If you recently traded in your natural hair color for a different shade, it’s important to consider whether or not the hair care products you’ve been using are suited for your new hue. Regardless of the color you’ve transitioned to, if you have colored-treated hair, it’s a good idea to switch up your hair care routine.
Despite the temptation to stick with what you know, your go-to shampoo might not be a color-safe shampoo, meaning it might not meet your new hair needs. So below, we’re sharing our best shampoos for colored hair along with the best conditioners to pair with them.
Our Best Shampoos for Color-Treated Hair
If you have color-treated hair, you need products that are specifically formulated to be gentle on your color and address other concerns that come along with coloring your hair. Keep reading to learn about our best shampoos for color-treated hair.
Basic has never been more desirable than with this back-to-the-basics cleanser that’s gentle on colored hair. Formulated for all hair types, it’s free of parabens, dyes, gluten and is naturally fragranced with essential oils. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Simply Clean Conditioner for the ultimate wash day treatment that rivals a luxurious spa experience.
Why spend a proper coin on a new hair color just to let it fade every time you wash your hair? The simple answer is don’t. Grab this glossing shampoo instead. Formulated with argan oil and technology to balance your hair's pH, sans dyes, sulfates and parabens, it’s perfect for boosting shine while shielding your tresses from color-stripping aggressors.
Of course, there’s a conditioner too! Use it with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing Conditioner, ph Balanced for intensely shiny hair.
Boldly colored hair, or hair colors that are the furthest from natural shades often show more obvious signs of fading or discoloration. If you have fun colored hair, it’s extra important that you care for your color to keep it vibrant. Try this color-protecting shampoo to play defense against fading while you cleanse and nourish your strands.
Be sure to follow it up with the corresponding L’Oréal Paris Elvive Color Vibrancy Protecting Conditioner to add a touch of softness too.
If your hair is fragile, or you have extremely damaged strands with split ends and breakage, opt for this bonding shampoo, along with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Bond Strengthening Color Care Conditioner. The duo is formulated to strengthen the hair from the inside out by reinforcing weak hair bonds as well as protecting your strands from future damage — all while remaining gentle on your color.
If your hair is suffering from major damage, you don’t have to rely only on treatments and salon services to restore — it starts right at your shampoo. This repairing shampoo is gentle on colored hair while it addresses five signs of hair damage, including dryness and split ends.
The fresh floral scent also lets you turn a simple hair washing session into a self-care moment. For maximum results, use it in conjunction with the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Repairing Conditioner.
If you have super oily hair or scalp buildup, reach for this detoxifying shampoo. Used solo or with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Scalp Care Detox Conditioner it helps to deeply purify and cleanse the scalp of dirt, product buildup, and excess oil without stripping hair or causing your color to fade.
If you want an extra layer of cleansing and some light exfoliation for your scalp, massage with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Scalp Care + Detox Scrub before shampooing — it’s also gentle enough to use on color-treated hair.
If you’re dealing with dry, brittle hair and you’re scared that washing it will just make it that much more parched, grab this deep conditioning shampoo. Formulated with apricot oil and without harsh sulfates and salts, it helps hair look healthier after just one wash. Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris EverCreme Sulfate-Free Deep Nourish Conditioner for silkier, shinier hair without the product weigh down.
If your strands are damaged due to heat styling, UV rays and coloring, try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo. One of our best shampoos for color-treated hair, when used in conjunction with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Repair and Defend Conditioner, this color-safe shampoo for damaged hair helps strengthen fragile hair while protecting it from environmental damage and daily aggressors that can wreak havoc on your hair color.
Colored hair — especially bleached hair — can get dry due to lightening. It’s important to give your color-treated strands a boost of extra moisture while you cleanse them. This shampoo is free of harsh salts and surfactants that can strip and damage hair and replenishes your dry tresses with hydration thanks to ingredients like rosemary oil.
Combine all that nourishing power with the benefits of the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Moisture Conditioner and your dry hair will be on its way to softness, luster and shine.
Blondes know all too well that brassiness can be a real mood killer when you’re trying to style your hair. If you’ve gone blonde, colored your mane gray, or lightened your hair, reach for this shampoo made just for your new color when you see these unwanted yellow and orange tones popping up.
Pair it with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Brass Toning Purple Conditioner to hydrate while you neutralize those brassy tones.
Edited by: Shalwah Evans, Photo Design: Sarah Duvivier
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