4 Natural Shampoo Ingredients for Colored Hair

Good hair color is an art, but it's also a science.

Good hair color is an art, but it's also a science. Dyeing your hair to elevate your look or make a bold, vibrant statement affects the structure of your hair strands and can cause dullness, dryness, and breakage, especially when your hair is colored repeatedly and for long periods of time.

To help protect colored hair and prevent further damage, look for formulas that incorporate these four natural shampoo ingredients.

1. Hydrate with Mirabelle Plum Seed Oil 

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Hair dyes tend to strip hair of its optimum moisture level. To combat unwanted dryness and breakage, shampoo for color-treated hair should include hydrating natural oils. Our Technician Color line incorporates Mirabelle Plum Seed Oil, which we consider a superfood for your scalp, for lasting color and vibrancy. Its concentrated fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals that all work together and can help promote hair growth, strength, and shine. Mirabelle Plum Seed Oil's antioxidant properties can also help protect colored hair, and with its lightweight feel, you won't have to worry about it weighing your hair down or making your hair feel greasy.

2. Achieve Vibrancy with Vitamin B5

Vitamin B5 has made its way into most daily multivitamins for its beautifying, restorative, and smoothing properties. Known as an "anti-stress vitamin," B5 is also known for its potential to correct irritation, a common reaction to the coloring process, while nourishing hair from the outside in. We incorporate Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) into our product lines in order to hydrate your hair and protect it from heat.

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3. Harness the Power of Prickly Pear

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Prickly pear—the pink fruit that grows atop cacti—lives up to its thorny name, but its rough appearance hides incredibly soothing properties. Prickly pear has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. It has high concentrations of essential omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and amino acids.

Native to the driest deserts, prickly pear seed oil packs a hydrating punch and helps protect your hair against sun, wind, and environmental damage. When formulated in shampoo for color-treated hair, prickly pear seed oil can help protect the scalp and strands from becoming coarse, brittle, dehydrated, or pH imbalanced.

4. Revive with Organic Olive Oil

Organic olive oil is one of nature's most versatile wonders, possessing an array of healthy fats, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a dietary staple as well as a perfect addition to shampoo for color-treated hair. The ingredient may help impart moisture and shine, fight oxidative damage, clear bacteria, and even offer SPF protection. Our Brilliant Gloss Shampoo is powered by Organic French Cold-Pressed Olive Oil, which is sure to give your hair a healthy, sun-kissed Mediterranean glow no matter how far from the beach you happen to be.

Although beautiful and totally transformative, color-treated hair can often use some extra TLC—and that's where the right natural shampoo ingredients can help. All of our shampoos are safe for color-treated hair, so you can feel confident that your hair care routine keeps your hair healthy and ready for whatever look you try next.