This Is Why Traditional Shampoo Is So Harmful

Let's get one thing straight. Traditional shampoo and conditioner are not good for your hair in the slightest. It's the weirdest thing. Our bathrooms are dedicated to personal hygiene and taking care of ourselves, but in reality, our favorite hair products are extremely detrimental. If hair and skin are the two things people care most about as they age, then why aren't we doing a better job taking care of them?

Pretty much everything you know about shampoo and conditioner is a lie. First things first, shampoo is literally a detergent. Sure it cleans your hair, but it also strips all of the healthy oils your body naturally produces. These oils protect your hair to keep it soft and strong. Detergent is harsh. It's not like we'd use the same stuff to wash our bodies as we would our dishes, but that's basically what we're doing.

Not to mention, shampoo is chock full of harmful toxins and ingredients. Sulfates, parabens, sodium chloride, polyethylene glycols, formaldehyde—shampoo feels like more of a chemistry experiment than anything else. In fact, the only reason we use shampoo to begin with is because when water started becoming more mineral heavy, soap did not work nearly as well. Shampoo was the only way to wash yourself with both hard and soft water.

But most importantly, shampoo doesn't wash all of the build-off out of your hair. Shampoo actually over-cleans your hair which creates the need for conditioner. However, most conditioners contain synthetic silicones and waxes, the less likely they are to wash off as easily. Even conditioners which are supposed to have a positive effect on hair, can be damaging, partly due to the added weight to your hair and chemicals such as benzophenone and cetrimonium chloride. This creates an endless cycle of using shampoo to clean your hair, conditioner to mitigate the friz, and more shampoo to wash-up the build-out.

This build-up is notorious for countless bad hair days, and while there are many products to lessen the problem, there is only one solution to completely eradicate this problem—Hairstory.

Hairstory's New Wash completely revolutionizes the way we clean our hair. This magic elixir cleans and moisturizes your hear without any detergents, allowing your stressed-out scalp to return to normal in no time at all.

Lavender flower extract nourishes your hair follicles and provides moisture while aloe vera leaf juice helps balance pH and sooth your scalp. Other ingredients such as sunflower seed oil and peppermint oil help promote oxidation and blood circulation, while evening primrose oil nourishes the scalp while dissolving impurities and build-up. A balanced scalp means less production of oil, so your hair will look and behave as beautifully as it was meant to.

New Wash offers solutions for all hair types—whether your hair is thick, straight, sparse, curly, or colored, Hairstory has got you covered. Even better, History is committed to eco-friendly processes New Wash is 100% biodegradable and with their sustainable refill system, plastic consumption is reduced by 91%! You can even save up to 15% on each order when you join the Refill Club.

In addition to its original New Wash, Hairstory also offers New Wash Rich for a richer moisture and New Wash Deep for a deeper clean. And if you're new to Hairstory and don't know where to start, just take their super quick quiz to create your own custom starter kit!

Gone are the days of malicious shampoos and conditioners as Hairstory offers a game-changing solution for any bad hair day!

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