The Best Products for Color-Treated Hair

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Coloring your hair, whether you have a completely new shade or a handful of natural-looking highlights, changes the way you have to care for your strands. Many hair-care products are riddled with sulfates, parabens and other ingredients that could strip away the gorgeous color you just paid good money for. Once you dye your hair, you’ll have to swap out your products for ones that are safe for color-treated hair, and we’re here to help. We’ve curated a whole new hair-care lineup for you, from shampoo to color-preserving masks to hairspray, all of which are safe to use on dyed hair.

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Color protecting shampoo: Sachajuan Colour Protect Shampoo ($91)

Not only will this shampoo not damage your new color, but it will also work to protect it using Ocean Silk Technology to prevent fading. As a bonus, it also gives hair a nice bounce and silky shine.

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Conditioner: David Mallett Pure Conditioner ($42)

The Pure line from David Mallett regenerates and nourishes weakened hair with natural ingredients, which your hair will welcome after being dyed. Argan and coconut oil combined with shea and cocoa butter work to protect hair from dehydration and keep it healthy and strong.

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Hair mask: Oribe Hair Mask for Beautiful Color ($63)

This luxurious hair mask combats frizz, enriches hair cuticles and works to preserve the life of your hair color. Swap your conditioner for this mask once a week in the shower for revitalized hair color.

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Dry shampoo: Klorane Volumizing Dry Shampoo with Flax ($20)

A plant-based dry shampoo formula is always a good idea for color-treated hair. This Klorane formula has the added benefit of giving hair a volume boost for eight hours.

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Blonde shampoo: Nº.4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo ($30)

Beat back brassiness with this Olaplex Shampoo, which has been proven to get hair three times brighter as compared to other top purple shampoos. It’s perfect for blonde, lightened or gray hair.

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Dandruff shampoo: Scalp Revival MegaStrength+ Dandruff Relief Shampoo ($42)

People with dandruff and color-treated hair don’t need to suffer. This shampoo featuring charcoal and salicylic and lactic acid helps alleviate scalp flaking and irritation for those with dandruff, psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis without stripping the hair.

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Color sealant: Amika Fadeblock Pre-Shampoo Color Seal ($26)

When dealing with hair color, it’s better to be safe than sorry, so it can’t hurt to use a pre-shampoo treatment to protect color. This Amika option seals the cuticle and balances hair’s pH to ensure there’s no wash-related fading.

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Frizz spray: Virtue Frizz Block Smoothing Spray ($44)

This spray is a high-humidity hero. It stops frizz in its tracks for 72 hours. Even better, it features rice protein, tara tree fruit extract and sunflower sprout to help protect against color fading and distorting that can come with UV exposure.

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Hair treatment: Moroccanoil Treatment Original ($48)

If you’re looking to restore hair to its optimal health and shine, try this treatment that’s safe for all hair types. You’ll soon find your hair is more manageable, smooth, nourished and glossy.

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Styling cream: Dae Cactus Fruit 3-in-1 Styling Cream ($26)

This styling cream does it all without stripping your color with harsh ingredients. It smooths hair, adds shine and helps define curls.

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Color enhancer: Rene Furterer Okara Color-Color Enhancing Spray ($32)

You can use this spray daily to detangle hair, protect stands against the sun and prolong color. Hamamelis extract is responsible for retaining hair color and maintaining its intensity.

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Leave-in conditioner: Philip B. Lovin’ Leave-In Conditioner ($30)

This leave-in conditioner prevents color fade. It also moisturizes strands, banishes flyaways and repairs ends.

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Color protector: Paul Mitchell Color Protect Locking Spray ($18)

A few spritzes of this spray will help preserve and protect hair color using sunflower extract. The spray also gives hair a conditioned, shiny look.

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Hairspray: Pureology Style + Protect Soft Finish Hairspray ($29)

This hairspray claims to provide extraordinary color protection on top of its impressive soft, flexible hold.

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Hair oil: dpHUE Color Fresh Argan Oil ($35)

This hair oil is clear so it won’t tint your hair color. Additionally, it helps prevent color from shifting or fading as a result of heat or UV exposure.

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