It's fun to have your hair colored. You get to see a new version of yourself; it's like you've opened another chapter in your life! But this emotional high comes with a price—quite literally: Hair color treatments can be expensive and call for a special hair care routine. The dye can fade fast if you use the wrong products. To get you started, we're introducing you to the best shampoos especially made for colored hair, and we categorized them based on your lifestyle and preference. See our full list below!
Are you a fan of affordable and drugstore finds? Here are your possible go-to shampoos:
L'Oreal Everpure Moisture Shampoo
A sulfate-free find that won't break your budget! Its lather lifts dirt and buildup without stripping the color's vibrancy.
L'Oreal Everpure Moisture Shampoo, P350, Lazada
TRESemmé Color Radiance Shampoo
This shampoo is formulated with jojoba oil to deeply nourish your chemically-treated hair. It also has anti-fade technology that will help lock in the color within your hair fibers. This will let your hue stay vibrant for a long time!
TRESemmé Color Radiance Shampoo, P249.60, Lazada
Dove Hair Therapy Shampoo Color Care
This gentle shampoo will nourish your strands and prevent them from feeling frizzy and brittle.
Dove Hair Therapy Shampoo Color Care, P293, BeautyMNL
If you're into botanicals, then these picks are for you!
Yves Rocher Low Shampoo Delicate Cleansing Cream
Although it has no lather, this gentle cleanser removes dirt and sebum buildup on the scalp while strengthening each strand.
Yves Rocher Low Shampoo Delicate Cleansing Cream, P450, SM Southmall
The Body Shop Clearly Glossing Strawberry Shampoo
If your colored strands are lacking shine, pack on the gloss with this silicone-free shampoo. Plus, it leaves a sweet strawberry scent on your hair!
The Body Shop Clearly Glossing Strawberry Shampoo, P450/250ml; P595/400ml, Lazada
Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo
Every wash will seem like you're in a luxe spa because this bottle is formulated with a mix of certified organic lavender, geranium, grapefruit and other pure flower and plant essences.
Aveda Color Conserve Shampoo, P1,800, Zalora
Kiehl's Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo
This has a potent hair-strengthening formula, thanks to the mighty blend of sunflower oil, apricot kernel oil, Vitamin B3, B5, and B6. It coats each strand with a UV-protective filter to keep fading at bay.
Kiehl's Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo, P1,185, Greenbelt 5
These shampoos do not only care for your colored hair but the earth, too!
Human Nature Strengthening Plus Shampoo
Chemical treatments like hair color can weaken the strands. Wash your hair with a shampoo enriched with rosemary extracts to lessen breakage and hair fall.
Human Nature Strengthening Plus Shampoo, P154.75, Robinsons Supermarket
Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter and Bulgarian Rose Blooming Shampoo
This contains nourishing and sustainably sourced Murumuru butter, a formula that envelopes each follicle with featherweight hydration. The light rose scent smells lovely, too!
Love Beauty & Planet Murumuru Butter and Bulgarian Rose Blooming Shampoo, P390, Watsons
Salons and hair experts recommend these shampoos because they're ~loaded~ with the best color-preserving ingredients.
L'Oréal Serie Expert Vitamino Color A OX Shampoo
Make your colored locks extra soft and bouncy with this anti-oxidant rich shampoo. Bonus: Its formula also blocks UV rays, which contributes to color-fading.
L'Oréal Serie Expert Vitamino Color A OX Shampoo, P700, HairMNL
Davines Essentials MINU Shampoo: Illuminating Protective Shampoo for Colored Hair
This shampoo preserves the hair color's brigtness. It has caper extract, an ingredient rich in amino acids, which accelerates the strands' repair.
Davines Essentials MINU Shampoo: Illuminating Protective Shampoo for Colored Hair, P1,190, HairMNL
Kérastase Reflection Chromatique (Sulfate Free) Shampoo
This sulfate-free shampoo prevents your hair color from prematurely fading, thanks to its genius formula. It provides UV filters that protect the strands, and it can neutralize water particles for lasting vibrancy and shine.
Kérastase Reflection Chromatique (Sulfate Free) Shampoo, P1,600, HairMNL
Lightened Asian hair eventually becomes brassy. Counteract the orange-y undertones by washing with purple shampoo once a week.
Beach Born Classy Not Brassy Purple Shampoo
This indie, locally made shampoo is the go-to of most Pinays who've gone blonde or those who've dyed their hair in an unconventional hue.
Beach Born Classy Not Brassy Purple Shampoo, P495/250ml; P198/100ml, BeachBorn.ph
Lush Daddy-O Purple Shampoo
The huge AF bottle will last you for months! The intense purple hue tones down straw-yellow locks and turns them into an ashy hue after a few washes.
Lush Daddy-O Purple Shampoo, P1,595, Glorietta
That's all for now, but maybe you have your own shampoo recommendations for us. Let us know in the comments or join us on our private Cosmo Beauty Group for an exclusive beauty chat!
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