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Hair Spray With Wheat Starch - Possible To Get Glutened?

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Does anyone have experience with a person in their home using hair spray with Wheat Starch? The reason I am asking this is because my mother (whom I would deny nothing, yet I think is the cause of my current issue) uses a hair spary with wheat starch in it and I dye her hair every month for her. And today I feel like I have been glutened. I had the same problem last month around the same time I died her hair and I thought it was my period (the symptoms) but now I am thinking they are more like my gluten symptoms...I have severe nausea, upset stomach, lightheaded and waves of dizziness.

 

I just dyed it last night and it hits me this morning. Which is typical for me to get about an 8 hour delay in reaction. The timing is right but I am worried that I am over reacting. No, I didn't eat her hair, but combing it out (with said hair spray) attached to it, possibly floating around in the air into my sinuses, down my throat into my belly and blam?! maybe?

Thoughts? I am thinking I am nuts, so if you have ideas that would be great.

 

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Dry hairspray floats? Never heard of that one. I wouldn't think it would sense  its heavier when its dry from what i can tell.

 

Did you by chance get some on your hands and somehow ingested it that way? That's the only way i can think of.

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Nope I wore gloves and washed my hands. I don't know if dry hairspray would float, but if it's attached to the hair folical and combed out, like anything else it would detach and have to go somewhere. falling up or down (like lint or something would?) I imagine. Like I said I feel like a crazy person, but something had to do it imho.

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Odd Question

Does anyone have experience with a person in their home using hair spray with Wheat Starch? The reason I am asking this is because my mother (whom I would deny nothing, yet I think is the cause of my current issue) uses a hair spary with wheat starch in it and I dye her hair every month for her. And today I feel like I have been glutened. I had the same problem last month around the same time I died her hair and I thought it was my period (the symptoms) but now I am thinking they are more like my gluten symptoms...I have severe nausea, upset stomach, lightheaded and waves of dizziness.

 

I just dyed it last night and it hits me this morning. Which is typical for me to get about an 8 hour delay in reaction. The timing is right but I am worried that I am over reacting. No, I didn't eat her hair, but combing it out (with said hair spray) attached to it, possibly floating around in the air into my sinuses, down my throat into my belly and blam?! maybe?

Thoughts? I am thinking I am nuts, so if you have ideas that would be great.

Yes! Definitely! I posted something similar last month. I was at the hairdressers and I accidentally gulped in hairspray when my stylist was setting my style. I was really ill afterwards.

It is possible to get gluten free hairspray, you should check it out.

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Yes! Definitely! I posted something similar last month. I was at the hairdressers and I accidentally gulped in hairspray when my stylist was setting my style. I was really ill afterwards.

It is possible to get gluten free hairspray, you should check it out.

I can see when its first sprayed, but with dryed hairspray? :blink: not that i'm doubting ya or anything i've just never heard of it.

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If you're inhaling the hairspray when sprayed, then yes, there's definitely a possibility.

However, if it's already dried on her hair, and has no contact with your mouth, then it's probably fine.

 

If it this only happens when you dye her hair, maybe you're sensitive to something in the dye? Ammonia? other chemicals? I doubt there's any gluten in the hair dye but always good to check.

 

I've inspected my boyfriends usual hair products to make sure there's nothing gluteny in there. Already have to be careful of beer kisses, don't want to have to worry about hair touching too.

 

Hope you figure it out.

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Thanks all. Its sure something. I guess I will put my CSI hat on and continue the search. I wish I could get her to change her hair spray, but I doubt it will ever happen :angry: Plus now because of this (cause I told her I think it might be glutening me) she isn't going to ask me to dye it anymore, which is fine. But she's still spraying in the the dang house every morning (yea, I live there too) so it's a challenge.

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You know, I'm wondering about the same exact thing. I've been sick on and off for months now and it dawned on me the other night that ONE possible cause of CC is a hair spray I bought in March in France. While I am NOT certain that it does contain gluten, it is a possibility (I'm not an expert in chemistry). I use it on my wet hair, spraying it on and then massaging the hair to muss it up with my bare hands. Afterwards I wash my hands but it is more than possible that I have put my hands to my mouth while some of the spray was still on it.

 

These last three months I have been really good only while travelling in England, where I had NOT brought along the bulky hair spray bottle. The moment I got back to Rome in April, and washed my hair, I started to feel sick again (REALLY sick actually).

 

I understand why you think you're acting crazy. Fact is, when one feel like she's been glutened, she (he) starts really thinking at WHAT might have been, and if food wasn't a factor, then it has to be something else. As Sherlock Holmes said, "when everything else has been crossed out, the improbable becomes certain" (or words to that effect). I was presenting the hairspray theory to a doctor yesterday and he said I was totally nuts.

 

But I am not using that hairpsray again. Cosmetic-elimination.diet!

 

alessandra, 6 months gluten-free

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