As a graduate school student, Arianna* is balancing studying, clinical rotations, and her social life. When she can, Arianna enjoys the outdoors by walking, skiing, and taking road trips in nature! As every student and traveler does, she also loves her coffees and coffee shops. Arianna delved into the realm of natural products when her conventional brand products just weren’t working for her and her hair type. After seeking to improve her hair quality, growth and scalp, Arianna sought to learn more about her hair and how to better support it, finding comfort in The Innate Life’s natural ingredients and familiar Ayurvedic herbs!
*Names have been changed for privacy.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
My hair texture is best described as a large amount of fine strands. My ends tend to be drier and my roots are flaky/oily. My hair is prone to frizz, especially in rain/humidity. It’s also prone to breakage and I avoid styling it with heat as much as possible.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
Before Innate Life products, I used general shampoos and conditioners that are not specific to my hair. I didn’t realize that every hair type was different and that I required a unique formula to best fit my hair and hair needs. After using The Innate Life Scalp Treatment, I realized how much my hair and scalp benefited from these natural ingredients and now try to look only for natural, vegan, cruelty-free products.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
I heard about this company through some Google searches and an Instagrammer that I follow for hair recommendations – @organicallyanna. She boasts about this product and her hair shows the benefits of using it, so I decided to try it out and haven’t gone back since!
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
I appreciate that The Innate Life uses such naturally-formulated ingredients and strives to have options for different hair types. I am all about natural, non-toxic ingredients for hair, cleaning, and just general use. Additionally, many of these ingredients are used often in South Asian culture and I am familiar with the benefits of them, therefore it is amazing to see them being used in these products.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
My current hair care routine is as follows:
The night before I wash my hair, I use The Innate Life Scalp Treatment and massage it in my hair. I let it sit overnight and then wash my hair in the morning. I use shampoo and wash twice, followed by a leave-in conditioner. After my shower, I follow with the Rose Hair Elixir to help with damaged ends and will occasionally spray with The Innate Life Leave-in Conditioner. On non-wash days, I spray my hair with rosemary water to promote growth and use protective styles like braids and low ponytails at night to prevent breakage.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
My hair is definitely softer with less breakage and tangles than it was before. It is easier to get leftover products, which is amazing. It also leaves my hair smelling wonderful. I’ve seen some growth in my thinning areas and I can definitely attribute it to these products.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
My favorite product is the Scalp Treatment for Normal Scalp. I have a pretty normal scalp (sometimes it tends to be on the drier side in the winter). I find that this treatment helps with locking in moisture and preventing split ends. It also is a great mask for pre-shower days and is very easy to wash out so it doesn’t leave any product buildup.
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
I would recommend these products to anyone who is looking for healthy, natural haircare products. It helps me with breakage, dryness, split ends and shedding, which have all improved after consistent use of these products. Anyone who is looking to make the switch should definitely go for it! These products are affordable and last a long time.
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
The Innate Life promotes healthy living by using organic, natural, cruelty-free, vegan products that are naturally derived and not toxic to your hair or skin. It helps others see that it is possible to get beautiful, healthy hair without toxic chemicals that many other high-end brands use. I’m so happy I found a clean, healthy alternative to more expensive products that do the same and MORE for my hair than anything else ever has! Thank you, Innate Life!
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