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Suave Shampoo
Review: Rating 1.2/10

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



Cancer Proven
Cancer
Link
Reproductive Toxins
Safety Violation
Penetration Agent
Untested Chemicals
Harmful
Toxins
Animal Tested
Fragrance/
Allergen
Propylene Glycol
Sodium Lauryl
Sulfate
Misleading
Advertising



Introduction

Suave Shampoo is a highly toxic hair care product. This product's official name is Suave Professionals Shampoo. 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?

There is nothing positive about this product according to the ingredient label. The Suave Professionals Shampoo 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 - PROPYLENE GLYCOL - in this product that enables it to pass into your bloodstream unhindered.


Negatives


The Suave Shampoo 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, DMDM HYDANTOIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE which have been linked to cancer in animal tests.


Reproductive Toxicity

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


Penetration Enhancers


Also present are penetration enhancers: 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 Professionals Shampoo contains chemicals that have not been assessed for safety in cosmetic formulas by the C.I.R.

These chemicals are: CITRIC ACID, SORBITOL, MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT, SEAWEED EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL, FD&C RED 40, D&C YELLOW 10, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, AMMONIUM CHLORIDE, PEG-5 COCAMIDE, AMMONIUM XYLENE-SULFONATE, AWAPUHI (WHITE GINGER) EXTRACT, LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA) EXTRACT, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, ETHANOL.


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 Professionals Shampoo. If you use it now I strongly urge you to throw it in the trash.

Don't fill the coffers of a multi-national 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 Alternative Shampoo

Or, 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 herbal shampoo.


Voice Your Opinion!

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In Detail

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

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

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Toxic Ingredient Rating: (-) 3.8
for Suave Shampoo rated by Natural Hair Care Product Review.

Cancer: Proven Link
None 0.0
Cancer: Possible Link
DMDM HYDANTOIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE. 0.7
Reproductive Toxins
Yes, ETHANOL. 0.7
Safety Violation
None 0.0
Penetration Agents
Yes, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, TETRASODIUM EDTA. 0.5
Untested Chemicals
Yes, CITRIC ACID, SORBITOL, MATRICARIA RECUTITA (GERMAN CHAMOMILE) EXTRACT, SEAWEED EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL, FD&C RED 40, D&C YELLOW 10, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, AMMONIUM CHLORIDE, PEG-5 COCAMIDE, AMMONIUM XYLENE-SULFONATE, AWAPUHI (WHITE GINGER) EXTRACT, LAWSONIA INERMIS (HENNA) EXTRACT, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, ETHANOL. 0.5
Harmful Toxins
Yes, DMDM HYDANTOIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE. 0.5
Animal Tested
Yes 0.3
Propylene Glycol
Yes. 0.2
Sodium Lauryl
Sulfate
Yes. 0.2
Fragrance
Yes. 0.2
Misleading Advertising
No. 0.0
Total Score 3.8

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Directions For Use:
Suave Shampoo
Score
Wet hair, lather, rinse and repeat.
Default
Natural
Toxic
Total
5.0
0.0+
3.8 -
1.2

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Ingredients As Listed on Package
Suave Shampoo
Water (Aqua), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (SODIUM LAURYL SULFATE), Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Chloride, Cocamide MEA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, FRAGRANCE (Parfum), Glycol Distearate, PEG 5 Cocamide, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Ammonium Xylene-Sulfonate, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, Jojoba Oil (Buxus Chinensis), Wheat Germ Oil (Triticum Vulgare), Hair Keratin Amino Acids, Sodium Chloride, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Ethoxydiglycol, Matricaria Extract (Chamomilla Recutita), Methylisothiazolinone, GLYCERIN, Sorbitol, ALCOHOL, White Ginger Extract (Awapuhi), Henna Extract (Lawsonia Inermis), Rosemary Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis), Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Gel (Aloe Vera), D&C Yellow 10, FD&C Red 40

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