5 Shampoos That Will Take Your Brunette Hair to the Next Level

July 11, 2022
Alyssa Kaplan
By: Alyssa Kaplan | Makeup.com by L'Oréal

When it comes to building a solid hair-care routine, choosing the right shampoo formula is often overlooked. While you might know the importance of repairing conditioners, masks and serums, perhaps you’re not placing nearly enough emphasis on the specific shampoo you’re using. In addition to cleansing your hair and scalp, some shampoos can help maintain or even enhance your hair color. 

So, if you have brown hair that’s in need of some toning, or you simply want to discover shampoos that will make your brunette color shine (literally and figuratively), keep reading because we’re sharing the best shampoo formulas that were specifically made for brunettes.

Redken Color Extend Brownlights Blue Toning Sulfate-Free Shampoo

The same way that purple shampoo tones blonde hair, blue shampoo tones brunette hair. Think of the color wheel – blue sits across from orange and red tones which often pop up in brown hair. This is a great blue shampoo because it has an extremely saturated color and is safe to use on natural brunette hair as well as hair that’s been colored.

Matrix Total Results Brass Off Blue Shampoo for Brunettes

If you have light brown hair or you lighten your hair, this blue shampoo is for you. The blue-violet pigments work to reduce brassy tones, and the formula can be left on your hair for up to three minutes to work like a toning mask.

Matrix Total Results Dark Envy Green Shampoo

Even people with dark brown or black hair can experience unwanted brassiness. If this sounds like you, then a rich green shampoo, like this one from Matrix, can be quite helpful. The formula was created for virgin and color-treated hair, and the green pigments work to counteract redness that appears in deep hair colors.

L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for Dark Tones

Those with dark hair know the struggle of applying dry shampoo only to be left with white residue throughout their hair. That’s why we love this tinted dry shampoo specifically for people with dark hair. In addition to being effective at absorbing excess oil and creating volume, it has a deep tint that looks incredibly natural when applied to the hair.

Eva NYC Brass To Sass Brunette Shampoo

If you’re looking for a really affordable blue shampoo, this is a perfect choice. At just $13, the bright blue shampoo works to tone brassiness in brunette hair. Plus, it has a moisturizing formula thanks to blue tansy, a sourced flower from Morocco, which is known to condition and combat dryness.

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