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Does anyone know if shampoo or hair products that contain gluten can damage your scalp.

Many people here do react to gluten in shampoo or hair product. There are many options for gluten free hair products.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Before going gluten free, I had a horrble time with shampoo, body wash, etc. It got to the point just about anything I used itched. I'm sure gluten was the problem. I was cleaning out my collection the other day and found a bottle of Clinique shampoo. I had quit using it because it burned my scalp. I should have taken the stuff back. I read the ingredients and the third one of course was wheat. I am sure that I have DH. It is frustrating that is for sure.

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I don't know what it is about Clinique products, but they have always given me problems. I got the skin care kit in college, and it totally made me break out. The breakouts were not acne. I don't know what it was- kind of sore/scab like, but I'm not sure if I would call it blisters. Clinique is the one brand that I reacted so strongly to that I've avoided it for years. (That was 10 years ago.)

I use Wella shampoo and conditioner. They do have sweet almond oil in them, so they won't work for nut allergies. I don't know if all Wella shampoos and conditioners are gluten-free though. I know you're probably all paranoid and double (and triple) check labels anyway. :)


Gluten free since Feb 2006, Dairy and Soy free since 2009

Anemic off and on since 2003

Negative tTG Ab, IgA, Gliadin Ab IgA, wheat allergy (IgE) blood tests (Feb 2006)

Positive wheat allergy skin test(Apr 2006)and dietary response (Feb 2006)

Celiac grandmother (Dx in 1940s, "grew out of it")

Training for my first triathlon to support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

~Amy

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Before going gluten free, I had a horrble time with shampoo, body wash, etc. It got to the point just about anything I used itched. I'm sure gluten was the problem. I was cleaning out my collection the other day and found a bottle of Clinique shampoo. I had quit using it because it burned my scalp. I should have taken the stuff back. I read the ingredients and the third one of course was wheat. I am sure that I have DH. It is frustrating that is for sure.

Frustrating is too mild a word for this!! I have been gluten free since march but didn't really think I needed to look at the labels of my shampoo and soap. Reading food labels is hard enough! I have been itching for 10 year, severly, for 4 years. I thought it was all the chemicals in soap, shampoo, lotion, etc... and tried DOZENS of different brands. When I started eating gluten free there was drastic change, but the itching never went away 100%. I thought I was just getting "contaminated" by accident, since gluten is sometimes hidden in foods you wouldn't expect it to be in... (like finding barley malt in Lindt Chocolate truffles) but I have been suspecting lately that it is in my soap, lotion and shampoo. I read somewhere that tocopheryl acetate could be derived from wheat, well, that is in just about every body wash and lotion found at the average store. Yes frustrating is an understatement. But it is helpful to know I'm not alone.


Gluten free since 3/07

Self diagnosed through dietary changes- DH.

Still struggling...

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:o The photos that one of you sent look a lot like the rash my husband has had for some time. What do I look for in the ingredients of laundry soap? Will it just say "wheat" Do the laundry and soap makers have to identify ingredients that are a frequent cause of health issues like the food companies do? I tried the link that someone sent but it did not work. Does anyone know where I would get a list of soaps, detergents, etc that are gluten free or a list of those to avoid? Thanks

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:o The photos that one of you sent look a lot like the rash my husband has had for some time. What do I look for in the ingredients of laundry soap? Will it just say "wheat" Do the laundry and soap makers have to identify ingredients that are a frequent cause of health issues like the food companies do? I tried the link that someone sent but it did not work. Does anyone know where I would get a list of soaps, detergents, etc that are gluten free or a list of those to avoid? Thanks

Other than foods, companies do not have to disclose any allergins.

Here is a list of thingss to look out for:

https://www.celiac.com/categories/Safe-Glut...3B-Ingredients/

Here is a list of companies who wil list gluten as in "wheat, barley, malt and rye":

http://www.glutenfreeindy.com/foodlists/in...donothidegluten


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Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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This is what I learned from L'oreal

unscented: there still could be a fragrance in it which would have trace gluten

fragrance free: has no fragrance at all

Choice to make if you want no trace of gluten: fragrance free

Fragrance free shampoo & conditioner are difficult to find. I found over internet drug store and it's made by Person & Covey,Inc. It's called DHS Clear Shampoo and DHS Conditioning Rinse.

Neutrogena USED to make a fragrance free shampoo but stopped a few years ago. So far I have not found any major manufacturer who makes a fragrance free hair line.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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This is what I learned from L'oreal

unscented: there still could be a fragrance in it which would have trace gluten

fragrance free: has no fragrance at all

Choice to make if you want no trace of gluten: fragrance free

Fragrance free shampoo & conditioner are difficult to find. I found over internet drug store and it's made by Person & Covey,Inc. It's called DHS Clear Shampoo and DHS Conditioning Rinse.

Neutrogena USED to make a fragrance free shampoo but stopped a few years ago. So far I have not found any major manufacturer who makes a fragrance free hair line.

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Thank you. You have been a great help. Currently we are using a deoderant soap and his rash is getting worse. Will pick up some Dove tomorrow. We rewashed all the clothing in All Free and Clear but the rash on his back is getting worse. I wondered if it might be the shampoo. Currently using a dandruff shampoo. Can anyone recommend a gluten free dandruff shampoo? Will look tomorrow to see if Dove has one.Any other ideas what may be causing this rash to persist? The doctor just keeps prescribing prednisone but we really want to eliminate the source.

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Thank you. You have been a great help. Currently we are using a deoderant soap and his rash is getting worse. Will pick up some Dove tomorrow. We rewashed all the clothing in All Free and Clear but the rash on his back is getting worse. I wondered if it might be the shampoo. Currently using a dandruff shampoo. Can anyone recommend a gluten free dandruff shampoo? Will look tomorrow to see if Dove has one.Any other ideas what may be causing this rash to persist? The doctor just keeps prescribing prednisone but we really want to eliminate the source.

Wholefoods have a list if gluten free products. Their 365 shower gel is gluten-free but not their shampoo. I found that out the hard way. However they do a Dessert Essence Organics brand shampoo and conditioner which is really nice, actually labelled Wheat Free and Gluten Free. Maybe they do other products, I haven't asked the store recently because I like this one. You may want to watch out for Tocopherol and tocopherol acetate. I react with the soy based TA too. It's also in most lipsalves.

You're quite right to be annoyed with the doctor. It's ridiculous to keep taking meds when you could be well. Good luck.


gluten free 11/1/07

CF, SF, 02/08

posative Enterolab results 3/11/08

HLA-DQB1, Allele 0303

HLA-DQB1, Allele 0609

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,1 (subtype 9,6)

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