Monat is a hair health company that has distributed hair care products through independent distributors and online since only 2014. They offer science supported, naturally based formulas for the purest hair health care experience. I found this new company accidentally by making a new friend via social media, a pioneering Monat representative. She also began as a consumer, a VIP Monat customer, who was in search of a superior shampoo.
As my Pure & Natural Dollar Tree shampoo and conditioner ran low, I knew I wanted to find a luxurious new, natural brand to compliment my untreated hair. As a new mom you realize all the beauty treatments you forfeit after having children due to time, money and safety. I have little time for manicures and pedicures, don’t tan (naturally or artificially) and try to keep all my household and personal care to a chemical minimum. I want to feel pretty!
I didn’t know what to expect trying Monat for the first time. I didn’t do any prior research, I just wanted to feel the product for myself. As instructed I shampood twice with Monat’s Renew Shampoo, once to remove residue and another to benefit from Monat’s formula. The smell was pleasant and rich, like grapefruit. I felt the clean, if you can believe that. Shampoos I have used in the past feel like they are adding something to my hair, rather than removing and cleaning. This shampoo felt like it had actually cleaned my locks without stripping and damaging them, the “squeaky” clean they tell you to feel for. After putting the Monat Revive Conditioner in my hair I was able to easily comb and remove loose hair with my shower comb, something I’m not usually able to do. The instructions guided me to leave the conditioner in for 10 minutes, so I shaved my legs and cleaned my body while it conditioned. The scent matched the Renew Shampoo.
A great scent is a huge money-maker (like how Aussie and Herbal Essences capitalize on), but that’s not enough for me. I need to know the ingredients, see and feel it’s superiority. I was so surprised by the results I discovered from only one shampoo and condition by Monat. You remember the totally convincing infomercial by Wen? It was just like that! I air dried and brushed my hair and no exaggeration, my hair laid and volumized just as it did the last time I bought a 20.00 blow out at Supercuts.
Now having proven itself special, I had to dive in deeper to find out what made this product different from others readily available at the super market. Monat’s website provided full disclosure on their ingredients and sciences, which I appreciated and found convincing. In short, Monat’s science explains how this product provides the ideal environment for hair growth causing less hair loss and aging, and facilitates better regrowth. It mimics your body’s natural oils and protects your hair from environmental damage by the product’s ability to absorb the negative UV rays, something I find especially appealing as a dessert dweller.
Based on my experience with it and considering it’s cost at almost 4.50 per ounce (10 times the cost of other “natural” brands), I recommend it to people looking for luxurious and safe hair treatments on natural, color treated or vulnerable hair types. Even using it sparingly, which you’ll easily be able to do according to reviews, will offset your cost. Research I did on similar quality products came to about the same.