Tuesday, November 17, 2015

beauty tuesday: amika perk up dry shampoo (+ giveaway!)

 amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

I used to wash my hair almost every single day...until I discovered the power of dry shampoo a few years ago. I've tried a whole bunch of them over time, starting with the Suave and slowly working my way up to more expensive brands. A few months ago, I fell in love with the branding of the amika dry shampoo while browsing online, and ordered a bottle on a whim. After a few months of use, here are my thoughts:

What it promises:
A dry shampoo that absorbs oil, creates volume, and refreshes hair between shampoos, minus the chalky residue.

How to use it:
Just like you use any other dry shampoo - spray on your hair when you are too lazy to wash your hair ;)

What I like:
First of all, the smell of this dry shampoo is amazing. If they made it in a perfume form, I would wear it. It's a perfect "fresh" with just a tiny bit of a berry smell. 

Second, it doesn't leave any residue. Like I said, I was a Suave dry shampoo girl for years, but it always left a bit of whiteness in my hair (and I was always too lazy/forgetful to use it at night). I liked the Batisste dry shampoo for blonds, but it actually sprayed your hair yellow, which left awkward residue on my white coat. The amika dry shampoo does neither, which is great. 

Third of all, I always thought the chalkiness from the other dry shampoos is what gave my hair that extra oomph, which I appreciated because who doesn't need a little extra oomph? This gives the oomph without the chalkiness - I sometimes use it even on the days that I washed my hair. 

And fourth, how cute is that bottle?! I love how bright and cheerful it is. 

What I don't like:
Really the only negative thing is the price - it costs $22 for a 5.3 ounce bottle. That being said, I also feel I don't use a ton of it, and my bottle has lasted several months now. If you want to just try it, Amazon also sells a travel size!

Would I buy this again?
Yep. The smell and the fact that it doesn't leave any white residue in my hair is definitely enough for me to repurchase it. 

After my great experience with this brand, I reached out to them and asked if they would be willing to provide a couple of you with a bottle of the amika perk up dry shampoo and I was so excited when they said yes! Just enter the rafflecopter below (US residents only please!).

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