Anti-aging Hair Care: My Year Long Experiment with Monat



I look at this photo and can’t believe the change in my hair over the past year.  When I was in my 20’s and living in NYC, I remember strangers used to stop me on the street and tell me how beautiful my hair was.  It was definitely one of my best assets.  When you are young, you don’t really think about getting old, or plan on how to keep your hair healthy.  You take it for granted and just think it will always be that way.

Well, moving from my 40’s into my 50’s, I found the texture of my hair from over-processing, aging and life in the hot sun of Hawaii was so brittle and fragile.  An absent-minded hair-twirler from way back, I’d find myself stuck in traffic twirling, only to look down and (SHOCK!) see my clothes covered in strands of hair.

Plus, I went through a tough few years caring for my Mom at the end of her life and, frankly, beyond brushing my teeth and throwing my hair in a bun each day, I did very little for myself.  I was depressed and running on empty.  In truth, this blog and my desire to get my mojo back came as a result of the end of the time period caring for my Mom.  One day, I woke up and could hardly recognize myself in the mirror.  That is the disease of a lot of women, a lot of Moms.  We give too much.  While I’m still working on myself, am always interested in health and beauty preservation, I also accept where I’m at.  I have my goals, but also believe that loving yourself is the most important one. That’s why, after using Monat for a year, I’m so very pleased.  I couldn’t be happier!

Here’s my story….So a little over a year ago, I came upon Monat and decided to give it a try.   Now, this is what my hair looked like last April (on the left) and one month later (on the right):

Though I didn’t keep taking monthly pictures in the past year as life got too busy, I think that even after only one month, you can see my hair looking a whole lot better.

Monat is not an overnight miracle.  I sort of like that about it.  If it takes a while to get your hair unhealthy, it’s gonna take a while to reverse the process.  Your hair sort of goes through a detoxification process.  If you use only Monat, for the first three months, it really makes a huge difference to the health of the hair follicles.  While Monat is not advertised as a hair growth product, anecdotally a lot of men find that new growth seems to happen for them.  Here’s my husband’s one month result:

I think you can really see the baby hairs coming in after a just month.  I’m not really sure why it works, just know that it does.

But, here’s what Monat has to say about:

The Science of MONAT

“MONAT’s ingredients are naturally-based, safe, pure and sustainable. But with other brands recognizing the power of botanical oils, how is MONAT any different. The answer lies in our rich formulations that make these naturally-based ingredients work in harmony with each other, combining and reacting to pump up their natural properties to take MONAT to the next level.   Here’s a little bit about the science behind MONAT. REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive is MONAT’s invigorating proprietary blend of 13+ unique molecular ingredients, which includes 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, a gentle emollient that hydrates the scalp to stimulate natural, 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. Procataline™ features Pea Extract, a rich source of secondary metabolites, which deliver healthy nutrients to promote hair growth, plus power antioxidants to combat premature thinning, as well as protect color and shine. Benefits: -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 intense protection 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. 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.”


It’s been an interesting experiment.  Try Monat if your hair needs a little love!




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