You are viewing Allergic Living Canada | Switch to United States

Talking Allergies

* FAQ    * Search
* Login   * Register
It is currently Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:59 am

All times are UTC - 4 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Hair Care
PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:20 am
Posts: 122
Any suggestions for soy free hair products (namely shampoo and styling products) - prefereable natural products as opposted to drugstore brands.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hair Care
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 8:49 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Northern BC, Canada
This would be very helpful, actually. Also wondering, do you switch the entire household to a soy-free product to avoid cross contamination (ie shampoos/body washes in the shower)? Do you just wipe down your shower stall after using your own product?

_________________
Lisa
Me: penecillin
DH: Eczema, several suspected
DD1 (3yrs) Ana peanuts & tree nuts; soy, egg white, chicken, dust mites, cats, poss. legumes & latex; eczema
DD2 (1yr) Bad diaper rashes to several foods


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hair Care
PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:20 am
Posts: 122
For me, we're all using Druide's pure line which is hypoallergenic. My mom had used a body wash once which contained soy in my shower and she had to scrub it like the dickens.

I'd love to have some professional feedback as to how scared one should be about contact with allergens in body care products. So often we're caught up with what to fear going inside our tummies rather than on our skin!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hair Care
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 4:27 pm
Posts: 300
Location: Montreal
I adore Nature's Gate Shampoo, I use Giovanni hairspray and Dr.Bronner's liquid soap as a shower gel. All 3 are natural. What's cool about Dr.Bronner's is that it can actually be used as laundry detergent, dish soap, and shampoo too. It's a really, really mild soap that is concentrated so it lasts f-o-r-e-v-e-r and just happens to be perfect for campers because it's the only soap you need to bring along with you. It's nice and makes lots of bubbles but no SLS or parabens in there. I still like the feel of Nature's Gate shampoo though because it's thicker and creamier.

_________________
Associate Editor at Allergic Living.
Allergies to all nuts and legumes except soy and green beans.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hair Care
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:20 am
Posts: 122
Oh darn. I see that Nature's Gate uses soy. That's disappointing. Will check out your other recommendations too. Thanks!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hair Care
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:04 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 4:27 pm
Posts: 300
Location: Montreal
TMcG, forgot to specify for the shampoo that it's Nature's Gate Organics. They have an organic line and a non-organic line. The one I'm using is organic and comes in green bottles or orange if you're buying for color treated hair. I just checked my bottle now and no soy. It's the Lemon Verbena and Chamomile one and it smells devine!

_________________
Associate Editor at Allergic Living.
Allergies to all nuts and legumes except soy and green beans.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hair Care
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:20 am
Posts: 122
Excellent! You ROCK!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Hair Care
PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:51 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
Posts: 2950
Location: Toronto
For a light, very gentle and all-natural (and soy-free) shampoo that doesn't dry hair, I like Keys Mangrove Foaming Shampoo.

It's pricier than most, so I tend to use it for an occasional a shampoo to rinse out chemical/shampoo residues. I ordered it through Allergiesandme.com's site in the States, bought it while ordering a bunch of things to make shipping worthwhile.

http://www.allergiesandme.com/_product_ ... ng_Shampoo

but I see that Keys has some vendors in Canada: http://www.keys-soap.com/phpdealerlocat ... ntryPage=1

_________________
Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group