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gluten-free Shampoo, Conditioner, And Body Products

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Hi,

People keep mentioning gluten in their shampoos etc. How can people tell? When I look at my shampoo and body products it just looks like a list of chemicals. What should I be looking for? Can anyone help?

Thanks!!!!!!!!

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I think Hydrolized Wheat Protein is one and I'm pretty sure vegetable protein is another, but I'm not positive so don't hold me to that. I'm sure someone else can give you a better list. Does anyone know if toothpaste has gluten. I've heard it does but all mine lists is fluoride, anyone know for sure?????


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DX'd With Narcolepsy In 1995

Dx'ed With Celiac On 12-18-06

Positive Biopsy On 2-1-07

DX'd With Pernicious Anemia 4-24-07

Daughter Has DH, so I suspect she also has Celiac!!

"If Alcoholism was Celiac Disease they would make us drink ourselves into kidney failure before they would admit we had the disease"

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I'm curious about this as well. When i was first diagnosed i emailed lots of product companies. I got some good replies.But i just emailed them all again to make sure everything was still the same. And i got a completly different reply for everyone of them. All of them won't say if they are gluten free or not. Not even the companies that sent me a list before.

For instance, Avon last time i emailed them sent me a list of their products that were gluten free. This time they won't guarantee any of their products are gluten free.

Same with Dove, they said all of their products were gluten-free last time i emailed them. This time they won't guarantee any of them.

They say that there might be gluten in some of the perfumes used in their products, in low levels. Does this mean i shouldn't use them?

I'm so confused, i sure hope someone and help me out! :(

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I use Dove and Pantene with no issue. Crest is also gluten free. Crest Whiteing Strips are gluten free.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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I use Bumble & Bumble Gentle Shampoo, Super Rich conditioner, Styling Creme & Hair Powder - those, as far as I know, are gluten-free but I'm not sure about their other products. I also use Kerastase Chroma Reflect line.


ELIZABETH

gluten-free (04.17.2006)

corn-free (03.27.2007)

xanthan gum-free

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I use Bumble & Bumble Gentle Shampoo, Super Rich conditioner, Styling Creme & Hair Powder - those, as far as I know, are gluten-free but I'm not sure about their other products. I also use Kerastase Chroma Reflect line.

You may want to recheck your Bumble & Bumble products...when I looked they all had wheat in them.


Amy

Diagnosed by biopsy with DH August 2005

Diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism December 2005

Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac July 2006

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You may want to recheck your Bumble & Bumble products...when I looked they all had wheat in them.

I emailed B&B and they said that both the super rich conditioner and gentle shampoo were gluten-free. Here are the ingredients - perhaps I'm missing something?

Shampoo: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamide DEA, Coco Betaine, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Avocado Oil, Comfrey Extract, Nettle Extract, Polyquaternium-7, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-11, PEG-150 Distearate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Styrene/Acrylates/Divinylbenzene Copolymer, Ammonium Nonoxynol-4-Sulfate, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Diazolidinyl Urea, Fragrance, FD&C Green 3, FD&C Yellow 5

Conditioner: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cetrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985)

Thanks!


ELIZABETH

gluten-free (04.17.2006)

corn-free (03.27.2007)

xanthan gum-free

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Thanks for the product info on the Bumble & Bumble, I am thinking that is a product that my salon doesn't stock. Sorry for the false alarm!!


Amy

Diagnosed by biopsy with DH August 2005

Diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism December 2005

Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac July 2006

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Thanks for the product info on the Bumble & Bumble, I am thinking that is a product that my salon doesn't stock. Sorry for the false alarm!!

No problem :)

This is the best S & C I've ever tried, if you're on the lookout. :) You can buy it on ebay or amazon .com.


ELIZABETH

gluten-free (04.17.2006)

corn-free (03.27.2007)

xanthan gum-free

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I just looked up my shampoo and conditioner online. I think the conditioner is ok. Can you get sick from gluten in shampoo?

Shampoo

8 oz:

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocobetaine, Cocamide MEA, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Decyl Glucosamide, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, PEG-18 Glyceryl Oleate/Cocoate, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Vitis Vinefera (Grape Seed) Extract, Glycol Stearate, Panthenol, Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Protein, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Glycene Soja (Soybean) Protein, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Polyquaterium-59, Cinnamidopropyltrimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Fragrance (parfum), Benzopheneone-4, PEG-150, PEG-150 Distearate, Citric Acid, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200).

Conditioner:

Water (Aqua), Steryl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Isododecane, Fragrance (Parfume), Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Dimethiconal, Quaternium-80, Glycerin, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Vitis Vinefera (Grape Seed) Extract, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Hydrolized Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Prunus Amygdalius Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein, Hydroliyzed Jojoba Protein, Glycine Soja (Soy Bean) Protein, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Cinnamidopropyltrimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Helianthis Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Benzopheneone-4, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Green 3 (CI 42053).

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I just looked up my shampoo and conditioner online. I think the conditioner is ok. Can you get sick from gluten in shampoo?

Shampoo

8 oz:

Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocobetaine, Cocamide MEA, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Decyl Glucosamide, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, PEG-18 Glyceryl Oleate/Cocoate, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Vitis Vinefera (Grape Seed) Extract, Glycol Stearate, Panthenol, Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Prunus Amygdalus (Sweet Almond) Protein, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Protein, Glycene Soja (Soybean) Protein, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Polyquaterium-59, Cinnamidopropyltrimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Fragrance (parfum), Benzopheneone-4, PEG-150, PEG-150 Distearate, Citric Acid, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200).

Conditioner:

Water (Aqua), Steryl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Isododecane, Fragrance (Parfume), Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Dimethiconal, Quaternium-80, Glycerin, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Vitis Vinefera (Grape Seed) Extract, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Methoxy PEG/PPG-7/3 Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Hydrolized Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Prunus Amygdalius Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein, Hydroliyzed Jojoba Protein, Glycine Soja (Soy Bean) Protein, Panthenyl Ethyl Ether, Cinnamidopropyltrimethyl Ammonium Chloride, Helianthis Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Benzopheneone-4, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Green 3 (CI 42053).

Both the shampoo and conditioner have Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein in them, which means they are not gluten-free. There might be something else in there, but I didn't look after I saw the wheat.


ELIZABETH

gluten-free (04.17.2006)

corn-free (03.27.2007)

xanthan gum-free

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I have noticed that it is actually pretty hard to find shampoos and conditioners that are both wheat and soy free. They are both very common in hair products. They like to put the protein in there to "heal" the hair.

I have used Gluten-Free Savonnerie's whole line for about 4 months and I am very happy with their stuff. Good customer service and low shipping costs. They also have gluten free facilities and test every batch. At least I feel I can be safe when I use their products.

I am a bit paranoid with cross contamination issues when it comes to shampoo and conditioners out there. Seems it is VERY rare a whole line of stuff is gluten free and they might use the same fcility or machine for both gluten/soy free products and the ones who has them.


One Celiac gene and one gluten intolerance gene (HLA-DQ 2,1).

Grain free, casein free, soy/legume free + a bunch of allergies I have had since I was a child (stone fruits, nuts..carrots)

Following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, but no nuts, legumes or casein.

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I just looked up my shampoo and conditioner online. I think the conditioner is ok. Can you get sick from gluten in shampoo?

You can if you accidentally get some in your mouth. But , for me gluten in my shampoo makes my head itch like crazy and my hair sheds more than if I use a gluten-free shampoo.


Tapioca intolerant

First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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You can if you accidentally get some in your mouth. But , for me gluten in my shampoo makes my head itch like crazy and my hair sheds more than if I use a gluten-free shampoo.

Now the you mention it, my hair does shed alot and my scalp is always extremely dry. Someone mentioned bumble and bumble being gluten free. I might switch over to that one and see if I notice a difference.

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Hi,

People keep mentioning gluten in their shampoos etc. How can people tell? When I look at my shampoo and body products it just looks like a list of chemicals. What should I be looking for? Can anyone help?

Thanks!!!!!!!!

The phone to call the makers of the product. :)


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I just wanted to add that my daughter kept getting really sick and we just couldn't find the cause for the longest time. Finally, it occurred to me that it could be her chapstick. She had been using some of the American Girl brand lip glosses from Bath and Body Works. When I called that company, they said they never test any of their products for any allergens (and there's no listing of ingredients on the lip glosses). Needless to say, they all went in the trash and now none of us ever use anything from that store.

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Now the you mention it, my hair does shed alot and my scalp is always extremely dry. Someone mentioned bumble and bumble being gluten free. I might switch over to that one and see if I notice a difference.

Not ALL bumble & bumble products are gluten-free... in fact, most of them aren't. The only ones I use are the Gentle Shampoo & Super Rich Conditioner, and Styling Creme. Be sure to check every single product before you use it to make sure.


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corn-free (03.27.2007)

xanthan gum-free

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Hi,

People keep mentioning gluten in their shampoos etc. How can people tell? When I look at my shampoo and body products it just looks like a list of chemicals. What should I be looking for? Can anyone help?

Thanks!!!!!!!!

Have people noticed symptoms that they know were caused by using topical products that contain gluten? What have you noticed? Have gotten reactions to topical gluten other than a skin reaction?

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Hi. I'm new too. I use Original Sprout products. They are 100% vegan and gluten free. It is all I can use on my highly sensitive self and kids. Plus, they don't have any toxic ingredients so I know they are safe in other ways. I keep coming back to them because it works! I don't like the more natural products that make my hair feel like straw. Anyway, just wanted to pass it along, because I don't think they are super mainstream yet. I order online at originalsprout.com.

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Thanks for the product info on the Bumble & Bumble, I am thinking that is a product that my salon doesn't stock. Sorry for the false alarm!!

What a cute little dog! What kind is it? Sorry for the derail...


Proofreader, copy editor, herb gardener and an evolving gluten-free cook.

Had a reaction to wheat, oats, rye, and barley in a lab test done by a homeopathic doctor in 1997. Have been mostly gluten-free since then. Also highly allergic to MSG.

Here's a quote I ran across when researching self-advocacy for children with special needs that I like: "Our subconscious picks up on each positive action we take on our own behalf, lifting the spirit and deepening our self-respect." Kat James

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Have people noticed symptoms that they know were caused by using topical products that contain gluten? What have you noticed? Have gotten reactions to topical gluten other than a skin reaction?

You cannot have a true Celiac reaction to topical products unless you ingest them into your GI tract. It is absolutely not mandatory that your products be gluten-free unless you also have a topical wheat allergy, which would cause an allergy type reaction.....itching, hives, dryness, etc. The gluten molecule is too large to pass through the skin. If you read Dr. Peter Green's book entitled: Celiac Disease: The Hidden Epidemic, it will go into detail about topical products and also how the disease process works. More people ought to read this book as it's an excellent source of information on Celiac Disease and the right way to address these issues.

If you do not feel confidant that you will not eat your shampoo during the hair washing process, then you may want to consider using gluten-free products. I never screen for anything topically except for what goes on my lips and have had zero problems. It's really a choice issue.

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You cannot have a true Celiac reaction to topical products unless you ingest them into your GI tract. It is absolutely not mandatory that your products be gluten-free unless you also have a topical wheat allergy, which would cause an allergy type reaction.....itching, hives, dryness, etc. The gluten molecule is too large to pass through the skin. If you read Dr. Peter Green's book entitled: Celiac Disease: The Hidden Epidemic, it will go into detail about topical products and also how the disease process works. More people ought to read this book as it's an excellent source of information on Celiac Disease and the right way to address these issues.

If you do not feel confidant that you will not eat your shampoo during the hair washing process, then you may want to consider using gluten-free products. I never screen for anything topically except for what goes on my lips and have had zero problems. It's really a choice issue.

So I received this same information from a cosmetics company that I contacted. But what about the fact that you touch your hair or your face throughout the day and then touch or pick up food and put it in your mouth...is that not a concern?

I ask because my malabsorption isn't getting better, although I am incredibly strict with my food. I do feel better overall, but need to start seeing an increase in absorption of nutrients too. I had never had skin issues before, but over the past couple of months (I was diagnosed Aug 31...gluten-free since Sept 1) I have been breaking out around my hairline and having dry patches on my head. I did some checking on my hair products and they do contain gluten. So, it causes me to wonder...

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So I received this same information from a cosmetics company that I contacted. But what about the fact that you touch your hair or your face throughout the day and then touch or pick up food and put it in your mouth...is that not a concern?

I ask because my malabsorption isn't getting better, although I am incredibly strict with my food. I do feel better overall, but need to start seeing an increase in absorption of nutrients too. I had never had skin issues before, but over the past couple of months (I was diagnosed Aug 31...gluten-free since Sept 1) I have been breaking out around my hairline and having dry patches on my head. I did some checking on my hair products and they do contain gluten. So, it causes me to wonder...

Different folks have different views on this issue. I am someone who has eliminated it from all topicals as well as food in part for the reasons you state. Try some gluten free hair products and see if things improve.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Different folks have different views on this issue. I am someone who has eliminated it from all topicals as well as food in part for the reasons you state. Try some gluten free hair products and see if things improve.

But is there any research...such as what this response suggests? The hair products are much easier than make up and skin care...I'm terribly depressed about this whole other aspect! :(

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So I received this same information from a cosmetics company that I contacted. But what about the fact that you touch your hair or your face throughout the day and then touch or pick up food and put it in your mouth...is that not a concern?

I ask because my malabsorption isn't getting better, although I am incredibly strict with my food. I do feel better overall, but need to start seeing an increase in absorption of nutrients too. I had never had skin issues before, but over the past couple of months (I was diagnosed Aug 31...gluten-free since Sept 1) I have been breaking out around my hairline and having dry patches on my head. I did some checking on my hair products and they do contain gluten. So, it causes me to wonder...

It depends on what your personal habits are. I NEVER put my fingers in my mouth unless they are clean......meaning I wash them well before doing that. The only time my fingers go near my mouth is when I am eating finger type foods. I just do not have those habits, which is probably why I never get colds or the flu. You have to look at what you do and make decisions based on that. Personally, I am a disbeliever that a person could be glutened bad enough from that anyway and I'll tell you why. You do rinse your hair well after washing, don't you? It's the same principal as washing your hands. Do you leave soap on them or just wash and not rinse? I think you have to be careful about becoming paranoid about everything. I was diagnosed through blood work/symptoms and my blood work was some of the highest my doctor had ever seen. I have been re-tested repeatedly and now it is in the very low normal range and has been for the past 4 years. If I were being glutened by touching my hair, I couldn't possibly have recovered to the extent that I have.

Do not worry about your malabsorption issues just yet. It took me a year to get my antibodies in the fantastic range and 3 years before all my symptoms went away completely. It can take a very long time for things to resolve and 4 months isn't long enough. Have patience....you will get there.

As for your topical problems......your reaction is indicative of an allergy to something you are using. Allergies can pop up anytime. You may not even be reacting to the gluten in the shampoo. It could be another ingredient in it that you now have a problem with. Or it could be that all the toxins are working their way out of your body, a sort of purge, and you are breaking out because of that. Toxins come through the skin and it's not unusual for that to happen especially once you go gluten-free. You are cleaning house, so to speak, and sometimes it can take awhile and weird things can happen in the process.

It can be very frustrating to figure this all out. However, learn about the correct way this disease works so the odds of your having problems will diminish. I learned as much as the medical community and Celiac organizations had to offer and it has made the transition much easier. Just remember, you have to ingest gluten for a reaction to occur....it comes from within. You can use topical products as long as you do not have an additional allergy to any ingredient in them. Except for lip products, of course. However, if this makes you uncomfortable or you have additional allergies, by all means go gluten-free on everything. If you stand in the shower and let the soap and water run down your face, it may be prudent to go gluten-free.

Have patience but read Dr. Green's book. It's very interesting and answers many questions on this subject. If you do go gluten-free on topical stuff and your issues clear up, then you have a contact allergy to some ingredient in the other shampoo OR you have been ingesting enough to cause problems. Are you having any other symptoms besides the scalp problems to make you think you may be ingesting your products? Were you very symptomatic with other problems? If this is your only symptom, then it leans heavily towards an allergic reaction.

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