(Closed) Any shampoo experts out there? Need help with a color-treated/smoothing rec!

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3942 posts
Honey bee

Subsrcibing! I have been looking for YEARS for a shampoo that is for color treated hair and moisturizes.

Right now I use the Redken line. I use their color treated shampoo, and the moisturizing conditioner. Ive used Kerastase products in the past, but they got to be too explensive for me.

Post # 4
1935 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I like Nexxus. Iv’e used Redkin, Keratase, Loreal, Biolage, etc. Nexxus is the only line that actually smooths my hair – and it’s perfectly fine on color-treated. They even have a line called “Assure” for those with highlights or color. I use the split end treatment shampoo and the humectress conditioner. And it’s not bad, price-wise. 

Post # 5
5400 posts
Bee Keeper

I use a line called acure from whole foods and I love it! It is very moisturizing and smells amazing, plus doesn’t have a lot of the chemicals typical of personal care products that are really not safe. I highly recommend!

Post # 7
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

 Sebastian Drench is by far the best moisturizing shampoo/conditioner I have ever used. It is colour safe, leaves hair super shiny, smooth, frizz free and is nice and light weight but not staticy.

Another great option would be S Factor by Tigi.  The smell is to die for, and also colour safe and very moisturizing.

Post # 8
4311 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Biolage.  Works every time.

ETA a lot of hairdressers also recommend Joico, but I don’t like them.  I usually only use their detangler.

Post # 9
3942 posts
Honey bee

@oracle:  I found Kerastase confusing too. If you sign up for their email alerts, they occasionally have promotions where if you spend $x you get to choose 3 free samples. It was a good way to try some products out. My old hiardresser gave me some free samples a while back, and thats how I got hooked.

I used the Bain Chroma (pink bottle) for shampoo and the Bain Nutri (white/orange bottle) for the conditioner. I also have the Oleo Relax which I sometimes use in the summer when the humidity makes me hair extra frizzy. It works ok, but makes me very fine hair a bit too oily. It probably would work better on thicker hair.

I personally like the Redken line better. Both lines smell nice but for the price I didn’t think Kerastase was worth it. It was also a pain in the butt to buy because I could only find it online, and occasionally a few things at the salon. Not sure if you have an Ulta near you, but they have a great selection of Redken products. I bought a few of the small bottles to try out, and they also have great sales once in a while.


Post # 10
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

It’s pretty pricey, but I love the Pureology brand. I don’t have color treated hair, but it is chemically treated and the deep conditioner works wonders. I use the Hydrate line that is made for color treated hair

Post # 11
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@bellaluna290:  Seconding Pureology.

All Pureology products are made for color-treated hair. Hydrate is great, but Super Smooth or Precious Oil might be better for you. 

Post # 12
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love using moroccan oil after I get out of the shower to help moisturize/smooth my hair. It doesn’t leave it greasy either which is great. I also use a “wen” type cleansing conditioner about once or twice a month, and it leaves my hair really soft!

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