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  1. Deirdre Walsh says:

    Hi Gabriella

    Terrific review. I went for the Hydrate & Define bundle and can’t wait to use it!

    Do you apply all product upside down to soaking wet hair or just cleansers, masques and conditioners?

    If so, do you do it with your hair hanging to the side and use praying hands technique?

    Thank you.

  2. Aisling Swift says:

    Love your blog Gabriella! Really want to try these products. Can I ask if any of them are glycerine free? Thanks… Aisling
    (My Dublin-born grandad used to call me his ‘Curly Cailín’ when I was little!) x

    1. You can check the ingredients on the Innersense website.

  3. Hi Gabriella!

    Came across your page and loved all the details. I have been eyeing Innersense for a while now. Def’ making my purchase after seeing your experience. Would love to know if your technique and the hydrating line would work for wavy hair? Im hoping to add more definition to my waves ( which used to be curls) Please let me know your thoughts! Thank you for taking time to share your stories and being thoughtful.


    1. Hi Sneha, yes the Hydrating Line would be good for wavy hair too. It’s not too heavy. If you prefer something lighter, you could always switch to the Pure Inspiration Conditioner which is lighter and contains more protein. Hope that helps, and so glad you loved the review.

  4. This review and video together were insanely helpful in getting me great hair! I was looking for new product, Innersense had been on my radar, so I took the plunge and got some trial sized products. The thing that put it over the top, though, was the thorough video of HOW to apply the products to my hair and in what order. My hair isn’t healthy enough for the praying claw (I rope and scrunch), but everything else was really, really helpful. Thank you for your thoroughness and the time you put into this. I’ve had the best curly hair days of my life since I followed these tips. 🙂

  5. Anna Giulia Cescon says:

    Thank you for this post! I’ve bought few weeks ago some travel size products and I can relate with your review, which gives me new product suggestions as well. Good luck everyone with the giveaway 🙂

  6. Melissa Williams says:

    Thanks Gabriella! I can’t wait to try this routine out, especially the praying claw! I have some Innersense products, but haven’t had much luck with them. Hoping that using more water and less product is the key. Thanks again!

    1. Gabriella says:

      Yes, less is definitely more with Innersense products. Always use less product than you think you need, and always add more water than you think you need and it all should work out much better for you. x

  7. Charlotte Portero says:

    Hello Gabriella,

    I just discovered your site and I am absolutely thrilled! I have LONG, very LONG curly hair that frizzes a LOT and is thin-shafted and tangles easily. I found you by searching for ways on what to do with curly hair at night. I’ve ordered several of your recommendations, and while waiting, I put my hair up differently (not good at it yet, but a revised pineapple) and so far, the results are great! I am not seeing the tangles in the back of my head like I usually do. AND, the curls are staying much longer.

    I can’t wait to read more on your site and learn, learn, learn on how to take better care and learn new ways of making my curls shine.

    Thank you,


  8. Iesha Parker says:

    Such a great review as always!!! I adding these products to my future products list x

  9. Samantha Slattery says:

    Love your stories. You have a wealth of information to impart. You relate it in a fun, factual and relatable content. You don’t show unrealistic goals which is important for people starting out in the crazy CG community!! It’s confusing and expensive!! Thank you for your knowledge xx

    1. Gabriella says:

      Aww thanks so much Samantha! Yes, I hear you on the unrealistic goals. If something seems to far beyond my reach then I tend not to bother. It has to be relatable, tangible, reachable for me to be able to envision reaching the same goal, so I try to always keep that in mind in my own content. Thanks so much once again, have a great day! x

  10. The youtube washday video is one of the most helpful videos I’ve ever seen since I’ve started trying to embrace my hair. I tried your techniques for my last washday (though I have not mastered the horrifically named Praying Claw!), and my hair is the most defined it has been in months. Genuinely so surprised at how much the washing part impacted the end result!

    One wee question for you, I see that the Diva diffuser still is not available, do you have any other hairdryer and diffuser attachment recommendations?


    1. Gabriella says:

      Hi Niamh, I’m so SO glad my content and techniques have helped you, and such kind, sweet words about my video! A lot of time and effort went into that so I’m so glad to see it’s helping people. And yes, that is a horrific name for the technique. But “praying claw” is the best I can come up with, if you have any better suggestions please let me know!. I don’t have any other diffuser/dryer suggestions I’m afraid. I’ve not seen or tried any that are as good and I’ve always used a diva diffuser for as long as I’ve had a diffuser. Sorry!

  11. Wow! Thank you for all this information, and good the opportunity to win such a generous set of products!

  12. Hi ! I just tried your styling techniques and I’m really happy with the results I got ! I usually only rake the products in but I think the praying-claw really helped reduce the frizz, I’d never thought to do 2 different styling techniques at the same time so thanks for the tips !

  13. Hey! Thanks for this content. You always give us a lot of information and it’s really helpful. I’m curious about this brand I love the results in you hair!

  14. Charlotte Holm says:

    Hi Gabriella
    Absolutely fantastic blog post AND YouTube video!!! I was thrilled to learn about a cg friendly/aprooved dry shampoo but when I check the ingredients on different websites it says it contains both whitch hazel and an unspecified alkohol. Can you help if it is still considered to be cg approved??

  15. Hi Gabriella 🙂 I just started with innersense and I saw your profile and your blogs – I love your passion! Thank you so much for providing such an in-depth review and background of the products! This is so helpful!! I would love to try the hydrate and define bundle! I’ve subscribed to your blog and YouTube channel – I’m really looking forward to seeing more of your content 🙂

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hi Briona, thanks so much, I’m so glad you found it helpful. If this is for the giveaway, you need to enter on my Instagram page. The Innersense post, not this blog post. x

      1. It definitely was helpful! 🙂 yes ma’am – I’ve entered the contest through your Instagram. Thank you for your partnership with innersense and with this giveaway! I’m excited!

  16. Laura Dovalo says:

    Hi Gabriella! Thank you for another amazing blog post. As a fellow blogger, I know how much work goes into them… I’ve bought several hair and skin products thanks to your reviews (never trusted any blogger/YouTuber before you) and I often come back to re-read some of my favorite posts… I love how funny and down to earth you are. Wish you all the best! Hugs Laura

    1. Gabriella says:

      Aww thank you Laura! That’s so kind and sweet of you, and yes, a lot of work goes into it, as you know. I’m so glad my content and product recommendations have worked for you and you keep coming back. x

  17. Crystal Gold says:

    I am SOOO excited about this all!! Can’t wait to really dive in! Thank you for all of your hard work!

  18. Thank you so much for this post and all your work to help us all. I started my curly journey last week and am 2 washes in. I had amazing curls as a toddler, then they just fell out. I suspect due to having my hair brushed at least twice a day by a demon with a hair brush (mum). Since then I’ve had what can only be described as triangle hair. No matter the length, it’s always a triangle due to a very slight wave and bring super thick and loads of it. However since brushing out my dreadlocks last year, it’s a bit wavier than before, (it’s amazing how similar the routine is, similar shampoos, only microfiber towels, regular deep cleans, a hood to go on my dryer, twisting for definition) so I’m seeing what can be done with the right care and a bit of time. I’m so thankful to find somebody with similar hair issues and who is so passionate and helpful. Thanks again for all your hard work.

    1. Gabriella says:

      Yes, those hair brushing sessions with mum as a kid were a cruel kind of torture! ha ha. I know exactly what you mean with the triangle hair. That’s down to the hair cut. Definitely check out the posts under the CG Basics to help get you started.

  19. Thank you so much for this in-depth review! It’s amazing to find such a complete and comprehensive description of every product and its purpose. I am not very active on Instagram, but I will definitely be purchasing some travel size products to try out on you recommendation. I thoroughly enjoy your posts and hope to achieve hair results like yours one day! Thanks for all your hard work! My hair definitely appreciates it:)

    1. Gabriella says:

      Thanks so much Devorah! I know when I’m researching into new brands and products, I want to know everything about every product so I can make a fully informed and educated decision and purchase. I’m so glad you found this review helpful. x

  20. Thank you so much for your content! From YouTube videos, blog posts, Instagram…I can really tell you work so hard and are passionate about what you do. Thank you for also being yourself. I relate so much to you, and that is really refreshing for me because it just doesn’t seem to happen often. I ordered some travel sizes of their products based on your reviews and what would seem to work best for my hair. Thank you again, and have a great day!

    1. Gabriella says:

      Thanks so much Jessica! It’s so much time, effort and hard work. I wouldn’t be able to stick with it if I weren’t so passionate about it. So thank you so much for seeing, recognising and acknowledging that. It really means a lot! Just today alone I was up since 5:30am working on the post, the video, the captions, the social media, the brands. I’ve put in a 16 hour day! So to see a comment like this at the end of the day, makes it all worth it! Have a great week, and let me know how you get on with the products. Keep the travel size bottles too, they’re great to use as refills for travel! x