Hi, I'm Jamie-Lynn! I'm a single mom to a three-year-old boy, and a Personal Support Worker. I have worked in health care as a PSW for the past 9 years and I truly love the career I have chosen for myself, although it's still not my dream goal in life. Right now I work 12 to 14-hour days and it's not super ideal. I work hard at an online-based wellness business as well, and that is my true goal + passion. I focus a lot on personal development to grow and be able to help and serve others not only in work/business, but in my personal life as well.
My biggest passion in life is 100% my son. We love to spend our time outdoors as much as we can – going on walks, swimming, playing in the yard, and hitting up the snow hill in the winter time. I really love to hike as well, although my son is not quite old enough for long trails yet! I am passionate about the online wellness business I have been growing for over 3 years now, and my main focus is to be able to spend my days at home with my son and to be involved in community activities with him, rather than stuck on shift work + always seeming to have to juggle different schedules.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
My hair is THICK! I'm the person who walks into a new hair salon and the hairdresser goes on about how much hair I have + how long it takes to dry it all! I wouldn't say the strands themselves are thick, there's just A LOT of those strands.
The hair near my face is fairly fine compared to the hair at the back of my head. Near the back it's actually a bit more coarse, however this is also due to damage from years of wearing it up in a bun for work. Having that bun sit in the same spot all the time has actually damaged the cuticle, and the hair grows a little more coarse at the crown of my head.
My hair is slightly wavy, more so in the back than in the front.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
Before I learned about cleaner products and high quality, good-for-your-hair ingredients, I was the girl that stood in the aisles of Walmart and the drug store for hours, looking for something that was going to actually work! I used anything and everything, all full of sulfates and silicones! I think it dried my hair out more than it did any good. Nothing ever worked – my hair was always frizzy, I always had split ends, and with how thick my hair is, it looked like a giant poof ball!
I have had almost every colour hair there is except for maybe green! I used to bleach and highlight my hair frequently + it was typically done with box dye/bleach at home! I actually bleached my entire head more than once in one day, with box brand bleach! YIKES!
I also used to straighten my hair nearly every day, blow dry it + curl it frequently to go out.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
Just over 3 years ago now, when I had my son I actually switched stores entirely and swapped out all of our everyday essentials to an online wellness store. I didn't want any icky chemicals or ingredients around us + from there I went on to learn more about clean and healthy hair care as well. I found out about The Innate Life when I was looking into cleaner ingredients for my hair and I wanted products that were going to truly hydrate + nourish my hair rather than dry it out and make it ‘look’ like it was healthy for just a hot minute! I did a lot of research on YouTube + that is where I found both Anna @organicallyanna and Sarah @holistichabits. They both raved about The Innate Life’s products and after watching a lot of their videos, I learned a lot of great info about the right hair care and what will truly help me in my hair goals. That is when I first purchased The Innate Life products and fell in love. I instantly saw and felt a difference in my hair after using The Innate Life products. I don't see myself ever NOT using The Innate Life products in my routine.
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
I think The Innate Life is truly different from other companies because they just really care about their customers and their products! Customer service is amazing and super quick to respond any time I have inquired about anything. The ingredients are phenomenal and the products are truly meant to work for everybody. The Innate Life really outdid themselves on making superior products targeted for every hair goal there is. I also LOVE the fact that the website and social media shared REAL testimonies, actual pictures of customers, and the results that they're having from these products. I feel absolutely honoured to be able to share my results here as well + I think this really is helpful to anybody trying to find the right products for them that are truly going to work. There's no hidden secrets or false advertising here, it's all right there for people to see for themselves.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
Currently I am using The Innate Life’s Problematic Scalp Treatment about once a week before washing my hair. I leave it in for a couple of hours at least, however I prefer to have it on my scalp overnight while I sleep. While I have the scalp treatment on, I like to use a hair mask on my ends, and The Innate Life’s Herbal Hair Mask is one of my favourites – you can apply it to your dry hair at the same time as the scalp treatment and sleep with it in as well. I plan on purchasing the Rosemary Scalp Treatment next!
For shampoo and conditioner I am currently using a brand from my wellness business. When I'm done using it I plan on purchasing The Innate Life’s Shampoo as I have yet to try it. I also really love other natural brands for a clean option.
About once a week I use other treatments in between shampoo and conditioner in the shower.
After I get out of the shower I use The Innate Life’s Leave-In Conditioner, this stuff smells SO GOOD. I split my hair in half down the centre and apply about 4 sprays to each side first, rubbing in my hands then applying it to my hair, focusing mainly on my ends.
After that I like to use The Innate Life’s Rose Hair Elixir or sometimes the Beard + Hair Elixir to seal it all in and add shine. I reapply either of these oils once or sometimes twice a day, just to my ends to keep my ends moisturized and nourished in between washes.
I like to wash my hair every other day in the summer, or every 3 days if I can get away with it. In the winter I try to stretch it longer if I can, which is roughly every 3 to 4 days.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
I noticed a huge difference in my hair right away. The Innate Life Scalp Treatment really helped my hairline to fill in again from the years of wearing it up in a bun for work. Around my temples was really starting to thin out and I was experiencing a lot of breakage from the same hairstyle everyday. The breakage has been growing back so nicely. I have been experiencing less split ends, if any. The overall feel and look of my hair is much smoother and shinier.
The more coarse hair at the back/crown of my head has really softened out and it's actually a lot smoother on my new growth. My hair is growing a lot faster than it did before and it's not breaking off. My waves aren't clumping together anymore + there's no more dry and crispy look happening!
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
I noticed a difference almost immediately in the way my hair felt and looked. It immediately felt healthier and more moisturized after the first couple of uses. The Rose Hair Elixir really helped my ends that fast.
After about a month of using the Scalp Treatment I noticed my hair was growing a little quicker than it normally did and I started to see the baby hairs growing at my hair loss on my hairline.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
It's really hard to just pick one! I feel like all of the products I use are incredible and I love them all for different reasons.
If I had to pick between them all though I think that the Rose Hair Elixir would be my favourite because it's really made that big of a difference in my hair's softness, and it does an amazing job at adding moisture to my ends.
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
I would recommend The Innate Life products to pretty much everyone. Male or female.
The products are so simple to use and I think they really would be great for any hair type/texture. I would HIGHLY recommend The Innate Life products to anybody who is trying to grow their hair long and healthy, or anybody who frequently has bad hair days/damage like I used to!
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
The Innate Life products are so simple to use and pretty straight forward! If I have time to put a scalp treatment and hair mask on after a 14-hour shift, I feel anybody could incorporate these products into their routine.
Most of the products are products that people already need to use anyways. The Innate Life’s products I feel are just so much healthier for your hair and your body and really do work better. I feel if you make the switch to these products, you will be very happy with the results and you're going to continue to use them every single day.
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