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What are the ingredients in Herbal Essences shampoos?

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Herbal Essences shampoos include a number of chemical ingredients like propylparaben, fragrances, triceteareth and ceteareths, along with colors and alcohols. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reports that certain cancer causing ingredients were minimized.

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Herbal Essences is the name of a Proctor and Gamble, or P&G, product line. According the the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, the company reformulated the product after it was revealed that Herbal Essences shampoos contained an inappropriate level of 1,4-dioxane, a carcinogen. The Environmental Working Group reports that Herbal Essences shampoos contain other chemicals, such as a formaldehyde releaser, octinoxate, and triisopropanolamine, which may contribute to allergies.

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