I have my FAVORITE shampoo that I have been using for the last several months. I absolutely love it. It makes my hair smell so good and feel so soft. Today in the shower I just decided to read the ingredients for the first time and I saw that it has HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN in it. I am heart broken.
My question is, how bad can wheat protein in my shampoo really be and should I stop using it?
All of your thoughts on this matter would be appreciated.
I know how you feel--really! But it's so easy to get the shampoo in your mouth that, to me, it's not worth the risk. I didn't pay attention to my products the first 2 months or so gluten-free. I didn't know about the risk at the time. When I did finally go through my products and stopped using those with gluten in them, I felt better. Up until then, I was getting 'mystery glutenings' that I couldn't figure out.
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I am in the same situation... I use John Frieda and they can not guarantee that there product is not gluten-free. I am really upset because I dont know what to do. I love the shampoo/conditioner it makes my hair look great. Does anyone know of the side affects to using a non gluten-free shampoo/conditioner
I had a leave in conditioner that I LOVED! I used it for a long time and told myself that there was no way it would hurt me, but then after months of never REALLY getting better I finally gave in and gave up my conditioner (and my shampoo which turned out not to be gluten-free) It really did make a difference! I must have been being glutened from it, because I felt a lot better after I gave it up! I switched to suave shampoo first, just because I knew it was gluten free. I hated it. It really dryed out my hair. Then I started using Pantene, but then I read that the changed their formula and were no longer gluten-free, so I switched to Fructis (sp?). The Fructis is a good shampoo and it doesn't make me sick. Plus I found a new leave in conditioner that works pretty good. You just have to look around. There are good ones that are gluten-free, and at least for me it was worth it!
I confess to using shampoo with wheat in them. There just aren't hardly any options without it and it doesn't seem to be bothering me. I know I might face some wrath for saying this. Anyway, I don't use lipstick with wheat. I do try and make sure the shampoo doesn't get in my mouth. It comes down to a personal decision I think.
I had to switch shampoos becuase the wheat in it started giving me a rash of sorts on my scalp.
I had this too. thought I was just strange, but apparently a lot us are!
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honestly, i use shampoos with wheat or oat in them. i've never had much of a problem. awhile back there was even a little test on here like putting baking soda in your shampoo and seeing how much you get in your mouth and i didn't get any....i think it's up to you to decide and see, obviously if you have DH you can't use it but if not, everyone makes their own choice :)i believe i'm one of the rare ones who doesn't use all gluten free products.....either way! good luck!
I don't risk it either. Switched all my products--and found a new shampoo that makes my hair look even better! (And several other woman have switched to using it too smile.gif What shampoo have you been using?
What kind do you use? I didn't know Pantene had changed their formula...nuts, now I'll have to find another shampoo. Rats.
I get that rash on my scalp too, and come to think of it I've had it lately. time for a new shampoo!
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gluten-free since January 26th, 2005
Feeling up and down, but better!
Mommy of a gluten-free 8 yr old, a 6 yr old who (much to her dismay) will be gluten-free soon and a 2 yr old who is so far symptom-free. Contemplating putting the whole family on the gluten-free diet since crumbs have become my nemisis!
I use Paul Mitchell (has wheat in it), and I haven't had a problem. Honestly, I haven't even got around to checking out my shampoos/cosmetic products yet. I guess I should do that when I run out of this one- I'll get something gluten free.
Weak positive bloodwork (IgG only)
"Mild flattening of villi" noted on endoscopy, but negative biopsy
Positive response to gluten-free Diet 1/14/06
Diagnosed gluten intolerant by Enterolab
HLA-DQB1*0201, 0201 (HLA-DQ2, DQ2)- 2 Celiac Genes
Vitamin B-12 deficiency
Have not received Celiac Diagnosis based on negative biopsy