojoba Esters, Shea Butter, Peppermint Oil, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, MethyPARABENS, Aromatherapy FRAGRANCE

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