I have always had pretty awesome hair, thick and for the most part, healthy. Sure it would get a bit dry and a few split ends between my salon visits, but nothing worth writing a book about! I want to share with you we became a Monat Exclusive Family.
Pregnancy is a mom’s hair miracle, my hair never looked so healthy, full and shiny during my pregnancy. Until after pregnancy…Was it the same hair? For real? Thinning, dull, and nearly bald at my temples. So bad that I got bangs to cover the sides!
When my sister introduced me to this new hair care line she was selling, I just wanted to be sure I was using safe products while breastfeeding. Knowing that Monat was naturally based was a definite bonus to the results she had shown me. I gladly accepted a Volume treatment system which worked wonders on my hair, it brought the fullness back, and the shine it was lacking. Once I finished the bottles, I switched to the Deep Smoothing conditioner and added nightly Oil treatments to the mix, and wow!!! My hair felt like silk! But what really struck me was the day I pulled my bangs back into a headband (yup time to grow those bad boys out) I noticed all these flyaway’s, I Face Timed with my sister and she was like OMG Amber!! Look at all your growth!
It was then when I thought, wow, this really worked for me…But what about all those moms out there struggling with the same hair problems I had? The opportunity really had me excited, I have always been passionate about helping people and this could be a great way to reach out and have a positive impact on these women’s lives.
Fast-forward to the summer and my husband was going for his usual run in beautiful Stanley Park, Vancouver (of course not without a few rain showers). He came home and showered, and I will never forget that look on his face.
He come to me and said; Amber, look at my hands…They were filled with hairs. We just sat there looking at each other. What could have caused it? The rain and sweat combination from the run? But runners run in all sorts of weather! I said, let me massage some coconut oil on your scalp, well that I regretted as the hair were all over my hands I was trying to hold back my reaction not to freak him out any more than he already was!
Over the course of 3 months he seen 2 Dermatologists, was prescribed a steroid, antibacterial cream for the scalp, and a really smelly shampoo! Finally results were in and he was diagnosed with Dermatitis (which he never had a hair issue in his life prior). I was pretty new in joining the Monat business, but the results my clients were having were incredible. And our renew shampoo was working wonders for people with scalp inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions. I thought what do you have to loose? He stopped all the products and medications the Dr prescribed and used nothing but Monat for 2 months. I wont lie, he would get almost a weekly buildup of crust which results in shedding of the hair during the flare up. But it gradually decreased, and fast-forward another 6 months, you would never know he had any sort of hair/scalp issue. His hair completely filled in, and while Dermatitis is not curable, it is treatable, and Monat has and continues to treat it, keeping his hair healthy and strong.
I did say our bathroom is Monat exclusive, and while I wont use anything else, nor will my husband. We also have a 23 month old. I strive on giving him the best. He eats mainly organic when I can, he gets little to no screen time, I like to think I am pretty awesome in the mommy department. When the Monat junior line launched, I was excited but still hesitant to switch from my natural, organic bubble bath that made him smell like a hint of lavender. But after doing my own research, I made the switch and now he smells like peaches. Even putting the shampoo in his bath for a few bubbles is hydrating and gentle on his skin. Now I can say, our family is Monat Exclusive and loving it.
For those who know me, know that I strive on living a healthy, organic, gluten free, natural life, and finding these incredible products that have proven results without the harsh chemicals was like winning the lottery…for my hair! So what’s that ground breaking scientific research behind MONAT? Let me break it down with our 4 key ingredients. Please note, these ingredients are not included in our Junior line.
REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive Is MONAT’s invigorating proprietary blend of 11+ unique molecular ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, beta-carotene, omega-6 fatty acids, nutrients and amino acids, suitable for all skin and hair types. These ingredients have been proven to mimic the body’s own natural oils to reduce hair thinning, prevent oxidative stress, and add volume and shine. REJUVENIQE’s special properties energize and rehabilitate the scalp to visibly repair hair with instant and long-term Age Prevention benefits.
CAPIXYL™ powered with Red Clover Extract, reduces scalp inflammation, strengthens and thickens hair, and hydrates the scalp to stimulate natural, noticeable hair growth.
PROCATALINE™ features Pea Extract, a rich source of secondary metabolites, which deliver healthy nutrients to promote hair growth, reduces the production of the (DHT) hormone that contributes to hair loss, plus powerful antioxidants to combat premature thinning, as well as protect color and shine.
-Maintains a healthy environment for hair growth.
-Preserves the hair follicle.
-Aids in prevention of hair loss.
-Helps protect against environmental damage.
-Protects the natural pigment in the follicle.
CRODASORB™ a powerful formula that packs an intense defense against oxidative stress, protects from the sun’s damaging rays and resultant UVB damage, Crodasorb™ also preserves hair’s natural pigmentation and keeps strands stronger and locks in moisture.
-Protects natural and synthetic coloring as well as gray hair.
-Absorbs high amounts of UVB and UVA light.
-Penetrates the hair, allowing it to protect both the cuticle and the cortex.
-Helps to smooth the cuticle for less damage and breakage.
The MONAT No’s
- NO Parabens – Could be linked to chronic disorders.
- NO Sulfates – irritating to skin and scalp.
- NO DEA/MEA – can be irritating to skin and eyes and could be linked to chronic disorders.
- NO Phthalates – long-term exposure could be toxic.
- NO PEG – can be linked to chronic disorders
- NO Phenoxyethanol – can be irritating to the eyes and skin.
- NO Ethanol – can be drying to the hair and cause frizz and damage.
- NO Petrochemicals – can coat the hair shaft causing moisture loss and suffocation of the shaft.
- NO Glutens – can cause allergic reactions to sensitive individuals.
- NO Sodium Chloride and NO Harsh Salt System – can build up in tissues and cause dryness and dehydration.
- NO Harmful Colors – can be toxic to skin and scalp and linked to chronic disorders.
- NO Harmful Fragrances – can be irritating and linked to chronic disease.
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