Best Shampoos for color treated hair

Shampoos contribute heavily to maintaining our confidence when it comes to hair. It’s a little-known fact that the majority of shampoos used are marketed for people with normal hair, not for those who color their strands regularly. This means they’re formulated to strip out dirt and product buildup, but if you use professional dyes (and, let’s face it, we all do) these ingredients can also sneakily take your hair color along for the ride.

But that doesn’t mean you should give up washing altogether! Your scalp needs to be clean for your color to remain its vibrantly gorgeous self. We’ve put together a list of the top shampoos for women who color their hair to keep you looking like you just stepped out of a salon chair, even after multiple washes.

Loreal Color Vibrancy Purple Shampoo for Color Treated Hair

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Loreal Elvive Color Vibrancy | Loreal images

Blonde, brunette, and redheads will all benefit from using this gentle shampoo. Since it has a creamy consistency, you don’t need to use it very much at one time, so it’s more cost-effective than many other formulas on the market.

Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo

Garnier Fructis Color Shield Shampoo | Garnier Images

Use this weekly shampoo on bleached strands to keep them protected against damage caused by the chlorine in swimming pools and excess sun exposure in the summer.

Loreal Sulfate-Free Blonde Shampoo

Loreal Ever Pure Sulfate-Free | Loreal Images

This shampoo is designed for hair that has been lightened with bleach and will help keep your color looking fresh as well as keeping stray grays at bay.

Aveda Blue Malva Conditioner

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Aveda Blue Malva Conditioner | Aveda Images

If you have dry or damaged hair, this conditioner can make all the difference — it’s also great for colored locks to leave them super shiny and silky soft after each wash.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Shine Enhancing Shampoo & Conditioner Set 

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John Frieda Sheer blonde go blonder color renew | John Frieda

These two products are engineered to give blonde-colored hair the extra boost it needs to keep that shine and color going strong.

Redken Color Extend Shampoo 

Redken Color Extend Shampoo | Redken Images

Suitable for all hair colors, this shampoo is super gentle on your scalp but tough enough to remove product buildup from the hair shafts. It can even be used daily if you have colored hair!

Paul Mitchell Color Protect Shampoo 

Paul Mitchell Color Protect Shampoo | Paul Mitchell

If you like your blonde hair a little more “in your face,” use this clarifying formula regularly in place of other shampoos — it’s designed to strip away residue build-up after several washes with products containing brassiness protectors, conditioners, or silicone. This will make your strands lighter and brighter than ever before!

John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze Shine Enhancing Shampoo 

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John FriedaLuminous Color Glaze Shampoo | John Frieda

This sulfate-free shampoo will gently cleanse away color without stripping it and leaves your hair smelling absolutely divine.

Matrix Biolage Color Protect + Shampoo 

Matrix Biolage Color Protect Shampoo | Biolage Images

Bright-colored tresses need to be protected too, even if they don’t get a glossy finish! Use this shampoo for colored hair daily or every other day instead of your routine.

Redken Smooth Down Shampoo 

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Redken Smooth down shampoo | Redken Images

Light blonde hair or highlighted locks will benefit from using this shampoo every time you wash — it’s made to keep the color and texture of your strands looking soft and silky for longer.

Matrix Biolage Color Last Conditioner 

Matrix Biolage Color Conditioner | Biolage Images

After washing with a corresponding shampoo, use this conditioner to prevent your strands from drying out, even if they’ve been lightened or colored. It’ll bring moisture back into your hair so color stays brilliant longer!

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Colour Renew Tone-Correcting Shampoo & Conditioner Set 

John Frieda Sheer blonde color renew tone correcting |
John Frieda images

If you want to maintain the tone in your blonde-colored hair, try these special products. You’ll only need to use them once a week for the best results!

Aveda Blue Malva Color Conserve Conditioner 

Aveda Blue Malva Conditioner | Aveda Images

This deep-conditioning formula works well on colored tresses — it is rich in botanicals and will leave your strands feeling smooth as silk after just one wash.

Loreal Paris Advanced Haircare Total Repair 5 Damage Erasing Balm 

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Loreal Elvive Total repair 5 | Loreal Images

If you have damaged locks from bleaching or dyeing your hair, try this specialized balm that repairs split ends and make hair super shiny when used with shampoo the next time you wash. Try to treat it like other damage-repairing conditioners by using it three times per week.

Redken Extreme Anti-Snap 

Redken Extreme Anti Snap | Redken

If you have color-treated hair, it’s best to use this strengthening shampoo every time you wash — even if your locks aren’t dry or fragile. It’ll leave them smooth and strong so they resist damage as well as keep the color lasting longer!

Bumble and bumble Repair Blow Dry 

Bumble and Bumble Repair Blow Dry | Pinterest

This rich concentrate is designed to be used in place of a conditioner after washing with a matching shampoo for beautiful, brilliant blonde locks.

Redken Blonde Idol Custom Color

Redken Blond Idol Cutom Color | Redken

If you’ve chosen a custom shade for yourself that can only be made through your stylist mixing two different bottles of dye, try using these products instead of your routine. They’ll protect the color for longer and leave strands feeling soft.

Redken Shades EQ Gloss Demi Permanent Equalizing Conditioning Color 

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Redken EQ color preserving shampo | Redken

If you’re looking to keep up with new trends and your hair is already a light shade, use this shampoo in place of others — it’s made specifically for shades like blonde, silver, white platinum, and ash blonde that have been stripped of their natural pigment or are naturally this color. Use it after washing with a conditioner every time you wash!

John Frieda Luminous Color Glaze Conditioner 

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John FriedaLuminous Color Glaze conditioner | John Frieda

Use this thick conditioner after washing with the matching shampoo for truly luminous strands that look glossy and healthy no matter what color they are. The glaze is designed not to add any unwanted tones to bright locks so they stay brilliant as long as possible!

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