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Hair Color Preparations are products that either reduces the color of hair, such as hair bleaches, or products that add color to attain a desirable effect. This can be achieved either with materials that are temporary and only last a few days, to products that last several weeks.  Hair Dyes and Colors -Hair Dyes and Hair Colors are products intended to impart color to the hair. Hair dye ingredients have been extensively tested over many years and have been found to be safe. This is established through the testing of individual dying ingredients as well the other ingredients that are used to formulate the products. In addition to ensuring the safety of the individual ingredients, hair dyes are assessed to make sure that are not irritating or cause an unusual incidence of allergic reactions.          Isopropyl Alcohol Lauramide DEA Nonoxynol-2 Oleic Acid Oleyl Alcohol Propylene Glycol Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Stearyl Alcohol Water PRODUCTS: Common Ingredients:               Aminomethyl Propanol Ammonium Hydroxide Ascorbic Acid Ceteareth-25 Cetearyl Alcoho lCeteth-2 Cetyl Alcohol Cocamide DEA Cocamidopropyl Betaine EDTA Ethanolamine Ethoxydiglycol Hair Dye Ingredients Hexylene Glycol  Hair Bleaches -Hair Bleaches are products that lighten the color of the hair by alteration of the coloring components in the hair. They also work through diffusion of the natural color pigment or artificial color from the hair. The Hair Bleaching process is central to both permanent hair color and hair lighteners. Hair Bleaching ingredients have been extensively tested over many years and have been found to be safe. Their safety is established through the testing of the individual ingredients as well the other ingredients that are used to formulate the product. Common Ingredients:  Glycerin  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate  Ammonium Persulfate  Potassium Persulfate  Sodium Persulfate  Laureth-4  Hydrogen Peroxide  Stearyl Alcohol  Cetyl Alcohol  Disodium EDTA  Nonoxynol-4  Nonoxynol-9  Water PRODUCTS:  Hair Tints, Rinses and Shampoos -Hair Tints, Rinses and Shampoos are products intended to shade the existing color of the hair. Tints may be used also for applying highlighting effects to the hair. Hair Tints, Rinses and Shampoos contain ingredients that have been extensively tested over many years and have been found to be safe. Their safety is established through the testing of individual dying ingredients as well the other ingredients that are used to formulate the product. Common Ingredients:  Silica  Dimethicone  Fragrance  Propylene Glycol  Lauramide DEA  Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate  Cocamidopropyl Betaine  Citric AcidIsopropyl Alcohol  Erythorbic Acid  Polyquaternium-10  Cetearyl Alcohol  Ceteareth-20  Ceteareth-25 Rinses Shampoos  PEG-2 Cocamine  Fragrance  Hydroxyethyl  Cellulose  Hair Dye Ingredients  Water PRODUCTS: Hair Tints  Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), also known as Sodium dodecyl sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) are both surfactants. Why are they used in cosmetics and personal care products? Both SLS and SLES are very effective ingredients used in cleansing products and as creams and lotions. In this function, surfactants wet body surfaces, emulsify or solubilize oils, and suspend soil. These ingredients were reviewed in 1983 and re-reviewed in 2002 by the Cosmetic Ingredient contribute foaming and lathering properties to cleansing products and Review(CIR) Expert Panel and found to be safe for use in cosmetic and bubble baths. personal care products. SLS and SLES can cause skin irritation in some Is there any truth to the Internet reports about Sodium Lauryl Sulfate? There is an e-mail that has been circulating on the Internet for several years which falsely states that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES), ingredients used primarily in some cosmetic “rinse off” products, can cause cancer. This allegation is unsubstantiated and false, and typical for Internet rumors notorious for publishing inaccurate and untrue information. You can find out more about this Internet Hoax (sometimes called urban legend) at the following links: persons, which is one reason why it is important to follow the label instructions when using a cosmetic product. Complete reports on both ingredients are available from CIR. Substances known to be carcinogenic have been classified and registered by several international organizations, such as the World Health Organization or the International Agency for the Research of Cancer as well as the US Environment Protection Agency and the European Union. None of these organizations have classified SLES and SLS as carcinogens. There is no direct or circumstantial evidence that these two ingredients have any carcinogenic potential. The studies that Are SLS and SLES safe for use in cosmetics and personal care products? have been conducted on SLS and SLES indicate that both are safe under Both SLS and SLES are safe for use in cosmetic products. Both ingredients proper conditions of use.