Pooja K tweeted me asking for some suggestions for shampoos and conditioners for coloured hair. Well I have not coloured my hair (I probably never will) so I had to turn to friends and family for their suggestions. My mom, cousins and a lot of close friends have been colouring their hair for ages and these are the products that got the highest votes. I made everyone whatsapp me their lists!
1. The Body Shop Rainforest Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner for colored hair:
The best part is that the range is free from parabens, sulphates, silicones and all the scary stuff. The shampoo is mild and never dries your hair. (Price: approx Rs.550 each)
2. Matrix Biolage Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner:
I swear my matrix hair care products. I have used the products for dry hair but from what I hear its shampoo and conditioner for coloured hair is good too. It helps preserve your hair and never ever dries them. Although the shampoo is good enough in itself but use the conditioner too for added conditioning and protection. (Price: the shampoo costs Rs.200 and conditioner costs Rs.250 approx)
3. L’Oreal Professional Serie Expert Vitamino Colour Shampoo:
The bottle is pink (you can never remember these long names I bet). Its a cult favourite for protecting coloured hair. It instantly adds some bounce and controls frizz. L’Oreal Professional range is anyway very good. (Price: Rs.599)
4. L’Oreal Hair Expertise Color Protect Shampoo and Conditioner:
Okay this one is quite debatable. Of the 6 people I asked, 4 hated it (loathed is a better word), 2 absolutely loved it! So I’m not sure what to say. But the thing I like about it is that it has got these UV filters which protect your hair from the sun. Not sure if it works but give it a try if nothing works. (Price: approx 150 I guess)
Apart from the regulaar shampoos and conditioners, use a weekly hair conditioning treatment to deep condition your hair. I use Dove hair mask but for coloured hair my cousin uses this,
L’oreal Total Repair Hair Masque
Its a regular hair mask, nothing fancy but protects your hair. (Price: Rs.350)
Loreal Professional Instant Smoothening Hair Serum:
This one is a very popular serum for damaged or coloured hair. A lot of people recommend it.
Quick Tip: Avoid any home made herbal stuff like henna, amla, ritha, shikakai etc etc. They may change your hair colour!
These are the products I use: Sunsilk Keratinology Shampoo and Conditioner Review, Dove Split End Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner Review, Best Hair Care Products 2012
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