Gluten Free Shampoo and Conditioner

by admin on May 20, 2011

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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.

Lavera

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

 

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Organic Shampoo, Mango Milk for Color Treated Hair
Organic Shampoo, Rose Milk for Dry Hair
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Organic Shampoo, Almond Milk for Sensitive Hair
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Organic Shampoo, Apple Milk for Normal Hair
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Organic Shampoo, Lemon Milk for Oily Hair
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Organic Shampoo, Orange Milk for Fine Hair
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Organic Shampoo, Men Care
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Organic Conditioner, Rose Milk for Dry Hair
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Organic Conditioner, Mango Milk Hair Repair Treatment

California Baby

California Baby Super Sensitive Shampoo and Body Wash, No Fragrance
California Baby Calming Shampoo
California Baby Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash

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

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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.

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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!!

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Teresa May 24, 2011 at 2:50 am

Just a couple of things that we have used-Hugo Naturals gluten free shampoos, conditioners, and body wash-they are certified and smell pretty good. Also, Organique by Himalaya Herbals has a lot of gluten free beauty/health products (but they do have a really distinct smell). JASON has a nice smelling baby/kids line of shampoos/conditioners/body washes with fun little animals on the bottles. Ecotints tinted lip moisturizer is gluten free-I kinda like it, too.

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admin May 24, 2011 at 3:25 am

Thanks Teresa,

Those are brands I haven’t heard of myself, but I appreciate you adding them. As I get comments with various brands, I’ll add them to the overall list so people can find them more easily. I’ll check websites for these product lines as well.

Comments like these are what make the Gluten Free Cosmetic Counter community so great! :)

Erika

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js June 17, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Alterna Bamboo line at Sephora is apparently a new gluten free product.

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colleen July 30, 2011 at 1:18 am

Does anyone know if the new Suave Professionals Almond and Shea Butter shampoo and conditioner are gluten free? Also what about Biore face wash?

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Steffanie September 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

I went to CostCo, and they have a store brand of Shampoo and Conditioner (Kirkland) that lists on the front of the container Gluten-Free.

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Kim August 1, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I am a hairstylist of 15 years, and out of curiosity, and newly gluten free myself, I purchased Kirkland moisturizing shamp and cond. and LOVE IT!! Bought more for my kids to use too.

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Amy October 27, 2011 at 12:29 am

Kissmyface products are gluten free and their body lotion is fantastic.

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Kristen December 22, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Most Arbonne products are gluten free, and they are moving to having no gluten in their products. They have a gluten free list, http://www.arbonnemarketing.com/PDF/US_Gluten-Free_List.pdf. Some of the stuff is a little expensive, but totally worth it. Just in case you are wondering, I’m not an Arbonne rep, I just really like their products.

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admin December 23, 2011 at 12:33 am

Thanks, Kristen -

I’ve been meaning to get a little more information out about Arbonne because I know many people with gluten needs use some of their products. Thanks for the reminder (to me) and for sharing the link.

Erika

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Mary December 26, 2011 at 8:19 am

As someone who has personally suffered from unexplained temporary hair loss in the past, I was not at all surprised to learn of the many correlations between gluten sensitivity and hair loss. It is one which crucially cause hair shedding and precisely must be avoided. Take a closer look and conduct further study about this thing.
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Cindy January 29, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Enjoy Haircare has many gluten free products and are very good!
I am not impressed with Burt’s Bees. I recently contacted them about the lip shimmers. This is their response:
While we can identify products in which we do not use raw materials containing gluten, we cannot certify that our vendors did not process these ingredients on equipment where contamination could occur. For the most accurate source of information, please refer to the list of ingredients on our website or on the product.”
If I could’ve figured out the gluten info from reading their packaging or website, I would not have needed to contact them!!! Furthermore, if they use vendors where cross contamination can occur , what good is saying something is gluten free just because BB’s didn’t add?

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Katy February 5, 2012 at 8:19 am

I use pearatin by loma. They have not only shampoo and conditioner but a great serum, hairspray, and gel. They say right on them they are sulphite, paraben, and gluten free. I’ve experienced much less hair breakage and definitely less hair loss since the switch about 6 months ago.

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Nancy March 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

When I clicked on some of the Lavera products , listed as an ingredient is “wheat protein”.

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admin March 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Thanks Nancy, that’s surprising. I’ll look into that right away. Can you tell me some of the specific products?

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admin March 4, 2012 at 3:28 pm

I did find one right away, the apple milk shampoo. I’ve written an email to the company and will clarify my statements on this company as soon as I can get more clear information. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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admin March 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I searched the Lavera site and found a statement about the wheat germ ingredient. They state that it has been “denatured”, meaning that the gliadin protein (the so-called active ingredient that causes the autoimmune response) has been removed. Because of this, Lavera states that the wheat germ is now completely safe for celiacs. This seems to be good news and I wish it were a little easier to find on their site.

I still have an email in to them, hopefully to get a few more details about this. I’ll let you know what else I find.

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Donna Rombeck March 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm

THIS IS SUCH A GREAT WEB SITE! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE WONDERFUL INFORMATION. I WAS DIAGNOSED THREE WEEKS AGO, & IT HAS BEEN A LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

ONE OF YOUR COMMENTERS SAID THEY GOT SOME GOOD LOMA SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, GEL, & HAIR SPRAY WHERE WOULD I FIND THESE PRODUCTS? THANK YOU!
DONNA
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Donna Rombeck March 29, 2012 at 5:48 pm

THIS IS A GREAT WEB SITE! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THE WONDERFUL INFORMATION. I WAS DIAGNOSED 3 WEEKS AGO, & IT HAS BEEN A LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

ONE OF YOUR COMMENTERS SAID THEY GOT SOME GOOD LOMA SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, GEL, & HAIRSPRAY. WHERE DO YOU FIND THESE PRODUCTS? THANK YOU!
DONNA
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Susan Patton April 17, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Just contacted Loreal about new product “EverCreme Sulfate Free Moisture System, Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner. Representative told me there is no gluten in the ingredients. For people with DH, like myself, sulfates will irritate your skin condition.

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Sabrina April 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Griffin has some nice gluten free shampoos lotions etc.

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Jennifer January 16, 2014 at 2:25 am

I use shampoo, conditioner, and lotion by Acure, and I just love it! Everything is gluten free, sulfate free, paraben free, and phthalate free. It works great and smells so good!
Also, do you know anything about Aveda products that are gluten free?
Thanks for all the info on your website!! It’s so helpful!

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