Colour-safe hair products to keep your hue vibrant for longer

Maintain, repair and restore!

Harper's Bazaar India

Whether you’ve dyed your hair numerous times before or this is the first time bleach has touched your mane, you will agree that there is nothing worse than watching your perfectly vibrant hue fade out and become dull after just a few washes. It’s painful and the struggle to keep your colour intact is very real. 

There are a number of factors that you need to keep in mind while caring for coloured hair. From not overusing heat-styling tools and watching your shower’s temperature (hot water is not your colour-treated hair’s friend) to only using colour-safe hair products, it takes commitment and dedication. To help you navigate through this and keep your vibrant hue popping for as long as possible, we’ve rounded up a bunch of colour-safe products you can use. Start filling up your cart! 

Kerastase Chroma Absolu Bain Riche Chroma Respect Shampoo for Thick Hair  

This sulphate-free Kerastase shampoo cleanses hair while deeply nourishing the fibres to protect the colour from fading. Formulated with Centella Asiatica and three restoring acids — amino acid, lactic acid and tartaric acid, this shampoo banishes rid of frizz and leaves the hair feeling velvety smooth while still keeping your colour vibrant.  


Kevin Murphy Everlasting Colour Wash  

Kevin Murphy’s Everlasting Colour collection aims to strike a balance between nature and technology that results in optimum colour care. This sulphate-free pH-balanced shampoo gently cleanses the hair and closes cuticles to add shine and lock in the colour in. Formulated with Hydrolyzed Quinoa and Rice Extract which are powerhouse amino acids, this shampoo also protects the hair strands from hard water mineral accumulation and improves colour retention while keeping your mane healthy and shiny.  


Moroccanoil Color Deposit Mask   

Who doesn’t love a multi-tasking beauty product? The Moroccanoil Color Deposit Mask is one that has risen to cult-favourite status over the years. It’s a dual-benefit mask that combines love with colour. After you’ve washed and towel-dried your hair, section it and apply a generous amount of product to each section. This mask deposits pure pigments while nourishing and hydrating the hair. It is specially formulated to increase colour vibrancy, refresh the existing colour and do damage control in order to restore the hair’s natural shine. 


K18 Professional Molecular Repair Hair Mask   

A lot has been said about the adverse effects of bleach and colour. But if you know how to properly give your hair the TLC it deserves, these effects can be reversed. This molecular repair hair mask by K18 does just that in only 4 minutes. Its patented peptide technology works by travelling deeper into the inner layers of the hair and reconnecting broken keratin chains. In this way, it repairs the damage caused by bleach, colour, heat or any other chemical treatments. It leaves hair feeling smooth, bouncy and restores its strength. Think of this hair mask as your coloured hair’s lifeline.  


GK Hair Moisturizing Conditioner Color Protection  

Infused with juvexin, natural seed oils, natural plant extracts, and natural grain extracts, this moisturizing conditioner by GK Hair is just what your colour-treated hair needs. These hydrating ingredients work in synergy to deliver moisture to your hair as well as protect it and prevent further damage. Give your hair some love regularly!