Do you have hair goals? What do you want your hair to look like? What does it look like now and how can it be improved? I definitely have hair goals. I like soft, shiny, straight hair on me. I want swing. I want my hair to look healthy. And I want it to behave. If I’m not asking enough already I’ll also say that I want it to look good for several days so that I don’t have to wash it more than 2 – 3 times a week.
When I was sent some Monat haircare I thought it might be like other lines I’ve used but I’ve found it to be head and shoulders above anything I’ve tried. My hair is important to me. I’ve had past traumas which have caused me to lose the thickness that I had when I was young (and didn’t appreciate enough). Now my hair has enough thickness to it that I will not complain any more but I still only want to use the best products around.
The way to buy Monat is through a representative. Lisa and I worked with Lisa Eisensmith who is an independent consultant. She was more than helpful and accommodating. The first thing I did was fill out her questionnaire so that she could assess what she felt was best for my hair type and hair goals. Then she made her suggestions. Being the expert I went with those and I can’t be happier. I told her I wanted no frizz, that I wanted shine, and that I wore my hair straight. She recommended Monat Blow Out Cream, Revive Shampoo and Smoothing Deep Conditioner.
Revive Shampoo is in the Volume line of products. The last time I used a volume shampoo all I wanted to do was come home from work and wash my hair again. It made my hair out of control. But Revive is the opposite of that. It gives me just enough body to volumize for that swingy hair I crave. It made me rethink every shampoo I’ve ever used. Not only does it gently cleanse my hair but it keeps it looking nicer for up to 4 days.
Monat gives a few hints about shampooing which are good to know. First make sure your hair is thoroughly wet first, this is something I do anyway but it’s a great reminder to us all. The shampoo is highly concentrated and you don’t need as much as you think. Second they recommend washing your hair twice. The first wash removes any product in your hair and any environmental damage. Since I don’t use much in the way of after products I haven’t always done this but it does give me longer lasting hair when I take the time to wash twice.
Smoothing Deep Conditioner isn’t the matching conditioner. Instead this is for “the ultimate hair control freak” which actually means all of us. This conditioner works on all hair types. It is meant to nourish hair, control frizz and add shine. Lisa E picked well since this meets my hair goals without weighing down my hair at all.
It is recommended to leave the conditioner on your hair for five minutes after shampooing. I follow that rule and do all my other showering chores. By the time I’m done with my razor and shower gel it’s at least 5 minutes and I rinse until all is removed. My hair is instantly smooth in the shower.
I use an Aquis hair towel once out of the shower and brush my teeth/take my vitamins. Then it’s on to Monat Blow Out Cream. I smooth about a quarter’s worth of the cream through my hair and I’m able to wet brush it to a smoothness so that I can blow dry. It truly gives me slip so that I can dry however I want. Usually I just go a bit wild and allow my hair to dry every which way and then use my John Frieda Hot Air Brush to give myself the look I want. It makes blow drying a dream. I don’t dread it anymore since I never have a single tangle and it takes so little time.
I usually stop there but I’ve been using a sample of Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive on the ends of my hair and it is freaking me out. I plan on buying this since it’s a miracle product that is good not just for hair but also for your face, neck, hands and feet. Two drops of Rejuveniqe on the ends of my hair smooth my ends so that they never look bad. I have not gone near my flat iron since I started using it.
Lisa has written a review about her experience with Monat (and posted a picture with her gorgeous hair). We have totally different hair and different hair goals but we are both excited about Monat and are thrilled to have these products in our lives. What are your hair goals? Monat can most likely make those dreams come true. — Marciasamples