Hair Colour Booster Guide

With our hair colour boosters guide, you can find out everything you need to know before buying or using the product including what can I use to boost my hair colour and what is a hair colour booster. If you're ready to buy or want to see our selection, visit our hair colour booster page.

Top Hair Colour Booster Brands

  • Schwarzkopf Professional
  • Color Wow
  • Goldwell
  • Mane 'n Tail
  • Charles Worthington
  • L'Oreal Elvive

Hair Colour Booster FAQs

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What can I use to boost my hair colour?

Maintaining dyed hair can be difficult, especially if you're rocking lighter shades such as blonde. After a few shampoo washes and a week in the sun, colour can fade and lose its vibrancy.

Luckily, there are at-home hair products you can use to keep colour looking salon-fresh, for longer.

Purple toners are a saviour for blonde locks as they neutralise brassy, 'yellow' tones. There are also many colour boosting products that are expertly developed to treat and protect coloured hair.

What is a hair colour booster?

Hair colour boosters are formulas that have been specially developed to lift natural hair colour, intensify the vibrancy of dyed hair and prevent locks from turning brassy yellow or orange.

There are a variety of hair colour boosters that you can add to your hair care routine, from colour protecting shampoos to bleaching powders and colour boosting masques.

How do you use a colour booster?

Colour boosters are super simple and safe to use at home. How you apply a hair colour booster, though, depends entirely on the formula.

Colour boosting shampoo and conditioner can be incorporated into your hair routine and used as normal. Colour protecting masques and treatments can be applied once or twice a week. Remember to read the instructions of each individual product to find out how long you should leave the masque on hair.

Colour boosting sprays make the perfect pre-styling step as they add shine and vibrance to locks, all whilst protecting them. Be sure to follow the guidelines of your chosen product to reap the best results.

What does hair colour shampoo do?

Not only does hair colour shampoo cleanse hair like normal, but it also maintains the colour of your hair in between visits to the salon.

They're specially formulated to eliminate dirt build-up without stripping your colour treatment. Not to mention they add shine and protection, preventing colour from fading so quickly. You can even shop for shampoos that cater to your specific hair colour. For example, purple shampoos are great for those with blonde hair, as they stop locks from turning brassy, gold or yellow, whilst blue shampoos are best for brunettes.

Whether you rock red, blonde, brunette or pastel locks, hair colour shampoo keeps strands looking fresh and radiant.