If you color your hair, you know that maintaining your shade requires some effort. Like several trips to the salon to ensure your color doesn’t fade. But there’s one thing you can do at home to cut down on all those visits. Invest in a color-depositing conditioner. They enhance your existing color and can even neutralize those annoying brassy tones that often accompany icier shades.
But color-depositing conditioners aren’t just for blondes. They can also be used to amplify brunette shades and red dye jobs. Your mane is more vulnerable to breakage and dandruff in fall and winter so the last thing it needs is more and more chemicals added to your already fragile strands. Plus, most of today’s color-depositing conditioners have nourishing properties and can actually make your hair healthier. But you have to pick the right one.
With that in mind, we rounded up the best color-friendly conditioners to keep your hue true all season long.
Alchemic Conditioner Golden, $31 at Davines
If you’re going blonde, this Davines conditioner gives a consistent finish to seal in your color. It also has amazing hydrating properties.
Gloss+ Semi-Permanent Hair Color and Deep Conditioner, $35 at Sephora
This incredible conditioner leaves your locks shiny, super soft and illuminated. Ideal for every hair texture, it’ll give everything from light blond strands to black dye jobs a refresh.
Espresso Brown Coloring Conditioner, $29 at Overtone
This conditioner is free of ammonia and harsh chemicals and relies on your hair’s existing porosity to keep up your color. There’s even coconut oil to stimulate hair growth, shea butter to condition every single strand, aloe vera to increase circulation and avocado oil for added moisture.
Fabuloso Mahogany Treatment Colour Conditioner, $35 at Evo Hair
Get an instant color boost with this conditioner. It also boasts nourishing ingredients to soften strands while adding shine.
Blonde Ale Brightening Conditioner, $27 at Sephora
Make your new blond hair more manageable with Drybar’s brightening conditioner. Sunflower seed oil hydrates hair while lemon extract brightens. There’s even chamomile extract to boost blond tones.
Color Infuse Red Conditioner, $18.99 at Ulta Beauty
Keep your red popping with this moisturizing option. Green tea extracts and UV protectors work together to fight fading and tonal changes. It’ll also enhance red highlights as it ups the shine factor.