Keep Colorful Hair Vibrant With These Gentle Pairs and Shade-Depositing Goods

Prolong hues by retailing these color-protecting duos.

Shade-Saving Duos Pro Tip!

“Natural hair has a lipid layer that is damaged during the coloring process,” says Denise Shedrick, ABBA vice president of product development. “When choosing a color protection product, hairdressers should look for those that are formulated with a rich combination of proteins, vitamins and antioxidants.”

Color Depositors Pro Tip!

“Much of the time color fades due to the integrity of the water we wash with,” says Kaylee Smiley, Keracolor team member. “Using a color-depositing shampoo or conditioner allows hues to be refreshed with every wash by redepositing color into the hair.”


  • Sexy Hair

    Vibrant Sexy Hair Color Lock Shampoo and Conditioner: Rose and almond oils keep color vibrant for up to 10 weeks. 

  • Aloxxi

    Aloxxi Reparative Shampoo and Conditioner: A blend of peptides, amino acids and conditioning agents works to reduce breakage, nourish and repair as ColourCare Complex protects against UVA/UVB rays.

  • Neuma Beauty

    Neuma neuBlonde Platinum Shampoo and Detangling Rinse: Shampoo gently cleanses and tones out brassiness, while the rinse softens and enhances brightness.

  • Affinage Vitaplex Shampoo and Conditioner: The pair moisturizes, strengthens and protects by mimicking hair's keratin structure and preserves color with signature Color Lock techology. 

  • ABBA

    ABBA Color Protection Shampoo and Conditioner: Duo taps coconut and sage to protect color while ProQuinoa Complex strengthens locks.

  • Eufora

    Eufora Beautifying Elixirs Color Revive: Treatment refreshes and intensifies redheads as a blend of sage and thyme prevents sebum from clogging and nourishes follicles.

  • Rusk

    Rusk Deepshine Boost Color Depositing: Color booster, available in four shades, is formulated with advanced Marine Therapy to help seal the cuticle, repair and strengthen hair.

  • CHI Ionic

    CHI Ionic Color Illuminate Conditioner: Formula deposits deep, warm brown tones, while a silk amino complex conditions and replenishes moisture.

  • Keracolor

    Keracolor Color + Clenditioner: This non-lather conditioning cleanser infuses color and maintains vibrancy between salon visits.


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