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How Bad Is Wheat In Shampoo?


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#1 ErraticBinxie

 
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 01:00 PM

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.
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 01:11 PM

IMO it's just not worth it for me. I freak out about a crumb on the countertop!! There are lots of other good ones out there.
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 01:40 PM

The danger is in accidentally getting some in your mouth and swallowing. It would certainly be just a tiny amount but it could build up over time.

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 05:10 PM

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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Posted 20 March 2006 - 05:59 PM

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

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 06:27 PM

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! B)
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 03:49 PM

I had to switch shampoos becuase the wheat in it started giving me a rash of sorts on my scalp.
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 07:05 AM

I try to avoid the shampoo with gluten in it if possible. Sometimes I end up feeling odd for the day (like slight glutening). Except the bad thing is most shampoos for dandruff have gluten in them :blink:

Thats why I swear by Cliniderm (http://www.canderm.c...?intNodeID=8041). Expensive, but good :P

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Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:37 AM

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.
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:42 AM

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! :P
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:48 AM

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 :) What shampoo have you been using?
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 10:53 AM

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!
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 11:46 AM

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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Posted 31 March 2006 - 03:28 PM

For me, it bothers my skin and scalp too much to use shampoo with gluten in it. I break out and get rashes. Plus, it wouldn't be good to get it in eyes.
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Posted 31 March 2006 - 04:24 PM

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.
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