Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely, they are designed with light moisturizers that condition the hair without weighing it down.
Deionized water, Glycol stearate, Cetyl alcohol USP, Cetylpyridinium chloride USP, Glyceryl stearate & laureth 23, DMDM hydantoin, Silk amino Acids, Citric acid, Simethicone USP.
According to the American Cancer Society's Web site, "Contrary to popular rumors on the Internet, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) do not cause cancer. Emails have been flying through cyberspace claiming SLS [and SLES] causes cancer... and is proven to cause cancer. ...[Yet] A search of recognized medical journals yielded no published articles relating this substance to cancer in humans." Synergy products contain Sodium Laureth Sulfate, not Sodium lauryl sulfate. Despite the myths about SLS causing cancer and other health problems being false, sodium lauryl sulfate should be avoided because it is a potent skin irritant. In contrast, sodium laureth sulfate is not an irritant because it has a different chemical structure that results in a gentler cleansing agent.
Formula Ingredients: Water*, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Lauramide DEA, Glycol Stearate, Sodium Chloride^, Cocamide DEA, DMDM Hydantoin, Phosphoric Acid^, PEG-150 Distearate, Silk Amino Acids, Disodium EDTA^. Deionized, ^USP
Chemical sensitivity is a two-step process that seems to lead to chemical sensitivity:
+ Sensitization. "In many MCS patients, the illness appears to develop following a major exposure to any of a wide range of environmental chemicals. The sensitizing event may be either an acute high-level exposure, such as a chemical spill, or it may be a repeated or continuous exposure occurring at much lower levels such as in a sick building," said Claudia S. Miller, MD, an authority on chemical sensitivity.
+ Triggering. "Following sensitization, patients report that extremely low levels of common chemicals tolerated by the majority of the population -- for example, tobacco smoke, perfume, and traffic exhaust -- trigger severe symptoms. Commonly, they report that their symptoms are triggered not only by the chemicals involved in the original exposure but also everyday, low-level exposures to other chemicals that are structurally different from the original exposure," she said.
Parabens are ingredients that stabilize and preserve hair care products as well as cosmetics. They are synthetic chemicals that inhibit the growth of bacteria, yeasts, and molds. Parabens disrupt the endocrine (hormone) function and mimic the body’s own hormones. They produce estrogenic activity in the body and tissue cultures. The highest estrogenic activity is detected when parabens are absorbed through the skin and scalp. Five of the six most common parabens have been detected intact in 90% of tested breast tumors.
Sodium laureth sulfate, Deionized water-solvent, Cocamide DEA, Polyquartenium 10, Diazolidnly urea, Citric acid USP, Hydrolized wheat protein, Apricot kernel oil, Styrene/PVP copolymer, DMDM hydantion, and Polyquarternuim 24.
Deionized water-solvent, Glycol Distearate, Cetyl alcohol USP, Cetylpyridiinium chloride USP, Glycol stearate & laureth 23, DMDM hydantion, Hydrolized wheat protein, Citric acid USP, Citric acid USP, and Simethicone USP.
SD alcohol 40, Ethyl ester of PVM/MA, Isopropyl Alcohol, Aminomethly propanol, Dimethicone copolyol, Benzophenone 4, Hair keratin amino acids, and sodium chloride.
Yes, alcohol is the ingredient that allows the hair spray to dry quicker.
Synergy products are not tested on animals.