For as long as I can remember, art and design have been two of my greatest passions. I have let my love for both callings lead me to a career in design, and I couldn’t be happier going to work every day doing what I love. My third passion is connecting with others through spreading joy and positivity. Because of this, I recently started a YouTube channel, and I have had the opportunity to connect with thousands of wonderful people!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
I have thick, coarse, and curly/wavy hair. Like many curly-haired people, my locks have always been prone to being dry as well.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
I tried SO many things. I did everything, from products that had sulfates and other damaging chemicals, to a no-poo hair routine, and even professional-grade products. None of these things worked for me the way I had hoped.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
I have been moving towards being a more eco-friendly and ethically conscious consumer. With that in mind, it has become extremely important for me to work in hair, skin, and other beauty products that are cruelty-free. I follow a wonderful YouTube channel called My Green Closet and she introduced me to your brand.
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
One of the main reasons I tell my friends and family about The Innate Life is because of the fact that they are both cruelty-free and use all-natural ingredients. This is a winning combination for me because it is a brand I can feel good about investing in, and also have full confidence that my hair is being nourished completely!
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
Since my hair is curly, I only wash it completely with shampoo and conditioner once every 4 days. In between those washes, I will use cornstarch as a natural dry shampoo, and will wet my hair as needed to maintain styles.
When I do shampoo, I use The Innate Life Shampoo and Conditioner (discontinued)
, unless I am out. My back-up is another brand's sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner.
I never brush my hair, I will only finger comb it or use a wide tooth comb on it. When I am ready to wash it, I will use a wide tooth comb to detangle it fully while dry. Ideally, I would use cold water to wash my hair — but I don’t like the cold, so I use warm. I use about a quarter size amount of shampoo, and only focus that on my scalp. I use double that amount of conditioner, and only put a small amount on my scalp; I focus the conditioner primarily on my curls and ends.
Once I am done washing my hair, I ring it out only a little bit. It’s typically still very wet when I apply my curling gel. I put a little bit of that on my scalp area, and focus mostly on my curls and ends. I use the hair plopping method to put my curls into a soft cotton t-shirt for about 20 minutes as I get ready for the day.
When my curls have set, I remove the t-shirt, and use my hairdryer on low-warm with the diffuser head on to begin drying my curls a bit. I dry my curls with my head upside down, and use the t-shirt to scrunch the curls gently. I typically do not dry my curls fully, I let them stay a little damp so they don’t get frizzy. If I notice frizz, I will spray them with a little bit of water, apply a tiny amount of my curly hair product, and re-scrunch them with the t-shirt, and let it air dry from there.
On days where I am not washing my hair, and only rewetting it, I will use The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir
and Herbal Hair Mask
to rehydrate my curls.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
My frizz went down and my curls looked more hydrated than ever! One of the best results I saw was on the roots of my hair; since my hair is curly, it’s always been prone to breakage and this has caused a lot of frizz on the top of my head. When I use The Innate Life products, my hair is healthy and bouncy.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
I recommend them to everyone! My fiancé even enjoys them. He’s always suffered from dry scalp and hair, and using The Innate Life Shampoo and Conditioner (discontinued)
has vastly improved the health of his hair as well.
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
With a commitment to having cruelty-free and all natural products, The Innate Life is providing consumers a guilt-free and high quality shopping experience. Allowing their patrons to invest in items that are good for both them AND the environment inherently promotes health and wellness. I am happy to buy from them for years to come!
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