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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. CapixylProcataline™ 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.”UVAbsorberMonatNOS

If you want to give yourself a gift this Mother’s Day, please check out my Monat website:

If having better hair sounds like something you’ve been longing for, the first thing you should do is take the hair quiz.  Here’s a link to one on my website –   Your results will be emailed to you with a recommendation of which products might work best for you.  There are three ways to experience Monat.  You can:

The essential difference between VIP and MP is that the VIP PROGRAM has a one-time registration fee of $19.99, while the MP Program is for those folks who want to start a business of their own.



• FREE shipping*
• 15% DISCOUNT on all MONAT products
• Only For You LIMITED EDITION monthly products in qualifying Flexship orders• FLEXIBILITY to choose different products in every order
• Refer-A-Friend Program Eligibility
• Access to Flash Sales, special offers & promotions
• Easy online ordering
• Birthday promotional gift
• Option to upgrade to MONAT Market Partner



  • Eligible for Independent Market Partner promotions and incentives
  • Your own replicated website/e-commerce store for easy ordering
  • 30% commission on retail sales, 15% commission on VIP Customer sales
  • Access to our physical and web-based materials to inform you, your team and your customers
  • No inventory requirements; MONAT ships directly
  • Freedom to explore sales territories locally and nationally
  • Prizes and fabulous incentive trips in recognition of reaching your goals
  • Access to Product Packs within your first 30 days of enrolling

I joined as a MP not so much because I wanted to start a business, but because I felt it was a better value.  Now, a year later, I can say that I would love to have this be more of a business venture.  Why?  Because I really believe in and love the products.  I use them all (the pet care for my dogs, Monat Black for my husband, Monat REVIVE, RENEW AND REVITALIZE for ME, MONAT SMOOTHING SYSTEM FOR MY DAUGHTER, to name just a few).  Of course, the Holy Grail product of this line is REJUVENIQUE, their remarkable hair oil.  Just a few drops sooth and heal the scalp, split ends, fly aways and any number of hair problems.

This is what I figure.  I have to buy shampoo and conditioner anyway.  While these products aren’t cheap, they last FOREVER.  They are very condensed, not filled with water and nasty chemicals, like most shampoos and conditioners, so it takes many months to use up a single bottle, even with double-shampooing.


I would love to share these products with you.  For a chance to win a free sample pack, please subscribe to my blog and request a sample for a chance to win.  I will notify you if you won.  (Please note, your samples will be mailed from Maui, so it may take a few weeks to get to you.)





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