The journey of healthy natural hair is ever evolving. I’ve been natural for almost 9+ years and the learning curve is CONSTANT! It’s been quite a long road from where I started. I’m convinced being a product junkie comes with the territory! When I first heard of Monat products, I was completely skeptical. Uncertain that they would work for my 4b/4c hair texture. Even looking at the cost made me slightly cringe. However, I couldn’t do another two years of postpartum hair loss recovery. So as I began to do my research, I wanted to know more than anything…
“Does Monat work on black hair?”
I wanted to see what other women of color were saying and if it was worth taking the risk. I’ll be honest almost anything is worth not dealing with another round of terrible postpartum shedding!
From my first wash to over four months in, and I can’t believe I almost said no. Don’t get me wrong, the majority of marketing doesn’t necessarily capture the fact that the right Monat regimen works for black hair! The crazier part is that there are THOUSANDS of women using these products and seeing the same incredible results I am.
Resetting my Hair Journey
With any hair regimen, there is no quick fix. Even with all of the products available, the key truly is understanding and learning your hair. I’ve had my share of home remedy and high end product attempts to remedy my 4c texture. So I knew if I was committing to this journey, I would have to give it a good 3-6 months.
Having an honest perspective and plan of attack was my personal goal. Yes there are many opportunities to be a part of the business side, but I truly wanted to love my hair in all it’s natural beauty.
I’ve done two big chops in my natural hair journey. The second was because I didn’t do the best job of caring for my hair the first go around. I rarely trimmed my ends, trained my curls, or moisturized my scalp to heal damage.
Learning these steps made a world of difference this second time around. I never knew that signs of damage looked like:
- Weak strands
- Brittle hair
- Lack of elasticity
- Micro damage
- Dull/ lack of luster
- Split ends
So my mission became how to address ALL of these without breaking the bank. Just in case you didn’t know, everyone our family is on the curly hair spectrum. Wash day has always been… interesting.
Introducing Monat to the hair regimen
After several days of intense research and asking a lot of questions, we made the jump to introduce Monat into our hair regimen. I had to see if Monat was really going to work on my black hair. The 30 day money back guarantee is as low risk as they come. Since Monat states they work for all hair types, I knew if it worked for me and our two boys in particular then it was definitely worth it.
Since the products are extremely concentrated, a little goes a long way. This is completely against my normal way of product usage. With thick coarse hair, the last thing I thought was using a little bit of anything. However, the key is emulsifying the product and effectively washing your scalp.
My original regimen started off with the following products:
- Super Nourish Shampoo
- Super Nourish Conditioner
- Rejuvenique Oil
- Replenish Hair Masque
Within a month I started to notice the scabs in my scalp from hair relaxers begin to resolve. My dandruff was almost non existent, and my postpartum shedding was no longer in massive clumps! I knew I had to keep going… and I did.
Is Monat worth the cost?
I don’t know about you, but I have spent some MONEY on hair care. From protective styles to just trying what could work – black hair is an investment. I can tell you on average for our kids hair products were $150. That did nothing include what I purchased or what my husband did for our own hair needs.
On average you can purchase a full box of product for about $250 or start with basics for close to $84 – $120. Truthfully, the ability to teach my kids and empower them with quality hair care, knowledge, and confidence is priceless.
I opted to do a box, because I wanted to become a Market Partner. As someone who works with brands and the business side of blogging, I knew if it was a great product it was worth partnering with.
This is where I find that many people become skeptical. Network marketing and social selling is far more common than most people acknowledge. In fact, we all sell when we refer, share, and tell others of deals we find.
I joined because I found quality people who were honest and truly believe in the products. The community of women on my team I wouldn’t trade for the world! I started to find a hair solution, I’ve found far more than that.
Considering your own journey?
I’m an open book! I would love to talk to you as you’re working towards loving your hair in all it’s natural glory too! The products are not just for black hair. Healthy hair, tangible knowledge, and an amazing community cheering you on is invaluable.
I can’t wait to check in another 3 – 6 months from now!