The Holidays Are So Over So Let’s Get Back To Healthy Living!

The holidays? So 10 days ago! Now it’s time to get yourself feeling the best you can, both mentally and physically. Yes, a recipe for healthy living takes a bit of work but the rewards really are priceless. By creating a lifestyle that centers on health from the inside out, it becomes an ingrained routine and much easier to stick with…so you’ll feel and look great!

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The first thing you can do to help you is drink a lot of water! It will help cleanse your system and get you turned around in the right direction. Remember—64 ounces a day or half your body weight in ounces of water daily.

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Second…and don’t groan…you need to exercise three to four days a week. Find something other than the boring treadmill that is different and that you like, such as kickboxing, TRX straps (invented by a former U.S. Navy Seal – here’s a primer) or hot yoga. Group classes make it easier and more fun to stick with a regimen because you end up not wanting to let your classmates down if you ditch a class. Plus, you get much needed support! Bonus! When you’re in shape, you will feel like you can leap off tall buildings! (Okay, sounds fun but don’t!)
Next, really take care your diet. Really. Dr. Agin, MONAT Scientific Advisory Board member, advises to eat a balanced diet: hydrate yourself and eat nutrient-dense foods (with the greatest amount and variety of nutrients) and minimally processed foods. This will help you look good from the inside out, as if you’re glowing! Here’s a great article, “Add more nutrient-dense foods to your diet” from Harvard Health Publishing/Harvard Medical School that will get you on the right path. And we can all use some help there!

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In fact, eat like you’re on vacation. A dinner of broiled fish and fresh vegetables looks the same anywhere. Take time to enjoy what you eat. In fact, pretend you’re overlooking the sea and try eating the Mediterranean way, with heart-healthy fats, minerals, and antioxidants in foods like hummus, olive oil and feta. The Mediterranean diet has been proven to not only keep you slim but help lower your risk for heart disease, according to the Mayo Clinic.1 If you want to get started on a healthier way of eating, here’s a great overview – 10 Things to Know About the Mediterranean.
Finally, if you really want to put the holidays behind you and get back on a healthier way of living, make sure you get good sleep, adds Dr. Agin, member of MONAT’s Scientific Board. This is something the body must have to recover, heal and function at its best! So healthy year here we come!

1 Mayo Clinic Staff, Mediterranean diet: A heart-healthy eating plan. Nutrition and Healthy Eating. Mayoclinic.org. https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/mediterranean-diet/art-20047801

New Year? Get New Hair!

New Year? Get New Hair!

It’s a New Year, time for new resolutions and goals. If you let your hair take a back seat last year, then use the New Year to make some haircare resolutions that ensure your tresses reflect new shine! Making small changes to your regular haircare routine can have a major impact on your overall look.

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But first, take your nutritional supplements, emphasizes Dr. Brent Agin, MONAT Scientific Board Member. These days, with soil depletion and water depletion, you can no longer rely on getting all of your nutrients from food. Dr. Agin recommends S3 Supplement Support System as a great supplement for general health that promotes healthy hair as well as skin and nails, an added bonus!

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Also, get on a new regimen of hair care. Make it a resolution to take better care of your hair to get bouncy, manageable hair that puts a smile on your face. Really, your routine can be quite simple.

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  • Wash with a nourishing shampoo and conditioner to keep your locks hydrated. Try Renew Shampoo and Restore Leave-in Conditioner to provide brilliance, strength and vitality for droopy strands.
  • Using a hair treatment once a week/month, like Replenish Masque. Deep treatments are a great way to get hydration back into your hair.

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  • Have your hair trimmed regularly to keep it in shape and eliminate split ends. However, you also have an alternative to the scissors when it comes to split ends! It’s called REJUVABEADS®, the first independently tested hair care technology that selectively targets and heals split-ends and other damaged or stressed areas along the hair shaft.* This amazing product literally seals the hair’s cuticle, reversing damage and sealing its surface. All those dry wisps at the ends of your hair? Gone!
  • Choose one day a week to give your hair a break from heat styling tools and let it air dry naturally. Your strands will thank you!
Dedicate yourself to treating your hair as you’d want to be treated and you’ll get back luster, gloss and bounce, exactly what you want to travel through 2018 on a high note!

*Independent testing has demonstrated that application of the product resulted in a 100% repair of split ends 3mm long and under.

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!”

MONAT’S PRODUCT OF THE MONTH

Introducing MONAT’s BLACK Cream Shave, a rich and velvety lotion that provides the smoothest, most comfortable shave of all. This soothing shaving cream was specially formulated for a man’s manly face, but we’re pretty sure it will be love at first try for the ladies as well!

PRODUCT DETAILS
NET 6 FL OZ (178 mL) e
VIP Price if purchased individually: $22 USD / $30 CAD
VIP Price if purchased as part of MONAT BLACK (which includes four products): $84 USD/ $110 CAD
DOES NOT CONTAIN
  • Phthalates
  • PEG
  • DEA/MEA
  • Sulfates
  • Parabens
  • Harsh salt systems
  • Harmful colors
  • Harmful fragrances
Be sure to include the BLACK Cream Shave for your hubby with your next order… and be sure to throw in a few extra for yourself!
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But since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, why not give the men in your life the gift of smooth and refreshed skin and youthful, healthy-looking hair with the NEW System for Men, MONAT BLACK! Besides the Cream Shave, this System includes:

Aftershave + Moisturizer – A silky smooth balm that helps soothe skin, minimize ingrown hairs and provide excellent skin hydration, while calming the burning sensation and skin irritation experienced after shaving.

Men’s 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner – Same great formula, sleek new look! This complete 2-in-1 system cleanses, conditions, and nurtures the scalp to maintain its essential moisture. It helps boost natural hair growth and improve follicle strength to reduce hair thinning.

Groom Styling Clay – A versatile and lightweight styling clay that provides pliable hold, aids in the creation of textured looks, and helps make fine hair look and feel thicker.

New Year, new you… new hair!


Lift off 2016 with MONAT’s Reshape Root Lifter, an alcohol-free, amplifying spray that enhances lift at the roots and provides protection against damage caused by heat styling.


MONAT’s Reshape Root Lifter delivers powerful benefits that go beyond just giving your hair a lift. Its non-sticky formula contains key ingredients REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive, Capixyl™, Procataline™, and Crodasorb™ to:

  Increase shine and softness
  Aid in improving follicle strength and reduce hair thinning to assist in boosting natural hair growth
  Provide long-lasting high-impact volume
  Help protect and extend the life of hair color


Usage

  Spray directly to roots while hair is still damp.
  Blow dry hair and style as usual.
  You may also use it on clean, dry hair.


Tips

To add height and volume to long, straight, fine hair:
  Spray the Reshape Root Lifter to hair roots while still damp.
  Lean forward and comb all your hair towards the front and blow dry on medium heat.
  When completely dried, whip your hair back and finish styling upwards with a big round brush.


DOES NOT CONTAIN
  Phthalates
  PEG
  DEA/MEA
  PEG
  DEA/MEA
  Sulfates
  Harmful colors
  Harmful fragrances

PRODUCT DETAILS
  NET 4.5 FL OZ (134 mL) e
  VIP Price if purchased individually: $28 US/ $36 CAD
  VIP Price if purchased as part of the MONAT Volume Treatment System, which includes Revive Shampoo and Revitalize Conditioner: $84 US/ $110 CAD

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Give the new you the hair care you deserve with MONAT. After all, it is Self-Love Month!


REJUVENIQE™

REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive


The science behind the proprietary formula


REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive’s exclusive ingredient is Abyssinian Oil. Abyssinian oil comes from the crambe abyssinica plant native to the Mediterranean and East Africa, and currently the oil is produced on Prince Edward Island in Canada.



Abyssinian oil is a 100% natural, non-gmo product.
This eco-friendly oil is fully biodegradable and free of any harmful additives.
Abyssinian Oil has a unique molecular structure that is not found in any other naturally occurring oil.

It has been shown to significantly improve the skin’s complexion and the hair’s luster through unique Omega 9 fatty acids composed of Erucic Acid, Oleic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Palmitic Acid and Stearic Acid.

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In our search for a unique product unlike any other on the market, we began to meticulously engineer what has now become our signature blend. When it came down to buttoning up the formula for REJUVENIQE Oil Intensive, we chose Abyssinian Oil not only for it¹s remarkable rejuvenating properties, but also because of the way it is grown and processed. We are committed to ensuring our Abyssinian growers are using sustainable farming practices in their daily operations.

Where we source it from

We are committed to ensuring our Abyssinian growers are using sustainable farming practices in their daily operations. Farming these days is not a simple task, and many factors must be considered. All of our crops are grown on land with known, suitable cropping history and sustainable rotations with other crops. Abyssinian fields are identified and logged to provide a permanent record of previously grown and nurtured crops.



The production of healthy, viable Abyssinian relies on the planting of unmodified, high quality seeds. Through rigorous testing and evaluation, we select only the best hybrids available.

Oftentimes this method of producing multiple lots of seed allows us to personally choose the best seed available for producing the purest oil. We maintain and monitor all Abyssinian crops to ensure that there is no contamination with genetically modified organisms from other crops grown nearby.

How we’re giving back

Our production team is dedicated to moderating consumption of all natural resources through recycling, process improvements and innovations that minimize consumption while improving efficiency. We also give back a percentage of our profits to the farmers who grow and maintain our crops in the spirit of gratitude for our planet.


REVIVE YOUR HAIR


Hair is not “just hair.” Hair is everything!
Well… ok, not everything, but at MONAT we care for hair as if it were.
After all, a good hair day has the strange power to put us in a great mood.
A bad hair day, not so much!

This month, MONAT is featuring one of its most popular products, Revive Shampoo. So if a little pick-me-up is precisely what you’re looking for, do read on!


The Revive Effect

Whether your hair is straight or curly, limp or wild, let Revive Shampoo pamper it for a touchably soft, manageable look.This gentle repairing cleanser plumps each hair strand individually, from the inside-out and from roots to ends, without ever weighing it down.

Revive Shampoo is recommended for all hair types and, as with all of MONAT’s products, it is safe to use on colored or chemically treated hair and extensions.

 Nourishes the scalp

  Improves hair follicle strength

  Prevents hair loss

  Reduces thinning hair

  Prevents oxidative stress

  Boosts hair volume

  Shields from UVA and UVB rays



What’s In It

REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive

Helps protect from free radicals and balance natural lipid (oil) production.


Capixyl™

Aids in hair regrowth and maintains a well-hydrated and healthy scalp.

Procataline™

Lowers DHT (converted testosterone hormone) levels, helping fight hair loss from the inside out, and maintain the healthy environment necessary for new hair growth.

Crodasorb™

Acts as a shield to protect the hair’s melanin (color) and helps extend the life of natural pigment as well as chemical coloring.

Get your Revive Shampoo individually or as part of any of MONAT’s
three Volume Systems… and enjoy the best hair day ever!


Winter-Proof Your Hair

Our top tips for keeping your hair
healthy & hydrated all season long

When the warm weather starts to cool, it’s important to be extra careful about keeping your hair hydrated. Can we all agree that dry hair isn’t cute…..at all?

When hair is dry, your scalp can become itchy, and your tresses can become more prone to breakage – and let’s face it – no one wants that! 

 

Winter weather and other seasonal changes can leave your hair
feeling dry and damaged. Here, we’ve outlined the best advice
for helping your hair not just survive but
thrive this winter.

 

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Start with a clean canvas.


Clear off crispy summer ends with a fresh new haircut. Not a fan of same length hair all over? Scared you’ll end up with a bowl cut?  Don’t fret! Texture is in! Carefully curated texture is much healthier than overdue split ends.  

Make conditioner your best friend.


Going into the dryer months, your hair needs moisture. Prep hair with a moisture-rich shampoo and conditioner like the Balance Treatment System.

Washing your hair regularly with moisturizing products can help combat the damage dry winter air does to your hair and scalp.

Pro tip: Apply Rejuveniqe™ Oil Intensive from the mid-shaft down to coat each strand (for at least 10 minutes) with healthy hydration before you shampoo and condition your locks.

 

Step it up a notch with a hair masque.

Don’t be afraid of over-hydrating – even those with fine hair need moisture to prevent dull color and static. Incorporate the Replenish Masque into your weekly hair care routine for added moisture and vibrancy.

If your hair is on the greasy side, concentrate the treatment on the bottom half of your strands, focusing on the dry ends.

Deep conditioning treatments are also a great way to prevent and reduce hair static (dry hair is prone to static in the winter months because of the lack of moisture in the air).

Beware of toxic chemicals..



Chemical styling products are tough on hair any time of year, so use them with caution.

Color treatments, relaxers, chemical straighteners and curlers can dry out the hair and render it brittle and limp.

In some some people it can even cause permanent hair loss(YIKES!). Steer clear from toxic chemicals on this list, and instead opt for products that are non-toxic instead.

 

Finish in the shower with a cold water rinse.


A cold water rinse leaves hair glossy and oh-so shiny. It’s not make believe, it’s science! Colder temperatures in water constrict hair cuticles to make strands smoother and more reflective.

Cold water also prevents dirt from accumulating on the scalp and makes hair stronger.

So next time you wash your hair, finish your treatment off with a cold water rinse.

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Why Oils

Why Oils?
Today, most individuals arm themselves with multiple hair supplies like high-end shampoos, conditioners, treatments, and creams, much of which lay on top of the hair. and only temporarily help, if at all. Alcohol-based sprays, gels, and mousses dry, damage, and split the ends of hair we so desperately try to grow. Daily washing strips our scalps of natural oils and attempts to replace them with unnatural chemicals . These chemicals go down our drains and pollute the earth, the very water we would drink. The entire process is backwards and harmful to our hair, our health and the earth.
There is, however, an alternative – one found in an age-old tradition celebrated for thousands of years.  Ancient women traditionally treasured their hair and in doing so they didn’t strip their stands with chemicals but rather pampered them by oiling, unlike today’s routine of only washing and then conditioning.
Oil is absolutely vital for healthy hair and skin – it cleans dust from our scalps to prevent dandruff, infections, irritations, and even hair loss and contains antioxidants for follicle health and repair.
Oil Uses: Rejuveniqe™ Oil Intensive is so pure and versatile, that it can be used in multiple ways to improve skin and hair.

HAIR

Pre-shampoo treatment: Apply a generous amount to dry or damp hair and scalp. Leave on for 15 minutes; rinse thoroughly. Shampoo and condition (optional) as usual.

Intensive hydrating treatment: Apply a generous amount to damp hair and scalp.  Place a warm moist towel around the head and leave on for 30 minutes.  Rinse thoroughly; shampoo and condition (optional).

Leave-in finishing treatment:  Apply a small amount to hair, concentrating on the ends.  Style as usual.

Anti-frizz treatment: Rub a small amount between hands and apply to hair, concentrating on the ends. Style as usual.

Suggestion: Mix a pea size amount with conditioner or masque for added nutrition, protection and shine.

BODY

Facial moisturizer: Apply morning and evening to face, neck and décolleté prior to moisturizer, concentrating on problem areas such as fine lines and wrinkles for instant hydration, protection, and improved texture and tone.

Suggestion: Great for all areas of the body that are prone to dryness such as cuticles, nails, elbows, knees, and heels.