Winter Moss

I was recently invited by hair creatives, Bigsby House, to take the 30 day Hair Story challenge and I must say I was very surprised at what unfolded. 

If you know me, you know my beauty regiment is pretty low maintenance, actually quiet shameful frankly. Growing up with manageable hair and minimal skin concerns, I admit that I have been a little careless about what I use for upkeep, choosing basic drug store brands and standard department store makeup. In other words, if I find an affordable beauty brand that works I usually stick with it. Yet turning 30 has been a big wake-up call and I find myself now navigating new found oily hair problems that have also led to acne breakouts around my face. The oil problem has been most prominent with bangs, driving me up a wall when trying to style them.  Desperate for a solution I had turned to daily use of clarifying shampoo, paring it with dry shampoo spray on real bad days. To say I have been frustrated would be an understatement. My hair has always kinda been my "thing". When all else seems to be failing fashion wise my hair can still make me feel confident. 

So here is where Hair Story comes into the picture. Hesitant about jumping on a no shampoo bandwagon, I was a bit skeptical about this New Wash product. So what happened? you ask. Its been almost 30 days and my hair has officially gone back to its normal balanced self. I dare even say its better. Oil problems gone. So gone I do not need conditioner anymore and can actually skip washing it a day, something that became nearly impossible this last year. Made with essential oils, New Wash cleans hair only removing the necessary substances from your hair. Unlike normal shampoo that strips your hair of everything, New Wash can distinguish the good and bad, still acting with the same mechanism as a detergent without the damaging chemicals. It took a little while for me to learn how best to use it given my hair needs. What works for me is massaging it into my scalp, combing it through throughly, then rinsing and sometimes re-washing heavily touched areas like my bangs or nape of my neck. 

Just washed and gently blow dried, I paired my "New Wash" hair with a slouchy sweater thrown over a body con dress. "Hair" to toe, this look will be on repeat as I weather out this California rain gloom. If you want to try the Hair Story challenge, you can find New Wash along with other Hair Story products at Bigsby House located in Downtown San Jose.

Sweater Kuzak's Closet
Vintage Coach Purse via Women's Exchange Inc.

Hair Product New Wash & Dressed Up

Photography Geremey Magbanua