Cheers to Your Scalp Health!

Bad hair days? Nobody has time for that! But if you want to make great hair days the rule and not the exception, you’re going to have to make time. Split ends, breakage and heat damage get all the shine when we talk about improving our hair. But we (literally!) have to get down to the roots to sport the shiny, bouncy healthy locks we all want. Strong, healthy hair begins and ends at our scalps. Flakes, itchiness, oily roots and more are often direct results of poor scalp health. Fortunately, we can improve scalp health with a handful of helpful products and quick routine changes. Hair care is self-care, so let’s make improved scalp health part of our goals this year.

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1. Weekly moments of clarity.
From skin care to diets, a good cleanse can be extremely beneficial to your look and wellness. The same applies to your scalp health. Weekly cleanses are a fast, easy way to treat your scalp and restore your hair’s natural shine. A quality cleansing shampoo removes environmental toxins, oil, grease and clingy hair products build up your hair problems every day. MONAT Clarifying Shampoo is just the thing to add to your hair care routine. It rejuvenates your hair, restoring your its natural bounce and shine.

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2. A shampoo a day keeps split ends away.
Cleansing once per week is important, but what about the other six days? They’re just as important too! The first step toward growing lovely locks is repairing what you’ve got at the root. That often requires the right restorative shampoo to protect your hair from sun damage and innovative blends that strengthen your scalp. MONAT Intense Repair Shampoo checks these benefits off and more. It’s also infused with REJUVENIQE and antioxidants to unlock your hair’s natural bounce and beauty.

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3. Conditioned for success.
Great hair without a great conditioner is unheard of. A good conditioner adds volume to hair and moisturises your scalp to transform fine, limp hair into full, vibrant locks of love. Few products revitalise your hair better than MONAT Revitalize Conditioner. Safe for coloured hair and extensions, you’ll turn heads and break necks if you add this to your scalp health routine.

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4. Get into pre-shampooing.
Pre-shampooing is an increasingly popular way to re-invigorate your locks and restore its natural moisture and sleekness. If you’re experiencing breakage and split ends, pre-shampooing protects your hair from the harshness of water to help provide a healthy-looking shine. REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive is a great option for this! You can apply it to wet or dry hair as a pre-shampoo treatment and it can easily be shampooed out as part of your morning routine.
Dry shampoo has a ton of different uses!

6 Ways to Use Dry Shampoo!

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 but dry shampoo has a ton of different uses! Check this out!

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Post-Gym Pick-me-up
Pop 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 volumiser on clean hair! 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 will 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, mess it up a bit and you’ve created that to-die-for impish, perfectly disheveled look in no time.
Stop Those Slippery Bobby Pins
If your bobby pins are always sliding out of your hair, you can stop that 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 coloured dry shampoo, putting it on your brows will also give more definition. Cara Delevigne, here we come!
Are Your Hairstyles Picked Out For Your Christmas Parties Yet?

Are Your Hairstyles Picked Out For Your Christmas Parties Yet?

It’s getting to be that time of year. Already pre-Christmas 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.
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Look at this! @straight_ahead_beauty shows us an amazing #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 festive season in super style!
MONAT also has many festive 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 #FauxFishtailBraid. This is one looks chic and and it’s really simple to do!
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The #HalfUpTwist is another amazing festive 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 festive season!
Hit Refresh And Shift Your Haircare Routine From Summer To Autumn When The Air Cools

Hit Refresh And Shift Your Haircare Routine From Summer To Autumn When The Cool Air Hits!

Summer is so much fun, 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 autumn – 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 temperatures. Here are some tips to ensure your hair is in sync with the chillier season.
From repairing summer damage to getting your hair gorgeous for autumn MONAT has the ideal regime:

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1. Start with a clarifying wash.
One of the most important tips for transitioning hair to cooler weather is to start with a clean slate. Summer can be a particularly hard time on hair so try Revive Shampoo or Renew Shampoo to clean your hair, and eliminate 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 autumn. The Restore Leave-In Conditioner or Revitalize Conditioner deeply treats and locks in essential moisture that lasts up to 72 hours!

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3. Do a hair treatment masque.
Fix summer damage and move into autumn with lustrous healthy looking hair. A masque brings immediate penetrating nutrition and moisture back to dull, lifeless hair depleted by summer extremes. Try Replenish 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 colour!
Autumn is a great time to experiment with a new hair colour. 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 autumn colour, take some selfies and set your Instagram feed on fire!

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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. Autumn 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 autumn, go for a dramatic new cut and step into autumn with a totally new look.
So Many Hair Masques! Why Monat Replenish Masque?

So Many Hair Masques! Why Monat Replenish Masque?

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! So why use MONAT Replenish Masque?

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Who needs it? People with slightly dry, lightly damaged hair

Benefits: Delivers light hydration and moisturisation & helps minimize frizz and split ends

Formulated with: REJUVENIQE™ Intensive Oil

Usage: Once or twice a week
What Do Women Want To Know About Hair Products? Here’s What The Internet Says!

What Do Women Want To Know About Hair Products? Here’s What The Internet Says!

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!

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Dry Shampoo
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.

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Leave-in Conditioner
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!

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Want Some New Hairstyles From A Celebrity Hairstylist? Read On!

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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Why Your Hair Is Shedding And What You Can Do About It!

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.

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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.

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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!

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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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1 Covington, C. Is It Normal to Shed This Much? Health. Springfield News-Sun. Feb. 24, 2016. Springfield News-Sun.
2 Do you have hair loss or hair shedding? American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). https://www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/hair-care/hair-loss-vs-hair-shedding
3 Ibid.
4 Flinn, A. How to Stop Your Hair From Shedding, Once and for All. Hair Syling Ideas. BYRDIE. July 27, 2018. https://www.byrdie.com/how-to-stop-hair-shedding–5b5a38a44d147
5 AAD, Op cit.
6 Flinn, Op cit.

You CAN Make Thin Hair Look Thicker! Here’s how.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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Shoulder-Length Blunt Cut
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.
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Deep Side Part
If you want your hair long, go with a deep side part. This pretty much “lumps” your hair together on one side, which gives off an illusion of volume.
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Shag with Bangs
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.
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Choppy Pixie
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. Make sure to pull at some pieces to make them go in a windswept style…or every which way!
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Still Time To Change Your Hairstyle This Year!

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get on trend for 2018. We’ve picked out some of the most popular styles and haircuts for this year. Whether you want to announce to the room “I’m here!” or go subtle, there’s an option for you.
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Curtain Bangs Are BIG BIG BIG!
Curtain bangs, called that name because they part like curtains, are on the top of the radar. Not sure? The style is up 600 percent in search on Pinterest! What’s so great is that this this versatile fringe style is an easy way to make your current look…well, look new! Parted down the center and with longer hair than regular bangs, it’s a synch to avoid the awkward bangs grow-out stage when you want to move on.

When you’re styling curtain bangs, use a small round brush and a finishing spray to keep them in place, like Refinish Control Spray.

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Playful Fringe Is So Much Fun!
Combining long, eye-grazing fringe with a sleek bob is totally on point for 2018. The best thing about this haircut is that it can easily be tailored to your personal style and features. To ensure the fringe has just the right volume, blow that hair forward when you step out of the shower to prevent any cowlicks in the front. When blowing your whole head dry, use a round brush and direct the hair forward, toward the face. Top it up with some dry shampoo like THE CHAMP Conditioning Dry Shampoo to give it a little oomph!
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Expanded Curls Are the Rage!
This cut is for the bold of heart! It’s so popular you’ll be seeing it on the runway and in the supermarket! While the cut is key, the style calls for using the diffuser attachment on your hairdryer to bring out the natural curl and help them literally stand out! Apply a bit of REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive throughout your hair to enhance the curls and given your hair a bit of a luminosity.
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