I just got a new conditioner, It otherwise doesn't contain any offensive ingredients, but I was just unwrapping it when i saw in the ingredients that it contains hydrollized wheat protein! :( I was REALLY looking forward to using it, it smells great, I went on a six mile hike earlier today, I'm sweaty and smelly, I'm wearing nothing but a bath towel right now, I just want to take my shower and go to bed, but now I'm really worried that I'll get gluten poisoning! Obviously I won't be eating it, and while I don't have celiac disease I still have NCGS, and while I'm not as sensitive as some, I don't get topical reactions to gluten (I'm always making sandwiches for my gluten eating family with no reaction) but I'm always playing with my hair and I hear that you can get gluten poisoning if you run your fingers through your gluteny hair and then put your fingers in your mouth you can get gluten poisoning. Should I play it safe and use something else tonight, make a mercy run to the drugstore and get a conditioner that does not contain wheat, or give it a whirl and return it if I get gluten poisoning? Not expecting answers in the next ten seconds, but I just want to take my shower and go to bed!
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on August 03, 2014
at 11:54 AM
Get something else.
Whatever you put on your skin can be even more easily absorbed in your blood than what you digest (this is why when you go on a cruise they give you dramamine as a skin patch, and there are nicotine patches available, and cream based hormones that you'd rub on your skin - they all get absorbed).
At least when you eat something, it has to go through the digestion process.
on August 03, 2014
at 06:50 AM
If it stresses you out, you're probably better using something else (though, if you don't have a skin allergy to wheat, you should be safe there.) I typically like my topical stuff organic / edible. Maybe throw some watered down apple cider vinegar (+ essential oils for fanciness) in a bottle.