help finding good gluten free products

hi all,

I've recently gone gluten free in attempts to figure out some health issues - and yay! i have a gluten intolerance! (/sarcasm). Its been 3 months now and I can't believe how much better I feel, well that is, until this weekend.

I decided to try some new hair products, namely, Ecostyler Krystal and the LA Looks Sports Gel, plus an organic shampoo (for the once a week that i do wash my hair) well low and behold, the first day that i used the products (ecostyler and la looks gel) my hair looked awesome! however, my stomach felt very off and not like it normally is, since nothing else had changed in my diet. I looked at the ingredients and noticed all have hydrolyzed wheat protein in them. Used the hair products again today thinking that maybe my stomach just was upset with something, and again, about an hour after i got to work, I started feeling sick, and this afternoon, a huge migraine came up, which hasn't happened at all since I became GF. I did a bit of research and most of the people on the celiac/GF boards say to not use anything with that ingredient.

so I come to you curlies (that may have celiac or a gluten intolerance)...what are your HG products that are gluten free?
Wow! Thanks for the warning! I too have a gluten allergy (not an intollerance here, full blown allergy) and am working on finding some new hair cair techniques. I need to look at my shampoo now... Could explain my dry scalp more than the SLS I am sensitive to...

So far I simply wash my hair very infrequently and simply massage my scalp during an in depth water rinse. I also use a very wide tooth comb during this process to get the tangles out and make sure the water gets through better. I'm trying to go natural and am pregnant on top of all this so I don't know if what I do will be of any help to you. That said, I haven't washed for four days and am only now getting a bit oily and needing to wash my hair. Plus my hair looked the best it ever has today (well yesterday, I haven't slept yet) to the point that I stopped my hubby in his tracks and made him stutter. I looked goooood.

Good luck in your search! I'll be keeping an eye out now! Oh, and if you decide to try the baking soda method be cautious. I am also sensitive to that go figure. It dried my hair out into wheat stalks on my head plus made it very itchy. I'm not sure if those two sensitivities go hand in hand but I wanted to put out that word of caution.
This is an old post...but I thought I would throw my 2 cents in since I am new on the boards and have celiac disease.

Ingredients you should always avoid in hair products:

hydrolyzed wheat protein
wheat peptides
hydroxypropyl starch hydrolysate (this is sometimes made with wheat starch however you may not be able to pinpoint the exact source of the starch - better safe than sorry)
anything made from OATS - Aveena Sativa - Yes oats...all commercially prepared oats are contaminated with gluten - they are almost always grown in rotation with wheat/barley in the field and so will almost always be contaminated with gluten.
Anything that says oats/barley/wheat avoid!
Wheat germ, wheat germ oil
Anything from Triticum Vulgare (wheat) Hordeum Vulgare (barley) - if it says these names it is gluten!
This is a list of ingredients that are NOT SAFE!
Gluten-Containing Cosmetic Ingredients
This is not exhaustive - there are more but it is a good place to start
Super wavy and wurly curly! Fiii,fairly non-porous, inelastic
Colorado Curly - low dew points & low humidity!
Organix Cherry Ginseng and DevaCurl low poo/condish
KCKT leave in, Naturelle Gel
Joimist or Aussie Sprunch Spray

I have KLINGON HAIR

My hair likes IAgirls PT!
I have celiac disease - no wheat please!
My 2 yr old daughter has celiac disease and I had no idea to be careful with hair products!!!! Thank you! She is a curly
West Aussie wavey! 2b/low porosity, medium texture.
Cleanse-Tressemme Naturals
LI-Natures Gate organic
Style-Seven Wonders anti frizz creme, Taft Extra Hold Gel, Marc Daniels Curl Creme

Still trialling...
Just googled this and found skin/hair care containing gluten is not s problem unless there's a risk of it getting in your mouth?
West Aussie wavey! 2b/low porosity, medium texture.
Cleanse-Tressemme Naturals
LI-Natures Gate organic
Style-Seven Wonders anti frizz creme, Taft Extra Hold Gel, Marc Daniels Curl Creme

Still trialling...
It depends...shampoo and conditioner and hand lotions almost always end up in the mouth in small amounts - either during the wash or during the day if she were to touch her hair and then her mouth (which we all probably do a lot). Also, if she has dermatitis herpetiformis as part of her Celiac like I do, it can trigger a breakout if you use lotions or creams on her skin that have gluten. I know I have glutened myself with lotions, creams, shampoo, conditioner, hair gel, hairspray, curl creams...you name it - it happens! I would be most careful especially with a child who may not have the self restraint of an adult to resist touching hair and then mouth!
Super wavy and wurly curly! Fiii,fairly non-porous, inelastic
Colorado Curly - low dew points & low humidity!
Organix Cherry Ginseng and DevaCurl low poo/condish
KCKT leave in, Naturelle Gel
Joimist or Aussie Sprunch Spray

I have KLINGON HAIR

My hair likes IAgirls PT!
I have celiac disease - no wheat please!
Gluten Free Beauty: It

Here is a great article on the subject at celiac.com also!
Super wavy and wurly curly! Fiii,fairly non-porous, inelastic
Colorado Curly - low dew points & low humidity!
Organix Cherry Ginseng and DevaCurl low poo/condish
KCKT leave in, Naturelle Gel
Joimist or Aussie Sprunch Spray

I have KLINGON HAIR

My hair likes IAgirls PT!
I have celiac disease - no wheat please!
Hi,

I understand your frustration with gluten sensitivities. I've tried some products that I've purchased from Whole Foods that have been gluten friendly but they have all left my hair so greasy that I have to wash my hair the same day. Finding the right gel is very important for me since my hair is very wavy/curly- I'm sure you understand One product I absolutely love is Blood of the Dragon Gel from Morrocco Method. It is completely gluten free and organic with all natural ingredients. No greasiness there either. It's a very light gel with a fresh scent. They have a new thicker pomade that I hear is fantastic but I haven't ordered it yet. Everything Morrocco Method makes is organic and gluten free so you are safe with all their shampoos, conditioners, gels and other hair products.

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