I'm really easy going/low maintenance so hair styling was never my thing, and to top it off I love spending time outside which can definitely be hard on skin and hair. I also love to travel, so trying to deal with hair in that situation is always a variety of bizarre.
I love writing and reading. Taking care of the world we live in and the people in it. I try to live as naturally as possible even though it's definitely tough in today's world.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
I have very fine hair but a lot of it, so it can definitely go in a frizzy direction fast. I didn't realize how curly my hair was until it started to get healthier and someone taught me how to deal with it.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
Honestly, I didn't. I think I didn't know how to and I definitely didn't realize how many hair products are actually damaging to our hair and scalp.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
My hair just never felt good, it was clearly thinning out and breaking easily. It was just super unhappy and as a result I never felt good about it. To top it off I have SUPER sensitive skin so I always felt like I had a low grade sunburn on my scalp...turns out I was just allergic to the harsh products.
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
The fact that they are not only natural, but nourishing. There's extra good things in there, not just avoidance of things that are bad.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
DURING WASH + POST-WASH
I use the Herbal Shampoo + Conditioner (discontinued), but only wash my hair once or twice a week. Then I use the Neroli Hair Primer EVERYTIME, but Leave-in Conditioner most of the time. I have a gel and foam I like from another super natural brand that I scrunch in, and then I do a ton of scrunching (curlies will feel the struggle). Then I gather it all on top of my head with a microfibre towel and just let it dry there for a half hour. When I take the towel out it's usually mostly dry and curly so I just let it be or I'll diffuse a little if I really have to.
I like to use the Rosemary Scalp Treatment once a week. I put it on before bed and then wash it out the next morning, but I have super dry hair and skin so it works for me to leave it on that long. That might not be for everyone. If I'm not doing that before wash day, I'll use the Herbal Hair Mask the night before and wash it out the next morning. I've learned curly hair needs moisture, moisture, moisture so I'm trying to find ways to incorporate that as much as possible. If I need to touch anything up on non-wash days, I just spray some Leave-in Conditioner into my hands and then scrunch it around to wake the curls up. Oh, most recently I got the Scalp Massager and Derma Roller from The Innate Life too that I try to use either weekly or bi-weekly to stay on top of scalp maintenance and take care of my regrowth.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
First, my scalp calmed down and stopped hurting. Then I started to realize my hair was going curlier and I had tons of little baby hairs starting to grow back in. It's been a few years since I went totally natural, but my hair just keeps getting thicker and curlier which is wild.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
I definitely saw a change in texture within the first few months, but honestly it hasn't stopped changing yet and it's been a few years. Personally I prefer short hair (above my shoulders), but I for the first time feel like I could grow it out if I wanted to.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
This is SUCH a hard question. If I had to only pick one I would pick the Neroli Hair Primer, but the Shampoo + Conditioner are close behind because I feel like these three are the basics that everything else builds on.
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
Everyone and anyone, and I have been. They have made such a difference in look, but most importantly in feel. Bonus tip: I have really dry hands and have always had trouble with eczema on my hands which hurts especially in the winter. I've discovered if I don't wash the products off my hands after doing my hair, it helps the skin on my hands! I've gotten to the point now where if my hands are bad, I'll just rub the Herbal Hair Mask right into my hands.
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
They are so serious when they say their products are natural. So often when I read the label of a ‘natural’ drugstore product, it's like "what–this isn't natural?!"
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