Hacks For Getting The Most Out Of Curly Hair!

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

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Always comb your hair from the bottom up!

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

Use a wide-tooth comb, never a brush!

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

Forget the towel! Use a T-shirt!

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

Use a serum!

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

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Repair your split ends!

Curly hair is so fragile and coarse that it is prone to split ends. Try a product that actually repairs split ends like REJUVABEADS™! The product selectively targets, deposits on and heals split-ends and other damaged or stressed areas along the hair shaft, eliminating breakage and frizz, decreasing friction, increasing shine and helping improve color. Hair is left stronger, more flexible, manageable and resilient. Split ends are definitely not a good look (not to mention they can make your hair frizzy!) so if you want healthy curls that look silky smooth, use REJUVABEADS.

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

Fabulous Dos For Fabulous Fifty!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medium Layered Haircut

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

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Short Bob with Layers

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

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Bold and Spikey Pixie

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

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Stacked Ash Layers

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

Want To Turn Heads? Get Gorgeous Eyes!

It has long been said that the eyes are the window to a person’s soul.
Turn Heads With Your First Impression

Your eyes play a huge role in first impressions because they are generally the first feature people notice when initially meeting you. And countless surveys show that men are more attracted to women with beautiful eyes.1 So let’s talk about them!

Eyebrows Put a Picture Frame Around Your Face!

Eyebrows have been in the spotlight more than ever recently and there’s a reason why. Well-groomed eyebrows frame the eyes and highlight your best features. The right eyebrow shape can brighten your appearance and make you look more youthful as well as draw more attention to your eyes…and to you! In fact, strong brows will turn heads faster than you can blink an eye!

Long Lashes Top Off Your Eye Appeal!

Long lashes are a universal symbol of beauty. Full, lush lashes exude sex appeal and youthfulness as well as make your eyes more alert. Many women feel that long lashes increase their self-esteem. That makes sense! When we look good, our confidence is boosted and we feel better about ourselves. Want to turn heads at your high school reunion? Emphasize your eyebrows and eyelashes!

However, not everyone is born with full luscious eyebrows or long, luxurious eyelashes. But you can take steps to help your brows fill in and your eyelashes grow longer by using a serum, like MONAT’s Eye Wonder™ Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum. Eye Wonder contains the clinically proven Capixyl™, which helps to increase the strength and condition of your brows and lashes. It also contains Fision KeraVeg18, a vegetable-based alternative to animal keratin which helps strengthen and improve the luster of lashes and brows.

Says Dr. Amy Ross of MONAT’s Scientific Advisory Board, “Replacing natural oils with Eye Wonder will make the lashes more healthy and therefore resilient. They also may appear more full.”

Listen to what else Dr. Ross has to say about your eyebrows and eyelashes here:

Want To Turn Heads? Get Gorgeous Eyes!

Learn more about Eye Wonder here.

With magnificent eyebrows and eyelashes, you’ll not only turn heads but make others green with envy. What a delicious thought!

1 Bass, JW, MD., 9 Reasons Women Want Longer Lashes, realself. https://www.realself.com/article/reasons-women-want-longer-lashes

Hair Shedding VS Hair Breakage

Now that you’re on your MONAT journey to fabulous hair, are you paying closer attention to your mane? Are you noticing a few hairs on your pillowcase? What about in the shower? Are you worried you might be shedding too much hair? Are you certain it’s shedding and not actually breakage? No need to fret! We’re here to explain the difference between hair shedding and hair breakage.

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The Skinny on Hair Shedding
In case you didn’t know, it’s normal to shed between 50 and 100 hairs a day. As stated on the American Academy of Dermatology’s (AAD) website, excessive hair shedding is common in people who have experienced one of the following stressors:
  • Lost 20 pounds or more.
  • Given birth.
  • Lots of stress (Caring for a loved one who is sick, going through a divorce, losing a job).
  • High fever.
  • Undergone an operation.
  • Recovering from an illness.
  • Stopped taking birth-control pills
Most people notice the excessive hair shedding a few months after a stressful event. As your body readjusts, the excessive shedding stops. Within a few months, the hair should regain its normal fullness. And with the help of MONAT’s naturally based, hair treatment systems, you can rest assured knowing you’re doing everything you can to prevent hair loss.

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Now About Hair Breakage
When you style your hair, do you notice a lot of short, broken hair strands in the sink or on the floor? If the answer is “yes,” you’re probably experiencing hair breakage. Hair breakage is a result of too much heat styling or chemical damage. Here are a few tips to treat hair breakage:
  • Use Replenish Masque a few times per week (2-3 times is ideal).
  • Stretch your blowout as long as you can, as the natural oils from your scalp are healthy for your hair. If you must wash your hair daily, be sure to treat it with Rejuveniqe to keep the hair follicles coated with hydrating ingredients.
  • When hair is wet, use a naturally based leave-in conditioner like Restore and comb hair gently to avoid breakage.
  • Try to keep chemical salon services limited to one at a time. Multiple chemical services (like coloring and relaxing) is more likely to cause stress on the hair shaft.
  • Over processed hair is brittle. So if you must color process your hair, make sure to add moisture with a regular deep-conditioning regimen.
  • Avoid heat styling as much as possible.
  • Eat a diet rich in protein. Protein can repair weak spots in the hair shaft, warding off breakage. But be forewarned: Too much protein can make the hair brittle, and too much moisture makes strands too flexible. It’s important to find the right balance of moisture and protein.
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Spring Break Do A Number To Your Hair? Fix It Now!

So Spring Break is about to end. Whether you scooted down to a tropical state, jetted off to Mexico or flew across the globe to a truly exotic locale, you had a super time. But now your hair is likely the worse for wear. As you were dabbling in salt water or chlorine pools and getting sun all day long, your hair was taking the brunt. Now it’s frizzy, frazzled and dull, making you feel the same way. Why did it get this way?

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When your hair gets dry or damaged, the cuticle frays and becomes somewhat shredded, like the scales on a snake. Ewww. Who wants hair like that? Hair like this also does not lie flat, giving rise to frizz and flyaways.
What to do? Fix it, fast! Your hair needs to be restored with water and oil, two things that the sun and salt water took out of it.

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The first thing you can do is hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Bring water back IN to your hair since it’s literally gasping for it. Start with a shampoo that both hydrates and moisturizes, like Renew Shampoo. A shampoo like this is salt-and-sulfate free and gentle enough for even the weakest strands that were damaged by a week of fun in the sun.

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Then try a leave-in conditioner so your hair benefits all day long from added moisture. With Restore Leave-In Conditioner, you get an extra punch of hydration while your scalp gets essential nutrients to help stamp out any remaining scalp burn from the sun. Restore Leave-In Conditioner is great because it can be used on wet or dry hair to tame errant frizzies and flyaways.

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But your hair needs more. Once a week, give it a good wallop of nourishment with a repairing and hydrating masque like Replenish Masque that is ideal for damaged or parched strands. Replenish Masque delivers essential moisture and vital nutrients to eliminate frizz and stop split ends. Your hair will come out silky and shiny.

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Don’t be aghast but adding some nourishing oil especially designed to rejuvenate your hair every few days will put the finishing touches on your formerly parched locks. Try REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive that has Abyssinian oils, combined with a blend of multiple unique molecular ingredients, to reduce oxidative stress and add volume and shine.
With a hydration and nourishing regimen like this, your hair’s brilliance factor will go way up and the vibrant, bouncy, shiny tresses you were used to before Spring Break will return. It’s all good!
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