HOW DID YOU CARE FOR YOUR HAIR BEFORE USING THE INNATE LIFE?
Caring for my curly hair has always been difficult. I would refuse to embrace my natural curly ringlets, flat ironing my hair all the time. Every 3 days, I would straighten my hair out! I did this for over 6 years. Eventually my hair lost its curl pattern from being so dry and fried. It lacked moisture and shine, causing it to become very weak. My overall hair density went from full to thin. The top portion of my hair had a slight wave while the ends were pin straight! Instead of stopping, I asked my friend to ‘relax’ my hair. This was the worst decision that I could have made. The relaxer resulted in one of the most awkward shapes to my strands that I had no idea how to even style my hair or know what products to even use. From my scalp to mid shaft was a slight wave, and the ends were pin straight. So, I continued straightening my hair even with the relaxer, because of the uneven hair pattern.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT OUR PRODUCTS?
After 6 brutal years of this straightening, viewing my engagement photos with my now-husband, I noticed my hair loss. I had major breakage and my hair stopped growing. My side part was very wide, my hair growth was at a halt, and all the breakage was apparent. This caused me to become very self-conscious. Every time I showered, my hair began to fall out by clumps and handfuls at a time. I could feel long chunks of strands glide right out as if someone was cutting my hair from root to ends. Fearing and dreading wash days placed a panic and desperation in me every couple of days. I felt people were staring at my scalp all the time. I would cry every time I had to wash my hair, feeling hopeless as the clumps of hair were left on my bathtub floor and would continue even after my hair was towel dried and detangled. I prepared myself to go bald and decided to reach out to a dermatologist. Without notice, she decided to do a biopsy on my scalp. I felt rushed, hurt, and was told the results at my follow-up appointment without any consideration of my feelings – I would need to undergo surgery for a hair transplant since I was now diagnosed with androgenic alopecia. Hereditary male pattern baldness! This left me in tears, ashamed, desperate and with no hope.
I began researching hair transplant services since this was the only option I was given by my dermatologist at the time. No way was I going to do that! After a heartfelt and sincere conversation with my mom, I went to see a specialist in our area. She explained alopecia to me, and said to use some Toppik Hair Building Fibers, since I still had – in her opinion – plenty of hair left so I was not a candidate for a wig. This would leave a weird, chunky black residue on my scalp and make me want to itch like crazy! I felt like it was clogging my hair follicles, causing it to fall out even more.
My mother-in-law reached out and I opened up to her about what I was going through. She explained eating a healthy balanced diet, sleeping well, and using organic natural oils would help bring back some hair growth. I was determined to fix this problem and felt there was a glimpse of hope. I researched every type of essential oil, natural remedies, and Ayurvedic medicines to cure my alopecia or bring back some growth to the areas on top of my scalp that were thinning and noticeable. My cabinet was overflowing with organic essential oils! I had researched all the specifications on how to select the best of the best. I decided to stop straightening my hair and allow my hair to grow back in naturally...if that even was an option.
During this journey, I came across Manes by Mell, a YouTube influencer. I binge watched all her episodes at the time and wrote out lists of products she recommended to bring back my beautiful curls, that I now am in love with! She referenced The Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir, and I immediately went on to your website and found this highly-rated Scalp Treatment for Problematic Scalp.
Reading all the reviews and seeing all of the excellent organic oils listed on the label was like my holy grail. What!? An all-in-one instead of having my cabinet overflowing with a ton of oil bottles? Less time spent on distributing each and every one to my scalp every other night? I thought ‘this is awesome’ and why not give it a try.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
Using every 3 days, on the night before my wash day, I would rub a small amount evenly onto my scalp and use a Scalp Massager for a couple minutes upside down to stimulate my blood flow to the scalp. I also am using the Derma Roller 1x a week along with the Rosemary Scalp Treatment, which is my favorite! The dropper is so easy to use and I feel like I don’t overuse the oil because of this.
I am now using the Hair Primer on my strands as soon as I get out the shower and detangle. I use the Rose Hair Elixir on my scalp even during the winter months because of how lightweight it is, and on my hair when breaking my gel cast to bring on a shine and softness, and lock in all the moisture to my hair.
The Rose Hair Elixir was lightweight, scented nicely, and didn’t leave my hair feeling greasy. I would use this to break my gel cast from my typical washday routine, as my last step to my routine. I have thin hair that will easily get weighed down but this elixir did the opposite.
HOW DID YOUR HAIR CHANGE + HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
I read all about how long it takes for hair to grow and see noticeable results. Three months was my goal and three months is what it took to see results. Within a year, my hair was feeling very soft, shiny, healthy and most importantly, tons of baby hairs were growing in everywhere! Because of these results, everyone I knew was commenting on my hair growth, fullness, and how pretty my curls were! I no longer felt self-conscious nor was I afraid to wash my hair due to all the hair loss that would occur every wash day. My hair fall drastically came to a normal amount of loss when wash days occur, even to this date.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
I have been loving the Wheat Straw Scalp Massager. I don’t feel this leaves my scalp feeling painful from use, like others have in the past. I feel like it stimulates my scalp and hair follicles alongside the Rosemary Scalp Treatment. Not only do I still continue to see tiny baby hairs growing in, but my overall hair growth is amazing!
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
My hairdresser to this day always reminds me of how she secretly was worried about my thinning, fragile, and dry scalp. She mentions how much of my scalp was visualized to how full, shiny, healthy, and soft my hair is now from using these products. When I stretch my ringlets with my hands, my hair is past my waist! My pictures speak for itself – the results are real. I rave about The Innate Life products to any of my friends or colleagues who are experiencing hair loss or damage. These are statement products that I will continue to use for years to come as I have been! Thank you INNATE LIFE for giving me an all-in-one scalp treatment that is not time-consuming, saving my hair and self-esteem!
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