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A Handy Guide to the Best of Amika Hair Care

By Carly Cochrane - 10 months ago | Updated
the handy guide to amika hair care

Amika entered the hair care scene armed with rainbow-inspired, Insta-worthy packaging, cool and quirky product names and of course, high-quality, revolutionary formulas. Having undoubtedly caught the eye of beauty buffs everywhere, they’re the next brand to pave the way for the hair care industry.

Passionate about creating collections that cater to every type, texture and style, Amika pack their bottles with ‘super stuff’, all whilst banning the nasties (1,300 ingredients and counting). It's no secret that all hair is welcome here. So, pull up a chair and cast your eye over our handy guide to the best of Amika hair care, where you’re bound to find your new, go-to hair essentials.

Amika Shampoo & Conditioners

Amika has become one of the go-to brands in hair care for a reason. Their range is drenched in specific products for all hair types, from messy to slick, thick to fine. Browse this bestselling selection to find the product that is tailored to your collection.

Choose a volume and thickening shampoo if you want to add some oomph to your locks or opt for a cleansing conditioner to keep those tresses feeling silky-soft. Whatever addition you make to your selection, do so with a clean conscience: all of Amika's products are vegan, cruelty-free and free from artificial colorants.

Amika The Kure Repair Shampoo

Amika The Kure Repair Shampoo


Put your search on hold, we've found The Kure for damaged, dull and dry locks. Amika's best-selling shampoo is saturated in hair-loving nutrients that transform tired and frizzy hair into gorgeous, glossy locks.

The diversity and flexibility of this nourishing formula makes it suitable for all hair types, even colored or chemically treated tresses. The revitalizing remedy is powered by the soothing power of hydrolyzed keratin, a hydrating ingredient that helps your hair to retain moisture.

Locking in moisture is the key to unraveling shiny hair full of bounce. Hydrolyzed wheat protein makes managing those bountiful locks much easier, whilst the soothing potential of avocado oil leaves your tresses feeling silky-soft and smooth.

Add the enriching remedy to your hair care routine and notice visibly healthier hair that you can't stop running your hands through.

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Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo

Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo


The bright, colorful and vivid packaging of this must-have shampoo reminds you of a summer festival, and that's exactly the kind of place where it comes in handy. Tailored to those who are always out and about, it's the closest thing you can get to washing your hair without water.

Simple and effective, the dry shampoo is ideal for short breaks away, long journeys or just when you haven't had time to thoroughly wash your hair. Imbued with rice starch, the formula removes excess dirt and oil without leaving behind any of that unwanted residue.

Such is the potency of the remedy, it's volumizing and texturizing properties mean it can be used as a styling tool, perfect for when your hair needs a little extra oomph.

If ever you were in doubt of the quality of Amika's best-selling dry shampoo, relax in the knowledge that it picked up the 'Best Dry Shampoo' at the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards.

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Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Shampoo

Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Shampoo


Amika knows what you want in a shampoo. They've developed a creamy, lightweight shampoo that's an effortless dream to apply and it's a glorious dream to run your hands through your hair once you've finished.

Harnessing the soothing properties of aloe vera, the calming remedy delivers cashmere-soft hair that looks and feels flawless. Hydrated and nourished, each strand locks in moisture from the follicle to the tip, resulting in a healthy head of happy hair.

As much as you want to enjoy your gorgeous, glossy locks, they need protecting, but don't worry, Amika can do that for you. They've infused the formula with provitamin B5, a protective ingredient that adds resilience, strength and durability.

Get ready for all your Insta followers begging you for your hair care secrets (we don't mind if you tell them).

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Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Conditioner

Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Conditioner


Live the Velveteen Dream with Amika. Their Smoothing Conditioner is drenched in active nutrients to produce velvety-smooth tresses that are a doddle to manage. Add this bestseller to your shower routine and notice tangibly softer and shinier locks in just a few weeks.

Designed to add hydration and moisture to dry, brittle hair, the formula is imbued by a nourishing blend of glycerin provitamin B5; the duo's soothing qualities tame frizzy hair and leave your locks healthy and happy.

Your renewed locks are protected by the time-released humidity protection, maintaining a luscious appearance throughout rain, snow or sunshine.

Suitable for all hair types, coat your hair with the creamy, lightweight texture whenever your hair feels like it needs an injection of vitality.

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Amika Hair Styling

No-one does style quite like Amika. The ground-breaking brand knows how to perfect every look, whether it's the messy, bedhead vibe or the professional, slicked back style. Add texture, volume and long-lasting hold to your locks with their deluxe collection.

The inclusive brand caters to every style and every form: choose between a hairspray, gel or cream to sculpt those luscious locks to perfection. Sleek and compact, every product has been specifically designed to be easily portable, ideal for those fun-filled weekends away with your friends.

Amika First Base Moisturising Styling Cream

Amika First Base Moisturizing Styling Cream

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Getting to first base is something you'd usually hear in an American teen movie or from a baseball commentator, yet it can also be part of your hair styling selection. Amika are renowned for the quality of their styling products, and the First Base Moisturizing Styling Cream is the jewel in their crown.

Lightweight and airy, the cream is a dream to apply to all hair styles, from wavy to straight, coarse to full. It's malleable enough to let you resculpt your locks whenever you wish, yet firm enough to maintain a strong hold that lasts throughout the day.

The nourishing remedy is powered by a wealth of vegan ingredients, notably the soothing properties of cetyl alcohol; the key material is derived from coconut oil and gives definition to texturized hair, repairs damaged cuticles and produces a glossy shine. Pretty impressive for one ingredient, right?

Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray

Amika Brooklyn Bombshell Blowout Spray


Is there a sexier look than the voluminous, flowing locks? We don't think so, and if you agree, here's your chance to replicate that dreamy style without going heading to the salon.

The beauty of the blowout spray lies in its dexterity: you can add or remove texture and volume as you please until you get your signature look. You don't have to worry about your style falling flat either; the long-lasting qualities keep those lustrous locks in place throughout the day.

Whilst we appreciate that styling products are all about the looks, this thickening spray delivers a wearable style that doesn't damage your hair. The spray is seamlessly absorbed into your hair without leaving excess sebum or residue, resulting in a matte finish that looks entirely natural.

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Amika Color Protection

Calling all blondes, brunettes and...well, everyone. Amika appreciates that colored hair needs a little bit more TLC and has created a range tailored to those who are always showing off a new hair color.

They also appreciate that there are few things more infuriating than spending your hard-earned cash on a new color, only for it to fade a few weeks later. Keep your new color looking light, bright and lustrous with their premium collection. Each product is formulated with an enriching blend to improve the look, feel and health of your locks.

Amika Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Shampoo

Amika Bust Your Brass Cool Blonde Shampoo


This one's for all you bodacious blondes. Blondes have more fun, but only when they have gorgeous hair to show off. Amika's best-selling shampoo is designed for lighter tones and is specifically formulated to prevent yellow undertones from creeping through.

The color protection is taken care of by the infusion of ultra-violet ingredients, which are complemented by wild cherry bark to maintain vivid color and shine. Whilst that enriching blend enhances your hair's appearance, hydrolyzed keratin retains moisture and amplifies elasticity.

To make sure your locks stay strong, soft and smooth, a nourishing dose of avocado oil delivers continuous hydration for a gorgeous finish. Vegan and cruelty-free, this versatile formula is suitable for all hair types, because everyone deserves to have confidence in their hair.

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Amika Vault Color-Lock Leave-in Conditioner

Amika Vault Color-Lock Leave-in Conditioner


For those of you who love to show off a new hue every few months, you appreciate the difficulty in maintaining that initial burst of vivid color. Amika also understands the toils of fading color and have created the antidote in a bright pink bottle.

Their Vault Color-Lock Leave-in Conditioner helps detangle and soften your strands, while keeping your color looking bright and bold. Whether you've gone for light, blonde tones or a fearsome pink, this leave-in conditioner makes your hair stand out from the rest. Amika have imbued this leave-in formula with UV absorber to prevent color fading from sun exposure.

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Amika Vault Color-Lock Conditioner

Amika Vault Color-Lock Conditioner


Calling all you hair dye junkies, the Vault Color Lock Conditioner is drenched in active ingredients to lock in that gorgeous new shade. Whether you've gone for a bright blonde, a subtle red or a daring pink, Amika have created a potent formula that caters to all colors and hair types.

Utilizing the antioxidant-rich qualities of soybean oil, the nourishing remedy protects your tresses against environmental stressors and toxins to maintain a silky-soft touch. Complementing the protective properties of soybean oil, a soothing stream of amino acids enhances your hair's elasticity, smooths the cuticle and keeps it looking flawless.

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Carly Cochrane

Written by Carly Cochrane

Carly is a beauty editor at Cosmetify and has been a part of our family for three years. She has over five years of experience in health, beauty and wellness writing.

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