Should People With Celiac Disease Use Gluten-Free Shampoo?

Should People With Celiac Disease Use Gluten-Free Shampoo?

Gluten can be found in a lot of skin and hair care products. While it’s not 100% necessary for people with Celiac Disease to use gluten-free shampoo, some people find that using shampoos with gluten irritates their scalp or skin. Others who suffer from eczema find their skin feels better if they avoid gluten ingredients in their personal care products.

We believe people with sensitivity to gluten benefit from using gluten-free personal care products. Your skin is the largest organ in your body. What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in it. So if you don’t put gluten in your body, why would you put gluten on your body?

While all of BOYZZ ONLY's products are gluten-free, you might have other products with hidden gluten in them. Here is a list of common items in products:

Common Ingredients In Shampoos with Gluten:

  • Triticum vulgare (wheat)
  • Hordeum vulgare (barley)
  • Secale cereale (rye)
  • Avena sativa (oats)
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Stearyl dimonium hydroxypropyl (hydrolyzed wheat protein)
  • Laurdimonium hydroxypropyl (hydrolyzed wheat protein)
  • Colloidal oatmeal
  • Hydrolyzed vegetable protein (may contain wheat)
  • Dextrin palmitate (starch, possibly gluten-based)
  • Vitamin E (frequently derived from wheat)
  • Malt extract (usually barley)
  • Beta-glucan (frequently derived from wheat)
  • Vegetable protein (may contain wheat, barley, rye, and/or oats)

The absence of any of these ingredient names doesn't necessarily mean the product is gluten-free — there are numerous other chemicals (some with very difficult-to-pronounce names) that can be derived from wheat, barley, rye, or oats. Gluten-based ingredients can also hide behind catch-all ingredient names such as "fragrance," and the components of these may be a closely guarded trade secret.

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