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Wheat Germ Oil In Lip Gloss? Wheat Protein In Hair Gel?

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Hello!

First question: I spoke with Gabriel Cosmetics who has a line called ZuZu Luxe. They make a great lip gloss called Caliente, which they say is gluten-free but contains Wheat Germ Oil. Is that safe like they say?

Secondly, I found a hair gel made by Alba Botanica. It is the Strong Hold Style Gel. It contains Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein. Is this safe? The only issue I see with this one is when washing hair and water getting in mouth or on lips. What do you think?

These products are important to me to consider because I have chemical sensitivities and have a hard time finding bright red lip gloss and finishing products for hair care with no scent that are safe for me to use for that reason, not even considering the gluten issue. Its hard to be beautiful . . . or at least try to be!

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Hi there- You will get varying responses to this question but my answer is no.

The lip gloss is DEFINITELY not safe because you will lick your lips and wheat germ oil contains gluten :( I know it stinks when you find a product you really like.

As far as the gel goes, my answer is still no because when you wash your hair, it will come ouot and you'd be surprised at how much you get in your mouth when shampooing. A veteran member here said to see for yourself, put baking soda in your hair in the shower (it's very salty) and see how quickly you taste it.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. But there are a LOT of good gluten-free options out there too!

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I didn't switch my haircare products for the longest time. Then at some point my hair started breaking off quite a bit and I checked my products and found that 3 of them had wheat in them. Switched. No problms since.

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Hello!

First question: I spoke with Gabriel Cosmetics who has a line called ZuZu Luxe. They make a great lip gloss called Caliente, which they say is gluten-free but contains Wheat Germ Oil. Is that safe like they say?

Secondly, I found a hair gel made by Alba Botanica. It is the Strong Hold Style Gel. It contains Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein. Is this safe? The only issue I see with this one is when washing hair and water getting in mouth or on lips. What do you think?

These products are important to me to consider because I have chemical sensitivities and have a hard time finding bright red lip gloss and finishing products for hair care with no scent that are safe for me to use for that reason, not even considering the gluten issue. Its hard to be beautiful . . . or at least try to be!

No, don't use any product that says "wheat" in any form. I always get sick if I do. Your hair can get in your mouth, you rub your hair with your hands then open a stick of gum and put it in your mouth. Glutened. Not worth the damage. Find something without gluten. Barts Bees has great lip gloss.

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Thanks guys,

I'm bummed. But back to the drawing board. I wonder why the company said that the wheat germ oil was okay? I wrote them yesterday, but still wait to hear back.

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Some safe lipglosses include: Burt's bees, chanel, NARS , Shisheido and 100% pure. Be extremely careful with lipsticks and glosses.

Niether wheat germ oil nor the protein (why would you put gluten on your hair?) are safe. Think about how many times you get hair in your mouth or food or snarf in the water when you shower.

As for hair finishing products, the best ones I have found so far are Phyto(logie)-- you can safely use the hairspray, the hydromist and the karajna shine oil. In the korres line you can use use the yucca styling wax if that is more your thing. In addition to that, LUSH cosmetics makes a few good styling prodcuts that are safe, including "king of mods" gel and deep conditioning treatments.

There are extensive threads here on make-up and haircare products. Try using the search feature to find them.

Good luck.

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Thanks for taking the time to provide all those products. Unfortunately, they won't work for me most likely--I looked up a few and will look up the ingredients of the rest. I have chemical sensitivities and can't use the products with perfumes, parabens, and formaldehyde releasers, etc. That is why this is so tricky. If a hair product for styling is chemically safe, it has wheat in it!

For makeup I use Jane Iredale. It is fantastic, and chemical free, but there is no bright red. No natural make up company makes bright red except for Gabriel (zuzu luxe). I like that 1940s look of bright red lips with understated eye make up.

Thanks anyway.

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Take a look at monave.com. Their lip products are all natural. Good luck!

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Try the 100% pure line. They might surprise you. They have bright reds.

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Salon I go to uses a hair spray with wheat germ oil in it (Vitamin E). I didn't get the manufacturers name but just wanted to put this out there as a warning.

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