Hi there! My name is Gabriela. I am a Clinical Research professional in NYC, originally from Florida and Puerto Rico. I am a positive person who enjoys the simple things in life, and I’m committed to living a balanced and healthy life.
I have many interests + passions in life. Where do I begin?! First of all, I love being active – traveling, hiking, swimming (I swam competitively), dancing, yoga, and many more. I always thought of myself as a creative person too, and love to express myself through different mediums like photography, painting, drawing and music. Another passion of mine is learning about all things related to health and wellness.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
I would describe the texture of my hair as 3b with notes of 3a/3c. So, depending on the day and season, it can be springy or a bit more wavy. I am grateful to have a lot of hair, but dealing with dryness and frizz has not always been easy, especially since I love to swim and be outside. Scalp wise, build-up and oiliness is also an issue.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
Like most girls in the early 2000's, I was addicted to straightening my hair (side bang included). I would straighten my hair at least once a week and wouldn't stop until every crease disappeared. I started embracing my natural hair during college, and even then, I had trouble finding which products would allow me the healthy, bouncy curls I desired. Honestly, I would just gravitate towards any brand that claimed to be for curls, but was unaware of the ingredients inside them that were doing more harm than good.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
A friend of mine (thanks Michelle!) highly recommended The Innate Life after undergoing her own hair journey. After reading reviews on their website, I knew I had to try. This was also around the time I did the ‘big chop’ in an effort to revitalize my curls.
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
The Innate Life is authentic – from the ingredients in their products, to the way in which they market themselves. It's refreshing to see real reviews from real customers. It's like a community where everyone is supportive of each individual's wellness journey, and embraces all forms of beauty.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
Less is always more when it comes to my hair care routine. I wash my hair once or twice a week. About an hour before I wash my hair, I massage my scalp with the Rosemary Scalp Treatment. I sometimes even leave it in my hair the day before before washing. I always condition and detangle my hair (carefully) after washing. I leave my hair soaking wet while I spray in the Leave-in Conditioner and apply a natural curl cream. To style, I don't rake my hair with my fingers. Instead, I flip my head over and scrunch my hair to my scalp until my natural curls start to form. I also use an old t-shirt to scrunch if there's excess water. Once my hair has dried, I top it off with the Rose Hair Elixir.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
My curls came to life! My hair is also shinier, and my split ends have been repaired.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
I saw these results in as little as 2 months which was incredible!
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
The Rose Hair Elixir is a staple in my hair care/beauty routine. It truly is a multi-purpose product. Pro tip: it doubles as a perfume. Just use a few drops on your pressure points and you will smell divine.
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
I would recommend The Innate Life to anyone who is conscious of the products that they use on a daily basis and want to achieve healthier hair.
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
Lately, I have been incorporating Ayurvedic practices in my daily routine which have made such a difference in my overall energy and mood. It's great to see many of the same Ayurvedic herbs in The Innate Life products as well!
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