Act + Acre Hair and Scalp Products

More than just shampoo and conditioner, from the new brand

In a time when we carry around tiny supercomputers, shampoo feels far from revolutionary. Whether at the drug store or salon, many hair products seem interchangeable. All of these then build up and must be clarified with yet another special product. Even the new wave of suds-free “co-washes” or “cleansing cremes” oftentimes feel like conditioner repurposed as shampoo. It’s through this lens that we learned …

New Wash From Hairstory

Industry veteran Michael Gordon perfects his detergent-free formula for soft, clean hair

It takes a hair industry veteran to call out the fact that almost every shampoo on the market has detergent (aka sodium lauryl sulfate) in it—an irritant that strips and dries hair, fueling the perpetual cycle of buying products like conditioners, masks and treatments. These are unnecessary band-aids that don’t solve the problem, argues Bumble and bumble founder Michael Gordon. After Estee Lauder acquired the …

Fetching Dog Shampoo

Lather up pooches with Skinnyskinny's organically moisturizing bar soap

The “people-tested” Fetching Dog Shampoo from Brooklyn-based body care brand Skinny Skinny works on any pup, but was created specifically for dogs with sensitive skin. Comprised of all organic ingredients like rosemary, citronella and ylang ylang, the potent suds keep insects at a distance while loading up on moisture to alleviate irritation. The handmade bar soap, designed to be a mutually beneficial experience for both …