My name is Stacy and I am very passionate about green beauty. I’ve been a conscious beauty advocate for 14 years and I still get excited to see just how far this niche space has come. I am very ingredients-driven and have discovered so many incredible brands since joining this Instagram community.
Outside of my hair journey, I love to write! In fact, my passion for writing is what propelled me to start my Instagram page. With a ton of encouragement from a friend, I began showcasing beauty products that I used and sharing my thoughts around them. I quickly learned that while I love to write product reviews, the real blessing has been the opportunity to connect with amazing individuals near and far.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE TEXTURE OF YOUR HAIR?
My hair has always been on the finer side and naturally curly. I have several curl patterns ranging from 2B-3C.
HOW DID YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR BEFORE THE INTRODUCTION OF THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
I’ve always applied oil treatments and hair masks. I’ve always been a bit of a DIYer so I enjoy whipping up different deep treatments that nourish my strands + repair damage from heat styling + manual manipulation.
WHAT MADE YOU SEEK OUT THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS? HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE COMPANY?
I first came across an ad for The Innate Life a few months prior to the pandemic. It wasn’t until the pandemic – when I really turned to self-care as an outlet for stress relief – that I decided to try The Innate Life for myself. I have always been drawn to herbal hair care that incorporates Ayurvedic roots and extracts. This was the first truly ‘green beauty’ brand I had come across that totally focused on hair growth and scalp health. There are many amazing brands out there that focus on healthy hair, but healthy hair depends on having a healthy scalp. Scalp health should be prioritized.
WHAT SETS THE INNATE LIFE APART FROM OTHER COMPANIES IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?
I love that you don’t cut corners with your ingredients. It’s very rare to find a haircare brand that sources top-quality, organic Ayurvedic herbs. All of your formulas, from the Shampoo and Conditioner (discontinued) to treatments and stylers, are very concentrated – you don’t need much product for an effective hair routine.
WHAT IS YOUR HAIRCARE ROUTINE NOW?
I shampoo twice a week and follow up with conditioner. I believe the foundation of great hair begins in the shower. Finding the best shampoo and conditioner for your hair type and hair goals can be challenging and does take a bit of trial and error.
After rinsing out my conditioner, I like to add a smoothing cream, whether I wear my natural curls or prep my hair for heat styling. I love smoothing cream as it detangles and smooths my hair. I also mist my hair with another product before blow drying my hair. I always follow up with Rosemary Scalp Treatment. I dot three drops on my fingertips and rub onto my scalp, then add three more drops to run into my ends to add shine and keep my ends healthy.
HOW DID YOU SEE YOUR HAIR CHANGE AFTER USING THE INNATE LIFE PRODUCTS?
My scalp has never felt better! I’ve dealt with an itchy patch of scalp that would scale and nothing seemed to work. I’ve tried DIY remedies, prescription meds…Rosemary Scalp Treatment not only cured the itch but it has allowed my scalp to thrive. I have so many new baby hairs sprouting everywhere!
HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SEE RESULTS?
I saw a complete difference within three months.
WHICH IS YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT AND WHY?
Rosemary Scalp Treatment is my absolute favorite product because I have results that speak for themselves! Rosemary has been scientifically proven to stimulate hair growth. When you couple that with 15 herbal extracts in a rich plant oil base, you get the most effective scalp oil. The proof lies in your own experience – and what do you have to lose?
Before using Rosemary Scalp Treatment, my scalp was red and inflamed due to both internal (hormonal) and external (heat) stressors. I lost a significant amount of hair over the summer and was really at my lowest. Rosemary Scalp Treatment has completely improved my scalp which has allowed it to grow longer and fuller. I have so many tiny hairs sprouting! For the first time in my life, I didn’t care about the length as much as I did the fullness because after losing so much hair, the lack of density really wore on my self-esteem. I’m elated to have found a product that addresses a myriad of issues and makes my scalp and hair feel amazing. Thank you sooooo much for creating this product – I would love to share more about it.
WHO WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THESE PRODUCTS TO?
If you are having issues with shedding hair, thinning hair, or simply want to encourage new hair growth, I cannot recommend this product more highly!
HOW DOES THE INNATE LIFE FIT INTO A LIFESTYLE COMMITTED TO HEALTH + WELLNESS?
The Innate Life provides a myriad of hair products that are easy to incorporate into your overall health and wellness routine. I think haircare is an often overlooked category of wellness. What we apply to our scalps can penetrate into our bloodstream and I don’t share that as fear-mongering but as fact. Though our skin is designed to block substances from getting into deeper layers of tissue, molecular-sized and chemical components matter. Our skin and scalp do absorb ingredients so I am very aware of what I’m using. With The Innate Life, I don’t worry about questionable ingredients, just potent and natural extracts that work!
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