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  1. So far I haven’t been able to find any shampoos or conditioners without quats, but I’m apparently very allergic and need something… anything! Do you have a list of any that you have found that don’t contain them?

    1. Hi Shaneen, Have you been able to find any shampoos without quats? My son has developed a pretty crazy sensitivity to them, and I have been having a hard time finding a shampoo that works for him. Also, if you don’t mind me asking, how did you discover you had an allergy/sensitivity to quats? I had my son going to many drs before I finally figured out what he was reacting to. When he comes into contact with anything with quats in it, he has a severe coughing and all over body itching attack. It just started this past school year.

      1. Hi Heidi, I’m so sorry to hear about your son! My son is prone to coughing fits as well and I haven’t been able to figure out what his trigger(s) is yet. How did you end up finding out for your son? For me, I have eczema and I went to a dermatologist to get patch testing. One of the main allergens discovered by that was formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers, which includes quats. The list of quats they gave me was pretty short and after some research on my end, realized that one of natural products new favorite substances to use, behentrimonium methosulfate, was a quat too. No wonder my skin was coming off in sheets. ๐Ÿ™ Anyway, I did end up finding a shampoo/conditioner that works for me! It’s made by Nature Sustained and is made with fermented soapberries. Because it’s fermented, it’s super healthy for the skin’s microbiome, but is also kind of weird smelling. I discovered that putting half of a vanilla bean pod (cut open) into it makes it smell awesome.