Whether you DIY at home or get your hair colored at the salon, there’s truly no greater feeling than a fresh dye job. Though as exciting as that new hair color is, we all know how much of a pain the maintenance can be. After all, it only takes a few washes before your bright, shiny color can start to fade and become brassy.
Thankfully, there is a way to refresh you mane without having to book additional touch-up appointments at your nearest salon. Enter color-depositing shampoo. This must-have product not only has the ability to preserve and enhance your current color between trips to the salon, but it’s also great for adding a super subtle temporary color. Best of all? They are super easy to use at home.
If you’re ready to give your color a boost, read on for seven of the best color-depositing shampoos for all hair colors.
Punky Colour 3-in-1 Color Depositing Shampoo + Conditioner—Redilicious
Looking to freshen up your red? If so, you’ll definitely want to consider adding this shampoo-conditioner combo to your next wash day routine. Formulated with a blend of vegetable protein, hydrolyzed quinoa, shea butter, and pro-vitamin B5, this shampoo and conditioner works to intensify your color while cleansing and conditioning with every wash. Simply leave it on for three to five minutes or ten minutes to achieve maximum color intensity.
Promising review from Punky Colour: Kelsie says, “This is my holy grail color refresher! I dye my hair a bright red, and there aren’t many color-depositing shampoos or conditioners that can match its intensity short of a semi-permanent dye. Not only is this the perfect true red (not leaning orange or burgundy), but 15 minutes with Punky Colours on damp hair gives me the same color payoff as four hours with, say, Manic Panic or Arctic Fox. I was worried applying to damp hair would dilute the color, but that’s not an issue at all! I’ll definitely be repurchasing this product and recommending it to others.”
Oribe Bright Blonde Shampoo for Beautiful Color
It might be a little bit of a splurge, but this Oribe shampoo is the perfect product to help refresh your blond. Made with a special brightening complex consisting of lemon, ginger root, and chamomile extract, this daily brightening shampoo will help correct brassiness and yellow tones, while also enhancing shine and vibrance.
Promising review from Sephora: Fernanda says, “This shampoo really makes a difference in terms of color. It leaves your blonde locks with a fresh aspect, in the sense that they don’t look darker or blueish. You need to use a hydrating mask afterward though, as it can be too drying (it often happens when it comes to purple shampoos). If you’re looking for a bright, shiny blond, it’s DA BOMB!”
BRITE Hair Shampoo Color in Pastel Purple
For hair with a serious wow-factor, consider using this line of coloring shampoos from BRITE Hair. This moisturizing shampoo contains a hydrating formula that gradually builds color with each wash while it gently cleanses and nourishes your strands. Available in 5 stunning shades (pastel pink, pastel purple, turquoise, silver, and rose), this shampoo works best on blonde, lightened, or gray hair for a soft shade change as well as pre-colored hair that needs a tone up-keep.
Promising review from Target: Aya says,” I bleached my hair so my starting color was a light ashy blonde. I mixed this with white conditioner and got an even application. The color came out nice and pastel/silvery lavender. I got many compliments after using this product. The best part is it never damaged my hair. I highly recommend it! The color lasted me over a week—close to two!”
John Frieda Brilliant Brunette Color Deepening Shampoo
Just like its name suggests, this color-depositing shampoo from John Frieda deepens brunette color, for both natural and color-treated strands. Formulated with natural cocoa to add richness to your tone as well as moisturizing evening primrose oil, this shampoo gradually infuses deep tones into your locks as it cleanses.
Promising review from Ulta: I used a demi-permanent dye on my hair to go brown after about two years as an ash blond. My hair was starting to get dry. I wanted something to extend the life of the dye. I used the shampoo and conditioner together. It has a great silky lather and made my hair feel clean and soft. I love the nuanced color it gives me.”
Bleach London Rose Shampoo Bar
Go plastic-free with this color toning shampoo bar from Bleach London. Made with shea butter, cotton seed oil, and aloe leaf juice, this shampoo bar deposits a hint of pale pink color on to bleached or light blonde hair while cleansing gently to build a gorgeous pastel rose shade.
Promising review from Bleach London: Joanne says,”Keeping my hair pink often feels like a full-time job. Enter the Rose Shampoo Bar. For such a small product, this packs a huge hit of pink that really lasts. I normally use it every third wash and leave it about ten minute before conditioning. My favorite Bleach London product by a mile and I’m a big fan of their colours, conditioners, and serum.”
Together Beauty Black Bird Shampoo
Keep brown and black locks looking radiant with a little help from this Together Beauty shampoo. Infused with black rice, black walnut extract, quinoa, and mongongo oil, its 98 percent natural formula has a black tone that will help add depth to dark hair while it cleanses.
Promising review from Together Beauty: Liz says, “I love this shampoo! It works effectively to make my hair look glossy and healthy. It’s a major plus that this product is vegan, cruelty-free, and the packaging is recyclable. There’s a light floral and citrus scent to it which makes my hair smell amazing. Most importantly, my hair didn’t feel stripped or weighed down by this product at all.”
Redken Color Extend Color Depositing Graydiant Shampoo
Give grey and silver hair a boost with this color-depositing shampoo from Redken. Formulated with amino acids, this shampoo gets rid of yellow, brassy tones to leave behind stronger, more radiant gray hair. Not to mention, after washing with this product, your strand will feel two times stronger and have increased shine, softness, and manageability.
Promising review from Ulta: Jen says, “I have about 30 percent greys and they can be so wiry and unruly. I love this shampoo because when I use it with the conditioner, my hair is softer and greys blend in with my non-greys. Also, the color is less brassy!”
Customer reviews have been edited for length and clarity.
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