Amika Hair Products
The Amika brand was birthed in Brooklyn, New York, an epicenter for culture and creativity. “Amika” means friend in the international language of Esperanto. Appropriately, this brand stands as a go-to for premium haircare products for all. Amika is fueled by a collective of hairstylists, scientists, creatives and hair enthusiasts who recognize that everyone deserves hair care products that are both kind to their strands as well as the planet.
Amika – Frequently Asked Questions
Are Amika products cruelty-free and are they free of harmful ingredients?
Amika has never conducted animal testing with their products and never will. Their products are designed for people and are tested on the ones who benefit from their products. Amika products are certified under the Leaping Bunny Standard. All Amika haircare products are free of parabens and sulfates. Some products contain silicone which may not necessarily be harmful to your hair. When developing formulas, inclusion of silicone is carefully considered for its potential benefits.
Are all Amika products vegan?
Most of Amika’s haircare line is Certified Vegan. A few products contain ingredients that are derived from animals such as the Hydrolyzed Keratin in Amika The Kure Repair Shampoo 33.8 oz and several other products. Other animal-derived components such as honey extract, lanolin wax and PEG-8 Distearate can be found in the Haute Mess Texture Gel, the Heist Styling Molding Blend and the Velveteen Dream Smoothing Balm, respectively. No animals were tested on in the development of any Amika products.
Which Amika dry shampoo product is recommended for my hair?
We recommend the Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo 5.3 oz for keeping your hair clean in between washes. It’s a talc-free product that absorbs oil and revitalizes your hair without leaving behind residue. This award-winning formula is perfect for braided hair or post-workout treatment. It’s safe for colored hair and you can even use it to reactivate your style after two or three days.
Amika products feature Sea Buckthorn Berry. What is it and why is it special?
Sea Buckthorn Berry is a superfruit featured in such products as the Amika Vault Color-lock Conditioner, 10 oz, among others. Despite its name, it’s actually sourced from the mountains in Siberia and the Himalayas. Long known for its benefits in Chinese medicine, sea buckthorn berry offers supreme conditioning for your strands. It leaves your hair shiny, smooth and strong thanks to the presence of antioxidants and omega fatty acids. Sea buckthorn berry has over 15 times the Vitamin C of an orange and over 3 times as much Vitamin A as a carrot!
I have curly hair. What Amika products are designed for curly hair?
We recommend that you go with products from the Amika Curl Corps series. The Amika Curl Corps Defining Cream 6.7 oz protects your curls from frizz or losing their shape and movement. It’s rich in sea buckthorn berry for intense conditioning with other naturally sourced ingredients that help define and protect your curls without a heavy, unnatural feel. The Enhancing Gel adds body and shape with Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein. These products are vegan and free of sulfates, parabens and mineral oil. They’re also safe for your hair color.
Why is the Amika haircare line right for me?
At LaLa Daisy, we share Amika’s belief that everyone should have access to premium products that tend to their hair’s particular needs. It’s our pleasure to make the Amika brand of haircare products available to our customers. They offer a wide range of products that are cruelty-free, responsibly sourced and tailored for every hair type. Check out our inventory of Amika brand hair care today!