Making a trip to the salon to get your hair did is often time-consuming, expensive and let鈥檚 face it 鈥 you don鈥檛 always leave with the 鈥榙o you had in mind. In fact, it can end up being a straight-up traumatic hair story to tell your friends later (after you鈥檝e recovered). That said, playing hairstylist and dyeing your hair at home can result in a color you totally weren鈥檛 expecting. A less aggressive, more forgiving and gradual option is a type of product that you can actually use at home in your shower.

Color depositing shampoos + conditioners are perfect if you鈥檙e looking to boost your natural hair color, tweak a dye job or just want an easy summer hairstyle switch-up. They do the same things your average shampoo and conditioner do (cleanse, detangle, hydrate and condition the hair) but leave behind a temporary wash of color. The souped-up hue washes out in 3-5 washes, so you don鈥檛 have to worry about having to live with a color you don鈥檛 love. Here are five products that鈥檒l give your locks a little extra love and a lot of extra vibrancy.


1. Touchback Color Depositing Shampoo +聽Conditioner ($20 for the set): Use this shampoo and conditioner to inject serious life into lackluster hair. You鈥檒l get a fresh wash of color and a serious dose of hydration 鈥 all without ammonia, sulfates or peroxide. Another benefit of this cleansing + conditioning duo is your hair will have extra protection from the damaging effects of the sun thanks to UVA/UVB sunscreens.


2. Aveda Color Conditioner ($21): Aveda has a line of color-enriching conditioners designed to tint a range of hair colors with flattering tones and hues to bring out the best of their color. Not only are you enhancing the overall look of your hair with these conditioners, but you鈥檙e thoroughly cleansing your scalp and hydrating your locks too.


3. Joico Color Infuse Duo ($34): If you鈥檙e looking for a subtle change, give this product duo a try. It鈥檒l gently deposit a brighter, richer touch of color, and it won鈥檛 cover up highlights or balayage.


4. Overtone Vibrant Conditioner ($17): Gentle enough to use on the daily, this serious color depositing conditioner will bring out the best of whatever color you鈥檙e rocking. Every time you wash your hair, follow with this conditioner and your color will stay super bold and fresh between salon visits.


5. Evo Fabuloso Colour Intensifying Conditioner ($35): This conditioner instantly amps up your hair color while keeping your strands super healthy. Not only will your color be noticeably upgraded, it鈥檒l also be shiny and intensely hydrated. It鈥檚 free of ammonia and peroxide too!

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