Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on July 28, 2019
So apparently Amazon was not happy with my initial review and wouldn't post it. The only thing I can imagine is they did not like I had posted non Amazon links to information on 2 of the ingredients that concern me, phenoxyethanol and Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine. Ergo here my revised review:

I randomly developed white flakes in my hair and after trying a few things this was the only thing that worked. It didn't 100% eliminate my flakes but it greatly reduced them. Unfortunately when I purchased this I had been up all night trying to find a safe, non toxic solution and did not properly vet all the ingredients.

I have come to discover that phenoxyethanol is not a great ingredient. According to the website "Campaign for Safe Cosmetics" ( it can cause skin allergies, nervous system issues in infants (a nipple cream containing phenoxyethanol was found to harm breastfeeding infants) and should be kept away from small children. A cosmetic company called Follain has banished the ingredient form their products as they no longer consider it "clean beauty" (search "Follain" and "phenoxyethanol" for articles).

I find it concerning that a dandruff/cradle cap shampoo marketed towards children would contain an ingredient that may be harmful to them, and encourage everyone to research themselves before using this on a child let alone yourself. For those of you who have already used it and your child had a bad reaction as I see some have, see if any other products you use on them contain phenoxyethanol and if not that may be the culprit.

As for the Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine; there doesn't seem to be a lot of information on it which concerns me as someone who practices the precautionary principal. I am not a chemist but I do find it interesting Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine shares the same first word as Cocamidopropyl betaine, which I've learned is more processed than Coco-betaine due to the "amidopropoyl" part of the name. It's possible we will learn from further research that Cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine is ok, but in the meantime I prefer to avoid this ingredient and go for less processed, better researched ones.

So while this product worked for me (luckily I bought it for myself, not a child) I will not be repurchasing until they change these ingredients, and encourage everyone to do their own research before buying or using this on yourself or children.

Website Sources: I am not allowed to post direct links per Amazon policy but here are the website names. Search these + the ingredient and you should easily find the same info I did.
phenoxyethanol : Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, Clean Beauty 101
Cocamidopropyl: hydroxysultaine I Read Labels for You, Lisa Bronner's Blog (briefly touches on Cocamidopropyl as in Cocamidopropyl betaine but still may be relevant. Search "Lisa Bronner+ SLS actually and it's in the comments).
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