MONAT has teamed up with Celebrity Hairstylist Alex Brown and she has created some really great hair styles just for MONAT followers. Scroll on down!
Are you pro-braids? Do you wish you knew how to do them differently? Check out this video for a super sleek ponytail with braids. You’ll be amazed at how gorgeous the style is. Click here to watch this great tutorial!
Need a smashing new do for that night out next week? Going to a major event and want something different for your hair? Watch now to learn how to create Glamourous Waves you always see on all the broadcast awards shows. You’ll really knock’em dead!
We all wear ponytails, right? But don’t you wish you could do something edgy with it at times? Try this Bubble Ponytail that is so in right now it’s smokin’! It’s easy to do and creates a totally different effect. Try it! You…and everyone else…will love it!
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Have you just had it with your hair? Is it very damaged, over-processed and over-stressed? Does your hair actually snap and break? Do split ends develop constantly? Does your hair feel dry and brittle, like it’s lost its elasticity and resilience?
Not to fear! A new collection of products by MONAT takes a 360-degree approach to damage repair by renewing hair’s strength from the inside out! MONAT’s Restructuring Hair Care Collection products are specifically designed to target damage at the microscopic level. The secret is two of the most technologically advanced ingredients to rebuild, re-strengthen, restructure and resurface hair for hair that looks reborn. Flip your shower routine on its head with a new approach to hair care!
The two revolutionary, state-of-the-art restructuring ingredients are FIBER RESCUETM, which has a breakthrough hydrolyzed plant lipoprotein technology that reconstructs every strand of hair from root to tip, and REJUVENIQE STM, an activated oil which imparts unmatched hydration and luminosity.
The Restructuring Hair Care Collection contains four products, which can be used in three different ways to give you the hair care that your tresses need!
The Restructuring Hair Care Routine & Reverse Care Method
The Routine is the Restructuring Pre-Wash Conditioner and Restructuring Shampoo. This amazing duo works together to gently clean, condition and hydrate your hair. What’s so unusual about this Routine is the Reverse Condition Method, which sets the stage for healthier hair. First, you start with the Restructuring Pre-Wash Conditioner, designed to be used prior to the Restructuring Shampoo as the first step in this revolutionary regimen. FIBER RESCUETM and REJUVENIQE STM activated oil power up each strand, rescuing and hydrating each one from root to tip, while marine botanicals, such as red algae, act as a figurative hair “net” and shield strands from the friction caused by massaging and rubbing the hair. The conditioner, a lightweight formula, instantly moisturizes dehydrated hair while leaving it feeling and looking healthier. Then you shampoo to gently cleanser your hair while instantly hydrating and improving manageability, bounce and shine.
The Restructuring High Intensity System
If you feel your hair needs something more serious, it’s time to actually repair damage rather than just cover it up. Your answer is the Hair Transformation Masque and Inner Force Restructuring Serum.
The Hair Transformation Masque is the 3rd Step within your regimen. Intensive and ultra-rich, it features a highly concentrated dose of amino acids that repair and thicken each strand. Hair Transformation Masque, an ultra-rich and creamy rinse-out treatment that rebuilds hair’s architecture, while sealing and smoothing each and every strand, is designed for use once or twice a week but is gentle enough to enjoy each day.
Lastly, before you style, apply Inner Force Restructuring Serum, a leave-in that will boost your hair with beneficial ceramides and is rich in nourishing lipids to repair old damage and prevent future “bad hair days” before they even begin. Inner Force Restructuring Serum is a state-of-the-art, dual treatment formula that reverses the visible damage left behind by hot tools, harsh chemicals and that color change you just had to make twice this season. It contains MONAT’s highest concentration of ultra-potent transformational ingredients and includes a “fixer” lotion serum to work deep within the hair cortex repairing existing damage and a “protective” gel serum designed to sooth and safeguard against future harm.
The 3-Step Restructuring Regimen
MONATs Restructuring Pre-Wash Conditioner and Restructuring Shampoo set the stage for smoother, shinier, and stronger hair. Both contain FIBER RESCUETM and REJUVENIQE STM activated oil – MONAT’s newest innovative and reparative ingredients. Looking to give lackluster locks a little more “love?” This Regimen does just that with the addition of the Hair Transformation Masque, the ultra-rich and creamy rinse-out treatment that rebuilds hair’s architecture, while sealing and smoothing each and every strand.
The Restructuring Collection
The Restructuring Collection is the 360-degree approach to build inner hair strength and includes all four products… Restructuring Pre-Wash Conditioner, Restructuring Shampoo, Hair Transformation Masque and Inner Force Restructuring Serum…to give you top of the line care. Now your hair will have come full circle, with a science-backed hair care line designed to take a 360-degree approach, addressing (and reversing) the ten major signs of hair damage. Whether it’s damage caused by chemicals (bleach, hair dye, perms and straighteners), extremely harsh styling methods (daily flat irons, for example), pollution, weather and extreme amounts of direct sun exposure this comprehensive collection can reverse it. Other reparative treatments merely mask damage – like a veneer would on a tooth; however, this regimen targets the cause at its core, regenerating each strand.
Switch up your routine starting with the Restructuring Pre-Wash Conditioner that preps hair, protecting it from the rigors of washing and scrubbing. Follow with the multi-tasking and deeply reparative Restructuring Shampoo, which not only cleans, but also corrects. Once or twice a week, add the finishing touch, the Hair Transformation Masque to mitigate breakage in mere moments. Polish off your routine once a week with Inner Force Restructuring Serum, a dual treatment to turn back the hands of time to hair’s pre-damaged state.
All formulas contain MONAT’s newest and most innovative healing ingredients, FIBER RESCUETM and REJUVENIQE STM. Used all together, hair is noticeably revitalized. (You can thank us later.)
If you’re a woman and you’ve got hair, it’s quite likely you’ve experienced your hair coming out, called shedding, at some point in your life. It’s not a big deal but sometimes it can shed so much it might scare you. Not to worry. There are reasons your hair sheds and solutions for dealing with it. Read on!
Did you know you’re totally normal?
Most people have about 100,000 hairs on their heads and lose around 100 to 125 hairs per day. Each hair follicle undergoes a growth stage that lasts two to eight years, followed by a two-month resting stage where no growth occurs. Then, the hair strand falls out and a new one begins to grow in its place. For a healthy person, this means between 80 and 90 percent of hair follicles are growing hair at one time, while the rest of the follicles are resting or shedding.1
If you’re shedding more than that over an extended period of time, then you should talk to your doctor about reasons it might be happening and how to fix it. But in most cases, hair shedding is normal so you can put a smile back on your pretty face.
Are you stressed?
The American Academy of Dermatology says that stress2 is a big reason for why someone sheds hair. Stress takes a tremendous toll on your body and can cause you to lose your hair. Really! Even things like not enough sleep and appetite changes, which can be part of stress, are linked to hair shedding.
If you’re feeling really stressed, take over! Do what you have to do to reduce your stress as much as possible…get enough sleep; exercise, which is a real stress reducer; try yoga; distract yourself by reading a good book; talk it out with your friends…even see someone if it’s necessary. You’ll feel better and notice improvements in your hair health.
Did you lose a lot of weight?
If you did, that could well be a reason for a lot of hair shedding.3 The physical stress your body is going through will lead to hair shedding but it won’t last. Once your body adjusts to your new way of eating and exercise routine, your hair will return to normal.
Are you eating right?
Did your diet suddenly go off the wheels?4 If you’re eating improperly, your hair’s not getting the “food” it needs. You need a balanced diet, with plenty of vegetables, lean meat, and seafood. These foods contain all the essential nutrients for hair to grow properly.
Did you just have a baby?
Giving birth puts a tremendous amount of stress on the body. It’s completely normal during this time for your hair to shed. It’s likely you won’t notice this until about two months after the baby is born5 but just know this is perfectly normal! Your body will readjust in about six to nine months and your lovely locks will return to their beautiful self!
Do you pull your hair up a lot?
Wearing your hair tightly pulled back in a ponytail or bun6 every day can causes it to shed. If this is happening to you, try wearing a more casual, looser ponytail or even let your locks fall down for a while. Your scalp will love you for it.
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If you’ve been suffering through a lifetime of limp waves and lifeless, stick-to-my-forehead bangs, take heart. It is possible to transform your flat strands and add bombshell volume to your fine hair with a few tips and styling techniques. Read on!
Dry Your Hair the Right Way
“Rough” dry your hair before styling. Too much brushing can make your hair appear more limp. Dry your hair at least 90 percent with your hands before pulling out your round brush.
Be Careful with Product Placement
Watch where you put your product. You should never apply product to your roots unless it’s a root-volume spray like Reshape Root Lifter. When you apply product, start at the ends since they absorb more.
Go Easy On Conditioner
Also, don’t over-condition your hair since heavy conditioners can weigh it down. Use a lightweight leave-in one like Restore Leave-In Conditioner only on your ends and every other time you shampoo.
Cut and Style for Maximum Heft!
Then, when it comes to cutting and styling your hair, strategic haircuts and hairstyles will trick onlookers into believing you have more hair than you know what to do with! For example, long layers can add movement and volume. Shorter cuts also work great because then hair isn’t weighed down. Blunt collarbone-length cuts with just a few face framing layers are another good cut for thin hair. Bangs are also a possibility. It just takes a spritz of dry shampoo like THE CHAMP™ Conditioning Dry Shampoo to keep them from separating and looking too thin and wispy.
You can have your hair shoulder-length by getting your hair cut in a blunt style. This will make your hair appear thicker. To maintain and amplify fullness, use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner like Revive Shampoo and Revitalize Conditioner.
This layered haircut works great for thin hair. The shaggy layers with blunt ends are easy to curl or air dry to get summer-perfect beachy waves. Use Tousled Texturizing Mist to really get your waves beachy! Add in some bangs and you’ve got even more shape and style!
You can always do the one cut that never goes out of style—the choppy pixie. Oh so short, it’s very sassy and makes thin hair look thick and full. Don’t forget to dip your fingers into some Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy and then pull at some pieces to make them go in a windswept style…or every which way!
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It’s the beginning of August and already your hair is burnt out from summer fun. Too much hot sun, chlorine, salt water, humidity and air conditioning have dried your hair out and turned it into a giant frizz ball. You’ve been pulling hair treatment products off the shelf based on their pictures but none are really working. Honestly, you need some help.
Not to worry! We’ve got the help you need. First, you have to figure out exactly what is wrong with your hair. Then pick the right product to match it. Does your hair need moisture? Or does it need hydration? While there is a difference between the two, you need both!
What’s the Difference Between Moisture and Hydration?
The scalp produces its own natural oil that protects your hair from damage and water loss. If you are prone to having dry hair, that’s a tell-tale sign that your hair isn’t getting enough natural oil to form a protective barrier, making it impossible to lock in water. As a result, hair looks and feels dry, coarse and brittle. Dry hair lacks oil and needs to be moisturized or “lubricated.”
Hydration, on the other hand, refers to the amount of water within the skin and hair. When hair becomes dehydrated, it becomes thirsty and looks parched, lifeless and dull. Dehydrated hair lacks water. So it needs to be treated with products that are formulated with ingredients that literally quench the hair’s thirst by increasing its water content.
Your Guide to Hair Treatments
So here’s a guide, detailed by what shape your hair is in, to getting just the right treatment!
Is your hair dull, lifeless, thirsty and/or parched?
The Heavenly Hydrating Masque is specially formulated for this type of hair, which needs intense hydration from roots to tips, inside and out, to look and feel its healthy best. The cool thing about the Heavenly Hydrating Masque is that it’s clinically proven to deliver intensive hydration that lasts 72 hours due to the innovative technologies used in its formulary – REJUVENIQE S™, PatcH20™, ceramides and a blend of active ingredients. REJUVENIQE S is MONAT’s newest exclusive, proprietary ingredient, clinically proven to deliver a real power boost of hydration by improving hyaluronic acid expression to hydrate the hair, as well as PatcH20 to maintain long-lasting hydration results throughout the day. It’s for all hair types, including oily.
Is your hair slightly damaged and dry?
Then you want Replenish Masque. It’s formulated with REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive. This masque helps strengthen weak, damaged hair strands as well as conditioning the hair by delivering light hydration and moisturization to the hair and scalp. It helps minimize frizz and split ends.
Is your hair simply slightly dry?
Go for the Super Moisture Masque which provides a light nourishing moisture treatment. It is formulated with REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive and an Amino Acid Complex that infuses hair with natural lubricating oils, minerals, and vitamins. This masque conditions with the proper moisture balance to combat dry, brittle strands.
So, with this guide, you’re on your way to restored, happy, healthy hair! Enjoy August looking beautiful!
Changing your hair color to a “non-normal” color can be really fun and get you out of a rut. If your job permits, we say go for it! Hair has been turning different colors for years now and trends come and go. The hot color now is blackberry! It’s blowing up Pinterest! Blackberry (nee purple) is fun because there are myriad color schemes to it. but there are so many ways to make it more wearable and even natural-looking. Just take a look at what’s going on!
Hit the lighter side of the spectrum and you’ve got a wowsy color! Not quite purple, not quite berry but something more magical. Be sure to take excellent care of your dyed hair and finish it off with Restore Leave-In Conditioner to keep it silky, youthful and supple.
If you really want to max it out, go for bright! You’ll definitely stand out anywhere! And who doesn’t want to be looked at? Keep your hair in perfect shape with REJUVABEADS®, a revolutionary formula that heals split ends and other damaged areas along the hair shaft.
*Independent testing has demonstrated that application of the product resulted in 100% repairs of split ends 3mm long and under.
Soak up the richness of true blackberry and see how rich your hair will look. When it mixes with the variations in your own hair color, you’ll get hues deep and colorful. Make sure to use a masque like Heavenly Hydrating Masque once a week to keep your hair in brilliant shape and full of shine!
It’s July and it’s hot. You want your hair off your face but you’re just sick and tired of the plain old ponytails. Well, hold on horsey! There are scads of different types of ponytails that are fun, wild or sexy. Here are a few of our favorites. Get ready for your eyes to pop out!
This requires a ring and a hair piece but so what? You can get both of them cheap. To make this statement ponytail extra fun, make the bottom part of it be a different color! Be sure to use some Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy to keep all your strands in place.
Here’s a funky throwback look from the 80s. Simply segment the tail with hair elastics throughout the length. It’s easy, unique and honestly, quite ingenious. And will definitely keep your face clear of wispy hairs. Keep it shiny with Smoothing Deep Conditioner!
Nothing says dramatic like this one. You can wear it in the day with a sundress to night with a slinky slipdress! All it requires is a wrap of your own hair around the first tie and then a tiny elastic a few inches down, pulling out the hair in-between with a rat tail comb. Using a product like MONAT BLACK Groom Styling clay will keep the top part in immaculate place.
This couldn’t be easier. Loosely pull your hair into the grip high up on your scalp and then pull out strands so they hand loosely around your head. And to keep it up high, a little Reshape Root Lifter will keep it that way. Top it off with Refinish Control Hairspray to make sure the look stays carefully casual.
We would never suggest you wear your hair this way unless you were walking down the runway in Milan. But it’s just too much fun not to show. And also way too complicated to put together on a hot sunny July day. But isn’t it the bomb?
Summer includes overexposure to the sun and swimming in salt water or chlorinated pools, all of which can dehydrate your hair. Plus the humidity can really do a number on your frizz factor. But you don’t want to walk around in a cute sundress with a bowl of dried out fizzy curls on the top of your head. So focus on your hair as much as you focus on sunscreen!
We hear so much about hydrating our hair. But what is the difference between hydrating the hair and moisturizing hair? Because there is a difference! You can tell when hair is dehydrated because then it’s porous: it puffs up in humid weather, gets frizzy and looks dull.
Hydrating the hair is the process of using humectants, proteins, amino acids and critical vitamins that penetrate the hair fiber, infusing and improving the absorption of water and nutrients so that the hair holds and retains moisture.
On the other hand, moisturizing the hair is the process of using butters and oils to coat the outer surface of the hair fiber, sealing and locking down the hair shaft so moisture cannot get in or out of the fiber.
So what does this mean for your current hair regimen?
If your hair always feels dry, brittle or rough, and your products aren’t working, the problem may be hydration levels in your hair. Here’s are you can tell if hydration is your problem and some tips to get your hair back to feeling soft and shiny.
Does your hair feel dry even after you shampoo and condition?
This is one of the easiest signs that your hair may be lacking hydration. When hair is extremely dry and dehydrated, it will have a difficult time absorbing water during a normal shampoo and condition process. This is the time to use a product like Double Action Hydrating Serum to restore hair to its soft, buttery state. Double Action Hydrating Serum combines long-lasting hydration with body-building ingredients to restore hair vibrancy, bounce and shine. Fueled by hyaluronic acid-based technology and body-building Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5), this high performance, intensive leave-in treatment is supercharged with the most powerful and highest concentrated assortment of active ingredients effective for restoring smoothness, elasticity and manageability while protecting the hair from further moisture loss.
Is your hair able to retain moisture with products?
When it comes to hydrating and moisturizing natural hair, aside from water, we look towards moisturizers to help us reach maximum hydration levels. Really great moisturizers that are full of nourishing ingredients like HEAVENLY HYDRATING MASQUE quench moisture-starved hair in a heavenly hydrating cloud for improved vibrancy, shine and manageability. Supplying an immediate moisture surge from roots to tips, this ultra-hydrating powerhouse promotes lustrous, healthy-looking hair–full of bounce, body and shine.
Do your ends need some TLC?
Take some time to focus on the mid-shaft and ends of your hair. Apply a product like REJUVABEADS®. This product literally mends broken ends by sealing them together like glue. It also targets damaged areas along the hair shaft. Your hair will never look so healthy. REJUVABEADS® does this through proprietary nano-encapsulation of MONAT’s exclusive REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive in microscopic particles (1/100th the width of a human hair) that penetrate the hair’s damaged shaft and ends and provide healing for stronger, healthier and more resilient hair.
*Independent testing has demonstrated that application of the product resulted in a 100% repair of split ends 3mm long and under.
Our favorite parts of summer might be the warm weather and sunshine but too much sun and heat can zap skin and hair of their natural moisture. To keep your skin glowing and vibrant when the temperatures soar, you’ll need to take extra precautions to protect your skin from dehydration. The combination of the sun, heat, extra sweating, exposure to sand and surf and chlorine from the pool can take a real toll on your skin and hair.
To prepare for summer and keep hair and skin radiant and healthy, here are seven tips to follow:
TIP #1: Shower or bathe in warm water
Hot water zaps moisture from your skin, so always shower or bathe in warm water. And only bathe once a day because too much time spent in the shower or tub can rob your skin of moisture. You should also avoid the hot tub because the hot water and chemicals are torture on your skin.
TIP #2: Use an oil after the sun for hydration
Oil? Yes, oil! A non-greasy, lightweight hydrating oil will act as a barrier to pollutants, bacteria and soothe sunburn. In fact, REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive provides healthy, enriching benefits for the skin and hair. It comes with a high concentration of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that help lubricate, protect and hold in moisture. REJUVENIQE is super-nourishing so on the skin it combats flakes, dehydration and the dried-out sebum that clogs pores. When applied to the hair, REJUVENIQE reduces hair thinning and adds incredible volume with long-lasting shine, all without the damaging effects of silicone.
REJUVENIQE blends 13 significantly potent botanical oils from around the world that serve to enhance the effectiveness of its Abyssinian oil. These botanicals also provide additional vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, beta-carotene, omega 3 fatty acids, nutrients and amino acids. When specially blended together, their effectiveness is maximized and they produce unprecedented immediate as well as long-term results.
REJUVENIQE mimics the body’s own natural oils, allowing for faster, deeper, and more complete absorption without leaving any greasiness, only smooth and supple skin. It moisturizes and provides significant improvement to the skin’s tone and texture.
Also take advantage of nighttime, which is repair time. While you’re sleeping, your skin, hair and body work to right the wrongs of the day. So why not treat dry summer skin and hair before turning in? Apply some REJUVENIQE to the mid lengths and ends of your hair on the nights before you shampoo. This is a very effective and hydrating overnight hair treatment! And make sure to put a coal of oil on your face and décolleté too!
TIP #3: Always apply moisturizing lotion and oil after bathing, every time after you wash your hands and throughout the day as needed
The goal is not only to add moisture to your skin but to lock moisture in to keep your skin from drying out. When your skin is red, scaly or feels tight or itchy, you should apply moisturizer. Extra attention should be given to your face, hands, elbows and knees, and don’t forget to moisturize your feet as well.
TIP #4: Be wary of excessive time spent in air conditioning
Think heaters are the only artificial air source that can visibly dry out your skin? Think again. Air conditioners can suck the moisture and humidity out of the air, which may lead to dry-looking skin in the summer. If you can’t avoid them, like at the office for instance, don’t quit your day job! Just make sure to keep your skin moisturized throughout the day to help keep skin hydrated.
TIP #5: Exfoliate weekly
Slough away dead skin cells from skin’s surface once a week with a gentle exfoliator to help smooth the appearance of skin. This will help give the appearance of a refreshed complexion. But be careful not to over-exfoliate. You don’t want to dry your skin out even more. Start by exfoliating as instructed on the product label and go from there.
TIP #6: Lather on SPF
By now, you should already know how important it is to wear water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher each and every day. When temperatures begin to rise in the summer and you’re spending more time outdoors, lather on SPF religiously and take other sun protection measures, like seeking shade when possible indoors or under a covered awning or umbrella, as well as wearing protective clothing and avoiding peak sun hours (between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.) when the rays are most powerful, to help protect your surface skin and hair.
But it’s not enough to just apply sunscreen once. You have to continue to reapply it as the day goes on—at least every two hours—to help keep skin protected against damage on the surface of your skin that may be caused by UV rays.
TIP #7: Drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated
There are many summer activities that have us outside for extended periods. With warmer temperatures, you need to consider the additional water your body loses. If you don’t replace the water you lose, you will become dehydrated. Children and older adults are especially at risk for becoming dehydrated due to the way their body responds to hot temperatures.
Make it a habit to carry a bottle of water with you at all times. Find a way, such as setting an alarm on your phone, to remind you to drink your water regularly. Eating fruits, vegetables and drinking milk are also healthy ways to get more water!
Relief for dry skin and hair really isn’t difficult at all as long as you are prepared and take steps to protect yourself ahead of time. With a little extra care, you’ll be able to enjoy healthy, sun-kissed skin and hair all summer long.