Dyeing your hair makes you look fabulous but it can dry out your hair and make it prone to breakage and frizz. Looking after your poor damaged tresses starts with buying the right coloured hair shampoos and conditioners that will be gentle on your colour. To really help moisturise and restore the condition of your hair, you need the best deep conditioner for coloured hair.
But which kind of deep conditioner do you need? what kind is best for your hair type? and how often should you even use them??
We’re here to tell you everything you need to know! Here’s how to keep your coloured hair lustre and shine.
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- 1 What is a deep conditioner?
- 2 Do I need to a deep conditioner?
- 3 Are deep conditioners good for coloured hair?
- 4 How do I use a deep conditioner?
- 5 Which is the best deep conditioner for coloured hair?
- 6 Best deep conditioners at a glance.
- 7 TOP PICK!
- 8 Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque.
- 9 #1 L’Oreal Serie Expert Absolut Repair Masque.
- 10 #2 Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Mask.
- 11 #3 Redken Color Extend Magnetics Deep Attraction.
- 12 #4 Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque.
- 13 #5 Bed Head by Tigi Colour Goddess Treatment Hair Mask
- 14 #6 Art Naturals – Natural Hydrating Repairing Hair Mask.
- 15 TOP PICK!
- 16 Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque.
What is a deep conditioner?
It’s a rich, moisturising treatment that heals and repairs dry and damaged hair.
Deep conditioners contain all sorts of restorative infusions and ingredients that work their magic in your hair while smelling great – such as natural oils and lipids.
They’re more powerful than normal hair conditioners and you leave them in for a longer amount of time to activate all of the goodness.
Do I need to a deep conditioner?
These products are like face packs for hair.
They’re an intensive treatment that fortifies your hair with the nutrients it needs to stay strong and supple. While sealing and smoothing your hair shaft too.
They’re different from leave-in conditioners as they are super boost of moisture that washes in and washes out.
Using one means less breakage, split ends and damage from dry heat and sunshine.
Use a deep conditioning hair mask that’s suitable for coloured hair regularly and you’ll keep your hair healthy, moisturised and in great condition in between colourings.
Everyone can use this no matter what condition your hair is in.
They’ll strengthen your hair shafts and stop your hair breaking off as well as dealing with the damage after it’s done.
If your hair feels:
- Dry and brittle
- Rough and lacking in shine
- Sticky when wet
- Dull and lifeless
- You have lots of tufty, broken hair around your hairline
Then you need to give your hair some moisturising and restoring treatment to bring it back to life.
And possibly even a keratin treatment to repair your locks.
Are deep conditioners good for coloured hair?
These hair thirst quenchers are an essential additional to your coloured hair care routine.
They work wonders by smoothing your hair shafts, sealing in your colour and keeping your hair supple and sleek.
All the processing your hair goes through when you use hair dye, highlight, balayage and ombre wears your hair out and can make your colour become dull and lifeless.
A deep conditioning treatment once a week is like a mini spa to rejuvenate your colour and keep it looking its best.
How do I use a deep conditioner?
You can use these just once a week to get the best results.
Any more than that and you’ll make your hair greasy.
And the trick with coloured hair is to shampoo as little as possible to keep the colour locked in.
Which is the best deep conditioner for coloured hair?
From extra moisture to repairing split ends, smoothing, shining and strengthening, there are a variety of deep conditioning treatments from which to choose.
For us coloured hair lovers, there are specially formulated ones that do all of this and more – all while being kind to your colour.
These are the ones that we love the best!
Best deep conditioners at a glance.
Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque.
Best for: Healthier hair.
This is heaven in a jar.
We are transported to a spa in Bali the minute we open it – it’s enriched with raw virgin coconut from Bali, fig essence, argan oil and shea butter. The important thing is, it really works.
Our hair felt healthier after using it. It’s rich and a little goes a long way – this is replacing all conditioners on our shelves as the best to use right now.
- Ideal for moisture sapped, very damaged hair.
- Instant resurfacing masque.
- Leaves hair feeling softer, stronger and smoother.
- Hair will look shiny and replenished.
“This is a fantastic salon professional treatment, leaves hair looking amazingly soft shiny and tangle free. Especially for very colour treated hair. I was really pleased with results and bought another for a friend.”
“I was introduced to this deep conditioner by my hairdresser who recommended this for my Extra dry coloured blonde hair. I am impressed by the result.”
“I’m very satisfied with this mask! Even after the first time I used it, I got nice smooth beautiful hair. Its very good moisturiser and nourishment for all types of damaged hair.”
This is liquid gold! We tried this on thick, curly hair and it left our hair soft, manageable and completely tangle free (which never happens!).
We applied it pretty thickly and left on for an hour which was long enough to see a big difference. Next time we’re leaving it overnight in a shower cap.
Best for: Detangling frizz.
#2 Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Mask.
- Nourishes dry, damaged hair to leave it unrecognisably manageable.
- Enriched with conditioning olive oil and nutrient-rich goji berry extract.
- Pureology’s signature AntiFade complex ensures that your colour remains rich and vibrant for longer than ever before.
“I’ve been dyeing my hair for years and it’s always been really dry and frizzy. I treated myself to this deep conditioner and it’s made such a difference! lt’s worth the cost because you don’t need to use much. My hair is soft and silky.”
“Works miracles on my damaged, dry hair. I bleach my hair and after using this its really does make my hair soft and nourished.”
Pureology know their stuff when it comes to coloured hair care and we love and trust any product made with ‘AntiFade complex.’
This deep conditioner works like a dream for coloured hair. Not only does it have a beautiful tropical scent but it brings dull, dry hair back to life.
Our hair was super shiny after using this. No wonder it’s a salon favourite.
Best for: Super shine.
#3 Redken Color Extend Magnetics Deep Attraction.
- Colour captivating treatment for colour-treated hair.
- Attracts colour molecules, trapping them into the hair fibre to help preserve colour richness.
- Prolongs the life of hair colour.
- Strengthens hair with intense replenishment.
“Fantastic conditioner. Keeps colour for longer. I can see the benefits 100%.”
“One my my favourite deep conditioning treatments ever. I leave it on longer than recommended so it really soaks in. I have coarse frizzy colour treated hair and as long as I’m using this, you can’t tell!”
“This Redken treatment it’s one of the best treatments I’ve ever bought. It leaves my hair smooth, shiny and it smells really good.”
This smells amazing. It’s quite heavy on your locks and you have to rinse it well to get it off. But because of that, your hair is so completely soft.
It’s best for thicker hair for this reason. Use it with the matching shampoo and conditioner for the best results.
Best for: Thicker hair.
#4 Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque.
- A ‘5-in-1’ treatment, the formula replenishes dryness and intensely hydrates
- Completely sulphate and paraben free.
- Comes with a free two-tiered tangle tamer.
- Conditioning fig and shea butter work in harmony to moisturise and detangle locks without weighing them down.
“This makes my hair super soft, less frizzy, smells great and leaves my hair looking and feeling very healthy. It’s a little expensive but totally worth it.”
“Literally the best hair mask I have used so far. I have quite fragile long blonde hair from bleaching.
After using my hair feels soft and silky and looks so much healthier. I recommend if your hair is in need of some TLC!”
“Absolutely love this hair mask….leaves your hair feeling really soft, but with body and smelling lush.”
This is the luxury hair mask everyone’s talking about. Good for thick hair, thin hair, dry hair, frizzy hair, coloured hair, you name it, it’s no wonder it’s flying off the shelves.
This is heaven in a jar. We are transported to a spa in Bali the minute we open it.
It’s enriched with raw virgin coconut from Bali, fig essence, argan oil and shea butter. The important thing is, it really works.
Our hair felt healthier after using it. It’s rich and a little goes a long way – this is replacing all conditioners on our shelves right now.
Best for: Healthier hair.
#5 Bed Head by Tigi Colour Goddess Treatment Hair Mask
- Cares for and enhances your colour.
- This treatment has a creamy, nutrient-rich texture.
- Specially formulated to transform your coloured hair.
- It has a low pH which helps to seal the cuticle and capture pigment after colouring.
- Your hair feels soft and magnified from root to tip.
“This conditioning mask is fantastic. I also use the shampoo too. Using both these products helps lock the colour in my hair. Hair also feels very soft & shiny.”
“I have dry frizz-prone hair as a result of regular colouring and highlighting. I bought this after a trip to a Toni & Guy salon and now I’ll never use anything else!”
“This conditioning mask is fab! If you want your colour to last longer then this is the one for you! I dye my hair every 6-8 weeks and this is the only one to make it last and keep its shine.”
The Bed Head Colour Goddess range has long been a fave of ours for looking after our coloured locks. This deep conditioner is a great addition to the collection.
It has a very sweet toffee/caramel scent to it that lasts well after it’s rinsed out and manages to moisturise your hair without weighing it down.
This is the best for those on a budget.
Best for: Soft hair on a budget.
#6 Art Naturals – Natural Hydrating Repairing Hair Mask.
- Restores and revives.
- Made with Argan Oil, Jojoba Oil & Aloe Vera for deep conditioning and healthier, softer looking hair.
- Infused with keratin protein.
- Transforms the texture of your hair, leaving it soft, silky and luxurious.
“My hair that was damaged and full of split ends from straightening is now totally smooth and soft and moisturised. It is long lasting too.”
“I used this after bleaching my hair to go totally blonde from dark brown. I left it on overnight and when I rinsed it out in the morning my hair was is smelling amazing and feeling soft. Bye bye frizz!”
“I love how the product becomes kind of foamy when it touches my hair. It makes me feel like it is really penetrating into my hair for moisture.”
The Art Naturals repair mask makes our best hair masks list for getting quickly to work.
The liquid foams up and spread easily on your hair, sinking in and nourishing it straight away.
For finer hair, this works a treat as you won’t have to leave it in so long for it to work it’s magic.
Top marks for all natural ingredients too.
Best for: Thin and fine hair.
Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Hair Masque.
Best for: Healthier hair.
This is heaven in a jar. We are transported to a spa in Bali the minute we open it. It’s enriched with raw virgin coconut from Bali, fig essence, argan oil and shea butter.
The important thing is, it really works.
Our hair felt healthier after using it. It’s rich and a little goes a long way – this is replacing all conditioners on our shelves as the best hair mask to use right now.