20 Best Conditioners For Color-Treated Hair Of 2020

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Conditioners For Color-Treated Hair

Colored hair and color-treated hair needs special care and consideration. We want to treat our dyed strands with hair products that work to promote color, add shine, and not take away from our hard-earned (and hard to pay for) style.

It’s sad but true that keeping color fresh sometimes feels like an uphill battle. But with the help of the best conditioner for color treated hair, you can keep the color in tact and lasting for a long time. All you have to do is treat your hair right.

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1. Crazy Color Rainbow Care Conditioner

Crazy Color Rainbow Care Conditioner deeply conditions your hair, as it keeps fashion shades bright and on tone.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

2. Keune Tinta Color Conditioner

This luxurious, sulfate-, paraben- and gluten-free formula cleanses, nourishes and soothes the scalp, while conditioning and pampering every strand. Regular use leaves hair color rich, vibrant and long-lasting, with improved shine and compatibility.

(Macy's, $29)

3. NatureLab. TOKYO Repair Conditioner

This cruelty-free conditioner protects your hair from future UV and thermal damage while repairing existing damage directly from the root so new hair grows stronger. Subtle green tea and cypress complement the Japanese bamboo forest-inspired scent. Free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

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4. Pai-Shau Replenishing Cream Conditioner

This conditioner was designed to rehydrate dry, lifeless hair and replenish its natural sheen. The proprietary formula blends cuticle-calming proteins with amino acids to strengthen, all alongside the brand's Signature Tea Complex. 

(Macy's, $12)

5. Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque

Inspired by Bali and infused with powerful Balinese ingredients that deliver amazing benefits to the hair, this masque promises to improve hair texture, target frizz and split ends, and adds intense gloss. This mask transforms hair in just 10 minutes to dramatically improve the health of your hair, repairing hair damaged from styling, heat, bleach, and too much coloring.

(Ulta, $)

6. Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture + Shine Sulfate-Free Shampoo

It is sulfate free, which means it is color-safe. Instead of harsh sulfates, this shampoo contains a gentle surfactant to cleanse without stripping the hair or scalp. It is also free of parabens, mineral oils, petroleum, and artificial coloring. It works wonderfully to cleanse the scalp of excess oils and debris while moisturizing and smoothing the hair, leaving it a breeze to style after washing.  

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7. CHI Rose Hip Oil Color Nurture Protecting Conditioner

CHI Rose Hip Oil Color Nurture Protecting Conditioner restores moisture to color-treated hair, eliminating dryness and dullness. The low pH formula helps retain hair color by sealing the hair's outermost cuticle, while prompting color longevity.

(Target, $18.79)

8. BioSilk Color Therapy Conditioner

This option from hair care favorite BioSilk contains bamboo and gooseberry extract for hydration and color protection, enhancing vibrancy and color shine. The line is also infused with UV absorbers that shield hair from harmful radicals to prevent color loss.

(Ulta, $16)

9. IGK Expensive Amla Oil Hi-Shine Topcoat

An in-shower protective gloss that adds high shine and intensely softens for healthier-looking hair. 

(Sephora, $29)

10. Redken Color Extend Conditioner

Provides maximum color security, and fights the four causes of color change: environmental aggressors, poor cuticle condition, color-altering minerals, and water. Helps shield, stabilize and secure color intensity.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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11. Alterna Caviar Repair Rx Instant Recovery Conditioner

This conditioner leaves strands strong, healthy, smooth, shiny and fully restored. Helps prevent hair breakage. It reconstructs each individual strand of hair from the inside out to rebuild, resurface and restore.

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12. Oribe Conditioner For Beautiful Color

This souped-up shade saver extends the life of your dye while soothing over-processed, color-treated hair. Preserves color's optimal brilliance. Restorative moisturizers target damaged areas first.

(Nordstrom, $48)

13. Joico K-Pak Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor

Weak and damaged hair is restored to its original strength and condition. Strengthens stressed, physically and/or chemically treated hair. Apply to clean wet hair, and leave treatment in for 3-5 minutes.

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14. Leonor Greyl Creme de Soin a L'Amarante Conditioner 

A nourishing and detangling conditioner that protects color-treated hair and maintains color vibrancy, while also restoring softness and shine.

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15. Neutrogena Triple Moisture Daily Deep Conditioner 

This extra hydrating conditioner contains 3 naturally-derived extracts designed to penetrate each layer of the hair strand, treating your hair from the inside out. Olive extract penetrates deep down to the center of each strand of hair, meadowfoam extract helps moisturize the middle, and sweet almond extract wraps around the surface of hair.

(Target, $4.89)

16. Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

A concentrated treatment that strengthens the hair from within, reducing breakage and improving its look and feel.

(Sephora, $28)

17. Keracolor Color Plus Clenditioner

Color while you cleanse! Keracolor Color + Clenditioner is a non-lather conditioning cleanser designed to instantly infuse color into hair with every wash.

(Ulta, $22)

18. Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask

The Soulfood Nourishing Mask deeply conditions and hydrates hair. The result is long-lasting softness, shine, elasticity, and manageability. Luxuriously thick, yet never heavy, the formula allows thirsty hair to drink up the exact amount of hydration needed.

(Sephora, $28)

19. Kristin Ess The One Purple Conditioner

For those who are prone to unwanted brassiness, take at-home toning one step further with purple conditioner. Safe for daily use, it's sulfate-free, paraben-free and aluminum-free.

(Target, $12)

20. Design Essentials Natural Almond & Avocado Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner 

This conditioner has the hydrating power to nourish and replenish your coils' natural moisture. It reduces the appearance of dryness, frizz, and breakage.

(Design Essentials, $12.99)

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