I wrote about fragrance free shampoo, offering plenty of options to give you a cleansing that wouldn’t leave you smelling like florals. But I made a mistake: I didn’t follow up with fragrance free conditioner!
So, I’m here to rectify my mistake. These 11 conditioners are effective at giving you the silky finish to washing your hair, but they won’t be a finish that’s strong in scent – especially if you’re using a fragrance free shampoo to avoid smell entirely.
Whether you want to use liquid or go eco-friendly with a conditioner bar, you’ll find a conditioner that works for you here, without fears of aromas following you around.
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SEEN’s fragrance free conditioner is aimed toward those with dry, frizzy, unmanageable hair, be it from environmental stressors or too much dye. It’s made without sulfates, silicones, phthalates, parabens, dyes, pore-clogging oils, gluten, formaldehyde preservatives, or animal testing, so you can feel confident with your hair and product choice.
Vanicream’s existence is meant for providing you with options that are fragrance free, including hair products – like this conditioner, for example. Vanicream left out literally anything that could cause damage or create a scent – think protein, phthalates, parabens, gluten – and included ingredients like propanediol to help with hydration, and arginine to encourage growth.
We love Lindsay Holden and Odele, so it’s a no-brainer that we’d include their fragrance free conditioner here! Completely unscented – not one essential oil in sight! – and certified by the National Eczema Association, your scalp will be the furthest thing from irritated, while ingredients like amino acids and oat extract moisturize and manage strands.
We just talked about being Leaping Bunny certified, and Attitude is just that! In the description, they acknowledge that it’s a scalp treatment – and we all know healthy scalp = happy, active scalp. Using the extracts of oatmeal in order to soften and moisturize strands, it lifts locks and makes them manageable without smelling like a thing. It’s hypoallergenic and tested by derms, so you know it’s real.
I’m obsessed with the name of this conditioner bar. As you may know, sometimes even coconut oil gives your hair a smell. So, Ethique cut down on this and banned the ingredient from their totally fragrance free conditioner. Instead, THC-free hemp oil and cocoa butter nourish; Guar, made from a type of bean, smoothes and protects; and brassica alcohol binds it all together and stops tangling and breakage. And then it’s a bar. So… why isn’t this in your shower already?
We just featured Nora Schaper, co-founder of HiBAR, and we’re thoroughly convinced that this is the bar brand — after all, it’s the OG. Coconut oil moisturizes and seals strands from outside stressors, while rice protein provides an abundance of good stuff – think minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and amino acids – to completely hydrate and moisturize hair that needs a lil extra help.
This hypoallergenic, fragrance free conditioner is perfect for those with sensitive skin and who want to save the environment. Made without SLS, parabens, dyes, formaldehyde, salicylates, alcohol, and fragrance, your skin and hair will be protected. Bonus: the bottle is ethically-sourced and recyclable, so even though you’re using a bottle, you’re still helping out the environment. Nice.
We all know those brands that say “we’re unscented! … except for the 10 essential oils we included.” Or they’re “fragrance free” – synthetic fragrance free, not actually fragrance free. Nonscents (great name, no?) created this conditioner with the help of two hairstylists to fight back against all the smelly s*it, and the formulation makes it perfect for all hair types, whether you’re pin straight or ultra-textured.
When Philip’s wife was going through chemotherapy, he took it upon himself to create a shampoo and conditioner combo that was sensitive enough for her. The result is this conditioner, with no scent, no coloring, and no BS to irritate your skin or strands. Instead, hydrolyzed elastin strengthens and adds body — perfect for those who may be losing hair and elasticity due to medical conditions or excessive damage, or simply want a blow-out-like ‘do.
It lasts for approximately 50 washes, which is pretty good when you think about it – how many do you get out of your bottle? Completely unscented, you’ll find good stuff like nourishing cocoa butter and coconut oil, hydrating glycerin, moisturizing jojoba oil, silky-smooth olive oil, wheat germ oil for softening, and protective vitamin E. Nope, no essential oil in sight.
Koils by Nature understood the assignment: people with coily hair need conditioner specifically for them, not a “for all” conditioner without fragrance. Those with type 4 hair love this conditioner, saying it hydrates and softens effortlessly. It’s probably due to ingredients like soothing aloe, nourishing shea oil, shine-adding grapeseed oil, and frizz-taming macadamia oil.
Do you use fragrance free conditioner? Which brands do you use? Are you a conditioner bar or bottle person? Tell us in the comments!