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The Best Color-Safe Shampoo You Can Buy Is Only $5

Good Housekeeping Logo By Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping Institute of Good Housekeeping | Slide 1 of 16: FYI: We carefully reviewed this story in April 2022 and stand by our picks.Your latest dye job doesn't simply end once you leave the salon — using a top-rated shampoo that's intended for color-treated hair is key to keeping your shade fresh and vibrant, whether it's brunette, black, blonde, red or an even bolder hue (hello, purple and rose gold!). Shampoos of any kind are designed to clean away oil and dirt, and color-protecting formulas use the same basic cleansing ingredients, but also aim to minimize the amount of dye that washes down the drain each time you wash. Not only do color-safe shampoos work to preserve your dye job, but they also help mask any damage by making strands feel softer and smoother, too. Meet the expertsPatrick Kyle, a New York City hair colorist Meri Kate O 'Connor, a colorist at Cooper Salon in West Hollywood, CADaniel Reboh, a master hairstylist at Femme Coiffure in FloridaRachel Bodt, a celebrity colorist and Matrix brand ambassador April Franzino, GH Beauty Director Based on recommendations from Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab product testers and professional stylists' top picks, read on to learn more about the best shampoos for colored hair — and once you get the lowdown on color-protecting shampoos, you can also check out the GH Beauty Lab's top-tested picks for more of the best shampoos on the market, including hydrating shampoos for dry hair, volumizing shampoos for fine hair, dandruff-fighting shampoos and sulfate-free shampoos — plus the best hair products you can buy.Our top picks:[product-summary-view][/product-summary-view]

FYI: We carefully reviewed this story in April 2022 and stand by our picks.

Your latest dye job doesn't simply end once you leave the salon — using a top-rated shampoo that's intended for color-treated hair is key to keeping your shade fresh and vibrant, whether it's brunette, black, blonde, red or an even bolder hue (hello, purple and rose gold!). Shampoos of any kind are designed to clean away oil and dirt, and color-protecting formulas use the same basic cleansing ingredients, but also aim to minimize the amount of dye that washes down the drain each time you wash. Not only do color-safe shampoos work to preserve your dye job, but they also help mask any damage by making strands feel softer and smoother, too.

Meet the experts

Based on recommendations from Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab product testers and professional stylists' top picks, read on to learn more about the best shampoos for colored hair — and once you get the lowdown on color-protecting shampoos, you can also check out the GH Beauty Lab's top-tested picks for more of the best shampoos on the market, including hydrating shampoos for dry hair, volumizing shampoos for fine hair, dandruff-fighting shampoos and sulfate-free shampoos — plus the best hair products you can buy.

Our top picks:

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