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While the Bain Chroma Riche shampoo and Masque Chroma Riche conditioning treatment help to preserve your dye job, this cleansing balm is the key to maximizing the longevity of your color.

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Birchbox Breakdown

Sure, your hair color never looks quite as good as it does right when you leave the salon, but that doesn’t mean you should resign yourself to fading highlights and a lackluster hue. The entire Chroma line was designed to keep your shade intact, but the most critical component is Chroma Sensitive, a nourishing cleansing balm that is part conditioner, part cleanser. Gentle and low-foaming, this formula locks in color for healthier, brighter hair over time.

How it Works

Formulated to be non-stripping and highly nourishing, the product makeup is one-quarter gentle cleanser and three-quarters antioxidant-rich Vitamin E conditioning base. This potent mixture minimizes the friction on the hair fiber, and promotes color’s durability and radiance.

How to Use

For the first three times you wash your hair after getting it colored, forgo the normal shampoo and conditioner routine and instead opt for this nice two-in-one cleansing balm. Squeeze three to seven pumps (depending on length of hair) into your palms, massage into wet hair, let sit for two to three minutes, and then rinse thoroughly. After your third wash, you can start alternating it with your Bain Chroma Riche shampoo and Masque Chroma Riche conditioning treatment.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Creamy and Hydrating

I wish that the sample was a little bigger as I only got one use out of it. But that being said, the one use that I had was a pleasant surprise. Even though it didn't foam much, my hair and scalp felt clean and comfortable, and after I blow dried, my hair was soft and manageable. I also loved the scent, it smells expensive. Oh wait--it IS expensive :)

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Amazing Stuff!

I'm one that loves my shampoo to suds up real well. I also always need a conditioner. But this stuff went against both those facts! First of all, it doesn't sud. So I was willing to bet that my hair would feel unclean after using it - wrong! My hair felt amazingly clean. And then I was sure I would still need a conditioner. Wrong again! How could my hair feel so clean AND smooth?? When I went to style it, I had body and shine. How could a product do all of that? Well this one does! I do wish it wasn't so expensive, but it does the job of both a shampoo and conditioner and also keeps your hair color lasting longer. Amazing!

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Great to use right after hair coloring

My hairdresser turned me on the this stuff awhile back so imagine how happy I was to see it in my Birchbox! It is incredibly conditioning, and used for the first week after new hair color, the product helps keep the color from fading!

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Good Shampoo

This shampoo conditions the hair well. Doesn't lather but I got used to it. Smells great. My color stays a long time.

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Amazing for Color!

I recently colored my hair pink and want it to last. This keeps my color from fading and keeps it soft and healthy looking. I love it!

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The Best. Period.

I had never tried anything like this product before, but I'm so glad I did! I used it instead of my usual shampoo/conditioner routine, and my thick, curly hair really thanked me for it! My hair was lighter, bouncier and altogether easier to manage. It is on the expensive side, but it's worth it.

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not great

the fragrance on this one smells kind of chemically to me and I don't care for that. It seemed to leave my hair greasy... I thought maybe I didn't rinse well enough but on a 2nd use I had the same result. not my favorite

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pleasantly surprised

This product surprised me. I used it for the first time after getting highlights. The second I put it in my hair, I resigned myself to a ponytail day. It is very emollient and has virtually no lather. I have fine hair, so I was assuming that it was going to be greasy and over conditioned. I used conditioner on my ends like normal because my hair has been super dry. I've used it three days in a row now, and every time I get shiny hair with volume. I'm not sure how well it is keeping my color, but it feels luxurious. I don't think I will buy the full size because of the price. I also don't like the strong rose smell, but it doesn't seem to linger after my hair is dry.

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Not Very Useful

The product smells fantastic and does leave what hair it happens to clean quite. The problem is, it cleans very little of your hair, is impossible to rinse out, and the conditioner part seems to add to any buildup left from dry shampoo or styling product used while I was unable to wash my hair in the days following a coloring appointment. Disappointing, since I put great trust in this brand.

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Lovely

This product keeps your hair super soft through several washes as well as keeping your color looking fresh. Great product.

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