the strand

the inside scoop on amika:
brooklyn lifestyle, all things hair.
debunking product myths +
serving look inspo, one strand at a time.

everything to know about perk up plus extended clean dry shampoo

If you didn’t already know, we just launched perk up plus extended clean dry shampoo! As the newest member of the perk up family, we thought we’d go through a few questions we’ve received about our newest launch. Keep reading for more info about perk up plus!  

what are AHAs?

AHA stands for alpha hydroxy acids. Famed in the skincare world for their gentle (despite having the word acid in the name) exfoliating properties, AHAs are water-soluble acids typically used to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. In haircare, AHAs can help remove dirt, pollutants, and product buildup from the scalp. Our newest dry shampoo launch, perk up plus extended clean dry shampoo, is formulated using a gentle AHA, mandelic acid, which helps keep your scalp balanced when you use it. 

what is the difference between perk up plus and perk up OG?

perk up plus extended clean dry shampoo is ideal for all hair types who only wash their hair 1-2 times a week and are after a natural finish. Infused with scalp nourishing ingredients (like AHA mandelic acid!), this invisible dry shampoo absorbs and removes* oil, protects against odor, and leaves hair feeling clean.  

perk up dry shampoo is ideal for normal and dry hair types who shampoo 3-4 times a week and want a voluminous “oomph.” Infused with rice starch and sea buckthorn, this dry shampoo nourishes and refreshes strands while bringing flat hair back to life. 

does perk up plus leave any white cast? especially on dark hair?

perk up plus does not leave any white cast—it’s totally invisible, even on dark hair!  

is it the same scent as perk up OG?

Yes, perk up plus and perk up both have the same heavenly amika signature scent. It’s an intoxicating blend of warm vanilla, spicy sweet clover, and fresh citrus. 

who should use perk up plus vs. perk up OG?

All hair types can use perk up plus extended clean dry shampoo, while perk up dry shampoo is ideal for normal to dry hair types. 

how to use perk up plus dry shampoo?  

  1. Shake well. 
  2. Hold 8 inches away. 
  3. Spray onto roots in a sweeping motion. 
  4. Wait 30 seconds.  
  5. Massage or brush through!  

how to use perk up and perk up plus together

You can use both perk up dry shampoo and perk up plus extended clean dry shampoo throughout the week as part of your haircare routine.​ Use OG perk up on days 2-3 post wash​, then follow up with perk up plus on days 4-5+. ​No need to choose just one!  

Sold out
Sold out