20 Under-$20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

20 Under-$20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home
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Dipping into hair dye is not cheap when you leave the color change to a professional (as you should, especially if it’s permanent). Beyond that initial appointment are maintenance appointments for toning, gloss treatments or simple color touch-ups. It probably doesn’t seem like much when everything’s so spaced out, but one look your billing statement will reveal that things add up–quickly. So when it comes to the products for maintaining hair color at home, a low price point definitely helps.

Of course, you need your standard shampoo and conditioner along with a deep treatment for wash days. However, there are also plenty of other products that help keep your dye job in check. For someone whose roots grow in quickly, a root touch-up pen is game-changing. If you’re a blonde, a violet cleanser keeps your strands from looking orange. And when the damage goes far beyond what you predicted, a creamy protein treatment is basically a spa day for your hair. With that being said, here are some of the best under-$20 options for maintaining vibrancy in between appointments.

batiste dry shampoo 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Batiste.

Batiste Divine Dark Dry Shampoo Plus

A hint of color is included in this new formula so you don’t have to worry about a white cast.

$9.99 at Ulta

bosley bosdefense shampoo 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Bosley.

Bosley Bos-Defense Nourishing Shampoo

A sulfate-free cleanser that fortifies thinning hair without disturbing color.

$19.95 at Ulta

john frieda lemon miracle masque 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

John Frieda.

John Frieda Go Blonder Lemon Miracle Masque

A lemon oil-infused mask that creates more hair bonds for stronger strands and a more vibrant blonde hue.

$8.99 at Ulta

pravana color shampoo 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Pravana.

Pravana Cleanse Color Protect Shampoo

An antioxidant-rich cleanser that restores shine to hair for up to 60 washes.

$19.99 at Ulta

verb leave in mist 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Verb.

Verb Leave-In Mist

A color-safe leave-in conditioner for nourishing hair and preventing breakage.

$16 at Verb

ardell touch of color 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Ardell.

Ardell Touch of Color

A quick-drying pen for covering grays or roots that don’t match your dye job.

$5.99 at Ulta

biotera milk treatment 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Biotera.

Biotera Color Care Milk Treatment

Replace your conditioner with this treatment for color-treated strands.

$9.99 at Sally Beauty

blond brilliance toner 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Blond Brilliance.

Blond Brilliance Ammonia-Free Toner

Lift your hair color up a level and get rid of brassiness in just 15 minutes.

$4.79 at Sally Beauty

brite liquid chalk 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Brite.

Brite Liquid Hair Chalk

Experiment with neon colors by using this vegan color pen and wash out your creation at the end of the day.

$12 at Ulta

dippity do color pop 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Dippity Do.

Dippity Do ColorPop Electric Hair Chalk

A rub-on powder shadow for when you want to be spontaneous.

$6.99 at Ulta

hair chemist brassiness oil 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Hair Chemist.

Hair Chemist Brassiness Hair Oil

Brighten highlights and conceal brassy color with this lavender-infused oil.

$2.99 at Sally Beauty

joico blonde life conditioner 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Joico.

Joico Blonde Life Violet Conditioner

Neutralize brassy, yellow tones and nourish damaged strands with this tamanu- and monoi oil-infused conditioner.

$19.50 at Ulta

joico blonde life shampoo 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Joico.

Joico Blonde Life Violet Shampoo

And if you have the conditioner, you might as well get the matching shampoo.

$18.50 at Ulta

keracolor clenditioner 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

KeraColor.

KeraColor Color+ Clenditioner

This vegan dual treatment deposits color and cleanses at the same time.

$10.97 at Ulta

madison reed prime perfector 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Madison Reed.

Madison Reed Prime for Perfection Hair Color Primer

Apply this to dry hair before shampooing to brighten your shade.

$20 at Ulta

matrix biolage conditioner 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Matrix.

Matrix Biolage ColorLast Conditioner

This low pH conditioner is made without parabens to protect color-treated hair from losing its vibrancy.

$19 at Ulta

mystic divine after color treatment 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Mystic Divine.

Mystic Divine Luminous Shine After Color Treatment

A lightweight leave-in conditioner to apply before heat-styling.

$4 at Sally Beauty

punky colour get the yellow out 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Punky Colour.

Punky Colour Get the Yellow Out

This vitamin-infused treatment tones down brassiness in just five minutes.

$14.99 at Ulta

shea moisture protein treatment 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

SheaMoisture.

SheaMoisture Hydrate + Repair Protein Power Treatment

A honey-, yogurt- and mafura oil-infused mask for when breakage gets the best of you.

$11.49 at Ulta

sun bum tone enhancer 20 Under $20 Products For Maintaining Vibrant Hair Color at Home

Sun Bum.

Sun Bum Tone Enhancer

A lightweight mist for slowing down color-fade and smoothing down flyaways.

$14.99 at Ulta

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