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Follow with the moisture-infusing Kérastase Fondant Chroma Captive.

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Birchbox Breakdown

Stars (of the celestial variety, though the same could be said for Hollywood) lose their allure when their brilliance fades. Which is exactly the case with color-treated hair: Fading means dull, damaged, lifeless locks. This sulfate-free shampoo maintains your hair's brilliance, preserving color depth for up to 40 days. Shine on.

How it Works

Thanks to sulfate-free technology, this formula won't strip color from strands. Linseed oil coats the hair shaft to hydrate and maximize shine, while zinc gluconate boosts bonds between coloring agents within hair fibers. A powerful combo of antioxidants and UV filters combat environmental damage that leads to breakage and fading.

How to Use

Massage a quarter-sized amount into hair at the scalp area. Lather. Then rinse thoroughly.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Recommend

I am brand loyal to this line.

It's expensive however it is long lasting (a little goes a long way) has mild scents and really takes care of your hair. For colored hair care I wouldn't recommend any other product and I've tried so many over last 20 years

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Good for fine hair

Kerastase products are pretty consistently high-quality. This was a nice shampoo, but it's a little hard to tell from the sample size at how well it does with preventing fading.

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One of my favorites

It really does protect my hair from fading after color. I've used their products for years and have been nothing but happy with them. The scent is nice, not strong or offensive.

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Gentle On Fine Hair

I thought this product did a good job. My hair seemed slightly softer and more manageable. However, it is a bit hard to tell with shampoos.

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Hair was more manageable

My hair was more manageable when I used this shampoo for a couple of days. I didn't notice any difference in the color longevity, but only had enough for 4 washes with the samples.

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Was just ok

i wouldn't say this made my color last any longer, but it made the color brighter i guess. i only got the sample size in one of my boxes so i am not sure how this would benefit after longer use.

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Pretty good

Wish they included the conditioner complement on the box but overall smelled good and worked well on my long hair!

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amazing product...high price

I've used other higher end, salon brands (Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, etc) and I was impressed by how this product positively changed the feel and texture of my hair after just a couple of washes. The only downside...the price. Way too much for the full size product.

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Really liked it

I was super tickled when I got a sample of this in my Birchbox as I have been wanting to try this brand for quite awhile now. I really liked how it worked on my hair and my hair actually felt clean. The only reason why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is because I think the price for the full sized product is astronomical. Guess you get what you pay for :)

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Difficult for thick hair

While Kerastaase Chroma Riche (masque) is probably my favorite hair product of all time, I found Chroma Captive (wash) to be disappointing. I had a really tough time working this sulfate-free formula through my thick hair. I coudln't get my hair to feel clean with this shampoo without using too much product.

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