Earlier this year, I got balayage into my hair, so was in need of a shampoo that would support my new colouring. I always go for shampoo without SLS, silicones, and unhealthy preservatives. This time, I chose Lavera Colour and Shine Shampoo, since it supports colour-treated hair with a whole bunch of lovely ingredients.
Of course, the best way to protect hair and its colour is to keep it covered up. Not possible most of the time, I hear you say. That’s where products come in.
Moisturising is the best way to keep the colour in your hair. That means using a really good shampoo and conditioner specially made with colour-treated hair in mind. You can always try washing your hair less frequently, if you can stand it.
Try some of these tips for keeping the colour in your hair. There’s some great advice in there that applies to us natural girls and guys as well, like avoiding harsh sulfates in shampoos.
So, on to the shampoo! If you’ve never heard of Lavera before, you should check them out! This German brand offers value for money certified organic skincare, haircare, and natural beauty products.
This shampoo smells so good! And I absolutely love a shampoo that smells good. It really invigorates me in the morning. This one is fruity and zesty.
It looks as you’d expect a moisturising shampoo to look – pearly and creamy. It actually looks like it’ll moisturise well.
I have to say, I’m really bowled over by the natural beneficial ingredients in Lavera Colour and Shine Shampoo. Let’s see how they can help maintain dyed hair.
Lavera Colour and Shine Shampoo ingredients
Water (Aqua), Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Betaine, Sea Salt (Maris Sal), Coco-Glucoside, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Cicer Arietinum Seed Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Oleate, Stearyl Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Linalool, Limonene, Geraniol
Cranberry fruit extract
This one is so good, even big brands are using it in their colour-treated hair formulations.
Cranberry is high in antioxidants and rich in omega oils to help keep your hair colour true.
Avocado fruit extract
A well known moisturiser, avocado is rich in beneficial oils, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Avocado can help hair colour last longer, so is a great addition to this shampoo.
Pea seed extract
Pisum Sativum (pea) seed extract is a truly wonderful ingredient – just check out all these pea seed extract benefits to hair and skin.
It contains a range of beneficial antioxidants and amino acids that will help protect hair from environmental stressors.
Chickpea seed extract
A good conditioning agent for both hair and skin.
It also contains amino acids and minerals, and may have antifungal and antibacterial properties which help the scalp.
Lentil fruit extract
A softening and moisturising ingredient which also has antioxidant properties.
It’s likely that lentil fruit extract can help maintain hair colour.
Soybean germ extract
This wonderful conditioning agent will help this shampoo leave your hair soft, as well as clean.
Soy is also known to aid hair growth and add shine to hair. It adds moisture to the hair without being overly greasy. Take a look at these benefits of soybean oil for hair.
Similar to hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate is water-binding ingredient that can help improve moisture levels in hair and skin.
Should I buy Lavera Colour and Shine Shampoo?
This shampoo has been cleverly formulated with colour-treated hair in mind, and boasts an amazing selection of beneficial natural ingredients.
It kept my hair nice and soft, yet cleaned well without causing greasiness. I could go every other day between washes, because frankly which toddler mama has time to wash her hair everyday?
Can I also add this shampoo is amazing value for money?
My colour stayed true for some time. However, being the fickle mama I am, I’m now growing my colouring out and won’t be getting it coloured again for a while (I have phases, coloured, not, short, long, you know how it is).
If you have colour-treated hair and would like to maintain its colour for longer, this shampoo is a great product.
Lavera Colour and Shine Shampoo
What are your favourite colour-treated hair products? I’d love to hear them! Let me know in the comments.