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I have fine hair texture so my hair gets more damaged when I dye it. I also have naturally frizzy hair. I've tried some of the gluten-freen hair conditioners that had good reviews, but my hair still feels dry and brittle after use. Some even make my hair static. The ones that have better reviews also have bad reviews stating it leaves a film in your hair. I don't want that. Some also have a bad scent.

 

If you have challenging hair like mine, have you found a hair conditioner that makes it feel silky smooth? I already found an acceptable hair shampoo after trying rounds of shampoos. 

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Is your hair straight or curly?  I do body perms on my hair because I have the straightest hair in the world.....really.  I also color my hair so pretty much torture it.  :lol:

 

I use this:  http://www.ouidad.com/Moisture-Lock?gclid=CL6xkoTltsACFShp7AodhH4Aig  You only need a tiny amount to work through your hair and it is a leave in conditioner, which you should use if your hair is damaged.  I love this stuff so much, I even use it when I am at the end of my perm.  It looks like it might be gluten free but I do not screen hair stuff because I make it a point to never eat them.....yuck!  :)

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I have wavy hair. A perm would fry my hair. I don't know if it's just me, but do most celiacs suffer from dry and brittle hair? 

 

An allergy skin prick test also showed an allergy to wheat. After I take a shower, I noticed that i sometimes get a rash on my back. So, maybe it's the wheat or gluten in the shampoo. I would love to use conditioner with gluten in it since it conditions much better. However, I have been dealing with hair loss. Maybe the gluten in shampoo/conditioner has been contributing to it. A doctor told me that she read studies that showed gluten shampoo/conditioner made hair fall out in celiacs. That's why I stopped using it.

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I have wavy hair. A perm would fry my hair. I don't know if it's just me, but do most celiacs suffer from dry and brittle hair? 

 

An allergy skin prick test also showed an allergy to wheat. After I take a shower, I noticed that i sometimes get a rash on my back. So, maybe it's the wheat or gluten in the shampoo. I would love to use conditioner with gluten in it since it conditions much better. However, I have been dealing with hair loss. Maybe the gluten in shampoo/conditioner has been contributing to it. A doctor told me that she read studies that showed gluten shampoo/conditioner made hair fall out in celiacs. That's why I stopped using it.

 

 

Gluten needs to be ingested to effect a Celiac.  A wheat allergy is completely different.  The only way shampoo or conditioner could effect a Celiac is if you swallow it.  The biggest contributor to hair falling out I know is either thyroid disease or malnutrition.

 

Colleen

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Well, I wasn't loving gluten-free shampoo and conditioner so I went back to my good stuff, BUT I use Suave Professionals (in the gold bottles) for my girls.  They're safe and seem to work really well.  We tried a few other types of Suave, but the gold bottles are the only ones that are decent on their hair.  My youngest has that fine, wispy, little girl hair so perhaps it's similar to yours.

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I would like to make a reply to the topics above about being able to use Gluten products on your hair or your body for that matter.
I'm not sure if some of you are aware that Celiac Disease is sometimes a two part deal to a lot of us. I have Celiac disease and also Dermatitis Herpetifoemis. I can not use any products on my body inside and on the outside. If I do I get a terrible rash that itches like crazy and burns when it first starts.
So for me in the last 25 years I have had a lot of challenges to deal with. Everyday I find some new product to use and when I do it feels like Christmas to me.
I hope this has helped clear some of the questions from above up.

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I have wavy hair. A perm would fry my hair. I don't know if it's just me, but do most celiacs suffer from dry and brittle hair? 

 

An allergy skin prick test also showed an allergy to wheat. After I take a shower, I noticed that i sometimes get a rash on my back. So, maybe it's the wheat or gluten in the shampoo. I would love to use conditioner with gluten in it since it conditions much better. However, I have been dealing with hair loss. Maybe the gluten in shampoo/conditioner has been contributing to it. A doctor told me that she read studies that showed gluten shampoo/conditioner made hair fall out in celiacs. That's why I stopped using it.

 

I have super-dry hair and nails. Splits, breaks, etc. For my hair, I was using henna for a long time. It bonds to the hair and makes it stronger. It also colors it red, so there's that. I stopped hennaing when I started to go so gray, and now I just try to condition as much as I can, and live with it. I can use gluten-free conditioners, but mostly use argon oil now. I oil it the day I wash it, and not again until I wash it the next time. It seems to be in pretty good condition, considering, that I bleach & dye the front, which is blue right now.

As for nails, I just accept that my nails will never be much without having them done, and I get them done. Love my fake nails.

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I never use conditioner because I have thin hair and all it does is weight it down, so I have no advice regarding that product.

 

I would like to add: I have never found a single medical or scientific study (and you know I read a ton of those!) that says hydrolyzed wheat protein will cause any problems for celiacs (DH or otherwise). 

 

It does not cause hair to fall out. 

 

If someone is experiencing hair loss or skin eruptions, it is entirely possible that you have a wheat allergy in addition to celiac. 

 

Gluten has to be ingested to cause inflammation and raised antibodies in someone with celiac. 

 

And quite honestly, the miniscule amount of fragmented wheat protein that may possibly even be in the negligible amount you could maybe get in your mouth is not going to cause an issue either.

 

" There is no scientific evidence that the use of gluten-containing products 
that are not ingested is harmful to persons with celiac disease. This includes individuals with 
dermatitis herpetiformis. "
 
 
Now, if you notice sores or itchiness, yes, you should scrutinize your products, but that is not a typical celiac reaction...it's likely an allergy.

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Have you tried argan oil? It is pure oil and can make your hair very soft and smooth. Key is to get the right amount. I put just a drop or two on my palms then rub it into my hands then onto my hair. If you get too much you'll end up very greasy looking!

I agree! I don't use conditioner because I have thin hair. It was always dull, asked a friend of mine how her hair stayed so shiny , she said argon oil, I was afraid thinking it was more for african american, but it is what they call a dry oil. It does NOT make your hair too greasy it soaks in and shines it! I go back and forth between argon oil and Chi oil. I like the Chi better but it is pricy and I don't like pricy so I do go back and forth. I have used shampoo with argan oil in it also but it started putting too much oil in my hair and made it look greasy. So I stopped that and just use Argan and Chi Oil.

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Alterna haircare makes outstanding gluten free, sulfate free haircare products.  Both the Caviar and Bamboo product lines are gluten free.  They are expensive, but last a long time and nothing works as well for me.  I have baby fine wavy hair.

 

I have fine hair texture so my hair gets more damaged when I dye it. I also have naturally frizzy hair. I've tried some of the gluten-freen hair conditioners that had good reviews, but my hair still feels dry and brittle after use. Some even make my hair static. The ones that have better reviews also have bad reviews stating it leaves a film in your hair. I don't want that. Some also have a bad scent.

 

If you have challenging hair like mine, have you found a hair conditioner that makes it feel silky smooth? I already found an acceptable hair shampoo after trying rounds of shampoos. 

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Some folks will deep condition with coconut oil. Supposedly makes your hair super soft. I've done it only a few times. I have thick, wavy hair. I also have folliculitis so I have to be VERY careful what I put on my scalp because it flares up. So I currently use the conditioner from Head ad Shoulders. It gets the job done. I have used argan oil on my hair in the past. I agree it works well 

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