There isn’t a one size fits all technique when it comes to washing color treated hair. However, there are products that should get first dibs while upkeeping your strands between salon appointments, because the right ones make all the difference when it comes to fighting fading, maintaining softness, and general health.
Experts agree that anyone with color treated hair should avoid harsh clarifying shampoos, since many of them can cause color to prematurely fade, as well as sulfates, which can make color fade faster. Instead, the key is using cleansing products that are equally moisturizing and gentle. And since colored hair is likely to dry out faster, hydration is essential.
To prevent washing all your color away, we asked three expert colorists so share the shampoos they swear by for healthy, vibrant hair. Scroll ahead for more.
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