I love to go camping in the mountains with my husband. We go trail riding in our side-by-side through the woods and meet a lot of great people from all over the country. It’s OK to get a bit dirty and muddy every now and then!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
I would say my hair is very fine and soft.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
On wash day, before being introduced to The Innate Life products, I used castor oil on my scalp and coated my ends and mid-lengths with coconut oil. My scalp really only felt ‘conditioned’ when I left the mixture on overnight. I would then wash with a variety of products, mixing and matching products and brands. I boiled Flax Seeds and tried my own gels and treatments. Nothing really gave me the results I knew I could have.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
During the process of learning to take care of my hair, I watched A TON of curly hair videos and the one I finally got results from had mentioned using & getting awesome results from The Innate Life products. (Manes by Mell, thank YOU!)
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
I feel as though The Innate Life is different from most hair care products in that the attention and resources are put into the products themselves, rather than the packaging and advertising. I love that the products are all natural with an expiration date so that you are guaranteed to get the best results from the freshest and most thoughtful ingredients.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
I feel I have FINALLY found a routine! Like many others just starting out on their curly hair journey, I spent an obscene amount of money on different brands and products recommended by YouTubers using or comparing them and showing their results. I seemed to never get the same results. It wasn’t until I began using natural products including The Innate Life Scalp Treatment and Rose Hair Elixir that my hair started to really respond and show me what it could be.
My current routine consists of washing only once per week. I begin the night before, if possible, with The Innate Life Scalp Treatment and either a leave-in conditioner or treatment serum on my ends and mid-ends, then put my hair up in a bun overnight while I sleep. If I don’t do this in the evening, I do it as early as I can before I wash my hair. I think the most important thing I do, whether it is the night before or the day of washing, is to really, really massage my scalp with the treatment. I have my head upside-down and just massage away for as long as I can stay upside-down!
For the wash, I alternate. I use a conditioner every other week. Then, in between weeks that I do not co-wash, I rotate using either a purple, curl, or clarifying shampoo. I switch up all of these shampoos depending on my hair needs (if my gray seems dull, I use the purple shampoo, etc.) making sure that at least once per month, I use the clarifying shampoo. I really love how it gently cleanses and clarifies my scalp from all of the products and oils I use. After shampooing, I deep condition & cover with a shower cap while doing other shower duties. If I have time, I will sit under the bonnet dryer with the conditioner on for 20-30 minutes instead of using it in the shower.
For styling products, I use them right out of the shower with wet hair. Then, using a microfibre towel or a flour sack towel (my favorite for absorbing excess water without creating frizz), I gently but firmly scrunch and hold to remove excess moisture. Next, I blow-dry using a diffuser while holding my head upside-down. I concentrate on the roots and getting lift. When I feel my roots are about dry, I position my hair with MINIMAL touching and cup the ends in the diffuser one side at a time and diffuse. When about 80% dry (or as long as I can stand to use the blow dryer), I air dry the rest of the way. When my hair is dry, I scrunch out the crunch with a small amount of serum and finish with The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
Once I began using The Innate Life products, I started to notice MUCH less hair shedding (wet and dry). I went from losing gobs of hair during a hair wash to a small amount, and my hair stopped breaking off and started to grow! Also, my curl definition really began to take shape and became more defined.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
My favorite product would have to be the Scalp Treatment. I literally FEEL it working when I massage it in. Since I began using it, my scalp has become less itchy and I have experienced much less hair fall and much more growth!
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
I would recommend The Innate Life’s line of products for anyone looking for pure, natural, organic products that really care for your hair and skin (scalp included) and really works.
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
As a cancer survivor, I truly do try and live as close to creation as I can. I stopped dying my hair, which had toxins soaking into my scalp for 30-45 minutes at a time. Your scalp is skin and can absorb what is placed on or rubbed into it. I began using hair care products with ingredients that come from mother earth, not created, and I look and feel better than I ever have before.
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