Habits Beauty | Hair Resolute

Beauty Article for Habitual She



My 'Hair Resolutes' for this year is to incorporate more natural and organic hair care products into my habitual hair care. I am a firm believer in organic and non-toxic beauty products, although it has taken time and energy to find the right ones that actually work well if not better than the mainstream hair products.  The results I would get with some natural hair products was, at times, discouraging until I found the ones I'm going to share with you right now. I don't know about you, but I love my hair best when it is clean, shiny, manageable, and healthy. Below, I'll give you each product I have been using the past few months and some, the last year(s). Hope you enjoy!


CLEANING

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To give a little backstory on my hair, I was diagnosed with a thyroid condition called Hashimotos in my last year of college. In all actuality, my hair started thinning and even had a couple of bald spots where I would normally part my hair. I was super down on myself because my hair was usually thick and full, now it was thinning and balding and I couldn't style my hair the same as I was used to. As my journey progressed, doing my research and seeing the right doctors, I was put on a prescription for natural thyroid hormones, along with food guides to heal me from within. I found that once I started taking the right medications and supplements, my hair started to grow but it still wasn't up to par with how my hair had been before.

That is where MONAT SHAMPOO came into the picture. I was first introduced to Monat by a family friend/ hairstylist in Louisiana who is a rep for Monat. She was giving away free samples and I was intrigued by the results her clients were getting with hair growth. Long story short, she sent me samples and I loved the products. I have been using the shampoo consistently for a couple of months and I have noticed my hair getting fuller and more vibrant as before.

The Shampoo contains no: Phthalates, PEG, DEA/MEA, Sulfates, Parabens, Harsh salt systems, Harmful colors, Harmful fragrances, & *Cruelty Free and 100% Vegan. {BUY SHAMPOO HERE}

This next hair product I am going to mention is my ULTIMATE FAVORITE hair product line that I have ever experienced. You have seen me post about them many times before for the simple fact of the products being 100% natural, organic and amazing. I have tried SO many natural haircare systems and have yet to come across a line so diverse and outstanding. So much that I question if this is too good to be true...lol! Because if you're like me, so many natural hair care lines leave your hair dry and straw-like, tangled and hard to brush through, dull and lifeless. 

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INNERSENSE Organic Beauty is not the case. They have completely transformed my hair. I'm a natural Auburn, so my hair is made up of darker brunette and slightly courser hair strands, finer blonde strands, and medium red toned strands. Overall, my hair is fine but have a lot of it. So styling has been tricky in the past as most hair products weigh my hair down and leave it greasy and flat. No matter what salon I've been to, the more volumizing products they use, my hair gets flat. Innersense has allowed me to try numerous hair products that have changed me forever (Which I'll cover my most used products from them below.

So after washing my hair with the Monat Shampoo, I always follow up with the Innersence Conditioner. I go between the Hydrating Cream Conditioner and the Color Radiance Daily Conditioner. Even though my hair isn't colored, I find this color radiance conditioner keeps my natural color more vibrant and somehow makes all the colors of my auburn hair come through better. {BUY CONDITIONER HERE}

TREATMENT

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These treatment products are also from Monat & Innersense Organic Beauty. I have been using the Intense Repair Treatment for about 5 months now and using the hair masque for 1 month.

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MONAT INTENSE REPAIR TREATMENT: I use this treatment after I wash and condition my hair. I towel dry and part my hair in sections then spray evenly throughout as I massage in my scalp. I tend to focus on my forehead line where I want my baby hairs to grow. For some odd reason, this area has been the hardest for my hair to grow back from my Hashimotos. 

I also apply this treatment to my eyebrows to help regrowth. Many times, when you have a thyroid condition, loss of hair in your eyebrows is 'normal'. I have noticed a difference in my hair growth in brows and hairline. It is a slow process but with thr right supplements, food and hair products, we will be okay! {BUY TREATMENT HERE}

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INNERSENSE HYDRATING HAIR MASQUE: This treatment can be used as often as you like although, I use hair masques when my hair needs that extra boost of hydration which isn't all the time. I find I need the extra boost once a week or once every two-three weeks depending on the season. I have now used this product twice and have been so amazed at its ability to hydrate and repair my split ends. I have done a bit of traveling this winter to drastically varying climates and my hair has shown me its unhappiness with it. This masque came to me as a gift in celebration of its launch from Innersense and just in time if I might add! I could not recommend this masque enough. {BUY MASQUE HERE}.


FINISHING

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GM REVERIE MILK | NOURISHING ANTI-FRIZZ TREATMENT: This product has been a staple in my styling routine for years. Its ability to control frizz and nourish simultaneously is what makes this product outstanding. "The lightweight formula also protects and moisturizes, leaving hair soft, silky, and shiny without weighing it down. Suitable for all hair types, Milk is infused with a rich blend of 16 essential oils that imparts a fresh, herbal scent that is beloved by men and women." I usually apply this after I use the wand to wave my hair as well as after letting my hair air dry. I find it controls the ends and tames my hair making it look put together without spending much time on it. Let's face it, sometimes we don't always have the time to manage our hair. This product can be applied to wet or dry hair. The nourishing ingredients included are derived from coconuts, olives, almonds, and other natural sources. {BUY MILK HERE}.

FORMULATED WITHOUT: SULPHATES, SILICONES, PARABENS, PHTHALATES, ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE, ARTIFICAL COLORING, GLYCOLS, PETROCHEMICALS, GLUTENS, ANIMAL DERIVATIVES, T.E.A AND D.E.A.

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Key Ingredients 

  • Pracaxi Seed Oil

  • Dicaprylyl Carbonate
  • Chitosan Succinmide
  • Sweet Almond Protein
  • Olive
  • Amino Acids

Essential Oils

  • Rose, Bourbon Vanilla, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Lavandin, Bay Laurel, Sage, Spearmint, Fennel, Black Pepper, Ginger, Bergamot, Jasmine, Vetiver, Clove, Rosemary
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INNERSENSE SWEET SPIRIT LEAVE - IN CONDITIONER: I'm referring this to as finishing products because it can also be used on dry hair to revive or restyle. Sometimes, this is the only product I use after washing my hair. I love spraying this on damp hair after I have towel dried and before I brush through. Plainly put, this is the best de-tangler I have used and leaves hair nourished and prepares it for airdrying or blow drying really well. My tangles come out so quickly as well. {BUY SWEET SPIRIT HERE}.

KEY INGREDIENTS: Tamanu Oil, Organic Rice and Soy Proteins, Rosemary Oil, Honey, Lavender, Rooibos Tea, and Oregano.

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INNERSENSE HARMONIC HEALING OIL: I hope you are ready for the punch this product packs. It's one of those multi-use products that you want stashed away in your purse, in your carry-on for trips, and an extra bottle just in case. I use this product on my face, under my eyes (especially on flights as your eyes get so dry), on my hands, elbows, knees and yes, toes! haha! It is a great massage oil, and oil treatment for the scalp. I also use this on my hair...damp or after styling. You may be familiar with the Moroccan Oil? Well, this product does the same thing but is better for your hair and has so many added benefits. (This isn't a hate towards Morrocan Oil, I actually love it!) but this product, in my opinion, has it beat as far as quality ingredients and versatility. {BUY HARMONIC HEALING OIL HERE}.

KEY INGREDIENTS: Safflower Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Tamanu Oil, Hazel Seed Oil, Orange Flower Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Rosemary Essential Oil.


This concludes my hair resolute. I hope you enjoyed in my sharing of my favorite hair products for the Winter season. As always, I would love to connect with you if you have any comments or questions regarding any of these products. 

Xx.

Claire Arceri