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I've been resisting having my hair cut and dyed since going gluten-free because of the following issue, but now I've got to get it done. For those of you who use gluten-free shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, etc., what do you do when you get your hair cut and/or dyed? Do you ask to see the ingredients in their products? Or does one day of possibly having wheat in the shampoo, conditioner, etc. not worry you?

Thanks for any tips anyone has!

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I go to the saim hairdresser as I have for ahwile now. She actually asked me if my head redness and rashes was from wheat shampoo. I never thought about it before. I always forget to bring my own shampoo so she uses the ones with safe ingredients and tries to always wash it all out well, just in case. I usually end up re-washing it later anyway.

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I usualu don't get mine washed there I usually just get my hair cut and then go home and wash it and style it....if I decided to get it done there for a special occasion or something I can bring my own shampoo in and they will use it. :D

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In salons you are usually laying with your head back in the sink and will not get any of the product in your mouth. Therefore, I don't worry about it. Gluten can not go through your scalp, so you only need to make sure you don't "eat" it.

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Well for me I can't have it touch my skin because my skin gets irritated...and if you wash it with wheat containing shampoo even when it dries it will have wheat in it...and how many times do you touch your hair without washing hands...there are ways it can get to your mouth.

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Thanks for the input! I've been going to the same place for several years now, so I think I'll tell her about my situation (I, too, now get itchy whenever wheat touches me--funny how that happens after going gluten-free, as it never used to happen to me before), and either bring my own shampoo and stuff or read all the ingredients.

Thanks again!

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My daughter bought some of that new shampoo for brunettes. She did fine with it for a while and looked so great that I tried it. I broke out around my scalp and face after the first time. Not long after that she began to break out. I did not see anything on the label, but sure enough, after a phone call the company verified that it could contain gluten. I checked on the other brands as well and they said the same thing. Bummer, too, since it was really tempering that nasty gray that has become so bad since I got sick. I don't want to color mine...my mom was a hairdresser and her hair color changed by the week. I swore I would never color mine.

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I take my own shampoo with me. I made it a point to get to know my hairdresser, and to make sure she knows about me. Come Christmas, she'll get a nice gift for being so helpful and accomodating!

(I gift her at Christmas because she won't accept tips.)

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