Many of you want to know shampoos and conditioners are gluten free. Why? Because you want to minimize the chances of being exposed to gluten, of course. If you wonder whether this is really necessary, consider that some people have had localized skin reactions to gluten-containing personal care products.
Also, anything that gets close to your face can certainly get swept into your mouth. Just about everyone has gotten a little shampoo or soap in their mouth. And if there is a residue from conditioner, you wouldn’t want that to get close to your lips either.
Because shampoo and conditioner aren’t food products, gluten free labeling is a little less straightforward. Some companies like Suave and Unilever will label any source of gluten ingredients. You’ll need to get used to a few different ways of identifying them – read this list for reference.
Here’s an excerpt from my other cosmetics blog about shampoos and conditioners. Click on the highlighted links for more information.
Please be aware that the shampoo and conditioner products contain “denatured” wheat germ, listed as “wheat protein” on the ingredient list. Lavera states that because the gliadin protein (the one that triggers the autoimmune reaction) has been removed, these products are completely safe. Use at your own discretion. Click here: Link to Lavera’s Celiac Page
Organic Shampoo, Mango Milk for Color Treated Hair
Organic Shampoo, Rose Milk for Dry Hair
Organic Shampoo, Almond Milk for Sensitive Hair
Organic Shampoo, Apple Milk for Normal Hair
Organic Shampoo, Lemon Milk for Oily Hair
Organic Shampoo, Orange Milk for Fine Hair
Organic Shampoo, Men Care
Organic Conditioner, Rose Milk for Dry Hair
Organic Conditioner, Mango Milk Hair Repair Treatment
Desert Organics Don’t know about the rest of the website, but the “organics” area is all gluten free – More coming here soon!
Monave has some gluten free shampoo and hair care products – check out their gluten free ingredients list
Suave Unilever products are well-labeled for any gluten sources, and Suave should be OK.
Gluten Free Savonnerie Obviously, the name says it all!
White Rain – website states the products that do have gluten, shampoos and conditioners not included in this list
Unilever – Dove Hair Care you can read the ingredients for each product right on their site
Paul Mitchell – read the labels and also contact customer service at 1-811-903-5375 to verify or get current list
As always, any product can have a changed formulation without any notice. Before purchasing, you should ALWAYS read labels and contact the company to be doubly sure. Even what I’m writing here could be slightly different by the time you buy something. This is just a guide to get you in the right direction.
If you should find that a recommendation I’ve made has turned up something with gluten in it, please accept my apology and let me know so I can correct the info I have. Use this gluten ingredient list as a guide for checking on glutenous ingredient. It looks like these are pretty good options for gluten free shampoos and other hair products.
More products and companies will be added to this list over time. If you have a good recommendation, please comment below and I’ll add it to the post. Thanks!!