Itching Eyes When I Use Conditioner

I am looking for an answer to my question as to why my eyes itch terribly in the shower after I use conditioner. No hives, just itchy eyes. Never occurred to me it could an allergy. I am allergic to animals and I have the ones I allergic to so I take singular and a steroid inhaler. My eyes don't itch normally until I use conditioner in the shower so thus I am assuming it is the conditioning product and not the animal dander. Help.

Our reply

Hi, and thanks for your question. Yes, it may be that you are allergic to some ingredient in this particular conditioner you are using. Some products contain ingredients that are derived from animals, but when you look at the label you wouldn't know that they are. You can find more detailed discussions about the ingredients in hair care products here at our hypoallergenic hair care page and also our hypoallergenic shampoo page.

Have you checked the ingredients in your hair conditioner? Many ingredients that are commonly found in hair care products can produce irritation to the skin, eyes or lungs. Our Safe Cosmetics page has more information on the kinds of ingredients you may want to avoid if you are experiencing itching and irritation in your eyes.

Our free eBook Clear Any Skin Problem Naturally offers some helpful information on ways that you can check the chemicals in your hair care and skin care products to see what kind of health effects they may have.

Itchy eyes can be caused my a number of things, and I recommend stopping the use of this particular conditioner and seeing how your body responds. If the itching gets better, then look at the ingredients in your conditioner to see if you might be able to get an idea of what is causing the itching. That way you can avoid those ingredients that may be irritating when you look for a new conditioner.

I hope this is helpful, please let us know how this goes for you!

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