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Top 21 Best Japanese Shampoos for Color-Treated Hair in 2021

Whether you dye your hair at home or go to a salon, it takes time, effort, and money to get the perfect color. You want it to last as long as possible, right? But did you know the right shampoo can keep your color from fading too fast? There are so many good Japanese shampoos for color-treated hair, like Belluga, DHC, and Napla. So how can you choose the best?


You don't have to be a beautician! Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping for the best Japanese shampoos for color-treated hair available online. We then picked out the most popular products and tested them.
With the advice of our expert, we focused on five things:


  1. Does it have good ingredients?
  2. How well does it wash?
  3. How well does it protect hair color?
  4. Does it leave hair smooth?
  5. Is it nice to use?

We then ranked the products and put what we learned into a buying guide to help you choose the best Japanese shampoo for color-treated hair available online.

Experts featured in this article

Aki Saito
  • Last updated: 04-10-2021
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Why Does Hair Color Fade and How Can Shampoo Help?

Why Does Hair Color Fade and How Can Shampoo Help?

When you dye your hair, what you're doing is removing the natural melanin pigmentation from some of the hair and replacing that with a chemical colorant. As that occurs, some of the protein fibers in your hair strands are decomposed along with the melanin.


This leads to loss of elasticity, leaving your hair more brittle are prone to breakage. And because dye peels off the cuticle on the hair's surface to allow chemicals and colorants to penetrate, the damage extends deep into the hair shaft.


But there's still more. Opening the cuticle lets proteins that maintain healthy hair escape, leading to more dryness, stiffness, and dullness. The cuticle damage also lets dye out, so on top of all that hair damage, your precious color fades too!

Why Does Hair Color Fade and How Can Shampoo Help?

Therefore, to make your color last longer, you have to prevent the dyeing agent and proteins from being washed away. Using a product that can close the cuticle, supplement the lost protein, and repair damage is key to making your color last.


This is especially important in the first week after dyeing. It takes at least three days for the color to settle in, and it will continue to fade over those first seven days, so being diligent with your shampoo and treatment routine during this time is essential.

Top 21 Best Japanese Shampoos for Color-Treated Hair

We picked out some of the most popular products and tested them for ingredients, detergency, color protection, hair smoothness, and usability. Then, based on our tests and with the advice of our expert, we ranked the top 21 Japanese shampoos for color-treated hair available online.

Japanese prices for some of the products are given, but they've been converted into US dollars to make it easy for you.

1

Naruo CosmeticsAmatora Quo Hair Bath

$21.84

Japanese鳴尾化学研究所アマトラ クゥオ ヘアバス
Amount13.5 fl. oz.
Extra features-
ScentBergamot
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeYes
Cleansing power3.5
Ingredients4.5
Smoothness5.0
Color keeping4.0
Usability3.0
Total Rating4.0
2

DHCQ10 Revitalizing Hair Care Shampoo

$23.51

JapaneseディーエイチシーQ10美容液シャンプーEX
Amount16.9 fl. oz.
Extra features-
ScentRose Mist
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeNo
Cleansing power3.0
Ingredients4.8
Smoothness4.5
Color keeping3.0
Usability3.7
Total Rating3.8
3

Nature LabsBelluga Shampoo Amino Damage Care

$35.72

Japaneseネイチャーラボベルーガ アミノ酸シャンプー アミノダメージケア
Amount13.5 oz.
Extra featuresDamage care, extra-moisturizing
ScentNone
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeYes
Cleansing power5.0
Ingredients4.5
Smoothness3.5
Color keeping2.5
Usability3.1
Total Rating3.8
4

NaplaCaretect HB Repair Shampoo

$11.81

JapaneseナプラケアテクトHBリペアシャンプー
Amount10 oz.
Extra features-
ScentNot specified
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeYes
Cleansing power3.0
Ingredients5.0
Smoothness5.0
Color keeping3.0
Usability2.7
Total Rating3.8
5

Takara BelmontLebel Proedit Careworks Shampoo Soft Fit

$9.21

Japaneseタカラベルモントプロエディットケアワークスシャンプーソフトフィット
Amount10 oz.
Extra features-
ScentNot specified
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeYes
Cleansing power3.5
Ingredients4.8
Smoothness3.0
Color keeping3.0
Usability3.4
Total Rating3.7
6

Sakura ForestHerb Garden Organic Shampoo

$44.05

Japaneseさくらフォレストハーブガーデンシャンプー
Amount10 oz.
Extra featuresGives strength and elasticity, damage care, natural botanical oils
ScentCitrus and lavender
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeYes
Cleansing power4.0
Ingredients4.5
Smoothness4.0
Color keeping3.5
Usability2.3
Total Rating3.7
7

Demi CosmeticsMilleum Shampoo

$13.77

Japaneseデミ コスメティクスミレアム シャンプー
Amount27 oz.
Extra features-
ScentNot specified
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeYes
Cleansing power3.0
Ingredients4.0
Smoothness4.0
Color keeping3.5
Usability3.8
Total Rating3.7
8

Nature LabsDiane Perfect Beauty Miracle You Damage Repair Shampoo

$12.99

Japaneseネイチャーラボダイアン パーフェクトビューティ― ミラクルユー シャンプー
Amount17 oz.
Extra featuresDamage care
ScentShiny Floral (floral and fruity)
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeYes
Cleansing power3.0
Ingredients4.3
Smoothness4.0
Color keeping2.5
Usability4.4
Total Rating3.7
9

ColoursThe Public Organic Damage Repairing Series

$15.89

Japaneseカラーズザ パブリック オーガニック スーパー ポジティブ シャンプー
Amount17 oz.
Extra features-
ScentFrankincense and ylang ylang
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeYes
Cleansing power2.0
Ingredients5.0
Smoothness3.5
Color keeping2.5
Usability4.2
Total Rating3.6
10

LogicRonege Color Saver Shampoo

$25.74

Japaneseロジックカラーセイバーシャンプー
Amount8.45 oz.
Extra features-
ScentNot specified
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeYes
Cleansing power4.0
Ingredients5.0
Smoothness1.5
Color keeping2.5
Usability3.0
Total Rating3.6
11

NaplaRelaveil CMC Shampoo

$11.28

Japaneseナプラリラベール CMCシャンプー
Amount33.8 oz.
Extra featuresHighly moisturizing, botanical oils
ScentNone
Fragrance-freeNo
Silicone-freeYes
Cleansing power3.6
Ingredients4.0
Smoothness5.0
Color keeping3.0
Usability2.3
Total Rating3.5

Compare the Best Japanese Shampoos for Color-Treated Hair

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1
Naruo Cosmetics Amatora Quo Hair Bath 1

Naruo Cosmetics

2
DHC Q10 Revitalizing Hair Care Shampoo 1

DHC

3
Nature Labs Belluga Shampoo Amino Damage Care 1

Nature Labs

4
Napla Caretect HB Repair Shampoo 1

Napla

5
Takara Belmont Lebel Proedit Careworks Shampoo Soft Fit 1

Takara Belmont

6
Sakura Forest Herb Garden Organic Shampoo 1

Sakura Forest

7
Demi Cosmetics Milleum Shampoo 1

Demi Cosmetics

8
Nature Labs Diane Perfect Beauty Miracle You Damage Repair Shampoo 1

Nature Labs

9
Colours The Public Organic Damage Repairing Series 1

Colours

10
Logic Ronege Color Saver Shampoo 1

Logic

11
Napla Relaveil CMC Shampoo 1

Napla

Name

Amatora Quo Hair Bath

Q10 Revitalizing Hair Care Shampoo

Belluga Shampoo Amino Damage Care

Caretect HB Repair Shampoo

Lebel Proedit Careworks Shampoo Soft Fit

Herb Garden Organic Shampoo

Milleum Shampoo

Diane Perfect Beauty Miracle You Damage Repair Shampoo

The Public Organic Damage Repairing Series

Ronege Color Saver Shampoo

Relaveil CMC Shampoo

Features

mybest's Top Choice! Well-Balanced Ingredients and Good Color Keeping

Color Protection Was Average, but Overall Quality is High

Great Moisturizing for Smooth Hair, but Color Will Fade a Bit

An Overall Excellent Shampoo, Only Let Down Slightly by Lack of Foaming

Feels Nice and Has Special Ingredients, but Hair Ends Faded

Above-Average Color Retention and Decent Cleansing

Fine at Color Keeping, but Not Many Moisturizers

Lots of Moisturizers and Mass Appeal

Lovely Natural Ingredients but Not the Best Color Protection

Highly Moisturizing for Glossy Hair, but Not the Best at Color Keeping

Rich Moisturizers for Smooth Hair, but Color Fades

Price$21.84$23.51$35.72$11.81$9.21$44.05$13.77$12.99$15.89$25.74$11.28
Japanese鳴尾化学研究所アマトラ クゥオ ヘアバスディーエイチシーQ10美容液シャンプーEXネイチャーラボベルーガ アミノ酸シャンプー アミノダメージケアナプラケアテクトHBリペアシャンプータカラベルモントプロエディットケアワークスシャンプーソフトフィットさくらフォレストハーブガーデンシャンプーデミ コスメティクスミレアム シャンプーネイチャーラボダイアン パーフェクトビューティ― ミラクルユー シャンプーカラーズザ パブリック オーガニック スーパー ポジティブ シャンプーロジックカラーセイバーシャンプーナプラリラベール CMCシャンプー
Amount13.5 fl. oz.16.9 fl. oz.13.5 oz.10 oz.10 oz.10 oz.27 oz.17 oz.17 oz.8.45 oz.33.8 oz.
Extra features--Damage care, extra-moisturizing--Gives strength and elasticity, damage care, natural botanical oils-Damage care--Highly moisturizing, botanical oils
ScentBergamotRose MistNoneNot specifiedNot specifiedCitrus and lavenderNot specifiedShiny Floral (floral and fruity)Frankincense and ylang ylangNot specifiedNone
Fragrance-freeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
Silicone-freeYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Cleansing power3.53.05.03.03.54.03.03.02.04.03.6
Ingredients4.54.84.55.04.84.54.04.35.05.04.0
Smoothness5.04.53.55.03.04.04.04.03.51.55.0
Color keeping4.03.02.53.03.03.53.52.52.52.53.0
Usability3.03.73.12.73.42.33.84.44.23.02.3
Total Rating4.03.83.83.83.73.73.73.73.63.63.5
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Products That Didn't Make the Cut

And why they didn't quite make it.

They Were Very Moisturizing, but the Color Protection Was Lacking

They Were Very Moisturizing, but the Color Protection Was Lacking

Koei Kagaku's Interlock Nourish S has moisturizing and repairing ingredients like citric acid and hematin, but it also has preservatives which may irritate sensitive skin. It foams well even on hair that's full of product. But our hair sample clearly faded, with an even, slight yellow tint that began from the tips.


MOCO from Wack Planning had interesting results. We liked the large amount of fulvic acid to keep the scalp moist and healthy with a balanced pH. But there are few color-care ingredients, leading to fading. The hair turned beige, so it looked natural, but nonetheless, it couldn't maintain the original dyed color.


Soap of Hair Rose Sittori from Of cosmetics has excellent ingredients, including hydrolyzed keratin, hematin, citric acid, amino acids and betaine, for top-class moisturizing and repair. However, after a few washes, our test hair became yellowish and uneven in color. It also doesn't foam great, but it does moisturize well.

We Wanted Better Damage Care and Moisturizing

We Wanted Better Damage Care and Moisturizing

R-21 from Suncall is fragrance-free and contains moisturizing hydrolyzed keratin and color-caring hematin. The silicone has strong coating power but make sure you rinse it thoroughly if you have sensitive skin. The color faded overall and hair wasn't left glossy. We didn't feel it helped overcome the damage from dyeing.


Napla's Caretect HB Color Shampoo has a lot of great ingredients for moisture and repair: hematin, protein-based ingredients, plant extracts, and oxybenzone-4 to protect from UV damage. We didn't notice yellowing, but the hair lightened. We also worried about how it dried the hair out a bit, and recommend using treatment afterwards.


50 No Megumi Color Care Shampoo from Rohto Pharmaceutical contains gamma-docosalactone for firmness and elasticity, as well as other notable ingredients like seaweed extract. But the preservative may irritate some, and after washing hair was left a bit dry, faded and yellowed. It could be okay for summer, as it washes well.

We Liked Using It, but Color Did Fade

We Liked Using It, but Color Did Fade

Grace Shampoo With Herb has a mild chamomile scent that everyone described as a safe, universal choice. The chamomile moisturizes too, along with hydrolyzed wheat protein, and the result is a good-quality shampoo. But the sulfuric-acid based cleansers are not suited to color keeping, and we did notice fading.

Left Hair Soft but Didn't Wash It So Well

Left Hair Soft but Didn't Wash It So Well

Dear Beaute Himawari Rich & Repair from Kracie was nice to use. It foams really well and has a nice citrus scent. Some of our staff said their own hair felt smooth after using it. But in our tests, detergency was not great, the hair bundle yellowed, and we found few moisturizing and repairing ingredients in the formula.


ALIVE Color Care Shampoo for Bleached Hair has a well-balanced formula but not many ingredients for post-coloring specifically. Yellowing did appear on the hair bundle surface. Foaming is good, but detergency was a bit weak, so scrub hard on sweaty days. It will leave your hair feeling fluffy and soft.

It Was Only Average

It Was Only Average

Proaction for C by Number Three scored around average in all categories. The formula is betaine-based and contains methicone polyol to prevent color loss, but we did notice fading on the tips leading to uneven-looking color. Moisturizing and repairing ingredients were not plentiful and it felt hard to rinse completely.

Introducing the Expert Who Lent Us Her Knowledge

Introducing the Expert Who Lent Us Her Knowledge
Aki Saito, Hair and Beauty Specialist and Hair Diagnostician
Head of Hair Care University, If & Sure Company

Aki is a personal beauty advisor who's helped more than 50,000 clients. She is currently based at Skin Care Salon Tina Rossa, which opened in 2008 to provide treatment for hair and skin problems. She also works as a lecturer and writer, and appears on TV. Her qualifications include certified hairdresser/hair diagnostician, Aromatherapy Instructor with the Japan Aroma Environment Association, aromatherapist and organic advisor, and Coordinator for Nihon College of Health and Medical Science.

How We Tested the Japanese Shampoos for Color-Treated Hair

How We Tested the Japanese Shampoos for Color-Treated Hair

We put each of the shampoos through five tests.


  1. Does it have good ingredients?
  2. How well does it wash?
  3. How well does it protect hair color?
  4. Does it leave hair smooth?
  5. Is it nice to use?


Then we gave them a score from 0.5 to 5 and ranked them.

Please note that the products listed in the ranking were not chosen by our expert, but independently scored after our editorial staff tested them. In addition, we do not guarantee you will see the exact results we did. Please read the product descriptions carefully before choosing.

Test ① Ingredients

Test ① Ingredients

As shampoo is something most of us use every day, you want to go for one that's mild and gentle on your scalp. In our test, we looked for the following points in the ingredients.


  • Does it have moisturizers?
  • Does it include ingredients for hair repair?
  • Is there anything unique to provide additional benefits?
  • Are there any potential irritants?

Salon Products, Amino Acid-Based Cleansers, and Rich Ingredients

Salon Products, Amino Acid-Based Cleansers, and Rich Ingredients

We had four shampoos get a perfect score for ingredients: Suncall R21, Napla Caretect HB Repair, Logic Ronege Color Saver, and The Public Organic.


Why did they excel? They all share a rich moisturizing formula with repairing ingredients such as hydrolyzed collagen and keratin. But they also had bonus ingredients, like citric acid, tea leaf extract, or phytic acid.


All of them are also amino acid-based cleansers. This balance of "moisturizing, repairing, coating, and extras" led us to give higher scores. And it seems salon exclusives are better at meeting that ingredient balance for color care.

Test ② Detergency

Test ② Detergency

It goes without saying that a shampoo needs to get your hair clean, but let's be specific. Oleic acid and stearic acid, the main components of sebum, were mixed and colored with red dye and applied to a glass plate. 


We then ran a solution of shampoo over the plates, carefully using the same ratios for each product, and checked how much artificial sebum had been removed.

Soduim Laureth Sulfate Really Works

Soduim Laureth Sulfate Really Works

Our top products in this test were two non-Japanese shampoos, Kerastase K Reflection from L'Oreal and Lavera Colour & Shine. (They didn't rank so highly overall, though.)


Both use sulfuric acid-based cleansers, and most of the artificial sebum was rinsed away without the need for rubbing at all. Kerastase in particular left no greasiness behind after its sodium laureth sulfate formula worked its magic.


Indeed, most of the better-cleaning shampoos were sulfuric acid-based, which shows how products with high-carbon alcohol ingredients work well for cleaning. Amino acid cleansers tended to get average scores but they did release the dirt, so if you take the time to scrub and rinse the results will be similar.

Test ③ Color Keeping

Test ③ Color Keeping

You want to keep your color as long as possible, and even extending it by one day is a win.


We used bleached hair bundles and colored them ash brown with a commercial hair dye. Ash has green in it and loses its color easily. We let them rest for 24 hours and then washed and dried the bundles five times for each shampoo.


The worst color loss meant a score of 1.0 and no color loss scored them a perfect 5.0. We also considered the type of discoloration, such as taking off more points for yellowing and less deduction for a natural-looking fade.

Color Will Fade Regardless of Your Shampoo, but There are Some That Let It Fade Beautifully

Color Will Fade Regardless of Your Shampoo, but There are Some That Let It Fade Beautifully

Looking at the examples above, you can see some of the results we found. None of the shampoos were able to fully prevent color loss, but there were slight differences in the degree of loss at the tips and in the main shaft. The big differences we noticed were in the quality of the color loss.


Two products got high scores here, Amatora Quo Hair Bath and Stephen Knoll New York Color & Control. They both caused slight fading but didn't lead to yellowing. Even after five washings, the color was still ashy and greenish. In addition, the color wasn't uneven, the hair ends were straight and glossy, and the overall color was still deep.


Some shampoos left the bundles dry, frizzy, and flat, so even if each shaft still retained its color, the whole thing looked bad. So, we learned that even though you can't totally protect your color, the overall look of the hair, suppressing yellowness, and repairing damage make it look shiny and cohesive.

Test ④ Smoothness

Test ④ Smoothness

Next, we measured the smoothness of the hair. Smooth hair is less damaged and feels soft when you run your hands through it.


We shampooed and dried a hair bundle 10 times, then passed it through a device that measures friction. The average scores were collected for each product and converted to our 5-point scale.

There's a Connection Between Good Ingredients, Color Protection and Hair Smoothness

There's a Connection Between Good Ingredients, Color Protection and Hair Smoothness

In this test, we had four shampoos with perfect scores: Amatora Quo Hair Bath, Napla Caretect HB Repair, Napla Caretect HB Color, and 50 No Megumi Color Care.


The first three also showed good results for color keeping. They contain hematin for post-coloring pH balance, as well as moisturizers and repairing ingredients, giving them high scores for their formulas, too.


In fact, most of the shampoos that left hair with a nice, smooth texture were also good at color keeping and had ingredients we liked for colored hair. So all these things seem to go hand-in-hand.

Test ⑤ Usability

Test ⑤ Usability

Finally, we wanted to check how it was to actually use each shampoo, outside of a laboratory!


Three mybest editorial staff tried them out, paying attention to how well they foamed, the ease of rinsing, scent and texture. Then we averaged those out and converted them to our scores.

Non-Silicone Commercial Shampoos Won Us Over With Lather and Aroma

Non-Silicone Commercial Shampoos Won Us Over With Lather and Aroma

Four shampoos stood out in this test: Koei Kagaku Interlock Nourish S, Belluga Amino Acid Damage Care, Diane Miracle You, and Schwarzkopf BC Kur Color Specific.


Belluga ranked highest, with 4.5 points. It makes a fluffy foam and leaves hair smooth. Our testers said it left hair feeling moist even after it dried, and it got high marks from all.


Most of the products that were highly foaming were commercially available shampoos and many had a mild scent that would likely be appreciated by anyone.

How to Choose a Japanese Shampoo for Color-Treated Hair - Buying Guide

Ms. Aki Saito, a hair diagnostician and our expert consultant for this article, gave us some advice on what to look for when shopping for a post-coloring shampoo.

Look for Amino Acids and Mild Cleansers

Look for Amino Acids and Mild Cleansers

There are four common cleansers in shampoos: high-carbon alcohols, soaps, betaine, and amino acids. High-carbon alcohols such as sodium laureth sulfate have good detergency, and soaps such as potash soap provide a refreshing feel. But the best choice for hair damaged by heat and coloring is an amino acid cleanser.


Amino acids are one protein that makes up hair and locks moisture in the skin. They're better moisturizers than other types of cleansers. They can supplement the protein lost by hair coloring, smooth out damage and brittleness, and make your hair moisturized and soft. Look for the names "cocoyl" and "lauroyl" on the ingredient label.


Other ingredients that will complement the moisturizing of amino acid cleansers are glycerin, ceramide NP, collagen, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed keratin, among others. You'll get extra protein repair from keratin, hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed conchiolin, cystine, glycine, and amino acids like tyrosine.

Aki Saito
Head of HCU, If & Sure Company
Aki Saito

After coloring, the hair cuticle is easily peeled off as a result of chemical damage. When that happens, proteins, as well as dye, will leak out of the hair shaft. Avoiding shampoos with a strong detergency and instead opting for amino acid cleansers will help mitigate this.


They also bring moisture to your hair. Coloring extends deep into the hair, and damaged hair has an alkaline pH, is dry, and stiff. Supplement the protein loss with amino acid shampoos that are weakly acidic to keep hair moisturized.

The Formula is the Key to Color Protection, and Look for Extras Both Good and Bad

Moisturizing is essential. But on top of that, some ingredients can tighten the hair cuticle and add to your hair's health in other ways.

Hematin Can Remove Residual Chemicals

Hematin Can Remove Residual Chemicals

Hematin, citric acid, malic acid, peach leaf extract and others can help to remove any leftover chemicals from the coloring process. They also make the hair weakly acidic, which is healthier. They bind to proteins to improve strength, leading to more pliable, smooth hair.

Silicone and Oils Help Protect Hair

Silicone and Oils Help Protect Hair

Coating the cuticle can help keep the hair dye from exiting the hair. Silicone is a common ingredient that provides a tough coating and gives hair a smooth finish. However, it also weighs hair down a bit and will reduce volume, which some may not want.


Natural oils like shea butter won't coat as well as silicone, but will provide some protection, and they have the added benefit of increased moisturization.


Some ingredients to look for? Try silicones like cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, and acrylate copolymer. High-molecular copolymers like polyquaternium-10 and polyquaternium-47, and oils such as honey, shea butter, argan and jojoba oil are great too.

Aki Saito
Head of HCU, If & Sure Company
Aki Saito

I can't stress enough how important it is to protect the cuticle and prevent proteins and colorants from leaking out, so a shampoo with coating ingredients like dimethicone is highly recommended. 


High-molecular polymers won't weigh hair down as much, so they're better for those seeking more volume and who have permed hair. Hairdryers cause damage as well. A component that prevents heat damage, such as meadowfoam, is another good addition.

Avoid Irritants Such as Artificial Colors to Keep Your Scalp Healthy

Avoid Irritants Such as Artificial Colors to Keep Your Scalp Healthy

Because color-treated hair is more susceptible to damage, pay attention to anything that might make it worse.


Blue Dye No. 1 and other coloring agents should not be in the ingredient list, and avoid strong detergents. Fragrances can irritate the scalp, and those with sensitive skin should avoid them. Simple ingredients are always a safer choice.

Does Your Dyed and Damaged Hair Need More Help?

Does Your Dyed and Damaged Hair Need More Help?

Whether you dye your hair all the time or just now and then, you've surely noticed the damage it can cause. There's no need to choose between the color you want and the healthy hair you deserve- you just have to find the right products! Try some of these.

Summary

mybest looked at 21 of the most popular Japanese shampoos for color-treated hair available online and tested them all. We found that the best ones have amino acid cleansers, provide a protective coating to the hair shafts, and offer moisturizing and damage repair.


Look for the products we recommend and take the tips from our expert into account when shopping to make the right choice for your hair!


Author: Momomi Uchida/Translation: Susan Lucier-Ogawa/Photos: Yuki Inagaki, Koichi Miura


Ranking date: 4/15/2020

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    Eyelash glues are essential if you want to add thick, full false lashes to accentuate your eyes. Of course, since there are so many products out there, it can be tough to pick the best one. That's why our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best eyelash glues and then we chose the 12 most popular products and tested them.We focused on three things: How Long it Lasts How Waterproof it isHow Easy it is to Remove We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese eyelash glues available online.
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  • 10 Best Foot Creams in 2021 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)
    10 Best Foot Creams in 2021 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)
    Are you worried about your feet getting cracked or dry? You might already be suffering from the pain of cracked heels. Foot creams can help your feet feel smoother and healthier! They're infused with nourishing ingredients to leave your feet feeling comfortable. However, it can be tricky to sort through all of the options available. So, we researched the best foot creams that have great formulas and high reviewer satisfaction. Our favorite pick is Gold Bond's Ultimate Softening Foot Cream. It's hypoallergenic, ultra-moisturizing, and perfect for softening thick calluses for all skin types. Check out our dermatologist-reviewed buying guide and nine other carefully chosen products below! 
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  • Top 10 Best Tweezers for Eyebrows in 2021 (Revlon, Refine, and More)
    Top 10 Best Tweezers for Eyebrows in 2021 (Revlon, Refine, and More)
    Eyebrows are one of the most talked-about subjects in the beauty industry, but plucking your eyebrows isn't an easy act, especially when there's so much pressure for them to be on fleek. Plenty of thought goes into every hair plucked from your brows. Eyebrow tweezers vary from one type to another, so how do you know which one works well? Keeping that in mind, eyebrow tweezers that help keep your eyebrows on point is what we are looking for when we shop online. Check out our top 10 picks to see if one is right for you! Tweezer Guru's Precision Eyebrow Tweezers ranked first on our list of favorites as they're ultra precise and can help you pull out all the unwanted hairs. For some tips in choosing the best tweezers for eyebrows, take a look at our buying guide at the end. 
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  • 10 Best Cleansing Balms in 2021 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)
    10 Best Cleansing Balms in 2021 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)
    Tired of common cleansing products that dry out your skin? A good cleansing balm can help you get rid of daily makeup and grime buildup and provide your skin with much-needed moisture or act as the vital first step in your double-cleansing routine. However, not all cleansing balms are effective! Many may contain oils without strong surfactants. Make sure to pick out a cleansing balm that can provide strong cleansing power. If you're confused about which product to buy or just want to learn more, keep reading! Our 10 best cleansing balms and buying guide, reviewed by a board certified dermatologist, will give you some tips in choosing the right product. Check out our favorite, Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm by Elemis. It's great for all skin types and can even work for anti-aging care.
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  • 10 Best Eco-Friendly Nail Polishes in 2022 (Sally Hansen, Deborah Lippmann, and More)
    10 Best Eco-Friendly Nail Polishes in 2022 (Sally Hansen, Deborah Lippmann, and More)
    Conventional nail polishes are often packed with toxins like fragrances, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate that can be quite damaging to the environment. So for those who are environmentally-conscious, eco-friendly nail polishes are the way to go! They are often safe for your health as well.Among our top 10 favorite eco-friendly nail polishes, Sally Hansen's good. kind. pure. stole the grand prize in our list! The formula is 100% plant-based and vegan-friendly, so no environmental guilt there. Continue reading to find out what other eco-friendly nail polishes made it in our top 10 list and to find tips for choosing the right product for yourself.
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  • 10 Best Korean Toners for Oily Skin in 2021 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    10 Best Korean Toners for Oily Skin in 2021 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    Looking for a toner that will nourish your skin and keep oil at bay? Try a Korean toner! Unlike some toners that can be overly moisturizing or drying, many Korean toners are full of ingredients that will gently exfoliate, soothe, and hydrate your skin. And if you have oily skin, you know that you sorely need a toner that reduces excess oil while balancing your skin's pH level. That's why we've done our research and compiled a list of the best Korean toners for oily skin. Right on top of that list is COSRX's AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner! It's a two-in-one toner that helps exfoliate and hydrate the skin. Don't forget to check other products in our list and use our buying guide with tips from aesthetician Devan Jesmer to help you choose one on your own as well!
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  • 10 Best Hair Growth Supplements in 2021 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)
    10 Best Hair Growth Supplements in 2021 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)
    Looking to nourish your hair? Try a hair growth supplement! With so many options to choose from, you may wonder which products are good for you. After all, supplements often have advertising traps or false company claims, so we've done the research to find reputable products that can actually help your hair.We picked Sugarbearhair's Hair Vitamins as our number one hair growth supplement because it's easy to take and has essential nutrients and vitamins for hair. Keep reading to find all the information you need in our buying guide, and check out all of the highly-recommended hair growth products in our top 10 list. 
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  • Top 10 Best Wall-Mounted Makeup Mirrors in 2021 (Hamilton Hills, Ovente, and More)
    Top 10 Best Wall-Mounted Makeup Mirrors in 2021 (Hamilton Hills, Ovente, and More)
    Want to make doing your makeup a little easier? Wall-mounted makeup mirrors have long been a staple of fancy hotel bathrooms and spas, but there's never been a better time to buy one for your home! With magnification, lights, and flexible angles, they can help you achieve that perfect makeup look.We've looked at the best wall-mounted makeup mirrors available and chose the Wall-Mounted Double-Sided Vanity Mirror by Ovente as our favorite due to the quality of the light and mirror. We've also put together a top 10 list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide to help you make your choice!
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    10 Best Korean Night Creams in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    If you're a K-beauty fanatic, you know that ingredients in Korean skincare can do a body good. When it comes to your nighttime routine, night creams are the perfect tool for ensuring a great beauty rest! That's why we went out of our way to research and compile a list of our absolute favorite Korean night creams.In our opinion, Neogen x Joan Kim VitaDuo Day and Night Cream is among the great Korean skincare products that provide great hydrating and moisturizing effects. Aside from being effective, it's also very innovative as it contains two creams - intensive day cream and night cream - in one container. Check out what more skincare products are a good addition to your night skincare routine! And if you're still full of questions, check out our buying guide with tips from aesthetician Devan Jesmer.
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  • Top 23 Best Japanese Whitening Serums in 2021 - Tried and True! (Haku, SK-II, and More)
    Top 23 Best Japanese Whitening Serums in 2021 - Tried and True! (Haku, SK-II, and More)
    It’s a buzzword in Japan: translucence. It’s similar to Korea’s glass skin–skin so pure that it’s nearly transparent, resembling layers of frosted glass. In the Western world, think "glow" or "dewy finish." In order to respond to that aesthetic, cosmetic companies–both drugstore and high-end–here have been coming out with scores of whitening serums, essences, and ampoules.As always, it’s difficult to tell what kind of skincare is effective and what isn’t. That’s why, this time around, we ordered the 24 most popular whitening serums from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited a skincare specialist and had her compare the following:1. Hydration2. ApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese whitening serums, essences, and ampoules. See why we picked Chifure's Whitening Essence VC as our top choice and more!
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  • 10 Best Korean Serums for Soft, Glowing Skin in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    10 Best Korean Serums for Soft, Glowing Skin in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    Want to make your skin glow? Korean serums are mild, lightweight, and contain a high concentration of active ingredients that can help all skin types. Some common skin-nourishing ingredients are ginseng, green tea, and aloe vera. Korean skincare also utilizes more unique ingredients, like snail mucin, placenta, and propolis! Check out our buying guide, which we prepared with the help of aesthetician Devan Jesmer, where you'll find all the necessary information regarding Korean serums, and our top 10 highly recommended products. Innisfree's Green Tea Seed Serum is our top-ranking product because it absorbs quickly, soothes irritated skin, and prevents signs of aging. If you want to know more, don't forget to check out the rest products on our list!
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  • 8 Best Japanese Hair Dyes in 2021 - Tried and True! (Kao Liese, Palty, and More)
    8 Best Japanese Hair Dyes in 2021 - Tried and True! (Kao Liese, Palty, and More)
    Dyeing hair has been on-trend recently, but it can be expensive to do. Why not try an at-home kit instead of heading out to the salon? They're perfect for trying out different colors and getting a feel for dyeing hair in general. Japanese hair dyes, though formulated with dark, black Asian hair in mind, can also work great for other types of hair, but always make sure to conduct a patch test in case!To figure out what's best to use, we evaluated and tested eight of the most popular hair dyes found in drugstores in Japan and e-commerce sites. We tested them based on: three criteria: how vivid the color washow gentle the dye was on hairhow long the color lastedOur favorite was Liese Prettia Bubble Hair Color; check out why below!
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  • 23 Best Tried and True Japanese Moisturizers in 2022 (Minon, FANCL, and More)
    23 Best Tried and True Japanese Moisturizers in 2022 (Minon, FANCL, and More)
    Last time, we talked about toners. Now, we move on to the next step in the Japanese skincare routine: moisturizers and face lotions. Face lotions are important–they are, if you remember, the lid that seals your toner in. And, just like in America, in Japan, we have our high-end and drugstore brands, our revolutionary products, and dupes.We thought it was high time someone separated the wheat from the chaff. That’s why we ordered the 23 most popular moisturizers and face lotions from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited a skincare specialist and had her compare the following:1. Hydration2. ApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese moisturizers and face lotions. We also talk about the difference between lotion and cream at the very end of the article–be sure not to miss it.
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  • 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Serums in 2022 - Tried and True! (Haku, SK-II, and More)
    18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Serums in 2022 - Tried and True! (Haku, SK-II, and More)
    We might not be able to prevent aging altogether, but we can still age gracefully. That feels like the consensus here in Japan, where anti-aging skincare is popular and constantly evolving. As time goes by, our skin undergoes certain changes–hormones are thrown out of balance, certain functions are dulled–and serums that you used once may no longer be as effective.So which serums a) target the signs of aging and b) will actually work for you? In order to answer that question, we ordered the 18 most popular anti-aging serums from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited a skincare specialist and had her compare the following:1. Hydration2. ApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese anti-aging serums, essences, and ampoules.
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  • Top 10 Best Moisturizing Shampoos in 2021 (Aveda, Biolage, and More)
    Top 10 Best Moisturizing Shampoos in 2021 (Aveda, Biolage, and More)
    Washing your hair too much with shampoo can serve to dry it out even further. But some shampoos are gentler than others and actually help your hair retain moisture. These moisturizing shampoos contain key ingredients like amino acids, coconut, avocado, or argan oil that help keep your hair healthy and soft.Many shampoos can be formulated for a specific hair type, but no matter what type you have, a moisturizing shampoo should make your hair healthier and more manageable. To help you choose the right one for you, we've created a handy buying guide outlining what to look out for. We've also prepared a top 10 list, including Aveda's Dry Remedy, for you to get started with.
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