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Head & Shoulders

Procter & Gamble (P&G)

our verdict

This brand is not cruelty free. Many Ingredients used are questionable. zoobop suggests using verified clean, green, cruelty free alternatives which are good for you and the planet.

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1.7

Very poor

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Head & Shoulders is not clean.

1.5

Very poor

Criteria

synthetic free

naturally derived

organic certified

Ingredients used in products can be toxic to humans. Please tap the icons for more details under each criteriato understand why.

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1.5

Very poor

Hazard index: according to global standards. Please tap the ingredients to know more

7-10

potential human toxins.

3-6

moderate human toxins.

1-2

low or no human toxins

  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

synthetic free

Some products contain Fragrance~, Colour~, Propyl Paraben, Methyl Paraben, DMDM Hydantoin, M.I.T, S.L.S, S.L.E.S, M.E.A, M.C.I, P.E.Gs~, PPGs~, Benzyl Salicylate~, Hydrogen Peroxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Selenium Sulfide, Alcohol Denat, P.G, C.A.P.B~, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA

~can be natural/ synthetic derived

naturally derived

Some products contain Fragrance~, Colour~, Petrolatum, P.E.Gs~, Benzyl Salicylate~, Mineral Oils, Mica*, C.A.P.B~, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene

~can be natural/ synthetic derived
*brand gives no information on ethical source
To know about more Mica and how it can be unethically sourced, watch this post, https://www.zoobop.com/post-detail.aspx?id=4

organic certified

Head & Shoulders is not green.

2.3

Poor

Criteria

earth safe

recycle material

Ingredients used in products are eco pollutants.Brand's recycling policies are poor and not green. Please tap the icons for more details under each criteriato understand why.

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2.3

Poor

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

earth safe

Though Parent brand claims to be a responsible sourced, the ingredients used in some products are not earth friendly.
Some products contain Parabens, Petrolatum, Formaldehyde Releasers, P.E.Gs, S.L.S, S.L.E.S, Mineral Oils, PVP, Acrylates Copolymer*

*not clear if this is water soluble or a micro plastic, we have asked the brand for clarity

Petroleum is bad for the planet & you, brands using this ingredient need to use a conscious alternate.
To understand why Petroleum derivatives should be avoided as an ingredient, click here https://www.zoobop.com/post-detail.aspx?id=6

recycle material

All of Head & Shoulders packaging is in HDPE bottles
Brand claims that HDPE bottles sold in Western Europe contain up to 25% recycled plastic.
Though they have partnered with Terracycle in some countries for recycling, we find that they are equally responsible for contaminating the planet too. In developing and third world countries all waste & plastic ends up in landfills.

Head & Shoulders is not cruelty free.
Criteria

cruelty free

100% vegan

This brand tests on animals when required by law. By testing on animals, brand can no longer be considered vegan friendly.

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

cruelty free

On PETA list & many other Cruelty free accreditor list of brands to avoid.
Brand tests when required by law

It should be noted that their parent brand too test on animals when required by law.

100% vegan

By testing on animals brand can no longer be considered vegan friendly.
Some products contain Cetyl Alcohol~, Cetearyl Alcohol~, Stearyl Alcohol~, Panthenol~, P.E.G 2~, P.E.G 16~, P.E.G. 40~, Other Animal Derived Ingredients Can Include Beef & Pork ( Bones & Hide)**

~can be plant/ animal/ synthetic derived
**users are advised to check product labels for all ingredient content.

Head & Shoulders is honest.

4.0

V. good

Criteria

honesty

Though brand is transparent with labelling, they need to clearly indicate transparency in sourcing of ingredients like Mica.

4.0

V. good

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  • NO
  • YES
  • UNCLEAR
  • NOT ALL

honesty

Though brand is transparent with labelling, they need to clearly indicate transparency in sourcing of ingredients like Mica.

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