My interests and passions in life include helping people on an individual level and in a macro sense. I am getting my master’s in social work and am passionate about learning how the different systems of oppression in our society impact people from all different backgrounds. I am working towards becoming a therapist and learning about the different therapeutic modalities that are effective for a large variety of people. I also enjoy yoga, meditation, nature, playing guitar, and knitting. I also have two cats that brighten up my life!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
I have fine hair that has a little bit of waviness to it depending on how humid it is. I also have low porosity hair so if I’m not careful, it can feel like products are just sitting on my hair instead of absorbing into the hair follicles.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
Before I started using The Innate Life, I tried to avoid using shampoos and conditioners with silicone in them. But other than that, I never used hair oils/masks or paid much attention to it.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
I heard about The Innate Life from Organically Anna
on YouTube. I had started growing my hair out, but it started to become brittle and frizzy which I had never experienced before. I started researching on YouTube and came across her channel.
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
What sets The Innate Life apart from other companies is how easy it is to use these products, in-depth instructions and videos on how to use them, effectiveness, and the testimonials of the products from people who have used them! I also think the fact that all the products are organic and cruelty-free is a huge part of why people keep supporting this company.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
My haircare routine includes washing my hair every three days.
On that third night, I will almost always use The Innate Life Rosemary Scalp Treatment. Occasionally I will use another scalp product. Since my hair is quite fine, I only need a dropper full of product on my whole head. After that is applied, I use a scalp massager and gently massage my scalp for 5 minutes. Every other wash day, I will use the Herbal Hair Mask and will apply about 7 pumps of product.
I leave that on overnight and use shampoo and conditioner. As I am washing my hair, I wash my scalp about twice to make sure I get all the oil out of it and scrunch the ends of my hair with the leftover suds to help wash out the masks. On the days I don’t use the Herbal Hair Mask, I will use another honey product and hair mask in the shower and will leave that on for about 5 minutes.
On the days I don’t wash my hair, I will use The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir on the ends of my hair. I also do 5-minute scalp massages every night and always wear a braid to bed. I never use heat on my hair and usually just do braids or sock curls to style it.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
I saw a real change in the health of my scalp. Prior to using these products, I struggled with dandruff and my scalp feeling itchy. I would get irritated bumps on my scalp as well. After using the hair oil consistently for about a month, my dandruff improved so much. The only time I ever see any is on my last day at night after I massage my scalp. This is a huge improvement because I used to see dandruff right after I got out of the shower. The texture of my hair used to get dry easily and now, even on my wash days, my hair feels soft and hydrated. I think because I have taken care of my scalp, that’s why my hair has grown back healthier and more quickly than it has before I started taking care of my hair.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
I saw results in my scalp health in about a month. I saw results with the rest of my hair after about 2 months of consistent use.
Caitlin’s hair growth after just 5 months since she started using our products!
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
It’s hard to choose between the Rosemary Scalp Treatment and the Hair Mask because I have been using both products for about 4 years! I think I would pick the Hair Mask because I love that I can apply it at night and wash it off in the morning, unlike a lot of other hair masks that require you to use them on wet hair. I truly feel like my hair is being nourished from the inside out and can tell a difference in my hair when I don’t use these products. It took a while to perfect my usage with the Hair Mask because I was using way too much before. Since I have finer hair, I only need about 6 or 7 pumps of product which makes the product last a long time. It leaves my hair feeling hydrated and soft, without feeling weighed down. I also like that it doesn’t have any harsh chemicals or fake smells to it, and it is cruelty free.
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
I would recommend these products to everyone that wants to increase the health of their scalp and the overall quality of their hair. Even if they aren’t trying to grow out their hair to be super long, it will make a difference in how easy it is to manage, the texture of their hair, as well as prevention of split ends.
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
I think The Innate Life fits into health and wellness by first having ethical practices of how they produce their products, and the transparency of what is put into their products. I think using these products is a form of self-care, but it isn’t time consuming, so it makes it manageable for busy people. I can take those 5 minutes at night to take care of my hair and use it as a moment to appreciate my body.
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