Free & Clear Shampoo

Free & Clear Shampoo 12oz
F&C Shampoo TravelFree & Clear Shampoo trial tube

A non-medicated, mild shampoo for sensitive skin and scalp. Leaves hair clean and manageable. Preservative-free. Gluten-free.

4.80 out of 5
(20 customer reviews)
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SENSITIVE SKIN FORMULA
  • Dermatologist Recommended
  • Free of common chemical irritants found in ordinary shampoo such as:
    – dyes
    – fragrance
    – masking fragrance
    – lanolin
    – parabens
    – formaldehyde
    – formaldehyde releasers
  • Free of cocamidopropyl betaine
  • Preservative-free
  • Protein-free
  • Sulfate-free
  • Phosphate-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Non-alkaline
PRODUCT USES
  • Helps remove flaking and scaling
  • Helps control oily scalp
  • Helps remove build-up from conditioners, hair sprays and other hair care products
  • Leaves hair clean and manageable
  • Recommended for all hair types, including permed and colored hair
  • Ideal for daily use
  • For best results, follow with Free & Clear™ Conditioner
  • Not a tearless shampoo
INGREDIENTS

purified water, lauryl glucoside, coco glucoside, acrylates copolymer, disodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium cocoyl glycinate, glycerin, sucrose cocoate, panthenol, pentylene glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, sodium cocoyl glutamate, disodium EDTA, caprylyl glycol, sodium hydroxide, sodium chloride

 

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  1. Mary

    5 out of 5 Luvin my Shampoo

    This actually made me feel as if the shampoo was sudsing my hair clean. I really thought it would be “oilish wet” But no my hair was squeaky clean LOVED IT

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    • Toni

      Stop the dry brittle hair from too much protein, hair smooth and shiny conditioner next 50 stars love for life

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  2. Kathy G

    5 out of 5 Itch relief

    Love this shampoo as my scalp no longer itches after washing hair and my forehead is not full of breakouts. Affordable and readily available at local Walmart

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  3. Karen P

    5 out of 5 OK for COPD

    AWESOME!!~ I have COPD and have been on oxygen since 2004. I also have multiple chemical sensitivities which means that if I breathe in chemical fragrances or odors, my lungs immediately fill with mucus to protect themselves. I have been using Free & Clear for over a year now and am thrilled with the product. It has no offensive (to me) fragrance or odor and I am impressed with how far the product goes – a little dab goes a long way. I am very, very impresses. Free & Clear Shampoo is most definitely worth the cost.

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    • Melany

      Can I use this shampoo and conditioner on my 2.8 year old toddler?

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      Melany – We have heard from parents who do use the shampoo and conditioner on their children, however they are not tear-free.

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  4. Molly

    5 out of 5 no more itchy scalp

    Love this stuff, my scalp doesn’t get itchy!

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    • Vera R

      I color my hair and need to know if anyone has used Free & Clear on their colored hair and how did they like it.

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      Vera – It is our understanding that our Shampoo and Conditioner is safe for colored hair, however it is always a good thing to consult with your hair stylist about compatibility with the specific product used in your hair.

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    • Holly C.

      Love this shampoo!!! Had several allergic reactions to other shampoo’s, including DHS, which is supposed to be safe! No more itch and my hands finally quit hurting from washing my hair. Thanks! Husband is happier too!

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    • Jennifer S.

      I had developed itchy bumps/blisters on my scalp and thought it was a food allergy or caffeine reaction. The I realized since the reaction was localized to my scalp it was probably due to contact from shampoo. I switched to Free and Clear shampoo and Voila, itching is gone. I don’t know what ingredient in other shampoos was causing the reaction, but Free and Clear does not cause a reaction. I plan to use it exclusively for life!

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    • Karen

      AWESOME!!~ I have COPD and have been on oxygen since 2004. I also have multiple chemical sensitivities which means that if I breathe in chemical fragrances or odors, my lungs immediately fill with mucus to protect themselves. I have been using Free & Clear for over a year now and am thrilled with the product. It has no offensive (to me) fragrance or odor and I am impressed with how far the product goes – a little dab goes a long way. I am very, very impresses. Free & Clear Shampoo is most definitely worth the cost.

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    • Beth

      How much is this free and clear shampoo?

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      Beth – You can order directly from us or purchase at your local Walgreen’s or independent pharmacy. See more on our where to buy page: https://www.psico.com/where-to-buy/#buy-in-store

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    • Richard

      Hi – I love the concept of your Free and Clear products and would like to try them – but I would like to know if they are tested on animals. Thank you for your reply.

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      No we do not test our products on animals.

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  5. Jessica

    2 out of 5 Basic and overpriced

    Using a fragrance free shampoo really helps my seborrheic dermatitis but, to be honest, this (and every other fragrance free shampoo I’ve tried) feels like I’m washing my hair with dish soap. It’s so drying, it doesn’t produce much of a lather, and I feel like I need to use tons of it. If you’re buying a shampoo at almost $1 an ounce I feel like you should be paying for more than this basic formula, something that’s not only gentle on your scalp but also good for your hair. The fact that it’s fragrance free is the only appealing thing about this shampoo. I have a super oily scalp and hair. I imagine people with dry, curly, or damaged hair would have an even worse experience than me.

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  6. Vicki

    5 out of 5 At last ...

    I just used my sample from dermatologist yesterday. I was happy after it’s use. Today I am even more happy…NO ITCHING. Usually I itch as soon as my hair has dried & even more so the next day. What a wonderful way to feel & not be always scratching (something someone else seeing me would be offended by). I am surprised to find that lanolin is in shampoo; of which I am allergic. I am glad to see it’s available in the store. Today I am buying it & IF it’still not there, I can buy it online 😆

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  7. Sara

    5 out of 5 Use shampoo AND conditioner!

    I have long hair and I color it. The shampoo gets it super clean and conditioner makes it easy to comb. I love lawn work and gardening….gets my hair nice and clean….shiny and soft. Thanks for a superb product!😘

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  8. Stacey

    5 out of 5 Love!

    Wouldn’t use anything else, now if only they would bring back the old formula of conditioner I could use that again too!

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  9. SHARON

    5 out of 5 Absolutely the best!

    Purchased the Free & Clear Shampoo and conditioner after learning about it through web searches about clearing sores in the scalp. Some posters mentioned the shampoo they thought was drying to the hair, so I used the conditioner also. Am thrilled- the sores are all but cleared up and my “over the hill” thinning hair feels like it did when I was a teen. Absolutely the one of the best finds I have ever found!

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  10. Michelle

    4 out of 5 Conflicted

    I can definitely agree that this product gets my hair clean and I am no longer having an allergic reaction to anything since switching however, my fine blonde hair is now limp! 🙁 I have tried the hairspray but do not like it! No matter how far I hold the bottle away from my head, it still looks oily and plastered to my head. The only saving grace I have for any resemblance of volume is from Dove’s Dry Shampoo.

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    • Michelle

      Also, It’s advertised as being available in store but you still have to order it because no one keeps it on hand. So, you might as well just come to the site and order to begin with!

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  11. Egadbert

    5 out of 5 Finally!

    Finding a good hypo-allergenic shampoo has been a life-long struggle, they come on the market and then go off the market, or worse they change the formula to something I turn out to be allergic to. Thank you Free and Clear. I sure wish you made a deodorant too.

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  12. Mary

    5 out of 5 great shampoo

    This shampoo is really light. It doesn’t make my scalp itch. There are no remnants left in my hair. It is very good shampoo.

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  13. Carol

    5 out of 5 Truly Hypoallergenic

    This product works well with a range of skin and sensitivity issues. I have psoriasis as well as allergies to fragrance and masking fragrance. I was getting so frustrated trying to find something that would calm my out of control itchiness and this shampoo finally gave me some relief.

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  14. Michelle

    5 out of 5 Great Shampoo for Sensitive Scalp

    I’ve always had an itchy scalp and tried many hypoallergenic shampoos over the years. My scalp stopped itching just a few days after switching to Free & Clear, and I haven’t looked back. I recommend this product to anyone who thinks they are allergic to ingredients in shampoos.

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  15. Susan

    5 out of 5

    Excellent product. Made scalp itchiness go away after many years of putting up with it!

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  16. Nancy

    5 out of 5 Relief from Scaly, Itchy Scalp

    KUDO’s to this product. What a premium product. I had eczema as a kid and the older I have gotten I have had a scaly, itchy scalp. I’ve tried so many shampoos, (T-Gel, Selsun, Head and Shoulder) and have never gotten relief. At times my scalp was so bad that I have avoided going to a Salon to get my hair done. But with 3 uses of this shampoo my scalp is CLEAR and NO MORE ITCHING!!!!!!! I will be a lifetime user of this product from now on.

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  17. Donnie

    5 out of 5 Is free and clear shampoo noncomadegenic?

    Good product.

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      Donnie – Free & Clear is formulated to being noncomedogenic and none of the ingredients are noncomedogenic.

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  18. Mary

    5 out of 5

    I love this product as I have sensitive skin. I am a follower of Free and Clear products. But where is the leave in conditioner? Thank you.

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  19. Debbie

    5 out of 5 Only shampoo I can use

    I have had itchy scalp for over 15 years. I have spent $$$$ trying shampoos, conditioners, etc. I was about to purchase another bottle of shampoo that I had used with OK results when I read reviews and one review suggested that Free and Clear was better. So I tried it. I have used now for about 2 years and would not consider trying anything else. I still have some itchy scalp but if I also use Moroccan oil on my scalp after each shampoo then follow by Free and Clear hair gel then my problem disappears. So I have dry scalp. But the conditioner is too much for my oily hair. I know it is odd to have oily hair and a dry scalp but I am odd. I love Free and Clear hair spray also, even though I would like for them to come up with a better sprayer. I use a spray bottle that I have had for years and cannot replace it. I hope this review helps others searching for an answer to issues.

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    • Marilyn

      Recently, I found out I’m allergic to fragrance and hair color with Phenylenediamine. My dermatologist recommended Free and Clear Shampoo and Conditioner. I have been using the products for a few months now. I color my hair. Not sure what is going on but after I wash my hair, my hair turns dark purple. It seems like every time I shampoo and condition my hair, I get more purple on my hair. Is this normal? Not really liking my black hair turning purple.

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      Marilyn – We would recommend consulting with your hair beautician to see if there is something in the coloring product that might be reacting to the shampoo.

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    • Rita

      You shouldn’t have to use three products to calm your scalp and figure it helps. I recently started with an itchy scalp and scabs that I peel off my scalp. Been researching ingredients on many shampoos and it’s discouraging. I might try the kerns taste dermal calm Bain vital. Not sure if it’s any good but you can find places online beauty salons that sell that item. I haven’t been able to get the full ingredients list. But it sounds like you should try something else. Good luck.

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    • Vanicream Admin

      PSI

      All Vanicream products are creating free of common chemical irritants and formulated for sensitive skin. You can learn more about the chemicals that we leave out here: https://www.psico.com/sensitive-skin-care/chemical-irritants/

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  20. Virginia

    5 out of 5 Excellent product

    Excellent product for those of us who have an allergy to fragrances. However, a little expensive and coupons/specials are no where to be found.

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    • holly

      I have started buying other shampoos and conditionsers because this product is Way Too expensive and hard to find…most stores don’t carry it so mostly only online no coupons available

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    • Vanicream Admin

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      Holly – The Free & Clear Shampoo and Conditioner are available nationwide at Walgreen’s.
      They are free of common chemical irritants including cocamidopropyl betaine.

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    • margi

      Does this shampoo contain salicylates?

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      No, our shampoo does not contain salicylates, nor is it medicated.

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    • C.A.

      I just started to use Free & Clear Shampoo & Conditioner and I am very hopeful the combination will help with my scalp issues. I am very impressed how a little goes a long way, thick suds that do not irritate! The conditioner works because my hair is shines and not weighted down. So far I am very pleased … my Dermatologist highly recommends these products. My fingers are crossed!

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    • Lisa

      Is the Free & Clear shampoo and conditioner safe for color treated hair?

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      Lisa – Yes, they can be used with color treated hair. However you can check with your hair stylist to be sure that the color products you are using are compatible.

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    • Pt

      Can HJS please provide the source of the claim. I can find no references in scientific literature to any of these ingredients being formaldehyde releasers. I don’t appreciate people instilling fear for no reason. State your source!

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    • Simina

      I’m wondering what the glycerin is derived from

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      Pharmaceutical Specialties Inc uses sustainable palm based glycerin in all products.

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    • Vanicream Admin

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      We do not offer coupons at this time, however we do try to keep consumers informed on specials through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialVanicream/ and via our email newsletter, The Vanicream Voice.

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    • Nicki

      I am allergic to formaldehyde products & releases. Is this shampoo free from formaldehyde type chemicals.

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    • Vanicream Admin

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      All of our products are made free of common chemical irritants including formaldehyde releasers. You can learn more about the chemicals that we intentionally leave out here: https://www.psico.com/sensitive-skin-care/chemical-irritants/

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    • HJS

      How can you state there are no formaldehyde releasers when 1,2-hexanediol is clearly an ingredient?

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    • Vanicream Admin

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      1,2 hexanediol is not a formaldehyde releasing preservative nor has it ever been listed as a “formaldehyde releaser” in the scientific literature. It is an ingredient used in our shampoo to aid other ingredients in the formula- it is a stabilizing ingredient as well as it possesses humectant/emollient properties. Our QC lab not only test raw ingredients such as 1,2 hexanediol but also the finished product for formaldehyde with a very accurate and validated method. PSI has produced hundreds of large batches of this product over many years and have never detected any formaldehyde.

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    • Jeanne

      I was allergy tested after suffering from hives and rashes from many products. I had to switch shampoo and conditioner and have been using Free & Clear for at least three years. It does a great job of cleansing but it is far too drying for my fine hair and the conditioner does not provide enough moisture to combat the drying effects of the shampoo. I would love if the company could develop a more gentle shampoo that doesn’t strip moisture from the hair!

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    • Nicole

      Is this corn free? You have sorbitol in the lotions so I was hoping I could find something corn free based on these great reviews I’d like to try your products.

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    • Vanicream Admin

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      Nicole – Our shampoo is corn free. We do not have proteins in our product, including corn.

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    • Jo

      A comment on an excema site mentioned that the formula for Free & Clear Shampoo changed and now includes Cocamidapropyl Betaine. Is this correct?

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    • Vanicream Admin

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      Jo – We are not sure which site that was, but that information is incorrect. Our products do not contain Cocamidapropyl Betaine.

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    • Mary

      I googled the shampoo and found it at my local Walgreens. I will use it tomorrow and come back and let you know how I like it after a week. Is it made by Ivory? I used to use Ivory shampoo and it was wonderful then they stopped making it. I hope this is as good.

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    • Vanicream Admin

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      Mary – Free & Clear Shampoo, is created and manufactured by us, Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. in Rochester, Minnesota.

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    • Vicki

      Do these products have artificial sweeteners often used as preservatives, in them

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    • Vanicream Admin

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      Vicki – It depends on the definition of “artificial sweeteners” we do use sugar alcohols such as sorbitol and glycerin but we would not consider these artificial sweeteners they have beneficial topical skin qualities. Artificial sweeteners such as saccharin or aspartame etc. are not used in our products and have not shown any beneficial topical skin qualities.

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    • Shelley

      I have used a fragrance free product for a few years, now discontinued:(((
      I am more than happy, to have found free and clear, but haven’t yet used it. I’ve read the many comments, from consumers, and the one thing that stands out to me, is how drying it can be (I’m hoping not!!!), could it be because of the sodium that I see listed, as three separate ingredients??
      Can I buy this product in Canada??

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    • Vanicream Admin

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      Shelley – We would recommend using the Free & Clear Conditioner along with the shampoo. You can check online for availability in Canada, at this time we do not have distribution to retail stores in Canada.

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    • Jess

      Is the shampoo and conditioner safe to use on babies? My son has terrible eczema and dry scalp. I know it isn’t tear free but other than that is it safe?

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    • Vanicream Admin

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      Jess – The shampoo and conditioner is safe for babies. They are not tear-less however, so you will need to be careful to not get any in your son’s eyes.

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