Monday, November 3, 2008

There's Wh(e)at in that?

As a peanut allergy mom, I read labels ALL the time.

I bought myself some hairspray last week and found myself looking at the label of that too. And I was shocked by what I found!

No. No peanuts or peanut oil in hairspray.

It's not unusual to find nut oils in beauty products. But I did find wheat!

In John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Hairspray, the ingredients are:
"Alcohol Denat., Hydrofluorocarbon 152A, Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl/Methacrylate Copolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Triethyl Citrate, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Quaternium 52, PEG/PPG 20/15 Dimethicone, AMP Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Fragrance"

Now, we don't have a wheat allergy in our house, but I would feel awful if we did and I was spraying this into the air!

Just goes to show that label reading is important, no matter what the product.

5 comments:

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Oh yea, makes you wonder doesn't it? Why the need for wheat in hairspray? Wheat is in a lot of beauty products so I always read the label. Thanks for posting this one. I'll by pass it for sure.

Elaine said...

Wow, that is amazing. We have a level one wheat allergy. Thanks for the info..

Nicole said...

If only non-food products had the same rules as food products. It is great that your hairspray included a complete list, but it didn't have to - and that scares me!

Cherie said...

We had a child's bubble bath that contained almond oil which I noticed by chance reading the label as my nut allergic son was bathing in it (he's technically only allergic to peanuts but I wasn't taking any chances). Since then I've noticed nut oils (almond, macadamia) in quite a lot of the better quality kids lotions and potions (moisturisers, balms etc).

heather said...

That's wild! My son is allergic to soy, peanut, eggs, wheat and dairy. While I have found soy and nuts in beauty products, I have never seen wheat. Wow!
By the way, after finding out about my son's allergies, I started people who have food allergies. SPEWD Free has recipes that are free of soy, peanuts, eggs, wheat and dairy and a food allergy blog.
Thanks,
Heather