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I recently read that Catwalk by Tigi, the Curls Rock product line was gluten free. I went to my salon to purchase this product as I recently learned that Matrix Curl Life has wheat in it. I was surprised to see "wheat amino acid" listed as an ingredient. Does anyone know what amino acids are and if this ingredient is unsafe for someone with Celiac Disease?

I am feeling so overwhelmed and frustrated right now. I always thought I had to be careful about just what i ate, but within the last few days realized I had to now start reading labels on everything, from hair products, to lotions, make-up and cleaning supplies. This stupid disease is so hard and I hate it.

I keep trying to remind myself though that I could have things a lot worse, and to thank God for all the blessings I do have, and that I don't have it worse.

Any suggestions, pointers, advice, encouragement, recipes, so yah, ANYTHING would be appreciated and beneficial to me!!!

Thanks and God Bless

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I recently read that Catwalk by Tigi, the Curls Rock product line was gluten free. I went to my salon to purchase this product as I recently learned that Matrix Curl Life has wheat in it. I was surprised to see "wheat amino acid" listed as an ingredient. Does anyone know what amino acids are and if this ingredient is unsafe for someone with Celiac Disease?

I am feeling so overwhelmed and frustrated right now. I always thought I had to be careful about just what i ate, but within the last few days realized I had to now start reading labels on everything, from hair products, to lotions, make-up and cleaning supplies. This stupid disease is so hard and I hate it.

I keep trying to remind myself though that I could have things a lot worse, and to thank God for all the blessings I do have, and that I don't have it worse.

Any suggestions, pointers, advice, encouragement, recipes, so yah, ANYTHING would be appreciated and beneficial to me!!!

Thanks and God Bless

Welcome to the Board,

And yes it can be VERY overwhelming in the beginning...but it does get better. You have found a great site. Some of the best Celiac Minds are here.

Take some time to brows around this site. There are about a ca zillion recipes and a lot of product information. I am sure that you will find it invaluable.

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Hi, and welcome to the board :)

Yes, it can be daunting at first--I thought I'd never get the hang of it. But, you will, and soon the diet will become second nature to you.

Wheat amino acids can cause a reaction if you get them in your mouth. With shampoo, especially in the shower, it's almost impossible to avoid this. I would suggest you try a shampoo/conditioner (as well as lotion, lip products, etc) without gluten.

A lot of Garnier is safe (call them on any you want to use--their reps are very helpful), and Dove will clearly list any gluten on the label in plain English.

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I am 100% gluten free in my diet, but don't watch shampoo or lotion or even lipstick (I wear lipstick about one a month at the most). I don't react for some reason. If I get the smallest amount of Glute via cross-contamination of food I do react very much!

I just checked my body lotion and it doesn't appear to have anything gluteny. Same for my shampoo (Garnier and Yves Rocher and Herbal Essences).

I think it is individual - but according to the Celiac Association Gluten cannot be ingested through the skin, just the digestive tract (and of course the mouth!).

It IS VERY overwhelming at first. I was in such denial at first that I though, "just a little bit won't hurt!" mainly because I was so overwhelmed trying to eat normal food.

BUT, you DO figure it out over time and can even eat in restaurants (carefully!) successfully.

This board was a BIG help to me, and this and Clan Thompson's Drug and Food Smart Lists software have been my sole sources of info.

Keep at it. You will eventually feel right at home with the diet and the cosmetic/health choices!

:)

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