Let's talk about Tree Nuts and Allergies

Tree nuts are one of the main ingredients in many natural hair and skincare products such as shampoo, conditioner, edge control, hair growth serum, hair butter, and much more.

Tree nuts are the seeds of certain fruit-bearing trees. Below, you will find a diagram of various tree nuts. They include the following nuts: Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Pistachios, Macadamia nuts, Cashews, Hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, Chestnuts, Pine nuts, Argan nuts, and Acorns.

Atypical (uncommon) tree nuts labeled by the FDA include Coconut, Beechnut, Ginkgo, Shea nut, Butternut, Hickory, Chinquapin, Lychee nut, and Pili nut.

So what happens when you are shopping for hair care and skincare products? Do you read the label only to find out that it has allergy-triggering ingredients, for example, tree nuts and shea butter? What do you do?

That's the problem My Crown My Glory Founder & Owner, LaSonda Carrizales faced. She was diagnosed with a tree nut allergy in September 2014. LaSonda's doctor suggested avoiding eating tree nuts, but what some doctors don't tell you is to avoid using all products internally and externally (on your skin). Using products that contain tree nuts on your skin penetrates through your blood causing the same allergic reactions as if you ingested the product. It took many years for LaSonda to figure this out after having a conversation with a Trichologist and Dermatologist. Once LaSonda correlated her tree nut allergy reactions with multiple hair care products she used, she then decided to work with a chemist to create her best-selling hair care products. She researched, selected superior ingredients, not only resolved her problem, and in turn, also created the best nut-free natural products on the market. 

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