Gluten Free Shampoo And Conditioner

January 11, 2014 — 19 Comments
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Gluten Free Shampoo Keeps Your Hair Happy And Healthy.

Gluten Free Shampoo Keeps Your Hair Happy And Healthy.

Did you know that up to 60% of anything that you put on your skin is eventually absorbed into your body?

It is impossible to ignore that what goes on your body also goes in your body.

Do You Need A Gluten Free Shampoo And Conditioner?

More and more doctors are recommending for Celiac and gluten sensitive patients to follow a 100% gluten free lifestyle, not just a gluten free diet.

Ever since I switched to a gluten free shampoo my scalp feels healthier. I no longer suffer from embarrassing dry scalp and dandruff “snow” that plagued me for years.

Furthermore, I have read hundreds of stories from people with Celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity that shows gluten based products that go on the skin such as cosmetics, lotions, soaps, shampoo and conditioner can cause symptoms associated with Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

The truth is many doctors do not only recommend treating Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity with a diet but choose to treat the whole body to relieve all symptoms.

For example, Dr. Kenneth Fine, M.D. of EnteroLab.com, states:

Gluten sensitivity is a systemic immune reaction to gluten and anywhere in the body, not just that entering the body via the gut. Therefore, topically applied lotions, creams, shampoos, etc. containing gluten would indeed provide a source of gluten to the body, and we therefore recommend all such products be discontinued for optimal health.

The bottom line is to eliminate any possibility of gluten entering your body, remove gluten from your diet and remove the non-food products that contain gluten.

Just imagine you’re lathering your hair with shampoo and a tiny bit of the soap gets in your mouth while you rinse, bam! you’ve just been glutened. Why not just use gluten free shampoo?

What To Tell Your Hairstylist

Chances are you’ve been with your hairstylist for more than a few years. Cristina (my stylist) has been cleaning me up for over 6 years and she’s become one of my good friends. I think most people would consider their hairstylist a friend. Which is why you should feel comfortable telling her that you need to use gluten free products on your hair.

When I told my hairstylist that I was gluten free she gave me a little info on the gluten free shampoo that she carries. Apparently she has quite a few clients that are gluten free.

Now whenever I book an appointment she knows only to use gluten free shampoo and conditioner to wash my hair. Don’t be afraid to speak up, I’m sure your hairstylist cares about you and wants you to have the best experience possible.

The Gluten Free Shampoo That I Use

My scalp and skin in general is quite sensitive and I’m not sure if it’s because of past use of a gluten soap, lotion, or shampoo but I’m happy with the kirkland brand shampoo. It’s not expensive, smells good, it’s gluten free, and it doesn’t make my scalp break out, plus the pump bottle makes it easy to use.

I tested the kirkland brand gluten free shampoo to make sure it was gluten free and it tested negative at 5ppm.

Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Shampoo Gluten Test

Sharie Daley, one of my readers asked if I could test Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Shampoo for gluten so I did and I’m happy to report that it tested guten free, negative at 20 ppm.

 

List of Gluten Free ShampooHere’s A Up To Date Gluten Free Shampoo List (Updated January 2014).

List Of Ingredients That Contain Gluten In Non-Food Products Like Shampoo And Conditioner 

Most often non-food companies will not simply state “wheat” on the ingredients label. They use complicated scientific names.

  • AMP–ISOSTEAROYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
  • AVENA SATIVA
  • BARLEY EXTRACT
  • BARLEY LIPIDS
  • CYCLODEXTRIN
  • DISODIUM WHEAT GERMAMIDO PEG–2 SULFOSUCCINAT
  • FERMENTED GRAIN EXTRACT
  • HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
  • HYDROLYZED WHEAT GLUTEN
  • HYDROLYZED WHEAT STARCH
  • HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN PG–PROPYL SILANETRIOL
  • HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM WHEAT PROTEIN
  • HYDROLYZED MALT EXTRACT
  • OAT
  • OAT (AVENA SATIVA) BRAN EXTRACT
  • OAT (AVENA SATIVA) BRAN
  • OAT (AVENA SATIVA) FLOUR
  • OAT (AVENA SATIVA) PROTEIN
  • PHYTOSPHINGOSINE EXTRACT
  • SAMINO PEPTIDE COMPLEX
  • STEARDIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
  • TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) FLOUR LIPIDS
  • TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACT
  • TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GLUTEN EXTRACT/WATER
  • TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
  • VITAMIN E DERIVED FROM WHEAT GERM OIL
  • WHEAT AMINO ACIDS
  • WHEAT AMINO ACIDS
  • WHEAT GERM OIL
  • WHEAT GERM EXTRACT
  • WHEAT GERM GLYCERIDES
  • WHEAT (TRITICUM VULGARE) BRAN EXTRACT

Do You Use a Gluten Free Shampoo and Conditioner?

Do you have reactions to topical gluten products?

Gluten Free Shampoo And Conditioner, 4.5 out of 5 based on 45 ratings

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  • Staci

    After being Gluten free for 1 1/2 years, my skin went through a dry spell, so naturally I grabbed the lotion that I had always use in the past. Needless to say I didn’t think that through very well, because I use to use Aveeno & well after using it for 3 days straight I was sick for the next week! All the ingrediants in lotions, make up & shampoo confuse me & I got a bit better after changing my diet but I’m still getting it from somewhere. So obviously I need to start looking for some new products to use.

  • Salsa Sara

    The Alterna Haircare line is also gluten free. I’ve been using their products for years and they leave my hair beautiful, soft and silky.

  • Brenda Lorenz

    Have you ever tested Pantene shampoo and conditioner?

  • http://andrewcordova.com Andrew Cordova

    Brenda, No I haven’t.

  • http://www.GlutenFreeVeganLiving.com Sandy

    Thanks for the great article, links and tips! I have referenced it on my blog here: http://glutenfreeveganliving.com/do-we-need-gluten-free-personal-care-products.

    Sandy

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  • Wendy

    Thank you Andrew!

  • Deb Cook

    I use Organix Hydrating Macadamia Oil shampoo & conditioner – their website says it’s gluten free (in the Q&A section) beautypureandsimple.com AND it’s made in the USA

  • http://sweetlifeglutenfreebakery.com/ Deena Ellson

    I love your information and I share it often with my customers….

  • http://andrewcordova.com Andrew Cordova

    Deena, that’s great to hear! I’m glad your finding my material helpful.

  • Linda Neal

    Thank you Andrew, your info and list make me more confident that I am using the right products.

  • cindy waller

    We use HBL by Enjoy. It also has no artificial color, parabens or gluten. another line is Biomega by Aquage which we also carry. http://www.feistystudiostucson.com

  • Peggy Knuttila

    Wow, thank you so much for opening my eyes to more gluten free products. Often I wonder why I am still having symptoms and not eating gluten. Now I know!! Thank you very much!

  • Janet Darbey

    I love your advice and recipes…..It took me ages to realise that my scalp problems were being brought on by hair products. I have celiac disease and any gluten in make up, hair products etc gave me a very itchy rash and scalp flakes that looked horrible. The UK coeliac society deny that topical things can cause a reaction but I know it happens to me. I live in Greece and the Head and shoulders shampoo produced here is gluten free but some of the Pantene are not so you have to be careful as the ingredients vary according to where they were produced, so always check before using them!

  • Jill Acosta

    Love this. I need ideas on hair sprays and Gels. Even the gf one I picked out dry my head up worse than the non gf. I need them to hold as well. I have thrown so many away that dont even have hold to them even though they say extra hold. :(

  • lisa

    Do you know if Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo is gluten free? Thanks!

  • Shannon

    Has anyone found that changing to gluten free shampoo/conditioner etc has assisted with clearer skin? I have had terrible skin lately (face, shoulders, back), tried cutting out sugar, changing facial cleansing products and soap but nothing seems to help. My friend suggested gf shamp & condit may help???

  • Andrew Cordova

    If you’re sensitive to gluten your shampoo and conditioner can definitely be causing skin issues if they’re not gluten free.

  • Susan McFadden

    Now my head is itching….