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Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair 2015

Oribe Beautiful Color

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Best Shampoo & Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair 2015
WINNER 2015, 2014

Oribe Beautiful Color

Hollywood hair guru Oribe preserves high- maintenance hues by turning to Mother Nature (edelweiss extract offers fade-proofing, while watermelon extract battles oxidation). We love that the packaging is as pretty as the protection. “These are the most elegant shampoo and conditioner bottles your shower will ever see,” says L.A. hairstylist Riawna Capri, who works with Julianne Hough.

$39/$42

Rita Hazan Root Concealer

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WINNER 2014

Rita Hazan Root Concealer

She created Jennifer Lopez's honey hue and Jessica Simpson’s buttery blond, so of course we trust Hazan to spritz away our grays. The wow factor here? Just how versatile color in a can can be: It’s available in five shades and a spritz at the roots melds color seamlessly with yours. Plus, it’s paraben-free. Color us happy.
 

$25
Best 2012 Shampoo/Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair

Pureology Hydrate

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Best 2012 Shampoo/Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair
WINNER 2012

Pureology Hydrate

If you don’t want to wash pricey color down the drain, invest in this gentle, moisturizing combo. Sunflower helps protect hair color from fading, so it’s "perfect for keeping it as fresh as possible between touch-ups," says Evan Rachel Wood’s L.A. hairstylist Marcus Francis. Plus, the scent "makes me want to light candles and get into a big bubble bath," says Chicago hairstylist Michelle Forst.

$27 each
Best 2011 Shampoo/Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair

Rene Furterer Okara Shampoo/Restructuring and Protective Mask

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Best 2011 Shampoo/Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair
WINNER 2011

Rene Furterer Okara Shampoo/Restructuring and Protective Mask

This intensely moisturizing combo is gentle enough to use daily, says N.Y.C. stylist Eliut Rivera. Hamamelis extract helps keep color from rinsing down the drain, while UVB filters prevent it from fading in the sun.

$23 and $28
Best 2010 Shampoo/Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair

L'Oréal Vive Pro Color Vive Hi-Gloss

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Best 2010 Shampoo/Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair
WINNER 2010

L'Oréal Vive Pro Color Vive Hi-Gloss

This moisturizing shampoo and conditioner cleanses and glosses dry strands, and leaves behind fade-proof UV filters. So relax all you want at the pool: "Color won't budge," says Mischa Barton's stylist Erin Anderson. Plus, the subtle smell "doesn't compete with other scents," says January Jones's hairstylist John Francis.

$4/13 oz.
Best 2008 Shampoo and Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair

Redken Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner

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Best 2008 Shampoo and Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair
WINNER 2008

Redken Color Extend Shampoo and Conditioner

This duo "smells like a Hawaiian beach in springtime," says N.Y.C. stylist Sam Leonardi. He also loves its more high-tech components: ceramides to strengthen color-treated hair, UV filters to defend against fading from the sun, plus shine-enhancing silicone. "Your color stays richer longer," he adds.

$40
Best 2008 Color-Refreshing Shampoo

L'Oréal Professionnel Colorist Collection

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Best 2008 Color-Refreshing Shampoo
WINNER 2008

L'Oréal Professionnel Colorist Collection

This line boasts pro-quality pigments that extend the life of color-treated hair. Available in 12 shades, the shampoos also contain moisturizing apricot-kernel oil. L.A. stylist John Francis recommends using them once a week, diluted 50-50 with regular shampoo.

$15/8 oz.
Best 2007 Shampoo and Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair

Kérastase Reflections Bain Miroir Shampoo and Reflections Chroma Reflect Masque

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Best 2007 Shampoo and Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair
WINNER 2007

Kérastase Reflections Bain Miroir Shampoo and Reflections Chroma Reflect Masque

This color-safe duo contains a high-tech shield that protects hair from fading caused by UV rays and pollution. "They coat the hair with a mirrorlike shine and lock in color," says L.A. stylist Sean James.

$32/$58
Best 2006 Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair

Kérastase Reflection Chroma Reflect Radiance-Enhancing Milk

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Best 2006 Conditioner for Color-Treated Hair
WINNER 2006

Kérastase Reflection Chroma Reflect Radiance-Enhancing Milk

This texture-smoothing, light-reflecting conditioner "helps maintain shine and vibrant color," says Corey Powell. It works by sealing each hair cuticle, which makes hair extra smooth and radiant, adds Santa Monica stylist David John.

$28/125 mL
Best 2006 Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair

Kérastase Reflection Bain Miroir

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Best 2006 Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair
WINNER 2006

Kérastase Reflection Bain Miroir

Pros like this color-safe formula, which coats each hair strand with a protective layer, bonding to the color and creating a seal to shield it from pollution and UV rays, says L.A. stylist Corey Powell. It "helps maintain vibrant color and gives hair mirrorlike reflection," adds Sean James, a hairstylist in Venice, Calif.

$34/250 mL
Best 2006 At-Home Hair Highlighting Kit

L'Oréal Féria Colour Strands Quick Shimmer Highlights

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Best 2006 At-Home Hair Highlighting Kit
WINNER 2006

L'Oréal Féria Colour Strands Quick Shimmer Highlights

The formulation delivers highlights that are natural, shiny and deep, says LaVar. This kit comes with an oversize brush applicator (instead of a fine-tooth comb), so the color is easy to apply.

$10
Editors' Pick 2006

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Shampoo

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Editors' Pick 2006
WINNER 2006

John Frieda Sheer Blonde Highlight Activating Shampoo

This gentle cleanser removes oxidized minerals and chlorine (both are found in common tap water) from blond hair, which helps prevent it from turning green and keeps the color looking bright. The shampoo doesn't contain peroxide or chemical coloring, so it won't strip hair of essential oils or alter hair color.

$7
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