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Sulfate-Free Shampoos For Colored, Curly Hair

Sulfate-Free Shampoo Options For Curly, Colored Hair

Recently, a reader wrote asking for some advice on caring for her new red locks:

After seeing the post you did on Milla Jovovich's gorgeous red hair, I decided to take the plunge from dark brown to red! And I love it. Anyway, I was hoping you'd be able to help me find a new shampoo? I'm looking for a sulfate-free one to help keep my color, but it also has to be very moisturizing for my curly hair. Any ideas?

I have plenty sulfate-free, color-safe, moisture-rich options, dear reader. (And they're even great for all hair colors.) For a suggestions in various price points, just read more.


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Laura2795214 Laura2795214 5 years
I make extra sure I stay away from anything with sulfates. I'm currently into this new product line called Pro Naturals, they have a lot of good stuff for natural hair. I got their shampoo and it's the best, no frizz, no dryness, less hair loss and much more shine. I got it online at beyas so if any ladies out there want to give it a try, there ya go! ;)
Advah Advah 7 years
I also love Burt's Bees stuff!
havewrench2 havewrench2 7 years
I actually think Wen is the best shampoo for Red (colored) hair. It leaves the pigments intact and hair very conditioned. Sally's also has a Wen knock off that works great, it's called One shampoo that is half the price and also works fantastic.
michelleyk michelleyk 7 years
I use henna, so nothing really removes that red (I've actually started to go to the salon and have my stylist highlight it so it doesn't go too dark), and I currently use Frederick Fekkai. Before, through, when I used to dye my hair red I used the sulfate-free shampoo to preserve my color. I tried the expensive Aveda stuff that my stylist talked me into as well as Biolage, but surprisingly, one of the best sulfate-free shampoos I found was at Trader Joe's! It was $3 a bottle, and kept my color as well as the much more expensive shampoos.
Sasseefrass Sasseefrass 7 years
I have to throw in recommends for Kenra Platinum shampoo and AG's Colour Savour shampoo. Love, love, love them! To offset the cost pain, I buy the 1 litre bottles. I have to use such a little bit each time that one bottle lasts for months. FYI, sometimes I have to ask my hair stylist if she can get me the bigger sizes because they're not usually out on display.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I'm so glad the red worked out, Renees3! It's such a fun color to have. If I ever decide to grow my hair longer again, I'll probably make the switch back to red. L'Oreal's line is awesome for how inexpensive it is. Also, that Organix line is sulfate-free (or at least most of their stuff?) and they have a wider range of scents. I just thought I'd throw that out there because I hear a lot of people that don't like the rosemary/juniper smell of the EverPure line.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Thanks for submitting the question, Renee3!
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
Yay! Thanks for posting this Bella! I'll be going out and buying some today! Yay for new shampoo and keeping this new Awesome red color!! I love being red, I've been stopped by strangers complimenting my hair! :-)
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 7 years
I use Pureology or Biolage and they both keep my color from turning brassy. I have dark, dark brown hair that I color an auburn.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
I use EverPure. I have naturally curly hair and it is auburn (for about a year now, naturally ash brown.) I love it.
bronzebeauty719 bronzebeauty719 7 years
I recommend L'oreals ever pure line! I am naturally blonde but color my hair mid-dark brown.. truly this has help me color my hair a lot less! I would color it the instant it turned brassy/redish...Which is a huge help since i do color it professionally
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