Nuts and Bolts: Bain de Terre Passion Flower Color Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner

We believe in protecting our investments—especially those of the beauty variety. In pursuit of safe suds for our color-treated hair, we’ve taken up with Bain de Terre’s Passion Flower Color Preserving Shampoo and Conditioner. The botanical-rich duo stands out for two big reasons: first, it helps color-treated hair maintain its day-one vibrancy for up to 85 percent after 18 washes. Second, it does that without using parabens, a potentially harmful chemical that can also dry out your strands. We took a deep-dive into how these formulas work.

The healer: Argan oil

This traditional Moroccan ingredient tackles damage caused by heat styling, color-treating, and environmental factors. Armed with a slew of vitamins and nourishing antioxidants, it repairs the cuticle and helps hair grip onto precious moisture. The result: lush, shiny strands.

The softener: Monoi oil

Monoi (pronounced mah-NOY) is a Tahitian oil blend made from soaking the petals of Tahitian gardenias in coconut oil. The resulting brew not only smells divine—it’s infused with moisturizers that help keep dry or damaged hair soft and manageable.

The protectors: Black currant and goji berry

Black currant, a dark purple berry, and goji, a pint-sized red berry, both owe their dark coloring to a high concentration of anthocyanins—a type of antioxidant. In this formula, they work to fortify hair against future assaults that would conspire to dull it—think sun, pollution, or the chemicals you use to touch-up your roots.

The perfumer: Passion flower

Passion flower, the bloom of the passion fruit plant, gives this formula a lingering fruity-meets-floral scent. Its main purpose is to please your sniffer (mission accomplished).

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