Deceptive Haircare Advertising -Good Hempworks

I have a great idea. I am going to create a toxic product filled with chemicals and add one organic ingredient to it. Then I will exaggerate the “good, safe, organic” part and ignore its overall toxicity. This, my friends, is called deceptive advertising. We are out researching toxic ingredients and will be back to edit shortly.

One good ingredient. Buy this stuff. It is fabulous. I just came across several shampoos that are ultimately toxic. I am compiling a list of the top ten best shampoos.

Hempworks is filled with toxic chemicals. But your hair will be nice and smooth!! You can grab some of this stuff and be sure to use it daily. Your hair will never look better!

Hempworks  – Liquid Gold Hair Serum Toxic Ingredients

Titanium Dioxide – The biggest kicker is that although titanium dioxide is permitted as an additive in food and pharmaceutical products, it’s also classified as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Polyacrylamide is known to be a moderate hazard ingredient and notes multiple concerns, including neurotoxicity, organ system toxicity, and data gaps. The most significant warning regarding Polyacrylamide’s use is the contamination concern and the presence of Acrylamide, a known toxin.

Propylene Glycol – PG toxicity can occur when used in high doses or for prolonged periods. PG’s reported adverse effects include central nervous system (CNS) toxicity, hyperosmolarity, hemolysis, cardiac arrhythmia, seizures, agitation, and lactic acidosis.

Suspected endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxicant (Cyclopentasiloxane). Ecotoxicology – harmful to fish and other wildlife. If you use too much on your skin, it can stay in your body tissue for over five years. CPS clinical studies found that, when tested on animals, this product produced tumors, endocrine disruption, neurotoxicity (damage to the brain and peripheral nervous system), organ toxicity (non-reproductive), and skin irritation. Paying for “soft and silky” hair and skin seems expensive!
Phenyltrimethicone – “That silicone is toxic in both animals and man is well proven,” stated John S. Sergent, M.D., and colleagues in Textbook of Rheumatology (W.B. Saunders Company, 1993
C13-14 Isoparaffin – If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension, or a headache as side effects when using C13-14 Isoparaffin for dry skin, it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery.

DMDM HYDANTOIN – Known human immune toxicant or allergen Formaldehyde – Global Harmonized System (GHS). It slowly releases formaldehyde and works as a preservative by making the environment less favorable to the microorganisms.

Hempworx – Hemp Shampoo – for all hair types

Cold Pressed Organic Hemp Seed Oil

Sounds fabulous! I can’t wait to try it!! I have heard really great things.

Styrene and Vinyl-type Styrene Copolymers


Particularly, 1,3-butadiene and styrene monomer components have been classified as carcinogenic. In addition to the information presented in Table 8, a committee of the National Research Council (NRC) conducted a scientific peer review of the styrene assessment presented in the 12th Report on Carcinogens (RoC). The committee found that the overall conclusion reached by the NTP in 2011, that styrene is “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen”, is appropriate

Sodium Coceth Sulfate

Potential Cancer Causer – Journal of American Science, 2011;7(4) – Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & Sodium Laureth Sulfate

Sodium coceth sulfate is created with the carcinogen ethylene oxide, traces of which and its carcinogenic by-product 1,4-dioxane can remain in the finished product. SCS is not put through the ethoxylation process as SLES’s and therefore is not likely contaminated with 1,4 Dioxane, however it is put through the sulfation process, and the fatty acids are treated with a type of sulfuric acid. Currently, there are no studies that state SCS has any estrogen activity (EA).

SLES dissolves the oils on the skin, causing a drying effect, trans-epidermal water loss, and denaturation of the skin proteins leading to irritation, infection, and may even skin cancers (Tanneberger et al. , 2010 ). Concentrations of SLS as low as 0.5% could cause irritation, and concentrations of 10-30% caused skin corrosion and severe irritation. Some soaps have concentrations of up to 30%.

Natural Health Information Center

Both SLS and SLES are known to have many effects that can potentially be detrimental to health. Among the possible dangers are the following

The AJT report states that “Other studies have indicated that Sodium Lauryl Sulfate enters and maintains residual levels in the heart, the liver, the lungs and the brain from skin contact. This poses the question of it being a serious potential health threat to its use in shampoos, cleansers, and tooth pastes.”

Risks associated with cocamidopropyl betaine

Health concerns around cocamidopropyl betaine include allergic skin reaction, contact dermatitis and environmental toxicity [1] [2].  Increasing rates of sensitization in the population led to cocamidopropyl betaine being named Allergen of the Year in 2004 by the American Contact Dermatitis Society [2].

The Environment Canada Domestic Substance List includes cocamidopropyl betaine as a suspected environmental toxin [1]. In addition, there are dangers associated with cocamidopropyl betaine having to do with the substances that are used in processing this ingredient: amidoamine and 3-dimethylaminopropylamine. Nitrosamines may also form as a by-product of cocamidopropyl betaine.

H315 (71.87%): Causes skin irritation [Warning Skin corrosion/irritation]

H318 (14.52%): Causes serious eye damage [Danger Serious eye damage/eye irritation]

H319 (85.31%): Causes serious eye irritation [Warning Serious eye damage/eye irritation]

H400 (25.56%): Very toxic to aquatic life [Warning Hazardous to the aquatic environment, acute hazard]




These three are hormone-disrupting chemicals & may form cancer-causing agents. They have been linked to miscarriages and inhibited fetal brain development. They are easily absorbed by the skin and research indicates a strong link to liver and kidney cancer. There is also evidence that carcinogens form when Cocamide DEA is applied to the skin and in reaction with other ingredients.

DMDM Hydantoin

May Cause Cancer

May cause different side effects, depending on the route of exposure. Since it is a formaldehyde releaser, it may have the same side effects as formaldehyde poisoning.

Skin contact with DMDM hydantoin may result in irritation, itching, burning, scaling, eczema, reddening, and blistering of the skin. Over time, allergic reactions to products with DMDM hydantoin may occur. It may also cause something as severe and lethal as skin cancer.

DMDM hydantoin may affect the skin, the respiratory system, the eyes, nose, ears and throat, and the central nervous system.

Items that may contain DMDM hydantoin

There are over 2,000 products registered in the U.S. containing DMDM hydantoin. Some of these products include Curel, DDF Organic, Huggies, Bumble & Bumble, Olay, Desert Essence, Eucerin, Irish Spring, Ivory, and Dove.