I never knew there was such a thing as Gluten Free Hair…..until I realized my fav Rusk products were making my hair fall out. Yup, my sensitivity level is so high with gluten, that I have to find true GF hair products. Thank goodness, my hairstylist, Thomas Dunn (standoutsalon.com) told me about it. Even when I get my hair colored, bless his heart, he goes out and buys me special coloring products so that I won’t fill his sink up with gobs of my hair!
Just when I thought I had the gluten under control, I was losing hair again. The culprit at the time was my bevy of Rusk products. I love them but they don’t love me. The issue? Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein.
So in a nutshell, hydrolyzed wheat protein contains glutamine, which comes from gluten, but is an amino acid. So why then if its broken down, do I have such a bad reaction? Thanks to gnolls.org, everything’s explained.
So my assumption is that the peptides (amino acid bonds found in proteins) are the culprits behind my hair loss. Whether or not the bottle reads “Gluten Free” or “Sans Gluten” please read the ingredient label. I almost had a narrow run in myself. Super excited that BigSexyHair was GF, I snatched a ginormous bottle. Literally seconds before I stepped in the shower, I read the label to find my dreaded Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein. I was SO bummed!
L-R: HealthySexyHair Soy Moisturizing Shampoo & Conditioner; Bumble and Bumble Bb Prep (volumizing spray); Alterna Caviar Repair Recovery Shampoo, Conditioner & Photo-Age Defense (Alterna’s products are DIVINE!!)
And if you’re a Maxxinista (love all things T.J. Maxx), you can find HealthySexyHair products at a steal! Grab a huge bottle for the same price a salon will charge for the small bottles!