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Free & ClearHair Styling Gel

4.6 out of 5 stars
14 Reviews

Our fragrance-free hair styling gel provides firm, long-lasting styling control without the use of common chemical irritants found in ordinary hair styling products. Helps control static, adds fullness and volume and makes hair easy to manage and style.

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Formulated for Sensitive Skin

The Most Important Ingredient Is Trust

Our fragrance-free hair styling gel is unscented. No botanical extracts or essential oils. Alcohol-free. Gluten-free. Dermatologist tested.


purified water, VP/VA copolymer, panthenol, PEG-45 palm kernel glycerides, 1,2-hexanediol, PEG-14, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, PEG-33, caprylyl glycol, PEG-8 dimethicone, aminomethyl propanol, tetrasodium EDTA

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May be used on damp, or dry hair. Squeeze a small amount of gel on palms or fingertips and rub hands together to create a thin layer. For damp hair, starting at roots, work gel through hair. Blow dry to style. For dry hair, starting at roots, work gel through hair, lifting to style. For best results, shampoo and condition hair with Free & Clear Shampoo and Free & Clear Conditioner before styling. Ideal for daily use.

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This product works well with

Free & Clear Shampoo

4.7 out of 5 stars

A non-medicated shampoo for sensitive skin. It effectively cleans both hair and scalp. Helps remove flaking and scaling and controls oily scalp. Removes build-up from conditioners, hairsprays, and other hair care products. Leaves hair clean and manageable.

Free & Clear Medicated Anti-Dandruff Shampoo

5 out of 5 stars

A maximum strength over-the-counter (OTC) zinc pyrithione shampoo that controls and reduces the symptoms of dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis. Helps relieve itching, irritation, redness, flaking, and scaling associated with dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis.

Free & Clear Hair Conditioner

3.9 out of 5 stars

Helps prevent tangles and leaves hair more manageable. Rinses easily without excess residue or build-up. Leaves hair feeling clean and healthy. Adds body and volume.

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4.5 out of 5 stars

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5 out of 5 stars
Mary January 26, 2016
Super hold all day
Did everything a styling product should! Held every hair in place 14 HR workday.
Sandy Myers February 19, 2016
My husband and I use Free & Clear. It holds our hair in place and doesn’t leave our hair dirty like other jells. Love that it is fragrance free!
Donna January 12, 2017
I’m unable to use most hair products, especially if it has alcohol and/or fragrance, it makes my head break out terribly. Is your fragrance free gel also alcohol free? Do you have a mousse like that also?
Vanicream Admin (verified owner) January 13, 2017
Donna, Free & Clear Hair Gel is alcohol free. It is important to test the product first on a small area or consult your Dermatologist for patch testing if there is any uncertainty. At this time we do not have a mousse product.
5 out of 5 stars
YasBird June 24, 2020
travel size plz
This stuff keeps my fauxhawk tall and fluffy all day long. Please make it in the 2oz tube for travel.
5 out of 5 stars
Tim Woodburn January 8, 2021
Hair gel
I have been using Free and Clear hair gel for 15 years. It has a great hold. The only product that does not make my head break out. Highly recommended!
1 out of 5 stars
Eli June 21, 2021
Not for fine or curly hair
This stuff is legit horrible. The reviews have to be from white ppl with thick hair. This stuff is so thick and awful that it coats your hair like quick cement. I tried to cut it with water and it was still just awful. And you have to wash it out every day because the buildup is off the charts. You can't just rinse your hair and hope it comes out. You have to use a clarifying shampoo to get this stuff out of your hair. Not everyone can wash their hair every day with a clarifying shampoo folks. And ftr, it does build up on your scalp. It leaves a thin film of goop that feels awful. If you have scalp issues along with fine or curly hair, skip this garbage because it is HORRIBLE! Maybe try creating an unscented mousse instead of this garbage.
5 out of 5 stars
Esther July 13, 2021
Love it.
I am black, senior denial. I use the gel on my natural hair. It’s fine and short. Also, my hair is gray. I wear it loose. I don’t twist or braid or curl. At night, I moisturize my hair with oils. In the morning, I put a small amount of gel in my hands and rub it through my hair. I style with my fingers, mostly, but may use various combs to tweak as I please. I love that it works with my natural curls and it makes my grey hair seem even whiter. My hair stays put without looking frozen in place. It also looks thicker. Once it dries, I will only tug it with my fingers if I want to fix something. At bedtime, I can work in a dab of oil to release the hold. By morning, I repeat. In a few days, I shampoo, protect, blow dry, oil, and gel. Works for me.
4 out of 5 stars
CAM June 12, 2016
hair styling
I can use this ok but my scalp still itches.
Vimal July 24, 2016
Hello. Is this “Free & Clear™ Hair Styling Gel” non-comedogenic? Please let me know ?
Mrs Lynne October 1, 2016
Great product! I am allergic to formaldehyde and I have been using this gel for some time (2 or 3 years). It absolutely does everything that is advertised! I am very pleased with it!
Samantha October 3, 2016
Do you guys have heat protectant spray? I don’t see any and I need a free and clear one ?
Vanicream Admin (verified owner) October 4, 2016
Samantha – At this time we do not have a heat protectant spray.
4 out of 5 stars
Seema February 21, 2017
Hair gel
I would give it 4.5 out of 5. It works nicely with my dry hair, and does not leave any flaky residue. Even after 24 hrs hair still looks fresh and has a bounce!
5 out of 5 stars
Hazel March 18, 2017
Life saver
Perrrfecttt! took me over a year to find a product that works then I found free and clear hair gel! since I started using it no more acne and contact dermatitis like I would get from other hair gels on the market. This has been the only product that works for me. It has been a life saver and liquid gold!
5 out of 5 stars
Anne August 18, 2018
Excellent product – only issue is that some Walgreens stores do not carry it.
5 out of 5 stars
Chris November 21, 2018
Good product
Just a bit of gel holds my hair without stiffness or flakes. I can go 2 days without shampooing. Plus it doesn’t make my scalp and neck itch. Wish my Walgreens still sold it!
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