Best AI Shampoo Recipe for Color-treated Hair: Revealed!

Best AI Shampoo Recipe for Color-treated Hair: Revealed!

A certain magic envelopes you after you’ve freshly dyed your hair. This change kindles a spark inside you. And if you don't care for your color-treated hair the right way, the change also leaves a couple of yikes-worthy consequences on the outside, such as split ends and thinning strands. 

But thankfully, AI has come up with a solution that has excellent chances of sparing you those consequences. 

Here’s a luxurious shampoo formulation that encapsulates the vibrant essence of pomegranate to protect color, prevent split ends, fortify cuticles, and enhance texture. It is specially designed for color-treated hair.

Core Ingredients

Sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate

Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (SLMI) is a surfactant commonly used in shampoos for cleansing and foaming. It is very similar to lauryl sulfoacetate, which is included in the AI-based formula for the Apple-mint Bounce & Control Shampoo. 

Derived from coconut oil, this ingredient works by helping water to mix with oil and dirt on the scalp and hair, allowing them to be rinsed away effectively, leaving the hair clean without being overly stripped of its natural oils. 

In addition to its cleaning ability, SLMI is known for being gentle on the scalp, contributing to a mild and non-irritating shampoo formulation, making it suitable for those with sensitive scalps. It also plays a part in creating a luxurious lather for thorough cleansing without stripping color.

Cocamidopropyl betaine 

Cocamidopropyl betaine acts as a secondary surfactant to gently cleanse the hair while helping to maintain color integrity. 

This amphoteric compound, derived from coconut oil, contributes to the formulation’s mildness, reducing the potential for irritation and preserving natural hair and scalp oils. 

Crucially for color-treated hair, it exhibits less stripping of the dye molecules from the hair shaft than harsher surfactants, thus aiding in color retention. 

As seen in the AI-assisted Banana & Peanut Bliss Exfoliating Shampoo formulation, cocamidopropyl betaine enhances the viscosity and foaming properties of shampoos. In this formula, it's meant to offer a rich lather too while facilitating the maintenance of vibrant and long-lasting hair color. 

Hydrolyzed quinoa protein 

Hydrolyzed quinoa protein is beneficial for color retention in color-treated hair due to its unique composition of amino acids, which are small enough to penetrate the hair shaft and its high protein content. 

Once absorbed, these proteins can help to repair, strengthen, and protect the hair structure, thereby sealing the hair cuticle and creating a barrier. This barrier reduces the loss of color molecules during washing and environmental exposure. 

Additionally, hydrolyzed quinoa protein aids in retaining hair moisture, leading to increased hair elasticity and overall health. This can further contribute to prolonging color vibrancy and longevity in color-treated hair. 

By providing such fortification and protective qualities, hydrolyzed quinoa protein becomes a valuable ingredient in maintaining the integrity and vividness of colored hair.

Panthenol (Pro-vitamin B5) 

From our AI-based Apple-mint Bounce & Control Shampoo to the Banana & Peanut Bliss Exfoliating Shampoo, panthenol appears in the ingredient list. You'll find out why soon enough. 

Panthenol, or Provitamin B5, offers multifaceted benefits to color-treated hair. It has a unique ability to attract and hold moisture, which is particularly advantageous for colored hair that often experiences dryness due to chemical processing. 

By improving hydration, panthenol enhances the elasticity and flexibility of the hair shaft, reducing the risk of breakage and damage. 

Additionally, it adds reflective shine to the hair cuticle, making the color appear more vibrant. This smoothing action also aids in managing hair frizz and tangles, promoting a healthier and more manageable hair texture. 

Silk amino acids 

Silk amino acids are recommended for shampoos for color-treated hair due to their ability to address the unique needs of chemically treated tresses. 

They penetrate the hair shaft, replenishing lost moisture and repairing damage incurred during the coloring process, thus enhancing the hair’s elasticity and reducing breakage. 


Glycerin, a humectant, is pivotal in addressing split ends in color-treated hair by attracting and retaining moisture from the surrounding environment into the hair shaft. 

Color treatments often compromise the hair’s natural moisture balance, leaving the strands vulnerable to dryness and damage, which can lead to the formation of split ends. 

By restoring moisture, glycerin helps maintain hair elasticity and strength, preventing brittleness and breakage. It shields the hair strand from environmental stressors like humidity, heat, and pollution. This not only mitigates further damage but also smoothens the hair cuticle, improving the texture and appearance of the hair. 

Fragrance Notes

The Pomegranate Color-Protective Shampoo should open with the top notes bursting with the fresh and fruity scent of ripe pomegranate, lending a sweet and slightly tangy aroma. 

This initial fragrance may complement other fruity notes like berries or citrus, adding a lively and stimulating dimension to the scent profile. 

The heart notes may introduce floral elements, perhaps a blend of rose, peony, or jasmine, to balance the sweetness with sophistication and depth. 

The base notes could likely include warm elements grounding the fragrance and providing a lingering, comforting scent on the hair. 

Usage Instructions

  • Apply to wet hair, lather generously, and rinse thoroughly.
  • Follow with a color-protective conditioner (we wholeheartedly recommend the Roots Conditioner) for optimal results.

Final Thoughts

As far as maintaining color-treated hair goes, the Pomegranate Color-protective Shampoo is a product you'll want to add to your wish list. But our Shampoo Five is here and ready to make your wish a wonder. 

With every wash, experience the synergy of nature and science, as this Shampoo Five envelops each strand in protective nourishment, elevating your hair’s texture and vitality. Shine boldly with color that lasts and hair that speaks volumes!

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