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10 Best Shampoos for Coloured Hair
Thu, Mar 28, 24

10 Best Shampoos for Coloured Hair

Diving into the world of coloured hair opens up a rainbow of possibilities, but it also calls for a little extra TLC to keep those hues as dazzling as day one. The secret to vibrant, long-lasting colour? The right shampoo. 

Whether you rock rosy pink, bold blue, or classic caramel highlights, each shampoo on our list is handpicked to protect, nourish, and revitalise your coloured locks. From luxurious, sulphate-free formulas to shampoos bursting with natural ingredients to care for dry hair, we've got something for every hair type and colour.

How to Protect Coloured Hair?

Coloured hair can be prone to fading, dryness, or damage, so it's super important to follow a good haircare routine. This means using products specifically designed for coloured hair, like sulfate-free shampoos that help lock in colour. Here are our 10 of the best:

1. Alfaparf Semi Di Lino Diamond Illuminating Shampoo 

Dive into the shine with Alfaparf Semi Di Lino Diamond Illuminating Shampoo, a haircare gem that brings unparalleled gloss and vitality to your hair. Alfaparf shampoo for coloured hair not only cleanses but also magnifies your hair's natural splendour and sparkle. Infusing your hair with essential nutrients promotes a silky texture and a vibrant, lively colour, whether you have natural or treated hair.

2. Alfaparf Semi Di Lino Moisture Nutritive Low Shampoo

Alfaparf Semi Di Lino Moisture Nutritive Low Shampoo is the best shampoo for dry, coloured hair. It provides the hydration and care needed to maintain its lustre and strength. Alfaparf’s approach to colour care caters to the specific demands of chemically altered hair, offering deep nourishment and reinforcement. The infusion of honey and flaxseed offers an unparalleled moisture boost and strength, keeping your hair resilient against breakage and dullness.

Check out Millies full range of Alfaparf Milano products

3. Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo

Olaplex No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo stands out for its revolutionary bond-repairing prowess, earning accolades for revitalising the core structure of damaged hair. Olaplex shampoo for coloured hair is formulated for hair resilience, targeting and restoring broken bonds to rejuvenate hair's strength and elasticity. This shampoo doesn't just repair; it also protects your colour, keeping it as vibrant and dynamic as the day it was dyed. 

4. Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Lumiere Shampoo

Kérastase Blond Absolu Bain Lumiere Shampoo is the blonde's secret weapon. Kerastase shampoo for coloured hair is expertly formulated to maintain that sought-after vibrancy and combat brassiness. Beyond preserving your hue, this shampoo is a hydrating marvel, offering your locks the moisture they crave. 

5. L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Metal Detox Cleansing Cream Shampoo

L’Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Metal Detox Cleansing Cream Shampoo is a breakthrough in haircare. It targets the removal of metal particles and pollutants that dull hair's natural beauty. With its antioxidant-rich formula, this shampoo cleanses and protects your hair from the harsh realities of environmental stressors. Regular use ensures your locks remain vibrant, healthy, and free from daily impurities.

6. Joico Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo

Joico Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo is the blonde ambition realised, a formula dedicated to lifting the brightness and radiance of blonde hair to new heights. Its gentle yet effective cleansing action rids hair of dullness, revealing a luminous, vibrant blonde. Armed with optical brighteners, this shampoo casts a spell on your blonde, turning it from lacklustre to luminous with each wash. 

7. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo

Pureology Hydrate Shampoo is a hydration hero, expertly crafted to quench the thirst of the driest locks without compromising colour. This shampoo blends soothing ingredients designed to comfort your hair and scalp. Its green tea extract calms while jojoba, oat, and wheat extracts nourish deeply, ensuring every strand emerges revitalized, soft, and full of life.

8. Redken Color Extend Magnetics Shampoo

Redken Colour Extend Magnetics Shampoo is designed to extend the vibrancy and life of your hair colour. It’s a restorative treatment mask that locks in colour pigments, ensuring your hair remains as vibrant as the day it was dyed. Beyond colour preservation, this shampoo offers a cleansing experience that leaves hair refreshed, vibrant, and full of life.

9. Joico Defy Damage Protective Shampoo

Joico Defy Damage Protective Shampoo is a fortress for your hair, guarding against the ravages of styling tools and environmental stressors. It's formulated to protect your hair from the inside out, offering a shield against damage while nourishing deeply. With moringa seed oil and arginine, this shampoo is potent for hair resilience, promoting strength, growth, and a healthy scalp.

10. Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Shampoo

Joico K-Pak colour Therapy Shampoo blends protection and repair into a luxurious cleansing experience. Infused with a cocktail of nourishing oils and hydrolysed keratin, it targets the unique challenges faced by coloured locks, ensuring they remain vibrant and resilient. 

How to Maintain Coloured Hair?

Maintaining the vibrancy and health of your coloured hair is straightforward when you stick to a few essential care tips. Here's a quick rundown to keep your colour as lively as ever:

  1. Heat protectors: Before you style your hair with heat, spritz on some heat protection spray. It acts as a shield against heat-induced damage, which is especially important if you have fine hair.
  2. UV protection spray: Protect your hair in the Summer with a UV protection spray. It's essential for keeping your colour vibrant, even under the sun's harsh rays.
  3. Hair toners: Notice some unwanted shades creeping in, like brassiness? Hair toners are here to rescue your colour, ensuring it stays true and fresh.
  4. Regular trims: Don't underestimate the power of trimming those split ends. Regular cuts keep your colour looking bright and prevent your hair from appearing frayed.
  5. Colour-care conditioners: Lock in moisture and colour with a good colour-care conditioner. It's key for enhancing shine and keeping your hair vibrant.
  6. Nourishing hair masks: Integrate hair masks into your routine to deeply condition and repair your hair. These masks are crucial for restoring hydration in winter, elasticity, and strength, especially for coloured and damaged hair. 

Thinking about mixing up your colour? Whether you're leaning towards semi-permanent dyes, temporary colour sprays, or adding depth with highlights or lowlights, a professional stylist can steer you towards the best choice for your hair.

Best Shampoo for Red Coloured Hair?

Caring for red-dyed hair, whether a full-dye job or just highlights, requires special attention to keep the colour vibrant. 

Firstly, after dyeing, wait at least two days before washing your hair to prevent immediate fading. Washing less frequently can also help preserve the colour; use dry shampoo to manage oiliness between washes.

Choose shampoos and conditioners specifically made for coloured hair, avoiding those with alcohol and sulfates. Some products can add colour with each wash, though this might alter your hair’s hue over time.

Red-dyed hair tends to dry out and become brittle, leading to a dull appearance. To counter this, invest in a quality hydrating conditioner and hair mask to replenish moisture and keep your locks looking bright and healthy.

Finally, protect your dyed red hair from chlorine and saltwater, which can bleach or dry out it, making it dull. Consider wearing a swimming cap or avoiding getting your hair wet when swimming to maintain your vibrant colour.

Where to Buy Coloured Hair Shampoo?

Looking after coloured hair means reaching for products crafted to keep your colour shining bright. If you're on the hunt for quality coloured hair shampoo in Ireland, Millies is your go-to destination. We offer an impressive selection of shampoos and haircare gift sets formulated explicitly for coloured locks, ensuring your hair stays vibrant and healthy.

Millies stands out for its curated range of sulphate-free options—essential for anyone looking for the the best shampoo for coloured hair in Ireland. Whether shopping in-store or online, Millies makes it easy to find the perfect match for your hair type and colour. Plus, our expert team is always available to offer personalised advice and recommendations, ensuring you walk away with a product that truly suits your needs.

If you are in need of restoring your coloured hair, we've also covered the best hair masks to restore dry or damaged hair

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