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The greatest shampoos and conditioners for colour treated hair


By Holly O'Neill
06th Oct 2020
The greatest shampoos and conditioners for colour treated hair

Protect and nourish your hair while ensure you get the most out of your new colour.


If you’re among the lucky ones who’ve had a hair appointment and you want to lock in your hair colour for as long as possible after so many months without your hairdresser, look to these incredible formulas. Each will protect and nourish your hair while ensure you get the most out of your new colour.

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Living Proof Color Care Shampoo, €33 and Conditioner, €27

Every product Living Proof is a breakthrough in the hair industry and their incredibly innovative Color Care range is no different. The Shampoo and Conditioner are sulfate and silicone-free, and completely cleanse the hair while protecting it from pollution, UV and damage – all of which ravage the vibrancy of your hair colour. If you use these as your first shampoo after having your colour done (you lose the most colour during your first few washes post-hair treatment), you’ll not only improve your hairs health over time, you’ll also get twice as long out of your hair colour.

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Kerastase Absolu Blond Shampoo, €27.20

Next, every blonde’s favourite product: purple shampoo. Some purple shampoos leave the hair feeling chalky and dry. This is not one of those. Kerastase has created one of the good ones. The Blond Absolu range has everything a blonde needs – nourishment, strength, anti-brassiness, heat-protection and the elusive shine so difficult to find in blonde hair. With two shampoos (one for illuminating, one for pigment neutralising perfection), one conditioner with the power of a mask, one heat-protecting hero and one nourishing mask, all blondes need this range to hand in their bathroom. The Redken Colour Extend Blondage range is another absolute no brainer for eliminating yellows and giving you a new head of blonde hair.

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Redken Brownlights Shampoo, €20 and Conditioner, €23

For brunettes looking to banish warm and brassy tones, the Redken Colour Extend Brownlights range is your answer to purple shampoo. The Brownlights range deposits blue and green tones that tone hair and leave cool results, eliminating the appearance of brassiness and unwanted warmer tones.

Pantene Hair Biology Defrizz and Illuminate Shampoo, €7.99 and Conditioner, €7.99

Created from the idea that your hair deserves as much care as your skin, the Pantene Hair Biology range is packed with nutrients and ingredients to make your hair looks it’s best. The Defrizz and Illuminate shampoo, conditioner and mask work to give your colour a boost and increases your shine thanks to hydrating hyaluronic acid.

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Phyto PhytoColor Color Protecting Shampoo, €14

Phytocolor Colour Protecting Shampoo is an IMAGE Beauty Award winner because of it’s power to cleanse coloured hair without damaging it, while boosting your hairs shine thanks to a combination of antioxidants in the formula (Tara tree tannins and sunflower sprout extract) that limit the degradation of the pigment of hair colour.

Photography by Jason Lloyd Evans.

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