I am an extremely social person who loves to spend time with my two sons, husband and my friends. I am a chef and am very passionate about healthy delicious food. I was born in Toronto and I have lived in many different places throughout the United States. I eventually would like to return to Canada and will probably end up in Vancouver, BC as I love the west coast and my kids will most likely go to university there.
I love traveling, experiencing new places and cultures, and tasting the foods that are specific to that culture. I love Asian food and enjoy recreating my favorite restaurant dishes in a healthier way.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
My hair is fine in texture, fairly highly porous with normal density. My waves and curls are generally 2B and C with some 3A loose ringlets, especially when I use a brush to style them.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
Before discovering The Innate Life products, I washed and conditioned my hair and let it air dry. I didn’t really know anything about how to care for my hair that I thought was wavy, but now know can have much more waves and curls and volume.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
My hair care journey started with the beginning of the pandemic. I had moved to a new place and no longer had my hairdresser to care for my hair. I needed to learn how to care for my hair in a new place with a different environment. I had moved from a humid climate to the west coast where it was more seasonal and much less humid. I began to watch YouTube videos to learn about hair and found Manes by Mell. She talked about the quality of your products and I decided I needed to try them. I also loved that your company is female-owned and from Toronto so I decided to support you and try your products. I loved the smell and quality of your products and my journey began.
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
I think that The Innate Life is set apart from other companies because you are a small, local and female run company. You seem to really care about the ingredients that go into your products and their quality.
Lesley’s hair texture after just 1 month of using our products! From August to September 2020.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
In the morning, I wash them out of my hair and condition my hair. I often use a deep conditioner for extra moisture. I use a wet brush to detangle my hair.
I use The Innate Life Neroli Hair Primer on my roots, lengths and ends and The Innate Life Leave-In Conditioner on my lengths and ends. I apply mousse to my roots, curl cream and gel to my hair lengths while my hair is very wet. I use The Denman Brush to help create loose ringlets. I apply root clips to help with volume and dry my hair with a hairdryer on low to medium with a diffuser. I first hover dry my hair upside down on a microfiber towel, and then scrunch my curls into the diffuser cup. I dry my hair 80% of the way, let it air dry the rest of the way and then remove the root clips. I rub The Innate Life Rose Elixir between my hands and scrunch and fluff my hair.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
My hair used to be a highly porous, dry, tangled mess. I could not even get it untangled with lots of conditioner. As I started to use your products, my scalp was less dry and itchy and my hair became more moisturized, easier to style, and achieved definition and volume.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
My hair texture began to change in about a month and continued to get better as time went on. I have always had trouble growing my hair more than a couple inches below my shoulders and now my hair is half way down my back. My hair has grown 11 inches.
Lesley’s hair from July 2020 to January 2023.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
I have recommended your products to many wavy and curly-haired friends who were looking for help with their hair and saw my hair transformation.
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
I use intermittent fasting and follow a keto eating habit to stay healthy and well. I am extremely committed to using products on my body that are not filled with chemicals and toxins. I love that your products have clean, nice ingredients and are not filled with unhealthy things that I don’t want in my hair, on my body or in my life.
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