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Old 10-19-2012, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Newport News Virginia
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I was reading the label and I discovered these ingredients.
Triethanolamine, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, DMDM Hydantoin, Imidazolldinyl Urea, and the rest are artificial colors and fragrance.
Does any one know of the long term effects of these chemicals? Also the product is called Hollywood Beauty, Olive Creme.
Thank you for the suggestions.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Triethanolamine:

It's an organic compound, that serves as a surfectant (that's the ingredient that makes things lather when you rub them together with water), and an emulsifier (that's the catalyst that causes oil and water to mix). In humans, it's safe, but it can be drying for people whose skin is naturally lacking in sufficient oil production. Some people are sensitive to it, but that's very rare. It is toxic to fish. So if you're a sea bass, avoid it

The two parabens: those are preservatives that keep the shampoo from growing mold, and any oils in them from turning rancid. If you buy shampoos in tiny quantities (2-4 ounces per container) then you can easily look for shampoos that don't have these ingredients. Look for "grapeseed extract" instead, which is another preservative, but not *nearly* as efficient as the parabens. Parabens are non-toxic, but there's some debate as to whether deodorants containing parabens are the reason why they are occasionally found in miniscule amounts in breast tumors. There is *no* indication that the parabens are the reason for the tumors; only that some of them contain parabens. To ease your mind about that: think of it this way: if you used rit dye as a deodorant, it's very possible that any tumors you have near your armpit, will have a dark discoloration to them. If you use garlic as a deodorant, it's possible that any tumors you have will have a strong smell. It's just a close proximity kind of thing, and not a causation or actual evidential link.

Hydantoin: in limited amounts, it's a useful preservative. However, it releases formaldehyde into the product, also in limited amounts. If you have any sensitivity to formaldehyde, you'll want something that doesn't have this ingredient. On the other hand, it's usually in such tiny quantities (because it only needs a tiny amount to do its job) that any sensitivity reaction will be minimal. As used in cosmetic and hygiene products, it's non-toxic.

Imidazylodinal Urea: another formaldehyde-releasing preservative. It's also anti-microbial (it kills bacteria on the surface). Again, if you have sensitivities to formaldehyde, you -could- break out in a light rash using products containing this ingredients. Otherwise, it's non-toxic.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Newport News Virginia
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@AnonChick: The only reason why I am so worried is because I use this product everyday, twice a day (it's a moisturizer).
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: In a house
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@AnonChick: The only reason why I am so worried is because I use this product everyday, twice a day (it's a moisturizer).
You shouldn't need to use a moisturizer on your hair twice a day, unless you're a swimmer whose hair is exposed throughout the day to cholorine, or salt water.

Regardless, there isn't enough of those ingredients in hair products to be considered even risky, unless you have a known sensitivity to them. And even then, the worst that'll happen, is you'll break out in a rash, which will go away a few days after you stop using the product.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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Why not just switch to products with organic ingredients?
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Old 10-19-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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Why not just switch to products with organic ingredients?
If they're purchasing in small quantities, as I said, they could do that with no problem. But if they're buying in bulk, they need the preservatives that pack a punch, or else they'd end up throwing most of it away after a few months due to rot, mold, mildew, bacteria, and rancidity. Anything containing vegetable-based oil goes rancid eventually, especially when it's kept in a humid location such as a shower (which is where most people apply hair applications).
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Organic things are no more "safe" than man-made things....arsenic is "organic"...and it will kill you.

Don't ingest things that aren't meant to be eaten...so don't eat your moisturizer....you'll be fine. You rub it on your skin, you bathe, and re-apply. It's fine.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Newport News Virginia
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Why not just switch to products with organic ingredients?
I tried searching for natural moisturizers, but couldn't find any. Is there a link you me or any suggestions you or someone else may have.
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Old 10-20-2012, 05:45 AM
 
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Aubrey Organics, Jason Cosmetics, Dr. Bronner's all offer organic, plant-based conditioners. You're probably not finding what you're looking for, because you keep calling them moisturizers. In the hair-care world, they're called conditioners.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Aubrey Organics, Jason Cosmetics, Dr. Bronner's all offer organic, plant-based conditioners. You're probably not finding what you're looking for, because you keep calling them moisturizers. In the hair-care world, they're called conditioners.
Hair moisturizer is a fairly common product for african american hair.

This company Moisturizing Hair Conditioner | Curly Hair Deep Moisturizing Conditioner | Organic Hair Care Products makes organic hair moisturizer, and other organic hair products.
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