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While I love the hair mask made by this brand, the shampoo was not so good. It left my hair brittle and dirty.
I received a sample of this product a few months ago and I finally tried it this week. Maybe I have a bad sample, but it smells TERRIBLE! Like old lady B.O. I didn't realize it until I already had it on my hair. I used a very heavily scented conditioner with it thinking the scent wouldn't last. Oh, I was wrong! Old lady B.O. smell was still there. Ugh! Ended up rewashing my hair. You are going in the trash, amika shampoo!
...but I'm not. For me, this shampoo didn't work at all.
I didn't even get a sample- I bought a full-sized bottle outright because it had such good reviews. It smells fine, but I don't think it is exceptionally good.
The first time I used the shamoo, I thought it just didn't lather well, but then I dried my hair and found it looked and felt dirtier than before I washed it. The next time I used it, I kept adding shampoo until it lathered (which ended up being maybe 1/3 cup of shampoo) and it was better, but still felt dirty and i still needed to wash my hair sooner than usual. At this point, I've used the shampoo about 4 times and the full-sized bottle is almost gone. I definitely won't be buying another.
I don't usually say this, but I hated this product. I used it once thinking it would be magic in a bottle and instead my hair feels like i used waayyyy to much conditioner and never washed it out. When I used this shampoo, I didn't even use conditioner, and my hair felt weighted down and gross. This just doesn't work for me at all, and I'm thankful it was only a sample!
I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who felt like this shampoo just made my hair more greasy! I brought this on a weekend trip because it was a great travel size and I was so disgusted with the greasy stringy feel of my hair after use that I ended up using the cheap hotel shampoo the 2nd day instead!
I was really excited for this product, but it turned my hair to complete GREASE! I followed the directions exactly, used the right size amount and it was terrible. Would probably be a great product for dry hair, but for hair that gets oily after a day and a half or so, not so good.
I was so disappointed in this product. My hair is color treated (highlights) and relatively dry. This shampoo literally left my hair feeling greasy and quite dirty. I couldn't wait to wash it again the next day. I do not recommend this product unless your hair is practically damaged and in need of a hot oil treatment or deep conditioning.
I did not care for the smell of the product at all. I did not care for the way my hair felt after my hair was dry. It felt dirty. I had high expectations because I had heard many good things about this product. I disliked it so much I thought I may have had a "bad" bottle.
I LOVE the Amica oil and mask, so I decided to purchase the shampoo and conditioner as well. I have fine, color treated hair. I loved the scent of this product, but it left my hair completely greasy. After a few hours my hair looked and felt as if I hadnt showered for several days. Sadly I was very disappointed in this product :(
I really wanted to like this shampoo, however I can't get past the smell. It smells very strongly of chemicals. It also seemed a bit harsh on my color treated hair-- I had to use quite a lot of conditioner to make my hair feel normal again. I just can't recommend this.