ARE YOUR HAIRSTYLES PICKED OUT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY PARTIES YET?

Are Your Hairstyles Picked Out For Your Holiday Parties Yet?

It’s getting to be that time of year. Already pre-Thanksgiving festivities are underway! With so many events and parties to go to during the upcoming season there’s always the question of how to do your hair! So we thought we’d take a look at the biggest social media app there is – Instagram – to see what’s trending. Here are a few bombshell looks that will take your breath away…and everyone else’s in the room too!
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This unbelievably gorgeous look was posted on @curriehair’s post. The glam look was created by @Michellepritchardhair of #currieglenmills. Isn’t it simply to die for?
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Now look at this, will you? @straight_ahead_beauty shows us an awesome #triplebun that is really simple to do. Make three ponytails, twist each into a bun and then pin each bun to your head. How easy was that? And what an unusual style to show for it.
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@karma_hair_beauty not only shows us a stunning look but how to put it together. Anyone can do it and isn’t it just gorgeous? This is a real show-stopper.
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This one takes the cake! Conceptually it’s so easy to do but the end result is wowsa! Made by @hairbysaretta at Blue Water Salon, all you need are some satin or flower scrunchies (yes, scrunchies, they are back!) and you’ve got it made!
Check out our Instagram for more inspiration. You’ll have more than you ever dreamed of to help you get through this holiday season in super style!
MONAT also has many holiday looks for you to try. Check out our new looks in #MONATstyle Hair Tutorials. Each tutorial tells you exactly how to style your hair in easy-to-follow steps. Try one!
For example, here’s #ChicTopKnot for the holidays. This is one look that never goes out of style and it’s really simple to do!
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The #KnottedHalfUp is another awesome holiday style that is easy to do and unusual. Try it yourself!
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There are many more fantastic hairstyles to take from at #MONATstyle Hair Tutorials so be sure you take a look. You can stop traffic this holiday season!
How To Survive The Holidays And Maintain Your Sanity!

How To Survive The Holidays And Maintain Your Sanity!

Holidays, for most of us, are a special time of year when we link up with friends and family, attend parties (or rather, endless parties!), share food and drinks (maybe too much at times! There goes that waist!) and exchange gifts.
Unfortunately, some of this excitement can create undue stress. I overate! Is this the right dress? What if she doesn’t like this present?

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See, the holiday season always causes changes in our regular routine of eating, exercise and sleeping. Forgoing your regular health habits will simply worsen your ability to get through this busy season. So keep exercising, eat the best you can and really be sure to get enough sleep. Here are some tips to help you survive the holiday season with a smile!

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  • Don’t eat sparsely the day of the party. Instead, eat early and eat often. Keep your metabolism burning all day rather than slowing it down during periods of “mini-starvation.” Your metabolism will work faster and more efficiently.
  • Eat a small, nutritious snack before the party. This will help you resist hors d’oeuvres. Save your calories for the main meal.
  • Use a smaller plate. Psychologically it makes you look like you have more food so you cut down on the amount you eat.
  • Monitor how much alcohol you drink. Alcohol lessens your inhibitions around food. When drinking, stay hydrated. Do the 1:1 trick—one drink, followed by one drink of water, repeat. If you drink lots of H2O throughout the night, it’s a good bet you won’t wake up with a wicked hangover.

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  • Keep up your regular physical activity during this season and especially get in a good workout on party day. You’ll be so glad you did.
  • Don’t overlook sleep. It’s a fact. Your body needs time to recuperate.
When the Season Becomes Too Much
No matter what you do, sometimes the holidays overload you. If that happens, take time out and care for yourself.

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  • Treat yourself to some alone time to rejuvenate your spirit. Get a mani/pedi, a facial or a massage. Take a yoga class. Or splurge and do a full spa day! You’ll feel so much better.
  • Call up a friend who lives far away. Conversation with an old friend is always enjoyable.
  • Try to spend a minimum of five minutes a day to quietly sit, meditate, relieve stress and use your breath to calm your body and mind. Or even watch some TV or read a good book to distract yourself.

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Another thing you can do to calm down a hectic schedule is to shop early! Change your last-minute, night-before shopping habits and get to the stores (or online) now for anyone you need to buy a gift for. You’ll avoid really harried crowds and be way better off for having your presents wrapped and ready to go!
If you follow these tips, we guarantee this is one holiday season you’ll really enjoy!
Wild And Wacky Halloween Hair Styles To Try!

DIY Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween costumes come in themes, depending on what’s going on in pop culture or even politics that year. This year you can expect to see a lot of Meghan Markle and anyone (or thing) from a platinum Xtina to the iconic Lady Gaga to the always popular witches…even to Game of Thrones players. But as anyone knows, the most important thing in a costume is the HAIR! We’ve got a few styles for you that go with any outfit and are fun, fun, fun!
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This is one totally wicked witch! Will you look at what this hair looks like, with all the bands and jewelry? It’s easy to style too! Just go to a party store or even a flea market, scoop up some spooky necklaces, and use a lot of black and white makeup. Be sure to use some Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to keep everything firmly in place.
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No matter what year it is, an 80s costume never goes out of style! Whether you’re rocking Tina Turner, Olivia Newton John or just an 80s look, you definitely need the right do! Put on some red lipstick, do some massive teasing with Refinish Control Hairspray (try a side tease this year for something different) and throw on a pair of oversized earrings or Spandex and you’ve got your look!
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Zombies are always popular Halloween looks, especially because the makeup can be so wild. Check out this braided and crimped mane! It might take some time to weave the tiny braids on the top of the scalp and then use a crimping iron on the rest of your hair but oh, the end result is so worth it! Here’s where some Reshape Root Lifter can really give you a boost. And don’t forget to paint some fake blood on your neck and décolletage!
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Dressing up in red, white and blue like Harley Quinn of DC Comics is a perennial favorite for Halloween! You can take it to the limit like this girl did and even use one of those “1 day only” hair color sprays to turn your hair red and blue! Use Tousled Texturizing Mist to give your hair…however you do it!…some super texture!
Happy Halloween, everyone!
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The Top Hairstyles for Short Hair 2018

Short and Chic Hairstyles for Every Type of Hair.
You love having short hair.
It’s stylish, chic, and takes minutes to do first thing in the morning.
However, there are times when you wish you still had long hair to curl into long, beautiful mermaid waves, roll into giant banana curls or to throw up in a glamorous updo.
You love your short hair, but you wish you had more short hairstyles options.
Or, maybe you have had long hair for forever, but you are ready for a serious change. But you are worried if you cut your hair too short, you won’t be able to enjoy the same hairstyles.
The good news is you can still enjoy your short and chic haircut and enjoy some equally cute hairstyles.
Read this article to learn some of the top hairstyles for short hair 2018.

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Top Hairstyles for Short Hair 2018

We have compiled a list of the best short hairstyles for women, and some tips on how to achieve the best shape and style.

1. The Bob.

Of course, we couldn’t very well compile a list of the top hairstyles for short hair without mentioning one of the most popular short hairstyles of all time: the Bob. The Bob is a short hairstyle which involves cutting the hair up to the jawline, and angling the cut so that it gradually gets shorter towards the back.
That is just one option. If you don’t like the angled look, don’t fret. The good news is the Bob is a highly versatile short haircut for women that can be styled differently and according to your preferences.
For example, there are different Bob short hairstyles, which include:
  • The “lob” (one-length Bob)
  • Asymmetrical
  • Bob Rounded Bob
  • Center-part Bob
  • Side-part Bob
A Bob also works regardless of where you part your hair, and with or without bangs.
Have you been looking for an excuse to cut your hair into a Bob? Look no further… You can get real creative with a Bob. The possibilities are truly endless. And styling takes minutes.

2. Lovin’ the Lob.

What is a Lob? We knew you would ask… The “Lob” is a version of the Bob short hairstyle, but all one length. The simplistic, layer-free short hairstyle is making a huge comeback in 2018.
It is easy to maintain, style, and is extremely versatile. It is also long enough to pull into a ponytail when necessary, whip up into a loose French braid or a messy bun, or dress up with a headband.
Regardless of which Bob hairstyle you choose, you can easily finish it off with a control hairspray like MONAT’s Refinish Control Hairspray to complete the look.

3. Crazy Crop.

Another trendy and hot short haircut we are seeing a lot of in 2018 is the Crop. The Crop is a short hairstyle, similar to the “Boyish Pixie” look. The Crop can be styled loosely, textured, or smooth, which means you can where it as smooth or as crazy as you’d like.
Simply choose your favorite style and finish it off with a hairspray, creme, or anti-frizz product to achieve your desired look.

4. Pretty and Pixie.

The Pixie is a very short hairstyle that can be tousled with texture. This works great for women with wavy or curly hair. Women with straight hair can also achieve this look, or push hair back and behind the ears for a smooth and refined look.
This particular short hairstyle also looks great with side-swept bangs. In fact, short top layers and bangs are another way to give the Pixie a little oomph. You can also add some personality and movement by adding some highlights.

5 Hair Care Tips for Short Hair You Must Know

If you are considering making a drastic change, and cutting your long or medium-length hair into that Bob you’ve been eyeing on Pinterest for months, here are some simple short hair care tips you should know first.

TIP #1: LET’S FACE IT

When you look for a new short hairstyle or haircut ideas, you probably peruse through social media or your favorite magazine or blog. Many magazines are dressed up with celebrities sporting and advertising gorgeous hairstyles, both long and short. One of the biggest mistakes that many women make is choosing a short hairstyle that looks great on a celebrity. However, in many cases, this ends up becoming a huge mistake. For example, that hot hairstyle that Halle Berry rocks may not be the best hairstyle for you.
Ultimately, your perfect hairstyle should complement your face shape. For example, a round face is best suited with a hairstyle that has a lot of height on the top. If you have an oval face shape, then a cut that is longer on the sides might be best suited for you.

HAIR TIP #2: COLOR CARE

If you want a whole new look, be sure your new short haircut gets a new color. Regardless of whether you have your salon stylist color your hair, or if you prefer the at-home hair color kits, getting a drastic short haircut is a great opportunity to experiment with new colors that you otherwise may not have considered.
So, whether it’s blonde, black, brown, blue red or hot pink, consider a new hair color to go with your new short haircut.

HAIR TIP #3: ACCESSORIZE

Depending on the length of your short hairstyle, it is often tempting to pull your hair up into a ponytail. Although this is a good idea for styling on a hot day or heading to the gym, ponytails aren’t always the best hairstyle or the most flattering for those with short hair.
If this sounds like you, then ditch the hair ties and opt for headbands. There are a ton of cute and stylish headbands available. Choose your favorite styles and keep a few on hand to throw in when needed.

HAIR TIP #4: TOUSLED AND TEXTURED

All the short hairstyles we mentioned above have one thing in common: texture. In addition to easy maintenance and styling, one of the best things about having short hair is that it can be styled smooth, tousled or textured.
However, achieving the right style means using the right product. But short hairstyles especially look their best when they are tousled and texturized.

HAIR TIP #5: KEEP UP WITH HAIRCUTS

Once you have committed to a short hairstyle, you might think you can wait some time before booking your next hair appointment, or breaking out the shears. However, it’s important to avoid growing out of your short hairstyle. This means that visiting your hair stylist once or twice a year simply won’t “cut it”.
Maintaining a short hairstyle is easy and low maintenance, but it does require regular trims and visits to your hair stylist. If you are one who often forgets to book hair appointments, try booking them 4 to 6 weeks in advance.

Sexy and Chic Short Hair For Every Style

Looking for a new hairstyle for your short hair, or thinking about chopping your hair into a Bob or Pixie? Now you have some ideas on some new short hairstyles to try, some key products to help you achieve your desired short hair look, and even some short hair care tips to help you determine if and which short hairstyle is right for you.
Regardless of popular belief, every woman can pull off a sexy and chic short hairstyle. The important factors are finding the right short hairstyle, and the right products to support it.
Hit Refresh And Shift Your Haircare Routine From Summer To Fall When The Air Cools

Hit Refresh And Shift Your Haircare Routine From Summer To Fall When The Air Cools

Summer is a blast but it can be brutal on your beautiful hair with its intense heat, the sun’s harmful rays, pool chemicals, saltwater, sweat and going a little heavy on the highlights! All this leads to end-of-the-season tresses looking totally washed out, lacking body, bounce and brilliance.
Like transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall – packing away the strappy, light and airy pieces and pulling out rich knits and luxurious layers – your haircare should follow suit, changing with the season and flowing seamlessly into autumn’s cooler temps. Here are some tips to ensure your hair is in sync with the chillier season.

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1. Deep clean with a clarifying wash.
One of the most important tips for transitioning hair to fall weather is to start with a clean slate. Summer can be a particularly hard time on hair so try Clarifying Shampoo to do a deep clean to remove environmental toxins and stubborn build-up, revealing a clean, happy scalp.
2. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
Hydration is critical to reversing summer damage and getting hair lustrous and healthy-looking for fall. The Advanced Hydrating Hair Care Collection cleanses, conditions, deeply treats and locks in essential moisture that lasts up to 72 hours! Each unique, intensely hydrating product formula is infused with two of the most technologically advanced ingredients designed to defend against and revive even the most seriously thirsty hair—REJUVENIQE S™.

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3. Do a hair treatment masque.
Fix summer damage and move into fall with lustrous healthy-looking hair. A masque brings immediate penetrating nutrition and moisture back to dull, lifeless hair depleted by summer extremes. Try Heavenly Hydrating Masque with Rejuveniqe S™. It’s like a cloud of hydration that supplies a surge of moisture from root to tip, delivering soft, silky hair full of bounce, body and shine.
4. Play with color!
Fall is a great time to experiment with a new hair color. Rock a rich red in tones from copper to auburn to burgundy. Or go soft and chic in brown with caramel highlights. Or rock on bold with shocking pink, ultra violet or cobalt blue. Then surround yourself in full-on fall color, take some selfies and set your Instagram feed on fire!

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5. Get a trim.
Parting with even just a couple inches of your precious hair can be tough but getting a good trim and freshening up the ends can do wonders. Fall is the perfect time to cut away the damage and split ends of summer-ravaged hair. A trim gives shape, adds a bit of bounce and basically just cleans up your hairstyle. Or if you’re feeling like really switching it up for fall, go for a dramatic new cut and step into fall with a totally new look.
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What is Clarifying Shampoo, and How Do I Use It? How to Bring Your Hair Back to Life

Suddenly, you long for that beautiful shine that once was. That beautiful shine may be lost, but it isn’t forgotten. One tried and true way to bring your hair back to life is to use a clarifying shampoo. But, what exactly is a clarifying shampoo? How is it different from using a regular shampoo? How do you use it?
We have answers to all these questions and more. Read on to learn more about what is a clarifying shampoo and how to use it.

Why Does My Hair Look Dull and Lifeless?

Let’s start at the beginning. Before you can bring your hair back to life, it’s important to understand what causes hair to become dead, dull, and lifeless in the first place. Here are a few common reasons.
Oils and Residue. It is true that the natural oils in your hair help protect it and keep it healthy, from root to tip. However, a buildup of oil, product, residue and dirt can cling to your hair and scalp, leaving hair looking and feeling limp, dull, and lifeless—even if you just washed your hair!
Using dry shampoo. Dry shampoo refreshes our style and helps extend it second third and even fourth day, maybe even more, but using these types of products can sometimes lead to buildup on the hair that needs to be removed to restore hair to its shiny healthy state.

What is a Clarifying Shampoo?

A clarifying shampoo is basically a typical shampoo on steroids. Clarifying shampoos are designed to give your hair and scalp a super deep clean, ridding your hair and scalp of dirt, residue, oils and other buildup. You may not have had a clarifying treatment before, or you may not have realized you had one done. Clarifying shampoos are incredibly popular among swimmers who spend a lot of time in chlorinated pools, which can significantly damage hair. Some salon specialty treatments, such as keratin treatments also use clarifying shampoos.

What Are the Benefits of Using a Clarifying Shampoo?

Using a clarifying shampoo is a great way to thoroughly cleanse the hair and scalp. A clarifying shampoo can help remove buildup that your regular shampoo misses.
Clarifying shampoos also help keep blonde hair looking blonde rather than brassy. In short, here are a list of benefits to using a clarifying shampoo:
  • Removes buildup of dirt, oil
  • Removes product and residue
  • Prevents bacterial growth on scalp
  • Restores natural chemical balances
  • Keeps blonde hair looking blonde
  • Soothes itchy scalp
However, before you run out and purchase a clarifying shampoo, it’s important to know that there is a downside to using a clarifying shampoo, and how to use one properly.

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How to Use a Clarifying Shampoo

Because clarifying shampoos are so intense, they can sometimes strip away the natural oils in your hair that help protect hair and keep it healthy. Therefore, it’s important to only use as needed. It depends on how much product you use in your hair and how frequently you normally shampoo. If you are a product junkie and love to use dry shampoo, you may need to use a clarifying shampoo more frequently than someone who does not use as much product.
Here are some steps on how to use a clarifying shampoo:

Step 1:

Take Your Time. Avoid using a clarifying shampoo when you are in a rush. Don’t quickly throw it in while you are rushing through your morning shower before leaving for work.

Step 2:

Focus, Focus, Focus. Focus on applying a clarifying shampoo to the roots where buildup is typically the worst. Take the time to work it into your scalp, massaging the scalp, and then carefully spreading it through the rest of your hair.

Step 3:

Rinse Thoroughly. Once you have worked up a sufficient lather, and have successfully worked the clarifying shampoo through the roots and tips, be sure to wash and rinse thoroughly.

Step 4:

Follow Up Conditioner or Hair Mask. Once you have thoroughly rinsed your hair, follow up with a conditioner or hair mask treatment. This will help lock in moisture in your hair, and restore some of that long-lost shine.
Now that you know how to use a clarifying shampoo properly, it’s important to set a schedule. How often you should use a clarifying shampoo depends on your hair type, your styling tendencies, and any other products you use in your hair care regimen. In most cases, using a clarifying shampoo once per month, or once every other month is sufficient. For those who expose their hair to chlorine or use many styling products or dry shampoo, may want to consider using a clarifying shampoo more frequently.
Again, the key is to avoid over-using a clarifying shampoo as this can sometimes make the hair feel dry.

The Cure is Clarifying Shampoo

If you are tired of waking up in the morning and looking at your lifeless hair in the mirror, then it might be time for a clarifying treatment. Using a high-quality clarifying shampoo and repair system is similar to using any regular shampoo, but it is hyper focused on removing buildup from your hair.
Overall, using a clarifying shampoo can be a great way to kill two birds with one stone—remove product build up and restore shine in your hair. You will likely notice that your hair is softer, shinier, and is full of life just by using a clarifying shampoo.
California Becomes The First State To Ban Animal Testing. Totally!

California Becomes The First State To Ban Animal Testing. Totally!

From the beaches of SoCal to the red carpets of Hollywood to the natural beauty of northern California, the trend-setting state and MONAT, the global haircare brand that embodies modern nature, applaud this awesome, important and long-overdue event.
On August 31, in a unanimous vote of 80 to 0, the California State Assembly passed a bill which will make it illegal to sell products that have been, or include ingredients that have been, tested on animals. Products will include makeup, skincare, shampoos, deodorants, and other personal hygiene products. California Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the bill into law soon and the change will go into effect on January 1st, 2020.
The bill states that it is unlawful for a manufacturer to import for profit, sell, or offer for sale in California any cosmetic if the cosmetic was developed or manufactured using an animal test that was conducted or contracted by the manufacturer, or any supplier of the manufacturer, on or after January 1, 2020.

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The law puts California alongside the European Union, Switzerland, India, Israel and Guatemala, among other countries that have shifted away from animal testing. In the U.S., the bill could pave the way for the other 49 states to do the same.
Many products claim to be “cruelty-free” or “not tested on animals” but their claims are misleading because they may only refer to the finished product. In fact, most animal testing takes place at the ingredient level. Adding to the confusion, some companies may state, “We do not test on animals” when in fact they contract other companies to conduct the testing. These kinds of statements are misleading for consumers.

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With 2020 still years away, it’ll be some time until we see the ban’s effects. In the meantime, if you’re looking to make your haircare routine cruelty-free, MONAT is your trusted brand of premium Leaping Bunny Certified haircare products that you can count on for high ethical standards and gorgeous results. The Leaping Bunny Program is the gold-standard in cruelty-free certification for personal care and MONAT is proud to be a member.
Not only are MONAT products cruelty-free, they are also all naturally based, and do not contain sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, phthalates, PEG, DEA/MEA, harmful colors and harmful fragrances.
For shoppers in California the ban is going to simplify transparency. Californians will no longer have to decode tiny symbols to make sure their beauty products haven’t been produced at animals’ expense. California shoppers will take comfort and pride in knowing that every beauty purchase they make reflects their values of cruelty-free beauty.

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In anticipation of this major event, let’s all look forward to a big celebratory trip to California in 2020, rock some awesome West Coast looks and shop cruelty-free cosmetics to our heart’s content.
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How to Take Care of Bleached Hair: A 7- Step Guide

Nearly every girl goes crazy for bright, blonde, and beautiful hair.
Well, maybe a little too crazy.
Women with darker hair need to bleach out the natural dark shades in order to bring out that natural, bright, blonde look.
Beautiful? Yes.
Easy? Not so much.
Bleached hair requires a great deal of care. And if you aren’t careful, bleaching your hair too often can cause some pretty serious damage; ugly, brassy tones; and even hair loss.
Not. pretty.
So, if you want to know how to take care of bleached hair, read on for some tips on keeping bleached hair bright and healthy.

Why Does Bleaching Damage Hair?

Women love to color their hair. Whether it’s to switch up their style, try something fun and new, or cover up grays, color-treating hair is popular across all ages.
Today, there are a number of different color options, ranging from blonde, black, brown, burgundy, purple, blue, and even hot pink.
However, out of all hair colors and methods, bleaching hair blonde does the most damage. And when doing it yourself, the risk for damage is significantly higher and more difficult to undo. This is because bleaching hair involves raising hair cuticles, which ultimately causes hair to rapidly lose moisture. Bleaching also damages the hair’s protein structure. Over time, this can cause hair to dry out, break, split and leave that damaged, frayed look.
Additionally, if you want to change your hair color from a darker color to a bright blonde, this can cause even more damage. This is because the bleaching agent is significantly
stronger and is applied longer, ultimately doing more damage in the interim.
Furthermore, after bleaching hair, using various hair products and heat, such as using blow dryers, hair straighteners, and curling irons only accelerates and worsens hair
damage. Therefore, bleaching hair should be left to a professional hair stylist as often as possible.
However, before you get too overwhelmed, we have good news. You can still enjoy bleached blonde hair, but it will require adjusting your hair care and styling routine, using
the right products, and taking the right steps to keep bleached blonde hair as healthy as possible.

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7 Steps to Take Care of Bleached Hair

As we explained above, bleaching hair is intense. And we aren’t talking just about the look itself, we mean that bleaching is intense for your hair, even if you are only going a few shades lighter.
We aren’t trying to dissuade you from bleaching your hair altogether; however, there are some things you can do to help avoid your hair losing its luster and shine, and even
becoming damaged beyond repair.
Here are some super-quick hair care tips to keep in mind. After all, great color comes with greater responsibility.

Step 1

Avoid Dead Ends. Depending on how quickly your hair grows, it might seem like your roots are already growing out right after your last bleach session. Because your ends are the farthest from your roots, they are essentially, well, dead. Once you apply chemicals to them, those dead ends become even more damaged, frayed, and just unattractive. Therefore, the next time you pay your hair stylist a visit, ask him or her to leave your ends out of your foils. The more you bleach your dead ends, the more likely they are to break off!

Step 2

Avoid the Heat. If you bleach your hair, then you probably blow dry, flat iron, or curl your blonde hair each day in order to show off those beautiful, bright locks. However, using heat on top of bleaching hair on a regular basis doubles the damage. In order to properly care for bleached hair, avoid using heat every day, wear your hair up more often, or use a blonde hair product to help with styling.

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Don’t Wash Your Hair. This might sound disgusting, but it actually works. In fact, this tip goes hand in hand with the previous point. The less you wash your hair, the less often you will need to style it. Furthermore, the natural oils in your hair help protect and nourish your hair, from root to tip. Similar to using a blonde hair product, you can also use a Dry Shampoo to get through the day without that thick, stringy, greasy hair look and feel.

Step 4

DIY Hair Conditioning Treatments. Getting hair conditioning treatments doesn’t have to mean spending hundreds on a trip to your hair stylist. There are some high-quality products you can purchase to help restore strength and repair bleached hair and even maintain that bright, blonde color. For example, you can use a masque that you can use on a weekly basis. There are also high-quality shampoos available that are designed with natural-based ingredients to help nourish and restore moisture in hair. DIY hair conditioning treatments and using the right products just might be what your hair is missing to restore that smooth shine.

Step 5

Tone Up. Over time, bleached blonde hair can become dull, brassy, and lose that bright shine. It’s inevitable. The best way to reverse or avoid this is by using a Color Enhancing shampoo or a conditioner that is specially designed to counteract the brassiness. A purple color enhancing shampoo or conditioner helps to brighten natural blonde tones rather than leaving hair looking yellow or orange.

Step 6

Try a micro fiber Towel. Microfiber towels can help maintain the natural texture of hair without further damaging it. This is because microfiber towels are soft and absorbent, which helps protects end from further breakage. After stepping out of the shower, be sure to gently press or squeeze hair with the towel rather than vigorously rubbing the towel through your hair.

Step 7

Use a Restructuring System. Finally, depending on the level of damage done to your hair, and how often you bleach your hair, you may want to consider using a high-powered restructuring system. The restructuring system comes with up to four products, which can be used however you choose and according to your hair care needs. The system is designed with two revolutionary, state-of-the-art restructuring ingredients including FIBER RESCUE, which is made with hydrolyzed plant lipoprotein technology that reconstructs each and every strand of hair from root to tip. It also contains REJUVENIQE S, an activated oil that restores hydration and moisture. A restructuring system involves multiple high-quality products that help repair hair from the inside out and root to tip.

Take Care of Bleached Hair

Dealing with bleached blonde hair requires specific care, upkeep, and maintenance in order to keep hair healthy and blonde hair, well, blonde. With the tips and steps above, you can easily take care of bleached hair—in and out of the salon. Gone are the days of staring in the mirror, gasping at the dull, dead, and frayed ends, and the lack of blonde luster and shine.
By switching up your hair care routine, using the right blonde products, and visiting your hair stylist when necessary, you can keep bleached blonde hair looking beautiful and
healthy. After all, you and your hair are worth it!
So Many Hair Masques! Which Masque Is For Me?

So Many Hair Masques! Which Masque Is For Me?

These days there are so many hair masques available, it gets really hard to choose. Well, it really all depends on what your hair needs! MONAT has made it simple for you. Here’s a chart you can use to figure out in a snap what’s best for you!

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Who needs it? Slightly dry hair
Benefits: Provides light nourishing moisture treatment
Formulated with: REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive & Amino Acid Complex
Usage: Once or twice a week

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Who needs it? Slightly dry, lightly damaged hair
Benefits: Delivers light hydration and moisturization & helps minimize frizz and split ends
Formulated with: REJUVENIQE™ Intensive Oil
Usage: Once or twice a week

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Who needs it? Hair with product build-up or to reboot your hair care routine
Benefits: Provides a deep cleanse, absorbs impurities, gently conditions
Formulated with: Activated Charcoal Blend, Coconut Oil
Usage: Once or twice a week

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Who needs it? Dull, lifeless, parched, thirsty hair
Benefits: Delivers body, bounce and shine, intense hydration clinically proven to last up to 72 hours
Formulated with: REJUVENIQE S™, PatcH20
Usage: Once or twice a week

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Who needs it? Severely damaged, over-processed hair
Benefits: Fixes breakage, strengthens, softens
Formulated with: FIBER RESCUE™, REJUVENIQE S™
Usage: Once or twice a week or every day if hair shampooed daily and extremely damaged
See how easy that was? Now all you have to do is look at your hair…and choose the masque that matches it best!
What Do Women Want To Know About Hair Products? Here’s What The Internet Says!

What Do Women Want To Know About Hair Products? Here’s What The Internet Says!

Our hair is a BIG topic. After all, every woman always talks about her hair. Think of one time you sat with your girlfriends and hair and what you use didn’t come up? They constantly do! Well, this is not just a big topic for you. All woman are obsessed with hair products. How do we know? We looked at internet search rankings for hair products and saw how many times some kind of hair care topic came up. Let’s take a look!

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Dry Shampoo
So many women want to know what kind of dry shampoo to get. It’s a maze after all. There are so many on the market, of every conceivable kind. How to choose? We’ve got a good one for you…THE CHAMP™ Conditioning Dry Shampoo. Great for those mornings you wake up with a little too much oil around your forehead or for after the gym or a good run, this waterless dry shampoo absorbs oils, dirt and impurities between washes. It leaves hair looking and feeling fresh and clean. And, unlike so many others, it leaves no dulling residue or powdery build-up. It really helps extend styles two and three days! It’s also cruelty-free and vegan.

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Deep Conditioner for Natural Hair
Now this was a key search topic. We all know women with some sort of chemically treated hair. And there are plenty of conditioners for colored, dyed, straightened or permed hair. But what about a conditioner for woman with truly natural hair? They need conditioners too! Well, we’ve got two choices for you—Super Moisture Masque and Heavenly Hydrating Masque. Super Moisture Masque is good for slightly dry hair and provides a light, nourishing moisture treatment. It is formulated with REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive and an amino acid complex. Heavenly Hydrating Masque, for all hair types, is specially formulated for dull, lifeless, parched and/or thirsty hair that needs intense hydration from roots to tips.

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Leave-in Conditioner
This easy-to-use product was a fav topic. After all, who can really live without one with our busy lifestyles? Just spray on, comb through and go…or style, if that’s your gig. This topic came up because the market is flooded with them though. It can be nearly impossible to choose a good, all-around leave-in. But we’ve got one for you. Restore Leave-In Conditioner is lightweight and designed to hydrate each hair strand. It conditions and detangles and leaves hair touchably soft and shiny without weighing hair down. This too is cruelty-free and vegan. Too good to be true!

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Shampoo for Oily Hair
This was also a big topic. After all, who wants to go around looking like they’ve got an oily, grungy mess at their roots or even worse, down their hair strands? Clarifying Shampoo is an ideal deep cleansing shampoo that works wonders, leaving hair shiny and perfectly healthy-looking. It is specifically formulated to instantly lift away surface impurities, wash away styling product build-up and help rebalance surface oils, bringing freshness and a deep sense of clean to your locks, without stripping or drying out the hair.

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Hair Serum
It seems everyone has damaged hair in some way, doesn’t it? Those women with long, flowing, bouncy, shiny locks who you see in magazines? Believe us, they weren’t born that way! It takes product to give you truly healthy hair…and usually it’s a serum that will provide the ultimate fix, which is why this was such a popular search topic. A truly great serum is Inner Force Restructuring Serum, a true ground-breaker in the serum category. It reconstructs hair at its core, reversing visible damage from styling, coloring, harsh chemicals and over-processing. It literally rebuilds the hair architecture from the inside out to correct and actually prevent damage. Best of all, it’s allergy-tested, dermatology-tested and hypoallergenic.
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