These are 5 the most effective shampoos for preserving yout hair color

November 20, 2020 — by MCutts

It’s no secret that getting your hair professionally colored can be an expense, so it makes sense that you’d want to stretch out appointments for as long as possible. (It would also make sense if you’d rather not rush back to an indoor salon amid the ongoing pandemic.) One of the most important steps to protecting the life of your hair color starts with your shampoo. “Shampoos for color-treated hair will ideally function in a few essential (and kind of obvious) ways,” explains master stylist Brooke Jordan, a co-owner of The Bird House in Gowanus. “First, they should moisturize but never strip color.”

They should (ideally) add in ingredients that are color-protecting or color-depositing, too, she continues. And bonus points if the formula also provides UV protection to help shield the color from the sun. When it comes to shampooing, master colorist Christine Thompson, a co-founder of Spoke & Weal, has this essential tip: “Shampoo less.” Water is the biggest hair-color aggressor, and will cause it to fade faster than any other factor.

Don’t become a victim to another bad hair day. Gain back your rightful texture and rev up your color with a shampoo you can trust. Scroll through our list of the 10 best shampoos for colored hair


Verb Ghost Shampoo weightlessly conditions fine hair, protects color and leaves hair tangle free. Moringa oil infuses the hair shaft with essential nutrients that naturally smooth frizz for all hair types. This gentle shampoo is formulated with moringa seed oil to smooth frizz and uses quinoa protein to repair and coat damaged hair. This product is vegan-friendly, made from recyclable packaging, features a lovely grapefruit and oatmeal scent, and in addition to being a great option for colored hair, works wonders for controlling oil production.


Cleanse the hair deeply, color safe and weightless.


Massage a small amount to wet hair, lather well and rinse. Follow with Verb Ghost Conditioner.


A luxurious cleanser that restores and hydrates dry hair. Perfect for straight, wavy, curly, coiled and tightly coiled hair. This cleansing shampoo is ideal for restoring moisture to color-treated hair while also protecting it from future damage. This cleansing shampoo Replenishes and seals in moisture. Adds softness and shine.

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Redken Color Extend Shampoo gently cleanses and protects to leave hair manageable, refreshed, and shiny. This color protecting shampoo improves hair strength to prevent against breakage and provides maximum vibrancy of color treated hair.


  • Advanced Color Extend offers even stronger protection to extend the life and vibrancy of hair color
  • Redken’s exclusive Interbond Conditioning System and Fade Resist Complex with powerful micro-net technology and UV filters help lock in color and lock out aggressors
  • Haircolor looks vibrant and radiant with mirror-like shine
  • Provides maximum color security and root lift
  • Fights the four causes of color change: environmental aggressors, poor cuticle condition, color altering minerals, and water
  • Helps shield and stabilize color intensity
  • Leaves color treated hair smooth, manageable, and radiant
  • Gentle clarifying shampoo
  • Secures and protects color vibrancy
  • Leaves hair shiny, manageable, and refreshed

4. No. 4 Bond Maintenance™ Shampoo

Which hair type is it good for?
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled
What it is:
A highly moisturizing, reparative shampoo that leaves hair easy to manage, shiny, and healthier with each use.
Key benefits:
– Repairs and maintains bonds within the hair
– Eliminates frizz and flyaways
– Reduces breakage
If you want to know more…
This shampoo repairs and protects hair from everyday stresses—including damaged hair, split ends, and frizz—by re-linking broken bonds. No.4 is color-safe and proven to reduce breakage and strengthen all types of hair.
Clean at Sephora
Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.


Pureology Hydrate Shampoo, 33.8 Oz – Keep your dye job looking good for longer with Purology Hydrate Shampoo. Color-treated hair demands special care. Pamper your strands with this sulfate- and salt-free color-preserving formula and its rich, moisturizing lather. The Anti-Fade Complex of potent antioxidants and full spectrum sunscreens help stop the sun’s fade. Indulge in the sensual ylang-ylang, bergamot and patchouli aromatherapy essences. Fading hair color is no longer your fate. Your hair can feel healthy and look shiny with regular use of this shampoo. Pureology Shampoo has a ZeroSulfate formula that’s gentle on strands. This is a 100 percent vegan product that contains no ingredients taken from animals. Ingredients: Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG Propyl Silanetriol, Super Oxide Dismutase, Melanin, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Cinnamidopropyl Trimonium Chloride, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract (Sunflower), Butylene Glycol, Amodimethicone, C11 15 Pareth 7, Laureth 9, Glycerin, Trideceth 12, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Maleic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Mucor Miehei Extract, Lentinus Edodes (Shiitake) Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum Extract (Mushroom), Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Extract (Sandalwood), Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium 7, Lauryl Alcohol, Dimethicone Copolymer (Divinyl Dimethicone), C12 13 Pareth 3, C12 13 Pareth 23, Glycol Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycereth 26, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Oats, Wheat Amino Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Pentaerythrityl Tetra Di T Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Dihydroxypropyl Peg 5 Linoleammonium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Parfum/Fragrance, Ext D&C Violet 2 (CI 60730) Pureology Hydrate Shampoo, 33.8 oz:
– One 33.8 oz bottle of hair shampoo
– Sulfate-free shampoo is fortified with potent antioxidants and sunscreens
– Gentle formula won’t strip color from treated hair
– With certified organic rose, sandalwood, and green tea botanicals
– Pureology shampoo is salt- and sulfate-free

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