The best color protecting shampoo will do exactly what the name implies: Preserve your freshly done, beautiful hair color and keep it (and your hard-earned money) from being washed down the drain. After all, it makes no sense to spend a fortune on coloring your hair at a salon only to use hair care products that strip the color at home. So stocking up on proper hair care products post-treatment is an absolute must.
Well, you're in luck: Real women tested boatloads of hair care products, namely color-protecting shampoos, including ones made especially for brunettes, redheads, raven-haired ladies and blondes (the jury is still out on who has the most fun, though). Then, we sifted through all the reviews of hair care products to present you with this list of the best color protecting shampoos -- from salon brands to drugstore finds. Not only do these shampoos make the most of your color and extend the life of it, but these hair care products also leave your locks looking sexy, shiny and touchably soft. They also have a nose-catching scent, help restore damaged hair and even infuse hair with lost moisture.
Need other color-friendly hair care products to go along with your new shampoo? Check out our list of best color-protecting conditioners.
Best Color Protecting Shampoo No. 12: L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Color Care System Moisture Shampoo, $6.99 TotalBeauty.com average member rating: 7.3*
Why it's great: One reviewer says her hair feels "wicked soft" after shampooing with this product. Even though it doesn't have sulfates, reviewers say it "lathers really nicely." As one reviewer sums up: "This shampoo is wonderful! It really does keep hair color from fading."
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