Women with naturally curly hair are ahead of the pack when it comes to caring for color treated hair. That’s because many products the “natural hair care” category are the most nourishing and least drying to hair in general which is über important when it comes to color treated hair. So if you’ve colored your natural hair, use your favorite all-natural (not semi natural) products to your hair’s content. Your color will hold well and your hair will thrive because of it.
For the rest of the hair product using world that doesn’t always skew to 100% natural products, there are plenty of other great options and we’ve put together a list of some of our current preferred brands and products – some of the best shampoos and conditioners for color treated hair – to keep your color treated hair healthy and glowing.
I’m often asked, “What is the best shampoo for curly color treated hair?”. When it comes to care products that boast color depositing, I find you get the most bang for your buck in the conditioners. Just pick the one for your shade and pair with your favorite color safe, sulfate free shampoo and you are good to go.
To start, TGIN Sulfate Free Shampoo and TGIN Sulfate Replenishing Conditioner is a top pick. The shampoo is enriched with aloe vera to gently cleanse your hair without stripping your strands of their natural oils, and Pro Vitamin B5 to reduce breakage and increase moisture retention. The conditioner is formula is enriched with shea butter and sweet almond oil to hydrate, smooth and repair strands with every use. The result is healthy hair that is left feeling soft, smooth and moisturized.
Lush Blousey Shampoo is a non-stripping shampoo for damaged, over-processed, colored, bleached and fragile hair. It cleanses hair in the gentlest way, while locking in moisture with a huge helping of mashed-up fresh bananas, cocoa and cupuacu butters. Can you say yum?
So we all know about Shea Moisture, but what you may not know is that their products also work well on color treated natural hair. The Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo and Conditioner is mineral-rich and color-safe. It’s thanks to a special blend of organic shea butter, nourishing argan oil and mineral-rich Sea Kelp that is perfect for caring for chemically treated natural hair.
With no sodium chloride, salt, dyes sulfates, parabens, or gluten, Renpure Organics Argan Oil Luxurious Shampoo And Conditioner has unique structure that penetrates the hair cuticle, reducing friction and breakage during shampooing and provides a natural micro-barrier that protects from styling heat and UV rays. The result is amazing shine with a silky-soft feel for healthy, beautiful hair and curls that are full of life.
EO Sulfate Free Coconut And Hibiscus Keratin Shampoo And Conditioner is loaded with keratin and quinoa proteins that bond with each individual strand, imparting a protective coating that lasts between washes to leave hair light, bouncy and silky soft. The cleaning is still gentle enough for color-treated hair, but this formula also has hibiscus, which is rich in alpha hydroxy and amino acids which rehydrates keratin fibers adding luster and smoothness.
KMS California Color Vitality Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner is perfect for box blondes. The duo works by illuminating blonde tones and fighting the yellowing of lightened, highlighted or natural blonde. The UV-filter it contains helps to protect your hair from UV rays – meaning your blonde will stay brighter longer while the optical brighteners enhances blonde tones and the cationic dye fights yellowing.
Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Shampoo And Conditioner for Color Treated Hair is our budget pick. With botanical silk and rose extract, your color-treated hair will love this replenishing shampoo and conditioner marriage, fused with moroccan rose and passion fruit nectar. The creamy formula provides moisturizers to help protect your color-treated hair and deliver all that shimmers and shines – and for less than the cost of a fancy coffee.
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated with crushed pearls and sweet almond oil, and are specially formulated to address the unique way brunette color fades on three color dimensions and contains a water-resistant technology which is designed to limit the water penetration that could wash out pigments. With consistent use it helps lock in rich, glossy color and multi-dimensional tones.
Pureology Colour Fanatic is made with fennel seed extract, a natural plant extract and powerful antioxidant, Keravis™, a vegetable-based protein known for its strengthening properties and camelina, coconut, and olive oil, a blend of natural oils that offer light weight conditioning, smoothing and anti-frizz results, this leave-in hair treatment protects and strengthens for longer-lasting, perfect-looking color every day. It’s a first of its kind multi-tasking hair treatment spray that provides 21 essential benefits to prime, protect, and perfect color-treated hair from heat styling, split end protection and low porosity care.- Amena
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