I am 43 years old, a high school Language Arts teacher, and mother of two.
I love being a mom, being a teacher, working with kids, discussing literature, helping others express themselves, haircare, skincare, clothes, and homemaking. Creating beauty and beautiful experiences for others and myself is my passion. I’m a Libra!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
Thin, dry, porous. I don’t have many hairs, and the hairs I do have are thin. I’m a natural blonde (no coloring at all). There is a slight wave to it, which I can bring out by air drying and using products.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
I would always use salon products with sulfates, artificial colors, and heavy fragrance.
I alternated between shampoos and conditioners for straight hair, wavy hair, dry hair, a clarifying shampoo, and purple shampoo. I was never loyal to one product or product line. I would blow dry, sometimes flat iron, and sometimes use a curling iron because I never liked the way my hair looked without using heat tools + styling products. I used heat protectant, mousse, curling cream, leave-in conditioners, smoothing oils, sculpting gel, and homemade hair masks. Yikes!
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
I was tired of trying so many typical salon products that didn’t really do anything they claimed to, and stressed my hair so badly in the process. My hair was overly oily and dry at the same time, breaking, dull, limp, and stringy. I discovered The Innate Life through an internet search. I wanted quality natural products with beautiful ingredients.
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
The Innate Life products give me the results I want. I can go much longer between trims now, and my hair is fuller, shinier, stronger, and smells amazing! I take absolute joy in the routine I have for my hair now, and use every single one of the products. They’re all like liquid gold to me. I love that the products are made in-house, with them being in control. They’re so affordable too and last a long time. I am thoroughly enjoying the growing-out process now with The Innate Life on my side.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
I shampoo and condition almost every day, or at least every other day, with The Innate Life Herbal Shampoo + Conditioner (discontinued). I wet my hair all over with lukewarm water and only apply about a quarter size amount of shampoo. It’s not important to me to get a good lather, but I notice if I shampoo a second time, it lathers up more. I then condition with about a nickel size of the conditioner. I don’t need much because my hair is only shoulder length (more length to come in the following months!). I condition the tips and put a light film on the surface strands all around because this helps keep any frizziness at bay. I rinse with lukewarm water or cold water.
I use a microfiber towel and just pat and gently press the water from my hair. I spritz three squirts of the Neroli Hair Primer in my hands, rub them together, and gently rake it around from root to tip. I then let my hair air dry without touching it for about 20 minutes because my natural curls will set up, or I comb it out a bit if I want the straight look.
Once about halfway dry, I apply the Leave-In Conditioner to my palms (2-3 sprays) and rake it through my hair gently. If I’m going for a wavy look, I’ll scrunch my hair a bit. I don’t touch my hair again until it’s completely dry (by the time I get to work, ha!). I keep the Rose Hair Elixir in my bag, put only one drop into my palms, warm it up, cup my hands over my nose and take a deep inhale! Then, I gently rake it into the lengths and ends, and even pat around the top of my head to tame any flyaways. I have been known to reapply more oil throughout the day!
Once or twice a month I use the Problematic Scalp Treatment and Herbal Hair Mask. My scalp is not always temperamental, but I have very sensitive, reactive skin overall, so I use it for problematic scalp issues. For the Scalp Treatment, I’ll follow the directions exactly – taking my time and enjoying the experience, and either leave it on overnight (sleeping on a t-shirt over my pillow!) or for 2-4 hours while I clean the house. During this same session, I have the Herbal Hair Mask on my lengths and ends too. When I wash it all out, I’ll shampoo twice and condition as usual.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
My hair feels so moisturized. My strands are incredibly soft, smooth and shiny. It just feels nourished, happy, and lush. My hair is tangle-free and frizz-free. It’s more full, bouncy, and has dimension. I can see all the different colors of my natural blonde better than I ever have. My hair used to be so unruly, it would just do its own thing. Now, my wave patterns clump well, and if I choose to comb it out when it’s wet, let it air dry and wear it straight, it lays nice and well. I stopped using a blow dryer or heat tools, and never see any breakage, letting me go longer between trims.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
I saw results after the first use, but after a month my hair had settled into its new love affair with The Innate Life. My texture (softness, shine, and no more frizz) has been the biggest thing that changed. I also noticed fuller hair overall within the first six months of use. My hair was so wispy and sparse, but now I have weight to it. My hair is becoming my super power.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
My favorite product is the Scalp Treatment. I love that I know I’m growing new hair, as well as nourishing the growth of my current hairs. I have no scalp itch now, which used to drive me crazy before I discovered The Innate Life. The sensation and aroma are therapeutic, and it is a ritual I can’t do without. It sets me up for an amazing shampooing experience afterwards.
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
I recommend The Innate Life products to anyone wanting to be kinder to their hair and healthily achieve the hair of their dreams. Anyone with scalp itch, and skin or hair dryness will feel as if they’ve found their holy grail hair care line when using these products.
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
When you treat yourself with kindness in one area of your life, you’ll want to do it within other areas. With The Innate Life products, not only are you treating your hair and skin with gentle kindness, but the aromas affect your spiritual well-being too. You want to slow down and savor the experience, knowing you’re giving yourself something you need. You come out of it inspired.
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