As much as coloring your hair is fun and a great way to make a change when you really need one, it requires some serious maintenance. All that bleaching and chemicals expose your hair to damage and potential breakage. Plus, let’s not forget all the frizziness it awakens.
With that said, you don’t have to deprive yourself of experimenting with your hair color. However, you do need to invest in certain products that will help revive your hair and make the color last longer without losing its vibrancy.
So, to take care of your freshly dyed hair, start with finding a conditioner with a formula that also targets your hair type and texture. Whether you want to splurge or go for a drugstore brand, I have rounded up the best conditioners for color-treated hair.
L'Oreal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Moisture Conditioner
This conditioner is formulated with rosemary to deeply replenish dry hair with moisture, softness and luminous shine. It will reverse the dryness that sometimes affects color-treated hair, bringing your hair back to perfect health and stay that way until the next wash. It does not make the hair feel like it has product build-up and has a wonderful smell that lingers till the next day.
Pureology Hydrate Moisturizing Conditioner
This sulfate-free conditioner deeply hydrates and moisturizes hair and allows its texture to be silky and smooth. This product helps refresh your ends and provides a healthy look almost instantly. The menthol gives your scalp a cooling feeling, leaving your hair feeling clean, healthy, and hydrated. Only a little bit is needed for long hair so a bottle will last a long time.
Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner
This is a restoring conditioner that brings extra-dry or over-processed hair back to life. Just a little of this creamy formula goes a long way to condition, detangle and add shine to your hair leaving it soft and smooth. It nourishes hair without weighing it down. For those with curly hair, this moisturizing cream makes them feel soft and bouncy. This one is a great conditioner for brittle, color-treated hair.
Nexxus Color Assure for Color Treated Hair Conditioner
Made especially for color-treated hair, this conditioner protects essential proteins within hair fiber while enhancing its vibrancy. Shine is immediately restored and the color looks vividly brighter. It leaves hair feeling clean, light, and fresh while giving it texture. This is great for your scalp, as it hydrates the hair without leaving it greasy. It protects color from fading and also has a wonderful scent.
REDKEN Color Extend Magnetics Conditioner
One of the best conditioners for colored hair, this product leaves hair feeling softer, smoother, enhances shine, and manageability. It does not contain any sulfates so it keeps color vibrant without changing the color and slows down the fading process. It leaves hair silky and bouncy with a refreshing smell. This conditioner is concentrated so a little bit goes a long way.
TRESemmé Color Revitalize Conditioner
For vibrant and long-lasting color, this conditioner protects and moisturizes in order to keep your hair looking healthy. If you have naturally curly hair, this product has a lot of slip so it helps detangle your hair easily, and that at the same time nourishes color-treated hair. It has a quick effect upon first wash and helps color stay longer and look more vibrant. It washes out well but still leaves your hair feeling smooth and silky without weighing your hair down. In addition, it is really a budget-friendly product for how much product you get in one bottle.
Paul Mitchell Color Protect Conditioner
This conditioner is powered with sunflower extract which helps protect hair from sun damage, while conditioning extracts moisturize and boost shine. If you have vivid colored hair, you know how hard they are to keep but this conditioner makes the color last longer. It detangles and smoothes color-treated hair, so locks feel soft and hydrated. It also has a great smell and leaves your hair looking shiny for a long time.
Love Beauty & Planet Blooming Color Conditioner for Color Treated Hair
This is the best natural conditioner that will keep your color-treated hair vibrant and nourished. While it cleans hair without any greasy residue, it also cuts down on frizz drastically. It smells great, leaves your hair feeling refreshed, doesn't weigh your hair down, and in addition makes your hair much healthier and manageable.
Herbal Essences Color Me Happy Conditioner
The color-protecting formula of this conditioner makes your hair feel radiant, fresh, and irresistible. It provides hair lots of volume but at the same time, it leaves hair light and fluffy. While using this product, your color will not fade as fast. It is super affordable and has a floral scent that is not overpowering and lingers even after showering.