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.


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.