In need of gifts for your friend who dyed their hair for the first time? We’re happy to report you’ve come to the right place.
It may not feel like the most exciting thing to shop for, but we can promise these products are incredibly practical. Your friend will get more use out of these shampoos, conditioners, and masks more than anything else they receive this holiday season.
So give them what they really need, products that will keep their color vibrant well after they leave the salon. Keep scrolling to start shopping!
1. Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo: $28
Olaplex is the go-to for products for color-treated hair. Their No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo is especially critical for those who’ve dyed their locks for the first time. Whether your friend has straight strands or coiled curls, the clean ingredients will moisturize and repair the hair, making it easier to manage.
2. Kérastase Reflection Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair: $34
This is one of the most highly recommended conditioners for color-treated hair, and for good reason. The conditioner’s linseed oil works to smooth the shaft’s surface and repel water, which makes the color look more vibrant. Your friend will be so impressed by how well this conditioner extends the life of their color.
3. Aquis Rapid Dry Lisse Hair Towel: $30
A rapid-dry hair towel like this one does so much more for the hair than you’d suspect. This hair towel in particular works 50 times faster at drying one’s strands than other methods. Plus, the less time your friend’s hair is wet, the healthier it will be. And when you dye your strands, you need to do all you can to maintain your hair’s health.
4. Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair: $10
Heat styling can do quite a number on hair, especially color-treated hair. The Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair uses plant-based protein to instantly repair and protect hair from heat styling.
5. Pureology Strength Cure Holiday Kit: $70
Stocked with Pureology’s Strength Cure Shampoo, Conditioner, and Miracle Filler Treatment, along with their Refresh & Go Dry Shampoo, this kit has everything your friend needs to strengthen and protect their color-treated hair.
6. Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask: $36
Briogeo’s Don’t Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask has been voted one of the best conditioning masks by beauty editors and consumers alike. Rosehip oil and algae extract work together to control frizz and repair damage, while almond oil gives one’s strands an extra shine boost. Their color won’t just look vibrant, it’ll look healthy, too.
7. Batiste Hint of Color Dry Shampoo: $9.99
Not only does this dry shampoo get rid of any excess oil, dirt, or grease, it delivers a pop of color to a hue that might be fading. Rather than leaving behind a white residue, Batiste’s Hint of Color Dry Shampoo line is formulated to match your current hair color. No matter if they’re a blonde, brunette, or redhead, there’s a dry shampoo for your friend from this brand.
8. Amika Fadeblock Pre-Shampoo Color Seal: $25
Because this is your friend’s first time dyeing their hair, they may not realize they can’t shampoo their hair as they normally would. Doing it too often can wash out color at a faster rate. And that isn’t something anyone wants. That’s where the Amika Fadeblock Pre-Shampoo Color Seal comes in. The treatment seals the cuticle and balances hair’s pH to protect the color from wash-related fading. Yes, it truly is a life-changing product for those with color-treated tresses.
9. Maui Moisture Color Protection + Sea Minerals Heat Shield Mist: $7.49
Sea minerals, algae, and sea kelp work to protect the strands from heat and color fading. This product is especially perfect for any of your friends who practically live in the water. They’ll feel like a mermaid spritzing this onto their tresses every day.
(via Maui Moisture)
10. Verb Purple Mask: $18
This purple mask from Verb is a godsend for those with blonde, gray, or silver hair hues. It works to tone, brighten, and hydrate color-treated strands, while also reducing brassiness. Your friend’s blonde will stay bright, so long as they use this product weekly.
11. Evo Fabuloso Color Intensifying Conditioner: $35
Evo Fabuloso’s Color Intensifying Conditioner delivers an instant color boost to any hair it’s worked through. The line has a wide range of shades that intensify a number of hues, while also softening and conditioning the hair.