Is Actiiv Color-Safe? 

Actiiv shampoo

Actiiv has several popular shampoo brands, including Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Men, Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Women, and Renew Healing Cleansing Treatment. None of the top-selling Actiiv shampoos that we checked are safe for color-treated hair.

The Best-Selling Shampoos On Actiiv

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

  • Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Men
  • Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Women
  • Actiiv Renew Healing Cleansing Treatment
  • Actiiv Renew Healing Conditioner

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

Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Men – NOT Color-Safe

Although Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Men is marketed as perfectly safe for your colored hair, it contains ingredients like Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Panthenol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, and Phenoxyethanol that may not be safe for your color-treated hair.

Both Ammonium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Coco-Sulfate in Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Men are sulfate compounds that are pretty abrasive and can lighten the color of your hair. 

Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Men contains Phenoxyethanol and Panthenol which are alcohol-based compounds that are not color-safe. While ingredients such as Phenoxyethanol and Panthenol help add volume, they also strip away the color in your hair and make them dry and brittle.

Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Men contains clarifying agents like Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, and Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride which are heavier than regular cleansers. They help with a deep cleanse of your hair but also strip away the color in the process.

Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Women – NOT Color-Safe

Although Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Women is marketed as perfectly safe for your colored hair, it contains ingredients like Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Panthenol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, and Phenoxyethanol that may not be safe for your color-treated hair.

Both Ammonium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Coco-Sulfate in Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Women are sulfate compounds that are pretty abrasive and can lighten the color of your hair. 

Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Women contains Phenoxyethanol and Panthenol which are alcohol-based compounds that are not color-safe. While ingredients such as Phenoxyethanol and Panthenol help add volume, they also strip away the color in your hair and make them dry and brittle.

Actiiv Recover Thickening Cleansing Treatment for Women contains clarifying agents like Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, and Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride which are heavier than regular cleansers. They help with a deep cleanse of your hair but also strip away the color in the process.

Actiiv Renew Healing Cleansing Treatment – NOT Color-Safe

Although Actiiv Renew Healing Cleansing Treatment is marketed as perfectly safe for your colored hair, it contains ingredients like Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Panthenol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, and Phenoxyethanol that may not be safe for your color-treated hair.

Both Ammonium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Coco-Sulfate in Actiiv Renew Healing Cleansing Treatment are sulfate compounds that are pretty abrasive and can lighten the color of your hair. 

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

Actiiv Renew Healing Cleansing Treatment contains clarifying agents like Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, and Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride which are heavier than regular cleansers. They help with a deep cleanse of your hair but also strip away the color in the process.

Actiiv Renew Healing Conditioner – NOT Color-Safe

Although Actiiv Renew Healing Conditioner is marketed as perfectly safe for your colored hair, it contains ingredients like Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Olealkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol that may not be safe for your color-treated hair.

Actiiv Renew Healing Conditioner contains Phenoxyethanol and Cetyl Alcohol which is an alcohol-based compound that is not color-safe. While ingredients such as Phenoxyethanol and Cetyl Alcohol help add volume, they also strip away the color in your hair and make them dry and brittle.

Actiiv Renew Healing Conditioner contains clarifying agents like Behentrimonium Chloride, Olealkonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, and Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride which are heavier than regular cleansers. They help with a deep cleanse of your hair but also strip away the color in the process.

References:

https://actiivbrand.com/collections/
https://www.healthline.com/health/sulfate-in-shampoo

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