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Soy Intolerance & Externally Used Products

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Do any of you soy intolerant folks find that you have to be as vigilant about externally used products with soy as you would gluten? I just shampooed my hair a bit ago and thought to look at the label. Sure enough, soy protein is right in the middle of the ingredients of my non-toxic, organic, and absolute favorite shampoo. I also just found soybean oil in our natural pest repellent spray.

I don't think I have much risk of ingestion of hair care products, probably not pest spray either. What do you guys think?

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Do any of you soy intolerant folks find that you have to be as vigilant about externally used products with soy as you would gluten? I just shampooed my hair a bit ago and thought to look at the label. Sure enough, soy protein is right in the middle of the ingredients of my non-toxic, organic, and absolute favorite shampoo. I also just found soybean oil in our natural pest repellent spray.

I don't think I have much risk of ingestion of hair care products, probably not pest spray either. What do you guys think?

I am not as diligent with my hair care products as maybe I could be ,but lip stick and lip gloss,chap stick, hand creams I am extremely diligent about those. I personally would not use a pest spray with soy oil in it.

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Since I have an actual allergy as well as an intolerance to soy I avoid it in all products. In shampoos it makes my head itch and my hair fall out and if in lotions etc I will break out in a rash. I don't know if I didn't have the allergy to it I would be as careful as I am with topicals as I am with gluten though. It would depend on whether I had reactions and couldn't find a food source as a cause. I didn't avoid gluten in topicals at first but soon learned that I had no choice so it might be the same with the soy.

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Do any of you soy intolerant folks find that you have to be as vigilant about externally used products with soy as you would gluten? I just shampooed my hair a bit ago and thought to look at the label. Sure enough, soy protein is right in the middle of the ingredients of my non-toxic, organic, and absolute favorite shampoo. I also just found soybean oil in our natural pest repellent spray.

I don't think I have much risk of ingestion of hair care products, probably not pest spray either. What do you guys think?

I do occasionally swallow shampoo contaminated water while washing my hair in the shower. My former shampoo also contained soy. When I ingest soy products, I get cramping pain and bloating for about 10 days afterwards. So I decided to switch to Shakai natural shampoo products, which odn't contain any of my 7 diagnosed allergens. They offer a shampoo for color treated hair, as well as regular shampoo products. I also use their creme rinse. Maybe other people can avoid getting shampoo in their mouths, but I can't while I wash my hair in the shower.

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