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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Summer is a blast but it can be brutal on your beautiful hair with its intense heat, the sun’s harmful rays, pool chemicals, saltwater, sweat and going a little heavy on the highlights! All this leads to end-of-the-season tresses looking totally washed out, lacking body, bounce and brilliance.
Like transitioning your wardrobe from summer to fall – packing away the strappy, light and airy pieces and pulling out rich knits and luxurious layers – your haircare should follow suit, changing with the season and flowing seamlessly into autumn’s cooler temps. Here are some tips to ensure your hair is in sync with the chillier season.
1. Deep clean with a clarifying wash.
One of the most important tips for transitioning hair to fall weather is to start with a clean slate. Summer can be a particularly hard time on hair so try Clarifying Shampoo to do a deep clean to remove environmental toxins and stubborn build-up, revealing a clean, happy scalp.
2. Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate!
Hydration is critical to reversing summer damage and getting hair lustrous and healthy-looking for fall. The Advanced Hydrating Hair Care Collection cleanses, conditions, deeply treats and locks in essential moisture that lasts up to 72 hours! Each unique, intensely hydrating product formula is infused with two of the most technologically advanced ingredients designed to defend against and revive even the most seriously thirsty hair—REJUVENIQE S™.
3. Do a hair treatment masque.
Fix summer damage and move into fall with lustrous healthy-looking hair. A masque brings immediate penetrating nutrition and moisture back to dull, lifeless hair depleted by summer extremes. Try Heavenly Hydrating Masque with Rejuveniqe S™. It’s like a cloud of hydration that supplies a surge of moisture from root to tip, delivering soft, silky hair full of bounce, body and shine.
4. Play with color!
Fall is a great time to experiment with a new hair color. Rock a rich red in tones from copper to auburn to burgundy. Or go soft and chic in brown with caramel highlights. Or rock on bold with shocking pink, ultra violet or cobalt blue. Then surround yourself in full-on fall color, take some selfies and set your Instagram feed on fire!
5. Get a trim.
Parting with even just a couple inches of your precious hair can be tough but getting a good trim and freshening up the ends can do wonders. Fall is the perfect time to cut away the damage and split ends of summer-ravaged hair. A trim gives shape, adds a bit of bounce and basically just cleans up your hairstyle. Or if you’re feeling like really switching it up for fall, go for a dramatic new cut and step into fall with a totally new look.
These days there are so many hair masques available, it gets really hard to choose. Well, it really all depends on what your hair needs! MONAT has made it simple for you. Here’s a chart you can use to figure out in a snap what’s best for you!
Who needs it? Hair with product build-up or to reboot your hair care routine Benefits: Provides a deep cleanse, absorbs impurities, gently conditions Formulated with: Activated Charcoal Blend, Coconut Oil Usage: Once or twice a week
Who needs it? Dull, lifeless, parched, thirsty hair Benefits: Delivers body, bounce and shine, intense hydration clinically proven to last up to 72 hours Formulated with: REJUVENIQE S™, PatcH20 Usage: Once or twice a week
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 shampooed daily and extremely damaged
See how easy that was? Now all you have to do is look at your hair…and choose the masque that matches it best!
Our hair is a BIG topic. After all, every woman always talks about her hair. Think of one time you sat with your girlfriends and hair and what you use didn’t come up? They constantly do! Well, this is not just a big topic for you. All woman are obsessed with hair products. How do we know? We looked at internet search rankings for hair products and saw how many times some kind of hair care topic came up. Let’s take a look!
So many women want to know what kind of dry shampoo to get. It’s a maze after all. There are so many on the market, of every conceivable kind. How to choose? We’ve got a good one for you…THE CHAMP™ Conditioning Dry Shampoo. Great for those mornings you wake up with a little too much oil around your forehead or for after the gym or a good run, this waterless dry shampoo absorbs oils, dirt and impurities between washes. It leaves hair looking and feeling fresh and clean. And, unlike so many others, it leaves no dulling residue or powdery build-up. It really helps extend styles two and three days! It’s also cruelty-free and vegan.
Deep Conditioner for Natural Hair
Now this was a key search topic. We all know women with some sort of chemically treated hair. And there are plenty of conditioners for colored, dyed, straightened or permed hair. But what about a conditioner for woman with truly natural hair? They need conditioners too! Well, we’ve got two choices for you—Super Moisture Masque and Heavenly Hydrating Masque. Super Moisture Masque is good for slightly dry hair and provides a light, nourishing moisture treatment. It is formulated with REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive and an amino acid complex. Heavenly Hydrating Masque, for all hair types, is specially formulated for dull, lifeless, parched and/or thirsty hair that needs intense hydration from roots to tips.
This easy-to-use product was a fav topic. After all, who can really live without one with our busy lifestyles? Just spray on, comb through and go…or style, if that’s your gig. This topic came up because the market is flooded with them though. It can be nearly impossible to choose a good, all-around leave-in. But we’ve got one for you. Restore Leave-In Conditioner is lightweight and designed to hydrate each hair strand. It conditions and detangles and leaves hair touchably soft and shiny without weighing hair down. This too is cruelty-free and vegan. Too good to be true!
Shampoo for Oily Hair
This was also a big topic. After all, who wants to go around looking like they’ve got an oily, grungy mess at their roots or even worse, down their hair strands? Clarifying Shampoo is an ideal deep cleansing shampoo that works wonders, leaving hair shiny and perfectly healthy-looking. It is specifically formulated to instantly lift away surface impurities, wash away styling product build-up and help rebalance surface oils, bringing freshness and a deep sense of clean to your locks, without stripping or drying out the hair.
It seems everyone has damaged hair in some way, doesn’t it? Those women with long, flowing, bouncy, shiny locks who you see in magazines? Believe us, they weren’t born that way! It takes product to give you truly healthy hair…and usually it’s a serum that will provide the ultimate fix, which is why this was such a popular search topic. A truly great serum is Inner Force Restructuring Serum, a true ground-breaker in the serum category. It reconstructs hair at its core, reversing visible damage from styling, coloring, harsh chemicals and over-processing. It literally rebuilds the hair architecture from the inside out to correct and actually prevent damage. Best of all, it’s allergy-tested, dermatology-tested and hypoallergenic.
It seems that every woman wants fuller, stronger, lush eyelashes. Don’t you? But there are so many products on the shelves today, it’s hard to pick the truly right one.
Most over-the-counter eyelash serums contain biotin (a B vitamin), peptides, or lipids. But, according to Debra Jaliman, M.D., a dermatologist based in New York City, for some people, these formulas may cause sensitivity or an adverse reaction – itchiness along the eyelash line is one common side effect.1
What to do? Pick one widely known for its amazing results…Eye Wonder Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum! This amazing formula will help lashes and brows appear fuller, longer, healthier and rich with shine.
EYE WONDER is a high-performance serum with proprietary and proven ingredients, including Capixyl™. This clinically proven active helps to increase the length and density of lashes and brows.
While conditioning precious lashes and brows, the serum also protects from brittleness and breakage. Applied along the lash line and brows, the serum is easily absorbed and quickly delivers ingredients while helping to hydrate the delicate skin at the lash line and the skin around the brows. Both lashes and brows look great!
Just look at these “before and after” untouched pictures, taken from the MONAT Hair Testimonials closed Facebook group.
Jasmin Da Silva Thompson.“My result with Eye Wonder in 5 weeks I MONAT! I started with little stubbies and now my lashes are so much longer and fuller.“
Brittany Washington.“My results using eye wonder. After 3 weeks of use!! My eyebrows have been falling out for years. I can’t believe I have eye brows again!! Thank you MONAT!! ”
Alexis Hazel.“I use Eye Wonder 2x a day and coat the base and use like mascara to coat them well also no mascara is on my eye lashes! so pleased with my results Free to use!! ”
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 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 cleanse your hair while instantly hydrating and improving manageability, bounce and shine.
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.
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!