Gluten-Free Cosmetics And Why You Need Them

Most of us will agree that having beautiful hair even makes the bad days better. Loving the way your hair looks can put you in a good mood and make you feel more confident.

The first step to achieving great hair is picking the right shampoo and conditioner. While choosing the right hair care products for your hair type is important, making sure that the shampoo and conditioner you buy have safe ingredients in them is also essential for beautiful hair.

Natural shampoos use only all-natural based ingredients to nourish the hair and there is no risk of harmful ingredients absorbing through the skin and causing potential skin irritations.

Therefore, for most people, switching to an all-natural based hair care routine is enough to protect themselves from possible allergic reactions and reduce their exposure to harmful and toxic ingredients.

However, if you happen to be gluten intolerant there is one more thing you need to make sure you stay away from. That’s gluten in cosmetic products.

What Is Gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in cereal grains like wheat, rye and barley. In essence, gluten is made from two proteins – gliadin and glutenin. When combined the gluten proteins cross-link to form a sticky network that gives elastic and glue-like properties to dough.

What Does Gluten Do In Shampoo?

A lot of hair care and other beauty products have proteins in them. As gluten is known for its elastic and glue-like properties, it makes a great ingredient for shampoos and other products. It nourishes hair that had some of its protein stripped away. It adds volume and body to the hair, forms a shiny film on the surface of the hair, and repairs damaged hair with proteins.

Wheat protein is an easy available choice, but it might cause serious health problems to people with Celiac disease and Non-Celiac Wheat Sensitivity.

Fortunately, with alternatives such as pea protein removing gluten from shampoo and other cosmetic products is easy. These gluten-free beauty products work just as well as those containing gluten.

gluten-free body wash

Celiac and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune genetic disease that occurs in reaction to the ingestion of gluten. It is estimated that about 1% of the world population has celiac disease, although 83% of people worldwide are still undiagnosed.

However, people can be gluten intolerant and not have celiac. Gluten sensitivity is a condition with symptoms similar to those of celiac disease.

The only treatment for this gluten sensitive group of people is avoidance of gluten. This is why it’s very important to have trustworthy gluten free cosmetic options.

Can Gluten Be Absorbed Through the Skin?

Studies say that gluten can’t be absorbed through the skin. According to them, the gluten molecule is too large, it is impossible for it to be absorbed topically through the skin.

However, the problem arises when it is ingested accidentally. The external contact with gluten won’t have the same effect on the body and the chances of reaction are low, however, there is still possibility one can ingest it if they are using a gluten cosmetic product near the lip area or transferring it onto any food after applying a cosmetic product on their hands.

So it is important people with gluten intolerance, sensitivity, or allergy find the right gluten free beauty products.

Gluten-Free Beauty Products

Phillip Adam Gluten Free Cosmetic Products

Finding gluten free personal care products can be one of the trickiest challenges. This is why all three Phillip Adam product lines are gluten free.

Phillip Adam gluten free hair care line includes different shampoos for various types of hair. Phillip Adam apple cider vinegar shampoos and conditioners available in several different scents are suitable for any type of hair including colored or virgin heads of hair.

The hair care line also includes gluten free hair products for curly hair.

Phillip Adam gluten free skin care products will pamper your skin and keep you safe from accidentally ingesting gluten.

Last but not least, Phillip Adam gluten free hair styling products will allow you to style your hair as desired while keeping you safe from accidental gluten exposure.

With Phillip Adam picking the right gluten free cosmetics is easy. Although gluten-containing cosmetics shouldn’t pose harm to those with gluten intolerance unless accidentally swallowed,  as the saying goes, better safe than sorry.