Paul Mitchell Color Protect Shampoo


4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars56%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star4%


Preserve that gorgeous hair color with Color Protect® Shampoo from Paul Mitchell®. Safe enough to use every day, this gentle cleanser protects color-treated hair while hydrating, strengthening and boosting shine. Plant extracts help shield harmful UVA and UVB rays while special conditioners keep every strand moisturized.


Cleanses color-treated hair while it moisturizes, strengthens and boosts shine.


Sunflower extract helps protect against sun damage, while conditioning agents and extracts hydrate and add shine.


Helps color last longer by shielding it from the sun.


  • Paraben Free
  • Vegan
  • Color Safe
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Paul Mitchell Color Protect Shampoo
Paul Mitchell Color Protect Shampoo
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  • "I like it but I don't think it's my go to for colored hair, unless your hair has lots of natural oils because it did noticeably dry mine out." in 2 reviews
  • "It's my favorite shampoo for color treated hair and I've tried quite a few." in 2 reviews
  • "The shampoo and conditioner set for color treated hair gives me better results." in 2 reviews
  • "I was not impressed with this product, Compared to other hair products I've used that are much cheaper I feel that it is not worth the splurge." in 1 review
  • "I think that it's a great product and is very affordable as well." in 1 review
S T.
American Fork, UT
3 reviews
This shampoo is definitely better than your typical "drug store" brands, but I don't like how tangly my hair is when I get out of the shower. It definitely protects and seals the color, but it didn't solve some of my other hair problems.
Leigh L.
Lima, OH
45 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This stuff was recommended by my hair stylist. I feel like it really helps keep my hair healthy without effecting my color, and the smell of this stuff is sooooo incredible. It’s a pricey brand but well worth the price!
Maria G.
Ridgewood, NY
11 reviews
Purchased at: ULTA
This is a great shampoo it definitely protects the color. It cleanses my hair thoroughly and does not make it dry. It leaves my hair feeling amazing along with the color protect hair conditioner, both very light weight.
Stacey K.
Orlando, FL
6 reviews
Paul Mitchell products are at the top of my hair care choices. I feel like it’s a better brand for my hair. This is a great choice for me because I color my hair. Good product for anyone that colors.
Shana K.
2 reviews
I love this shampoo!! I see a difference in how long my color lasts before it starts to rinse. I have normal hair and wash 1-2 times per week with cold water and this shampoo to make my color last as long as possible. I would purchase this shampoo again. 
Katelyn M.
Romeoville, IL
133 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I’ve used almost every single product in the Paul Mitchell collection (including pets) at some point. I used to go to a Paul Mitchell salon to get my hair done. The one thing I have to say is they’re all similar in quality - some stand out very slightly more than others, but overall there are much better salon quality products on the market. While this is a good shampoos I’d recommend opting for something different.
Taylor R.
Sandy Hook, CT
281 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 5
Purchased at: ULTA
This shampoo is amazing. I have colored dark red hair. It lathers so great and cleans out everything from my hair. I’ve been using this for about 2/3 months since I died my hair and it looks about the same color. It’s a bit faded and more red and not as dark. But it’s so good at protecting your color and it’s perfect to pair with their color protect conditioner!
Kat A.
Brentwood, CA
275 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
This is a great, salon quality color protecting shampoo. It’s a little difficult to find in stores sometimes, so I usually end up getting it at salons that carry Paul Mitchell brands, but if you have a hair color like red that bleeds out easily, this shampoo is definitely worth it. It also smells really yummy!
Rebecca B.
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I purchased this product thinking it would be color safe & sulfate free due to the name of the product. That was not the case. I started using the product and quickly realized after a few washes my hair was feeling more damaged. I checked the ingredients and sulfate is one of the main ingredients. Anyone who gets their hair colored knows not to use sulfate products. Even people who don’t color their hair should not use sulfate products due to the harsh effects it has on your hair. I was very disappointed and actually mad at myself I didn’t read the ingredients before purchasing. Lesson learned, don’t trust names of products!
Sarah l.
Rochester, NY
134 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I dye my hair a decent amount and I’ve found that this shampoo dries out my hair a ton. It becomes brittle super fast and i ended up having to use a deep conditioning mask to restore the health (by matrix). I use and love a ton of other Paul Products but this one just did not work for me.
Tiffany R.
Broken Arrow, OK
33 reviews
How well does this product work?
Rebekah S.
Lexington , KY
24 reviews
I usually use Paul Mitchell's shampoo two and love it! Has anyone compared the two?
Juana M.
81 reviews
I have been looking to try out a product to protect color, but have not found one yet. I'm wondering how well this product works if anyone has tried it?
Caroline E.
23 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I bleached my hair and dyed it back a silvery grey color and now, after two washes, the grey is gone and my hair is blonde. Has this shampoo stripped anyone's hair or did mine just not take well to the dye?
Ashley R.
Fayetteville, AR
32 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I just dyed my hair purple/lavender and want it to last as long as possible. Any opinions on this shampoo or recommend any others?

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