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.
- 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!