Top Hair-Washing Hacks!

Try These Top Hair-Washing Hacks!
How often have you just slapped shampoo on your head, scrubbed, rinsed, and toweled off? You may think you’re a pro, but that’s not how you score an enviably clean mane. Over time, not washing your hair properly will result in a dull film that leads to lackluster locks and an overall flat appearance. Not a good look.
But you don’t need a master’s degree to master your shower routine. These clever hair-washing hacks will make a genuine difference in your hair’s health, as well as its bounce, gloss, and silky luster.
  • Hair should be thoroughly wet before adding shampoo. Warm water will open the cuticle, which is good for removing any dirt or product trapped in the hair.
  • Condition first… sometimes: If you have long hair, condition it first. If your hair falls beneath your shoulders, protect its fragile ends from drying out and incurring more damage by running a small amount of conditioner like Volumizing Revitalize Conditioner through them and lightly rinsing before applying any shampoo. This will keep ends healthy and fill any breaks in the cuticle with moisture, making hair smooth and lustrous.
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  • Avoid using too much shampoo in the first place. Look at how much you’re using. Then cut that in half, to about the size of a quarter. That’s all you need! A shampoo like Renew Shampoo removes all the dirt and oil from your hair while holding onto the essential oils and lipids you need to prevent dryness and breakage.
  • Don’t scrub too hard. Vigorously massaging shampoo roughs up the cuticle, causing frizz, flyaways, and miniscule tangles. Ouch! Also, don’t use circular motions, which can tangle your hair.
  • Lather from roots to ends. The hair closest to the scalp is the youngest and will be the oiliest, while the end of the hair is the oldest and usually driest, most fragile part of the hair follicle. First, rub shampoo between your hands with a little water to emulsify it. Then, gently massage your roots with your fingertips and run the lather that’s left through the length of your hair. This is the first wash, known as external cleansing.
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  • There’s a reason to shampoo your hair twice. The first wash removes excess dirt and grime. The second gets your hair squeaky clean. The second wash is also when you get shampoo into the roots and create a proper lather. The suds will run down the rest of your hair, getting the mid-length to ends clean.
  • Get the shampoo completely out of your hair. That way your conditioner can work its magic. A full two minutes of rinsing is what’s recommended. Once that’s done, gently squeeze the excess water out of your hair. Now you’re “conditioner ready!”
  • How often you wash your hair depends on your hair type. If you have oily or fine hair, you may need to shampoo daily. Normal hair can probably be washed three times a week, and dry to very dry hair can go 4–5 days and even up to a week without washing.
A word of warning: Skip the sulfates! Sulfates are detergents that give shampoo its foamy lather. But they strip skin of oil and dry out your hair. Sulfates can also strip hair of color. Shampoos without sulfates keep the cuticle tighter, which prevents color fading. Ignore them all together and use a shampoo without any harsh ingredients like Renew Shampoo.
Try these hair-washing hacks, so you can be on your way to a fabulously healthy head of hair.

It’s National Clean Beauty Day!

Would you sacrifice your health for the sake of beauty? Thanks to the rise in safer ingredient standards, you don’t have to. Today is National Clean Beauty Day and the perfect day to learn what it means, and how you can make the switch to “cleaner” products.
If you follow beauty brands on social media, chances are good you’ve heard the term “clean beauty” at least once. But what exactly does it mean? Clean beauty products are made without ingredients shown to harm human health.
Make the switch from “dirty” to “clean.”
Clean beauty is about awareness. It means making a conscious effort to use ingredients that are deemed safe for public consumption. With a lack of regulation in the United States, it’s up to you – the consumer – to be well versed in what you’re layering on your skin or applying to your hair.
Did you know formaldehyde, used in cosmetics as a preservative, is a known carcinogen, and is often found in creams and haircare treatments? Formaldehyde can also trigger allergies and weaken the immune system. Instead of sabotaging your health for frizz-free locks, consider a healthier hair care regimen to tame your mane. MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Frizz-Fix Smoothing Hair Primer is a great pre-styling treatment that helps control frizz, and defends against humidity, for long-lasting definition, shine, and smoothness.
When it comes to skincare, not all cleansers are created equal. MONAT Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser, Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser, and BE PURIFIED™ Clarifying Cleanser are designed to clean and hydrate skin without toxic ingredients. They are made with the finest naturally based ingredients for a renewed, healthy-looking, youthful complexion. If you’re looking for a safer alternative to retinol, Botanic Bakuchiol Vegan Retinol Alternative Lotion contains plant-derived ingredients that have been clinically proven to prevent fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, and is safe for daily use.
If you’re keen on going clean, switching to a safer sunscreen is also a good idea—especially one rich in mineral-based zinc oxide. Reach for Sun Veil™ Daily Mineral Protection SPF 30. The vegan formula offers serious daily physical sun protection and nourishment. Zinc oxide gives you broad spectrum protection from UVB and UVA rays, meaning your skin is getting the best sun protection possible.
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Summer Haircare Must-Haves

Treat your hair right this summer with these three essentials!
While you’re making the most of what warm weather days have to offer, it’s important to keep the products you need handy to ensure you look your best for every occasion. Here are the three must-have products you need to treat your hair right this summer!
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There’s no better way to flaunt your bold summer hues than with Color Locking + Protective Spray. This potent UV leave-in treatment is designed to protect color-treated hair from damage, fading, and dehydration while also improving longevity and vibrancy.
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Nothing ruins a great hair day more than knots and tangles. Fortunately, we’ve got the remedy you need: Unknot Detangler. This summer must-have leaves hair feeling soft, detangled, and conditioned while offering frizz control. Perfect for use before the pool or beach. Ensure knotty locks play nice all summer long!
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Give your hair an extra dose of moisture with Restore™ Leave-In Conditioner. This nourishing leave-in conditioner is designed to tame frizz and flyaways by restoring essential ingredients, leaving your hair feeling silky and supple. Restore what’s naturally and beautifully yours.
It’s time to enjoy the best of summer while making every day your best hair day!
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Take Care & Enjoy Winning Summer Hair!

5 tips to protect your hair and look your best all summer
Sun worshippers rejoice!
Summer is around the corner and it’s time for some of our favorite things: beach and pool days, barbecues, hikes, and endless outdoor adventure! But remember that fun in the sun can do a not-so-fun number on your hair. We’ve got you covered with 5 tips to help you protect your hair and look your best this summer!
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Use The Right Conditioner
Switching your haircare products is essential to keeping your hair looking its best—especially during the summer. Hair tends to dry out and frizz more from ocean water, chlorine, and hours in the sun. We recommend using a smoothing conditioner to fight frizz and keep your locks looking lovely as you lounge poolside.
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Get a Fresh Haircut
Trimming your hair for the summer isn’t just about having a trendy new look for the season. A haircut helps ensure you rid your hair of split ends. Plus, a new do makes your hair more manageable as you head outdoors.
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Wear Your Favorite Hat
Hats aren’t just a fun, fashionable way to shade your eyes and skin from the sun. They also provide your hair and scalp an extra layer of protection from damaging UV rays. While your favorite baseball cap or wide brim straw hat won’t offer total protection, they are trendy, easy ways to support your overall hair health. P.S. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
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Rinse Before Swimming
Chlorinated water is powerful and can strip away the natural oil that coats and protects the shiny layer of your hair. Avoid the damage and dry, dull, locks by rinsing your hair with cool water before taking a dip.
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Avoid Hair Dehydration
There’s no better way to flood your hair with essential moisture than by using a hair mask. Hair masks offer the moisture and hydration you need to keep your locks soft and shiny.
Follow these tips and make the most of what could be your best summer yet!
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Get Ready For A Calm, Comforting Clean!

Soothing Micellar Shampoo Brings It All To The Table
Who doesn’t love a calm, comforting clean? With Soothing Micellar Shampoo, your scalp will have an experience like no other!
This incredible shampoo offers soothing scalp comfort and hydration for a refreshing cleansing experience for all hair types and textures. Plus, it clarifies strands by capturing and removing debris, impurities, and product buildup without stripping essential nutrients from your hair.
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The Magic of Micelles

So what are these magical micelles, anyway? Micelles are tiny molecular structures that act like magnets and gently draw out impurities, dirt, and oil. They work to protect your hair by removing 96% of environmental pollutants without stripping strands. In other words, little magical micelles!

MONAT Key Ingredients

We always take extra care to formulate our products with only the best MONAT Key Ingredients.
Ultra-gentle Cleansing Blends
A gentle combination of cleansing agents derived from coconut and corn, friendly to the scalp and environment.
Glycerin
A naturally derived humectant and moisturizer sourced from sustainable palm and used in haircare and skincare.
Plus, MONAT delivers this eco-friendly, fragrance-free shampoo packaged in a 100% post-consumer recycled bottle!
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Sun’s Out!
Flaunt Your Vibrant Locks All Day Long

Protect Your Hair Color with Color Locking + Protective Spray
As we roll into April, it’s time to get outdoors and add a little color to your daily life! With warmer weather often comes fresh new changes to our homes, our wardrobes, and of course, to our hair! New cut? New color? We say yes!
Who doesn’t love the look and feel of newly cut or colored hair? But with the sun now shining bright, you’ll want to make sure your tones stay rich and vibrant and do not fall victim to fading from the sun’s powerful rays.
We’ve got the perfect solution to keep your colored locked down from sunrise to sunset: Color Locking + Protective Spray! This ultimate leave-in UV treatment is designed to protect color-treated hair from damage, fading, and dehydration. Consider this product as one of your hair color’s newest BFFs, as it adds a supplemental layer of color protection to MONAT’s proven color-safe shampoos and conditioners.
This weightless, dual-action, fine-mist barrier locks in color—improving longevity and vibrancy while leaving hair softer, smoother, and shinier. Plus, you will color less often and save more with Color Locking + Protective Spray!
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Why You’ll Love Color Locking + Protective Spray
  • Instant, invisible UV protection
  • Hair color lasts longer and looks more vibrant
  • Less frizz and fewer flyaways
Plus, this magical elixir is safe for all types and textures of color-treated and highlighted hair, is cruelty-free, and vegan. So before you step out into the sunny side of spring, protect your color and bring your best hair into the sunlight this season with Color Locking + Protective Spray.
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Take Your Hair From Flat to Fabulous!

Elevate your style with NEW MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray!
As cold, dry weather comes to a close (insert jump for joy here), nothing feels better than stepping into spring with revived locks full of body and bounce! We’ve created the perfect product to breathe life back into flat strands that have fallen victim to the relentless winter weather. NEW MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray offers the haircare experience you need to enhance volume at the roots, creating lasting body, fullness, and touchably soft hair.
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Get to Know MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray
Looking for lift that lasts all day? We’ve got you covered! This powerful liquid spray is packed with actives designed to help provide long-lasting lift and volume, improve hair density, enhance volume at the roots, and keep hair from falling flat throughout the day.
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Easy to Use
As a Step 2 Style product, MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray is designed to apply after cleansing and conditioning with your favorite MONAT Shampoo and Conditioner. Just spray on damp hair and work from roots to ends, brushing through to ensure even distribution. Style as usual and enjoy your style full of body and bounce all day!
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Perfect Pairings
The good news is you can use MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray with any MONAT Shampoo and Conditioner. For the most voluminous results, we recommend pairing it with Volumizing Revive™ Shampoo and Volumizing Revitalize™ Conditioner. Here’s a quick overview of Revive™ and Revitalize™:
Volumizing Revive™ Shampoo
A gentle cleanser that gives life to thin, flat hair. Features unique ingredients that strengthen from roots to ends without weighing down the hair.
Volume Revitalize™ Conditioner
A lightweight, volumizing conditioner that transforms fine and limp hair with vital nutrients.
Ready to step into spring with enviable bounce in your step and hair? Then reach for your newest haircare essential—add MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray to your styling routine today.
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Turn heads with gorgeous lashes and brows!

The eyes are the window to the soul.
Make an Unforgettable First Impression
Your eyes play a huge role in first impressions because they are generally the first feature people notice when meeting you.
Long Lashes Mean Major Eye Appeal
Long lashes are a universal symbol of beauty. Full, lush lashes exude sex appeal and youthfulness. Many feel that long lashes increase their self-esteem. Why? Because when we look good, our confidence is boosted and we feel better about ourselves! Want to turn heads each time you step out the door? Emphasize your eyebrows and eyelashes!
Boast Those Brows
Eyebrows have been in the spotlight more than ever recently and there’s a reason why. Thick, full, 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!
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Not everyone is born with full, luscious eyebrows or long, luxurious eyelashes. But you can take steps to help your brows fill in and help your eyelashes grow longer by using a serum.
We love Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum by MONAT™. This easy to use serum contains clinically proven Capixyl™, which helps to increase the strength and condition of 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.
The Proof is in the Results
Dr. Amy Ross of MONAT’s Scientific Advisory Board states, “Replacing natural oils with Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum by MONAT™ will help make the lashes appear more healthy and therefore more resilient. They also may appear more full.”
Here is what a 28-day study of 50 healthy female participants had to say about Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum by MONAT™:
94% of the participants said the product improved lash and brows flexibility and strength.
82% of the participants said they have thicker lash and brows.
90% of the participants said the product intensified the look of their lashes and brows.
84% of the participants said the product hydrates the skin at the lash line and brows.
88% of the participants said they have healthier lash and brows.
100% of the participants said the product provided shinier lash and brows.
86% of the participants said they experienced fuller looking lashes after using the product.
Learn more about Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum by MONAT™ here.
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Which Hair Masque Is Right For Me?

Show your dry winter locks some love with the perfect hair masque!
As we slowly make our through the remaining winter months (warm weather, we miss you!) it is important to make sure you are taking the proper steps to show your dry winter hair some extra love! Most hair masques work in similar ways. However, different formulations provide different levels of nourishment, moisture, and hydration, while others help mend or repair damaged hair. Applying a masque during your weekly routine is a quick and easy way to pump some extra moisture, hydration, and repair into your locks.
With so many products on the market, choosing the right masque may feel overwhelming. So how do you know you have made the best choice for your hair? Well, it really all depends on what your hair needs! We’ve made it simple for you. Here’s a quick reference chart of our faves you can use to decide what’s best for your hair.
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Who needs it? Slightly dry hair
Benefits: Provides a light nourishing moisture treatment
Formulated with: REJUVENIQE® & Amino Acid Complex
Usage: Once or twice a week
How it Works: This rich hair masque provides nourishing moisture replenishment to restore hair to its soft, silky condition.
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Who needs it? Slightly dry, lightly damaged hair
Benefits: Delivers light hydration and moisturization and helps minimize frizz and split ends
Formulated with: REJUVENIQE®
Usage: Once or twice a week
How it Works: This repairing and hydrating masque penetrates moisture-starved hair and nurtures the scalp. It infuses essential moisture and delivers vital nutrients to help eliminate frizz and reduce split ends, leaving your hair silky, more manageable and youthful-looking.
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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 is extremely damaged or shampooed daily
How it Works: This nutrient-rich masque delivers a total transformation from the inside out by nourishing, restructuring, rebuilding, and strengthening each individual hair strand, providing repair and fiber reconstruction. It also seals and reinforces the newly reconstructed cuticle layer with a defensive shield to help prevent breakage and split ends.
Still not certain about what masque is the best fit for you? Click to take the MONAT Hair Quiz and receive product recommendations specifically for your hair needs!
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Your New Year Refresh!

Give your body, hair, and skin a fresh start in 2021!
After all the splurging during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the new year offers the perfect opportunity for a fresh start.
While most people add new workout and diet plans to their routines, the new year is also the perfect time to refresh your body, hair, and skin. Everyone deserves a total body refresh to start the year, and we’re sharing a few choice tips on how you can do that in 2021!
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Refresh Your Body
So we just spent the last six to eight weeks indulging in treats, sweet drinks, and scrumptious dinners. While we wouldn’t have it any other way, holiday festivities often leave us feeling sluggish in January. Starting the day with a glass of warm lemon water is a popular cleansing technique to get your day rolling. Adding more fruits and veggies to your diet is another way to give yourself a fresh start to 2021, and MONAT Total Greens is the ideal daily superfood boost.
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Refresh Your Hair
Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp! Environmental impurities cling to our hair and scalp throughout the year. That’s what giving your hair and scalp regular purifying resets are essential to any haircare routine—and January is the perfect time to begin. With the launch of our NEW Purifying Haircare Line featuring Purifying Vinegar Shampoo and Scalp Purifying Scrub, you have the scalp cleansing products your hair craves! This high-performing scalp scrub and shampoo is formulated with apple cider vinegar, superfruit AHAs, and vitamin B6 to offer you the ultimate new year refresh!
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Refresh Your Skin
January is also the ideal time to cleanse your skin of environmental impurities, toxins, and dead skin to leave you looking refreshed and renewed! Start the year with a facial at your favorite local spa or visit your dermatologist.
Of course, you’ll want to cleanse your skin daily, and we offer two options depending on your skin type to help ensure the effects of your cleanse last. Add Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser to your routine if you have normal to combination skin or Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser if you have oily skin.
You’ve earned a fresh start to 2021, and we hope these quick tips get you on your toward your best year yet!
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