Karolina is an artist and musician who also works in the art and design field. As you can imagine, her schedule is usually packed with projects and never-ending to-do’s. This leaves her with minimum time for any sort of beauty regime. The relationship between Karolina and her hair has not always been an easy one. Karolina describes the relationship with her hair as ‘challenging’ ever since her high school years. She would constantly find herself fighting against her curls and would straighten her hair every other day. After about a decade of this continued battle, Karolina had enough and decided to embrace her natural self, curls and all. It’s now been a year without straightening and over a year of making the change to all-natural beauty products.
"The Innate Life has played a big role in helping me fall in love with my natural hair again."
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
My hair is somewhere around 2C on the curl/wave chart and quite voluminous. However, I have struggled with dryness and frizz my whole life and have been battling split ends for many years. At its worst, my hair stopped growing completely and continued breaking off periodically from any heat application.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
I washed my hair about every 3-4 days and had a typical shampoo & conditioner routine. I would blow dry my hair and then straighten it with a flat iron, which would get me through a few days. If it rained, I’d head back home to re-straighten to help eliminate frizz. I always saw a pile of split ends falling off after a straightening session.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
I learned about The Innate Life through a YouTube beauty blogger (Holistic Habits). I first introduced the Scalp Treatment and used it overnight prior to washing my hair. Then I fell in love with the Rose Hair Elixir which I started using on both wet and dry hair daily.
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
Natural ingredients that actually work. Too many natural products leave the hair greasy, but I’ve never had that problem with Innate Life. I am getting the moisture my hair needs to repair, but I don’t have to triple wash my hair to get the scalp treatment off or worry about the Rose Hair Elixir greasing up my hair too much.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
PRE-WASH + DURING WASH
I typically apply the Scalp Treatment in the evening before my wash day. I use the inversion method and massage my scalp with The Innate Life Scalp Treatment, flipping my hair upside down. I leave it overnight and follow up with a natural shampoo and conditioner.
After I detangle my hair, I apply the Rose Hair Elixir focusing on ends, but working up to remove frizz from the top as well. I air dry my hair and then follow up with another application of the Rose Hair Elixir. I’ve been able to adjust to washing my hair once a week, so every morning I apply the Rose Hair Elixir to smooth my hair a bit more. I really enjoy the way my hair transitions from the super voluminous first few days to a more relaxed wavy look as it gets weighed down throughout the week.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
I’ve been able to eliminate most of my split ends and deeply rehydrate my hair. My curls are now defined and much more shiny and I have greatly reduced my frizziness. I’ve been lucky in that my hair soaks up oils very well, so the Innate Life products are super compatible with my hair texture and needs.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
The Rose Hair Elixir, since I use it every single day. I love the hydration it gives me and I love the scent that lingers on my hair throughout the day. But I do have to give credit to the Scalp Treatment as well since it has helped me regrow my hair following several trims to get rid of split ends.
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
Anyone really, but I believe the Innate Life products are really excellent for curly hair that needs moisture.
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
I lead an eco-friendly lifestyle, follow a plant-based diet, and use environmentally conscious products, so natural hair care is right up my alley. I am glad I finally found products that are aligned with my values and are able to give me the hair results I’ve been looking for.
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