clarifying shampoos for color-treated hair

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for clarifying shampoos for color-treated hair.

Color-treated hair can be a challenge to manage. The color itself can damage your hair and cause breakage, but the solution can be worse. You can try to cover up the color with dye, or you can try to manage it with products that are designed for color-treated hair. One option is clarifying shampoo. Here are some of the best-clarifying shampoos on the market.

$22.00

I love this shampoo, my hair feels so clean! my hair is pretty fine so it doesn't take much for it to feel dry. using this shampoo it didn't dry out my hair any where near as much as some other clarifying shampoos....not color safe!! i used this and it made my hair slightly itchy and definitely dried it out. probably worked to detox, but did not realize it wasn’t color safe!!

What it is: A deep clarifying shampoo that lifts away product residue, excess oil, and built-up pollutants for a full hair reset for the week ahead.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
- Shine
- Flaky, Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Addresses scalp care
- Deeply cleanses hair
- Removes unwanted oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Panax Ginseng Root: Cleanses the scalp and encourages healthy hair and scalp.
- Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract: Acts as a scalp stimulate.
- Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract: Natural clarifying agent that supports scalp and hair shaft.

Ingredient Callou

$80.00

Great clarifying shampoo!...Great clarifying shampoo! My hair feels clean and light but not stripped. ...If you need a clarifying shampoo and have straight or wavy hair definitely try this one.

What it is: A lightweight clarifying shampoo, for all scalp and hair types, that deeply cleanses to remove dirt, oil, and product buildup for softer hair with a shiny finish.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, Straight, and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Dryness
- Shine
- Scalp Buildup

$69.00

Leaves hair hydrated...It foams up decently for a sulfate-free shampoo and I like how I can use it on my color treated hair and it doesn’t strip my color. ...This shampoo is interesting because on one hand it really is super moisturizing and rich, with a conditioner-like creamy consistency - My dry, coarse, color-treated hair would be super smooth in the shower and gets no tangles.

What it is: A creamy, ultra-rich, color safe shampoo enhanced with skincare-grade biomimetic Hyaluronic Acid gently cleanses, adds moisture and helps nourish the driest hair from scalp to ends.

Hair Type: Medium and Thick

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Shine
- Frizz
- Dryness

$41.00

I've been using this for about a year now and it's so great for color treated hair because it doesn't strip your color, yet it will clarify off any product and oil build-up. ...I have medium length colour treated hair, medium fine. I washed first with No.4 as my hair hadn’t been washed in almost a week and I followed up with No.5 Conditioner after the second wash with No.4C.

What it is: An advanced clarifying shampoo to remove buildup, oil, and damaging impurities for hair with airy volume and softness, shine, and vibrant color clarity.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, Straight, and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Scalp Buildup
- Shine
- Color Safe

MoroccanoilClarifying Shampoo

ITEM: 2030260

Size: 8.5 oz/ 250 mL

64 Reviews

$35.50

Especially if you don’t spend $$$ on your daily shampoo conditioner but use products and have color treated hair or your scalp gets sensitive every now and then. ...I have chemically treated hair and I use this to help wash out all the products​ I use.

What it is: A deep-cleansing, color-safe shampoo that removes everyday buildup and restores hair and scalp to a healthy balance.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, Straight, and Wavy


Hair Concerns:

- Scalp Buildup
- Color Safe

$51.50

After using this product pre-shamoo, I noticed a huge difference in how my shampoo and conditioner were actually able to treat my hair and scalp. ...You can feel it clarifying your scalp and just hitting refresh on your hair and head.

What it is: A pre-shampoo foam formulated with micellar water and salicylic acid to remove product buildup, excess oil, and dead skin cells.

Hair Type: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Texture: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Concerns:
- Oiliness
- Shine
- Flaky and Dry Scalp

Key Benefits:
- Color safe
- Deeply cleanses scalp
- Removes unwanted oil

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Salicylic Acid: Helps remove pore-clogging debris and dead skin cells.
- Micellar Water: Helps to gently cleanse the scalp.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, mineral oil, and sulfates SLS. It is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: I

$29.00

Not For Colour Treated Hair...Best for virgin hair. Stripped my hair dry and the colour....wonderful clarifying shampoo...I have a lot of fine 3c-4b color-treated hair that tends to be dry, so I look for gentle, lightweight sulfate-free products conferring max hydration.

What it is: A deep-cleaning shampoo that clarifies, removes buildup, revives the scalp, and promotes strong hair without stripping away the healthy oils.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Coily, Curly, and Wavy

Hair Concerns:
- Oily Scalp
- Color Safe
- Flaky and Dry Scalp

amika3D Volume and Thickening Shampoo

Size: 16.9 oz / 500 ml·ITEM: 2673812

Size + Concentration: 16.9 oz / 500 ml

68 Reviews

$55.00

Fuller, Thicker Hair...I also have an oily scalp and my hair is color treated, so I need something that cleans my scalp without drying my hair. ...I love this shampoo - it makes my thin hair feel stronger but isn't too heavy like some thickening shampoos.

What it is: A Redensyl™-infused, weightless shampoo that gently cleanses while plumping hair from root to tip for voluminous, healthier-looking strands.

Hair Type: Fine, Medium, and Thick

Hair Texture: Straight, Wavy, Curly, and Coily

Hair Concerns:
- Volumizing - Thinning

$57.00

The shampoo simply dried my hair out too much, and the smell lingers in your hair for at least a day. 3 stars that it seemed to put some body/lift in my roots and it could be used as a clarifying shampoo. ...Will replace other Kerastase shampoos...I usually depend on a good conditioner or mask to treat my horribly damaged long hair, but this shampoo is amazing.

What it is: A fortifying shampoo that is for weakened thin to normal or greasy hair prone to falling due to breakage.

Hair Type: Curly and Coily

Hair Texture: Medium and Thick

Key Benefits:
- Addresses Oiliness
- Addresses Thinning
- Protects Against Damage, Splits Ends, and Breakage

Formulation: Liquid

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Edelweiss Native Cells: Support fibers for intense resilience to reduce the risk of hair fall due to breakage.
-Ginger Root: Protects against daily external aggressors.

What Else You Need to Know: This ultra-delicate formula is ideal for fine to normal or greasy hair to remove sebum and pollution particles from scalp and fibers.

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“This product is fine, doesn’t seem to do any harm to color treated hair but also not many benefits. Leaves hair feeling pretty dry”
Clarifying Shampoo For Fine Hair
“Works wonders for my fine hair and leaves it nice and soft. I swear it even gives my hair some volume”
Clarifying Shampoo For Curly Hair
“I really have oily scalp that gets very itchy and flaky after 2 days, but when I first tried this shampoo this helped me a lot in preventing oil and buildup on my scalp, I enjoyed its cooling and refreshing feel on hair lengths and scalp”
Professional Shampoo For Color Treated Hair
“This product is fine, doesn’t seem to do any harm to color treated hair but also not many benefits. Leaves hair feeling pretty dry”
Shampoo For Highlighted Hair
“I would very highly recommend this and the conditioner for highlighted hair”
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“I was in the market for a new clarifying shampoo and was surprised by this gift from BzzAgent and so thankful I received it”
Styling Products For Curly Hair
“Generally I can find products for curly hair or products for fine hair, but not both”
Shampoos For Thinning Hair
“Great shampoo for those with thinning hair. I haven’t been using it for too long so not sure if I’m having results yet”
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“Love how this moisturizes my hair without weighing it down. I have very fine hair and this is my favorite”
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“I have been trying out a lot of different thickening shampoos. While this one does thicken hair, it also dries it out”