The biggest disappointment of coloring your hair is that the color washes out. Nothing is really permanent, no matter what the label says. However, if you use the right shampoo in your hair care routine, you can extend both the vibrancy and life of your dye. And we know just which shampoos you need to lather up with to keep your color fresh. Scroll below for the best shampoos for colored hair, no matter your hair color or even hair type. Your color-treated hair will thank you for making the switch.
Moroccanoil Color Care Shampoo
Moroccanoil’s make-it-last color shampoo deposits vital nutrients into the hair, providing a gentle wash that will preserve hair color, even after 10 washes. This sulfate-free shampoo is a favorite among hairstylists and colorists for its long-lasting color protection. It even protects against color loss and damage caused by sunlight and environmental aggressors.
Olaplex No. 3 Hair Repair Perfector
Olaplex is synonymous with color correction. You can now take the salon mainstay into your shower and repair your hair in-between visits. The No. 3 Hair Repair Perfector pre-shampoo treatment reduces breakage and split ends for visibly healthier hair. Plus, the brand’s Bond Building Technology™ will relink broken disulfide bonds damaged by chemical services, heat, and styling. So not only will your color be preserved, but your damaged hair will look even healthier.
Redken Color Extend Shampoo
Redken is the unofficial color care authority, so of course they designed a shampoo to keep color protected and intense. The shampoo guards hair against the major color culprits: environmental aggressors, poor cuticle condition, color-altering minerals, and water. If you want hair that’s more manageable, refreshed, and shiny, this is the ideal shampoo for you.
Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo
Aveda’s gentle, plant-based shampoo will increase color’s longevity naturally. Formulated with a 100% organic aroma, the scent isn’t overpowering either.
Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color
Oribe’s cleanser is designed for color guards against damage and delivers intense moisture. Trust us, it’s well worth the splurge. Your color will appear even more vibrant with each wash than when it was first dyed.
Amika Vault Color-Lock Shampoo
This antioxidant-rich shampoo helps maintain your color’s life by shielding it against UV rays and free radicals. It’s also free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
ColorProof Super Rich Moisture Shampoo
Not only does this shampoo deliver maximum moisture, but it is also clinically proven to maintain 96% color retention after 10 washes.
L'Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Sulfate-Free Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair
This drugstore favorite features rosemary as a key ingredient to replenish dry hair with moisture, softness, and luminous shine, all while being a color-safe shampoo. Sulfate-free, paraben-free, salt-free, and vegan, make your color last longer than ever with this inexpensive shampoo for colored hair.
Neutrogena Anti-Residue Clarifying Shampoo
Even those with color-treated hair need a clarifying shampoo to remove product buildup. With its mild formula, Neutrogena’s shampoo is gentle enough for all hair types and won’t fade your hair color.
Nexxus Color Assure Shampoo
The ProteinFusion in this shampoo cleanses color-treated hair and offers long-lasting color vibrancy to prevent color fading. Whether you have blonde hair, brunette hair, red hair, or some other hue, you can trust your color is in the best hands with this sudser.
Paul Mitchell Color Protect Shampoo
Vegan and cruelty-free, the Paul Mitchell Color Protect Shampoo helps you hold onto your color by protecting against sun damage and fading. It will leave your hair feeling nourished and hydrated thanks to a blend of sunflower extract and other natural oils.
Shu Uemura Color Lustre Sulfate-Free Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair
Japanese-sourced musk rose and goji berry work overtime to cleanse, prevent fading, and maintain vibrancy in all color-treated hair. Straight hair, wavy hair, and even curly hair types can reap the rewards of this color-preserving shampoo.
Pureology Hydrate Sheer Shampoo
This silicone-free shampoo is about as hydrating as they come for color-treated hair. Ideal for fine hair and thin hair types, this vegan formula adds moisture and softens hair with each wash.
Keratin Complex Color Care Smoothing Shampoo
If you’re looking for a shampoo that minimizes frizz and flyaways, you’ve found it. Additionally, Provitamin B5 conditions for optimal smoothness, body, and shine. Frizzy hair, be gone.
Not Your Mother’s Blonde Moment Purple Treatment Shampoo
You can count on us to recommend this purple shampoo for natural and unnatural blondes alike. It gently cleanses and moisturizes while nourishing your strands with violet rice extract. The dark violet pigments combat unwanted brassy hair and yellow tones to help maintain your color and highlights.