Gluten Free Shampoo and Conditioner – do you need them?

 I recently purchased Gluten Free Shampoo and Conditioner.   Why you ask would you spend the money?   

I have to admit when I was diagnosed with Celiac, I never even thought about skin care products, make-up, creams, shampoos and conditioners; I was way too focused on foods I couldn’t eat to even think about skin care!  I never thought about gluten getting into my body any other way than eating it!

I kept seeing and reading things about the need for gluten free bath and body products along with gluten free make-up (separate blog)

I checked Amazon and read the reviews about various gluten free shampoos and conditioners and found that the Pura D’or brand of shampoo and conditioner had good reviews.  I decided they would be my choice!

https://www.amazon.com/PURA-DOR-Enriching-Essential-Premium/dp/B012P634PE/ref=sr_1_7_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1496691981&sr=8-7&keywords=gluten+free+shampoo

I’ve been using this shampoo for about 3 weeks, I haven’t noticed any difference in how my skin and scalp feel nor do I feel any better or worse digestively.    The shampoo doesn’t lather up into a mass of suds but really that isn’t good for your hair or scalp.   It does treat your scalp and hair gently using products free of chemicals such as; parabens (preservatives) and sulfates (detergents that help with oily hair but can also dry your hair). 

Pura D’or shampoo and conditioners are gluten free, color safe and hypoallergenic if you have sensitive skin and most important to me, they are 100% cruelty free – they do not test on animals!

Ok, now having said all this and spending more money on gluten free and organic hair care products than I ever have before; I read more information and discovered  that a person with Celiac does not need to use gluten free shampoo and conditioner.   Because these products are not ingested nor can they be ingested (unless we’re talking about a young child who may put their hands on their heads while they’re being washed then putting their fingers in their mouth), you don’t need to spend extra money on a special shampoo and conditioner.

To check on celiac myths please check out the link below:

https://www.beyondceliac.org/celiac-disease/myths/

 

However, I will continue to purchase these Pura D’or products for the following reason:

  • They are gentle on your hair and provide moisture to your hair
    • This is important if you color your hair every 5 – 6 weeks like I do
  • They are 100% cruelty free, which is very important to me. I don’t want to use products that are tested on animals. 
  • I like using organic products – being a fairly new grandmother, I am trying to keep our earth as healthy as possible for my grandchildren.

 

 

Gluten Free and Happy 🙂

 

Barb

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