People will spend hundreds of dollars on skincare products for clean, hydrated, healthy skin. But when it comes to hair, they’ll settle for products that have tons of harsh ingredients that can damage hair in the long run.
Thankfully, companies like Hairstory are revolutionizing hair care with their toxin-free formulas. Hairstory’s products are formulated to bring out soft, shiny, healthy-looking hair in everybody’s hair type.
Not sure what ingredients you should keep or toss? Our editors compiled a list of the 5 red flags you should be avoiding when it comes to your hair products:
Most drugstore shampoos contain sulfates: very strong detergents that take the oil from your scalp through a chemical reaction, making your hair brittle and frizzy in the process. They can often even lead your scalp to overproduce oil to compensate for the dryness, so you have to wash your hair more often - it’s a wash, grease, repeat cycle.
Parabens are used as a preservative to stop bacteria from growing in cosmetics such as shampoo. Unfortunately, parabens have been possibly linked to increased growth of breast cancer cells.
3. Sodium Chloride
Sodium Chloride is the scientific name for salt. It’s often added to shampoo and conditioner to make the consistency thicker, but it can make sensitive scalps dry and itchy and even lead to eventual hair loss.
4. Synthetic Fragrance
Products that have fragrance on their label contain thousands of hidden chemicals that can irritate the skin and also lead to hair loss, or even disrupt the reproductive system and cause asthma.* Not to mention sometimes they’re so strong they could give you a headache.
5. Excessive Plastic
By now we all know that excessive use of plastic is bad for the environment. Most brands have no refill option for their plastic bottles, leading to tons of empty bottles being tossed and no doubt improperly recycled. On the other hand, Hairstory ships out refills in a big pouch, and 3 pouches contain as much plastic as 1.5 typical shampoo bottles.
Hairstory’s shampoo-and-conditioner replacement, New Wash, is the perfect way to avoid these haircare red flags.
You can take their quiz to determine which New Wash is for you — Original, Rich or Deep. When you start using New Wash, you’ll notice there's an adjustment period of a few weeks where your hair may look greasy because it is getting used to producing less oil.
Bonus: you don’t need a conditioner with Hairstory because it's a cleanser packed with moisturizing ingredients!
Hairstory also has a Hair Balm and a Hair Oil that are completely free of toxic chemicals. The balm adds moisture and definition to a lazy air-dry, and the oil keeps the frizz away, and smells AMAZING. They also have a styling Wax which doesn’t look greasy, but gives hair a medium hold with a smooth finish.
After several weeks of switching to Hairstory’s products, you’ll notice your hair getting less greasy and your wash days becoming more spread out. Plus, the amazing feeling of gorgeous, shiny, healthy hair.
If you’re looking to make the switch away from toxic products and have your hair looking its best, we’d highly recommend Hairstory.