SHAZ & KIKS

SHAZ & KIKS

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☃️ I feel like my purpose lately is being the biggest hype woman for all my favorite #AAPIBrands, which is why I’m so excited to feature these badass humans behind the brands I shared in my 2021 #HolidayGiftGuide (Snag a copy here: elizabethsu.com/mondayvibes for exclusive codes to save $$$ on your #holidayshopping! 🛍). Tag your #AAPIowned biz besties I didn’t mention here!

⬇️ FOUNDERS:

☃️ For the Burned Out Friend:

✿ ADITI® Candle Founder: Aditi Ramesh Aditi's SHOP
✿ Masala My Life Founder: Anu Mannar Masala My Life
✿ Socola Chocolatier Founder: Wendy Lieu

🧘🏻‍♀️ For the Wellness Lover:

✿ Just Like The Moon Founder: V Babida @justlikethemoon_
✿ Shaz and Kiks Founders: Shaz Rajashekar and Kiku Chaudhuri SHAZ & KIKS
✿ Strange Bird Founder: Tina Chow Rudolf Strange Bird Beauty

✈️ For the Traveler:

✿ One Stripe Chai Co. Founder: Farah Jesani
✿ PINK MOON Founder: Lin Chen @pinkmoon.co
✿ @The Chit Chaat Founders: Afra Nehal and Zoya Khan thechitchaat

🎁 For the Person Who Has Everything:

✿ Happy Society Founder: Brittany Nguyen The happy society
✿ Bake Me Healthy Founder: Kimberle Lau
✿ Boba Guys Founders: Andrew Chau and Bin Chen

🥑 For the Foodie:

✿ Simply Mithai Founder: Ambreen Ahmed
✿ Annie's T Cakes Founder: Annie Wang
✿ Omsom Founders: Vanessa and Kim Pham

📚 For the Book Worm:

✿ Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean
✿ Milky & Co. Founders: Hannah and Esther Cho Milky & Co. Studios
✿ Carolyn Suzuki Goods Founder: Carolyn Suzuki
🎄🎁 My monthly Monday Vibes Newsletter is ALL about uplifting and supporting AAPI brands. That’s why we are so excited to share this holiday gift guide with some of our fave AAPI-owned brands from 2021.

BUT there’s more—I’ve partnered with these brands to share special DISCOUNT CODES just for you, which will be revealed on Monday, December 6 only for my newsletter peeps! 😎 (You guys are the real MVPs)

Tap my link in bio to subscribe or shoot me a DM and I’ll get you on the list, so you can show these brands some love, get you or a loved one a bomb ass gift AND save some $$$ while you’re at it! Happy Holiday Shopping! 🛍

🕯The Burned Out Friend

✿ ADITI Candle @shop_aditi // shopaditi.com
✿ Masala My Life Masala My Life // masalamylife.com
✿ Socola Chocolatier // socolachocolates.com

🌿 The Wellness Lover

✿ Just Like The Moon @justlikethemoon_ // justlikethemoonshop.com
✿ Shaz and Kiks SHAZ & KIKS // shazandkiks.com
✿ Strange Bird Strange Bird Beauty // strangebirdbeauty.com

✈️ The Traveler

✿ One Stripe Chai One Stripe Chai Co. // onestripechai.com
✿ Pink Moon PinkMoon Cosmetic Jordan // pinkmoon.co
✿ The Chit Chaat thechitchaat // thechitchaat.com

🎁 The One Who Has Everything

✿ Happy Society The happy society // thehappysociety.shop
✿ Bake Me Healthy Bake Me Healthy // bakemehealthybox.com
✿ Boba Guys Boba Guys // thebobakit.com

🥑 The Foodie

✿ Simply Mithai @simplymithai // simplymithai.com
✿ Annie’s T Annie's T Cakes // anniestcakes.com
✿ Omsom Omsom // omsom.com

📚 The Book Worm

✿ Tokyo Ever After by Emiko Jean Emiko Jean // emikojean.com
✿ Milky & Co. Milky & Co. Studios // milkyandcostudios.carrd.com
✿ Carolyn Suzuki Carolyn Suzuki // carolynsuzukigoods.com

#womensupportingwomen #AAPIbrands #holidaygiftguide #giftguide #AAPIowned #shopsmall #APIbrands #asianbrands #HolidayShopping #HolidaySeason #cleanbeauty #femalefounders #greenbeauty #nontoxicbeauty #HolidayGifts #GiftIdeas #HolidayGiftIdeas #Christmasshopping #Christmasgiftideas #WOCowned #supportwoc
💜 🪔 In celebration of #Diwali we’ve rounded up 8 super cute brands to support and to love on our #SouthAsian sisters! These are the kinds of celebrations and #badasswomen we love to highlight in my monthly Monday Vibes #Newsletter! Drop a 🙋🏻‍♀️ in the comments if you want to get on the list!

✿ SHAZ & KIKS - Haircare rooted in #Ayurveda

✿ One Stripe Chai Co. - Organic and #WOCowned teas, coffees and puzzles

✿ @shop_aditi - Non-toxic & vegan #handpouredcandles

✿ thechitchaat - Cards & gifts

✿ Masala My Life - #consciouslycurated #Indianinspired #giftboxes

✿ @simplymithai - Pastry chef WOC-owned: Creator of mithai-filled #bonbons

✿ Madhu Chocolate - Indian-inspired #chocolate

✿ Scrumptious Wicks - Luxury #homefragrance, inspired by food and culture
🎉 Congratulations to Product Launch - Haircare winner, SHAZ & KIKS 🎉

The Expert Committee ultimately chose BACK TO YOUR ROOTS Scalp + Hair Prewash by SHAZ & KIKS because they loved that, in a new product category, this product speaks to all women with targeted formulations that are inclusive of all hair types.

👉Would you like to be considered for next year’s Beacon Awards? Let us know! We’re currently accepting suggestions for the 2022 nominees list. Fill out the form on our page and we’ll contact you if you’ve been selected! Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3hSJoZXZ
🎉 Congratulations to Product Launch - Haircare winner, SHAZ & KIKS 🎉

The Expert Committee ultimately chose BACK TO YOUR ROOTS Scalp + Hair Prewash by SHAZ & KIKS because they loved that, in a new product category, this product speaks to all women with targeted formulations that are inclusive of all hair types.

👉Would you like to be considered for next year’s Beacon Awards? Let us know! We’re currently accepting suggestions for the 2022 nominees list. Fill out the form on our page and we’ll contact you if you’ve been selected! Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3hSJoZXZ
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.
Dear Sir (Madam),

JES Packaging Product Co., Ltd. We made this packaging product for your company. Contact me to get better services!

Best regards!
Jack
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://pcjspack.en.alibaba.com/
🟡 BUILT IN TEXAS🟡

Meet SHAZ & KIKS

A beauty brand created by two Austin-based, Indian American sisters, Kiku Chaudhuri and Shaz Rajashekar, powered by high-quality, plant-based haircare products and rituals rooted in their Indian heritage. The startup is also creating a responsible cycle of production partnering with traditional farming and artisan communities where their ingredients originate from.

Co-Founder Kiku Chaudhuri stopped by our weekly show #BuiltInTexas on Monday to share a little bit of her journey and how Shaz and Kiks continued to thrive forward, even in a pandemic.

(Learn more about the brand, support and shop their wildly popular prewash here: www.shazandkiks.com.)

#texaswomen
#femalefounders
#austintexas
#HerTexas
Step up your hair game with tools and accessories from AAPI-owned brands like KULFI, Insertnamehere, SHAZ & KIKS, Útiles Beauty and Chunks Hair Accessories.
BUILT IN TEXAS: We’re talking about building a next level, wellness/beauty brand based in Austin next Monday on #BuiltInTexas!

Our weekly show streams live every Monday at 11am via here on our page.

Joining the convo is Kiku Chauduri ⭐️

Kiku is the co-founder of SHAZ & KIKS, a hair wellness company that is creating haircare inspired by ancient Indian rituals. Kiku and her sister created the company with the mission of sharing the holistic, plant-based products and rituals that have been passed down by generations of Indian women.

Prior to SHAZ & KIKS, Kiku worked in the digital space for 15+ years; first analytics and then strategy and product development. Kiku worked at Conde Nast (Vogue and GQ) leading digital growth and innovation before she started her entrepreneurial journey.

#texaswomen
#femalefounders
#womensupportingwomen
#HerTexas
Austin, we’re coming for ya!

Tune in next Monday 11am for a special #femalefounder edition of #BuiltInTexas.

We’re talking about female entrepreneurship in Texas with four special guests:

Lesley Robinson, Director, Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (WEL)

Samantha Bryant, Student Advisory Board President, Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (WEL)

Kiku Chaudhuri, Co-Founder, SHAZ & KIKS

Jasmin Brand, serial entrepreneur & founder Her Texas

Check out the convo LIVE 11-11:30am right here on our page.

#TheNewTexas
#FindYourPlace
#texaswomen
Shipping shutdowns, travel bans, and stay-at-home precautions—to say nothing of every other company’s pivot to hand sanitizer production— have disrupted the way that the cosmetics and personal care industry does business in 2020.
In this panel discussion, cosmetics and personal care business content specialist and beauty industry thought leader Deanna Utroske will lead a discussion among experts who are making the decisions and solving the problems to keep the supply chain moving in a COVID-19 world.

REGISTER HERE 👉 https://www.wecosmoprof.com/en/education/calendario-eventi-generale/event-detail/?id=8

Thanks to:
#CosmeticsDesign.com
SHAZ & KIKS
Pacific Packaging Components, Inc.
Aptar

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

01/01/2022

Like clockwork, every 1st of January, we commit to resolutions for the year to come. Some years, these are simple like "find time to read more" and some years they're a little more lofty like "find a life partner and travel the world." But as we celebrate a third new year amidst a global pandemic — we're realizing that identifying the top of the mountain we want to climb isn't enough. There's too much out of our control, there's too much we don't see coming. Too many goals that lose importance and too many dreams that evolve into something new & exciting.

So this year, we encourage you to choose rituals over resolutions and guidelines over goals. Don't get us wrong: we're still dreaming big with a long list of things we'd like to achieve... but we're focusing more on the daily tasks that will get us there. Things like waking up ten minutes earlier so we aren't rushed getting out the door, buying a planner to handwrite to do lists, talking to our ma every day — the little things that become an essential part of achieving the big things 💚

In 2022, we encourage you to join us and commit to enjoying the process and the climb to the summit. So that even if these unprecedented times get the best of us, we can look back 12 months from now in pride at how we've grown.

01/01/2022

Our wish for you in 2022 💚 See you next year 👋🏽

Our wish for you in 2022 💚 See you next year 👋🏽

12/28/2021

✨ COUNTING DOWN ✨
...to NYE, but also to our Gift Shop closing. 12/31 is the 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗮𝘆 to get your hands on our limited edition holiday goodies. While they're becoming fan favorites, these three sets will sadly not be making a comeback any time soon:

💚 Balancing Act Mini Duo Set (almost sold out)
💚 With Love, India Duo Set
💚 Happy Scalp Happy Hair Trio Set (20% savings!!)

Grab 'em while you can! 🏃🏾‍♀️

12/24/2021

Plot twist: Santa actually prefers chakli and chai to cookies and milk 🤫🎅🏽

12/18/2021

Ok here's the sitch. We talk a lot about ingredients, sustainability, & Ayurveda buuut let's be real — the goal is give you dramatic hair flip worthy locks. We're talking bollywood-movie-mirror-shattering-sass-radiating-heart-eyes-inducing dramatic. Here's the strong hair don't care lineup:

⚡ Back To Your Roots 𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗽 + 𝗛𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘄𝗮𝘀𝗵 (two formulas)
🫐 Unearth Yourself 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘆 𝗛𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗖𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀𝗲𝗿
🌿 Unearth Yourself 𝗡𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗡𝗮𝗿𝗮𝗺 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗿
💆🏻‍♀️ With Love, India 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗮 𝗢𝗶𝗹 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗦𝗮𝗴𝗲 + 𝗩𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿
🪵 Home-Combing Queen 𝗛𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗡𝗲𝗲𝗺 𝗪𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗯

Aaaaand there maybe even more coming in the new year 👀

12/17/2021

If found, no need to return 🙃

If found, no need to return 🙃

Photos from SHAZ & KIKS's post 12/15/2021

Just out here thinking about how these beautiful depictions of goddess have been revered for centuries world over, but women today are still stuck dealing with shaming over body/hair/skintones 🤔

Slide 1: Mami Wata, a water spirit venerated across Africa
Slide 2: Kali, the powerful Hindu Goddess of Death
Slide 3: Pele, Hawaii's Goddess of Volcanoes — believed to have created the Hawaiian islands
Slide 4: Venus of Willendorf - a fertility figure and mother goddess symbol
Slide 5: Yemaya, Yoruba Goddess of Rivers and Ocean

Photos from SHAZ & KIKS's post 12/15/2021

Just out here thinking about how these beautiful depictions of goddess have been revered for centuries world over, but women today are still stuck dealing with shaming over body/hair/skintones 🤔

Slide 1: Mami Wata, a water spirit venerated across Africa
Slide 2: Pele, Hawaii's Goddess of Volcanoes — believed to have created the Hawaiian islands
Slide 3: Kali, the powerful Hindu Goddess of Death
Slide 4: Venus of Willendorf - a fertility figure and mother goddess symbol
Slide 5: Yemaya, Yoruba Goddess of Rivers and Ocean

12/14/2021

YOU SHOP, SHIKS SHIPS (say that three times real fast) 📦🚚 Today is the 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙙𝙖𝙮 to place orders and receive them before Christmas. And because we're feeling generous— for 24 hours only, we're offering 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐏𝐏𝐈𝐍𝐆 on all orders 💃🏻 No minimum spend. No code required. Ends tonight at 11:59pm PST.

Get your orders in so we can get them out in time!

#FreeShippingDay

YOU SHOP, SHIKS SHIPS (say that three times real fast) 📦🚚 Today is the 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙙𝙖𝙮 to place orders and receive them before Christmas. And because we're feeling generous— for 24 hours only, we're offering 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐏𝐏𝐈𝐍𝐆 on all orders 💃🏻 No minimum spend. No code required. Ends tonight at 11:59pm PST.

Get your orders in so we can get them out in time!

#FreeShippingDay

12/11/2021

Still not sure what to get your bff/sibling/work wife for the holidays? Gotchu covered 💚 We're giving away THREE $50 #ShazAndKiks giftcards... straight to the people YOU want to gift them to 🎅🏽🎁 All you gotta do is:

⮕ Follow us @shazandkiks
⮕ Like this photo
⮕ Tag the person you want us to send a giftcard to and tell us why them (and no... it can't be yourself 🙃). One tag per comment. Multiple entries allowed.

Giveaway ends Thursday, 16 December 11:59pm PST. So, GO GO GO! Tag all your friends, family, coworkers, and IG friends. Be their (not-so) Secret Santa. Good luck :)

With love,
🌸 S&K

Still not sure what to get your bff/sibling/work wife for the holidays? Gotchu covered 💚 We're giving away THREE $50 #ShazAndKiks giftcards... straight to the people YOU want to gift them to 🎅🏽🎁 All you gotta do is:

⮕ Follow us @shazandkiks
⮕ Like this photo
⮕ Tag the person you want us to send a giftcard to and tell us why them (and no... it can't be yourself 🙃). One tag per comment. Multiple entries allowed.

Giveaway ends Thursday, 16 December 11:59pm PST. So, GO GO GO! Tag all your friends, family, coworkers, and IG friends. Be their (not-so) Secret Santa. Good luck :)

With love,
🌸 S&K

Photos from SHAZ & KIKS's post 12/11/2021

What a way to end the year🍾we have been accepted into SEPHORA Accelerate Cohort 2022🍾

We are honored and humbled to have this opportunity to be mentored by the top beauty industry experts and leaders for the next 6 months and then... LAUNCH at Sephora. Beyond a pinch-me moment and we couldn't have gotten here without all the love and support we get from y'all!

💚Cheers to more representation, more inclusivity, more celebration in beauty, and of course... Your healthiest hair 💚

#Sephora #SephoraAccelerate #representationmatters

Photos from SHAZ & KIKS's post 12/08/2021

Almost sold out of our Cleanser + Conditioner Mini Duo Set 😱 This adorable mini gift set (parceled in a handmade jute bag) is a limited edition holiday item and once sold out.. say buh bye.

Balancing Act Mini Duo Set is the perfect gift or a way for you to trial our best selling Unearth Yourself Balancing Clay Hair Cleanser & Unearth Yourself Nourishing Naram Conditioner 🌍

#PlantbasedHaircare
#Ayurveda
#CleanBeauty

12/06/2021

Oil for oily hair? YESSS, but it depends...

Hair typically looks greasy when your scalp is dehydrated and working doubletime to produce moisture, often overcompensating and resulting in clogged pores and hair follicles. The sebum and "oiliness" then travels to your strands.

While adding oil might not sound like a remedy for oily hair, the right oils like moringa and coconut can actually regulate your sebum production. They balance your scalp and lift oil, packing on hydration without the grease. Add a few drops to your routine every second week and increase frequency depending on how you feel.

Here's the key 🔑 Make sure you're choosing a high quality, gentle, non-comedogenic oil. Often times, hair oils promise to add gloss to hair by including silicones to coat strands. Over time, these silicones form a film on your hair and scalp... leading to more clogged pores. That's why our restorative hair oil contains 100% single origin, cold-pressed moringa oil along with a healthy mix of gentle essential oils.

All that being said, we're going to keep it real: there ARE times when a hair oil might not be the best idea ❌ If your skin starts producing excessive amounts of oil, it can lead to Seborrheic Dermatitis (typically categorized by red patches). If that sounds like you, we recommend seeing a dermatologist.

12/04/2021

No, it's not mangosteen 🙃

Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about Kokum! Kokum butter is one of the key ingredients in our soft, whipped Unearth Yourself Nourishing Naram Conditioner.

Comparable to shea butter, kokum is a natural moisturizer that soothes dry or damaged skin. The difference? How light it is. Because of its weightless texture, kokum butter doesn't clog pores or hair follicles. It is also packed with antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds, especially vitamin E, that reduce inflammation and protect both scalp & hair against free radicals.

And if that wasn't enough, growing kokum is about as environmentally friendly as can be. It grows in both low rainfall and evergreen forests without the need for pesticides or fertilisers to yield well.

✅ Good for your scalp
✅ Good for our planet
✅ Good for farmers

What's not to love?

#KokumButter

No, it's not mangosteen 🙃

Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about Kokum! Kokum butter is one of the key ingredients in our soft, whipped Unearth Yourself Nourishing Naram Conditioner.

Comparable to shea butter, kokum is a natural moisturizer that soothes dry or damaged skin. The difference? How light it is. Because of its weightless texture, kokum butter doesn't clog pores or hair follicles. It is also packed with antioxidant and antimicrobial compounds, especially vitamin E, that reduce inflammation and protect both scalp & hair against free radicals.

And if that wasn't enough, growing kokum is about as environmentally friendly as can be. It grows in both low rainfall and evergreen forests without the need for pesticides or fertilisers to yield well.

✅ Good for your scalp
✅ Good for our planet
✅ Good for farmers

What's not to love?

#KokumButter

12/01/2021

🎵 It's the most wonderful time of the year 🎄🤶🏽

🎵 It's the most wonderful time of the year 🎄🤶🏽

11/28/2021

☝🏽 Us to all this recent hair loss...

As COVID-19 starts its junior year (😭), we gotta talk about one of the lesser known side effects: hair loss. While it's normal to lose upto 150 strands of hair a day, more and more people are reporting heightened shedding. Before you WebMD what it means and scare yourself into thinking the worst (we've been there...), here are the basics.**

❇️ Hair loss isn't a symptom of COVID-19 buuut 'rona 𝙘𝙖𝙣 trigger it. When your body undergoes stress, it redirects all energy to your vital functions: meaning things like clear skin, strong nails, and healthy hair stop being priorities. This can then result in Telogen Effluvium or TE, a condition where your hair growth cycle accelerates... leaving you with more hair shedding at the same time. But here's the catch: it only shows up 𝟰-𝟲 𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗵𝘀 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 you've been sick or stressed.

❇️ Stressors include fever, general illness, anxiety, or emotional trauma... any of those sound familiar as we live through a global pandemic? 🤔

❇️ As for treatment: would it be cliched to say patience is a virtue? Bc ugh, it's the only real cure here. While shedding can last for up to 6 months, it IS temporary! Your hair willl grow back after a natural reset. And while there are lots of home remedies and supplements out there, the one thing most dermatologists agree on is this: eat well and take care of your hair. Make sure your scalp is hydrated. Use a gentle comb. Champi it upppp. The rest will fall into place.

** If TE doesn't sound like the root of your hair loss, see a dermatologist. Hair loss can be triggered by a variety of causes so it's best to cover your bases :)

Photos from SHAZ & KIKS's post 11/27/2021

A note from us 💚 S&K

#smallbusinesssaturday
#femalefounder

11/25/2021

Thank you. We love you 💚
(we'd write a longer, sappier caption but we're too busy salivating in the kitchen sry bye)

#Thanksgiving2021

11/23/2021

IT'S HEREEEEEE!!

💚 Our BIGGEST sale of the year
👉🏽 20% off 𝙨𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚. Yup, on every product and every (already discounted) gift set or duo.

If you've had anything lingering in your cart these last few weeks, now's the time! These once-in-a-year prices last only FIVE DAYS till Sunday, 28 November 11:59pm PST. Run, don't walk 🏃🏽‍♀️ Hit that link in you-know-where.

11/22/2021

Okay, this is a long caption but we promise it's worth the read! ✨👇🏽 Although our planet is made up of over 70% water, only 3% of it is freshwater – the kind we use in everyday life and in the beauty and haircare industries. Our goal is to use as little of that 3% as we possibly can, which is why ourUnearth Yourselff Balancing Clay Hair Cleanser is waterless.

Water is involved in all stages of a product's lifecycle — from the harvesting and processing of raw ingredients, to formulation, packaging, shipping, and use. In fact, most traditional shampoos contain 70-80% water with much more H2O going into the production prior. With the clay cleanser, we aim to reduce our water footprint at every step along the way.

🌿 Multani Mitti, Kaolin Clay, and Glycerin are all mostly waterless already and our plant-based ingredients like Jamun, Jojoba, and Moringa don't require heavy irrigation either.

💧 Because our formulation is waterless, it's also more potent... which means that a little goes a looong way. Not only is that great for your hair (and your wallet), it also means significantly less water usage.

♻️ It's estimated that only 9% of all plastics are recycled, with most ending up polluting oceans and rivers (that vital 3% of freshwater). While we use partially recyclable packaging and jars made out of type 5 plastic (the easiest to recycle), the less jars used = the less plastic ending up in water bodies.

And here's the thing: we aren't perfect, but we're trying. While we have trace amounts of water in our glycerin (we're talking barely there levels), we're constantly working to be as water-efficient as possible. More than 1.1 billion people worldwide lack regular access to water. That's estimated to jump to over 5.5 billion by 2024. And we know... we can't solve global water shortages with one hair cleanser, but it's swaps like these that set us on the right path.

Okay, this is a long caption but we promise it's worth the read! ✨👇🏽 Although our planet is made up of over 70% water, only 3% of it is freshwater – the kind we use in everyday life and in the beauty and haircare industries. Our goal is to use as little of that 3% as we possibly can, which is why ourUnearth Yourselff Balancing Clay Hair Cleanser is waterless.

Water is involved in all stages of a product's lifecycle — from the harvesting and processing of raw ingredients, to formulation, packaging, shipping, and use. In fact, most traditional shampoos contain 70-80% water with much more H2O going into the production prior. With the clay cleanser, we aim to reduce our water footprint at every step along the way.

🌿 Multani Mitti, Kaolin Clay, and Glycerin are all mostly waterless already and our plant-based ingredients like Jamun, Jojoba, and Moringa don't require heavy irrigation either.

💧 Because our formulation is waterless, it's also more potent... which means that a little goes a looong way. Not only is that great for your hair (and your wallet), it also means significantly less water usage.

♻️ It's estimated that only 9% of all plastics are recycled, with most ending up polluting oceans and rivers (that vital 3% of freshwater). While we use partially recyclable packaging and jars made out of type 5 plastic (the easiest to recycle), the less jars used = the less plastic ending up in water bodies.

And here's the thing: we aren't perfect, but we're trying. While we have trace amounts of water in our glycerin (we're talking barely there levels), we're constantly working to be as water-efficient as possible. More than 1.1 billion people worldwide lack regular access to water. That's estimated to jump to over 5.5 billion by 2024. And we know... we can't solve global water shortages with one hair cleanser, but it's swaps like these that set us on the right path.

11/19/2021

Thankful for 𝓎𝑜𝓊

This week, we're giving you the gift of giving 💌
With every purchase of a full-size Prewash - you can send a friend, coworker, family member, mentor, or crush a 𝒻𝓇𝑒𝑒 Holiday Gift Bag: featuring minis of our Balancing Clay Hair Cleanser and Nourishing Naram Conditioner.

🛒 Simply add the Prewash to your cart, head to checkout, and leave the address of someone you're thankful for and want to send the Holiday Gift Bag to in the comments.

*Promo ends on Sunday, 11/21 at 11:59pm PST

Photos from SHAZ & KIKS's post 11/17/2021

Our Unearth Yourself Balancing Clay Hair Cleanser is packed with two powerhouse clay compounds: Kaolin and Multani Mitti (Indian Fuller's Earth, containing Bentonite). But what makes clay, over other cleansing ingredients, our holy grail? Well, clay is universally regarded as an effective cleanser that absorbs impurities without stripping nutrients. Both the compounds we use have proven results not just for hair, but also for skin and gut detoxification. Let's break it down.

💚 𝐊𝐚𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐧
gently cleanses hair and scalp, without excessive drying. Kaolin is GREAT for sensitive skin. It stimulates blood circulation and exfoliates the scalp: improving elasticity and strengthening hair.

💚 𝐁𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞
absorbs all toxins, chemicals, and impurities. Bentonite is a unique clay because of its ability to create an "electrical charge" when mixed with water. Dw, that doesn't mean you'll get electrocuted in the shower :) Just that upon mixture, bentonite turns into a magnet of sorts: pulling in all compounds with a positive charge. And what charge do most toxins have? You guessed it. Positive. Bye bye build up 👋🏾

Swipe through to read about how clay breaks down the four key scalp and hair irritants.

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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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