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You're lucky enough to have sexy smooth hair that isn't too dry or too oily, and now you've managed to get it the perfect shade to turn heads wherever you go. But the real trick is figuring out how to keep your color, so you're on the hunt for a shampoo that won't leach out what you've spent valuable time and money getting into your locks. Dont fret, lady. There's a shampoo out there that's perfect for what you need.
Rene Furterer Okara Shampoo
Combine intense moisturizing and hamamelis extract that helps lock in your color and what do you get? Rene Furterer Okara shampoo. "InStyle" magazine named it the best shampoo for color-treated hair in 2011. This powerful shampoo works best when you use it in conjunction with Rene Furterer Okara restructuring and protective hair mask, which filters out UVB rays that can cause your color to fade.
Redken Color Extend Shampoo
The beauty-savvy gals at "Allure" magazine named Redken Color Extend shampoo one of their Best of Beauty products of 2010, and the magazine's readers gave it the Readers' Choice award that same year. The shampoo has UV filters and cranberry oil, which brightens up your hair color and makes it look like you dyed it yesterday instead of a month ago. The cleaning action itself is gentle, so it won't leave your hair flyaway dry or weighted down. Plus it has micro-net technology that coats the strands and locks color in, so pigment stays in your hair instead of escaping down the drain.
Matrix Biolage Delicate Care Shampoo
Matrix Biolage Delicate Care shampoo is recommended by "Good Housekeeping"'s Leesa Suzman. It's mild, so it doesn't have harsh detergents that can pull color out of the deep layers of your hair. You can use it every day without fear of buildup, and the antioxidants it contains help keep your color vibrant.
L’Oréal Vive Pro. Color Vive Shampoo
"Real Simple" named L’Oréal Vive Pro. Color Vive shampoo one of the Best Budget-Friendly Shampoos and Conditioners for color-treated hair. At under $5 a pop in 2011, this wallet-friendly shampoo gives you the boost you need at a price that's easy to afford. It has shine enhancers to give your hair a sexy glow, so you'll feel like you should be paying more for a hair product that does so much for your color.