My name is Evelyn, and I've always been into hair care and trying to grow my hair long. Long hair is so synonymous with femininity and beauty to me, and as a hair stylist, sometimes I found I would get caught up in the latest color trends and would end up with brightly colored hair or overly processed hair that was short and wouldn't grow. The real trouble and the true catalyst for my hair care journey came when I had Covid-19 twice in one year. After the second infection, I lost over half of my hair's density. I was devastated and looking for products that could help me regain my confidence and the health of my hair. By that point, it had already been shorter than I felt comfortable with for a few years, but losing the density really made me buckle down and start my healthy hair journey.
HOW DID YOU CARE FOR YOUR HAIR BEFORE USING THE INNATE LIFE?
I used to care for my hair with basic products, including shampoos with sulfates and harsh ingredients. I also used to color my hair very frequently which resulted in chemical and heat damage. Even as a stylist, when times were hard I would use drugstore shampoos chock-full of silicones and sulfates without really thinking of the damage it could be doing to my hair and my scalp. I never used to do deep conditioning treatments, and it was a good day if I used a heat protectant when I straightened my hair. Trust me when I say that I’ve come a long way!
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS?
I initially heard about The Innate Life through Organically Anna’s YouTube videos, and the idea of more natural hair care and products that were better for you intrigued me. I feel like as a salon professional, it was my duty to try everything so that I can best guide my clientele. The more research I did into The Innate Life, their products and long natural hair care, the more that making a large shift in my routine just made sense.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
My hair care routine now is much simpler than it was before!
…before I shampoo my hair with a gentle sulfate-free shampoo. With my curls coming back, I find I enjoy doing a hair mask in the shower or simply conditioning twice for extra shine.
After the shower, I usually apply some curl cream and a bit of the Rose Hair Elixir to smooth any frizz and increase shine. With how much healthier and more manageable my hair has become, I find it needs much less product and fuss to look nice. I do still heat style my hair depending on what events I have going on between the salon and my home life, but I’m so much happier with my natural curls now than I think I ever was before.
HOW DID YOUR HAIR CHANGE + HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
My hair changed in a few incredible ways after introducing The Innate Life's products to my routine. When I first started, my hair was so thin that I could see my scalp through my hair. Within the first couple of uses, I felt that my hair was bouncier and shinier, and within a month or two, I could tell my hair was coming back thicker. I stopped being able to see my scalp, and that was just the beginning – people started noticing how much more defined my curls were and that I was retaining length again. Now, a year or so after I’ve introduced these products to my routine and my hair is unrecognizable, you would never know that I had struggled with Covid hair loss! My hair’s texture has changed as I’ve aged too; and when it was heavily color-treated, it was almost impossible to make my curls pop. Now, even with a platinum blonde money piece, my curls are defined and shiny. I love to wear my natural texture now, and I never did before.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT + WHY?
My favorite product would definitely have to be the Rosemary Scalp Treatment. It truly was the game changer that helped to bring my hair back to life. I enjoy it and The Innate Life’s other products so much that I purchased the Problematic Scalp Treatment for my fiancé, who struggles with density as well. The whole line is so effective, it’s hard to choose just one favorite.
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
I would recommend these products to anybody who struggles with hair density or hair health and frizz. I have tried many products over the years and these are by far the best I’ve come across. Given the opportunity, I talk about The Innate Life’s products with clients in the salon, people who are recovering from Covid hair loss themselves, or simply people who want hair care without harsh ingredients.
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