Monat Revitalizing Shampoo and Conditioner: Real Hair Love?

I used to think all shampoos and conditioners were created equal. Honestly, to me they were all the same with different smells. It turns out I was wrong. There is definitely a healthy hair hierarchy in play here. In this post I’m going to go over some samples  I received for review purposes and give you my thoughts. First, let’s learn a little bit more about Monat:

  1. The brand got its start in 2014 and has taken off with the help of Market Partners and VIP Customers (we’ll get more into that at the end of this post).
  2. The brand’s products are paraben and sulfate free. 
  3. Monat recently teamed up with the Salvation Army to help give back to children in the U.S and Canada. 

Now let’s get down and dirty. 

Although I received these products complimentary for review purposes all thoughts and opinions as stated in this post are 100% my own, promise.

I was sent these products by the lovely Dee to review.

 πŸ’‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ I’ll have Dee’s contact info at the end of this post should you wish to learn more about Monat or it’s VIP Customer ProgramπŸ’‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

While my hair is naturally kinky/curly, shampoos tend to somehow straighten it out. It’s like they have so much crap in them that they way my hair down. Even though the Revitalize Shampoo was not particularly spectacular, it did allow my hair to keep its wild child texture which I Love. I was so happy to feel my hair and see it all curled up because that rarely happens. Whatever is, or isn’t, in this shampoo helps hair to maintain it’s texture which I call a curly girl plus. 

The Conditioner was amazing. When I squeezed it out of the packet it came out almost like a fluff. It was creamy and left my hair feeling Super soft. In fact it’s so soft I’m constantly touching it. While the Shampoo was nice, the Conditioner was wonderful! 

My hair officially feels like a fleece blanket, a cup of cocoa with cinnamon and marshmallows, and a good book on a snowy day. My hair texture is as wild child as ever, and the products managed to avoid stripping my hair color. There is certainly something to these products and I’m interested in trying more, or at the very least snagging that Conditioner. 

Now let’s chitchat about Monat and their programs. 

So it seems like being a VIP has certain benefits. You receive things like free shipping, 15% off of Monat products, free samples, and even birthday goodies. This sounds pretty good, especially when you think about how expensive the products are. That Conditioner I officially need in my life? Yea, that’s $40.00. That’s a little steep. Being a VIP comes with a few caveats. In order to get those benefits, you have to agree to three flexship orders. You also have to pay a membership fee. The fee is $19.99 USD and $24.95 CAD. If you think about it, it’s a one time fee and if you buy three products with that sweet little discount, you’ve already covered the cost of the membership with the coin you save. The flexship orders are kind of like a monthly hair subscription box. For a certain amount each month (what I’m seeing is $84.00 USD and $110.00 CAD) you’ll get the discount, access to limited edition products, as well as a free product. In all honesty, two monat products are going to run you $80.00 so it might be a little more cost effective to be a VIP, especially since they’re coming out with new products (they just released and brow and Lash serum in March with a pretty price tag). They also seem to let you skip every other month if the price tag is still a little too much. Overall the program makes sense for fans of the brand. 

It seems like Monat is a MLM. Think Lipsense, or Lula Roe, or Limelight by Alcone. It’s kind of like the sleek, modern version of the Avon Lady, except the Monat Lady more than likely has great hair. If you’re interested in this sort of thing, I’d say Monat is definitely worth checking out. They do have a pretty high commission rate. 20% is about average for these kinds of “be your own boss” businesses. I can’t really speak to the nature of these kinds of programs because I’ve never really been into sales, (I’m too nonchalant about the word ‘No’ and in this kind of game persistence is key) and consequently, have never really looked into MLMs. I’m sure Dee has a few answers though πŸ˜‹. 

Whew! This was a long one!

To wrap it up, I’m pretty intrigued by the brand. Personally I’m more concerned with the products than the business aspect, but that’s just my style. The Conditioner and that Lash serum are definitely calling my name. 

πŸ’‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈIf you’re curious about Monat or it’s programs, you can get in touch with Dee! Email: Website: πŸ’‡πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

Until Next We Meet,

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