Free & Clear Shampoo

Free & Clear Shampoo - Fragrance Free - 12 fl oz
Free & Clear Shampoo - Fragrance Free - Travel Size

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

4.88 out of 5
(33 customer reviews)
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SENSITIVE SKIN FORMULA
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • 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
  • pH balanced
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
  • 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. Susan

    5 out of 5

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

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    • Helen

      Is the clean and clear shampoo, conditioner and face cream suitable for someone with a Peru balsum allergy?

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      Helen, All of our products are free of Balsam of Peru.

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    • Tauni

      Excellent product. My daughter has allergies and breaks out in hives to most shampoo. Of the others that I tried that claimed to be hypoallergenic, this is by far the best. Some of the others still gave her hives and none of them cleaned well. Free and Clear is great for her skin and keeps gets her hair soft and shiny. I just wish it came in bigger bottles!

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  2. 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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    • Is this fragrance free

      Is this fragrance free

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      All products made by Pharmaceutical Specialties Inc. are free of fragrance and masking fragrances.

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  3. 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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      Drew, All products that we make are free of Balsam of Peru.

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    • carol

      Is this product cruelty free?

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      Carol, we do not test any of our products on animals.

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  4. Donnie

    5 out of 5 Is free and clear shampoo noncomadegenic?

    Good product.

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      Donnie – Free & Clear is formulated to be non-comedogenic.

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  5. Sandy

    5 out of 5 Hair feels oily

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    I have used this shampoo for a long time. I loved it. Since I started using new bottle my hair doesn’t feel as clean. It feels oily. Has your shampoo formula changed?

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      Sandy, The Free & Clear Shampoo formula has remained the same since 2010.

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  6. Lois

    5 out of 5 Love it

    First shampoo and conditioner that did NOT agrivate my scalp psoriasis! In fact the psoriasis is well controlled now!

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  7. Ronald

    5 out of 5 Free and Clear Shampoo and Conditioner

    Both products have been extremely beneficial in limiting a scalp that itches frequently.

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  8. Amanda

    5 out of 5 Only shampoo I will use

    This is the only shampoo I use. With severe allergies and multiple chemical sensitivities, this does not burn my skin or give me a migraine. Thank you! So glad to have found this, and I no longer suffer.

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  9. Jeanne L.

    5 out of 5 Better than expected

    Samples from my Dermatologist have yielded terrific results: itchy scalp,has dissipated while my hair is shiny and full of body. I was concerned that switching shampoos would have negative results on my hair…but the results are just the opposite…thank you!

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  10. Doris

    5 out of 5 Free and Clear hair products

    I have been using these hair products for several years now and just love them. Really glad I found your site.

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  11. P. Kraft

    5 out of 5 My hair feels wonderful!

    Nice lather…no itching after shampooing hair. Used Free and clear conditioner – my hair has nice texture!

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  12. David

    5 out of 5 These products area must for Celiacs.

    I have used the their products for many years but my favorites are the shampoo and condtioner. As a Celiac, they work great, are a life necessity and are worth every penny.

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  13. Kimberly

    5 out of 5 These products have ended years of skin problems

    As a thirty year old woman, I struggled with acne and irritated skin since I became a teenager. After spending so much money trying every product, I finally realized it was sulfates and chemicals that were making me itch and break out. Any other shampoo gives me pimples on my head! That is uncomfortable. Vanicream soap has cleared my face and I use vaniply on my son’s excema. Thank you for making these products!

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  14. Erik

    5 out of 5 Thank you for this!

    As someone who has extreme sensitive skin and nose to fragrance this is a blessing.I have tried other brands and always come back to this, I use it from head to toe, I find this to be a better option as a body wash then your liquid cleanser, so please make in a bigger bottle with a pump for easier use in the shower.Keep up the great work, a gel moisturizer for the face would be great for us with oily,sensitive,acne prone skin that wants to avoid emollients.

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  15. Desiree

    5 out of 5 Wow

    I had no idea how bad my itchy scalp was, till I used this and was freed. I have psoriasis as well as very sisntive skin. Though my contact dermities was caused by vitamin e and gold this shampoo is still my holy grail. It has also allowed my 8 year old to get her eczema under control as well. It works so well!

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  16. Tam

    5 out of 5 The best!

    The only shampoo I can use. Everything else causes intense itching. I have no problem with it lathering up and it doesn’t dry my hair. I’ve been using for several years now. Thanks for a great product!

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  17. a freed

    5 out of 5 F&C shampoo wonderful

    the only thing i have found that does not make my scalp itch. clean and fresh!!

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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    • Sharon

      Does this shampoo fade your hair color? I’m looking for a hypoallergenic shampoo that’s safe for color treated hair. Thanks!

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      Sharon – It is always good to check with your hair stylist to be sure that the color product that is being used will work with Free & Clear Shampoo. That being said, we do have many individuals that color their hair and love the shampoo.

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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    • Kelly

      Absolutely Agree Mary – my hair is on the drier side and I miss having a leave in conditioner – this conditioner is just a little too light for me. BUT it is a WONDERFUL line of products and saves me from year long rashes and itching. All the chemicals in other products is ridiculous! Also would love to see a line of makeup from this company!

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  24. 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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    • Pinkrosesdawn

      I found it at Walgreens.

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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    • Abby

      Does free and clear shampoo or conditioner contain silicones?

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      Abby, Neither Free & Clear Shampoo or Free & Clear Conditioner contain silicone.

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    • Ellen

      I have a fragrance allergy(cinnamaldehyde, etc). Glad to have found this shampoo and conditioner, but I have thick, coarse hair and this doesn’t seem rich or moisturizing enough. Any suggestions? I absolutely love the vanicream face wash and vanicream and vanicream lite lotion. My skin looks great!

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      Ellen, Please be sure to leave Free & Clear Conditioner in your hair for about 3 minutes before rinsing. This should help with moisturizing your hair.

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    • Joy

      I have very sensitive skin and also I am chemically sensitive so finding a shampoo and conditioner that didn’t irritate my skin/scalp or give me a migraine was almost impossible. I also am allergic to many flowers so the botanical shampoos were also not for me. My dermatologist gave me samples of Free & Clear Shampoo and the Fee & Clear Conditioner and I’ve used it ever since (this ws quite a few years back). It did take a while for me to get used to it, for me it does lather (we have a water softening system in our house so that may affect it) and it did make my hair feel dry (I tend to have dry hair anyway). I experimented and found that if I left the conditioner on for 3 minutes that my hair came out perfect!! When the conditioner formulation was changed, it did take me a while to get used to the scent (even though there is no fragrance in it) but I now use it with no problem. I LOVE Free & Clear Shampoo/Conditioner and don’t know what I’d do without it…literally! It is hard to live in this world with sensitivities and chemical sensitivities and get away from scents and chemicals but these products are ones I can rely on. Thank you for such a great product and I hope it never changes!!

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    • Kai

      Is this shampoo good for dry skin/ eczema

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    • Sonya

      Is there ANYTHING natural that could be added for a scent? Also would like to see it available in a gallon size. Thank you Free and Clear!

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      Sonya – All of the products that are created by Pharmaceutical Specialties are fragrance free.

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    • Wendy

      I love it and I don’t care that it doesn’t lather much. My hair is clean and shiney. I feels soft. Are there any coupons available and does it come in larger sizes. I plan on using this indefinitely!! This is a great product!

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      Wendy – We are glad to hear that Free & Clear Shampoo is working well for you. Unfortunately, we do not have coupons at this time.

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    • Sandy

      Love the Free & Clear Shampoo!! It makes my hair feel “squeeky clean” and soft! For those who think you need tons of suds to clean hair and scalp — WRONG! The foaming chemical is what is taken out of the product and making it safe for those of us who have skin sensitivities. My allergist recommened Vanicream products and I am hooked on them! Bar soap, hair shampoo, light lotion, gentle facial cleanser — next I will try the hair spray. And I do not think it is overpriced when compared to beauty salon shampoo! Until this year I had never heard of Vanicream products, and now I can’t stop talking about them to all of my friends.

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    • Kim

      Does free and clear have hairstyling products…..like mousse?

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    • Steph

      Is the shampoo, conditioner, and liquid cleanser tear-free? Derm gave us samples to try with my 17 month old.

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      Steph, Free & Clear Shampoo and Free & Clear Conditioner are very gentle on skin and hair, but are not tear-free.

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    • Judy

      Love the Free & Clear shampoo since I have many allergies. Would love to have coupons since it is so expensive and I am a senior citizen.

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      Judy, We try use our Facebook page to promote sales and product discounts. You can follow us here: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialVanicream/

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    • Miss Muffy

      Not had those problems and highly sensitive allergic to products. Your hair must be something different not knowing what to state it as. They are not made to suds a lot. As most shampoos have a special sudsing product in them to make people think they are getting a super clean job from them, have been reading a lot on these things. I was surprised to find that out, You don’t have to use a lot to get the hair clean, though you mentioned your hair is quite oily type. Each person has to try them out to know how it acts on their hair and scalp. Wishing you the best. Been super sensitive in all of my 77 years and always welcome new products …

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  28. 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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    • Sharon

      I love the Free & Clear shampoo for sensitive skin, sulfate-free and gluten free. Having used it for about a year now, I know it cleans my hair well and easily. I hope you continue this product. I also have COPD and agree with Karen P. I did see on a web site you have another that is labeled “mild” but not gluten free. Is there a difference? Maybe just not printed on the container? I also use your Vanicream and love it.

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      Sharon – We are glad to hear that the products are working well for you. Everything that Pharmaceutical Specialties, INC. creates is Gluten-Free. This includes our Vanicream, Free & Clear, Vaniply, and RoBathol product lines.

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    • Jan

      I am highly allergic to all formaldehyde releasing agents found in many beauty products. Does Free and Clear contain any?

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      Jan, Free & Clear Shampoo does not contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasing agents. In fact, none of our products contain formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers.

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    • Linda

      HI, I was told my dermatologist to buy “Vanicream Shampoo” but when I search for it only the “Free & Clear” shampoo shows up. Is it the same thing? I’m not sure what to do now. Thank you! Linda

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      Linda, It is the same. Free & Clear and Vanicream are both manufactured by Pharmaceutical Specialties Inc. and are formulated for individuals with sensitive skin and those that want to avoid common chemical irritants.

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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      All Vanicream products are created 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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  32. 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Beth

      How much is this free and clear shampoo?

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      Beth – You can order directly from this site, 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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  33. 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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    • 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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      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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    • Vicki

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

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

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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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      Jess – The shampoo and conditioner are 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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    • 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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      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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      Mary – Free & Clear Shampoo, is created and manufactured by Pharmaceutical Specialties, Inc. in Rochester, Minnesota.

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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 should check with your hair stylist to be sure that the color products you are using are compatible.

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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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      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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    • Nicki

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

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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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      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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    • Simina

      I’m wondering what the glycerin is derived from

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      Pharmaceutical Specialties Inc uses sustainable palm based glycerin products that contain glycerin.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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      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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    • Tracy

      I plan on ordering your shampoo and conditioner and was wondering if you also make a body moisturizer that is “Free and Clear”?

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      Tracy, Each products that we create, including our line of Vanicream Skin Care products are formulated without common chemical irritants, you can learn more here about them here: https://www.psico.com/products/skin-moisturizers/

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    • Amanda

      This product is AMAZING. I have severe allergies and multiple chemical sensitivities. This is the only thing I can use in my hair (with the conditioner) that does not burn my skin or give me a migraine. Thank you for keeping people like me in mind. I will buy this forever!

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