Get Involved With Make A Difference Day!

This Saturday, October 28th, volunteers from across the country will unite for Make A Difference Day, one of the largest annual single-days of service nationwide. Since 1992, tens of thousands of volunteers and communities across the country have come together on Make A Difference Day with a single purpose: to improve the lives of others through a wide range of community-driven service projects. People who observe this day perform some form of service for either their communities or those in need.

We all have opportunities every day to change the world, whether helping clean a highway of litter or volunteering at a local shelter to help the homeless. It’s amazing what just a small effort by an individual or group of individuals can do to change the world, or at least their local neighborhood. Make A Difference Day was established to help encourage us to take one day a year to try to make a difference in the world.

Make A Difference Day also is a great way for individuals to give something back to the communities they live and work in. People who want to participate on this day can do so by picking an area of need that exists in a community and fixing that need. It’s not only a great way to give back but also is an opportunity for all of us to improve our communities.

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Make A Difference Day resonates with MONAT because the company has a deep-seated belief in giving back to the communities where its customers, Market Partners and employees live. MONAT contributes to many charitable and needy causes. Recently, MONAT demonstrated its commitment to helping others with two great initiatives. In the first, MONAT partnered with Feeding South Florida on Oct. 29 to set up a food pantry for the Homestead community, an area that was hit hard by Hurricane Irma. About 300 local residents, representing their entire families, showed up, making the total number of people served more than 1,500. About 12 volunteers from MONAT’s Miami Home Office worked at the pantry, including CEO Rayner Urdaneta and his wife and son, and Chairman Luis Urdaneta.

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“People from different races, different countries and different backgrounds benefited from our event,” said Luisaylen Urdaneta, Senior Manager of Marketing & Gratitude Ambassador, MONAT. “Everyone was extremely grateful and thanked us profusely. I think this is a great representation of gratitude as a way of life…the belief that by helping others you feel real happiness in return. I loved our partnership with Feeding South Florida! We provided these families with healthy food and I know all of us felt honored to be part of such a giving effort.”

The second recent MONAT initiative was Canadian Thanksgiving Initiative for the Markham/Stouffville Salvation Army. This Salvation Army branch offers a weekly cooking class for community women and MONAT Canada took advantage of it to provide a Thanksgiving dinner for each participant. MONAT found out ahead of class how many people were in the families of each of the 15 women in the class and then donated a grocery bag full of all the right amount of ingredients necessary to make a hearty Thanksgiving dinner--turkey, vegetables, potatoes, stuffing and gravy—along with a MONAT Junior System for the children. MONAT’s Canadian office and warehouse staff delivered the groceries to women in the cooking class on Oct. 4th so they could take the food home to their families and cook an old-fashioned Thanksgiving meal!

“On behalf of MONAT Canada, I can say with assurance that we all feel thankful for what we have today and are grateful to be able to share with those who are in need in our community and provide something for them to be grateful for,” said Bethany Baldson, Events & Recognition Manager, MONAT Canada.

Giving back makes you feel better too. The gratitude, pride and fulfillment that come from helping those less fortunate or in need is immense. So this Saturday, why not go out and Make A Difference?

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How To Care For Bleached Hair!

How To Care For Bleached Hair!

Bleaching your hair is an investment. And the aftercare is just as important as having your hair done right in the first place. Bleaching hair leaves the cuticle layers open, which can sometimes compromise the hair and make it weak. There’s no need to change your mind about an awesome lighter color—it just means that bleached hair requires greater responsibility. If you want to keep your newly lightened locks in pristine condition, follow these tips so your hair can look healthier than ever.

Wash your hair less

This is particularly key in the first three weeks after your treatment since hair is more weak and susceptible to breakage during that period. Shampoo every three to four days, tops, with a great hydrating shampoo. Renew Shampoo is a great one to use! (Invest in a great dry shampoo like THE CHAMP Conditioning Dry Shampoo to extend your style as long as possible.)

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Condition a lot!
Make up for your infrequent shampooing with conditioners to rebuild strength and shine. Bleach leaves strands very dry so try a premium conditioner like Smoothing Deep Conditioner, which will nourish your hair and restore softness and shine. It also helps to use a leave-in conditioner after your shower to provide added protection against breakage. Go for Restore Leave-in Conditioner.
Dry gently.
Ditch your regular cotton towel for a softer, microfiber option. These soak up excess water without roughing up the cuticle (which leads to dreaded frizz) or causing breakage, a huge no-no for bleached hair.
Mask weekly!
Once a week, slather on a moisturizing mask like Replenish Masque, clip it up and watch a full episode of Game of Thrones to let it all soak in before rinsing. It will leave your hair super soft!
Take special care of your ends!
Split ends are common among bleached hair aficionados due to the porosity and dryness of a bleached hair. Treat your ends with special care by using REJUVABEADS™, which selectively targets and literally heals split ends and other damaged areas along the hair shaft. Your hair will become stronger, silky smooth and polished!

*Independent testing has demonstrated a 100% repair of split ends 3mm long and under within one minute.

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Tread carefully with heat tools!
Using a heat straightener or curling iron on just-bleached hair is sort of like sunbathing when you already have a bad sunburn—you’re exposing dry, vulnerable hair to even more damage. Air-drying is the best way to go but if you must use heat tools, use our Blow Out Cream with silicone-free heat protection called Dermofeel® Sensolv, a silicone alternative that is 100 percent natural in origin.
Finish off with a high quality oil.
Take a small amount of REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive in your palms, rub them together and then run it through your hair, once your hair is completely dry.
Admittedly, all this is a bit of high maintenance but it will keep your hair from looking dried and brittle. As the saying goes, “Your hair is your crown. Treat it like royalty!”

The Extended MONAT Family Greets Its 3rd Anniversary With Joy!

MONAT Global has made an amazing journey since its inception only three years ago. During these past three years, MONAT has expanded the U.S. premium haircare category by 10 percent, paying out $100 million in cumulative commissions and impacting literally thousands of lives. MONAT now has more than 110,000 Market Partners and more than 250,000 VIP customers, and they are found in every state of America and every Canadian province. With annual revenues of $18 million in 2015, its first full year, the company is on track for more than $300 million in revenues in 2017.

The company’s vision is to be a global leader in naturally based, anti-aging innovation, with an unrivaled business model that enhances the self-confidence and financial well-being of one million families around the globe each year.

Some major milestones along the way…

  • In 2016, won the Gold Stevie® Award as Start-up of the Year in Consumer Products Industries, plus a Silver for Fastest Growing Company and Bronze Stevie for Motivational Video
  • Won the 2017 Journey to Success Award from the Direct Sellers Association of Canada
  • Won a Silver and Bronze Stevie Award for Women in Business
  • Won seven MarCom Awards
  • Won five Videographer Awards
  • Won three Hermes Creative Awards

MONAT attributes its amazing progress to three core values: family, gratitude and empowerment.

MONAT was co-founded by Luis Urdaneta, a successful entrepreneur from Venezuela, and his son Ray Urdaneta. President Stuart MacMillan rounds out the trifecta of leadership for the company. The Urdaneta family’s culture of caring and love permeates the entire organization. A genuine closeness exists among the staff and field partners.

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Gratitude is a core value of MONAT’s…being grateful for everything which each person has been blessed and a deep-seated belief in giving back to the communities where its customers, Market Partners and employees live. This “attitude of gratitude” is woven throughout MONAT’s entire operation so much so that everyone acts with a sincere humility and thankfulness.

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Finally, MONAT’s culture of empowerment has been a tremendous factor in the company’s revolutionary growth: “We help others discover beautiful lives.” Those beautiful lives come from feeling empowerment and freedom for the first time for so many due to the ability to live a financially rewarding life. Empowered to pursue one’s goals and one’s dreams, MONAT’s Market Partners are truly committed to the company and work hard to make everyone’s ambitions come true. MONAT rewards a strong work ethic with formalized recognition and programs like The MONAT Motor Club, for which one qualifies to earn a white Cadillac! Today there are 240 white Cadillacs on the road! Annual galas are the epicenter of recognition efforts, with trophies given out for those who work hard, give back and emulate all that MONAT stands for.

MONAT is a unique company with a unique culture.

We’ll sign off this blog with MONAT’s standard farewell…

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6 Holiday Updos We Love!

6 Holiday Updos We Love!

It’s not too soon to start thinking about your hair for the upcoming holiday season. “Hold the dates” are already being sent out! Instead of last-minute panic over how to wear your hair in a style that goes with your gorgeous outfit, here are our favorite six updos. When it comes to hairstyles this season it’s time to have a real “look.” The days of simply brushing your hair and going for that bed-head look are over. It’s time to make a grand entrance…so read on!

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Take an ordinary bun and add glamour with a low side part. Teasing at the crown and an over-the-ear sweep heighten its drama. Blow out your hair with Blow Out Cream for a smooth shine and knot it at the nape of your neck, draping one side over your ear. Finish with Refinish Control Hairspray for a style that’ll last the entire night!

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The French twist is always elegant but add dramatic height and you can make it over-the-top impact! Blow out your hair and set it with Velcro rollers, then separate and tease the top section using Reshape Root Lifter to build body as you go. Pull back the sides, twist and secure with pins. Finish by brushing back the top layer so it’s smooth. Use a little Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to keep the strands secure.

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Here’s another! The halo braid is wildly chic yet needs only basic braiding skills and a few bobby pins. Start with a little THE CHAMP Conditioning Dry Shampoo to create some hold! Form a center part, separate your hair on either side of your head and braid pigtails. Keep the braid thick and loose. Then wrap each section over your head, securing it in place with bobby pins as you go.

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The large teased bun is a stunner. Volume is the key to making hair appear thick, thick, thick! Start with Moxie Magnifying Mouse to make it fuller. Tease your crown as well as the large bun. To create a larger chignon, use a bun maker underneath your backcombed locks.

One of the best things about choosing an up-do (instead of going for a full chop) is the lack of commitment involved. All you have to do is add some glitter! One of our all-time favorite looks is to wrap a glittery, sparkly headband around an updo for instant full glamour.

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If you really want to go slightly casual, you can always create the “updo ponytail.” It combines both the sophistication of an updo with the fun twirl of a ponytail. And it’s still quite elegant! Learn how to master one by clicking here.

This holiday season is the time to pull out ALL the stops and you’ll be a real head-turner, for sure!

Thick Hair? Learn To Love It!

Thick Hair? Learn To Love It!

Most women would say thick hair is nothing to complain about…unless you’re one who has it, believe it or not! While it can be gorgeous, it also can be a pain to deal with since thick hair has a mind of its own and it’s often a struggle to do certain types of styling with it.

So what can you do to make dealing with your massive mane a bit easier?

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Start by Using the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

Thick hair tends to retain oil more due to the density of the hair strands. After a while, this causes build-up, leaving your tresses looking lifeless and dull. Try MONAT’s Hydration System.

These formulas work together to wash out any oil and residue left over from styling products and keep your hair looking fresh and healthy. Its Renew Shampoo is a hydrating cleanser that moisturizes the scalp and increases hair brilliance. Restore Leave-In Conditioner revives each hair strand and tames frizz and flyaways. Replenish Masque tops it off as a weekly treatment to deliver vital nutrients, leaving hair silky and smooth.

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Dry Your Hair the Right Way!

Drying thick hair can be an all-day event! You can speed up the natural air-dry process by keeping a microfiber head wrap towel on, which will absorb more moisture than a regular towel. If you prefer to blow your hair dry, you want the fastest drying time for less damage and frizz. Look for an ionic dryer with at least 1800 watts. Go for Blow Out Cream for a blowout with a 100% natural silicone alternative that won’t weigh your hair down. Drying time is reduced and your blowout will last!

Tie Your Hair Back Without Damage!

When you hair sometimes simply gets to be too much, straight rubber bands are a big no-no! Rubber or metal fasteners are magnets for breakage. Use elastics and hair accessories especially designed to grip without causing breakage. While they can be a challenge to find, they’re worth the time. Try your local beauty supply store or online hair product eCommerce sites.

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The Right Brush Is King!

Thick hair tends to bring a helping of extra frizz with it and static from regular brushes tops it off. Go for a 100 percent natural bristle brush that will evenly distribute the hair’s natural oils, which adds shine and helps manage frizziness.

Hacks For Getting The Most Out Of Curly Hair!

Hacks For Getting The Most Out Of Curly Hair!

It’s a given that anyone with curly hair has heard someone with straight hair cry, “Your hair is so gorgeous! My hair is stick straight. I wish I had curls!” While it’s a compliment, straight haired people don’t know how hard it is to have a good curly hair day. But we’ve got some tips to help you have lots of good days!

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Always comb your hair from the bottom up!

Starting at the bottom allows you to gently detangle each knot, rather than compounding them all toward the bottom and yanking your way through with a comb.

Use a wide-tooth comb, never a brush!

Curly hair is very fragile. Using a wide-tooth comb is the gentlest way to detangle curls. It also won’t disturb the natural curl pattern like a brush. Better yet, go for finger-combing for the most gentle approach.

Forget the towel! Use a T-shirt!

If you want to greatly reduce frizz and breakage, dry your hair with a T-Shirt after washing. They’re much softer than rough towels. But since shirts aren’t as absorbent, make sure you very gently squeeze your hair out before drying. Make sure not to twist it as well.

Use a serum!

Right after washing, smooth a small amount of serum through your hair to smooth and give your curls definition and separation. REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive does the trick! REJUVENIQE’s proprietary blend of unique botanical oils is rich in rejuvenating vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that mimic the body’s own natural oils, allowing for deeper, quicker and more complete absorption for the hair. It will cradle your curls in luxury and bring out your natural shine.

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Repair your split ends!

Curly hair is so fragile and coarse that it is prone to split ends. Try a product that actually repairs split ends like REJUVABEADS™! The product selectively targets, deposits on 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. Hair is left stronger, more flexible, manageable and resilient. Split ends are definitely not a good look (not to mention they can make your hair frizzy!) so if you want healthy curls that look silky smooth, use REJUVABEADS.

*Independent testing has demonstrated that REJUVABEADS resulted in a 100% repair of split ends 3mm long and under within one minute following application.

Fabulous Dos For Fabulous Fifty!

Fabulous Dos For Fabulous Fifty!

Times have changed. Fifty is oh so fab these days and so are hairstyles for this age group. If you’re 50 or older, you don’t need to choose specific “mature” styles or stop doing something you liked before. But there are a few tips that will help you look better than ever!

Stick to simple styles, clean cuts and soft lines that keep your locks off your face. However, bangs are the exception. They often make women look younger. Opt for wispy bangs reaching your eyebrows or soft side waves, for instance. Here’s where Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy comes in handy to keep your bangs in place.

If your hair is fine, try a short to medium version of a bob haircut or a flirtatious pixie hairstyle with some teasing at the roots for added volume. MONAT’s Reshape Root Lifter comes in handy when you want height.

Thick hair looks awesome in layered medium to long styles, regardless of whether you prefer curls, waves or straight tresses. Here’s where a finishing spray like Refinish Control Hairspray works wonders to keep your style intact.

Most women over 50 face the grey dilemma. Some women prefer to go natural while others prefer to disguise their grey with lighter tones, like blondish or caramel hues. On the other hand, on darker hair, overtones like burgundy, auburn and dark chocolate are striking and fun!

The overall goal is to look elegant and modern, no matter what style or color you choose!

Here are a few “age 50 worthy” hairstyles to inspire you. Select a new style for Fall 2017 and you’re on your way to putting new bounce in your step!

Medium Layered Haircut

This is a stunning cut with its discreet layers and subtle honey highlights, To achieve the seamless style, your longest locks should graze your shoulders, while the top layers are cut gradually shorter. Complete the look with side-swept bangs on the front and style the tips with a round brush and Blow Out Cream.

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Short Bob with Layers

For a layered bob, style it so it shows off its dynamic cut. The way these shorter layers here have been swept back with a round brush and set with a finishing spray like Refinish Control Spray creates a sleek look.

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Bold and Spikey Pixie

Try using a bold color to complement a minimalistic cut. The spiky pixie looks sophisticated and is easy to style. The edgy spikes should be styled with a product like MONAT BLACK Groom Styling Clay and pushed toward the front. Different hair shades will add different dimensions to the cut, if you’d like.

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Stacked Ash Layers

The easy-to-style layers and perfectly blended ash tone hue make this the perfect low maintenance do for both styling and color upkeep. Touseled Texturizing Mist will keep it in tip top shape!

Aging Hair: Stop It In Its Tracks!

Aging Hair: Stop It In Its Tracks!

Since September is Healthy Aging Month, now’s the time to dish the dirt on how to help hair stay “forever young.”

Is your hair thinning? More strands in your comb? Grey hairs starting to peek through? These are just some of the signs of aging hair, a reality many men and women are sad to report they’re experiencing. And while 50 is the new fabulous, when people reach this decade, they experience a different set of hair issues. Oil glands shrink over time and by 50, you’re not producing as much oil to coat your hair, so dry hair becomes a reality. Also during your 50s, you might see brittleness because your hair also loses some of its elasticity.

Good for you that these changes can be treated – it just involves changing your daily hair care routine to one that’s more, let’s say, MONATious!

Change in color

That first white strand is a tell-tale sign of aging hair. Hair goes gray when cells stop producing pigment, which is normal and happens naturally with age. While there is no cure for this at the moment, there are treatments you can do to alter the color of your strands temporarily, like dying it with hair dye, or for some people, henna. But there’s nothing wrong with going gray. Take these celebrities  for example. Some of them actually love embracing their grey hair.

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Change in hair thickness

In case you didn’t know, it’s perfectly normal to lose about 100 hairs per day, no matter your age. Hormonal changes in women can affect hair growth patterns as well. It’s not uncommon for menopausal women to experience hair thinning and hair loss. For example, they may notice less hair on their legs but more hair on their upper lip or chin (yikes! I know).

If you’re dealing with thinning hair, or just want naturally luscious and long locks, use MONAT. MONAT products are naturally based, age-prevention hair care products that help with the natural regrowth of hair. MONAT products help hair thrive by using premium, healthy ingredients. Learn more about the ingredients found in MONAT products, here.

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For optimal hair growth and strength, we highly recommend taking S3 by MONAT, a supplement support system that has ultimately raised the bar in hair nutrition. You see, each of the clinically proven ingredients found in S3 work together synergistically to replenish the system of possible nutrient deficiencies that could be contributing to hair loss. S3 provides a holistic hair regrowth treatment that works to promote enhanced hair growth from the inside out.

Feel free to browse this page to learn more about MONAT’s naturally based botanical products.

Let your hair do the talking!

LET’S ALL HELP SOUTHEAST TEXAS TOGETHER!

MONAT joins the country in sorrow over the devastation from Hurricane Harvey. Many in the MONAT Family in Texas have been afflicted. Our hearts go out to those we know and all those we don’t know who are affected by this tragedy. But already we see that the crisis in Southeast Texas has united the country in support. Now is the time to serve in any way that you can.

As a company, MONAT will be supporting several efforts toward Hurricane Harvey relief. MONAT Global has made a donation of $10,000 to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund of Global Giving, the first and largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies with the tools, training, and one-on-one support needed to make the world a better place.

MONAT also is rallying its teams in the field to lend support as volunteers. We are encouraging everyone we can to help with donations, supplies and volunteerism.

Below are several articles with links that can tell you how to help in any way possible. Please, share the below information with everyone you know and encourage people to take action and donate their time. No matter how you help, you will be making a difference.

Share your Hurricane Harvey help efforts with us using #MONATGratitude so we can spread the word to motivate everyone to act NOW!

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What you can do to help people hit by Hurricane Harvey

(QUARTZ Magazine)

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How to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey: Help by donating to these charities and emergency relief organizations.

(SBNation)

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Here's How You Can Help People Affected By Harvey

 (National Public Radio)

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United Ways Offer Hope and Help in Response to Hurricane Harvey

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How you can help animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey

(ABC 13 Eyewitness News)

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Please be careful, though. Unfortunately, scams have emerged that take advantage of this disaster. Please don’t be fooled. You can help – just use caution.

Don’t be fooled by Hurricane Harvey flood scams

(The Washington Post)

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Thank you for stepping up to help out our fellow countrymen. Your efforts will be a reward in themselves.

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Thin Hair? You Can Make It Thick Like Rapunzel’s!

Skinny is great for a lot of things…jeans, angel hair pasta, eyeliner. But when it comes to hair? Skinny (a la thin) is out! Regardless of why it happens – born with it, hormones, aging, styling abuse – it’s one of the biggest complaints stylists hear.

But all is not lost. There are ways to turn a head of thin strands into a gorgeous swirl of full locks. Read on to find out!

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Scalp Spa - Give It a Massage!

Healthy circulation will nourish hair follicles in the scalp where hair begins. Regular scalp massages with your fingers will help stimulate blood flow and can plump up thin, fine hair. Rub a few drops of hair treatment oil like REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive all over your scalp before you shampoo to give your hair a special treatment too.

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Pump Up the Volume When Cleansing and Conditioning

Volumizing shampoos and conditioners are the “go to” formulas for women with thin, fine hair. The shampoos cleanse without leaving unwanted build-up, which can weigh thin hair down. They also leave hair thicker and fuller. The conditioners gently detangle, again without build-up. Try using Revive Shampoo and Revitalize Conditioner.

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Heighten Your Roots!

One of the best ways to create the impression of thick hair is to create lift at the scalp. Lightly blow dry the crown of your hair while applying Reshape Root Lifter at the scalp to give your top hair fullness. Also try blow drying your scalp upside down so that heat is applied with the roots lifted, finishing off with a big round brush.

Thicken Individual Strands!

Yes, this can be done! For thick, rich and luscious hair, MONAT’s new Thickening Spray works wonders! Formulated with MONAT’s powerful key ingredients Capixyl™, Procataline™ and Crodasorb™, Thickening Spray provides body, bounce and fullness. It also offers a flexible hold that’s soft yet keeps your hairstyle in place. To use, keep hair damp and use 1-2 sweeping sprays on each section while you blow dry.

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Feed Your Hair!

Take a powerful punch of Biotin, OptiMSM®, ACTIVAloe® and vitamins in the S3 Supplement and you’ll be breathing life into dull, dry hair. Take it to replenish hydration, promote healthy, shiny hair, prevent breakage and restore shine.

Keep all these tricks at your fingertips and you’ll walk out your front door looking like you have a lion’s mane!

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