Because you don't want all that time and effort to have been for nothing, amiright?
Whether you’re a redhead, blonde or brunette, if you colour your hair chances are you’d like your new shade to stay put. And one of your must-haves to do so is the best shampoo for coloured hair.
While blonde hair’s freshness can be extended using the best purple shampoo and conditioner, it’s also important to protect the hair colour overall. So, we asked an expert: what should you be doing in the hair maintenance department?
‘Make sure to have professional repairing treatments after colour and in between colour appointments’ says Jack Cunningham-Rose, Colour Educator at Aveda. ‘Looking after the health and condition of your hair is my top tip for maintaining your colour.’
As well as using deeply repairing treatments and the best shampoo for coloured hair, having a trim on the regular is also essential to maintain your hair’s look and overall health. Nobody likes split ends, do they.
‘Maintain a sharp haircut with regular trips to the salon; this, much like my first tip will improve the health of hair in the long-run by reducing split ends and further damage,’ Jack adds.
‘Always use appropriate protein based home hair care products for in between salon treatments, Aveda Damage Remedy Restructuring Treatment is perfect, simply use twice a week and it will maintain deep condition and healthy looking hair.’
And finally, always use the maximium possible protection for your hair when it comes to heat and UV rays from the sun – both of which can be incredibly damaging to colour. As Jack advises, ‘avoid over styling with heated tools and, if you do use them, make sure to use a heat protection spray beforehand.’
So with all this in mind, we’ve hand picked the very best shampoo for colour treated hair below to seal your shade for as long as possible. Buh-bye, colour fade!
Harnessing the power of plants, Redken has reformulated some of their most popular shampoo and conditioner duos to make them completely vegan. This gentle formula is sulphate free and has a fruity scent that's hard not to love.
If you colour your hair, you want it to last for as long as possible, and thankfully TRESemmé's newest formula can prolong the life of your colour for up to 12 weeks. It gently cleanses with the addition of camellia oil for softness and shine. Lovely.
Coloured hair unfortunately tends to get quite dry the more you colour it, so a good hydrating shampoo is a must if this is you. Pureology's entire range is designed to care for coloured hair and the hydrating option is a dream. You'll fall in love with the fresh minty scent as much as we have.
If you're looking for a shampoo boasting a host of natural ingredients, Aveda has one of the best, most effective options on the market. Plus who can get enough of that addictive, botanical scent? Not us, that's for sure.
At MC we are huge fans of legendary colour expert Josh Wood's own line. The range has options for both fine and frizzy hair, which are available in blonde and brunette versions. The duo cleanses gently and deeply moisturises leaving your hair soft, shiny and healthy.