Is Aesop Color-Safe? 

Aesop has several popular shampoo brands, including Shampooing Shampoo, Volumising Shampoo, and Equalising Shampoo. None of the top-selling Aesop shampoos that we checked are safe for color-treated hair.

The Best-Selling Shampoos On Aesop

Aesop has a wide range of shampoos, conditioners, masks, oils, and serums. Here are the four best-selling shampoos and conditioners from Aesop:

  • Aesop Shampooing Shampoo
  • Aesop Volumising Shampoo
  • Aesop Equalising Shampoo
  • Aesop Conditioner

Let us check if any of these shampoos and conditioners are color-safe.

Aesop Shampooing Shampoo – NOT Color-Safe

The Aesop Shampoo contains ingredients like Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, and Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride which are not safe for color-treated hair. The Aesop Shampoo has not been marked color-safe by the manufacturers.

Aesop Shampoo contains Phenoxyethanol and Panthenol which are alcohol-based compounds that are not color-safe. While ingredients such as Phenoxyethanol and Panthenol add volume, they also strip away the color in your hair and make them dry and brittle.

Aesop Shampoo contains clarifying agents like Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride which is heavier than regular cleansers. It helps with a deep cleanse of your hair but also strips away the color in the process.

Aesop Shampoo includes Sodium Chloride that causes the moisture in your hair to dry out and also strips away the color. While it is not as bad as other ingredients, you should still note that this makes Aesop Shampoo not safe for color-treated hair.

Aesop Volumising Shampoo – NOT Color-Safe

The Volumising shampoo contains ingredients like Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Polysorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Ammonium Chloride, and Ammonium Sulfate which are not safe for color-treated hair. The Aesop Volumixing shampoo has not been marked color-safe by the manufacturers.

Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and Ammonium Sulfate in the Volumising shampoo are sulfate compounds that are pretty abrasive and can lighten the color of your hair. 

Aesop Volumising shampoo also contains Phenoxyethanol which is an alcohol-based compound that is not color-safe. While ingredients such as Phenoxyethanol help add volume, they also strip away the color in your hair and make them dry and brittle.

It also contains clarifying agents like Ammonium Chloride which is heavier than regular cleansers. It helps with a deep cleanse of your hair but also strips away the color in the process.

The shampoo also includes Sodium Chloride that causes the moisture in your hair to dry out and also strips away the color. While it is not as bad as other ingredients, you should still note that this makes Aesop Volumising shampoo not safe for color-treated hair.

Aesop Equalising Shampoo – NOT Color-Safe

The Equalising shampoo contains ingredients like Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, and Alcohol Denat which are not safe for color-treated hair. The Aesop Equalising shampoo has not been marked color-safe by the manufacturers.

Sodium Laureth Sulfate in the Equalising shampoo is a sulfate compound that is pretty abrasive and can lighten the color of your hair. 

The Aesop Equalising shampoo contains Phenoxyethanol and Alcohol Denat which are alcohol-based compounds that are not color-safe. While ingredients such as Phenoxyethanol and Alcohol Denat help add volume, they also strip away the color in your hair and make them dry and brittle.

The Equalising shampoo also includes Sodium Chloride that causes the moisture in your hair to dry out and also strips away the color. While it is not as bad as other ingredients, you should still note that this makes Aesop Equalising shampoo not safe for color-treated hair.

Aesop Conditioner – NOT Color-Safe

Although Aesop Conditioner is marketed as perfectly safe for your colored hair, it contains ingredients like Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, and Phenoxyethanol that may not be safe for your color-treated hair.

Behentrimonium Methosulfate in the Conditioner is a sulfate compound that is pretty abrasive and can lighten the color of your hair. 

The Aesop Conditioner contains Phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, and Panthenol which are alcohol-based compounds that are not color-safe. While ingredients such as Phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Alcohol, and Panthenol help add volume, they also strip away the color in your hair and make them dry and brittle.

References:

https://www.aesop.com/us/c/hair/
https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/clarifying-shampoo#risks

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