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Gluten Free Hair Tutorial: Sleek Hair

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Hello! You would think that to achieve sleek, straight hair, it would be easy. It probably was, before you were diagnosed with Celiac Diesase/Gluten Intolerance. If you are like us, once we were diagnosed, we found that most of the hair products we used, contained wheat. Our hair was falling out, it was extremely fragile, and it lost it’s body and shine. It took us a long time after 1. ceasing gluten consumption and 2. using gluten free products on our hair. It was something that was devastating to us because we are “hair people.” Luckily though, we noticed enough improvement soon after applying gluten free hair products to hope that we could regain fullness and shine again.

One thing we were pretty sad about was the fact that we could no longer use our “swear by” hair products. We didn’t know what to use to achieve the same looks. Even though we list a small group of products in this post, we are still experimenting and trying out as many products as we can get our hands on to see which ones we like the best! If you are looking for achieving the above look, we broke it down for you! Below is a step by step guide on how to achieve smooth and sleek hair, using nothing but gluten free goodness!

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| SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER | WET HAIR BRUSH | ROOT LIFTER | OIL | BLOW DRYER | FLAT IRON | FINISHING SPRAY |
*as always I try to find the best prices on amazon!

Each Company’s policy on Gluten Free:

Bamboo Volumizing Gluten Free Shampoo: Certified gluten free! It’s on the bottle.
Scruples Root Lifter: Certified gluten free. It’s on the bottle!
Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight: All products are bottled under pharmaceutical guidelines so there is no chance of cross contamination. Here is a list of their wheat free products.
Moroccan Oil Treatment: Cross contamination CAN occur, however this product does NOT contain gluten. Two of their products contain wheat germ. Here is a link to their hair product ingredient list & body line ingredient list.

TIPS!

Thick Hair: Try pinning up the sections you aren’t working on to make it easier, cleaner, and less likely to miss anything! You might need 2-3 pumps of oil.
Curly Hair: While you blow dry, try using your brush and blow dryer in place of a straightener. Use a brush that has tight tension and brush through your hair while the blow dryer is working through it. Start the flat iron just above where your curl begins. Also you might want to do a spritz of hairspray throughout your hair to maintain extra hold just in case your hair wants to curl up during the day.
Thin Hair: Only use about 1 pump of oil or else your hair may become greasy.

 

We would LOVE to know your feedback! If you liked this post and found it helpful, please leave a comment below, like our video and subscribe! Tell us what you use to get your hair to do what you want! We wanna know!

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8 Responses

  1. Sammantha
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    Can I please just say that I am sitting at home crying right now because I have been washing and styling my hair with products that were hurting both me and killing my hair and I have not been able to find any solid info on ANYTHING and I am SO EXCITED about the products you talked about! SO excited, you don’t even know! <3

    • Brooke Roundy
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      Samantha! I am so glad we are able to help you! Your comment made my entire day! This is why we do what we do! Thank you so much for your comment!!!

  2. Michele
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    Thank you so much…. I was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I never realized how it was effecting my hair and skin. My hair keeps falling out and I kept blaiming my thyroid hormones but now I truly think it has been my Celiac Disease and the products I have been using. I have been searching online for quality gluten free products and I must say I LOVE THIS SITE!!! Thank you so much for all of your research and hard work! I love feeling informed!

    • Brooke Roundy
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      Thank you so much for your comment! Good quality GF hair products really are hard to come by! I’m so glad that we could help others that struggle with same problems we did! Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. Deborah
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    Thank you for doing the research! I am excited to try the products you have suggested. Like you had said, years ago I had beautiful hair! Full of volume and shiny. I used to get lots of compliments about my hair. But now, like you said, it is falling out, has no shine, and is just blah. Like Michele said, I thought it was my thyroid causing my hair to fall out! That is a symptom of hypothyroidism. Now I wonder if it is the gluten in the products I use. I have not been diagnosed (yet) with celiac disease, but I do know I am gluten intolerant. I have been on a gluten free diet for over 6 months. I do feel better and want to look better too! So I am hoping this helps! How soon do you think I will be able to see a difference? Thanks again!

    • Brooke Roundy
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      Wow! It really is such a guessing game isn’t it? For my sister and I it took a good year of gluten free/clean eating (you are what you eat!) as well as using strictly GF hair products for our hair to go back to its original state from root to ends. We have really long hair though. I started noticing a significant difference within three months though! I hope you are able to get the same success as us! Good luck!!

  4. Elizabeth Eldred
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    So glad I have found you two wonderful ladies. I have been living with celiac disese my whole life. I was diagnosed 11 years ago. I am 52 now. My son has since been diagnosed also. I have hypothyroidism and have been thinking the problems I am having now are related to that. I now feel that my celiac disease which is an immune disorder is also causing more problems. My hair has been acting so weird recently. I blamed my thyroid. I think it is really because I have been cheating on my eating habits. I am looking forward to following you both. I don’t feel so alone anymore. I am looking for facecare and makeup and will be searching your blogs for info. Thank you for your inspiration!

    • Brooke Roundy
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      Oh my goodness, thank you for your wonderful comment! It made my day brighter. <3

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