I work in wellness and fitness. Overall I've developed a self-awareness of topic treatments at a young age – middle school/puberty, when I experienced cystic acne. I learned how sensitive the body and organs are to topical products and always try my best to choose brands and products that align with wellness and sustainability.
My passion is health and integrating yoga into daily life. I love all forms of movement/exercise, I think it's important to mix up your physical fitness routine + exercises, to break up habits and repetition. I live in Montana, so I also enjoy being outside as much as I can – cross country skiing or snowboarding in the extreme cold winter months, and being in the river fly fishing or rafting in the Summer.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
My hair texture is fine. I used to go back and forth between lightening and darkening my hair quite a bit 3 years ago, so my hair is recovering to its natural color state and form.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
I took care of my hair by slowly integrating the products. I started out first by getting my hair used to paraben and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners first, before I started to integrate the scalp products. Since my hair is fine and more prone to oiliness, I would leave on the Scalp Treatment. I've used both the traditional Problematic Scalp Treatment and the newer Rosemary Scalp Treatment. Since I have fine hair, I find the Rosemary Scalp Treatment is best for me to use. My scalp absorbs it more and scrubbing it out works better with my fine hair. I would use any scalp treatment every other week, to once a week. I use the Rose Hair Elixir on the ends of my hair as a pre-wash product once a week in my weekly wash routine. My hair doesn't typically do well when I leave even the smallest amount of oil – it is usually too heavy. I also use the Rose Hair Elixir as a face serum or fragrance because it smells so lovely!
Since The Innate Life has launched the product, the Leave-in Conditioner has been the biggest game changer! It helps add extra moisture and protection for my fine hair without the added greasiness and heaviness that oils do.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
I sought out The Innate Life because I am conscious about what I put on my body. I know eventually any topical treatment can have long term effects so I want the best purest ingredients possible. The scalp is also highly absorbent, so when I was researching organic hair care brands, I was pleased by reading the ingredients and quality of The Innate Life products.
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
The Innate Life is transparent, their ingredient list is easy to read as they should be, and the ingredients are potent.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
I wash with the Herbal Shampoo
and apply Conditioner (discontinued)
on the ends.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
I noticed more baby hairs, my hair was softer and my natural waves came out. My hair looked healthier and shiny.
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
It took me almost 3 months to notice the results. The first month was pretty rough from switching to semi-organic/natural and chemical ingredients to a full organic hair care routine. The first month was an adjustment period of habits as well. I did not blow dry or use heat on my hair, I was conscious about how I dried my hair, etc. It took 1 month for my hair to detox and change routines/habits, then 3 months to see results.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
Anyone! But, it is important you get to know your natural hair type. Get products and change to a routine that works for your hair. It will be different from another person you might have read reviews about, that's for sure!
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
I can rely on The Innate Life. The Innate Life is the one-stop place for all my haircare wellness needs for topical treatment! And I appreciate that. I no longer have anxiety looking for products in a store, and reading labels at the grocery store. I know whatever The Innate Life comes out with next is fire.
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