Ever since discovering Monat last Fall, my hair has gotten easier and easier to style. Monat works as a treatment based system, the longer you use it the better it gets, until your hair just sort of always looks good and is super soft and shiny? It sounds to good to be true, right?
Here’s the deal: I LOVE Summer, but days and days at the beach and the pool and having to constantly heat style my hair so it would look “decent” was always a drag for me. I never wanted to get my hair wet anytime near “wash day,” because it took so much time. I had to use gallons of a very expensive cleansing conditioner each wash (with greasy roots and dry ends by day 2), then I had to blow dry my hair, then flat iron the frizzies out, then I used a curling wand for beach waves. It probably took 30 minutes? NOT what I wanted to be doing on a gorgeous summer day. My hair often didn’t even cooperate after that, either! It was a 50/50 shot of having a good hair day.
I still wash my hair about 3 days a week (more if I’m swimming), but now I use a dime size amount of Monat’s Renew shampoo and I conditioner with the Replenish mask (which is also awesome applied to damp hair before a beach or pool day and secured in a braid for extra protection from the sun!) When I get out of the shower I use a dime size amount of the Leave in conditioner mixed with two drops of the Rejuvenique oil. I air dry for a bit before blow drying just the front pieces of my hair with a flat brush and the very ends (I brush them over my shoulder and blast them with air), for about 2 minutes. MAX. The rest air dries and just looks tousled and beachy and fun. THAT’S IT. I will spray it with Monat’s hairspray on super humid days it there is frizz, but that is the extent of my routine. My hair takes about 10 minutes total every three days or so. When I sleep at night I typically loosely braid it for a wavy look the next day.
I love this so much.
Life is too short to spend it sweating in your bathroom over a blowdryer!
If I feel like making more effort I will straighten it all out (maybe once this summer? Ha.), or take my curling iron to it after it is air dried and I need to go out for some reason. (This rarely happens.)
The biggest thing I’ve found with Monat is that I use less product, I spend less time on my hair, and it looks better than it ever did. Quality hair products are so worth it, in my opinion. I have used shampoos at all price points and I have never seen a shampoo work like this stuff does. It detoxes your hair of yucky silicones, and balances the PH of your scalp so that it can just BE. Plus it is botanically based and good for you. YAY.
If you’d like to hear more about Monat or would love to ask me questions, please comment below or email me at becauseofjackie(at)yahoo(dot) com. I’d love to introduce you to this amazing brand!
P.S. For those interested in the business side of Monat (it’s RIDICULOUSLY awesome… see: I get paid to wash my hair...), free starter kits are happening right now with free shipping until August 10th!