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.

Hair Glossary: How to Get Exactly What You Want From Your Stylist!

Have you ever left a salon with hair too short? Or the color darker than you wanted? Or had your bangs cut off completely? Mistakes happen with hair stylists and unfortunately the outcome can make our lives a short-term horror story.
Preventing hair mishaps needs clear communications between your hair guru and you. To make sure you’re both on the same wavelength before scissors start cutting or dye gets mixed, clarify exactly what’s about to happen. Ask a lot of questions! So what if you feel like a pest? It’s your hair and you want to love how it turns out.

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One of the best tools to use when talking to your stylist is photos. You can show color, the exact type of highlighting, the style of layering…literally anything you want, thanks to sites like Pinterest and Tumblr.
Also realize that your hair is particular to you. Not every haircut or hair color will work with every type and natural color hair…or shape of face or skin coloring. When asking advice, be sure to let your stylist know about specifics, like cowlicks, preferred part, hair loss, receding hairline or what have you.
The other thing that helps ensure you get what you want is to know how to speak your stylist’s language. Sometimes they may use terms that sound foreign – knowing just what they mean will help you feel like a pro. Here’s a glossary of the most common terms stylists use.

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Terms for Female Colors and Cuts
  • Balayage: A technique used to apply highlights in which the dye is applied to the hair freehand, using vertical strokes, literally painting color onto the hair using various shades to achieve a natural look. The hair ends up with a color on the bottom (usually lighter) that gradually fades into a different color around the roots.
  • Brassy: brass-colored tone. Usually happens when hair with warm undertones is chemically lightened and begins to fade.
  • Chic pixie: Very, very short hair on the back and sides of the head and slightly longer on the top.
  • Cool: Colors that have blue or violet undertones. This includes platinum blondes, ash browns and plum reds.
  • Curtain bangs: A softer take on traditional bangs that part like a curtain to frame the face.
  • Cuticle: The outer, scale-like surface of the hair shaft.
  • Double-process: Typically used when lightening hair by more than two shades. Hair color is bleached to remove natural color and then new color is deposited onto the hair to create the desired shade.
  • Lift: Chemically taking color out of hair to make it lighter.
  • Lob: Combining the words “long” and “bob,” a lob is longer in the front and shorter in the back and has some slight layering.
  • Retouch: Applying color just to regrowth (roots), not the whole head of hair.
  • Short vs shorter: Achieving your desired length is crucial! Make sure your stylist understands exactly what you mean by short or shorter. Here is where photos come in super handy!
  • Single process: A coloring process that only uses one color application.
  • Snip tour: Trimming the hair all around the head. Again, clarify exactly how much your stylist intends to cut off and in what places, especially bangs.

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Terms for Male Cuts
  • Buzz cut (or military cut): Short, buzzed cut. Super short is known as an induction cut (blade #0-#1) and a longer buzz cut (blade #4 or longer) is known as a butch cut. Want to be exact? Tell your stylist the blade number to use!
  • Crew cut: Tapered on the sides and back and longer on the top; the top is a uniform length or tapered slightly.
  • Ivy league: Several blade numbers longer than a Crew Cut.
  • Ceasar cut: The top is an inch longer than the rest of the hair and combed downward, creating a fringe on the forehead.
  • The fade: A very short tape that fades or “disappears” into the skin.
  • Undercut: Very short hair on the sides and back and longer on the top, going as dramatically different as you want.
  • The taper: Hair gradually changes from one length to another.
4 Fabulous Hairstyles You Want to Steal For Your 2017 Holiday Parties

4 Fabulous Hairstyles You Want to Steal For Your 2017 Holiday Parties

The big holiday parties are this weekend. How are you wearing your hair, which is after all, any woman’s masterpiece? We have three great styles and three tutorials for you so you can watch step by step how to do these tresses without having to rush out to the hairdresser!

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Dutch Braid Updo
Combine elegance and old world beauty in this breathtaking updo. While it may look like you spent all day at the salon, you can do this magical style yourself in less than 10 minutes. Then watch how the room stops when you walk in! Click here to watch and learn how from Missy Sue.

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High Pony Tail
High and full pony tails put the edge on sophistication! If you have long, curly or straight hair, they’ll work for you and let you make a party entrance with a sashay in your step. Learn from Kayley Melissa, YouTube hair expert, how she makes a high ponytail in just over four minutes. Watch here!

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Braided “Updo” for Medium Length Hair
What do you do when you want to make a smashing entrance but you don’t have long, flowing locks? Try this gorgeous “updo” which rests on your neck and is made of beautiful braids. You’ll look stunning! Find out how to make this look yours from Abby Smith. Watch here!

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Super Curly Hair Updo
There’s nothing like an updo that says glamour! But what if you have super curly, almost kinky, hair? What to do? Learn from GLAMOUR Magazine how to make a totally ab fab braided updo that makes the most of your curls and you really can do yourself! Click here to watch!
Thick Hair? Learn To Love It!

Thick Hair? Learn To Love It!

Most women would say thick hair is nothing to complain about…unless you’re one who has it, believe it or not! While it can be gorgeous, it also can be a pain to deal with since thick hair has a mind of its own and it’s often a struggle to do certain types of styling with it.
So what can you do to make dealing with your massive mane a bit easier?

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Start by Using the Right Shampoo and Conditioner

Thick hair tends to retain oil more due to the density of the hair strands. After a while, this causes build-up, leaving your tresses looking lifeless and dull. Try MONAT’s Hydration System.

These formulas work together to wash out any oil and residue left over from styling products and keep your hair looking fresh and healthy. Its Renew Shampoo is a hydrating cleanser that moisturizes the scalp and increases hair brilliance. Restore Leave-In Conditioner revives each hair strand and tames frizz and flyaways. Replenish Masque tops it off as a weekly treatment to deliver vital nutrients, leaving hair silky and smooth.

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Dry Your Hair the Right Way!

Drying thick hair can be an all-day event! You can speed up the natural air-dry process by keeping a microfiber head wrap towel on, which will absorb more moisture than a regular towel. If you prefer to blow your hair dry, you want the fastest drying time for less damage and frizz. Look for an ionic dryer with at least 1800 watts. Go for Blow Out Cream for a blowout with a 100% natural silicone alternative that won’t weigh your hair down. Drying time is reduced and your blowout will last!

Tie Your Hair Back Without Damage!

When you hair sometimes simply gets to be too much, straight rubber bands are a big no-no! Rubber or metal fasteners are magnets for breakage. Use elastics and hair accessories especially designed to grip without causing breakage. While they can be a challenge to find, they’re worth the time. Try your local beauty supply store or online hair product eCommerce sites.

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The Right Brush Is King!

Thick hair tends to bring a helping of extra frizz with it and static from regular brushes tops it off. Go for a 100 percent natural bristle brush that will evenly distribute the hair’s natural oils, which adds shine and helps manage frizziness.

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