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Why I Gave up Shampoo

About a month ago, New York City based HairStory Studio reached out to me and asked if I could try out their special shampoo product for 30 days. I, accepted, of course. What I didn’t realize, though, was the exact type of journey this would be for me and my hair – both in terms of health and education.

Unlike most bloggers, who have long luxurious locks, I have very thin hair. As a result, I try to seek out more gentle and natural hair products. Even with this added care, I still have found myself in desperate need of some TLC.

Perhaps some of you can relate: I struggle with growing my hair past a certain length – it always breaks off or splits by the time it reaches my shoulders. When I wash my hair, it will tangle like a ball of knots.

My hair care routine is generally pretty simple. Shampoo, conditioner, and occasionally some coconut oil on the ends. When HairStory send me their “new wash” product and I began using it immediately.

During the first shower, I couldn’t help but think, What in the world is this stuff? There is no way this will clean my hair!

The New Wash smells like fresh peppermint candy, which is right up my alley, but the lack of foam and suds made it seem more like a moisturizer than soap.

Sure enough, as I began researching the no-suds product, my skepticism subsided. HairStory believes that certain ingredients in regular shampoo dehydrate hair and strip it of essential oils. “New Wash” is made with ingredients like Aloe and Lavender Oil to keep hair hydrated, only washing out excess oils.


HairStory “New Wash” is…

  • All natural
  • Contains essential oils and natural cleansers
  • Smells great
  • Certified organic
  • Paraben-free
  • Pthalate and sulfate free (sulfates are great for washing dishes but harsh on hair)
  • Detergent free

The lack of lathering certainly felt unusual for the first couple days, but I noticed an immediate difference in my hair (and my scalp!). You can expect your hair to feel silky soft, smooth and healthy.

Oh, and the best part is that my already simple hair care routine just became so much more simple. New Wash replaces both shampoo and conditioner. I practically can just leave my hair alone. It doesn’t tangle after I shower anymore, so there is no need to comb out ratty knots. I’d love to see how different my hair looks after a few months with HairStory. Perhaps, one day I will have those long luxurious blogger waves!

Ready to try it? Fill out the information on this page and they will contact you shortly about a bottle!