DrupalWomenQ-#6319

I have a terrible allergy to “fragrance”, which is in just about every quality shampoo. Can anyone recommend a good “fragrance-free” shampoo?

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  1. Tami Abiuso wrote on :

    I would also consider the cleansers used in the shampoos. Try to stay away from sodium lauryl or laureth sulfate. They are harsh detergent cleansers. Often manufacturers use heavy fragrance in these types of cleansers (body wash as well) to mask the inherent odor of the cleansers.

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      good point! You are so right. I recently bought a Dove Body wash that was labeled “unscented”, but I got it home and it smelled suspiciously good. I checked the ingredients and sure enough, “fragrance” was listed. I guess it can be used as a masking agent and a product can still call itself “unscented.” pretty ridiculous….

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    • Tami Abiuso wrote on :

      well, commercial companies are good at that. They lead you to believe they have wonderful botanical ingredients, etc. as well, then you see it’s about the last ingredient listed. That’s called, making a label claim. And many of them do it. Bath & Body Works body cream made claim of having vitamins, botanicals and shea butter. The second ingredient: mineral oil. The number one worst ingredient ever! Negates all the rest, which were just label claims.

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  2. Ruth James wrote on :

    I have a real sensitivity to fragrances and love shampoo bars by Chagrin Falls!

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      thanks, 4sons! I have definitely never heard of that but I just googled it and it looks amazing. At first glance, I thought, “that looks way TOO natural…” but when I read about the ingredients they actually sound good! great tip…

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  3. deborah weed wrote on :

    Kiehl’s may have what you are looking for! They have the following products: Olive Fruit Oil Collection; Amino Acid Collection and the Sunflower Color-Preserving Haircare just to name a few. Here is their website: http://www.kiehls.com/HAIR/hair,default,sc.html so that you can learn more about them.

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      Thanks, Deb….great tip. I never thought of Kiehl’s. When i look on the website I can’t seem to find a full ingredient listing, so it’s hard to tell if these products have “fragrance”….they certainly look pretty natural. I’m going to see if I can find a complete ingredient listing somewhere online! thanks again….

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  4. Cindy Joseph wrote on :

    Have you tried baby shampoo

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      Hi Cindy! I have—it doesn’t bother my skin, but it doesn’t do much for my hair, either 😉

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  5. Jennifer Snowdon wrote on :

    Are you also sensitive to natural ingredients that give a fragrance? I have several lines that I know of where the founders developed them because they had this experience. Let me know about the natural ingredients and I will pinpoint some for you.

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      Great question, J! I’m not sensitive to natural fragrances. I’m only sensitive to “fragrance” which is a synthetic found in most beauty products (it’s usually just listed as “fragrance” in the ingredients). I’d love to hear about those other lines….

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    • Jennifer Snowdon wrote on :

      I am very interested to try the WEN System advertised on tv. It makes sense to me and there are no added fragrances. http://www.wenhaircare.com
      Note re: baby shampoo
      The ingredient that makes some brands “No Tears” can actually strip hair color. So the reason why some are not so great for your hair.
      I am researching other choices for you too!

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      so funny . . . I’ve seen that ad on tv for wen and thought the exact same thing. I think i’m going to try it. really good to know about baby shampoo! I use my daughter’s sometimes and it makes my hair feel very “stripped.” recently my stylist gave me this brand http://rahua.com/
      The shampoo and conditioner don’t have fragrance and so far they work pretty well! It’s no kerastase, (the BEST shampoo but with the MOST fragrance), but it works. thanks again for you help!

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    • Ruth James wrote on :

      Have you tried the “Sally’s ” Wen knock off? I’ve had good success w/it when I tried it.

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  6. Loraine Alcorn wrote on :

    The one that comes to mine is Burt’s Bees Baby bee fragrance free shampoos

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      great idea, Loraine. I’ve tried other baby shampoos, including California Baby, and they are truly fragrance free, but they don’t always do the best job with adult hair. I’ll give it a shot!

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    • Loraine Alcorn wrote on :

      Oh thanks my daughter uses Earth science pure essentials that is also fragrance free and my do a better job

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    • Lina Perl wrote on :

      Great to know! I’ve never tried that one. I’ll definitely give it a shot. Thanks!

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    • Loraine Alcorn wrote on :

      your welcome 🙂

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