Long time no talky talky eh?
So I get a ton of questions about my hair, how I style it, curl it, what products I use and so forth. I’ve partnered with Monat and can’t wait to spill the deets with you! I have been using Monat for about 3 months now and I am so in love. Not only does my hair look better but it feels better. I can’t even describe how clean my hair feels after I am done washing. If you know me, you know that I wash my hair about once a week. Sometimes I can even go a week and a half! I know I know…sounds gross lol but being a Blonde doesn’t come easy. Honestly, any product on your hair can be damaging. I try to make sure my stylist sticks with Vegan hair color and trust when I say I can see a difference. The last couple of months I have been using MONAT. I am sure you have heard the rage about these products, and the rage is real y’all!! Monat is a naturally based and anti aging hair care company.
Monat contains no harsh potentially hazardous chemicals, no waxes and resins and no heavy silicones, that can build up, weigh down, & cause a whole host of problems for your hair. You can rest assured you are using pure, safe, & effective products that improve the quality & health of your hair & scalp.
As crazy as it sounds, one else has what Monat offers. The highest quality is ensured because the line is researched, sourced, developed, manufactured, bottled, & distributed in facilities that are owned by Monat.
First things first! Know what your putting on your hair vs. what you could NOT be putting on your hair. 🤗 I thought this picture below was pretty informative considering a lot of you have no idea how detrimental “over the counter” hair products can be!
The Champ Conditioning Dry Shampoo
If you are always on the go and you just don’t feel like washing your hair every day or you head to work straight from the gym and don’t have time to wash your hair, I have the product for you! I am sure you all know by now that Dry Shampoo is in my daily regimen. I am always looking for the next best brand and then of course add it to my collection. Not only do I look for one that soaks up the oils but I really want it to give my hair some body too. I know I’m not alone when I say that I can’t stand flat hair. 😂 Maybe thats the southern belle in me? lol I’ve had a few products that become flakey on the scalp or make my hair even oilier. NO THANKS!
Monats dry shampoo was unlike any other that I have tried so far and kinda surprised me. It wasn’t as texturizing as most dry shampoos that I like. They consider it a conditioning dry shampoo which is actually awesome because dry shampoo and dry conditioner typically come in two separate bottles. Monats is an all-in-one AND it actually works. They do recommend that you spray at least 10-12 inches away from the scalp and I highly recommend that you do. When you spray it too close to the scalp it tends to take a little longer to dry.
Benefits: Helps to freshen hair, absorb oil, condition and add volume without the need of water.
Directions:Shake well before use and spray evenly 10 – 12 inches away from the hair, focusing on the roots. Let dry for 1-2 minutes; then finger comb or brush thoroughly. For extra volume use a blow dryer at the roots.
This shampoo is what they call the volumizing shampoo. A gentle volumizing cleanser that delivers body to fine and limp hair. Penetrates and supports the scalp while helping boost natural hair growth and improving follicle strength to assist in reducing hair thinning. Gives hair a touchably soft and youthful look. Safe to use on colored and/or chemically treated hair and extensions.
Instructions – Brush Through hair before showeringSoak your hair (very very wet)Apply a nickel/quarter size of product in your hands and rub through palms add a little water from shower head
- Our products are very concentrated only 40% water compared to most products that are 60-80% water ** so make sure to add in that extra water
- Work this into your scalp (the first wash we want to concentrate on cleansing your scalp)
- Do not be alarmed if it feels like the product disappeared or didn’t suds
- This shampoo focuses on detoxing your scalp from build up
- It may take 3-4 showers before suds occur
- Let this sit for 2-3 mins (I like to wash my body at this time)
- Rinse thoroughly
- Second wash again soak your hair
- Apply a nickel/quarter size of product in your hands and rub through palms add a little water from the shower head
- Work this lather from your roots to the ends of your hair
- Rinse well
- Follow with Revitalize Conditioner for best results
A girl can never have enough conditioner. If your like me and you run out of conditioner first before the shampoo, this will be your GAME-CHANGER no matter what MONAT conditioner you decide is best for you. A quarter size is all you need and I am sure your saying to yourself “Your crazy Alyssa” lol yea um no. If you massage it into your scalp and down the rest of your hair you will see how concentrated it already is. This particular conditioner is going to volumize and plump the hair follicles 3 times its normal size while adding shine, balance and vitality.
MONATS Description: A gentle volumizing conditioner for fine and limp hair that penetrates and nurtures the scalp while helping to boost natural growth, aids in improving follicle strength, and helps in reducing hair thinning. Delivers moisture and vital nutrients to aid in plumping and energizing hair from roots to ends. Fine, flat hair is left touchably soft and shiny. Safe to use on colored and/or chemically treated hair and extensions.
Instructions – After using your favorite Monat Shampoo ring out all excess water from your hairApply a nickel/quarter size of product to your hands and rub through hairI like to start mid hair shaft and work my way down to the roots
This formula is very hydrating and becomes a good choice for coarse, dry, frizzy, color damaged hair. I use the renew line when I am traveling a lot or
MONAT Description: A salt and sulfate-free gentle hydrating cleanser that penetrates and moisturizes the scalp. Helps boost natural hair growth and improves follicle strength to aid in reducing hair thinning. Supports the restoration of the hair’s youthful vitality by adding essential moisture back into the hair. Safe to use on colored and/or chemically treated hair and extensions.
Instructions: for wash are same as Revive listed above
This is a volumizing product that helps care for your roots. I have used this product a few times and I do like it, although I tend to use the Dry Shampoo more since I do not wash as often. If you do wash every day or every other day, then I definitely recommend you trying this product if you want body starting at the roots. It adds enough balance without a heavy feel.
MONAT Description: Create long-lasting, high-impact voluminous style with this alcohol-free root amplifying spray that enhances volume at the roots. Provides protection against damage caused by heat styling and helps increase shine and boosts neural hair growth, while improving follicle strength to reduce hair thinning. Non-sticky formula for hair that is touchably soft and visibly fuller in appearance. Helps extend the life of hair color
Instructions- Spray onto damp hair, concentrating on the rootsI like to part my hair in sections, spray the product, and then rub the product into my roots
Refinish Control Hairspray
I don’t typically wear a lot of hairspray because I feel like if your using hairspray then it needs to hold your hair in place and most hairsprays that do that ROYALLY RUIN your hair! My hair would always break off from brushing through it afterwards or I would have to wash it more (we all know I stay away from washing the hair a lot hahah) and honestly, as crazy as it sounds, I feel like it changed the Blonde color on my hair too. Anyways, this hairspray does not feel like a stiff wig on your head but it does hold the body to a curl if that’s what your going for. If your wanting a “football helmet” (quoted by my friend Allison) then baby by all means go for it! Guess what? This hairspray is humidity resistant and easy to brush through for sure. If you want a lighter touchable hold then spray a little bit. You can actually spray this hairspray on wet OR dry hair!Also, make sure that you shake this product before each use!
MONATS DESCRIPTION: Infused with REJUVENIQE™, REFINISH is a strong yet flexible finishing spray that provides texture, volume, natural shine and long-lasting touchable support. Humidity resistant and easy to brush through, leaving no sticky residue or build-up even after re-spraying.
Instructions- Shake WellHold 8-10 inches awayBuildable spray for flexible hold to desired hold
Rejuvabeads- Split End Mender
This is definitely one of my favorite Monat products so far! If your that person that doesn’t get a trim or cut every single time you go to the salon, (cough cough, ME) then you will appreciate this product so much. My ends are not bad at all, I just know when it’s time to get a trim and this product prolongs the need for one! Make sure you use this product when your hair is wet and BEFORE you use any other product after washing. Don’t forget that a little bit goes a long way. You can use a dime size and it would be way more than enough. Make sure that you apply this product to just the ends of your hair. If you have layers like I do then just take your hair in sections and apply to the ends that way.
I linked a video below because I think you will need to see it to believe it.
MONATS Description: REJUVABEADS selectively targets and heals split ends and other damaged or stressed areas along the hair shaft, eliminating breakage and frizz, decreasing friction, increasing shine and helping improve color. Independent testing has demonstrated a 100% repair of split ends 3mm long and under within one minute following application. Hair is left stronger, more flexible, manageable and resilient. The effects last for days (about two to three washes) and are enhanced with repeated use, without creating build-up, oiliness or heaviness. Leaves hair silky smooth, polished and protected from further damage
Instructions – After washing with your favorite MONAT system, gently towel dry hair.Depending on length of hair, apply one to three pumps of REJUVABEADS sparingly to the mid-sections and ends of damp hair. (Since it’s an airless tube, you may need to pump several times before product is dispensed.)
- A little goes a long way — I found only 2 pumps worked for all of my hair!
- Work product through your hair from mid-shaft to the ends with your hands or use a wide toothed comb.
- Wait five minutes before adding any other products
- Style as usual
Okay, so this product is one that you really need to understand the process and how to use. When you use it correctly, your Golden! Since I don’t wash my hair as often, I only need to use this product maybe once a month. I would be pushing it if I did three times a month. They say to use this masque every 5th time you wash your hair. Trust me when I say “Listen to the directions people!” lol I used this product like a conditioner in the beginning and it just became way too much. Using it every 5 washes is just enough protein for your hair I promise.
Monats Description:A repairing and hydrating masque ideal for damaged and moisture-starved hair that penetrates and nurtures the scalp while helping boost natural hair growth, improve follicle strength, and reduce hair thinning. Infuses essential moisture and delivers vital nutrients to help eliminate frizz and reduce split ends. Hair is left silky, more manageable and youthful looking. Safe to use on colored or chemically treated hair and extensions.Instructions – Only use every 4-5 washes… too much protein can cause your hair to become brittleAfter washing with your favorite Monat Shampoo ring out all excess water from your hair
- Apply a quarter size of product to hands and rub through your hair
- Let masque sit for 5-10 mins
- When your time is almost up add your favorite Monat Conditioner to your hair to smooth the hair follicle and seal in the proteins form the masque let this sit on top of the masque for the final 2 mins
- Rinse well
NOTE: Don’t be afraid to add the Conditioner to your hair on top of the masque. I know it sounds crazy but these products are made to layer or stand alone. DO NOT use this masque as an overnight treatment or any longer than 10 minutes.
Restore Leave In Conditioner
Daily use and this stuff is amazing!!!! You can actually use this product as a rinse out in the shower as well!! I honestly haven’t tried using this product in the shower but I thought that it was pretty cool that you could use it like a conditioner. This treatment is a nourishing leave-in conditioner designed to revive each hair strand using the same proven ingredients and technologies as MONAT Renew Hydrating Shampoo and Masque. It helps restore essential nutrients back to the scalp, boosting natural hair growth and improving follicle strength to reduce hair thinning. It will tame the frizz and flyaways; leaving fragile or damaged hair silky, youthful and supple.
Instructions – A little goes a long wayApply 2-3 pea sized squirts to wet hair, comb through and style as usual.
- As a finisher and for added conditioning, apply on dry hair.
NOTE: When I started using this product I actually thought that the pump wasn’t pumping out enough product because I am so used to using wayyy more. Come to find out, the pump worked totally fine and I probably used way more than I actually needed to. It didn’t make my hair greasy or anything, you just don’t need a lot of the product to see the result.
Ya’ll this product is in my TOP 5! It used to take forever to dry my head full of hair and believe it or not using this blowout cream, it only takes 10 minutes!! When I am searching for a leave in conditioner/blowout cream I really want to make sure that whatever products I use won’t rip my hair out when brushing wet hair, so I combine this product and the Restore Leave in Conditioner together. (You don’t need to, I just like the extra care and protection) Shout out to all my Blonde babes who know what I am talking about. Not sure if Brunettes have that problem lol I would make sure you use about a quarter size amount. Another thing I love about this product is that it is a Silicon-free heat protection cream as well!
• Works on all hair types to create a beautiful blowout that lasts.
• Won’t weigh your hair down or make it feel greasy.<
• Does not create product build-up.
• Restores softness and shine.
• Reduces styling time and conceals the signs of damage.
Instructions –Wash your hair with your favorite MONAT shampoo and conditioner.• Gently squeeze out the excess water.• Apply Blow Out Cream from roots to ends.• Style as usual. MY top 3 products:
AHH! This is so hard for me to pick a Top 3 because I am in love with every product I’ve tried and currently still using. If I could I would choose them all but if I had to choose and wanted to recommend to you I would have to say:
- Either one of the shampoo and conditioner line.(Revive or Renew) Not only will your hair and scalp feel clean and refreshed but your bottles will last you way longer than a typical bottle of shampoo and conditioner. Not to mention your not putting harsh chemicals on your hair! Don’t forget the MONAT No’s at the beginning of this blog.
- Rejuvabeads – Just do it! You won’t regret it I promise. Don’t forget to watch the video!! 🤗
- Blow Out Cream– I love being able to brush through my wet hair and not damage it.
If your interested in trying these products, I have linked below their website to shop around. It is officially the holidays season and I must say they have the cutest gift and travel sets. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to message me! That’s what I am here for!
Don’t worry we haven’t left out the men and children !
Monat offers a men’s line AND a junior system! So make sure you check out those lines as well!
There is a flash sale on the men’s system through Sunday night!!!
Remember, your hair is an investment and you might as well make it look better than it already did! It’s like skincare for your hair!