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Color Story

Changing your hair color can be daunting, but these easy-to-use products make it simple and worry-free.

Matrix Shade Memory Color Enhancing Foam Conditioner in Vivd Reds, Rich Brunettes, Sparkling Blondes
This color-depositing foam conditioner uses low levels of dye to boost color without changing your newly transformed shade. ($17.95; 800-6-MATRIX, matrix.com)

L’Oréal Professionnel Série Expert Lumino Contrast Radiance Shampoo for Highlighted Hair
Protect fragile highlights with this lipid delivering shampoo that treats follicles with a special polymer targeted to highlighted hair. ($18; lorealprofessionnel.com)

Clairol Natural Instincts Shine Happy Clear Shine Treatment
Keep dull, lifeless locks at bay with this treatment that features antioxidants and vitamins C and E; hair looks silky and gleaming for up to six weeks. ($8.99; mass retailers)

Garnier Color Breaks
Tired of your light hair but hesitant to take the brunette plunge? This brush-on system adds dark dimensions to your existing shade with just a few brush strokes, for subtly darker locks. ($7.29; mass retailers)

Goldwell Inner Effect RePower & Color Live Instant Conditioner
Seal in color and create volume with this protein- and lipid-rich spray that also protects hair with built-in UV filters. ($20; goldwellusa.com)

Revlon Colorist Expert Color and Glaze System
This go-to kit features everything you need to get your desired hue, plus a shade-matched conditioning glaze to rejuvenate color and lock in shine. ($15.99; mass retailers)

TIGI S Factor Color Savvy Sulfate-Free Shampoo
This smoothing shampoo is free of color-robbing sulfates, ensuring that it won’t produce fading as it cleanses. ($24; tigilinea.com)

Clairol Nice ‘n Easy ColorSeal Conditioning Gloss
By popular demand, Clairol introduces a stand-alone version of its silicone gloss to keep hair shiny and vibrantly colored. ($4.49; mass retailers)

Soft Sheen-Carson Dark and Lovely Fade-Resistant Rich Conditioning Color
Seven new shades and a reworked formula of this classic were created to help the brand celebrate 35 years in the business of beauty. ($4.99; mass retailers)

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