Dry shampoo has a ton of different uses! It’s like a cornucopia in a can! Read on!

Revitalizing Your Hair With Dry Shampoo. Yes, Really!

We think of dry shampoo and we think of something that can get rid of some hair oiliness and get us through an extra day or two before a much-needed shampoo. Well, who knew that dry shampoo has a ton of different uses! It’s like a cornucopia in a can! Check this out!

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Post-Gym Pick-me-up
Toss a can in your gym bag and keep it there. After a workout, dry shampoo can serve as a style refresher and provide some needed fragrance to your hair. Get rid of that sweaty “I just worked out” smell pronto! A great dry shampoo to try is THE CHAMP™ Conditioning Dry Shampoo, which is formulated with agrana rice starch and doesn’t leave any residue behind.
Give Me Hair Volume!
Because of the texture of dry shampoo’s ingredients, it can actually be used as a volumizer on clean hair! Yessire! Hold up different swatches of your dry hair around your head, concentrating on your roots. Then mist your roots with dry shampoo, give a pass with your blow dryer, tousle with your fingers and voila! Suddenly it looks like you’ve got more hair!

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The Perfect Styling Aid
Dry shampoo with provide texture and “grip” to your freshly washed hair, which can sometimes be too soft to effectively create different hair styles. Try using some mists of dry shampoo on your clean hair before braiding or styling an updo and see how the hair stays in place better.

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Spike It Out!
Yes, if you have short hair, dry shampoo can do wonders! Apply it throughout your hair, muss it up a bit and you’ve created that to-die-for impish, perfectly disheveled look in no time flat.
Stop Those Slippery Bobby Pins
If your bobby pins are always sliding out of your hair, you can stop that Johnny-on-the spot by spritzing your hair first with some dry shampoo and then putting the bobby pins in. They’ll stay put and you can stop adjusting them all day long!

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Eyebrows Too Flat?
Yes, dry shampoo can help your brows too. Spray a bit on your finger, gently rub on your brows and then brush them up. If you use colored dry shampoo, putting it on your brows will also give more definition. Cara Delevigne, here we come!
Success boils down to some strategic habits. If you want a successful life, check out these habits that most goal digging women follow…to great success!

10 Habits For Successful Goal Digging!

We hear the word success and we each think of something different. But ultimately, success boils down to some strategic habits. Setting your own goals and then making sure you reach them, however you can, doesn’t happen overnight. You need to be devoted, dedicated and continually persevere. If you want a successful life, learn from others. Check out these habits that most goal digging women follow…to great success!
Develop A Distinct Personal Identity or Brand1
What do you want people to think of when they first meet you? What do you offer to others? What do you want your legacy to be? Just like companies do, develop a brand for yourself and then promote it where those that matter to you will see it: LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook…even at conferences or meetings!2 You want to hear people say the same thing when they talk about you…and this will get them talking!

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Establish Goals
Successful women have both small and big goals. Meeting the small goals helps motivate goal diggers to work towards the bigger ones. The key is to follow through on them! As this becomes a habit, set bigger goals and a process for achieving them.
Make Sure Goals Are Part of a Plan
“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” This famous quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer and pioneering aviator, couldn’t be more on point. A successful woman has a vision for herself and develops an action plan to achieve that vision. Then she regularly evaluates her progress, modifies her actions if necessary…and sets more goals.

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Push Yourself
Take on new goals intellectually, physically or mentally. Then reach even higher. Always try to go the next step and achieve more.3 This is definitely what goal diggers do. They dig and dig…and keep on digging.
Prioritize Each Day
Success doesn’t come without work. Each day should have scheduled actions that get you to your goals. Goal diggers always know what their next day will involve. And they always make sure to save time for destressing and relaxing.4
Keep On Learning
It’s a well-known axiom that knowledge is power. Ask any successful woman how she stays at the top of her game and she’ll tell you that she keeps educating herself…on business, on world affairs, on health, on her skills level…anything that is important to her success. Research, read and, above all, ask questions. You can never ask too many!
Be a Savvy Money Manager
It goes without saying that staying on top of your financial picture is critical to your success. A secure financial situation is a tremendous part of your success…and your life. This doesn’t mean earning a six-digit income; it means living within your means and managing your cash flow properly so you don’t find yourself in on-and-off dire circumstances.
Make De-Stressing Part of Your Life
Keeping stress under control is crucial to achieving success. Whatever helps you alleviate stress is what you should do regularly, whether it is meditation, going to the gym, yoga, journaling or even cooking. Making sure your stress doesn’t overtake you is integral to being a successful woman.5

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Don’t Compete With Other Women
Successful women know that other women can help them achieve their success. A female support group lifts everyone up, can help you brainstorm new ideas and be there for your when the going gets tough.
Always Pay It Forward
The notion that ruthlessness is required to succeed has gone the way of the dial phone. A truly successful woman smiles, give back, helps others without expectation of something in return and is, above all, kind.
Are you a goal digger? Could you be one? Try it and see how wonderful it is to achieve your dreams!

1 Bisharat, J. Habits of Highly Successful Women in the Future of Work. Updated Oct 09, 2013 https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaleh-bisharat/7-habits-of-highly-succesful-women_b_3713126.html
2 Ibid.
3 Habits of Successful Women. Project Hot Mess https://projecthotmess.com/11-habits-of-successful-women/
4 Behaviors Successful Women Display Without Realizing It. https://www.powerofpositivity.com/successful-women-habits/
5 Ibid.

MONAT, the breakout hair care brand, is launching a new premium collection of hair styling products called MONAT STUDIO ONE™ that enhance performance, respect the environment and celebrate individuality.

Introducing MONAT STUDIO ONE™— A Premium Styling Collection Inspired By Your Life Luxuriously Fashionable

Blowout boutiques, brow bars, mani-pedi salons, spa retreats. Beauty and hair care have moved beyond just products to becoming full-on lifestyles and a social culture where your products and your looks reflect every facet of your life and style.
MONAT, the breakout hair care brand that embraces modern nature, has captured the moment beautifully in a new premium collection of hair styling products that enhance performance with innovative, groundbreaking technology, respect the environment by saying “no” to toxic ingredients and animal testing — and celebrate individuality and personal expression.

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“Developed specifically to inspire women around the globe to celebrate their individuality, their unique hair character and their personal style. MONAT STUDIO ONE™ gives women exciting new products that help address their specific hair needs and create the latest looks quickly and easily — so they can get on with their lives,” says Deborah Hicks, VP of Global Product Management & Strategy, MONAT.

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To bring the new MONAT STUDIO ONE™ collection to life, MONAT is opening the MONAT STUDIO ONE™ experience — a signature salon onsite in MONAT corporate HQ. The new state-of-the-art studio will be part styling salon, part creative lab where MONAT STUDIO ONE™ products will be showcased in action creating new looks for MONAT fans and family. Stay tuned for details!
MONAT STUDIO ONE™ is introducing two revolutionary styling products that capture the essence of this premium collection by addressing two of the most common and critical needs women have with their hair — frizz and protection when using high-heat styling tools.

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The collection’s first product, MONAT STUDIO ONE™ FRIZZ-FIX SMOOTHING PRIMER, formerly an Only For You (previously called Anti-Frizz Smoothing primer) bonus, is a leave-in treatment designed to use after shampooing and conditioning to help control frizz, defend against humidity, guard against pollutants and protect the hair surface from damage while styling. It delivers 12 hours of smooth sleek looks and powerful perfection. Frizz has met its match. MONAT STUDIO ONE™ FRIZZ-FIX SMOOTHING PRIMER is perfect for all hair types: straight, wavy, curly, coily.

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Next in the line is MONAT STUDIO ONE™ THERMAL PROTECT STYLING SHIELD. This professional-quality styling prep product is formulated to create a powerful level of protection for hair when using high-heat styling tools including curling irons, hot rollers and flat irons that can reach up to 450F/232C in temperature. Protects all hair types and textures when straightening, curling and styling with high heat. It can do this because it has an advanced heat defender technology that absorbs and dissipates heat onto the hair when styling. A blend of plant-based actives provide a high performance, yet gentle matrix that shields the hair fiber against moisture loss and damage caused by thermal treatments and high temperature styling tools, while providing a smooth, silky feel and improved shine.

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Also, two former MONAT products will now be included in the MONAT STUDIO ONE™ collection—MONAT STUDIO ONE™ REFINISH CONTROL HAIRSPRAY, known for defining layers and adding volume without weighing hair down, and MONAT STUDIO ONE™ THE CHAMP™ CONDITIONING DRY SHAMPOO, which knocks out greasiness and lets locks shine. Why? Because they are premium styling products that truly reflect the MONAT STUDIO ONE™ premium experience.

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Sleek and chic MONAT STUDIO ONE™ packaging design reflects the dynamic modern lifestyle of the fashion forward MONAT woman. Matte silver bottles are accented with high-gloss polished chrome caps and the MONAT STUDIO ONE™ logo makes a bold signature statement front and center.
Just in time to sleigh it with the hottest holiday hairstyles or indulge all the beauty lovers on your list with luxurious gifts of MONAT. MONAT STUDIO ONE™ sets the tone for an unforgettable holiday season and steps out into the new year with a stunning new styling collection.
Watch these Beauty Insiders and MONAT STUDIO ONE™ commercials and check out what’s in store for you!
Try these best products for curly hair in your hair care routine, let your curls go crazy—or go crazy over your curls.

Best Products for Curly, Frizzy Hair (That Actually Work)

Don’t Curse Your Curls—Control the Frizz.

Most women would die for beautiful curls… Long, soft banana curls that you just have to run your hands through.
Many spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars every year on products and perms.
But women with naturally curly hair know that curly hair doesn’t always mean waking up with perfect princess hair.
No way—curly hair is super high maintenance.
And then there’s the frizz…
Dealing with frizz is enough to make you want to rip your hair out—and quite literally.
But before you to take drastic measures, read this article.
We are going to provide the best products for curly, frizzy hair—that actually work.

Anti-Frizz Tips for Healthy Curls

When curly hair gets frizzy and out of control, it’s all you can do not to take a pair of shears to your head.
We won’t lie and tell you that managing curly hair is easy. Maintaining healthy curls takes work, but it is possible. In fact, the best possible solution for healthy, anti-frizzy curls is a proper hair care routine.
1. Brush Your Hair the Right Way. Curly hair damages easily. In fact, using the wrong brush or comb, or even brushing the wrong way can damage curly hair, making it more susceptible to uncontrollable frizz. This is because curls are already under stress because due to their weight and shape, especially if you have long, curly hair.
As a result, curly hair can become tangled and knotted easily. Your first instinct may be to take a comb or brush and wrestle through your snarls. However, this is actually the worst thing you can do. This only causes hair to damage and split, leaving your hair nothing but a giant frizz ball.
2. Comb Through Curls. If you have curly hair, then try using a wide-toothed comb instead of a fine-toothed comb or regular brush. A wide-toothed comb allows you to gently comb through curls without snagging or pulling them. It also allows you to detangle hair while still keeping curls healthy and intact.
3. Try Natural-Based Products for Curly, Frizzy Hair. By using a high-quality curly hair care system and the best products for curly, frizzy hair, you can beat the frizz from everyday styling and damage, heat, and humidity. High-quality products are typically made with natural-based ingredients, such as a rich combination of polysaccharides.
Polysaccharides are natural chemicals and ingredients that are extracted from Chia Seeds and Linseeds. They naturally help protect the hair shaft and to bring out the natural form and shape of curls.
4. Trim Down. We know, we know… If you’re trying to grow long, beautiful waves and curls, why would trim them off? Won’t that ruin your hair growth process? Yes and no…
Yes, it will take longer for you to grow out your hair and curls, but your curls will be healthier and less frizzy. As we mentioned above, curly hair is easily damaged and susceptible to split ends than straight or fine hair. Therefore, getting regular trims will help reduce damage and split ends, and keep hair healthy.
5. Condition Like Crazy. Curly hair dries out and damages easily. Therefore, it’s important to keep up with your curl care by using a high-quality conditioner.
Most shampoo and conditioner products contain different ingredients for different hair types. For example, shampoos and conditioners for curly hair or even leave-in conditioners typically contain natural-based ingredients, such as essential oils, healthy fats, antioxidants, and nutrients. These ingredients are the most important for thoroughly nourishing, repairing, and conditioning curly hair. The more your curls are hydrated and protected, the less likely they are to frizz.

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The Best Products for Curly, Frizzy Hair

Now that you have a better understanding of how to properly care for curly hair, here are some tips on how to get curly hair naturally, without using heat and dealing with frizz.
1. A Complete Hydration System. Let’s cut right to the chase: Curly hair benefits most from a complete hydration system, which comes with a shampoo, leave-in conditioner, and a masque. All three of these products work together to restore, repair, and renew the brilliance of curly hair.
These products are also made with natural-based ingredients, such as PROCATALINE™, which is primarily made from pea extract to support healthy hair. CAPIXYL™ helps to strengthen hair and promote natural growth. REJUVENIQE® is a blend of over thirteen different plant and essential oils, antioxidants, nutrients, and fatty acids to nourish hair. Finally, CRODASORB™, which protects hair from the sun’s damaging UV rays.
This system is everything you need to help restore and repair beautiful curls and also fight frizz.
How to Use: The Renew hair shampoo can be used like any other ordinary shampoo. Apply a generous amount of the shampoo to hair when washing. Massage the product into the shampoo for up to two minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Then, apply the Restore leave-in conditioner. It can be applied to wet or dry hair. Apply directly to hair, comb through, and style as desired.
Finally, the Replenish masque is a deep leave-in conditioner that can be applied to damp hair. Leave in hair for up to 10 minutes. Then, rinse thoroughly. Apply at least twice per week for the best results.
Although the Hydration System is easy to use and follow, be sure to read the directions on each product label, especially if you prefer to use individual products rather than the full system.
2. A Curl Cream. Many cheap products that are designed for accentuating curls and reducing frizz only seem to make it worse. However, there are products available that help to ensure long-lasting, frizz-free waves and curls, regardless of temperature, humidity levels, and other environmental conditions.
This Curl Cream product is designed for all hair types and lengths. This Curl Cream is also incredibly lightweight, and won’t weigh hair down or leave that greasy feeling. In addition to keeping curls intact, it conditions them with Shea Butter, further preventing frizz. It also contains Babassu Oil and Murumuru Seed butter to help improve manageability and reduce frizz frustration.
How to Use: Apply the Curl Cream directly to any hairstyle. Work the Curl Cream into hair, starting from the roots and working your way to the ends. Curl Cream can be used on either wet or dry hair. You can also blow dry it in or allow it air dry.
3. Refinish Hairspray. Regardless of whether or not you have natural curls, you just might fall in love with this hairspray. The Refinish Hairspray is designed to help increase manageability and hold as well as hair strength and density.
The Refinish Hairspray is made with a non-sticky, non-greasy, lightweight formula that you will feel good about using in your hair. It brings out texture, volume, and natural shine of each and every curl. It is also humidity resistant, which contributes to frizz.
How to Use: Simply style hair as desired and spray throughout, holding the bottle at least eight to 12 inches away from hair.

Forget the Frizz and Go Crazy Over Your Curls

Dealing with curly hair is both a blessing and a curse. Curly hair is one of the most sought-after hair types, yet it also requires the most maintenance. Curly hair is almost always associated with crazy, uncontrollable frizz, but it doesn’t have to be this way…
By switching up your hair care routine, using the right comb, and the right hair care products and system, you can finally forget the frizz and let your curls go crazy—or go crazy over your curls.
Loving your hair and caring for natural hair is easier than you might think. Here are some tips for using hair relaxer products and even some natural hair care tips you need to know

How to Take Care of Natural Hair: 9 Tips You Need to Know

Loving your natural hair and easily caring for it really seems like two different things.
You might love having natural hair, but dislike caring for it.
On the other hand, you might love caring and styling your hair, but dislike its natural texture, look, and feel.
The truth is you can love your natural hair and take care of it easily. In fact, he process of keeping your natural hair vibrant and healthy is easier than you think.
In this article, we will provide some tips on how to best care for natural hair.

What is Natural Hair?

It might seem obvious, but natural hair is defined as “relaxer-free hair”. This means that the hair is in its natural state. For women of color, natural hair has a thick, coarse curl to it. There are varying levels of curl in natural hair; all of which are unique to the individual.

The Problem With Natural Hair

Societal stereotypes are a major reason why African-American women may be reluctant to wear their hair naturally. In fact, evidence shows that many employers question African-American women about their natural hair. The article makes the point that if you feel uncomfortable about your natural hair, then it’s probably not a place you want to work.
However, if you choose to use products to help achieve desired hairstyles, there are options, including hair relaxer products and treatment methods.

How Hair Relaxer Works

As we have explained in some of our other blogs, women with curly hair want straight hair, and vice versa.
The fundamental purpose of a hair relaxer product or treatment is to straighten hair for easy styling. The easier hair is to style, the greater the style variety, which is something most women crave. A hair relaxer helps women achieve the desired styles, which they don’t have naturally.
The chemicals in a hair relaxer product help change hair texture. Relaxer breaks down the curl by altering the hair strand, which lasts for approximately six to eight weeks. After this timeframe, another treatment may be required.

Is Hair Relaxing Dangerous?

It’s also worth noting that multiple, repeated hair relaxing treatments can be dangerous. The chemicals used in a professional hair relaxing treatment can burn. This is because one of the chemicals used is lye, which is known to cause chemical burns, which can lead to scarring. Lye can even cause blindness if it gets into your eyes. o
Furthermore, the use of hair relaxers over a long-term period can also cause other health issues, particularly reproductive problems, including the early onset of puberty in young girls.

The Natural Hair Care Process

Going natural is a fantastic decision. As we mentioned above, there are some natural hair care options, tips, and tricks to help you achieve the desired style, without using dangerous or potentially hazardous products.
However, understand that the natural hair care process doesn’t happen overnight. Natural hair care can take up to approximately two months. So be patient.
Here is a quick look at the natural hair growth process.

The Natural Hair Growth Process

The natural hair growth process involves four key phases:
Phase #1: Anagen: This is the hair growth stage. Depending on genetics, some people have shorter hair growth stages than others. This is why some women have an easier time growing longer hair than others.
Phase #2: Catagen: This is a transitional phase. In this phase, hair is completing its growth and is getting ready to move onto the next iteration.
Phase #3: Telogen: This is the resting phase. This phase is when hair isn’t growing or shedding; it’s just sitting atop your head.
Phase #4: Exogen: This is the hair shedding phase. Although you might freak out when you pull out clumps of hair in the shower or while brushing, don’t. This is completely normal. On average, hair grows approximately half an inch each month (depending on your body’s natural anagen phase, of course).
All in all, understanding the hair growth pattern and phases helps you find and use the best products to help keep your natural hair healthy.

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9 Tips for Beautiful Natural Hair

Here are some tips for helping you keep your natural hair looking and feeling beautiful and healthy:
1. Don’t Fret the Dead Stuff: Hair is essentially dead. While this shouldn’t keep you from styling it, it’s important to get regular trims in order to keep ends healthy and preventing hair loss and split ends. Your hair will look cleaner and lustrous.
Additionally, avoid pulling hair too tightly in a bun or ponytail every day. The more hair is pulled and twisted, the more likely it will become damaged.
2. Start at the Scalp: Scalp health is an easy way to make sure your hair has the best environment and conditions to promote natural growth. Monat’s Rejuvenique helps to nourish and hydrate the scalp, allowing for healthier hair growth.
Additionally, some scalp conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis can prevent natural hair growth and even accelerate hair loss. The good news is these conditions are easy to resolve with a doctor’s assistance. He or she will likely prescribe a topical solution to help clear up your scalp, allowing your hair to look better than ever!
3. Baggy is Better: Moisturizing is an important part of natural hair care. There are many different methods, but most women swear by the baggie method. You can use it on your entire head or just the ends of your hair.
The baggie method is simple: Put your hair in a bag or shower cap with a moisturizer or leave-in conditioner. The bag allows your body heat and moisturizer to work their magic without the interference of harmful elements outside the bag. Natural processes for moisturizing are encouraged to make hair healthier.
4. Use Protective Hair Styles: The meeting of form and function is always wonderful. Using protective hairstyles is a way to look youthful. Your hair is less exposed to harm as well. Some examples of protective hairstyles include the parted twist, the low bun at the back, braided twists, pineapple updo, and much more!
5. You are What You Eat: Nutrition is an important part of keeping your organs healthy – and your hair, too. Dehydration, vitamin deficiency, and poor eating habits all prevent your hair from reaching optimal health. Pack your diet with a lot of leafy green vegetables, including kale and spinach to keep your hair healthy.
6. Keep it Cool: Hair that is exposed to heat on a regular basis will eventually become damaged. Heat essentially burns hair. And when hair burns, it becomes dry, brittle, and susceptible to damage and breakage. Allow your hair to naturally air dry or use the T-shirt method for the best results.
7. Carefully Maintain Your Braids: Braids look amazing but can negatively impact natural hair if not properly maintained. Careful braid maintenance includes wrapping hair in a silk scarf before going to bed. Be sure to also redo your braids every four to five weeks. This is because the weight of the braids can prevent new hair growth.
8. Love Your Locs: Locs look great but require different care. Use products that are clear, lightweight, and rinse clean. Avoid using use shea butters, brown gels, or cremes to tighten your locs because they can leave a gunky build up. Stick with aloe vera and grapeseed oil products.
9. Soak Before Shampooing: Shampooing removes the natural oils in your hair. Try soaking your hair before shampooing. This method locks in the natural oils while also removing excess dirt and other build up.

Caring for Natural Hair is Easier Than You Think

Regardless of your hair type or texture, having beautiful natural hair isn’t very difficult, as long as you take the right steps to care for natural hair. Find a style you like and use great, naturally-based products to promote healthy hair growth.
A Hair And Skin Supplement Can Really Help!

A Hair And Skin Supplement Can Really Help!

MONAT has raised the bar in hair nutrition with the supreme proprietary blend of S3. Each of the clinically proven ingredients work together synergistically to replenish the system of possible nutrient deficiencies that could be contributing to hair loss.

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Dr. Brent Agin, MONAT Scientific Board Member, reiterates this information, saying, “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 that promotes healthy hair as well as skin and nails.

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S3 is a precisely formulated daily nutritional. This exclusive proprietary daily nutritional includes clinically proven ingredients, including:
  • OptiMSM®
    A rich source of sulfur and a key component of collagen and keratin that supports the structural integrity of the hair and skin.
  • ACTIVAloe®
    Improves the elasticity of both the hair and skin. Helps to improve the appearance of aging skin and hair.
  • EVNolTM
    May promote hair growth and increase the amount of hair in individuals experiencing hair loss.
  • VITAMIN A
    (as beta-carotene) – Counteracts Vitamin A deficiency which is common in people who are experiencing hair loss.
  • BIOTIN
    Provides structural support to the hair shaft and follicle.
  • ZINC
    Contains anti-aging properties which are beneficial to hair health.
“When it comes to supplements, the biggest difference is attention to safe natural ingredients,” Dr. Agin continues. “There are so many products for hair and nails that it is very hard for consumers to figure out which ones are reputable with safe ingredients. Without any governing body that weeds out the bad companies and products it is up to the consumers to figure this out. MONAT removes the guesswork for the consumer.”
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!
Elegant young woman posing with her stylish blonde short hair demonstrating the top hairstyles for short hair in 2018

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.
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