I'm a hobby-farm wife and stay-at-home mother of two children, four dogs, four horses and two cats. I'm always either on the go or sleeping, with rarely an in-between! I don't have time for extensive makeup or hair styling routines, which in the past has left me feeling pretty lost about caring for my appearance + body! My hair has changed after pregnancies and a health diagnosis of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which can cause male pattern balding. I've come to realize the health of my hair matters more than what I can achieve with a curling or flat iron – because there's nothing left to iron if you have no hair!
My greatest passion in life is spending time with my husband/children/animals, mainly doing outdoor activities. I'm passionate about keeping a tidy house + yard, but more so I'm into riding my Andalusian horse while teaching my children to ride their ponies. We adore our high energy Australian Shepherd dogs and love playing with them. I'm also passionate about my 2002 Japanese-imported Subaru Forester, and my 1966 Ford Thunderbird. As you can tell, I don't have much room in my schedule for hair care, so the simplicity of The Innate Life products’ regime is right up my alley!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
My hair is thick + wavy/curly. The bulk is made up of thin strands that like to be wavy at the top and curl at the bottom. These thin strands tangle, dry and damage easily!
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
Before the introduction of The Innate Life products, my hair was cared for by salon stylists and high quality salon brand name products. Lots of dying, cutting rough blow outs, and eventually the use of extensions to get the length I was so desperately wanting. I felt like I was suckerpunched when I found out I had PCOS and how drastically that condition would affect what I knew my hair to be. I eventually tried a big chop to start over, only to find my fresh ends quickly damaged and discoloured, with little growth from the scalp!
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
The first time I used The Innate Life products, I discovered the Scalp Treatment before my PCOS diagnosis and through the curly hair community, specifically Manes by Mell. The Scalp Treatment and Rose Hair Elixir highly complimented that routine. The curly method was too much maintenance for my lifestyle and I wandered back to salons. My scalp became raw, flaky, and itchy. I tried everything that was easy to obtain from local stores but nothing worked. There was nothing quite like The Innate Life's products! I scrambled back to what I know works: The Innate Life's Scalp Treatment!
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
I think what sets The Innate Life apart is the dedication to the health of the hair through naturally-derived ingredients! Instead of lacing your products with chemically-achieved alcohols + silicones to get you rapid results, they actually care about the nutrition needed for your scalp and hair to prosper over time!
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
I have to wash my hair almost daily due to my lifestyle! I use the Herbal Shampoo with 2 pumps to my roots. Then I light rub, rinse, and apply more as necessary. I massage it into the roots + rinse to make sure I'm really removing the sweat/debris from a dirty day on the farm. Next, I apply four pumps of the Herbal Conditioner (discontinued) to my mid-lengths and ends. I let it sit while I do my body scrub + shave. Then I rinse it out after 3-4 minutes!
I squeeze out excess water, blot dry with a high quality microfibre towel, then apply 2-3 sprays of the Neroli Hair Primer.
Next up, I spray 4 spritz of the Leave-In Conditioner to my palm + apply it to the ends of my hair. Then some Rose Hair Elixir to seal it all in!
I gently wet brush my hair to evenly distribute the product, then either air dry or blow dry!
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
My hair went from dry, limp, thinning at the scalp, brittle ends, discoloration from root to tip, lacklustre, greying in a hurry, and just plain sad…To growing tons of baby hairs, greying slowed down, steadfast to natural colour, moisturized, soft, and absolutely full of life!
I even had a moment of weakness, moving from a house of hard water to soft water. I tested out two washes with my old salon products…Instant dryness! The Innate Life products are the only products for me now!
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
This round, I started the Problematic Scalp Treatment and noticed a difference in my hair just over 1 month later. I was only treating my scalp but even the ends of my hair were coming to life from being touched by the product during the rinsing! I quickly ordered their Shampoo, Conditioner (discontinued), Primer, Leave-in, Rose Hair Elixir, and Herbal Hair Mask. Another month later, my hair was transforming further. It only took 3 months of using these products to bring my hair to its current level of beauty + health! From dry/limp to moisturized/bouncy AND GROWING in 3 months!! I can't wait to see what it will look like 1 year from now.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
I recommend these products to everyone and anyone that will listen. There's a bit of a learning curve in getting used to the new feel and texture of your hair, but if you use the products long enough, you'll see how beneficial they are. You'll even realize that your texture is likely completely different from what a lifetime of lesser quality products have led you to believe!
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
By being passionate about what goes into their product! Their ingredients list is unmatchable (trust me, I've compared bottles with high quality salon products while letting my Herbal Conditioner (discontinued) soak in). The advice of nourishing the scalp is something that needs to be part of anyone's self care routine! They're also competitively priced, meaning you're not stressing financially to afford what your hair needs.
If you're like how I used to be, ditch other products + the salon costs. You're actually saving time/money with going natural, which greatly benefits wellness too!
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