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January 2, 2008 10:11 AM Subscribe
How can I determine which hair product ingredients I am sensitive/allergic to?
posted by odi.et.amo to Health & Fitness (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am "allergic" to a LOT of hair care products. It manifests in the form of a very strong itch, most on the sides of my head above my ears, or on the back of my head.
There appears to be no rhyme or reason to the list of products that are "safe" or "unsafe" for me to use. Can you help me, HiveMind?
Unsafe (includes shampoo and conditioner combos):
Most Redken products - I used their shampoo for about 10 years and when I finally realized in high school that the shampoo may have been causing the itch, it was like getting a new scalp.
*Body Shop Honey moisturizing
*Burt's Bees Raspberry and Brazil Nut
Trader Joe's Refresh(?) (in the purple bottles)
Neutrogena Clarifying (in the past, this has not bothered, but I used it this morning and am a slightly itchy already)
*Kenra Color Care
Paul Mitchell baby shampoo/The Conditioner
(almost definitely) Safe:
*Trader Joe's Nourish (white bottles)
Dove (dry/damaged and slightly dry versions)
..... Short list! I'd love to have a few more go-to products, but I don't know where to begin.
Other information: I shampoo/condition every day, don't color my hair, or use very many styling products. The styling products that I can use (again, mostly allergic) are Dove products and Aveda products, specifically Hang Straight, Smoothing fluid, and Defining Whip.
* = sulfate free