The 13 Best Hair Products for Fragrance Sensitive People

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Those of us who are fragrance sensitive know the distinct horror of opening up a bottle of shampoo, conditioner, or other hair-perfecting products and finding that what's labeled as "lightly scented" actually smells like an entire bottle of Chanel No. 5. Organic products aren't necessary better in the fragrance department, often relying on overpowering herbal notes to enforce the "natural" effect. 

However, there are a handful of effective haircare products on the market that are available unscented, or have a truly clean fragrance that even the aroma-shy will find tolerable. Through a mix of self-testing and research, we've come up with thirteen great haircare products that won't have you reaching for the Claritin. 

Fragrance-Free Sensitive Hair Shampoo

Not only is this shampoo fragrance-free, it is also perfect for those who are sensitive to harsh ingredients. And it’s cheap!

Earth Science Shampoo for Sensitive Hair & Scalp, $10, Amazon

Non-Aerosol Unscented Haispray

Clinique’s non-aerosol hairspray is completely fragrance free, for a sculpted style without the over-perfumed scent.

Try Redken Non-Aerosol Hairspray, $25, Amazon

Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

Customers praise the non-chemical, light scent of this anti-dandruff shampoo.

Kiehl’s Scalp Purifying Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, $18, Kiehl’s

Unscented Strong Hold Hairspray

This cult classic hairspray is now available in an unscented version. 

Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Unscented Hairspray, $13, Amazon

Soothing Baby Shampoo

This popular baby shampoo comes in two incredibly light, soothing scents gentle enough for a baby.

California Baby Shampoo & Bodywash, $15, Amazon


Fragrance-Free Styling Gel

Loyal consumers praise the impressive styling results of using this fragrance-free gel.

Magick Botanicals Hair Styling Gel Fragrance Free, $11, Amazon 

Soft Hold Hair Cream

This natural, fragrance-free hair cream is great for those looking for a curl-friendly formula.

Alba Botanica Hair Cream, Soft Hold, $9, Amazon

Natural Shampoo

The light, nearly nonexistent scent of this shampoo is perfect for those sensitive to saccharine or heavy odors.

Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo, $19, Amazon

Hair Gel

This hair gel is low on harmful chemicals but gives enough hold for complex styles.

Free & Clear Hair Styling Gel for Sensitive Skin and Scalp, $20, Amazon

Thermal Styling Spray

The clean, minimal scent of this thermal styling spray won’t offend sensitive noses. As an added bonus, the spray helps prevent and repair heat-damaged hair.

Phyto Phytokeratine Repairing Thermal Protectant Spray, $32, Amazon

Fragrance-Free Conditioner

This fragrance-free conditioner earned a notable five-star average review on Amazon for its natural ingredients and moisturizing properties.

JASON Fragrance Free Daily Conditioner, $8, Amazon

Anti-Frizz Serum

This barely-scented panacea is ideal for those looking to battle frizz, but be forewarned: a pea-sized amount of the product is all you need to achieve smoother hair.

Bumble and Bumble Defrizz, $39, Amazon

Unscented Argan Oil

For those obsessed with ultra-moisturizing argan oil, this unscented formula is a godsend.

Leaves of Trees Unscented Argan Oil, $5, Leaves of Trees