Top Hair Care Product Allergies

Tonya McKay

2012-12-12 12:22:43

Top Hair Care Product Allergies

Find out which common hair product ingredients can cause allergies and what you can do about it.

Potential Allergens in Cosmetic Products

  • Emollients: nut oils, argan oil, coconut oil, lanolin
  • Proteins: Wheat proteins, hydrolyzed proteins, amino acids
  • UV-absorbers: PABA, octocrylene, octylmethoxy cinnamate
  • Surfactants: sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate
  • Humectants: propylene glycol, glycerol (glycerin), panthenol
  • Preservatives: isothiazolinones, phenoxyethanol
  • Formaldehyde donors: DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea,
  • Fragrances: both synthetic and botanical
  • Vitamins: Vitamin E and A can be wheat derived.  Vitamin C is often derived from corn.
  • Glycols and triols: (glycerin and propylene glycol), polyols, ethoxylated polymers, ethoxylated surfactants

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