MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

In this MONAT review, I share why I switched to MONAT hair products. If you're looking for a natural, non-toxic line of hair products that actually work better to give you the results you want, whether you have dry hair, oily hair, thinning hair, curly or kinky hair, baby fine hair… MONAT can work for you.

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

MONAT (pronounced “Mo-NATE” or “Mo-NAT” — it stands for “Modern Natural”) hair products are free of toxins found in most hair products. But there's more… MONAT actually works better than regular hair products. I've been using MONAT for a couple months now and I feel like I have the best hair in my life.

This is a long post so I'm listing the sections so you can jump down to what interests you.

Why It's Important to Avoid Toxic Beauty Products
My Background with Natural Hair Products (My Experience with Aveda, Wen and “No Poo”)
Why I Switched to MONAT: My MONAT Review
MONAT is One of the Least Toxic Hair Product Lines on the Market
What Makes MONAT Special
Benefits of MONAT
MONAT Before & After Photos & Testimonials
What About the Cost of MONAT?
How to Save the Most Money Buying MONAT Products
Which MONAT Shampoo & Conditioner System Should You Start With?
Other MONAT Systems (Kids, Men, Styling)
Other MONAT Products You Will Want To Try
Order Today: 3 Ways to Get MONAT Products
Start a Side Hustle Business as a MONAT Market Partner: Save 30% and Earn Commissions

Why It's Important to Avoid Toxic Beauty Products

Most hair care and beauty products are toxic, due to the fact that the beauty industry is not regulated like the food industry.

We know that we absorb toxins via the skin. Think about the nicotine patch — if that works by being absorbed into your skin, why wouldn't other products do the same thing? It turns out we do absorb these toxins through the pores of our skin, and studies show they cause all kinds of health problems from breast cancer to infertility. They can also lead to hormone disorders like hypothyroidism.

Ingredients like parabens, which are commonly found in beauty and hair care products, have been linked to breast cancer. Parabens have also been linked to infertility. Read more about the dangers of parabens.

Phthalates are also very commonly used in personal care products and are another cause for concern. “In the past few years, researchers have linked phthalates to asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity and type II diabetes, low IQ, neurodevelopmental issues, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues.” (Source)

In addtion, phthalates are also one of the top endocrine disruptors. What that means is they screw up your hormones. I have so many readers and friends who are suffering from hormonal disorders. The last thing we need is to make our hormones worse with our personal care products.

My Background with Natural Hair Products: Aveda, Wen & “No Poo”

Because I was concerned about the health hazards of using conventional beauty products, I started using more natural hair products over a decade ago. In this section, I explain why I chose the products I did, and why I ultimately switched to MONAT.

My Experience with Aveda

I started using Aveda a little over 10 years ago. Aveda products smell great and are less toxic than conventional hair products, however, they are not as pure as others.

There is a website run by the Environmental Working Group called Skin Deep. They score personal care products and ingredients. The lower the score, the less toxic the product or ingredient is.

Aveda on SkinDeep

All things considered, Aveda Shampure shampoo is pretty good. It scores a 4 on Skin Deep. A score of 4 is not bad. It means Aveda shampoo is better than most shampoos. Compare, for example this shampoo made by Redken — it scores a 10 which is the worst you can score on Skin Deep.

Why Avoid PEGs and Fragrance?

That being said, Aveda Shaumpure still has a lot of ingredients that are toxic… for example, PEGs and fragrance (parfum).

So, what's wrong with PEGs? “Perhaps most troubling is that PEG compounds are routinely contaminated with the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane. Surveys of cosmetic raw materials and finished products for the presence of the carcinogen 1,4-dioxane have been conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 1979. The carcinogen 1,4-dioxane was found in raw materials at levels up to 1,410 parts per million (ppm), and at levels up to 279 ppm in cosmetic finished products. Levels of 1,4-dioxane in excess of 85 ppm in children's shampoos indicate that continued monitoring of raw materials and finished products is warranted, according to FDA researchers. In a 1991 study, 48 percent of the total cosmetic products investigated contained 1,4-dioxane at levels from 7.3 ppm to 85.9 ppm. Studies show that 1,4-dioxane readily penetrates human skin. (Source)

Yikes, right? Read more about what's wrong with PEG.

Okay, so what's wrong with fragrance (parfum)? Plenty! Read why we should avoid fragrance (parfum).

Bottom line: Aveda's not the worst and it is a big step up from most conventional hair care lines… but I knew I could do better.

My Experience with “No Poo”

Next on my natural hair care journey, I tried the “no poo” method. Around 2007 when I started blogging about health, I was learning that shampoo is actually detergent and you shouldn't be washing your hair with it. Detergent is not only toxic, but it dries out your hair and damages it.

“No Poo” is a “no shampoo” method in which you don't use any shampoo or conditioner — you just use baking soda and vinegar and water. However,
“no poo” was a disaster for me. Even though I tried it for 3 months, I could never get it to work. I went through the “detox period” but it never “detoxed”. My hair stayed greasy and nasty.

I guess it's because here in Southern California, we have very hard water. They say “no poo” won't work for people with hard water. But besides that, I never liked the process of putting baking soda and apple cider vinegar on my hair. It was ice cold in the shower and my hair smelled like salad. Yuck!

My Experience with Wen

After I had my second baby in 2014, I was at home on the couch, breastfeeding and watching a lot of QVC and HSN. Which is when I first learned about Wen and gave it a try. I liked it a lot. Wen smells as good or even better than Aveda… which is much better than your hair smelling like apple cider vinegar — ha!

Wen on SkinDeep

Wen is also less toxic than Aveda according to the Skin Deep website. While Wen is not listed in SkinDeep, you can look up all the ingredients, which I did. I searched all of the ingredients in the Wen Sweet Almond Cleansing Conditioner. Nothing in Wen is above a 4… although it does contain the toxin PEG — PEG-60 which is a 3 — and Phenoxyethanol which is a 4.

The best thing about Wen is it does not strip and dry out your hair like shampoo does. Wen is not actually a shampoo — it's a “cleansing conditioner”. Even if you have oily hair, the harsh detergents and chemicals in shampoo (even Aveda) dries out your hair. Wen has all the advantages of “no poo” but you don't have to go around like a greasy hippie with hair that smells like salad.

I really loved Wen and if I hadn't found out about MONAT this past fall, I would still be using it. Honestly, I never thought anything would make me switch from Wen. Until I tried MONAT…

My MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT

A friend sent me some samples of the MONAT shampoo and conditioners in the mail to try. I used the last dregs of what was left in the sample envelopes, squeezing out every last little bit. That's when I knew I was hooked.

Why did I switch from Wen to MONAT? Because not only is it even less toxic than Wen or Aveda (jump down for more details on the ingredients below), it also just makes my hair look amazing. I'm getting such great results, I don't want to use anything else.

I've only been using MONAT for about a month but I can already tell my hair looks better. My husband has told me on more than one occasion that my hair looks really good. And he never notices my hair — or maybe it just never looked good before. At least he is honest!

My hair feels thicker, softer, shinier, and I have a lot more body and volume than when I was using Wen. I also think my color (I have highlights) looks less brassy. It's also more manageable — it does what I want it to do with very little styling product.

My MONAT Before and After Photos

After MONAT Hair Products

Check out these pictures of me at the Emmys last fall.. this is after I had been using MONAT shampoo and conditioner for about a week:

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

That's me with actor Jason Ritter from the new show, Kevin (Probably) Saves the World — he was also in Parenthood and Gravity Falls, and yes, he's the late John Ritter's son.

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

That's me with my husband and Rhea Seehorn and Patrick Fabian, stars of Better Call Saul.

I don't know how to describe it but my hair was just fluffy and soft and had a ton more volume — and this was with using very little styling products and I didn't even blow dry — just let it dry naturally.

Before MONAT Hair Products

When you compare it to what my hair looked like before, it's like night and day. Here's a picture of me from the Emmys in 2015 when I was using Wen… (yes, that's Jon Hamm from Mad Men, and yes, he's just as handsome in person):

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You can see how much thinner, flatter and more lifeless my hair was.

Here I am in 2016 at the Emmys with my husband:

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

My hair was pretty short — that was the only way I could get it to look halfway decent. Whenever I try to grow it, I end up with flat/lifeless hair. Here I am a few months later trying to grow it out:

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

See how limp and flat it looks? I ended up cutting it off again because it just started looking crappy.

I've always wanted to grow my hair long, but have never been able to pull it off — it never looks good long. I have a weird combination of baby fine hair that is very thick. So in other words, I have a LOT of strands but they are super super fine — like a baby's hair. So when I try to grow it out, it just looks lifeless and thin.

I don't want to jinx it, but with MONAT, I think I just might be able to finally grow my hair long, for the first time in my life.

After MONAT Hair Products

Here is a photo of me just this past month in December, after using MONAT since September:

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This is the best my hair has ever looked — since I was a teenager!

Jump down to more Before & After photos and testimonials below.

MONAT is One of the Least Toxic Hair Product Lines on the Market

OK, so let's talk about how non-toxic MONAT really is and how non-toxic the ingredients are…

Let's start with what you WON'T find in MONAT…

MONAT Products Do NOT Contain:

  • 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.

MONAT on SkinDeep

You can't find MONAT on Skin Deep (it's only been around for a couple years) but I searched all the ingredients in MONAT Renew Shampoo. Like Wen, there is nothing in MONAT that scores above a 4. I put this all into a spreadsheet.

Click here to view the spreadsheet with all the links to the ingredients.

Fragrance in MONAT: Why It's Safe

If you look at the spreadsheet, you'll notice that Fragrance (parfum) is listed and it scores an 8. That is Skin Deep's rating for synthetic fragrance, so it doesn't apply to MONAT. Personal care product companies are not required to list the ingredients in fragrances, and they can be very toxic. However, I got a hold of all the ingredients MONAT uses in their fragrances, and they all score 3 or below.

Also, it should be noted that MONAT uses only R.O. (Reverse Osmosis) USP Pharmacopeia grade water as the base for all of the products. Sixty to eighty percent of most body care products are water (MONAT uses a lot less water — more like 40% I've heard).

Using R.O. water assures that the products do not contain contaminants. These contaminants include heavy metals, fluoride, pesticides and other things found in our water today. Because MONAT uses R.O. water, they are able to use fewer preservatives to maintain the integrity of the products. R.O. water acts as a sponge. It contains empty water molecules looking for something to absorb. These molecules absorb the botanical extracts and vitamins that they add in the manufacturing process, which also provides consistency and superior texture.

What Makes MONAT Special

OK, so it should be very clear… MONAT is less toxic than most other hair products, including even natural hare care product lines like Wen and Aveda.

But a less-toxic product is not enough of a reason to make me switch. I am not easily impressed and a less toxic product doesn't do it for me. I have used other non-toxic hair care products in the past but didn't stick with them because I didn't get great results with my hair.

I could tell from the very first shampoo that MONAT made my hair look better than any other product I had ever tried. Now, a month later, my hair just keeps looking better and feeling better. It feels fuller, has more volume, and feels softer and fluffier.

How do they do this? What is in MONAT that makes it different?

MONAT products contain 4 key ingredients that will make all the difference for your hair… these are the ingredients unique to MONAT that will take your hair to the next level.

1. REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive

Rejuevniqe Oil Intensive – a blend of 11+ Ingredients, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, beta-carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids, this oil is infused in all the products except the dry shampoo and the root lifting spray. This is designed to mimic the oils your body naturally produces. As you age, your body stops producing these oils, which is why your hair gets dryer and more brittle and breaks more easily (split ends) as you age. This is why they call MONAT an “anti-aging” hair care line.

2. Capixyl(TM)

Powered with Red Clover Extract, Capixyl is a gentle emollient that helps reduce scalp inflammation and strengthens the hair and same time thickens it. Capixyl also hydrates the scalp to stimulate noticeable hair growth.

Benefits:

  • Outstanding clinical results prove significant decrease in hair loss effect and increase in hair regrowth.
  • Higher proven results than the other leading hair rejuvenation brands.

3. Procataline (TM)

Procataline features Pea Extract — a source of secondary Metabolites which help deliver nutrients to promote hair growth.

Benefits:

  • Helps reduce hair loss
  • Protects against environmental damage.
  • Protects the natural pigment in the hair follicles.
  • Keeps a healthy environment for hair growth.

4. Crodasorb (TM)

Helps to protect from the suns damaging rays and uvb damage. Crodasorb also provide defense against oxidative stress and locks in moisture preserving hairs natural pigmentation.

Benefits:

  • 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.

Benefits of MONAT

There are a whole lot of benefits from using MONAT Hair Products…

  • 46% increase in hair growth
  • 48% decrease in DHT hormone that contributes to hair loss
  • 35% increase in hair follicle strength
  • 70% increase in repair effect improving hair anchoring
  • 76% increase in collagen directly increasing follicle size
  • 58% decrease in fiber breakage
  • 88% increased manageability
  • 55% reduced breakage and brittleness
  • 100% increased natural shine

MONAT Reviews: Before & After Photos & Testimonials

There are lots of photos online of amazing MONAT before and after testimonials. Here are just a few posted within the past year on Facebook in the MONAT Hair Testimonies group

NOTE: I have had to remove all before and afters showing hair regrowth. We are not allowed to make those claims.

Curly/Kinky Hair

Sequoya's Artist of Faith Hair Studio

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Thank you Zhonell for allowing me to service you and your precious baby girl! Product used was sponsored by MONAT Hydration System with a little bit of the Rejuveniqe oil when I was finished! She has NO RELAXER! She is all NATURAL! You guys are missing out on this wonderful product!! — Sequoya's Artist of Faith Hair Studio

Emily

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

“Before Monat and After Monat… I have been using Monat for about two and a half months. The products I used in the after pic were renew shampoo, deep smoothing conditioner with 2 drops rejuveniqe, then I towel dried with a microfiber towel and it was still pretty damp. I applied 2 pumps leave in conditioner, curl cream, and mousse. Thank God Monat has tamed my frizz and thick hair. It's so much more manageable now, and my curls are a lot more defined. Before, my curls only looked defined if my hair was still wet and then by the time it dried, it would look like this before pic!” — Emily

Ashton

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“So, from seeing other Curly Girls reviews… I was very hesitant on using Monat's products on my curly hair. I use specific products to help with definition and taming the frizz! So I was unsure how I would have to change that when washing my hair with Monat. I used my curly hair routine and just incorporated how I normally wash my hair.

The products I used were the Renew Shampoo, Replenish Masque with a few drops of the Rejuveniqe Oil. Then after washing, I left in the Restore Leave in Conditioner and added plenty of Cool Water and finger combed my hair. I continued on with my other hair products for styling… and finished off with the Rejuvabeads and the Rejuveniqe Oil. Wrapped my hair in a Cotton T-shirt (plopping my curls instead of twisting them) to reduce frizz.

For my second wash photo, I only used the Replenish Masque to wash and condition my hair. Then I used my regular curly products and topped off my look with Rejuvabeads and Rejuveniqe Oil!

You can tell my damaged ends now have curls, and all of my curls have tightened! My hair looks and feels so much softer and healthier.” — Ashton

Oily Hair

Katie

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“Just brushed my 3-day-hair. Y'all heard me right!! Day 3. I haven't done a thing to it (aside from brush it) for THREE DAYS! No additional product either. I'm BLOWN away. (If you knew me before, you knew I was a grease pit within 24 hours before Monat! I'm in lust!)” — Katie

Brittney

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Dry shampoo for the win!! — Brittney

Growing Long Hair

Carissa

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

“One year difference: I had my hair straight last year for the 4th of July. I got a haircut last May and haven't cut it since then. My hair was barely growing from that cut, until I started Monat in November. I only used a blow dryer in the current picture on the right. The products I used were: Intense repair shampoo, replenish masque, rejuvabeads, blow out cream, then finished with rejuveniqe oil for shine and fly aways. I wore the same exact shirt so you can see the length difference.” — Carissa

Kim

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

“Holy Growth! Guys, I'm a Market Partner and I fully believe in our products but I have to be honest… I did not expect that much growth in 1 month. My routine: 1st wash IRT, 2nd wash Volume and Volumize conditioner and 1 S3 supplement a day.” — Kim

Brittany

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

“Okay so here's my story: I have been a hairstylist for over 7 years. My hair was always a struggle since high school always loved being blonde and could never trim enough to retain length or health. I have worn extensions for the past 5 years because I hated my hair. Every product I used wouldn't do as it said they honestly masked the problem not fix it.

The first pic is from May 31st (when I started Monat). The 2nd pic July 31st. And the last pic is today, October 18! I have not added blonde to my hair at all since my first pic….. the color just looks sooo healthy and honestly more blonde.

I used IRT system first. Now I use Renew shampoo and conditioner, masque occasionally, Oil and of course Rejuvabeads.

I now am confident in my hair and I have not put my extensions in since JULY. My clients and friends are noticing my hair transformation and I catch myself doing double takes on my hair. It's truly changed my hair confidence.” — Brittany

Lack of Volume/Thin or Fine Hair

Stacy

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“I am seriously in love! I have never been able to get growth like this. I usually would be cutting my hair right about now after trying to grow it out all winter and it still now being long enough to put in a pony tail. Since Monat I have a pony tail, my hair holds a curl and I have volume like never before. Been using the Volume System and the thickening spray since the middle of March.” — Stacy

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Thinning Eyebrows & Eyelashes

Brittany

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

“My results using Eye Wonder: After 3 weeks of use! My eyebrows have been falling out for years. I can't believe I have eye brows again!! Thank you, Monat!!” — Brittany

Erica

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

MONAT Review: Why I Switched to MONAT Hair Products

“Just wanted to share my own results with Eye Wonder!  I wasn't sure if Eye Wonder would help since I thought the follicles were totally dead. Well, they're coming back! I can't believe it! Monat truly helps!” — Erica

What About the Cost of MONAT?

Cost of Wen

$1.50 to $2.50 per ounce (depending on what scent you buy — $1.55 is the cheapest you can get it during the gallon sales twice a year on QVC)

I used to use about 6 pumps for my short hair (180 pumps per month washing every day). There are 160 pumps in 16 oz (around .20 per pump or $1.20 per wash).

When I was using Wen, I would go through about 180 pumps per month — which is 1-2 16-ounce bottles of Wen per month.

This works out to about $36 per month for Wen.

Cost of Aveda

I used to use at least a tablespoon of Aveda shampoo and a tablespoon of conditioner to wash and condition my hair. That's about an ounce.

34 ounces of Aveda Shampure shampoo or conditioner for $44 – or $1.29 per ounce — $1.29 per wash.

This works out to about $39 per month for Aveda.

Cost of MONAT

I have heard people say one bottle of MONAT shampoo and conditioner lasts them anywhere from 2-4 months. Others say it lasts them 2-3 times longer than regular shampoo. This is because MONAT is super concentrated, therefore, you only need a tiny amount. They say to use about a dime to a quarter size for each wash (and to wash, rinse and repeat).

The shampoo is $35 retail, $30 VIP (autoship), and only $24 when you are a Market Partner. I’m not sure how long a bottle of shampoo and conditioner lasts me because I have a bunch of bottles in my shower… but if a bottle of shampoo and conditioner costs $48 and they last me 2 months…

That works out to only 80 cents per wash — only $24 per month for MONAT!

That's a savings of 40%.

That said, with MONAT, I only have to wash my hair every other day. I have oily hair and normally have to wash daily… however, with MONAT, I can get away with washing every other day.

Washing every other day works out to only $12 per month with MONAT! So for me, using MONAT is around 70% less expensive than using Wen or Aveda.

And of course, I make money when I refer people who end up buying or selling MONAT… which was something that didn't happen with Wen. (Jump down to learn how to make money referring MONAT.)

How to Save the Most Money Buying MONAT Products

Before I get into the different shampooing systems and which one is right for you, I want to explain how to order so that you can save the most money… I recommend everyone (1) become a VIP customer and (2) order on Flexship. (Unless you want to become a Market Partner like me… jump down to learn more about how to start a MONAT business and save 30% and earn commissions.)

How to Save as a VIP Customer

Here's how it works: It's only $19.99 to become a VIP customer. This is a one-time fee that gives you 15% off all purchases FOR LIFE. It also allows you to order via Flexship (autoship), which gives you anytime FREE shipping on orders over $84 — including all the systems listed below… except the Junior (kids) Line.

So in other words… to save 25-30%:

1. Order one of the systems (instead of individual products) at retail and you will save 10-15%.
2. Become a VIP customer for a one-time fee of $19.99, and order on Flexship (the autoship program — similar to Amazon Subscribe & Save or Costco membership — which you can modify or postpone at any time), and you save an additional 15% plus you get FREE shipping.

Example: How to Save Ordering the Hydrate System

Here's how much you can save using the Hydrate System as an example (this assumes $16 for shipping and $8 for tax)…

1. When You Order the Individual Products – Buy individual Hydrate System products at retail: $118 + $16 shipping and $8 tax = $142
2. When You Order the Hydrate System at Retail – $99 + $16 shipping and $8 tax = $123 – You save $19, or 13%
3. When You Order the Hydrate System as VIP – $84 + $16 shipping and $8 tax = $108 – You save $34, or 24% (plus the $19.99 one-time fee)
4. When You Order the Hydrate System as VIP with Flexship with FREE Shipping – $84 + $8 tax = $92 – You save $50, or 35% (plus the one-time fee of $19.99)

If you choose option #4 and order VIP/Flexship, your total cost (including the one-time $19.95 VIP fee) is $112. You save $30 (21%) vs. buying the products at retail.

So as you can see, your very first order pays you back for the $19.99 VIP fee and shipping.

MONAT Money Back Guarantee

And yes, you can still get your money back for any reason if you are not satisfied with the 30-day money-back guarantee (with the exception of the $19.99 one-time fee for VIP).

How to Enroll as a VIP

To enroll as a VIP, just click the BECOME A VIP (Customer/Become a VIP) button in the top menu bar.

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If you're interested in saving even more — 30% on purchases — plus making money referring MONAT products, click here to jump down and learn more about joining me as a Market Partner.

Which MONAT Shampoo and Conditioner System Is Right For You?

Ready to get started on your MONAT journey? There are a lot of different products so you need to choose which system to go with. There are 5 basic MONAT shampoo/conditioner systems. Pick one based on your specific needs and get started today.

To jump down to the shampooing/conditioning system that fits you best, click one of the links below:

1. If you have dry or chemically processed hair and/or damaged hair or curly or kinky hair, order the Hydration System.
2. If you have have thin, fine or lifeless hair and need more volume, order the Volume System.
3. If you have regular hair (no specific issues), order the Magnify System.
4. If you have serious thinning/balding hair and want super quick growth, order the Let it Grow System.
5. For men who have thinning/balding hair (or blonde women with thinning hair who want to reduce brassiness in their color), order the Classic Confidence System.

You can just order the shampoo and conditioner by themselves and you will get benefits, but your best best is to get one of the system packages. They are designed to work synergistically AND you save money (around 15% — see breakdown above) by purchasing a system instead of individual products.

Note: You have nothing to lose. There is a 30-day money back guarantee. Just order and try it — if you don't see results or you're just not happy for any reason, simply send it back to the company and you will get a full refund.

1.) MONAT Hydration System

This system is for people who have very dry and/or damaged hair or colored/chemically treated/processed hair that needs more moisture. I have oily hair, but I love this system for my hair because I have highlights and my hair needs more moisture. This system is also excellent for curly and kinky hair.

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The MONAT Hydration System includes 3 products:

1. Renew Shampoo – Renew Shampoo is formulated with the highest concentration of Rejuvenique oil Intensive, multiple gentle cleansers to remove different types of dirt & grime, and humectants & emollients to leave your strands hydrated, soft, supple, & brilliant with shine. This shampoo is salt & sulfate free, penetrates & moisturizes the scalp and boosts hair health and growth. It restores hair to a more youthful appearance and is perfectly safe for color-treated hair. ($35 retail / $30 VIP)

2. Restore Leave-in Conditioner – I love this conditioner! It not only helps to lock in moisture but it it tames frizziness. The perfect companion for the Renew Shampoo. ($33 retail / $28 VIP)

3. Replenish Masque – A repairing and hydrating masque ideal for damaged or parched strands, this formula infuses essential moisture and delivers vital nutrients to eliminate frizz and stop split ends in their tracks. Use once or twice a week for improved follicle strength and reduced hair thinning. ($50 retail / $43 VIP)

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Order the Hydration System — only $99 retail ($84 VIP)
Products ordered separately: you pay $118 retail ($101 VIP)
You save $19 (16%) retail and $34 (29%) VIP

2.) MONAT Volume System

This is what you want if you want thicker hair with more volume.

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The MONAT Volume System includes 3 products:

1. Revive Shampoo – This is what you want for bombshell volume. Revive is designed with fine limp, lifeless hair in mind and is on a mission to increase volume, bounce, vitality & brilliance. ($35 retail / $30 VIP)

2. Revitalize Conditioner – Is your conditioner weighing your hair down? MONAT’s Revitalize Conditioner will transform fine and limp hair into an envy-worthy coif. Rather than coating the surface of hair in heavy silicones and chemicals, the Revitalize formula penetrates deeply, nurturing the scalp and boosting natural growth. ($47 retail / $40 VIP)

3. Reshape Root Lifter – Get a boost with Reshape Root Lifter. Whether your hair is thinning, or you just need a pick-me-up for 2nd day looks, this unique spray maximizes lift at the root. ($33 retail / $28 VIP)

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Order the Volume System — only $99 retail ($84 VIP)
Products ordered separately: you pay $115 retail ($98 VIP)
You save $16 (14%) retail and $31 (27%) VIP

3.) MONAT Magnify System

If you don't have any specific issues like dry hair or needing more volume, the Magnify System is good for most everyone.

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The MONAT Magnify System includes 3 products:

1. Renew Shampoo – Infused with REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive – our revolutionary oil treatment – this gentle, salt-and-sulfate free shampoo is gentle enough for even the weakest strands. Ultra-hydrating and moisturizing, Renew ups hair’s brilliance factor, while keeping your locks strong. ($33 retail / $28 VIP)

2. Revitalize Conditioner – Is your conditioner weighing your hair down? MONAT’s Revitalize Conditioner will transform fine and limp hair into an envy-worthy coif. ($47 retail / $40 VIP)

3. Moxie Magnifying Mousse – Struggling with thin hair that won’t do what you want it to? Regular mousse adds volume, but unlike regular mousse, MONAT's mousse will not give your hair that crunchy, stiff feeling. Infused with REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive, MONAT's volumizing wonder also conditions your hair. ($29 retail / $25 VIP)

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Order the MONAT Hydration System — only $99 retail ($84 VIP)
Products ordered separately: you pay $111 retail ($95 VIP)
You save $12 (11%) retail and $27 (24%) VIP

4.) MONAT Let It Grow System

Intense Repair Shampoo is for those who want faster growth. All of the MONAT shampoos help to promote hair growth, but if you have thinning hair or bald spots, this is the product you want.

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The MONAT Let It Grow System includes 2 products:

1. Intense Repair Shampoo – This is a maximum strength growth & density product that works quickly to reduce scalp inflammation and DHT build up in the scalp, allowing for rapid repair of the factors limiting & reducing hair growth.

This is the shampoo for anyone who is balding or experiencing thinning or hair loss. Formulated with invigorating mint and growth promoting rosemary, this shampoo also has 2 times the amount of growth promoting capixyl over Renew & Revive. ($38 retail / $32 VIP)

2. Intense Repair Treatment – Used in tandem with our Intense Repair Shampoo, this concentrated daily leave-in treatment stimulates the scalp while boosting the natural growth of hair. A blend of Red Clover Flower Extract, essential vitamins, and active nutrients reduces scalp inflammation and counteracts the formation of DHT -– two factors associated with thinning hair. Recommended usage: twice a day. ($65 retail / $55 VIP)

Order the MONAT Let it Grow System — only $99 retail ($84 VIP)
Products ordered separately: you pay $103 retail ($87 VIP)
You save $4 (4%) retail and $19 (19%) VIP

5.) MONAT Classic Confidence System

This system is designed for men who are concerned about thinning hair and/or balding who want a simple routine (shampoo/conditioner in one plus the Intense Repair Treatment). This system is also great for blondes who highlight or color their hair — it is similar to a purple shampoo that reduces brassiness in blondes.

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The MONAT Classic Confidence System includes 2 products:

1. MONAT BLACK Shampoo + Conditioner – This is a maximum strength growth & density product that works to reduce scalp inflammation and DHT build up in the scalp.

This is the shampoo for anyone who is balding or experiencing thinning or hair loss. Formulated with invigorating mint and growth promoting rosemary, this shampoo also has 2 times the amount of growth promoting capixyl over Renew & Revive. ($38 retail / $32 VIP)

2. Intense Repair Treatment – Used in tandem with our Intense Repair Shampoo, this concentrated daily leave-in treatment stimulates the scalp while boosting the natural growth of hair. A blend of Red Clover Flower Extract, essential vitamins, and active nutrients reduces scalp inflammation and counteracts the formation of DHT -– two factors associated with thinning hair. Recommended usage: twice a day. ($65 retail / $55 VIP)

Order the MONAT Classic Confidence System — only $99 retail ($84 VIP)
Products ordered separately: you pay $103 retail ($87 VIP)
You save $4 (4%) retail and $19 (19%) VIP

Other MONAT Systems You Might Like

In addition to the 5 MONAT shampoo/conditioner systems listed in the section above, there are 4 other hair care systems you can order as a set to save money (instead of buying the individual products).

You may want to order one of the below systems in addition to a shampoo/conditioning system. To jump down to the system that fits you best, click one of the links below:

1. If you want the set of basic styling products, order the Stylized System.
2. If you want extra help growing your hair, order the Power Boost System.
3. For men who want a shampoo/conditioner plus shave cream and men's hair grooming product, order the Black System.
4. For kids, order the Junior Line.

1.) MONAT Stylized System

The MONAT Stylized System is a way to save money on styling products — hairspray, texturizing mist, and sculpting taffy. Not only do MONAT styling products work great, they are non-toxic AND they all contain the proprietary ingredients that help to protect, nurture, and grow beautiful hair.

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1. Refinish Control Hairspray – For those seeking a sleek style that’ll stay put, there’s just nothing like our Refinish Control Hairspray. Infused with REJUVENIQE Oil Intensive and a treasure trove of lock-loving ingredients, it offers texture, volume, and natural shine – all without any sticky residue or build-up. ($44 retail / $37 VIP)

2. Tousled Texturizing Mist – With the MONAT Texturizing Mist, you can create multiple styles effortlessly with this non-sticky formula that helps to define your layers. Volume and touchable support is just a spray away.($28 retail / $24 VIP)

3. Restyle Instant Sculpting Taffy – Up the vitality with this unique pliable sculpting base, enriched with a blend of natural botanicals that strengthen and thicken hair. ($34 retail / $29 VIP)

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Order the MONAT Stylized System — only $99 retail ($84 VIP)
Products ordered separately: you pay $106 retail ($90 VIP)
You save $7 (6%) retail and $22 (21%) VIP

2.) MONAT Power Boost System

If you want extra help growing hair, I recommend the MONAT Power Boost System. It includes the S3 supplement, specifically designed to help regrow hair, as well as the Intense Repair Treatment.

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1. S3 by MONAT – Supplement Support System ($59 retail / $50 VIP)

2. Intense Repair Treatment ($65 retail / $55 VIP)

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Order the MONAT Power Boost System — only $99 retail ($84 VIP)
Products ordered separately: you pay $124 retail ($105 VIP)
You save $25 (20%) retail and $21 (20%) VIP

2.) MONAT BLACK System

The MONAT Black System is designed for men mainly — a complete system to help them grow and groom healthy hair. However, I personally love the BLACK shampoo and conditioner — it helps to tame the brassiness in blonde highlights. And I just ordered the shave cream to use on my legs.

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1. MONAT BLACK Shampoo + Conditioner – Black 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner is perfect for busy, on the go, short hair. The best cleansing & conditioning in a single bottle saves time and steps. MONAT Black has twice the amount of capixyl over Renew & Revive shampoos in a convenient one step cleansing & conditioning formula. The extra capixyl gets right at scalp inflammation & DHT build up that limits growth and causes the majority of hair thinning and loss. ($38 retail / $32 VIP)

2. MONAT BLACK Cream Shave – Non-toxic shaving cream for men or women. ($26 retail / $22 VIP)

3. MONAT BLACK Aftershave – Great for a makeup primer too, or to use so you don't get red bumps when you shave your legs.($29 retail / $25 VIP)

4. MONAT BLACK Groom Styling Clay – ($34 retail / $29 VIP)

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Order the MONAT BLACK System — only $99 retail ($84 VIP)
Products ordered separately: you pay $127 retail ($108 VIP)
You save $28 (22%) retail and $24 (22%) VIP

1.) MONAT Junior Line

Looking for non-toxic hair products for your kids? Get the system and save!

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1. MONAT Junior Gentle Shampoo – A tear free shampoo that is free of the toxic chemicals in conventional baby shampoo. I just ordered some and am excited to be able to finally get rid of the Johnson's & Johnson's baby shampoo.($24 retail / $20 VIP)

2. MONAT Junior Gentle Conditioner – ($24 retail / $20 VIP)

3. MONAT Junior Gentle Detangler – This dentangling spray is also tear free ($22 retail / $19 VIP)

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Order the MONAT Junior Line — only $59 retail ($50 VIP)
Products ordered separately: you pay $70 retail ($59 VIP)
You save $11 (16%) retail and $9 (15%) VIP

Other MONAT Hair Products You Might Like To Add To Your Order

Other MONAT Shampoos and Conditioners

1. Champ Dry Shampoo – Most dry shampoos don't work on dark hair – you end up with white roots on dark hair. This is cornstarch based instead of powder based (which is better for you anyway – talc is bad for you). I have very oily hair and normally need to wash daily. With MONAT shampoo, I can go 2 days now between shampoos. With the Dry Shampoo, I will be able to stretch it to 3 days — I'll save a lot of money on shampoo, and have to blow-dry less frequently. ($34 retail / $29 VIP)

2. Leave In Deep Conditioner – One of my very favorite MONAT products — just a tiny bit will help take out the frizz and give you straighter, smoother hair. I don't have frizzy hair… I have wavy hair. However, I am in love with this product because it smooths my waves and gives me straight hair, even without blow drying. And it gives my highlighted hair the extra conditioning it needs. ($34 retail / $29 VIP)

MONAT Grooming/Styling Products

1. Texturizing Spray – The texturizing mist gives you that salt spray mermaid hair, like you just came back from a day at the beach. ($34 retail / $29 VIP)

2. Taffy – The taffy gives you a light, touchable hold. Great for updos or for pixie cuts, also great for curly hair. A great alternative to hair spray. ($34 retail / $29 VIP)

3. Blow Out Cream – Just ordered this and am so excited to try it! You only need a tiny bit — between a pea and a marble size. Smoothes the hair and adds control, and it also protects against UV rays. ($34 retail / $29 VIP)

4. Control Hairspray – This will not make your hair crunchy or crispy, but keeps the hold. ($34 retail / $29 VIP)

5. Rejuvabeads – If you have split ends, this is the product you need. This is the split end mender. Apply the product to wet hair, just a couple pumps, mid to end. It literally seals the split ends. Rejuvabeads also extends the life of hair extensions. ($34 retail / $29 VIP)

6. Eye Wonder – Eye Wonder is a lash and eyebrow growth serum. I just ordered some and cannot wait to try it! ($34 retail / $29 VIP)

Order Today: 3 Ways to Get MONAT Products

1.) Order the products at retail.

If you want to order retail, go right ahead, but you will save money signing up as a VIP customer (see #2 below).

2.) Become a VIP customer.

If you're going to buy the products, you should go ahead and sign up as a VIP customer. Why?

For a one-time fee of only $19.99, you get all the products at 15% off, and you can sign up for Flexship (autoship) which gets you free shipping. The one-time fee of $19.99 pays for itself the first time you order with most purchases.

To enroll as a VIP, just click the BECOME A VIP (Customer/Become a VIP) button in the top menu bar.

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3.) Become a MONAT Market Partner.

You will save the most money on MONAT products when you join MONAT as a Market Partner. Not only do you save 30% on the products, you also earn commissions on the products you refer.

You can also write off all your business expenses (from cell phone to internet to computer) as a tax deduction. If you've been following me for a while, you know I tell everyone to find a “side hustle business” just for tax reasons alone. See my post on Top 5 Reasons Everyone Should Do a Side Hustle Business.

How to Join as a MONAT Market Partner

Click here to sign up and start your MONAT business now. All you have to do is choose a starter kit and you're in business. You can start for as little as $99 USD ($125 CAD) — with an annual $19.95 renewal fee.

However, I recommend getting one of the product packs instead of just the basic $99 starter kit, because you will save so much money. Not only are these product packs tax deductible as a business expense, but they are discounted 50-53% off the retail price, and 40-43% off the VIP price. This is absolutely the most inexpensive way to try the products, and you will also have inventory to sell.

Here are the starter kits to choose from:

1. Basic MONAT Starter Kit

For $99 you can get the basic MONAT Starter Kit, which includes training and marketing materials. Also, you get product samples so you can try the products and share with friends.

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2. MONAT Business Product Pack

For only $299, you get the basic starter kit, plus a lot of products to try. This is the product pack I chose. I personally can't sell anything unless I try it and really believe in it. With this kit, you'll get not only a variety of different shampoos and conditioners to try (or sell), but also the REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive, the deep conditioning masque, the mousse, and samples to give to friends.

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And you get the products at a deep discount. If you were to buy all these products at retail plus the basic starter pack ($99), it would cost $594 retail ($520 VIP).

By ordering the Business Product Pack, you save $295, or a whopping 50% off the retail price of the products bought individually, and you save $221 or 43% off the VIP price.

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3. MONAT Success Product Pack

For $399, this product pack gives you everything you get in the Business Product Pack. And you get a whole lot more: the Root Lifter, BLACK Styling Clay and Cream Shave, BLACK Aftershave and Moisturizer, and the Control Hairspray.

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If you were to buy all these products at retail plus the basic starter pack ($99), it would cost $760 retail ($661 VIP).

You save $361, or 53% off retail. You save $262, or 40% off the VIP price.

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4. MONAT Overachiever Product Pack

If you are ready to try as many of the products as you can, you can get the Overachiever Product Pack for only $599.

While the Overachiever Product Pack is not the right investment for everyone, looking back, I wish I had gone with this one because I have since purchased all of these products individually at 30% off (you get 30% off products as a Market Partner) and I would have been able to get them at 50% off!

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If you were to buy all these products at retail plus the basic starter pack ($99), it would cost $1197 retail ($1033 VIP).

You save $598, or 50% off retail. You save $434, or 42% off the VIP price.

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Can't decide which product pack you should get? No problem. You can choose to purchase the Starter Kit alone for $99 and you’ll have 30 days to decide which Product Pack is best for you.

Sign Up Now!

What are you waiting for? If you are ready to start a new chapter in your life, this is your opportunity!

If you change your mind, MONAT offers a 30-day money back guarantee on all the products (including the product packs) so you have literally nothing to lose.

Sign up as MONAT Market Partner today.

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Feel free to comment below or email me at annmarie AT cheeseslave dot com — I'm happy to talk to you and help you get started.

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I have 25 years of experience in digital and online media & marketing. I started my career in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, working at some of the world’s top ad agencies. In 2007, after my first child was born, I started this little food blog which I grew to over 250K monthly unique website visitors and over 350K social media followers. For nearly 15 years, I've helped my audience of mostly moms and women 25-65 cook for their families and live a healthier lifestyle.

 The year after I started the blog, I founded a blog network in the health & wellness space called Village Green Network. I started the company on my coffee table and bootstrapped the business to over $1.3 million in annual revenue within 5 years. During that time, I helped a number of our bloggers become six figure earners. After being censored on almost every social media platform for telling the After being censored on almost every social media platform from Facebook and Instagram to Pinterest and Twitter, and being deplatformed on Google, I am now deployed as a digital soldier, writing almost exclusively about politics on my blog Cheeseslave.com. Because who can think about food when we are fighting the second revolutionary war and third world war? Don't worry, there will be more recipes one day. After the war is over.

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  1. Hello, I was wondering how and where did you get the ingredients list for the fragrance in Monat?
    Thanks,
    Katelyn

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