12 Best Shampoos for Color-Treated Hair 2022

This Tresemmé shampoo and its matching conditioner helped retain color the best in the GH Beauty Lab's most recent test — and the pair was also the consumer tester favorite.

Keratin Smooth Color Shampoo

Hair Food's sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner for colored hair proved the best at conditioning hair in the GH Beauty Lab's test, making this pair ideal for dry, damaged thick or textured hair.

Color Protect Shampoo

A GH Beauty Lab go-to, this bargain-price sulfate-free L'Oréal Paris formula is made to both preserve color and soften strands.

EverPure Sulfate Free Moisture Shampoo

This reasonably-priced protein-infused shampoo and its conditioner counterpart from Nexxus win the praises of color pros thanks to their ability to remove product buildup without stripping color.

Color Assure Radiant Color Care Shampoo

From the gold standard anti-dandruff brand, this Head & Shoulders shampoo and conditioner created for color-treated hair both contain the flake-fighting active ingredient pyrithione zinc.

Supreme Color Protect Shampoo

SheaMoisture's multi-benefit shampoo and conditioner for colored hair contain both vitamin B5 to fortify strands and violet pigments to neutralize brassy tones, common in blonde hair.

Purple Rice Water Shampoo

This shampoo formula from OGX and its matching conditioner were top performers in the GH Beauty Lab's test of shampoos for colored hair, and are great for preserving the richness and boosting the glossiness of brunette shades.

Fade-Defying Orchid Oil Shampoo

To keep hair color from fading, Meri Kate O'Connor, a colorist at Cooper Salon in West Hollywood, CA, turns to this pair from Goldwell, from a collection specially tailored to smooth strands.

Kerasilk Color Shampoo

Master hairstylist Daniel Reboh raves that this Minerals of Eden shampoo and conditioner are his "absolute favorite" for colored hair: They were created to also purify and boost volume, great for fine strands.

Clarifying & Volumizing Shampoo

For a luxe sulfate-free option that increases vibrancy, check out Shu Uemura's color-protecting shampoo and conditioner, recommended by O'Connor.

Color Lustre Sulfate-Free Brilliant Glaze Shampoo

From a brand created specifically for color care, this Pureology shampoo and its conditioner formulations contain proteins and botanical oils to fortify and nourish dry, damaged strands.

Strength Cure Shampoo

Get salon-like washes thanks to this luxury shampoo formula. Coupled with its conditioner, this shampoo's scent, lather and rinse impressed our panel of testers.

Reflection Bain Chromatique Riche Shampoo