SHAZ & KIKS

SHAZ & KIKS

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Hi Kiku, how are you? You probably don't remember me, but you and I worked together at Citymeals-on-Wheels in the early 2010s. You were one of the most unpleasant coworkers I've ever had. Have you improved your customer-service skills since then? Did you marry the Gujarati guy you used to spend hours talking to at work every day? After going to expensive grad school at Northwestern University, you've started an Ayurvedic haircare business? I guess that's better than nothing. But still...Be well, and good luck with selling snake oil.
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Start your hair wellness journey with your new step 1 in haircare... BACK TO YOUR ROOTS Scalp+Hair Prewash

Age-old beauty recipes made with Indian herbs, oils & flowers.

Protective Care. Preventative Care. Proactive Care. Made by two sisters.

Operating as usual

09/03/2021

It's raining SHIKS!! They're back! Ready for preorder, ships out in 2 weeks ....

Balancing Act Cleanser + Conditioner

Holistically take care of your entire hair ecosystem

Step 1:
Prewash ❤ Dry, Frizzy or Curly Hair
Prewash ❤ Thin, Fine to Medium hair

Step 2:
Unearth Yourself Clay Hair Cleanser

Step 3:
Unearth Yourself Nourishing Conditioner

🎁Bundle all 3 and save 10%

🌴Aaannndddd.... Take $10 off your entire order ($60 and over) cuz we excited to have your fave wash day items back in stock!🌴

#SHIKSyourself
#ayurvedabeauty
#plantbasedhaircare

08/23/2021

Vitamins, Minerals & Antioxidants... oh my! Step 1 for your healthiest hair in 2 formulas Prewash ❤ Thin, Fine to Medium hair and Prewash ❤ Dry, Frizzy or Curly Hair

If you're figuring out which formula is right for your hair, check out our quiz. Link in bio 💚 #SHIKSyourself

Thank you @realcarolined for this feature on @thethirty
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#plantbasedhaircare #ayurveda #ayurvedalifestyle #healthyhair #cleanbeautyroutine #cleanhaircare

Vitamins, Minerals & Antioxidants... oh my! Step 1 for your healthiest hair in 2 formulas Prewash ❤ Thin, Fine to Medium hair and Prewash ❤ Dry, Frizzy or Curly Hair

If you're figuring out which formula is right for your hair, check out our quiz. Link in bio 💚 #SHIKSyourself

Thank you @realcarolined for this feature on @thethirty
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#plantbasedhaircare #ayurveda #ayurvedalifestyle #healthyhair #cleanbeautyroutine #cleanhaircare

Photos from SHAZ & KIKS's post 08/13/2021

We've partnered with @cleanhub.io to become plastic neutral! Through @cleanhub.io we work with Green Worms Waste Management based in Kerala, India to make sure for every order that you make, the same amount of plastic, and more, has been manually collected and responsibly processed BEFORE they ever enter our environment & oceans.❕In one month, we've been able to recover 500 pounds of plastic that would have been become trash and eventually entered our oceans❕

🇮🇳Green Worms collects household waste in more than 50 municipalities across South India - and at the same time provides income to more than 300 people. To date, these efforts have led to the collection and recycling of 27,000 tons of household waste.

🏠How it's collected:
The collection is performed as a door-to-door collection service. From an environmental point, this is the best way as plastic never enters the environment in the first place.

👩🏾👩🏿Who collects it:
The collection is done by women self-help groups across various municipalities in Kerala, India, and creates critical employment opportunities in the community.

♻️What is the recovery process:
After the sorting step, all recyclable goods are sold to local recycling companies. Instead of sending the non-recyclable plastic back to dump sites, from where they would face a high risk of entering the marine environment, the waste is sent for co-processing.

🌍So remember, every order you make with us, there is a positive reaction to help keep our planet cleaner, healthier and more beautiful!

07/24/2021

Earth's best natural purifier, MULTANI MITTI, Indian Fuller's Earth clay & best natural moisturizer, KOKUM BUTTER, to cleanse and nourish your entire hair ecosystem. Wash day just got exciting 🚿🎉
#UNEARTHyourself

Earth's best natural purifier, MULTANI MITTI, Indian Fuller's Earth clay & best natural moisturizer, KOKUM BUTTER, to cleanse and nourish your entire hair ecosystem. Wash day just got exciting 🚿🎉
#UNEARTHyourself

07/23/2021

Say hi to ✨BALANCING CLAY HAIR CLEANSER

All-round, superstar shampoo for all hair types, made with MULTANI MITTI, Earth's best natural purifier.

MULTANI MITTI, Indian Fuller's Earth clay, gently absorbs excess oil and dirt, while keeping your natural oils intact.

MULTANI MITTI has been used for over 2,000 years in the Indian subcontinent to clean and nourish the entire hair ecosystem. Fun fact: it's used to clean the Taj Mahal.

Mixed with JAMUN, Indian blueberries, SEEDS that gently exfoliate your scalp, give an antioxidant boost and gives the prettiest purple color 💜

💚90% plant-based formula, 100% waterless, cruelty-free, vegan, for all hair types.

💚Free of sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, alcohol, synthetic dyes & fragrances. Safe for color & treated hair.

💚Ingredients gentle to grow, reliable for farmers, nutritious for you

#UNEARTHyourself

07/23/2021

Meet our UNEARTH YOURSELF Collection 🌍 harnessing the power of Earth's natural clays and nutrient-rich Ayurvedic plants. Your wash day just got exciting! Our first ever shower items:

✨Balancing Clay Hair Cleanser & Nourishing Naram Conditioner✨

🌍100% waterless cleanser
🌱90% natural formulas,
🚫0 sulfates & silicones
🚿2,000 year old, Earth's best natural purifier, MULTANI MITTI, Indian Fuller's Eath clay, gently cleaning your scalp
🌴Yummy, creamy, moisturizing queen Indian tropical fruit, KOKUM BUTTER, softening your strands

#UNEARTHyourself

Meet our UNEARTH YOURSELF Collection 🌍 harnessing the power of Earth's natural clays and nutrient-rich Ayurvedic plants. Your wash day just got exciting! Our first ever shower items:

✨Balancing Clay Hair Cleanser & Nourishing Naram Conditioner✨

🌍100% waterless cleanser
🌱90% natural formulas,
🚫0 sulfates & silicones
🚿2,000 year old, Earth's best natural purifier, MULTANI MITTI, Indian Fuller's Eath clay, gently cleaning your scalp
🌴Yummy, creamy, moisturizing queen Indian tropical fruit, KOKUM BUTTER, softening your strands

#UNEARTHyourself

07/23/2021

Introducing ✨NOURISHING NARAM CONDITIONER ✨

🌺Whipped up moisturizing conditioner heaven for your strands using creamy Kokum Butter, a tropical Indian fruit, which absorbs beautifully into your strands and softens it from the inside. Mixed with Ashwagandha, powerful adaptogen protecting your hair from free radical damage and keeps your tresses strong and protected.

Perfect balanced conditioner for all hair types. Naram, नरम, means something that is soft and gives comfort in Hindi.

💚80% plant-based formula, cruelty-free, vegan

💚Free of sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, alcohol, synthetic dyes & fragrances. Safe for color & treated hair.

💚 Ingredients gentle to grow, reliable for farmers, nutritious for you

#UNEARTHyourself

07/23/2021

1 more day🌍UNEARTH the power of Earth's natural clay minerals. Few more hours until you get your new fave shower items 🚿

Model: @sanajaverikadri Makeup/Hair: @makeupbyamrita Photography: @simrahfarrukh Jewelry: @the.olio.stories Styling: @shaz_rajashekar @seekikuclick @tauristar @curlymichelle62 @rosiedrussell Outfits: our mom's katha stitch shawl

07/22/2021

90% natural-ingredient cleanser & conditioner✨Coming 7.23. Head to link in bio for EARLY ACCESS

Model: @sanajaverikadri Makeup/Hair: @makeupbyamrita Photography: @simrahfarrukh Jewelry: @the.olio.stories Styling: @shaz_rajashekar @seekikuclick @tauristar @curlymichelle62 Outfits: our mom's katha stitch shawl

07/21/2021

Not your yawn shampoo & conditioner ✨ EARLY ACCESS link in bio

05/17/2021

Although research into adaptogens’ benefits began around World War II, ancient medical systems have utilized these powerful substances for thousands of years, including Ayurveda and TCM.

🌿AYURVEDIC ADAPTOGENIC HERBS FOR HAIR HEALTH

🌿PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH: Amla helps metabolize iron for hair, key for hair growth.
🌿BLOCKS DHT: Licorice Root contains poly estrogens, which reduces the production of testosterone levels and in turn, controls DHT levels in your scalp.
*DHT is a derivative of testosterone (both males and females have it), and though important for many things when produced in excess levels it's a common factor in hair loss for both men and women.
🌿BALANCE CORTISOL: Ashwagandha and Tulsi have studies showing their capability in lowering cortisol, your stress hormone. Stress is one of the leading factors of hair loss.

💁🏽‍♀️And you know that these powerful herbs are in our Prewash... #SHIKSyourself

📖A little history lesson:
Russian toxicologist Nikolay Lazarev introduced the term “adaptogen” in 1957, defining them as substances that heighten the body’s “non-specific resistance” to stress and fatigue. Russian scientists were looking to improve soldiers’ stamina through herbal medicine during WWII.

Although research into adaptogens’ benefits began around World War II, ancient medical systems have utilized these powerful substances for thousands of years, including Ayurveda and TCM.

🌿AYURVEDIC ADAPTOGENIC HERBS FOR HAIR HEALTH

🌿PROMOTES HAIR GROWTH: Amla helps metabolize iron for hair, key for hair growth.
🌿BLOCKS DHT: Licorice Root contains poly estrogens, which reduces the production of testosterone levels and in turn, controls DHT levels in your scalp.
*DHT is a derivative of testosterone (both males and females have it), and though important for many things when produced in excess levels it's a common factor in hair loss for both men and women.
🌿BALANCE CORTISOL: Ashwagandha and Tulsi have studies showing their capability in lowering cortisol, your stress hormone. Stress is one of the leading factors of hair loss.

💁🏽‍♀️And you know that these powerful herbs are in our Prewash... #SHIKSyourself

📖A little history lesson:
Russian toxicologist Nikolay Lazarev introduced the term “adaptogen” in 1957, defining them as substances that heighten the body’s “non-specific resistance” to stress and fatigue. Russian scientists were looking to improve soldiers’ stamina through herbal medicine during WWII.

05/13/2021

Why is AAPI Heritage Month in May? The first 10 days of May coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869.

This country is built by people coming from all corners of the world, bringing their language, food, culture, drive, passion, hard work, celebrations, dreams. We grew up so fortunate because of our immigrant parents working so hard so we could have a good life, just like so many other immigrants who came before them and after. We pay homage to our culture, ancestors and heritage through our company. We are proud to be part of the AAPI community, and for all who came before us and paved these paths. We are a community but all different, unique and beautiful 💚

🙏🏽Thank you @forbes and @annarosalie

Why is AAPI Heritage Month in May? The first 10 days of May coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869.

This country is built by people coming from all corners of the world, bringing their language, food, culture, drive, passion, hard work, celebrations, dreams. We grew up so fortunate because of our immigrant parents working so hard so we could have a good life, just like so many other immigrants who came before them and after. We pay homage to our culture, ancestors and heritage through our company. We are proud to be part of the AAPI community, and for all who came before us and paved these paths. We are a community but all different, unique and beautiful 💚

🙏🏽Thank you @forbes and @annarosalie

Photos from SHAZ & KIKS's post 05/04/2021

READ THROUGH 👉🏽Millions of farmers in India have rejected chemical pesticides as part of a growing movement that favors natural alternatives. Switching (back to) to the natural farming method began as a grassroots movement in 2000. These methods had existed for centuries in Indian agricultural practices but with the 1950s Green Revolution, pesticides were introduced (amongst other things) for mass, commercial production, and high crop yields.

👉🏽Pest infestations regularly destroy crops as insects develop resistance, causing farmers to take out loans to buy an increasing number of expensive chemical pesticides. Families face crippling healthcare costs, crop failure, loss of income, and debt, all directly related to pesticides.

👉🏽Farmers have experimented with natural pest control such as 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘪 𝘱𝘦𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴 to manage insects, and by planting trap crops like 𝘮𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘰𝘭𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳. At @shazandkiks we source 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘮 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘰𝘪𝘭 from India which are natural byproducts of many farms due to their pest management magic AND are nutritious for your scalp and hair!

👉🏽 Our goal is to source and use ingredients like these that are important to build an ethical and responsible cycle of production. Beneficial for the planet, for farmers and their families, and for your scalp and hair #intersectionalenvironmentalism

🙌🏾NOW MOST IMPORTANTLY: If you love and consume fruits/veggie produce, rice, cotton, sugar, spices, diamonds, natural beauty products there's a BIG chance that it came from India (or parts of it did). And India now needs your help! Please enter our COVID Relief for India Raffle (open till this Friday) donate any amount to a COVID relief fund, and enter the most ultimate raffle prize that 16 brands have contributed items to. Check out the details, link in bio.

If you're not into the raffle, all good, donate even $5 to any vetted relief fund and you can make a difference.
📸 @natgeotravel

04/25/2021

10% of proceeds this weekend will be donated to @give_india fund that is providing medical supplies and equipment. You can donate directly (link in bio). Besides SHAZ & KIKS being rooted in our heritage, we exist because of all the wonderful partners we work with in India to bring this company to life. Please support 🙏🏽

10% of proceeds this weekend will be donated to @give_india fund that is providing medical supplies and equipment. You can donate directly (link in bio). Besides SHAZ & KIKS being rooted in our heritage, we exist because of all the wonderful partners we work with in India to bring this company to life. Please support 🙏🏽

04/21/2021

Listen till the end, worth it. The power and strength of women will always be our guiding force. 💫 @pari.network

This series by @psainath_pari done two decades looks into the work women do at home, on the fields, in brick kilns, and beyond.

04/14/2021

When you share love, you defeat hate. Get a 𝘧𝘳𝘦𝘦 LOVE IS THE HAIR tote bag when you donate $15 during checkout on our site (you'll see it in your cart as an option). 100% of your donations geta shared across 3 important causes that celebrates love @supportkind @ggenyc @itgetsbetter. 💚 We started this initiative in February and so many of you have donated and gotten these super soft, 100% cotton totes, thank you 🙌🏾 We only have a few left so go support these causes, celebrate love and get this adorbs tote!

💫@keya_rajashekar #youretheSHIKS

Photos from SHAZ & KIKS's post 04/06/2021

There is little regulation around terminology in the US when it comes to your beauty products. This means we, as companies, can say a bunch of stuff to describe what we're selling that has no real meaning. But it's really important for us to make sure we set clear definitions and goals for us internally and also to communicate that with you all, so there is transparency on how we create our products that you ultimately support with your wallet and put on your body.

We talk a lot about our nutrient-rich beneficial herbs, oils & flowers that we use primarily in our formulation and how they're highly effective in taking care of your scalp and hair. But we also want to make sure we're conscious about how these plants grow on our planet and who grows them. #earthmonth

1: Sesame seed
2: Shikakai pods
3. Reetha soap nut powder
4: Tamarind
5: Amla berry
🌱All these raw ingredients are used in our formulas (and many more) and are what we define as eco-friendly.

03/24/2021

Mudras or hand gestures stimulate your body's energy flow, according to Ayurveda. Prithvi Mudra, in the picture, is the 'mudra of the earth'. It helps balance the earth elements in your body and decrease the fire elements. It is said that this mudra helps to strengthen your body tissues and increase blood circulation to your brain and scalp, including your hair roots. Hence being a popular mudra to help with the healthiness of your hair.

To practice this mudra, sit comfortably in any asana in a clean and quiet place with palms facing upwards. Join the tip of the ring finger with the thumb gently pressing against each other while the remaining three fingers i.e the index finger, the middle finger, and the pinky finger remain slightly stretched outwards. Think positive, healthy thoughts. Think about how wonderful of a person you are.

Image from Pinterest

Mudras or hand gestures stimulate your body's energy flow, according to Ayurveda. Prithvi Mudra, in the picture, is the 'mudra of the earth'. It helps balance the earth elements in your body and decrease the fire elements. It is said that this mudra helps to strengthen your body tissues and increase blood circulation to your brain and scalp, including your hair roots. Hence being a popular mudra to help with the healthiness of your hair.

To practice this mudra, sit comfortably in any asana in a clean and quiet place with palms facing upwards. Join the tip of the ring finger with the thumb gently pressing against each other while the remaining three fingers i.e the index finger, the middle finger, and the pinky finger remain slightly stretched outwards. Think positive, healthy thoughts. Think about how wonderful of a person you are.

Image from Pinterest

Our Story

SHAZ&KIKS is a beauty wellness brand founded by two sisters who have an immeasurable bond that is built on encouragement, care, and laughter. Our products are inspired by our childhood summers in India watching the wonderful women in our family make natural beauty products by hand, rooted in Ayurvedic practices. For generations, Indian women have passed down formulas and shared beauty rituals. And now we are bringing them to you!

Our products are made primarily with plant-based ingredients, including herbs, oils & flowers that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids & minerals that nourish the body. We are free of sulphates, silicones, parabens, mineral oils & synthetic dyes or fragrances (and 1,000 more ingredients that are common and approved in beauty products in the USA but are harmful). Our formulas are clean and friendly — nothing that harms you, animals or the environment.

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