The Best Brightening and Repairing Shampoos for Bleached Hair

They say that blondes have more fun, but I suppose they're not talking about what it takes to achieve and maintain beautiful blonde hair color. It's not as if you walk out of a few hours at the salon permanently transformed into Marilyn Monroe—bleached hair requires serious maintenance. The chemicals used to achieve that fun lightened color can zap your strands of moisture and protein, not to mention the color can quickly oxidize and turn an icky yellow hue. All of that makes aftercare essential, and shampoo is a big part of that.

When your hair is bleached, any old shampoo won't do. You want to look for sulfate-free formulas loaded with ingredients that will protect and enhance your color, while nourishing and repairing any damage. Luckily we have a lot of blondes on team Byrdie who've tried a lot of shampoos for bleached hair and have settled on the eight best. Keep reading to shop the only eight shampoos for bleached hair you should actually buy.