Hairstory's New Wash: Yay Or Nay?

For a lot of us, lockdown helped us realize just how much we were over-washing our hair.

But when we are in the routine of over-washing, it's hard to stop because our hair gets oily and dirty quickly and we have to wash it again.

We all have our go-to drugstore shampoo and conditioner at this stage - whatever one that has the nicest smell or makes our hair look shiny for a day or two after washing. However, some have started steering away from drugstore shampoo brands in search of alternatives with better ingredients.

Recently we've seen Hairstory's New Wash gain popularity with those making the switch. We decided to compare it to regular shampoo to see if we would recommend it. Here's what we found:

Key Similarities:

  • Both serve the purpose of washing your hair

Key Differences:

  • Hairstory is free from sulfates, parabens, silicones, and other harmful ingredients. Most drugstore brands are not
  • Hairstory delivers to your doorstep, some drug stores don't deliver
  • Hairstory has a sustainable subscription option called their "Refill Club." Most drugstores don't have subscriptions
  • Hairstory's refill's contain no unnecessary plastic. Drugstore shampoo bottles are made of plastic
  • Hairstory's New Wash comes in 3 types: Original, Rich, and Deep. There are so many drugstore brands, the options can be overwhelming
  • Hairstory has a thorough quiz to help you figure out which product is right for you
  • Hairstory has a money-back guarantee.

Drugstore Brand Overview:

Most shampoo and conditioner brands that you can buy in your local drugstore contain harsh ingredients like sulfates and other detergents that over-clean your hair - the same detergents found in cleaning products!

Turns out, if it foams it's probably not good for your hair. Drugstore shampoo strips away your scalp's natural protective oils, so your body ends up overproducing oils in response. Then we have to add moisture again by using conditioner and our hair is greasy in no time. It's the vicious wash, grease, repeat cycle.

These detergents can also be a cause of dandruff due to an irritated, flaky scalp.

Hairstory Overview:

Hairstory's New Wash is a safe and effective substitute for shampoo and conditioner. It cleans your hair and scalp without stripping your natural oils or damaging the microbiome.

When comparing the ingredient lists of most drugstore brands to Hairstory, the difference is huge. Hairstory contains zero harsh chemicals. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Jojoba seed oil, Evening Primrose oil, Sunflower seed oil, Peppermint oil, Rose oil, and keratin are a few of the strengthening and conditioning ingredients included in New Wash.

Our editors couldn't wait to try out New Wash. It takes a little while for your hair to get used to the switch depending on your hair type. Some people have no transition issues, but on average it can take 2-4 weeks of using New Wash 'til the results are fully set in. In our experience it was about the 2 week mark.

When your hair gets used to New Wash, you don't need to wash it as often because the wash, grease, repeat cycle has been broken. Once our hair got used to it we noticed our hair looking healthier and shinier than it's ever been!

Hairstory's Refill Club is worth noting too - members can subscribe and get a discount on their New Wash, plus free shipping. You'll receive an aluminum refillable container equipped with a convenient pump dispenser, and every 10-14 weeks you'll be sent a pouch to refill your bottle, meaning 63% less plastic consumption.

Final Thoughts

After trying Hairstory's New Wash, we can confirm it's no myth. We've fully made the switch from our drugstore brands to New Wash, and we've noticed a huge difference in our hair. It costs $40 for 8 oz., which seems like a lot, but we hardly ever have to wash our hair anymore!

Plus, our hair is in the best condition it's ever been in, so we're saving money by not having to use repairing products, serums, hair masks, and detanglers. Hairstory's products don't stop at New Wash though - they have tons of other products to help you reach your hair goals.

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