#1: Anyone on here have a nut allergy and follow CG?
Im having a heck of a time finding products that fit CG but don't contain nut oils, extracts etc (I also cant use lecithing b/c my son is allergic to eggs). Seems like the world has gone shea crazy LOL
I have the Deva products but need an alternative since I can react to chamomile if I use it too often (shampoos and conditioners). I use suave as my conditioner wash but need a heavier one (like one c) to put on after
fine hair with botticelli curls according to my stylist
currently trialing devacurl low poo, one c and angell
kurlee uses this brand. According to their FAQs, their products "were formulated to be hypoallergenic and free of gluten, casein, soy, nuts, corn, sulfites, tar, fragrance, and colorants." I don't have any personal experience with this brand, but you can always PM kurlee or email the company if you have questions about it.
Yeah, the products I use do not have any nuts. There is a bar soap that has Shea Butter in it and they sell pure shea butter. I know they test every batch of whate ver they make for gluten and the wife (a family company) has celiac disease like me so I know thery are probably very careful with cross contsmination. But I would e-mail and ask for sure. I have only seen great customer service so far.
I am wondering if Shea Butter actually belongs to the nut group? I am allergic to nuts too but have had no problems with shea butter. I have been trying to find this info online but actually have found both "yes it is a nut" and "no, it is a seed of a fruit (kinda like avocado) so it isn't a nut".
the shea fruit/nut debate has been going on for a while....I see that FAAN's official comment on it was:
"We suggest you ask your allergist for advice about this. The shea nut is a tree nut that has not been widely used in foods in the past, but shea
butter and shea oil are being used increasingly in lotions, bath products,
shampoos, and cosmetics. Although no reactions to shea nut have been
documented in the medical literature some doctors advise patients with tree nut allergy to use caution and avoid products that contain ingredients
derived from the shea nut."
Ive also seen that people with latex allergies can react to shea.
Since our nut allergies are very severe we dont take chances
Add to matter the other products that contain almond, brazil nut, macadamia nut, etc and its like landmines out there...sigh
Yeah, I hear ya. Not good taking any chances. I can't even eat things that is supposedly gluten free if there are gluten in the same facility. Or if another product has been made on the same machine as for example casein (milk protein) then I get sick (I can't eat gluten, casein or Legumes/soy). So I know how bad it can be.
I am allergic to both prunes and nuts..and a bunch of other stuff so I am having a hard time finding things that work. It is actually really hard to find truly allergy friendly products out there. Add on the fact that gluten hides in almost everything processed..yeah, it can be a night mare.
The shampoo, conditioner and lotion is free from nuts at G-F savonnerie. I have used them without any problems for well over 4 months now. I haven't reacted to the Shea Butter though, so I dunno for sure. I haven't asked them how they do the Shea Butter thing (cross-contamination). It would be interseting to hear what they say about Shea Butter being a nut.
Strange thing is I even read somewhere that Shea Butter was a "hypoallergenic" product. hehe (Not on their homepage.)
This company has some allergy friendly products too. They aren't always very CG friendly but I think the conditioner is that they have. Ingredients:
Purified Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimide BP, Germaben, Fragrance Free.
I treir their shampoo and it was pretty harsh with sulphates. Their gel is great! CG friendly.