Bumble and Bumble Color Minded vs Kerastase Bain Chromatique. Which one will win the battle of the best shampoos for colored hair when we put them Head to Head?

In Best shampoos for coloured hair, we highlighted the best shampoos this year that will keep your color in great condition. Now we’re comparing two of the most popular shampoos to see which is the kindest to color-treated hair, and which one really keeps your hair dye locked in for longer.

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Why do I need a shampoo for colored hair?

Shampoos for colored hair help to prevent fade and are gentle on your color while still cleansing your hair. Along with the best conditioners, shampoos for color treated hair should be a staple part of your hair care routine. It’s all part of How to look after your coloured hair and keep it luscious for longer which includes top tips to keep your color, including only washing your hair once a week!

Funny tweet about using color shampoo

Two of the biggest shampoo brands go Head to Head!

We love both Bumble and Bumble and Kerastase for everything they do to beautifying, fortifying and caring for colored locks. Let’s put Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo vs Kerastase Reflection Bain Chromatique to the test to find out which one is right for you!


TOP PICK!

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo.

Bumble and Bumble vs Kerastase shampoo bottle on white background

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded is a shampoo that is super super mild, cruelty-free and contains no nasties that will strip your colour. The difference between Bumble and Bumble and Kerastase is that we only needed to wash our hair once with Bumble and Bumble for it to feel really clean – so we used less product which more than makes up for the pricey cost. The hairdressers favourite wins!


Kerastase Reflection Bain Chromatique.

Purple Kerastase shampoo bottle on white background

They say:

  • Kérastase Reflection Bain is lovingly described as a luminous softening hair bath for colored hair. 
  • It has anti-fading properties that cleans your hair while adding shine and softness.
  • Makes thirsty hair feel moisturised, radiant and supple to touch.
  • UV filter and anti-fading protection.

Reviewers say:

“I love that this doesn’t strip my color like so many other shampoos I tried did. It feels so natural and that’s you’re really looking after your hair and color. My hair is fine and this doesn’t feel too heavy.”

“Amazing. One of the best shampoos in my view for colored hair. Leaves the hair so light, and with an amazing smell. I have highlighted hair, and very coarse and thin. This is the only shampoo that works for me.”

“Protects hair colour and improve shine like nobody’s business!”

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We say:

We are long time lovers of Kerastase products and anything that contains Keratin is a must for dry, damaged hair. This isn’t an everyday wash, but with coloured hair you shouldn’t be doing that anyway.

Fine hair may find it heavy but we found it perfect for moisture-starved locks. It smelt like a spa and foamed up well in our hands as we massaged it in.

The difference between Kerastase and Bumble and Bumble shampoo is that it didn’t make our hair feel as clean as Bumble and Bumble and we had to wash our hair a couple of times to get it feeling really clean. Because of this, you’ll have to buy Kerastase shampoo more often than you would Bumble and Bumble.

Overall, our thicker hair felt well moisturised and in soft condition. Not sure if it kept the color as well as some of the other shampoos in this list, but over time, with better condition hair, hair dye should start to last longer. It’s a no for fine hair though, this could be too heavy.

Pros

  • Great for thicker hair.
  • Softens and moisturises.
  • Kinder to color.
  • Volume and shine.

Cons

  • Too heavy for fine hair.
  • Need more product to get hair really clean.

OVERALL SCORE: 8.5/10

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo.

Bumble and Bumble vs Kerastase 
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They say:

  • Bumble and Bumble Color minded is an ultra-mild, sulfate free shampoo that protects color integrity and stops your colour washing out. 
  • It cleanses by removing any dulling build-up that can make your hair appear lifeless.
  • Its natural ingredients mean it doesn’t strip hair of natural oils.
  • Prolongs colour’s vibrancy and maintains colour brilliance.
  • Color Minded Shampoo contains the color preserving complex to help minimize fading effects.

Reviewers say:

“I have thanked my hairdresser for recommending this a thousand times! I do feel that I see her less often because this looks after my colour so well. It’s not cheap, but a little really does go a long way. I’m really happy with the results.”

“This does the job of preserving the hair colour really well. It’s sulphate free so it’s not sucking the goodness out of my hair like other shampoos.”

“The Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo is a revelation. It keeps my red hair red, which is the hardest colour to maintain. I feel like I’ve been looking for this shampoo all my life!”

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We say:

The Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo is one that’s ideal for all hair types and one for those with fine hair as its super super gentle. It’s pricey but worth it if you want to make the most of your hair colour. 

It’s quite thick and creamy as a shampoo goes, but it lathers well so you only really need a small amount. It smells fresh but subtle so it’s not overpowering. It only took one wash and rinse to make our hair feel squeaky clean, so it gave a better result than Kerastase in this way.

Big thumbs up on this one from hairdressers too who think it is the best shampoo for coloured hair as it contains no nasty sulphates that strip your colour and dry your hair. This won the battle for us for gentle color cleansing that left our hair feeling soft and supple.

Team it with the Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Conditioner for the best results.

Pros

  • A little goes a long way
  • Works for all types of hair
  • Kept the color lustre
  • Hairdressers recommend it
  • Cruelty and sulphate-free

Cons

  • Price

OVERALL SCORE: 9/10


TOP PICK!

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded Shampoo.

Bumble and Bumble vs Kerastase 
 shampoo bottle on white background

Bumble and Bumble Color Minded is a shampoo that is super super mild, cruelty-free and contains no nasties that will strip your colour. The difference between Bumble and Bumble and Kerastase is that we only needed to wash our hair once with Bumble and Bumble for it to feel really clean – so we used less product which more than makes up for the pricey cost. The hairdressers favourite wins!

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