Innersense Hair Review: The Real Deal!

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If you are looking to make the switch to more natural hair care products, you will definitely want to read my Innersense hair review first. In this post, I am also going to chat about why natural hair care products are important, what to look for and what to avoid. So let's get right to this Innersense hair review!When I first made the switch to natural haircare products years ago, I tried a few different brands before I finally found one that I truly loved.  Enter, Innersense! I have been hearing about this brand for a while, so I was excited to finally be able to get it in Canada and share with you my Innersense hair review.

Before I jump into the actual Innersense hair review, I want to share a bit more on why you want to look for natural hair products in the first place. 

Why Natural Hair Products?

So maybe you are under the impression that what you use to wash your hair doesn't matter because it is just going to end up going down the drain. But, it is actually important to use safe products that actually work to strengthen and leave your hair looking amazing. Many of the ingredients in conventional hair products contain harsh ingredients that strip your hair and once you stop using them you can begin to notice bigger problems. I'll get to those specific ingredients later.When you use truly natural and organic products like Innersense you will begin to notice a difference in how your hair looks and feels.Traditionally, when we use conventional shampoo and conditioner we are accustomed to that slick, soft "clean" feeling. But, this is all surface. That clean, smooth feeling is really just ingredients that are left on the hair compared to your hairs actual condition. When you stop using these kinds of products, you begin to realize that this surface level clean feeling is not all its cracked up to be.

What Ingredients to Avoid in Your Hair Products:

Sulfates: Most hair products proudly state they are now sulfate free. It is really important to avoid this ingredient as it is extremely harsh on your hair and scalp. This means it can strip away the natural moisture that keeps your hair shiny and soft. It may also contain hormone disrupting agents and traces of dioxane, a known carcinogen.Parabens: These are known as xenoestrogenswhich means that they have a similar composition to hormones found in the human body. Xenoestrogens are thought to disrupt hormones and could even pose a cancer risk.

Fragrance: When it comes to this term, it can mean big trouble!The term “fragrance” allows manufacturers to opt out of including a list of the ingredients used to create that fragrance (known as a trade secret in the industry), as the term is not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.Triclosan: This is thought to be an endocrine disruptor, which means it can be harmful in the same fashion as xenoestrogens.

Polyethylene Glycol (PEG): This is thought to interfere with human development and also can be contaminated with dioxane.

Innersense Hair Review:

Innersense Color Awakening Hairbath:

  • Made with coconut and rice bran oils and other natural plant sources, to create a kind, gentle bath for the hair and scalp. Sunflower seed oil, a natural antioxidant, helps to preserve your hair color and add shine.
  • The ingredients in all of the Innersense products are processed using cold pressed and distilled methods to maintain their purity.
  • I have been using this for the past three years now and love the way it makes my hair feel and look.

How to Use it:

  • It lathers quite well when applied to wet hair.
  • First, make sure your hair is very wet. Then apply to roots and lather well using your hands to massage it into your scalp.
  • I do two washes with it because I tend to get buildup and I have A LOT of hair. So I wash it once, rinse and then wash it again.

Check out Innersense Color Awakening Shampoo in the U.S. here!

Check out Innersense Color Awakening Shampoo in Canada here!

Innersense Color Radiance Daily Conditioner:

  • It's super thick (but lightweight)works really well to leave your hair feeling soft and looking shiny, without anything synthetic.
  • Ingredients like quinoa, avocado and rice bran oils moisturize and strengthen your hair, meaning less frizzies!
  • Shea butter helps to soften and hydrate your hair, while providing lots of moisture for curl support.

How to Use It:

  • Use only a small amount so your hair doesn't feel weighed down.
  • Apply after shampooing like normal and let it sit and saturate your hair for a few minutes before washing it out.

Check out Innersense Color Radiance Conditioner in the U.S. here!

Check out Innersense Color Radiance Conditioner in Canada here!

Hydrating Hair Masque:

  • I've been using this hair masque for a little while now and I like using it especially in the summer when I find my hair gets more unruly (think Monica Geller from Friends).
  • I like to leave it in my hair after shampooing for as long as I can. And when I rinse it out, my hair feels so much softer.
  • It does a fairly good job at hydrating my hair, which is extra dry in the summer.

Check out Innersense Hydrating Hair Masque in the U.S. here!

Check out Innersense Color Radiance Conditioner in Canada here!

I Create Waves, Sea Salt Spray:

  • This is a great sea salt spray made with Himalayan pink salt and a generous dose of amethyst crystal (so fancy).
  • It helps to create really soft, touchable waves and has aloe vera and calendula which help to nourish dry hair.
  • The way that I like to use it is two ways.
  • The first is when I first wash my hair, I like spraying it at the root while it is still damp and then blow drying like normal. This gives it a little extra volume at the top.
  • The second is when my hair is acting a little crazy due to the humidity and is naturally wavy, I spritz some in my dry hair to give it a nicer looking wave.

I've tried other sea salt sprays in the past, but I like this one the best now.

Check out Innersense I Create Waves in the U.S. here!

Check out Innersense I Create Waves in Canada here!

Overall, I love heir products are top notch, without any green washing. They are cruelty free, non-GMO and are rated a ZERO on Think Dirty, which is seriously impressive!

You can use my code HOLISTICFOODIE10 to save 10% off your order both at the U.S. and Canadian stores. Happy shopping!!

That Hair Detox Period:

While working at The Detox Market, I heard a lot from women that they couldn't find a clean shampoo to use because it never left their hair feeling "clean" and it didn't lather. Or after using it, their hair feels oily, a sign that your shampoo is messing with the natural pH of your hair. This is most likely due to your hair detoxing from the conventional products you are used to using. Remember your hair is used to that "clean" feeling which is really just harsh ingredients that strip your hair and so when you make the switch your hair can freak out a bit. It is used to being more dried out and then overcompensating by producing more oil to nourish your hair.

It takes about 6-8 weeks for your hair to go through this detox phase, but stick with it! I promise, the end results are so worth it. Also, try not to wash your hair everyday, not only is it unnecessary it could also damage your hair. For reference, I only wash my hair about twice a week and I do hot yoga throughout the week, its all good! I use dry shampoo in between as needed.

I hope you found this Innersense hair review helpful and if you are in the market to try a truly clean and green product that works, I highly recommend these products.

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Let me know in the comments if you have used Innersense or if you have any questions about this Innersense hair review.

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Victoria potuck
May 26, 2024
Thank you
Tawnya
April 18, 2024
This is one of my favorite recipes ever!!! I make this often & always make a double batch so I can have leftovers. I'll eat this for days, the flavor is so incredible. I like a lot of hoisin & ginger in mine.
Jaclyn
April 3, 2024
Hi Jen! For this, I serve with crackers and veggies such as carrots, radish and cucumber. I also included figs in the photo, but I'd stick to veggies and crackers for this. It can be made in advance and kept in the fridge, I'd recommend storing it separately from the dukkah topping. It tastes best at room temperature so leave it out for 20 minutes or so prior to serving and drizzle with the olive oil and top with dukkah then. Hope this helps. Enjoy!
Jen
April 3, 2024
I’m goin to make this for my book club, I’m curious to know what fruits and veggies are on the board (picture) also can i make this a few days prior?
Jaclyn
April 1, 2024
Hi Sue! Thanks for the review. There is quite a bit of butter from puff pastry, plus melted cheese so it can be a bit heavy. Sometimes, I'll blot the top of it with paper towel to remove any excess oil. If you make it again, I hope you enjoy it better the second time :)
Sue
April 1, 2024
Followed the recipe. It was ok. Perhaps a bit greasy. Used smoky gouda. Might try again…just a bit disappointing.
Jaclyn
March 26, 2024
Hi Alison! The light orange and pink things are beets, I used candy cane and orange beets in addition to regular ones. In the opening paragraph I explained you can use any variety of beets. I also have photos of regular beets as well :)
Alison Stroebel
March 26, 2024
But there are more items on your photo plate than are in the recipe. What are the light pinky/ orangey things? They not on your ingredient list. 😩😩
Ann
March 16, 2024
This is delicious and can be used with so many things. Thanks.
Nell
March 10, 2024
Hello! Ive recently been sent down the dairy/gluten free path. Not gonna lie its not ideal. I adore food and cooking and all things food. In a very sort space of time ive tried one million + recipes, the thing is, nothing comes close to your tahini sea salt cookies. Theyr ethe most sublime thing of all time, even pre cutting every out if have thought so. Its not too dramatic To call them my saviour. In fact without them i may have lapsed. Thank you a thousand times…. I’ll continue spreading the word and try and chill on how many im ploughing through.
julie
March 9, 2024
I made this today and it's delicious. Saving it for a healthy bedtime snack.
Teresa vargas
January 31, 2024
loved it!!
Lori Haskings-Barber
January 24, 2024
This was yummy and the instructions were easy to follow and even when I didn’t follow them I was able to save the sauce
Franklin Cardiovascular
January 4, 2024
Hello Jaclyn, Your slow-roasted salmon with citrus and fennel recipe is a culinary revelation! The method of slow roasting to achieve that perfectly juicy salmon, combined with the bright, bold flavors of the marinade, is a testament to your skill and creativity in the kitchen. I particularly appreciate the focus on simplicity and the infusion of fresh, vibrant ingredients which elevate the dish to a new level of deliciousness. Thank you for sharing this, and keep those flavors coming!
Jaclyn
January 2, 2024
Hi Georgia! Each can is 400ml.
Georgia Morgan
January 2, 2024
Your coconut cream matcha green tea ice cream you say 3 cans ? What size can ? Thank you
Mark Bono
December 18, 2023
I was looking for an appetizer for the holiday, made this for my wife tonight as a dry run. It was awesome!!
Daniel
December 6, 2023
Hello Jaclyn, I understand it when you say, "...I know how hard it is (for women especially) to look in the mirror and hate what they see". I also understand the historical targeting of women's bodies to be thin from the promotion of whale bone corsets to Spanx "shapewear". But, as a man currently using incognito mode to Google the phrase "how to love yourself when you hate your weight" (because I'm too self-conscious and embarrassed to have it in my search history) let me just say a lot of us men had parents and other toxic influences that passed along the same warped motto, "look good = feel good". I'm just beginning my journey to self love. I have no doubt it will be HARD AF, but so is looking in the mirror everyday and hating what you see. Thanks for the article - lots of takeaways to start on!
Jaclyn
December 4, 2023
Thank you so much for sharing Kim! I'm happy to hear you loved it :)
Kim
December 3, 2023
Made this for Thanksgiving and a holiday get together and it was so wonderful! 😋 Definitely my new favorite!
Lyana
November 27, 2023
Love it !! Thanks
shirlee
November 8, 2023
You don't happen to know what the calories are for this blueberry oat bar do you?
Koe James
October 24, 2023
Delicious! Used cooked andouille and seared for a shorter time - and collards for the greens - it was amazing - thank you
Jaclyn
October 10, 2023
Hi Angela! You can omit the tapioca flour here and add more AP flour (1/4 cup). Just be sure to use the spoon and level method when measuring for the best results. Please let me know how they turn out :)
Angela
October 10, 2023
Hi, recipe looks great! Just wondering if I use AP flour, do I still also need the tapioca flour, or can I sub the tapioca flour also for AP flour, or leave that measurement out? Just want to be sure I get the measurements right when I sub in AP flour. Thanks!
Dawnie
October 5, 2023
Thank you for a wonderful tasty recipe. Loved the flavour of the sage (from our garden) and I paired it with baby spinach also from our garden. So delicious, quick and easy. Oh and filling! 😋 Yum
Libby Evans
October 3, 2023
Jaclyn
September 25, 2023
Hi Kimberly, I'm not sure what you mean by the taste is off as I'm not there to try it myself. You can always try adding more salt, lemon juice or nutritional yeast to taste. If it needs to be creamier, you can try adding a splash of milk (oat, soy or regular) as well. I hope that helps :)
Jaclyn
September 25, 2023
Hi! Yes, you could prepare them a day in advance and then reheat them to serve them warm. I have tried them cold, but personally prefer them warmed slightly.
Kimberly
September 24, 2023
I made the roasted butternut squash sauce with nutritional yeast and sunflower seeds as your son has a cashew allergy; the taste is off... I'm not sure what to do to correct it. Any ideas?
September 23, 2023
Can these be prepared in advance ( earlier in day)? Served warm or cooled?
Pam Licht
September 15, 2023
Thank you so much for this article. I love tofu but I’m still trying to learn how to use it. I tried the air fryer method but it came out very dry and rubbery. I did spray it with olive oil and spiced it. Maybe frozen tofu isn’t appropriate for air frying. I’m trying to cut back on oils but I’ll try your way! Thank you again ‼️
Jaclyn
September 12, 2023
Hi Bridgette! Yes, you can use regular all purpose flour. Enjoy :)
Bridgette
September 5, 2023
Can you just use regular flour ?
Kelly
August 21, 2023
My husband and I really enjoyed this! I had to sub thick spaghetti but otherwise followed the recipe. Such a fun, different pasta recipe!
AnneMarie
August 20, 2023
This is a delicious decadent cake! Do much like a flourless chocolate torte. Only subs I made was a flax egg, and solid heavy coconut cream for the coconut butter. Definitely keep this recipe!
Aisha
May 21, 2023
This is the one! I don’t know how many of these I’ve tried, but this one nailed it! Used dried dill and Kewpie Mayo and it was so good. I found you at last!
Alyssa
April 7, 2023
SO YUMMY!!! I've finally made a good baked oats with following your recipe :'). I didn't add the maple syrup or banana, instead a banana flavoured GoGoSqueeze lol! I believe adding the egg is the game changer, thank you for sharing!
Jaclyn
March 27, 2023
Hi! That would be psyllium husk powder.
Anon
March 13, 2023
Psyllium husk or psyllium husk powder?
Peggy
February 28, 2023
Thank you so much for this article. I will be 65 on March 4th and have have a struggled with my weight since age 8, my parents divorce. I have had disordered eating, anorexia, & BDD just to name a few. I have gained 45pounds in 2 years after leaving a toxic marriage of 30 Years. I am also embarking on a journey of self exploration & I am enough and not let the scales define my day or life.
Kristin
February 15, 2023
This is a game changer! I always throw my tofu in the freezer when I buy it… but rarely remember to thaw it on time. And have always soaked it in hot water the sink, it takes f o r e v e r. Giving this a try right now - thank you!
Justine Louise
January 24, 2023
These turned out so good! I am excited to have quick and easy breakfasts that are not toast and bagels. Thanks for such a great recipe!
Jaclyn
January 13, 2023
Hi Venetia! LOL, they definitely flatten a bit on the bottom as they cook, but that's kinda part of the charm I suppose haha
Venetia
January 13, 2023
How do you keep the ball shape? Mine turned out like turkey igloos !!
Jaclyn
January 8, 2023
Hi Michele. You add it in step #2 just to season the chicken a little.
Michele Baptiste
January 8, 2023
At what point did you add the kosher salt?
Kerry
January 7, 2023
I love these recipes, cant wait to start cooking! Thank you for sharing!
jukitchen
January 7, 2023
wow, these pancakes look so delicious and yummy. I just love this recipe. thanks for sharing this wonderful article with us.<a href="https://jukitchen.com/best-breville-juicer/">jukitchen</a>
Laura
December 23, 2022
Thank you for this recipe. I modified it a bit because I wanted to have it for breakfast. I only used 1 1/2 tsp of sugar and used oat flour in place of AP flour. I omitted the chocolate chips and topped with an all fruit jam after it finished cooking. Delicious and nutritious. Love it!
Lisa kinnaird
December 10, 2022
Am going to make your Thai Meatballs in Red Curry Sauce!!
Gary And Debbie Houck
November 30, 2022
Great stuff!
Tyra
November 19, 2022
I replaced the chorizo with the impossible sausage, and it was still delicious! Thanks for the recipe!
Jaclyn
November 14, 2022
Thank you so much for sharing Jeanette! Aren't easy meals that look fancy the best ;)
Jaclyn
November 14, 2022
Thanks Alexandra! My husband loves it too and he loves his cheese lol.
Jaclyn
November 14, 2022
Thanks so much for sharing Josh! It's such a great weeknight meal. Enjoy it tonight :)
Josh
November 14, 2022
This recipe slays... since you've posted, I've made variations on it at least four times. Going to make it again for dinner tonight.
Alexandra bull
November 10, 2022
Made this recipe for my boyfriend and I on Halloween! It is the perfect fall dish. It is easy to make vegan, nut & gluten free if you use gluten free pasta and do the sunflower seed substitute. My non-vegan boyfriend loved it so much they have asked me to make it again! It is so creamy & has the perfect crunch with the sage and pumpkin seeds.
Bev
November 2, 2022
Very easy, directions are clear, like recommended product names. Making this for dinner. Pre-dinner tasting fantastic flavours♥️♥️
jaclyn
September 21, 2022
Hi Marnie! You could use about 3 to 4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast instead of parmesan.
Marnie
September 21, 2022
Hi, how much nutritional yeast would you suggest instead of cheese?
Jeanette
September 21, 2022
Absolutely LOVE this recipe - it's delicious (especially for those that like a hint of spice)!! My finance and I are obsessed and it's become part of our weeknight recipe rotation. It has a limited number of ingredients, it's quick to make/cook, but despite all of that - looks and tastes like much more time was spent! Thanks for the great recipe Jaclyn!
Matt
September 3, 2022
Do these burgers taste at all like beef? Thank you.
Grant
September 1, 2022
Just tried your recipe. Holly Hanna..... was that good! I know how to cook but you must try this one. I'm new to the this way of cooking but now I'm a believer. Keep them coming and I'll be trying them. Thanks ! G
Shafia
August 2, 2022
This was delicious!!! It takes some prep time but each portion is packed with flavour! Will definitely make again ❤️
Cristina
July 31, 2022
I made this yesterday and HOLY MOLY it hit the spot!!! It’s been so hot and muggy out here, so I was craving something light, cool, and filling. This recipe did not disappoint. The flavor of the peanut sauce was delicious. It had been a while since I prepared something with such color and flavor, which made eating it that much better. I will definitely make this again and try your other recipes too!! 😍🙏🏻❤️
Jaclyn
July 25, 2022
Hi Henrik! Thanks for letting me know you made them. Depending on the size of your food processor, it can be a lot to pulse all at once, so maybe working in batches is better. I'm glad you liked them and they firmed up for you :) Enjoy the rest!
henrik bechmann
July 25, 2022
Yep, they firmed up nicely. I'm freezing four, and looking forward to having the other four, dressed with sauerkraut, pickles, mustard, vegan mayo, onions, banana chiles, and maybe even ketchup. Yum!
henrik bechmann
July 25, 2022
Well I ended up baking them for 23 minutes (@400F). They're delicious! A bit soft, but I'm hoping they'll firm up when they cool. Texture is good too. Thanks for this!
henrik bechmann
July 24, 2022
Seems like a good and tasty recipe. But I had to add a generous half cup of water to get any kind of movement in the food processor. I substituted flax seeds for hemp (what I had). The mixture was a bit loose because of the water, but still formed nicely into patties. Baking for 15 min at 400F. Looking forward to them!
Jaclyn
July 23, 2022
Hi Roxanne! So for the meatballs photos with feta, I just used regular olive oil. But for the one photo with the red looking oil, that was olive oil mixed with fried green onions and Aleppo pepper. I have that recipe in full on my Instagram account - if you head over there, you'll see it - https://www.instagram.com/p/CbQXM2IlH4L/.
Roxanne
July 21, 2022
Hi! The topping on your whipped feta looked delicious. It appeared to be more than olive oil. Or maybe an infused olive oil? Do you mind sharing that recipe? I can’t wait to make this recipe. Appreciate the tip on room temp feta.
ANYA
July 19, 2022
Make these now! Once you buy your ingredients, this is the easiest recipe to execute...it's so hands off! I started the beef in the instant pot an hour before we wanted to eat and prepped the toppings while all of that was cooking. I used stewing beef and a home-made taco seasoning. I didn't have any beef broth so I used half of a bouillon cube - worked just fine! The enchilada sauce was store bought (Frontera brand) and it was delicious. Highly recommend the Monteray jack cheese - I used some Violife mozzarella that I happened to have at home but I can see how the sharp taste would add to the overall flavour.
Jaclyn
July 18, 2022
Hi Carolyn! I'm so glad you are loving my recipes, thank you so much for taking the time to let me know. I don't provide nutritional information as it doesn't align with my brand or how I personally choose to live my life, having had a disordered relationship to food in the past. I hope you understand :)
Carolyn
July 13, 2022
I love your recipes and have tried them! What would be GREAT is if you could include the nutritional value with calories. It would be beneficial to those of us trying to lose weight. Thank you, Carolyn
Julia
July 11, 2022
Just made this for my family today. I can’t have gluten or dairy but they can and this got a RESOUNDING stamp of approval! Love the simple ingredients and it tasted fabulous! Thanks for such nourishing recipes ❤️ 😊
Chris
July 3, 2022
Thanks for this! I came across this recipe very late in life, at a family meal. I liked it better than my mother's potato salad of my childhood, and better than my sister's which came from her in-laws. DH likes it very much. Win, win, win! Tip: if you don't want to steam up your summer kitchen nor fight the mosquitoes for the grill, pressure cook the potatoes!
MATILDE PAGAN
May 12, 2022
I am on a short vacation and came across this recipe, looking forward in making this. It looks really good. Can’t wait.
Whitney Mullenax
April 22, 2022
I have these cookies in the oven right now (2nd time making them in a few weeks). They are perfection and will be a great gift for some coworkers tomorrow. I made the recipe as is, great texture! I saved some for me too, don't worry ;)
Olivia Garcia
April 15, 2022
I love the ingredients in these recipes… Can’t wait to start them all!!
Anya
April 14, 2022
Don’t sleep on this wing recipe. It is soooo good! I can see this being a staple for game days, casual dinners or honestly…any day. Such a crowd pleaser as well. Oh and please don’t skip the dip. It’s unreal stuff! I was grabbing random things in my kitchen to eat it with once the wings were done.
Christa Campbell
March 28, 2022
The simplest recipe to make a delicious desert! I left out the cacao and just made vanilla coconut flavor and it was heavenly. I plan to add different flavors in the future; cacao with Orange or raspberry essence, vanilla salted, caramel flour de sel- the options are endless. Glad to find a keto friendly treat that can be made easily at home.
Rich
March 24, 2022
When do you add the mushrooms back in the pot?
Heidi
February 13, 2022
These were good! I've been curious to try making a miso dessert for a little while now, but wanted it to be grain free. I've found that almond flour based chocolate chip cookies always have some kind of nut butter, and since I just use peanut butter, it's like a PB cookie. The miso did a great job replacing nut butter and achieved a great, chewy consistency! It's definitely strong, although I'm sure white miso would have been more mild. I used dashi miso, which in hindsight sounds pretty gross.. the cookies were not at all fishy tasting, but just bold and kind of salty/savory. I think next time I'll try a little less miso. I have a tendency to use less sugar than a recipe calls for, but I definitely needed it in this one to balance the miso flavor. I just used regular butter too, not ghee.
Susan Renee Hennings
January 12, 2022
Yes, I like it a lot. Lentils are nutritious and inexpensive.
Carole
January 2, 2022
I’m just learning about adaptogens and trying to incorporate them into my “healthy arsenal”. Thanks for the info!
MAdeleine
December 27, 2021
This is the first cinnamon roll recipe i've actually gotten to work! I let the dough rest in the fridge for 4-5 hours and then rolled and filled it, then let it rest in the fridge over night and it worked great for an early morning bake. I looked through the whole recipe and you never mention what temperature to bake at. It just says "place in your preheated oven to bake" I baked at 350. Also it would be really nice if the caramel sauce recipe was included here. All in all totally delicious, worth the effort, and I will be making this again.