Sulfate-Free Hair Color Protection Styling Products

No matter if it’s honey and cream balayage or intense royal purple hues, colored hair requires special care and maintenance to remain vibrant and fresh. Use products specifically tailored to each hue – shampoos, conditioners and styling products designed specifically to work for them will keep the hue vibrant and beautiful!

These carefully formulated products extend the lifespan of your color, protect against sun damage, and hydrate hair for an effortless salon look.

Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Sulfates are what make shampoo so sudsy–they’re a type of surfactant (detergents, emulsifiers and foaming agents that attract oil and dirt while helping your shampoo rinse away more easily, leaving behind less residue on both scalp and hair.

Sulfates can be extremely harsh on curly locks and can strip away natural oils that keep it looking radiant and healthy. Furthermore, they may lead to color fade. Therefore, it would be prudent if you have spent additional funds coloring your locks that a sulfate-free formula be selected.

If you want to go the sulfate-free route, look for products free from sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate that offer safe alternatives like macadamia, moringa or coconut oil as replacements. Also make sure the shampoo includes ingredients tailored specifically to your hair type – for instance volumizing formulas can work wonders on flat or fine hair while clarifying shampoos can prevent color fade by clearing away build up from your scalp.

Sulfate-Free Conditioner

Sulfates are powerful cleaning agents that can cause hair color to fade over time, so using a shampoo free from these additives should be seen as essential in maintaining vibrant hues.

Sulfate free shampoos provide an alternative solution to conventional products by collecting dirt, oil and residue differently – using “capture and release” techniques to capture dust without stripping away natural oils from your scalp or strands – providing your scalp and strands with a healthy moisture barrier and leaving behind a balance moisture barrier.

Our pick contains shea butter, glycerin and other hydrating ingredients to leave your locks silky smooth and nourished. Plus, this formula is safe for keratin-treated hair and designed to enhance its effects through an in-salon treatment. Finn recommends this sulfate-free shampoo as an everyday washing product because it won’t over dry your scalp while simultaneously maintaining natural hydration levels while cleansing away any extra oil or dandruff build-up on scalp surface areas.

Sulfate-Free Styling Products

Sulfates are chemical ingredients found in shampoo that give it its sudsing power, yet can strip color from dyed hair. Professional hairstylists advise avoiding products containing sulfates when possible – particularly those designed to help with fine or color-treated locks, such as those receiving frequent Brazilian blowout treatments. Living Proof’s low lather shampoo and conditioner starting at Dhs76 (Cult Beauty) as well as Briogeo’s natural shine-boosting options (starting at Dhs108 Sephora).

Sun Protection

Although sun-kissed locks may look stunning, UV rays from the sun can damage hair pigment, strip away color and lead to dryness. According to experts such as Dr. Ava Shamban (a Los Angeles board-certified dermatologist and celebrity stylist) and Graham Nation (UNITE Hair ambassador and professional hairstylist), over time UV rays can take out toners, fade root color and accelerate oxidation for damaged locks, leading to dullness and breakage resulting in dullness or breakage of damaged locks over time.”

Before venturing outside, add a heat/UV protectant to your daily routine – one of our favorites being Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil, which also detangles, conditions, and fights frizz. For additional protection opt for styling products with built-in sunscreens like this setting hairspray by Biotera with 132.6k “loves” on Sephora; apply regularly or try sun-protective sprays from Pureology, Rahua or Sun Bum that contain vitamins and antioxidants to nourish strands.