I still remember the day 5 years ago when I looked in the mirror, and there it was…a grey hair. Flashing in the sun like a neon light saying, “Hey, you’re getting older.” Such fun. Since that moment, I’ve been religious about coloring my hair every six weeks. But hair color isn’t cheap, so how do you protect it?
E at District of Chic is woman whose opinion I trust. If she says something works, it works. So when she said her new color-care shampoo was keeping her hair color looking fresher, longer, I rushed to Amazon to pick it up.
Juice Organics Color Protect Shampoo + Conditioner ($8 each at Target; $9 on Amazon) is one of the best drugstore products that I have ever used. The products are sulfate-free, petroleum-free, cruelty-free, and organic-certified. They also make a fairly wide range of products for different hair concerns.
I love the shampoo. Unlike most eco-friendly shampoos, the products have a rich texture and give an excellent lather. It also smells amazing, like a basket of fresh figs. And weeks after my last hair color, once I started using the Juice products my hair looked shinier and less brassy. The only shampoo/conditioner that works as well as this for color costs almost 4x more.
However, I’m iffy about the conditioner. For a regular conditioner, it doesn’t do a bad job. But I put a lot of heat on my hair, and it’s not as moisturizing as I would like (or need). I’m thinking about switching to their Repairing Conditioner instead.
When you’re spending $200+ on your hair color to keep the grey at bay or just switch up your look, you don’t want to wash it down the drain. If an $8 shampoo can keep my hair color looking great longer, I am on board. And did I mention it smells amazing?