Between Us, These Shampoos and Conditioners Will Make Your Color Last Longer

If you have color-treated hair, you might know that there are a number of things you can do to preserve the color and vibrancy of your strands. And honestly, if you're paying a ton of money to get your hair colored, you're going to want to make sure it looks good for a long time. Some things you can do include watching the temperature of the water when you're washing your hair, avoiding excessive heat styling, limiting your hair washing, and using the right haircare products.

For that last one, you'll especially want to make sure you're using shampoo and conditioner that won't strip your hair color or make it duller. Formulas that are hydrating and conditioning will also help keep your hair healthy and your color looking good.

Below, take a look at some of our picks for the best shampoos and conditioners for color-treated hair.


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Best Purple Shampoo: Olaplex No.4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Purple Shampoo

Best Shampoo for Highlighted Hair: Leonor Greyl Paris Beautifying Shampoo for Highlighted Hair

Best Conditioner for Highlighted Hair: Leonor Greyl Paris Crème de Soin a l'Amarante Conditioner

Best Shampoo for Bleached Hair: Redken Extreme Bleach Recovery Shampoo

Best Conditioner for Bleached Hair: Redken Extreme Bleach Recovery Cica Cream Leave In Conditioner

Best Blue Shampoo: John Frieda Blue Crush for Brunettes Blue Shampoo

Best Blue Conditioner: John Frieda Blue Crush for Brunettes Blue Conditioner

Best Drugstore Pick: L'Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Sulfate Free Shampoo and Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair

Best Luxury Shampoo: Oribe Shampoo for Beautiful Color

Best Luxury Conditioner: Oribe Conditioner for Beautiful Color


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Best Cleanser for Curly Hair: Devacurl No-Poo Blue Anti-Brass Zero Lather Toning Cleanser

Best Clean Shampoo: Innersense Color Awakening Hairbath

Best Clean Conditioner: Innersense Color Radiance Daily Conditioner

More Shampoos and Conditioners to Try

Redken Color Extend Blondage Color Depositing Purple Shampoo

R+Co Gemstone Color Shampoo

R+Co Gemstone Color Conditioner

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo

Pureology Hydrate Conditioner

Shu Uemura Color Lustre Sulfate-Free Shampoo for Color Treated Hair

Shu Uemura Color Lustre Conditioner for Color Treated Hair

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