If You’re Thinking Of Trying Hairstory’s Shampoo & Conditioner Alternative - Read This
Editor’s Note: My hair was dry and damaged and would get greasy so quickly. I decided to try Hairstory’s New Wash after a friend recommended it. Here's what happened...
What My Hair Looked Like Pre-Hairstory:
Before trying Hairstory New Wash, my hair was super damaged and dry. I needed to wash it almost daily, it would get greasy so fast! I would wash it in the morning before work, and then by that evening, it looked greasy again.
I tried so many things to repair it – hair masks, serums, oils, leave-in conditioners, you name it! But nothing seemed to work. It just cost me a ton and left me with no long-term results.
A friend told me to try Hairstory New Wash, but I shrugged it off, assuming it would be no different from other products I’d tried. But she kept encouraging me to try it, promising that it’s completely different from any other hair product out there.
New Wash is an alternative to shampoo and conditioner. My friend told me the shampoo and conditioners at your local store are terrible for your hair. Most shampoos contain detergents that over-clean your hair and strip it of its natural protective oils, so your hair overproduces oil in response (hence, greasy hair!).
I had no idea that these products weren’t good for my hair, but it made sense. The treatments I was using weren’t working because they were the opposite of what my hair truly needed. Hairstory debunks the vicious cycle of shampoo, condition, repeat.
Although I finally felt hopeful, I still wasn’t convinced that Hairstory was for me. Sure, it may have worked for my friend, but maybe it's not the answer for everyone.
I decided to do some research and I saw that they had three different options. New Wash Original is suitable for thin, thick, straight, and curly hair. They also have New Wash Deep for oily hair, and New Wash Rich which is best for thick, textured, or damaged hair. Their 23-step quiz helps point you in the right direction of which will most likely work best for you.
I took a leap of faith and ordered New Wash Rich, and the rest is history.
What My Hair Looked Like Post-Hairstory:
My order came promptly and when it arrived I compared its ingredients to my old shampoo. I loved that the formula is mostly plant-based, biodegradable, and contains no harsh toxins, unlike other brands.
Hairstory is fully transparent about their ingredients. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, "Jojoba" seed oil, "Evening Primrose" oil, Sunflower seed oil, Rose oil, and Keratin are some of the safe ingredients used in New Wash. My old shampoo bottle had a huge ingredients list, with words I couldn’t even pronounce!
I started with New Wash right away. After the first few washes, I didn’t notice a huge difference in my hair, but I stuck with it anyway – my friend warned me that there would be a period of adjustment that may last a few weeks.
When I got to about the third week, I started to feel a difference. My hair was getting greasy less frequently, and it was beginning to look less dry and healthier overall.
Fast forward a few months, and my hair is fully transformed thanks to Hairstory. It’s healthier, shinier, less greasy, and less dry. I don’t have to wash it very often, maybe once a week now. I’m getting compliments on my hair all the time, I never thought that day would come!
I’m spending much less on hair products - the only product I need now is New Wash. I’ve signed up for their Refill Club, so I can subscribe and save while never having to worry about running out. They send you an aluminum refillable container equipped with a pump dispenser so you use less packaging (and less plastic) - convenient and sustainable!
If your hair is feeling damaged lately, try Hairstory New Wash.