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#1 TiaMichi2

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:01 PM

Is Cetyl Alcohol gluten-free? I have been searching the web and have gotten conflicting information. :blink:

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:14 PM

Cetyl alcohol is a chemical.

So yes, it is gluten free.

People who suffer from eczema can be sensitive to this chemical.

Are you referring to it's use in hair conditioners?
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

Cetyl alcohol is a chemical.

So yes, it is gluten free.

People who suffer from eczema can be sensitive to this chemical.

Are you referring to it's use in hair conditioners?

Hi,

I do not have eczema, and yes I am referring to hair conditioners. :)
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 05:12 AM

Hi,

I do not have eczema, and yes I am referring to hair conditioners. :)


I have become pretty good at these things because I researched a lot and I am married to a chemist. He's very handy to have around. :lol:

If you are worried about hair conditioners containing "hydrolyzed wheat protein", the label will state that ingredient.
Those products have long ingredient lists, don't they!

Does that help? :)
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#5 TiaMichi2

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:01 AM

I have become pretty good at these things because I researched a lot and I am married to a chemist. He's very handy to have around. :lol:

If you are worried about hair conditioners containing "hydrolyzed wheat protein", the label will state that ingredient.
Those products have long ingredient lists, don't they!

Does that help? :)

You are a lucky lady indeed Irish, married to a chemist :-)

I did not think it did, but reading a another Celiac Blog they had listed hairsprays from Suave and another company, and they claim the companies stated that Cetyl Alcohol "might"contain gluten. This confused me.

I have just bought Suave shampoo and conditioner to try for the first time, and when I saw that the conditioner contained "cetyl alcohol" figured I would get some straight answers here.

Thank you so much for your clarification :-) I used it last night, and have had no problems so far.

Have a great day,
-Miriam
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:34 AM

Suave is safe as far as I know. I have used it.

Cetyl alcohol is often derived from coconut in hair products.
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"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

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