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Gluten Free Shampoo

Discussion in 'Gluten-free Forum' started by Mr_Pot, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I bought some Herbal Essences shampoo yesterday, which says it is gluten free. Not having any problem with gluten myself I wonder if anyone is so sensitive to gluten they can't even tolerate it on their hair?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    More likely to be skin than hair I would hazard a guess?
    Why would shampoo ever have gluten in it though..
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    I've never knowingly had issues with my scalp, but if my OH has a sandwich at lunch, several days on the trot (I am lunch chef), then my hands, particularly my fingertips, become scaly if I don't wear food prep gloves.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    If digestive, then yes, this is what my dietician said when I asked a question about kissing someone who had eaten gluten and it could still be on their lips, so could it make me ill, she said only if digested. I am coeliac and have seen tv adverts for this brand of shampoo and I had no idea gluten was actually in shampoo, I will take a look at the shampoo's I have at home.
    Edited ; I see no reason why gluten should be in shampoo.
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Have a look at wheat germ oil shampoo in google and you'll see plenty. Similarly many body lotion/hand creams contain it.

    All good clean sport. :)
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I get a number one clipper cut hair cut, and I use pure soap as a shampoo, could not see gluten mentioned.

    Cheap as well... :D
     
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    Hi there ! I'm new here, pleased to meet you everybody :) I'm suffering from celiac disease and from a nickel allergy too. I mainly use nickel-free shampoo and, to tell the truth, I didn't know that gluten could be within such products...however, I haven't had any problems. I must also underline that celiac disease consist in an intolerance towards gluten, while a gluten allergy is totally something else. I think people tend to misunderstand this significant difference
     
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    Consists in* sorry
     
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    Therefore, I think those who suffer from gluten allergy could have some problems with glutened shampoo....
     
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    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use high fat, high protein conditioner lol! Made with coconut oil and whipped egg whites, at least that’s what it says on the package.
     
  11. Geordie_P

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    Yes, I've just been using bar soap for shampoo and shaving for years now, and my skin and hair are in nice condition- that's including growing my hair to near shoulder length too, not just short.
     
  12. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In answer to the OP, yes, gluten intolerance and coeliac come in different sensitivities, depending on the person.
    There are indeed people so sensitive that skin contact can cause a reaction, although the majority of NCGI (non-coeliac gluten intolerance) and coeliacs can tolerate some skin contact.

    (I have heard of someone going into anaphylactic shock from walking through a flour mill and breathing in minute amounts of wheat flour in the air).
     
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