Hair Washing Instructions
Why do we need instructions? We all know the “wash, rinse, repeat” instructions on the back of our shampoo bottles, but who actually does it? I always thought this was just a way for the shampoo companies to get us to use the shampoo faster so we would buy more.
With MONAT, a line of naturally-based, salon-quality hair care, it’s important to follow the instructions to shampoo twice. The first wash is all about stripping any build-up from silicone, waxes, and gums. The second wash is the step that actually cleans and moisturizes your hair and scalp.
Applies to all MONAT shampoos, including BLACK Shampoo/Conditioner
- Make sure your hair is very wet prior to shampooing.
- Use only a nickel to quarter-sized amount depending on you hair length. A little goes a long way! MONAT is much more concentrated than most shampoos on the market.
- Emulsify in your hands.
- Wash the first time, applying from scalp down to the ends. You most likely won't notice any lather on the first wash. That's OK. (The first shampoo breaks down the excess product build-up of waxes, oils and silicones and hair residue.)
- Leave on for 2-3 minutes, then rinse.
- Wash a second time, massaging shampoo into roots and then work it down to the ends. The second shampoo is when the active botanicals are able to work at the follicle level to balance the ph of your scalp and nourish your hair. You should notice a lather now.
- Leave on for 2 to 3 minutes and rinse well with warm water.
Rinse Out Conditioners
Applies to all MONAT conditioners that are meant to be rinsed out
- Wring out your hair as much as possible before applying conditioner.
- Apply all over scalp and down through the ends.
- Leave of for 2-5 minutes.
- Rinse thoroughly with warm water.
Leave In Conditioner
Applies to MONAT Restore Leave-in Conditioner which is not meant to be rinsed out
- Towel dry your hair.
- Use anywhere from a dime size to a quarter size, depending on length of hair.
- Apply to your hair from the mid-shaft down concentrating on the ends.
- Style as usual.
Use after shampoo and before conditioner
IMPORTANT! This masque is a protein treatment, not a conditioning masque and should always be followed by a conditioner and should not be used more often every 4-5 washes.
- Apply generously to wet hair after shampoo and let sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Rinse very well with warm water.
- Follow with a conditioner (any MONAT leave in or rinse out conditioner).
Heavenly Hydration Masque
Use after shampoo and before conditioner
- Shampoo and towel-dry hair.
- Apply the masque to hair.
- Massage into the hair, ensuring an even application.
- Leave on for 5 to 10 minutes, then rinse out thoroughly.
- For best results, use once or twice per week.
Rejuvabeads Split Ends Mender
Use as needed, every 2-3 washes.
- Wash your hair with MONAT shampoo and conditioner.
- Gently towel dry hair.
- Depending on length of hair, apply a very small amount (pea-sized for short to medium hair, olive-sized for long hair) of Rejuvabeads® sparingly to the mid-sections and ends of damp hair.
- Work product through your hair from mid-shaft to the ends with your hands or use a wide-toothed comb.
- Style as usual.
The Rejuveniqe Oil is in all MONAT products except the Junior Line so you are already receiving the benefits. For people with dry or damaged hair, or curly or ethnic hair (which is usually very dry) using extra oil is very beneficial.
The stand-alone Rejuveniqe Oil can additionally be used in the following ways:
- Add a drop or two to your conditioner for extra conditioning and shine.
- Rub a drop on your fingertips and apply to the ends of your hair before drying.
- Rub a drop between your palms and lightly run them over your dry hair to add shine and control fly-aways.
- Apply 2-3 drops to your scalp 15 minutes before showering to increase hair growth and help restore balance to your scalp oils.
- Add to your facial moisturizer or body lotion, or apply directly to skin.
How to use Rejuveniqe Oil as an overnight oil treatment:
This is great for dry and damaged hair but also fabulous for oily hair. Many customers with oily hair have reported that after doing this oil treatment once or twice a week, their hair is less oily and they have to shampoo less often. This is because you are tricking your scalp to produce less oil.
You can do the overnight oil treatment as often as you want; there are no ill effects.
Note: Do this after you are done seeing people for the day because you will be look like a grease ball!
- Start at the scalp. (If you are using a sample size of the oil, poke a hole in the foil packet with a pin.)
- Apply drops to your fingertips, and massage into your scalp, applying to scalp until it feels greasy.
- Rub more drops of oil into your hair strands finger comb it in.
- Brush or comb the oil through your hair to get even coverage and continue adding drops to fingers as needed — until your hair looks greasy, but not saturated and definitely not dripping.
- If you apply the oil & work it through with your brush 5-10 minutes before bed time (say, before you brush your teeth), the oil will absorb enough so that it doesn’t transfer to your pillow.
- Now go to bed.
- Shampoo and condition your hair as usual in the morning.
About Heat Tools
Very important: When using MONAT products, be sure you always turn down the temperature on heat tools (blow dryer, curling iron, flat iron).
MONAT does not contain silicones, waxes and gums that build up on the hair after rinsing (like most other shampoos and conditioners). As a result, there is no buildup for the flat iron or curling irons to burn through to get to the cortex of the hair to reform hydrogen bonds.
Also, flat irons were designed for ethnic hair which can handle higher heat settings for the most part.
NATURAL, ETHNIC OR TEXTURED HAIR
If you’ve been blessed with glorious, thick, very curly/textured/ethnic hair, you have the freedom to bump up the dial on your heat styling tools anywhere from 420º to 450º range. When you’re ready for touch ups, just turn it down a bit to the 370º to 400º range.
If you’re one of the lucky ones to have unprocessed (not chemically-treated) hair, you have more latitude when it comes to adjusting the temperature on heat styling tools. Keep your flat iron or curling iron at around 400º mark or below. If you have coarse hair, you can bump it up to 410º-450º, but if your hair is fine, it’s best to take it down to 325º.
FINE OR DOUBLE-PROCESSED HAIR
If you have fine hair or hair that has been double-process bleached, always turn down the heat on your styling tools. A range between 200º and 350º would be safe, but never go above the 350º mark.
You’ll want to protect your glorious color, especially redheads and blondes, by turning the temperature of your heat styling products down. This will help extend the life of your color and keep it looking vibrant and lustrous.