Allergic to ALL conditioners?!

I am allergic to all conditioners that work for my hair! I have tried so many conditioners and i keep getting the same allergy symptoms (stuffy nose, itchy eyes and scalp, & breaking out on skin). I am allergic to even 100% organic conditioners like Aubrey Honey Suckle Rose Conditioner. The only conditioner i am not allergic to is Free and Clear Conditioner but it does not have enough slip for me to comb out my hair. I have no idea what I'm allergic to! I am guessing it is the Fragrance but I then I was allergic to Naturelle Hypo-Allergenic Fragrance Free Conditioner! But I did smell a scent when i put it in my hair so why was it named "Fragrance Free"?! I was an allergic to the Afro Grow Leave in conditioner which is natural but it has a strong smell. Ahhhh, i am struggling to find a good moisturizing conditioner with good slip that I am not allergic to. Help!! Thank you!

Last edited by avaanstar; 07-24-2011 at 10:34 PM.
you should see a doctor to figure out what youre allergic to first. it should be easier to find stuff once you know what to avoid.
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I have the same problem with a lot of hair products that I'd really like to try or use, especially more natural products. Try comparing all of the ingredients in your conditioners to see what they have in common. That should help you narrow down any ingredients you might be reacting to and help you know what to avoid in the future. Also you could try getting tested for different allergies, that really helped me realize that I have to be careful of products with coconut or wheat in them. Good luck and I hope this helps!
CG since September 2010
thick, medium-coarse, low-normal porosity (?), 2c/3a hair!
growing out my hair to BSL!

experimenting with...
low-poo/ co-wash: Everyday Shea Moisturizing Lavender Shampoo & tressemme naturals moisture
rinse-out/ leave-in: GFTN, CJAO, CJRM, TJ nourish, GVP Conditioning Balm
styling: HESMU, CJCIAB, eco styler krystal, BRHG

"I'm as free as my hair." Mother Monster

I have the same problem with a lot of hair products that I'd really like to try or use, especially more natural products. Try comparing all of the ingredients in your conditioners to see what they have in common. That should help you narrow down any ingredients you might be reacting to and help you know what to avoid in the future. Also you could try getting tested for different allergies, that really helped me realize that I have to be careful of products with coconut or wheat in them. Good luck and I hope this helps!
Originally Posted by imagabster
Thanks! I have taken an allergy test and they said i was allergic to mold. What kind of doctor can i see to be tested for other things? What kind of things can they test your allergies for?
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I went to an allergist to get tested and they were able to scratch test me for a variety of different foods that are common allergens plus other foods that I eat quite a bit to see if they were the reason for my eczema. I know there's also a way that they can do patch testing to see if you might be allergic to different hair/body products you use. The tests definitely helped me narrow down what had been causing my skin irritations, and hopefully it will help you too if you decide to get it done!
CG since September 2010
thick, medium-coarse, low-normal porosity (?), 2c/3a hair!
growing out my hair to BSL!

experimenting with...
low-poo/ co-wash: Everyday Shea Moisturizing Lavender Shampoo & tressemme naturals moisture
rinse-out/ leave-in: GFTN, CJAO, CJRM, TJ nourish, GVP Conditioning Balm
styling: HESMU, CJCIAB, eco styler krystal, BRHG

"I'm as free as my hair." Mother Monster

You might be allergic to aloe. It's in a lot of conditioners.

I second comparing ingredients (as well as an allergy test). I'm sure there is a conditioner out there that you can use
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If you are having the same reaction to all the conditioners you have tried, maybe you should make a note of the ingredients they all have in common. And talk to your doctor.

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