Happy Friday friends! I haven’t talked about hair care in awhile and I thought the timing would be perfect. I don’t know about you but I start getting those dry, blah winter hair blues come mid winter. I’m a firm believer in using quality hair products and tools. They really do make such a difference. Sure I’ll rotate in drugstore brands for dry shampoo and hairspray every once in awhile but shampoo, conditioner and hair masks –I always use top shelf brands. Here’s the thing. I color my hair (no shocker there) and not only do I spend a small fortune on it but coloring, straightening and curling hair stresses it out. I put my hair through a lot so I try to invest in finding good hair products to use on it and better hair tools. Keeping my hair healthy is always a top priority for me.
So two things I did this year. I upgraded my hair tools and I started using some new hair products. I’ll go into detail on both:
I splurged last January and got the T3 Micro dryer. T3 micro is not cheap by any means but being I straighten, curl and dry my hair so much I wanted better tools. I upgraded to this dryer and not only does my hair dry faster it looks so much shinier. It’s also lightweight which is important when you have long hair. Who the heck wants to hold a heavy dryer when you have long hair to dry!
I also took the plunge and ordered the T3 Whirl Trio. I was using this wand prior. It’s super inexpensive but great for beginners learning to use a wand. However, now that I’m curling my hair more I wanted to invest in something better. I love the T3 one just because the barrels are all interchangeable which allows for you to change the style of your curls. Once my bathroom is done (because clearly this isn’t my bathroom in these photos. My bathroom looks like a construction zone) I’ll be happy to do a tutorial post of how I curl my hair if you want to see that!
I had been using Kevin Murphy and Living Proof for awhile but felt I just needed to switch things up. I was recently introduced to Monat hair products and after looking into the company, ingredients and product line a little more I was definitely interested. I loved the fact that their ingredients are all naturally based. Monat does not use phthalates, sulfates, or parabens in their products.
They have several different systems depending on your hair type and needs. Need volume? Need hydration? Color treat your hair? They have a system for all of those specific needs.
I personally started with the Renew shampoo because I color treat my hair. Over the last year I have really tried to cut back on washing my hair. It’s so hard because I work out daily and it gets so greasy. I pushed through and started training my hair so I could go longer between washes. I can get to 3-4 days now (depending if I’m going somewhere I’ll wash sooner) but by the 3rd day I usually have to use dry shampoo. So by the time I wash I just feel like my hair and scalp need a good wash. I love the Renew shampoo because it really strips my hair of product residue and leaves it so silky and clean.
As for a masque–if you aren’t using a masque at least once a week then start! I look at a hair masque as a weekly rehab for my hair. All the heat I put on it just takes a toll. A masque helps restore and repair and it’s honestly so important for keeping your hair healthy. I love the Replenish masque. I put mine on after washing my hair, leave it on for about 10 minutes and then rinse. My hair is noticeably smoother and shinier. When I come into the office after using it my Mom will always say how healthy my hair looks!
While I didn’t try all their products I love that Monat also has styling products such a hairsprays, styling creams and blow out creams to name a few. And for the little ones they have a junior line. Get ready for some Monat Summer!
I do feel the need to mention this. I don’t generally feature direct sales companies or MLMs on the blog for several reasons. I find many of them have membership fees and also many of them have products that are just simply not affordable long term. While Monat is a social marketing company they do not have a mandatory membership fee (very important to me) and their products are priced around what I pay now if not less than what I was using prior (also very important). Do note that they have an optional VIP membership that gives you 15% and free shipping. However, I feel the retail prices were very affordable. So to recap? Quality products, affordable and a variety of hair products for all hair needs. Monat definitely fit the bill for me!
To find out which products will get you the best results and are best for your hair please contact Molly Depinto.
AND for all my followers I’m teaming up with Molly for a sweet GIVEAWAY.
One winner will receive a free bottle of REJUVABEADS ($49 value) which is a split end mender and insanely good.
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PHOTOGRAPHY CREDIT: Molly Sue Photography
*In collaboration with Molly Depinto of Monat