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Two New Systems

DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING SUCCESS OF OUR MARCH PROMO, WE ARE PLEASED TO SHARE THAT OUR EFFORTLESS STYLE SYSTEM AND R3 SYSTEM ARE NOW PERMANENT!

Effortless Style System includes the very popular Smoothing Shampoo, Smoothing Conditioner and Blow Out Cream. Your hair will shine!

R3 System includes the fantastic Renew Shampoo, Restore Leave-in Conditioner and REJUVABEADS™. Get ready for silky, luxurious hair!

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Curl Cream is Here to Stay!

You’ve been asking for it and now it’s finally here to stay!

Our Curl Cream has been a fan favorite ever since it was introduced last year. It will now be a permanent product on our line and to kick it off we are giving it away for FREE from now until midnight EST on 3/28!

For the curls you crave, or if you’re wishing for waves…  Make Today YOUR Day!

Now Through March 28th, 2018 Purchase Any of The Three Duos Below and Receive a FREE Curl Cream & Diffuser!


Smoothing Duo
Smoothing Shampoo
Smoothing Conditioner

Volume Duo 
Revive Shampoo
Revitalize Conditioner

Hydration Duo
Renew Shampoo
Replenish Masque

VIP Price: $70 USD / $90 CAD
MP Price: $57 USD / $74 CAD
Retail Value: $118 USD / $154 CAD*
*Retail Value includes value of free Curl Cream ($36 USD / $48 CAD)

To order click here and shop under the Promotions tab.

 

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The Wait is Over!

 

In Celebration Of The Official Launch of Our Colour Enhance Line, We’re Offering Free Shipping Today From Noon to Midnight EST!

This is for you, Beautiful Brunettes, Brilliant Blondes and Perfectly Platinums!

The wait is finally over!!

Seize The Day and Take Advantage of This Special Offer.

MP Price: $50 USD / $67 CAD
VIP Price: $61 USD / $82 CAD
Retail Price: $72 USD / $96 CAD

Show Them Your TRUE Colors. Shop Today!

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Brilliant Blonde Results

No filter whatsoever. This is my daughter’s hair with the brand new Brilliant Blonde Colour Enhance shampoo from Monat in a span of only two washes!

Look at that difference!!! And her big smile, she loves her “golden” hair!

Help lengthen the time between now and your next appointment with a colorist.

The flash sale for a great deal on this product, Perfectly Platinum or Beautiful Brunette sets ends tonight at midnight! Place your order here!

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My products are here, now what?

Instructions needed? YES!

Ok, so there really is a right and wrong way to wash your hair! All of the Monat products are SUPER concentrated! Few people need more than a nickel size of shampoo! I use a nickel size of shampoo even when I had a TON of hair. Get your hair SUPER wet and put a dime to nickel size dollop of shampoo in your hand. Rub your hands together then pat the shampoo in your head to spread it out… next massage into scalp. You will likely not get a good lather, if it lathers at all.

Allow this to sit for around 2 minutes then rinse. Now REPEAT! Most people can use a little less on the second shampoo than the first but TWO shampoos is a must! I have always only shampooed once so this was odd to me, but I have learned from several stylists that we were always supposed to shampoo twice. I guess the instructions on the back of every shampoo bottle really matter! Second shampoo, massage into scalp again, you will get a better lather this shampoo and actually be cleansing your hair and removing build up. Two minutes is always the key here so again, allow this to sit on your scalp for about 2 minutes and then rinse. Trying to decide which shampoo would be best for you? Read here to determine!

If you are using the Replenish Masque, this is when you will apply it! Ring out your hair and take about a nickel-quarter size amount and rub it in your hands. Again pat this on your hair concentrating on ears down, then work up towards the top. This should stay on at least 5-7 minutes. If you have very dry hair add a nickel size amount of your conditioner (if you are not planning to use the leave in) and then rinse the masque and conditioner at once. If you don’t have very dry hair rinse the masque then apply your conditioner for two additional minutes and rinse. It is important to note that the masque is NOT to be used for every wash! It contains a lot of protein that can actually be damaging to your hair if used too frequently and needs the shampoos in between to prevent a protein build up, so please only use the masque once every 4 or 5 washes.

If you are not using the masque, follow your second shampoo with your conditioner. Concentrate on your ears down for conditioner. Remember shampoo scalp, condition hair. That’s where you want to concentrate each product! Unsure which conditioner is the best for your hair type? Click here to read all about them.

If you are using any styling products, be sure to apply them and let them sink into the follicles for 2 minutes each before you start drying. The Blow Out Cream is perfect for daily use as it has a heat protectant in it that will help keep your hair safe from the heat of any styling tools. Another very important thing to note – turn the heat down on all styling tools. Monat will make your hair baby soft and the high heat you were used to using before can actually damage your hair.

The Oil can be used for SO many things! It literally has over 100 uses – if you want to see the whole list, click here. Below are just a few of my favorite:
  •  I use 2-3 drops as a facial moisturizer, especially for around my eyes, always after a shower or face wash.
  •  I put 4-5 drops into my mascara bottle and make sure its mixed in really well, the oil (as it does in all of our products) will help lengthen/thicken your lashes over a few months use!
  • You can put 2-4 drops on towel dried/damp hair prior to blow drying for a nice smooth finish
  • You can use 1-2 drops, as needed, after styling for any flyaways. Just remember a little goes a long way!
Enjoy and let me know how it goes!! Can’t wait to hear what you think!

 

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NEW Products – Colour Enhance Line

COMING SOON TO MONAT! GET A MODERN BOTANICAL BOOST!

COLOUR ENHANCE is specially formulated with botanical antioxidants and MONAT’s exclusive plant-derived color enhancing ingredient blends for various hair shades. They overcome dulling tones that cause natural, color-treated, highlighted and bleached hair to look drab, aged and lackluster, to reveal softer, brighter, more vibrant hair color while helping to moisturize, provide UV protection and promote healthier hair.

  • Great for any hair type, color treated or not. Colour Enhance works perfectly well with all types of hair. And if you have color treated your hair, Colour Enhance will give your chosen shade a little extra oomph!
  • Non-staining formulation is safe. Because Colour Enhance uses plant derived blends of botanical extracts and phytopigments, there is no risk of color staining. The effective ingredient impart soft tones, not bright colors.
  • Perfect for everyday use. Each Colour Enhance shampoo works great on a daily basis. And because the enhancing benefit is temporary, you’ll want to use it regularly.
  • It’s all about the highlights. The Colour Enhance line isn’t designed to change the color of your hair. In fact, the name of the product says it all. These shampoos and conditioners enhance the current color of your hair (natural or not).
  • Perfectly Platinum will enhance the lighter hues while toning down yellow and orange gold tones in the hair. Brilliant Blonde brings out golden highlights while augmenting natural golden highlights and removing residues and build-up so blonde looks shinier and brighter. Red head and Brunette girls can both use our Beautiful Brunette set because it includes chestnut colour tones.

Beautiful Brunette

Perfect Platinum

Brilliant Blonde

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Which Conditioner is Right for You?

Monat has several pre-packaged systems designed for different hair or scalp needs. But many of us have found we get the best results when we mix products together to better fine-tune our “treatment” so to speak. If you would like to get advanced treatment it is best to discuss your hair and scalp type with a Monat Market Partner. Below I will spell out what each conditioner can do for you, and here you can find the information on all of our shampoos.

We have 5 incredible conditioners. How do you know what is the right one for you?

That’s a great question and the good news is you don’t have to figure it out on your own. I’m here to help you get what is perfect based on your needs and hair goals.

5 Conditioners: Restore Leave-In, Revitalize Conditioner, Intense Repair Conditioner (think scalp repair), Replenish Masque (treatment), & the Newly Released Deep Smoothing Conditioner.

Restore Leave-In is a daily use conditioner that is as versatile as it is effective. This conditioner works great as a rinse out as well. It has great humidity fighters built in to help you fight the frizz in even the thickest humid air or frigid temps. It packs powerful moisture to rehydrate sun dried and wind whipped hair. I love to have clients use this as a pre-pool swim treatment, too. Wet your hair, apply a generous amount of Restore, and swim without the concerns of chlorine uptake. Restore has hydrolyzed wheat protein in it, which is gluten free, to strengthen and repair the cuticle and improve the appearance of split ends. One little known tis-bit is Hydrolyzed wheat protein offers some protection from heat styling as proven in a 1990’s study on heat damage. The Crodasorb in it also helps protect from UV damage.

Revitalize Conditioner is a daily use rinse out, and is my favorite. It adds shine, bounce, vitality, and plumps your hair making it look and feel fuller. This is one that makes clients and Mom’s cry tears of joy. Clients love the instant boost in volume, Moms love the ease that brushing has after using this conditioner on long haired little ones who hate the brush out after the bath. Revitalize contains water and shampoo soluble film formers, that break down easily and do not build up, to plump up the hair from the very first use. This is a weightless, non greasy volumizing formulation that encourages hair growth, increases scalp health, and improves hairs appearance and manageability. A quarter sized dollop is all that is needed for even the coarsest of hair types.

Intense Repair Conditioner is a maximum strength hair grower. This moisturizing conditioner has 3 times the capixyl than our other conditioners, making it a scalp miracle worker. Intense Repair does pertain to scalp health in this instance. Capixyl quickly reduces inflammation in the scalp which helps clean DHT from the follicle and makes way for better stronger hair growth. I like this conditioner as a step up. When I have a client that is getting results, but wants to see more, faster, I’ll switch them over to the IR line. The good news is, all of our conditioners have all the right ingredients to create better hair growth, IR conditioner is formulated with more of the good stuff.

Replenish Masque is our deep hair rebuilder. There are many reasons to use a Masque, playing with color & chemicals can damage the structure of hair, wind, sun, environmental pollution can deplete moisture & make hair strands fragile or weak, prone to breakage. Replenish is packed with hydration and peptides. Peptides help rebuild the hair by reinforcing protein. A word of caution, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Protein does wonders, too much protein makes hair hard and brittle. For this reason I recommend only using the masque every 4th or 5th wash. I think it is important to always follow up your masque with a daily conditioner. The Masque focuses on the inside of the strand, and a daily focuses on the cuticle ,making it softer, smoother, shinier, and gives easier comb ability.

Deep Smoothing Conditioner is the new kid on the block. Want sleek, shiny hair with no frizz or fly aways? Get this on those tresses! It is perfectly formulated to give you that soft smooth hair that lays down and glistens with brightness. Use this with round or Denman brushes for a soft flowing finish, or flat iron for perfect pin straight styles. It’s formulated to fight the effects of humidity on smooth styles. If you’ve given up on sleek hair in the summer, this is one that will definitely help Stella get her groove back.

All of our conditioners create a ph balance that helps the cuticle lat flat, reduce comb friction, and increase reflection and shine.

We also have a wonderful Junior line that includes a gentle conditioner and detangler, perfect for those with curls or long locks. The conditioner gives children’s hair shine, manageability and helps combat frizz. It rinses out more quickly and easily than other conditioners. The detangler gives slip to the hair and helps parents win the battle with tangles. It’s also great for adults with fine hair that knots easily. The Junior Line is tear, sulfate and paraben-free, safe and gentle for all ages, and dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

Now that you have determined exactly which conditioner you should be using, be sure you have the right shampoo!

Hair Care

How To Talk To Your Stylist

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.
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.

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.

 

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.
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Which Shampoo is Best for You?

Shampoo! From the great Deverne Augustus

“How do you know which is the best for you?

This is a great question, and the answer depends on your hair goals. You don’t have to figure it out on your own or simply guess. We’re here to help make sense of it all.

5 shampoos: all designed to gently cleanse your tresses of products, residues, environmental pollutants and toxins, without stripping away the good stuff your hair needs to look and feel its best: Renew Shampoo, Revive ShampooBlack 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, Intense Repair Shampoo (repairs your scalp),  and The Champ Dry Shampoo.

Renew Shampoo is our mild cleanser, from the Hydration Line Shampoo. It is formulated with the highest concentration of Rejuvenique oil Intensive, multiple gentle cleansers to remove different types of dirt and grime, and excellent humectants and emollients to leave your strands ultra-hydrated, soft, supple, & brilliant with shine. This gorgeous shampoo is salt & sulfate free, penetrates & moisturizes the scalp and boosts hair health and growth. It restores hair to a more youthful appearance and is perfectly safe for color treated hair. Great for dry, porous, damaged hair. Great for ethnic hair, dry scalp, sensitive skin, psoriasis, and curls. Not for fine hair that gets weighed down easily or for scalp that get oily easily.

Revive Shampoo is the shampoo you want when you desire bombshell volume. Revive is designed with fine limp, lifeless hair in mind and is on a mission to increase volume, bounce, vitality & brilliance. The different cleansers are layered and work in concert to leave your strands clean, hydrated, & pumped up. Revive helps increase hair health, density, and scalp health. You’ll enhance volume and provide your strands with weightless moisture for sky high style. What’s that? I couldn’t hear you over the volume of my hair. Ingredients that improve comb ability, reduce friction, static, & tangling are packed into this shampoo. What you get is incredible volume without the dirty greasy feel many volume products leave in their wake. Great for fine to medium hair, lifeless hair, hair that loses volume easily, excess oil production. This is our most universal shampoo, but it is not the best option for ethnic or super damaged hair. With the right conditioner though, this shampoo can be for almost everyone!

Intense Repair Shampoo is for those who want faster than fast growth. Looking for longer & stronger hair? This is your answer. Formulated with invigorating mint and growth promoting rosemary, this shampoo also has 2 times the amount of growth promoting capixyl over Renew & Revive. Capixyl is a tested and proven naturally based hair loss remedy derived from Red Clover. IR Shampoo is a maximum strength growth & density product that works quickly to reduce scalp inflammation and DHT build up in the scalp, allowing for rapid repair of the factors limiting & reducing hair growth. Caution, repeated, frequent trips for trims may be necessary. Most Intense cleansing formula, repairs scalp, provides a clean slate for an optimal environment for natural hair growth. It’s for people with extreme hair loss and intense scalp issues. It’s not for dry damaged hair. This shampoo promotes NEW growth, not the best option for when wanting to simply grow length.

Black 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner is perfect for busy, on the go, short hair. The best cleansing & conditioning in a single bottle saves time and steps. I love this product for hair 4 inches or less in length, if you have longer hair, pair with a rinse out conditioner for the perfect solution of soft, supple, moisturized tresses. You’ll get a great pick me up from the invigorating chocolate mint aroma. Monat Black has twice the amount of capixyl over Renew & Revive shampoos in a convenient one step cleansing & conditioning formula. The extra capixyl gets right at scalp inflammation & DHT build up that limits growth and causes the majority of hair thinning and loss. The Black provides superior cleansing, stimulates scalp, removes surface impurities. Great for men and women, especially blondes to remove brassy tones. Gives a fresh clean feeling getting rid of scalp buildup.

The Champ Dry Shampoo is the single dry shampoo I have ever recommended in my stylist career. This dry shampoo does a better job without any damaging talc or drying alcohols. Talc can cut & abrade the cuticle leaving a dull sheen, & damage behind. Typical alcohols evaporate and pull moisture out of your hair strand as they evaporate. The Champ is formulated with Rice starch and moisture rich alcohols. Rice starch offers the smallest particulate which keeps the white residue from showing up. That’s right, you won’t look like George Washington’s wig! Cane alcohols leave rich humectants & emollients behind after evaporation so you can rest assured your dry shampoo isn’t sucking the moisture out of your strands. You get a quick easy time saving application that will referesh your tresses, absorb oils, boost volume, and no-one will be the wiser that your air isn’t freshly washed & styled.

Every Monat shampoo is formulated with rejuvenique oil intensive to nourish & protect your strands. Every rinse out shampoo is formulated with the growth encouraging & enhancing ingredients leaving your strands clean, hydrated, protected and nourished. With continued use you can expect less hair fall, which means reduced thinning, and increased density, meaning a longer, fuller, stronger, younger-looking head of hair. Depending on your hair goals, and your daily styling choice, one or all Monat shampoos offer the perfect solution to your needs.”

We didn’t forget about the littles. The Junior Line has a gentle and non-irritating shampoo that cleanses children’s hair without drying it out. Great for active kids who love to play outside! The Junior Gentle Shampoo is tear-free, sulfate and paraben-free, and safe and gentle for children ages one to nine. Dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested.

 

If you need help deciding which conditioner would be best for smoothing and sealing your tresses, read the details on all of them here.

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Liquid GOLD

Our staple product is our Rejuveniqe Oil

As you get older your hair ages just like your skin. We start to lose that shine and vitality, we stop production of the oils like we did when we were younger. Our hair starts thinning and stops growing as much. Monat has ingredients in their products that address all these issues.

Comprised of 11+ unique molecular ingredients that are meant to mimic our own body’s natural oils and also help replace the oils you may have lost due to aging.

 

Abyssinian: The Key ingredient in REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive. From the crambe abyssinica plant native to central Africa, it’s a rare and unique combination of fatty acids prized for their ability to do everything from mimic the effects of silicon for unbeatable shine; lubricate the hair deep into the follicle; and protect and coat each strand.

Baobab: The renowned baobab trees have grown for centuries in the arid climates of India and Africa, and its exotic oil from the tree’s seeds are rich in antioxidant-rich palmitic acid and Vitamin F.

Buriti: The fruit of Africa’s Moriche palm – known as the Tree of Life – is one of the world’s richest sources of beta-carotene, which moisturizes and nourishes.

Camelia: Also known as tea-seed oil, it’s ultra-hydrating oil responsibly harvested from China that cleans the scalp and pampered dry stands thanks to its abundance of Vitamin E and polyphenols.

Carrot Seed: Specially sourced from the mountains of Switzerland, it’s rich in Vitamin A to condition the scalp, plus Alpha Linolenic Acid for anti-inflammatory protection.

Monoi: Selectively sourced from the warm tropics of Tahiti, it’s a restorative oil rich in Omega 3 and fatty acids to heal damage and promote growth from the root.

Meadowfoam: This oil is sourced right from the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Named for its flowers’ resemblance to white foam on the ocean, meadowfoam oil is another outstanding source of Omega 9 fatty acids for shine and sheen.

Moringa: Ancient Egyptians prized Moringa Oil for its nourishing properties, thanks to antioxidants and Vitamin E, which help combat skin fatigue, plus clean and purify the scalp.

Some of the other key ingredients used in our oil are:

Capixyl: Red clover extract. This promotes growth, reduces scalp inflammation, strengthens and thickens hair and hydrates the scalp. Black shampoo has double capixyl, IRT shampoo has double and IRT conditioner has triple. All other shampoos and conditioners we offer do contain capixyl also.

Procataline: Pea extract. It delivers healthy nutrients to promote hair growth, reduces the production of the DHT hormone. DHT(Dihydrotestosterone) causes the follicles to shrink over time so it will grow weaker and weaker, shorter and shorter and will eventually fall out. So procataline works by blocking and reducing the DHT hormone and is full of antioxidants to nourish your scalp.

Crodasorb: A powerful formula that packs intense protection from UVB rays and the suns damaging rays. It preserves hairs natural pigmentation and keeps strands stronger and locks in moisture. So technically it is going to protect your hair color or your virgin hair and helps your color last longer.

 

Our oil is meant to absorb and penetrate your scalp and hair strands. Other oils that were used in the past, prior to Monat, are meant to wrap your hair in something that coats it making it look healthy. Instead, it only suffocates the hair and pores in the scalp which in turn keeps the hair and pores from absorbing your own natural oils. It is important to condition your scalp and treat it well because you want what comes out of it to be healthy.

All of our ingredients are non-toxic and have no side effects like other products that promote hair growth. There is nothing on the market that helps grow hair back without the use of harmful chemicals other than Monat. We have scientific studies to back our ingredients up that show that our products help reduce the DHT hormone, decrease hair loss and increase hair growth, all without the use of harmful chemicals.