I am currently testing New Wash Shampoo by Hairstory Studio and I will be doing it for 30 days so I can give you the best review possible.
New Wash is cruelty-free and all bad stuff free.
Producer presents these benefits:
– Aloe juice, and oils of Jojoba seed, Sunflower seed, and Peppermint cleanse instead of detergent.
– Respects hair and scalp
– Preserves color
– Eliminates frizz
– Saves water, time, and money
– No need for conditioner or masque
I have bleached hair and very oily scalp, and trust me it’s so horrible to find a good shampoo. So, when Hairstory offered me New Wash to try I was super excited.
Have a look at the video how my hair looks like without any modelling. The last bit of the video is my hair after washing it with a New Wash. No straightening, nothing.
My feelings after the first wash.
Smells absolutely amazing
I thought I am washing my hair with conditioner. But that’s not a bad thing
I didn’t use the conditioner as my hair were very smooth without it
I didn’t experience any itching, which is incredible!
I didn’t have to use a straightener because my hair looked pretty nice
One thing which I’m not so sure about is how long your hair can last without washing. So, my hair is greasy the next day 😦 But this may change, maybe my hair will adapt. I am patient so I will be trying to wash my hair every second day to see how it goes.
City life can be stressful, especially when you don’t really like that city life but you don’t have a choice at the moment. But there is always something that can help you to relax and completely forget about the overcrowded tube and lack of nature around yourself. And that’s…
It helps me a lot. Because of fresh lavender smell, I can manage to forget that I am not in the forest near Camelot but in my own bedroom, or bathroom. I normally use my secret heavy weapon: lavender essential oil in my lovely diffuser, a lavender scented 100% vegancandle, dry lavender hanging from the curtain rods, and lavender Fresh Skin essential oil on my duvet. Yes, a lot of lavender. And this is not the end.. I have a lavender bubble bath and a lavender bath oil from NYR (ok, this one ‘just’ contains lavender). Wait, I also have a lavender tea (Pukka Night). Ok, I’m turning purple already.
Of course, you don’t need to use lavender only, and the fact I’m obsessed with it, it doesn’t mean everyone has to be. Another great soothing oil is eucalyptus oil, that helps to purify your interior and helps you with early spring nasal infections.
But what aromatherapy actually is?
To save you googling, I found some facts about it for you to read:
‘Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for nearly 6,000 years. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used them in cosmetics, perfumes, and drugs. Essential oils were also commonly used for spiritual, therapeutic, hygienic, and ritualistic purposes.
More recently, René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French chemist, discovered the healing properties of lavender oil when he applied it to a burn on his hand caused by an explosion in his laboratory. He then started to analyse the chemical properties of essential oils and how they were used to treat burns, skin infections, gangrene, and wounds in soldiers during World War I. In 1928, Gattefossé founded the science of aromatherapy. By the 1950s massage therapists, beauticians, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors, and other health care providers began using aromatherapy.
Aromatherapy did not become popular in the United States until the 1980s. Today, many lotions, candles, and beauty products are sold as “aromatherapy.” However, many of these products contain synthetic fragrances that do not have the same properties as essential oils.’
Why lavender is good for? As everyone probably knows, lavender helps with sleeping, but healing insomnia is not its only benefit. Lavender bath can relax your muscles after a hard cardio or heavy gym session, it can also be a relief after a stressful day at work or school. What else? Caught a cold? Feeling tired? Try lavender essential oil in a diffuser or vaporiser, I’m telling you, you’ll feel better!
If you’re interested in some more info click here.
Time for eucalyptus. It is known for centuries for its wound healing qualities. It is highly antiseptic oil and helps wounds to heal quicker and prevent microbial infections to develop. As I mentioned before is also excellent in respiratory system problems like asthma, blocked nose, etc.
Peppermint is antiseptic and antimicrobial, but also very calming. I think it’s great to blend lavender (lol) with the peppermint, such a great smell!
I gave you examples of these three because I use them, but there are so many essential oils and all of them have unique benefits and smells. Click here to explore.
As you probably saw on my Social Media, I decided to add a new posts category: Cruelty-Free Beauty products. Why? Let me tell you what kindled me to start being more aware of the brands I use. We’re all being influenced by someone or something. I must admit that Jenny Mustard had a big influence on me and since I started watching her videos, something just came to my mind, that I should be more focused on important things rather than buying zillions of items on Ebay, or buying cosmetics without thinking what’s in there or if some living creature actually suffered for me to have that product.
Since this changed, I feel a lot better, I feel that I contribute something to the world, something which isn’t merely a consume-waste type of behaviour. As a person I can do little, but not buying products from huge concerns makes me better. I won’t change anything, but at least I am not giving them my bit of profit.
So from now on, I will be sharing my experience, reviews and thoughts about 100% Cruelty-Free Beauty products. And I hope you will find something for you 🙂
On the side note, I am also quite experienced with skin problems. I dealt with rosacea, acne, combination skin and now trust me, I walk without a touch of foundation because my skin is nice and clear. All thanks to cruelty-free cosmetics that easily replace the popular brands… And work wonders! If any of these skin problems is something you are currently fighting with, feel free to ask me questions on mentioned topics, but remember, we are talking only cruelty-free brands 🙂
My research (Cruelty-Free Kitty was really helpful) has shown that my favourite brand e.l.f (thankfully) is cruelty-free! I’m so happy because I like their lipsticks and mineral powders. Probably will review something soon 🙂