MONAT Let It Grow Promotes Maximum Hair Growth Potential
Does watching your slow-growing hair have you down and out? Could you use an easy breezy two-step process that will quickly have you rejoicing over the sudden abundance of free-flowing locks? With a simple tip of the shampoo bottle, you too could be whistling a joyous tune as you simply sit back and just let it all grow.
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Every day, countless people tackle their natural curls with a flat iron—then tackle their own frustration with hair that’s been irreparably fried in the process. Tahira Reid wants to fix that. She’s a mechanical engineer on a mission to find out exactly how much heat curly hair can sustain before damage sets in.
“However a woman chooses to wear her hair is her own personal expression of beauty,” she says. “This research is not to tell women to have straight hair—it’s for women who choose to wear their hair straight but face heat damage if they do.”
In their initial literature search, Reid and her colleagues at Purdue University found plenty of word-of-mouth advice and hundreds of thousands of YouTube videos. They didn’t find much hard scientific data on which temperatures might damage curls. Even worse, traditional sources like cosmetology books were outdated, sorting hair into three catchall categories: Caucasian, Asian and African.
For their latest study, Reid’s team used an automated flat-ironing device of their own design to test different temperature settings across all eight hair types. The team mounted each hair sample, straightened it and used an infrared microscope to study how it reacted. Reid presented their preliminary results this week to an international design engineering conference hosted by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
In upcoming work, the team expects to be able to use their new method of hair study to determine heat tolerance thresholds for each variety of curly hair—thresholds that could be used by professional and everyday stylists to help straighten hair without damaging it. Future experiments will focus on the role of humidity, curl density and more refined methods of automatic straightening.
Reid acknowledges that the subject of hair straightening has been a hot-button issue in the United States, which has a checkered past when it comes to perceptions of race and hair. Comments about naturally curly hair still accompany racial slurs, and women of color in particular have long faced social pressure to conform to white-centric beauty standards.
Some influential African-Americans, like Madame C.J. Walker and Garrett Morgan, popularized straightening techniques like the hot comb and invented chemical relaxers to change the structure of the hair shaft. While these treatments and procedures gave curly-haired women the option to wear their hair straight, they were time-consuming and damaging, and many people felt their use wasn’t optional. To this day, many styling products developed specifically for curly hair are still only available in the so-called ethnic aisle, which features hair-care products marketed directly to people of color.
In addition to helping would-be straighteners personalize their hair care, Reid hopes her work will prompt modern-day researchers to move away from such old-fashioned stereotypes about curly hair.
Why’s curly hair so complicated? Pedro Miguel Reis, a mechanical engineer at MIT who has published work on the physics of curls, chalks it up to the nature of shapes themselves. “Curls have a nonlinear geometry,” he notes, meaning they are more challenging to model mathematically. But he’s quick to add that just because they’re tricky doesn’t mean they’re not worth studying.
Reid agrees. Then again, she’s made a career studying things others might overlook. In 2002, Reid received a patent for a device she developed as a student at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: a double-dutch machine she exhibited at the National Museum of American History and on the TODAY Show. Though she used to minimize the ways in which her work draws on her daily experiences, now she’s more confident. “After all,” she says, “hair is a mechanical system, too.”
Today, most individuals arm themselves with multiple hair supplies like high-end shampoos, conditioners, treatments, and creams, much of which lay on top of the hair and help only temporarily, if at all. Alcohol-based sprays, gels, and mousses dry, damage, and split the ends of hair we so desperately try to grow.
Daily washing strips our scalps of natural oils and we attempt to replace them with unnatural chemicals. These chemicals go down our drains and pollute the earth, the very water we would drink. The entire process is backwards and harmful to our hair, our health and the Earth.
Hair loses essential oils as we age
Oil glands shrink over time. Youthful chemistry allows oil to easily move down the hair follicle, but as we age, we simply don’t produce as much oil. The older we get, the more important it is for us to add oils to return that necessary moisture and maintain healthy hair; the key is to know which oils are helpful, not harmful.
There is, however, an alternative – one found in an age-old tradition celebrated for thousands of years. Ancient women traditionally treasured their hair and in doing so they didn’t strip their stands with chemicals but rather pampered them by oiling, unlike today’s routine of only washing and then conditioning.
Myth or Miracle
MYTH: Wait – Aren’t oils bad for the hair? I don’t want my hair to be greasy!
MIRACLE: Oil is absolutely vital for healthy hair and skin – it cleans dust from our scalps to prevent dandruff, infections, irritations, and even hair loss and contains antioxidants for follicle health and repair. It’s an overabundance of oils that causes that greasy feeling we dislike. Rejuveniqe™ oils contain the important ones that our bodies naturally produce to protect the hair. Even if your hair tends to be “oily” in the shampoo-commercial sense, using MONAT® products will help because it’s restoring just the right amount of natural oils it needs.
MYTH: Will using oil on my skin make it appear shiny and greasy?
MIRACLE: Pure oils are lightweight, absorb quickly and leave the skin and hair with a natural healthy glow.
MYTH: Won’t using oil make my skin breakout?
MIRACLE: Many factors contribute to facial breakouts, including hormonal imbalances, bacteria, and sometimes even the food we eat. Pure oils are non-comedogenic (which means they won’t clog pores) so they won’t cause breakouts. In fact, using oils will help to balance out the body’s own oil production and bring it back to a normal healthy level.
MYTH: If I use oil on my scalp won’t my hair look flat and oily?
MIRACLE: Oil is actually good for the scalp and helps provide the perfect environment for hair follicle health and cellular turnover (which helps hair to grow faster and stronger).
MYTH: I heard oils weren’t that safe?
MIRACLE: Oils are packed with antioxidants which fight free radicals and help reverse the effects of sun damage. Using oils on a daily basis is good for your skin and hair and will not damage it in any way.
MYTH: Aren’t’ there better products for age prevention than oils?
MIRACLE: Oils are pure molecular powerhouses that are virtually chemical free. Due to the decrease in the body’s own oil production as we age, fine lines and wrinkles appear, and hair loses its luster and bounce. Oils help replenish what has been lost and since they are not water-based, they don’t need any type of synthetic preservative or chemical added. This makes them pure, safe and one of the best sources of hydration and repair.
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Ok… one is a little colourful… but he’s right… salon owners and stylists are LOVING our products, too!
There are many good lines! Not one of them can perform like MONAT. MONAT IS THE ONLY LUXURY LINE THAT PROTECTS AND NOURISHES YOUR EXISTING HAIR, PLUS BRINGS NOURISHMENT TO THE ROOT AND FOLLICLE! Please understand I know all the hoopla with the MONAT company being a MLM! Guess what I don’t care. These products are the ABSOLUTE BEST I have ever used! If a big freaking Bird flew over and took a crap on my clients head and it made her hair grow stronger! Get healthier root to tip! I would chase that bird down and have it crap on everyone’s head! A great product from a great company THATS MONAT! – Buddy Smart (Salon owner and former stylist to the Dallas Cheerleaders)
I’m loving MONAT! My hair feels silky smooth and looks it too! I was using four Aveda products to achieve these results, from just the shampoo and leave-in conditioner. Can’t wait to use the Rejuveniqe OIl!” (Update) Since using the Monat line and implementing the Intensive Repair and Rejuveniqe Oil, my regrowth has been amazing! To anyone suffering from hair loss, due to hormonal changes, I highly recommend Monat! – Melanie D.
It’s amazing! First time using this product, I didn’t have to use any other products like I normally do. – Just blew dry with a brush…NO flat iron needed! I’m hooked!! -Yvonne B. (Business Owner- Cleaning Services)
This product line is changing the way I do hair after 25 yrs. – Rhonda D. (Hairdresser/Salon Owner)
I have used the products to do a blow-out on my natural hair. Results Amazing!! African-American hair clients will LOVVVEEEE our product! – Carrence B.
I am so excited about this line, it’s amazing! My clients absolutely love it! I have never carried a product line that has received such positive feedback, as with Monat. – I just use it on my clients and THEY ask for it! – Susan R. (Stylist/Salon Owner)
I have been in the hair business for 38 years. I owned a salon for 15. This is by far the best product I have ever used. I am amazed every day when I use these products on someone new and the results I get. I love being able to help my clients struggling with hair and have a product that really works. I would tell everyone about this product if I did not make a dime, but the bonus is that it will not be long before my Monat income passes my styling income. – Taryn Edwards (Stylist/Past Salon Owner)
A couple of months ago I purchased some Monat products at retail cost. When I ran out I went back to my old products…What a difference! Today, I became a VIP!– Heather Y. (Administration)
I’ve been a Monat Customer for 6 months now and I could not be happier. I have NEVER had such thick, healthy, shiny hair…My stylist even took notice to the drastic difference and now carries the line in her salon. I will never again use anything else! Jennifer S. (Architect)
Now that you’re on your MONAT journey to fabulous hair, are you paying closer attention to your mane? Are you noticing a few hairs on your pillowcase? What about in the shower? Are you worried you might be shedding too much hair? Are you certain it’s shedding and not actually breakage? No need to fret! We’re here to explain the difference between hair shedding and hair breakage.
The Skinny on Hair Shedding
- Given birth.
- Lots of stress (Caring for a loved one who is sick, going through a divorce, losing a job).
- High fever.
- Undergone an operation.
- Recovering from an illness.
- Stopped taking birth-control pills
- Mother moved in… (just kidding… ok maybe not!)
Most people notice the excessive hair shedding a few months after a stressful event. As your body readjusts, the excessive shedding stops. Within a few months, the hair should regain its normal fullness. And with the help of MONAT’s naturally based, hair treatment systems, you can rest assured knowing you’re doing everything you can to prevent hair loss.
Now About Hair Breakage
- Use Replenish Masque a few times per week (2-3 times is ideal).
- Stretch your blowout as long as you can, as the natural oils from your scalp are healthy for your hair. If you must wash your hair daily, be sure to treat it with Rejuveniqe to keep the hair follicles coated with hydrating ingredients.
- When hair is wet, use a naturally based leave-in conditioner like Restore and comb hair gently to avoid breakage.
- Try to keep chemical salon services limited to one at a time. Multiple chemical services (like coloring and relaxing) is more likely to cause stress on the hair shaft.
- Over processed hair is brittle. So if you must color process your hair, make sure to add moisture with a regular deep-conditioning regimen.
- Take a hair supplement like S3, Supplement Support System, to nourish hair from the inside out. Each of the clinically proven ingredients in S3 work together to replenish the body of possible nutrient deficiencies that could be contributing to hair loss and shedding.
- Avoid heat styling as much as possible.
- Eat a diet rich in protein. Protein can repair weak spots in the hair shaft, warding off breakage. But be forewarned: Too much protein can make the hair brittle, and too much moisture makes strands too flexible. It’s important to find the right balance of moisture and protein.
I have to say I am just loving this MONAT business! There is a major demand for our products. Natural hair care that actually REGROWS, THICKENS and REPAIRS hair! Who doesn’t want amazing hair? We’ve had so many truly amazing testimonials. Every month more and more people join as VIP and Market Partners. Salons are even starting to carry our products. I know I will never use any other hair products. I’ve never had healthy hair… I am 52 and now have the longest, healthiest hair of my life. Who would have thought that would ever happen?
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Infused with REJUVENIQE™, which helps to condition the hair while providing a touchably soft hold. Supports weightless body and volume without any stiffness, or crunchiness. This revolutionary blend of clinically proven ingredients assists in achieving an all-over fuller look and feel for thin and flat strands. The inclusion of Crodasorb™ helps protect the hair against harmful UV rays which can lead to dryness. This product is appropriate for all hair types and textures, including chemically and/or color treated hair.