• NO.1 R+Co Gemstone Color Shampoo
  • NO.2 Color Wow Color Security Shampoo
  • NO.3 Amika Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Repair Shampoo
  • NO.4 Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo
  • NO.5 GIRL+HAIR Cleanse + Water-To-Foam Moisturizing Shampoo
  • NO.6 Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo Dark Tones
  • NO.7 John Frieda Blue Crush Shampoo
  • NO.8 L'Oréal Paris Ever Pure Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Kit
  • NO.9 Nexxus Color Assure Sulfate-Free Shampoo

9 Best Shampoos for Color Treated Hair in 2022

Apr 15, 2022

As a DIY enthusiast or a salon regular, there is one thing that everyone who colors their hair can agree on—keeping the hair fresh after coloring. Unfortunately, washing hair is the worst enemy because water can rinse out the coloring. So, the best way you can protect hair color is to minimize the frequency of washing your hair or use a top-notch shampoo for color-treated hair to keep your hair fresh and vibrant.

Generally, a sulfates-free and preservative-free shampoo with a label of color-safe will keep your hair color staying for a long time. The color care formulation adds the same basic cleansing ingredients as other normal shampoos do, and it is also designed to reduce the amount of dye that goes down the drain each time you wash the hair. The shampoo for color-treated hair is not only protecting your color effectively but also helps recover any damage, leaving your hair feeling smoother and softer.

Keep reading and know more about shampoos that are suitable for color-treated hair.

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  • Maintaining the color for up to ten washings
  • Moisturizing and softening the hair
  • Improving tensile strength of the hair
  • Maybe feel dry and brittle for some

Gemstone Color Shampoo is a nourishing shampoo for hair. This product adds some protection complex for your color-treated hair that can maintain the color for up to ten washings. It can protect and extend the vibrancy of your hair, and also balances the scalp, tames frizz, and split ends.

Enriched with okra seed extracts, this product has the ability on moisturizing, soften the hair, and promote an optimal scalp environment. Formulated with lychee extracts and natural antioxidant vitamin E, this shampoo can improve the tensile strength of the hair and prevent damage from free radicals.

“I have to wash my hair a lot, and this shampoo gets the job done without stripping the color”, a sports user says, “It has a nice scent, I also use the conditioner with it. They both keep my brown hair in a good shape.” Another reviewer notices that this shampoo keeps their hair smooth and helps tame curly hair.

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  • Sulfate-free
  • Safe for all color-treated hair
  • Making your hair look vibrant and glowing
  • Residue-free formulation
  • A bit oily

Color Wow Color Security Shampoo is the first safe, smart, and sulfate-free shampoo. It takes advantage of a Japanese amino acid fortified complex to prevent the breakage and darkening of the shampoo.

This gentle shampoo is safe for all color-treated hair, it will protect your hair color and make your hair look vibrant and glowing. For those who worry about hair loss or thinning hair, the residue-free formulation of this product has no residual ingredients to weigh it down, clogs hair follicles, stunts hair growth, or causes unhealthy scalp conditions.

To reach a great result, you can use an appropriate coin-sized amount to wet hair and massage into a lather, rinse it off, and then apply a color-safe conditioner and style your hair as usual.

“My hair becomes softer and easier to manage after using this product for a long time”, a lady who has been coloring her hair for 12 years comments, “It leaves my scalp clean and will not weigh down the rest of my hair.”

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  • Welcomed by all blondes
  • Brightening unwanted brass hues
  • Color safe
  • None

Amika Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Repair Shampoo is welcomed by all blondes, grays, and silvers. It can brighten your unwanted brass hues while making hair 86% more repairable and 55% less breakage, leaving hair looking stronger and healthier.

Packed with bond cure technology, this product will not make the hair break easily. Its formulation is infused with three types of plant butter such as shea butter, mango butter, and borage butter. This violet-based shampoo can instantly counteract the influence of orange and brass tones to refresh any cool blonde hair.

Large amounts of users recommend this shampoo to that it can keep their hair blonde and this product can immediately brighten blonde hair at one time. A user says, “It is the only great violet-based shampoo I have used between toned hair and bleached hair.”

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  • Color-safe
  • Strengthening all hair types
  • A highly Moisturizing and repairing shampoo
  • Maybe make the hair fall out for some

Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo is a highly moisturizing, repairing shampoo that leaves your hair manageable, shiny, and healthier with every use. It has a color-safe label and can strengthen all types of hair. This product is also proven to repair and maintain internal stickiness, reduce breakage, and eliminate the frizz of the hair. Although it has the basic standard formulation for any type of color-safe shampoo, it still lathers well and rinses clean.

“My hairdresser tells me that I need a shampoo which uses for regular color processing. Although my hair is thick and kinky, my hair looks like straws and sheds a lot through these damages. So, I pick up this shampoo and it totally changes the rule. My hair becomes soft again after using this product a few times”, a lady who blenches her brown hair six times a year says, “Another reason I like this product is that I don’t need to wash my hair twice to clean the lather. I only need a pea-sized amount to make this stuff work.”

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  • Moisturizing
  • Nourishing
  • Reducing itchiness
  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
  • Promoting hair growth
  • Maybe not suitable for sensitive skin

Cleanse + Water-To-Foam Moisturizing Shampoo is color-safe without harmful ingredients such as sulfates, parabens, or artificial colors. It is suitable for curly, oily, and kinky hair, providing a solution for women to maintain and grow their natural hair.

This moisturizing shampoo will deeply cleanse the hair without stripping its hydration. Its special formulation can reduce itchiness and provide natural hair elasticity and glowing.

Blended of neem oils and tea tree oils, this product will give a high level of nutrients of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory as well as stimulate the scalp and wash away debris and impurities. Infused with shea butter, it will nourish and promote hair growth and moisturize the scalp, keeping the hair stay in a healthy condition.

Some users recommend this shampoo because it will not leave any residues in hair braids, and it definitely hydrates and clears my hair up. Not only have their scalps sensitivity disappeared but also have hair no longer broken.

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  • Dry shampoo
  • Refreshing and Rejuvenating dark hair
  • UV protection
  • Leaving some white residues

It is because your hair color is unique, so should your dry shampoo be. Dry Shampoo Dark Tones is now available in two formulas: Dark Hair Tones and Light Hair Tones.

This Shampoo is a dry shampoo made by Moroccanoil. It will refresh and rejuvenate dark hair between washes and will absorb oil, odor, and buildup in seconds.

Its infusion contains ultra-fine rice starches that break down rapidly after being rubbed into the scalp, making it ideal for brunette and black hair. This avoids the white, lifeless residue that dry shampoos typically leave behind, preserving the inherent richness and depth of black hair. UV protection is aided by the inclusion of argan oil in the composition.

“I have dark hair, and I always do not like to use dry shampoo because it will make my hair look dull, but this stuff not”, a lady applying this shampoo comments, “This dry shampoo will absorb oils instantly when I massage it into my scalp. I often use it during my bedtime, so it will have enough time to work overnight.”

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  • Eliminating brassy tones
  • Color correction
  • Tri-Dye Blend technology
  • None

Blue Crush Shampoo is the perfect option for those who have brown hair. This specially formulated shampoo helps to eliminate brassy tones, taking your color game to the next level by using blue pigments for color correction and balancing those non-brassy tones you like.

In this application, you may get a cooler and brighter brunette color by neutralizing and toning down brassiness. With this color correction shampoo, you may see benefits with only one wash.

This shampoo can revitalize your dark hair by taking advantage of Tri-Dye Blend technology. It can target high fade areas for even toning whether you have highlighted hair or natural dark brown hair, allowing you to restore brassy hair and restore the cool dark brown hair you want.

“For dyed brown hair, the color will fade out as time goes by. This blue shampoo is concentrated and eliminates these changes in one application”, a user says, “I usually rub it into my dry hair for a few minutes before taking a shower. This shampoo really helps me keep the highlights of my dark hair.”

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  • Suitable for dry and color-treated hair
  • The fragrance of jasmine and juniper berries
  • Deeply moisturizing and nourishing
  • Maybe not suitable for curly hair

You do not have to make a decision between protecting your favorite hair color and taking good care of your hair. Ever Pure Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Kit is the perfect option both for two sides.

This hair care system contains shampoo and conditioner without surfactant and others. They are suitable for dry and color-treated hair. They will give you a pure sensuality experience that the fragrance of jasmine and juniper berries.

Enriched with rosemary, their vegan formulation will deeply moisturize and nourish color-treated and dry hair, volumizing its touch of softness and leaving the hair shiny and radiant.

“This hair care system will soften my hair more than any other products, and it does not trip my hair and irritate my scalp”, some users comment, “My hair is too dry because I dye hair too many times. When I use these products, my hair looks more textured and my hair color can last longer.”

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  • Friendly price
  • Color-safe
  • Replenishing the lost nutrients
  • Up to 40 washes for color-treated hair
  • May leave some residues

Nexxus Color Assure Sulfate-Free Shampoo is color-safe without silicone and sulfate. This product works on replenishing the lost nutrients during the coloring process. It will help the hair restore vibrant and make it look brighter.

Its unique formulation will support color-treated hair to wash up to forty times. Infused with a protein blend of elastin and quinoa, this shampoo will bring your hair back to life. For the best result, you can apply this shampoo working with the long-lasting conditioner of Nexxus.

“This shampoo has worked better than any other products on restoring and volumizing the hair since I colored my hair from light brown to blonde”,  a lady who has thinning hair says, “This stuff is amazing and it does not have any horrible drying effect after styling.”

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