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Suave Hair Conditioner
Review: Rating 0.5/10

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

Suave Hair Conditioner is a highly toxic hair care product. This product's official name is Suave Performance Series Shampoo Plus Conditioner. The parent company Unilever had sales of 49.9 billion dollars in 2004. In the interests of disclosure this corporate behemoth was recently involved in a mercury scandal.


Positives?

In a word, none. The Suave Professionals 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 Suave Professionals 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 Causing Agents

The only area that Suave Professionals 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 - METHENAMINE. This chemical is a direct cancer causing agent.


Cancer Linkage


This product contains these highly toxic ingredients, DMDM HYDANTOIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE which have been linked to cancer in animal tests.


Reproductive Toxicity

This product contains one ingredient - TITANIUM DIOXIDE - linked to reduced fertility and a reduced chance for a full term healthy pregnancy.


Penetration Enhancers


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


Untested Chemicals


Suave Performance Series Shampoo Plus Conditioner contains chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are: CITRIC ACID, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DIMETHICONOL, MICA, D&C YELLOW 10, TEA DODECYLPHENYLSULFONATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, FD&C BLUE 1.


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 Unilever. Stay away from Suave Performance Series Shampoo Plus 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 Unilver 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.


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In Detail

Natural Ingredient Parameter Rating: (+) 0.0
for Suave Hair Conditioner Rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

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

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 4.5
for Suave Hair Conditioner rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
Yes, METHENAMINE 0.9
Cancer: Possible Link
DMDM HYDANTOIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE. 0.7
Reproductive Toxins
Yes, TITANIUM DIOXIDE 0.7
Safety Violation
None 0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PROPYLENE GLYCOL. 0.5
Untested Chemicals
Yes, CITRIC ACID, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DIMETHICONOL, MICA, D&C YELLOW 10, TEA DODECYLPHENYLSULFONATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, FD&C BLUE 1 0.5
Harmful Toxins
Yes, DMDM HYDANTOIN, METHENAMINE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE. 0.5
Animal Tested
Yes 0.3
Propylene Glycol
Yes 0.2
Parabens
No 0.0
Fragrance/Allergen
Yes 0.2
Disodium
EDTA
No 0.0
Total Score 4.5

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Directions For Use:
Suave Hair Conditioner
Score
To Use: Wet hair, lather, rinse and repeat. No need to follow with a separate conditioner. To achieve your favorite style, use Suave mousse or gel and finish with Suave hairspray.
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Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
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4.5 -
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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Suave Hair Conditioner
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate (See SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Dimethiconol, Sodium Chloride, TEA-Dodecylphenylsulfonate, Carbomer, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, FRAGRANCE (Parfum), PPG-9, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, METHENAMINE, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), FD&C Blue 1 (Cl 42090), D&C Yellow 10 (Cl 47005)

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