My MONAT Review

My hair journey has been a wild adventure of bad bangs, crazy curls, bleach blonde hairstreaks, many many sets of hair extensions damaging my hair, balding caused from iron deficiency, postpartum hair loss and so on. I even went as far as cutting off my split ends one by one to avoid losing inches with a full-on haircut. I have strived my entire life to get movie star hair and never succeeded. I’ve used pretty good shampoos but never had a favorite. I normally just bought what salon type shampoo Kohl’s was offering at the time with my Kohl’s cash. I had so many shampoos half started and told myself I’d used them all up before buying anything new.

I took a look at the bottles and was disgusted by what I saw. The shampoos in my shower contained sulfates, artificial fragrances, harsh chemicals and worst of all, they were tested on animals. One of them even stated that the product was known to cause cancer in the state of California. Therefore, I’m all for trying cleaner products that don’t test on animals, especially if they can help me and others. Many friends have complained about postpartum hair loss and I know men who aren’t happy with their hair loss. It affects your self-esteem and makes you feel self-conscious. There’s a fairly new haircare company that promises to remedy that called MONAT.

My fellow twin mom friend, Kellie Beymer, asked if I wanted to try it out. I’d been hearing a bit about Monat and was close to finishing all my old shampoo bottles and ready for new products. FYI-I am a not a hairstylist, but a lover of hair.

What I’ve been using:

Revive Shampoo
Revitalize Conditioner
Refinish Control Hairspray
Heavenly Hydration Hair Masque

What I think:

Ease of Use

I really like the twist top tube packaging style of the Revitalize Conditioner. The shampoo doesn’t contain sulfates so it doesn’t foam up much on the first wash but the second wash with the same shampoo magically lathered up and I can work it into the scalp easily. The scent is really nice and fresh and what I would categorize as a “green” scent. The shampoo rinses out easily.

After shampooing twice (Monat must), I apply the Heavenly Hydration Hair Masque. It smells nice and fresh too. It doesn’t contain silicones, which I love because sometimes hair masks just coat your hair to make it feel superficially slippery and smooth but it’s sort of a cheat. Because the hair masque focuses on hydration rather than moisture, I could actually fell my hair drinking up the masque. It was amazing.

Value

I’ve seen a few comments online say these products are expensive, but if compared to many high-end brands, I think the price point is pretty average. Plus, a little goes a long way since it’s not packed with odd fillers as some products are. You can save by buying sets or being a VIP member too. If you do become a VIP, the shampoo, conditioner and masque set I tried would break down to $28 each. VIP members receive a 15% discount and free shipping. To become a VIP member, you pay $19.99 once, which would be quickly returned to you with 15% off and free shipping.

Results

After shampooing, conditioning, and hair drying, as usual, I find my thin and delicate hair laying much better. It is sleeker, smoother and more manageable. After my first Monet wash, I examined my part carefully. I didn’t see any white flakes (which embarrassingly are often there). I especially like how my hair feels from these products: clean, healthy, smooth and just plain nice. I’ve been dealing with a lot of annoying static and flyaway lately and I noticed that MONAT totally eliminated that.

PROS

Cruelty-free
Paraben-free
No sulfates
No silicone
No phthalates
No harsh colorants or fragrances
Products contain multiple natural oils
Encourage natural hair growth
Shipped to your home

CONS

Lots of lines and options but any MONAT girl would be happy to help you find the best line.
May be more costly than your current routine
This is silly but it’s pronounced mo-nay.

Do I recommend MONAT?

I do! Everyone deserves their best hair! After a few weeks, I liked their products so much, I decided to become a market partner for MONAT. I would be happy to help you pick out the products that would work best for you!

How to order:

Purchase at retail price:
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Become a MONAT VIP:
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