Gluten Free Shampoo And Conditioner

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?

Dove Damage Therapy Intensive Repair Shampoo Gluten Test

One reader 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.

Here’s An Up To Date Gluten Free Shampoo List

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?

10 Replies to “Gluten Free Shampoo And Conditioner

    1. I use Toms toothpaste. There’s one kind out of all of them that’s gluten free (I’m blanking on which kind). I’ve also used the Hello brand toothpaste, which is good too.
      Moisturizer- vani cream lite lotion
      Chapstick – EOS
      Makeup – Tarte
      Face wash- Derma-E or hale and hush products

  1. People think I’m crazy when I tell them most shampoo that have gluten in them breaks my head out. I started to use dove and things feel less aggressive!!!

  2. I actually had a doctor tell me “unless you’re eating your shampoo I don’t see how you’re getting gluten from that”. What a jerk he was. I’ve learned the hard way to make sure it’s gluten free.
    I even have to make sure I don’t eat much of the prepackaged gluten free foods. They are allowed 20 parts per million of gluten to classify as gluten free. So some things do have gluten in them. Some products have enough I can’t eat them at all. Always starts with my throat feeling like its closing up and I can’t swallow or get anything down. Scares me. I can’t breathe when this happens.
    I am now finding I can no longer eat milk chocolate. Ugh. Something else to give up.

    Thank you for posting the shampoo list. It took me years to find mine. I found it the hard way, trial and error. I can’t have oat either.
    After being gf for 5 years I’ve found if it’s not easy to read ingredients. It probably in there somewhere.

  3. OMG I never realised my shampoo, conditioner or makeup could be adding to my problems. I was diagnosed coeliac about 15 years ago but still feel I suffer from so many allergy problems and feel rubbish after all these years – I am definitely going to look further into the products I use and those my hairdresser uses, especially, as I always suffer badly after visiting her.

  4. I not only need gluten free but corn free as well. It makes everything so hard, I’ve been diagnosed with ciliacs for 3yrs now an i have a corn allergy. Which cuts out mostly anything processed in any way. Ingested it makes me very ill, topically it sets off bad excema, if any one can suggest a corn an gluten free shampoo an conditioner that would be really helpful to me.

  5. Your article was very helpful as I did not know even shampoo can affect me as I have coelia disease. It’s been 5 years since I was diagnosed and I learn something new all the time.
    Thank you for taking the time to write this list. Will be helpful to have a comprehensive list of other beauty products.

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