Gluten Free Shampoo and Conditioner

It is recommended that if you have intolerance on gluten, then make sure that you use gluten- free personal care products and these include toothpaste, mouthwash, lipstick and gluten-free shampoo.


If you are sensitive to gluten, you should consider using gluten-free hair products. When washing hair, shampoo can accidentally get into your mouth and make the problem. Also, if your favorite skin product contains gluten, you can accidentally touch your mouth with just smeared hands. Many people who suffer with eczema find that for their skin are more appropriate gluten-free products.

Hair product manufacturers usually regard gluten grain ingredients healthy for the hair, since it’s “glue” properties help hold the hair in place, and therefore use them frequently in shampoo and conditioners, hair sprays, mouse and other styling products.

Hair care products are thousands in the market today and it is important for you to determine which ones are safe and those to avoid. The below is a list of common ingredients that indicate gluten in shampoo and other products and a list also of manufacturers who make reliably gluten-free products.

The following names on the list of the components mean that the hair care product contain ingredients prepared from wheat, barley, rye and also oats:

  • Laurdimonium hydroxypropyl- is hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Secale cereal-rye
  • Triticum vulgare-wheat
  • Secale cereal-rye
  • Avena sative-oats
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein- this may contain wheat
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Hordeum vulgare-barley
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Vegetable protein- this may have wheat,barley,rye or oats
  • Stearyl dimonium hydroxypropy- is hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Vitamin E-derived from wheat
  • Colloidal oatmeal
  • Malt extract-usually barley
  • Dextrin palmitate-starch, possibly gluten-based
  • Beta glucan-frequently from wheat

The absence of these names is not an indicator that the product is gluten-free because there are glutenother chemicals that can be derived from wheat, barley, rye and oats, there is also a possibility that the gluten-based ingredients may hide behind ingredient names such as “fragrance”.

How to choose a gluten-free shampoo and conditioner

Ways to determine the gluten-status of your hair care products are:

  1. Call the producer’s toll free hot line or do a web search to find out
  2. Use products from producers who recognize gluten ingredients on their labels
  3. Choose only gluten-free labeled hair care products

It is important to stick with manufacturers who identify gluten ingredients by name. Suave and Dove both Unilever brands do this on the labels and most of their products are gluten-free.

Best gluten-free brands of shampoos and hair products are:

Always confirm from the label as these manufacturers also produce gluten-containing products.

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