As someone who washes my hair only a couple of times a week, I’m no stranger to dry shampoos. They need to meet my strict criteria: no white residue, a quick absorption rate, and a delightful scent. So when I got the chance to try Amika Perk Up Plus Extended Clean Dry Shampoo, I was all in.
I must confess, I put my hair through the wringer with heat and highlights. To protect my color and avoid daily heat styling, dry shampoo becomes my best friend. Around two days after washing, my roots start to get oily, and my hair loses its bounce. That’s where dry shampoo steps in.
While I fancy myself a dry shampoo expert, I’ve encountered some that don’t quite measure up. Dry shampoo should absorb excess oil, reviving your hair to a freshly washed state. That’s precisely what intrigued me about Amika’s Perk Up Plus Extended Clean Dry Shampoo – it claims to extend the time between hair washes.
What sets this dry shampoo apart is its skincare-like ingredients. Mandelic acid and peptides keep your scalp balanced, while rambutan seed extract adds vitamin C and hydration. Instead of talc, it relies on arrowroot powder to absorb oil effectively.
Using it is a breeze; just hold the bottle about eight inches from your scalp, give it a good spray, wait 30 seconds, then massage it in. It’s like a sponge for oil, leaving my hair refreshed, voluminous, and smelling amazing. Amika, you’ve earned a spot in my daily haircare routine.