Monat Review My Personal Journey
There are brands and companies that launch everyday, some of which thrive and never stop growing, some never take off to a good start and just die out after a few years. When Monat launched back in 2014 I wondered how this new hair line would do. I have never seen a brand grow as quickly as Monat, making 25$ million in sales just in the first year of launch when their goal was only 1$ million. Who else over achieves their goal 25 times that?! Incredible I think! When you see numbers like this in the growth of a company, you not only see a successful growing company but a quality brand. Monat worked really hard to produce the product that so many people love.
This original post was written by me in 2014-a review of my hair after 5 months of using Monat. I decided to keep the same title but update to 4 years later now 2018, making this post longer and more informative so this can be the place where you will find all you want to know about Monat. I will not only review the products and talk about how my hair has changed in the past four years but also about the growth and business side of this company. If you are thinking I will only say the good, you are wrong! I think we can all find ups and downs about a business or any product.
This post I imagine will be quiet long after I finish it, so below I will include bullet points of subtitles in case you don’t want to read the entire post, so find the subtitle you’d like to read about and scroll down!
- Monat Hair Review 5months to 4 years-Pros & Cons
- Monat Flex Ship/ VIP Membership perks
- Joining Monat as a Distributor/Market Partner
- Monat Review Conclusion & My 4 Favorite Products
- Trusting Monat as a one of the best Multi Level Marketing networks with the best compensation plan
Monat Review 5 months – 4 years
Below I have written about my journey with Monat from my 5 months to all the way up to 4 years, I hope you will enjoy reading it and experience same results that I have experienced with Monat!
Pros of Monat Hair Products
- The first thing I couldn’t believe is how many new baby hairs I started to see at my hair line after about 4 to 6 months of using Monat. First year into using Monat and my hair line has completely changed. I never realized this, but apparently my hair line was a receding hair line before Monat, where in the front it was shaped like a letter M, now its almost square shape where the curved bold parts are now grown in with new hair. The only way I noticed this difference is when I pull my hair back in a high pony tail these short new hairs would stick out. This was never expected, I was in for a great surprise. I honestly have never realized that I had a receding hair line in the first place. A lot of people do because the front part of your forehead is where you hair follicles get most exposure to chemicals, sun and dirt.
- I quit losing so much hair. I used to shed a lot of hair back in the day. It got so bad I’d have nightmares about waking up with bold patches on my head. I was terrified. I didn’t know what to do. I reconsidered heat styling and chemical treatment and I was never going to use bleach again, but even before all that damage was done to my hair, hair loss ran in my family it was in our genes. Both my sisters and mom had the same struggle. After about a good six months of using Monat, Monat strengthened the roots of my hair, and I truly felt that difference. I started to see less and less lose hairs at the bottom of my bath tub after showering. I quit seeing hair in my hair all over my shirts or floor after combing . I know that after a good year I would see only 1-2 lose hairs at the bottom of the shower, compared to clumps of hair that I used to find. I would say I lost about 1/3 thickness of my hair before I started using Monat. Four years later, I am requesting to get my hair thinned out when I get my short A-line hair cut.
- My hair is very nice and soft, my hair used to be rough like horse hair because it was so dry and damaged before, but it definitely wasn’t strong, very fragile instead. This was a difference I noticed right away, the rich nourishing products really moisturized and livened my hair. Within the first use the texture of my hair was different and amazing. That’s when I knew the products were going to work, because usually after any other shampoo my hair would be left dry and out of control frizzy with some pretty ugly waves, not something I’d want to show off. Overall, my hair just looked like it got stripped of its natural oils, moisture and hydration starved. Not with Monat though, hair looked almost healthy with the first wash.
- The Rejuveniqe Oil that I would use as a mask treatment every week or so, thickened my hair with moisture and nutrients– running my fingers through my hair feels great! This Rejuveniqe Oil is the back bone product of Monat, every product in the Monat line except 2 or 3 are infused with this oil. SO using the oil straight up is super convenient, quicker and better results going by the 13+ essential oils in this liquid gold of a product.
- The ends of my hair especially thickened. You know how your hair looks thinner at the ends from most damage? That’s what I used to have but I have been applying the Rejuveniqe Oil to the ends of my hair while damp or the Leave In conditioner and that has saved my ends from damage, thinning and split ends. Three years later and Monat comes out with Rejuvabeads, if you haven’t seen a short video of real people applying this product just to one split end hair, you’re missing out. It is amazing how it mends the two ends back together, just incredible, I am definitely an owner of this one amazing product because of the heat styling my hair goes constantly.
- I love my natural waves! My hair looks healthy, I used to be self conscious about letting my natural waves be, I’d never go out with non-straightened hair, but now I can let my hair breathe in it’s natural state and still look awesome like I styled my waves purposely. Pretty amazing! The self texturising mist or the curl refresher is also amazing. Monat just keeps coming up with all the products possible you’ll need for your hair, it’s nice to know that they think about every single issue that could be wrong with our hair and they create a great product for that. I’ve never used styling products on my hair before Monat, only hair spray, but not its so convenient. Obviously I screwed up and put a bit too much of styling product in my hair before, but thats where you learn a little goes a long way. You never want to apply too much products on your clean hair even with Monat.
- Compliments- The people that see me almost everyday have noticed the huge difference in my hair, they compliment on the length and health of my hair all the time! A few of my friends say “your hair looks so much better now!” its like almost offensive but that’s the realityI didn’t want to admit to myself that my hair was pretty dang bad before. I felt like a person again, with an improved identity because hair is a big thing for everyone I think. It’s like who you are in appearance.
- I found more hope and more confidence in feeling great about my hair once again. I do not have to chop my hair off super short like I once thought was my only choice. I thought I’d have to regrow beautiful healthy long hair again, instead I just brought it back to life with Monat products. Four years later, yes I ended up cutting my hair short but that’s because I have three kids now, I’m 27, a wife and a stay home work from – mom, that keeps me quite busy, especially with two boys under three and a newborn baby girl I’ve been blessed with!
- The Monat hair product line keeps growing and I just seem to love love all the products they come up with, like the Eye Wonder for thicker eye brows and longer lashes or the blow out cream and amazing all time favorite Monat hair spray!
- Monat has also came up with more systems to pick from, which is awesome because it’s not just the volume, hydration and Men’s system anymore but there’s systems that were recreated for all hair issues that cover just about anything dry hair, frizzy hair, hair growth hair volume & hydration, itchy scalp, dry or oily scalp, all mixed in to create that perfect system for all hair and skin types. It can be wonderful once you find those perfect products for your hair.
- Monat Cheat Sheet-When the Monat product line just launched it was the job of a market partner to consult you in their own knowledge towards the best products for you, now you can trust the scientists and biologists behind Monat to help you pick the best products for your hair type by creating a very detailed chart containing your hair desires and your hair concerns to match up to lead you to the products you need most! This is an amazing tool something you should NOT go without looking at. (to get a better look at this chart download it and zoom in, this document was made to be printed in a bigger size than your standard paper size)
Monat Hair Quiz
This is a update to the cheat sheet. There is now Monat Hair Quiz that you can take online and answer couple questions about your hair and you will get results and recommendations on which products will be best for your hair! I have included the link to the quiz below.
Cons of Monat Hair Products
- I don’t believe I achieved super shiny hair within the first year of using Monat, but lets remember the super dead straw hair I began with. I believe I put my hopes up too high and did not achieve shine so much so soon, the health of my hair though did change in the first several months. To update this to four years of use-my hair is a bit shiny now but not super amazingly sleek and shiny as I’d want it to be. I color my hair every 3 to 4 months, Ive bleached my hair about 5 times in the past three years and other factors like heat styling my hair almost daily or teasing my hair could be whats keeping my hair from being all that shiny as I’d want it to be.
- Expensive and still expensive-I do get a nice discount as a distributor of Monat, but even then I admit the products are still definitely on the expensive side for me. That’s why they say you get what you pay for. Before Monat I would never spend more than $10 on a bottle of shampoo. Call me cheap, I was young and didn’t really know putting cheap shampoo in my hair would be so damaging. On the bright side though, there are ways to save money on Monat products. The best way of course is to catch the flash sales once you’re a VIP or a Market Partner. Sometimes, very rare though-these amazing flash sales are for regular retail customers also, but its hard to catch that if you are not getting email notifications as a VIP would or not kept in contact with any market partner.
Monat Flex Ship or VIP Membership
What is the Monat flex ship or VIP membership all about. As a VIP member or in other words if you sign up for the Monat Flex Ship that costs 20$ to sign up, you get the perks and benefits of a great 15% discount on each purchase, and FREE SHIPPING (which varies anywhere from 10-15$ depending on where you live), and that’s not all! You get to pick when you want the products shipped to you 3 times in a year and which products of your choosing. That’s still not all folks you also receive an exclusive gift free for you in every qualified flexship(84$ or more), available only for VIP members. Or if you are a Market partner with a set up flex ship you get even a bigger discount (30% off) plus all the other VIP perks. The free exclusive gifts are bran new products that are not available for purchase for any other customers and you’d be the first to try them! For example one product I got was an amazing BLOW OUT cream?! Very cool, it is now part of the product line after all VIP’s loved the styling cream.
The requirement to meet VIP standards is to make three orders of at least 84$ USD in one year, 30 to 60 days apart (or more if pushed out farther in your desire later at log in). This is the way it works. When you just sign up as a VIP you make your first purchase of 84$ or more and then you pre-order or set up the next flex ship 30 to 60 days prior to that day. You do NOT pay for this second flex ship until the 30 or 60 days pass, you will then be charged to your credit card at the selected date you pick for your next flex ship at the time of signing up. All you have to do after that is select a third shipment another 30 or 60 days apart and you’re all set. You also do not have to set up this third flex ship at the time of signing up, but anytime later you log back in,. You are able to log in to your account and push the flex ship another 30 to 60 as long as you make three shipments within one year. (Warning, if you decide to cancel your VIP membership before the three orders of 84$ are fulfilled you will be charged a cancellation fee of 50$ USD.
I also recommend to spread out your three orders at least 60 days apart if not more, reason being– is if there is a great flash sale that all of a sudden comes up but you already have a flex ship scheduled that same month you are not able to make that flash sale count as one of your three required shipments, although you CAN still take advantage of that sale overall. Just if you’re like me, you don’t want to get overstocked on product but also take advantage of a greater flash sale making that count as one of your three shipments, because believe it–if you use the Monat shampoo the right way it should last you 2 to 3 months easily if you’re using it on your own.
Monat Distributor-Monat Market Partner
The VIP membership is not the only way to save money with Monat but you can also sign up as a Monat Market Partner and receive even a greater discount than the VIP member. To sign up as a market partner you have to pay at least 100$ for the starter kit or chose one of the other premium options that come with real size products/product pack also with the starter kit included (but the 100$ fee waived if chosen premium options), these would be the better choices for starting a business with Monat giving you a greater 40% discount off the products in the first month of joining Monat. As a Monat distributor your regular all time discount is 30% off, (40% only in the first month of joining).
As a Monat Market Partner you have to option to earn a commission of 30-40% on retail sales, 15% commission on VIP customers and way way more if you start building your own working team/empire. Monat’s compensation plan is a multi level compensation plan that has no limits in growth of your financial journey. The more you build the more you earn, and this empire is no where close to end or to fall because Monat is going world wide, launching in third world countries, in the second year launched in Canada and third year in the United Kingdom, and so many more countries to come! I will be posting more to this topic of Monat Market Partner Booming and about the business side of Monat soon! Want to be notified when, or of new posts subscribe to my blog! I will be getting back on here soon to finish what I started! Thank you!
For those that want to become a market partner I left a link Below.
How Monat Came About
It all started about 4 years ago with the Urdaneta family when the son Ray Urdaneta decided to launch this hair care line called Monat. His father Luis Urdaneta started in Tupperware years and years ago and quickly worked his way to the top of the company.
Later he and his wife launched a skin care company that has been going strong for 16 years in Buenos Vela. With such success in both companies and a lifetime of experience in multi level marketing, you know you can trust the family that is behind Monat, because they know what they are doing.
They have build the greatest compensation plan of all times, (and I will be sure to write a post about that later). The president Stuart MacMillan, who used to be the president of Arbon, came out of retirement to become part of this ground floor opportunity of hair care. He knew he couldn’t miss out on such great potential with this amazingly successful family and new line of products called Monat. Monat hired the most talented scientist from Scotland – Jamie Ross who formulated the creation of Monat! Monat has got a super team and a great sister company who brought such growth and success to this business.
Within the next two years Ray Urdaneta wants to pay out 1 million families all over the world in commissions who join the Monat business. That is a LOT of families, obviously Monat is going global, already in US, Canada and UK, there is just so much more potential growth. There is money to make and hair to heal all over the globe, I promise you that!
So I’m sure you all want to hear numbers. Numbers numbers & numbers! I am like way too excited to write about this part because the numbers of the growth of this company in such a small period of time it blows my mind! & I’m about to blow yours!
In the beginning, as I have already mentioned at top, our CEO projected a sales goal of 1$ million in the first year of launch, Monat made 25$ Million dollars in the first year of launch!! 25 times their goal! By second year..hold your breath for this one, it almost tripled to 70 million dollars in sales by second year!! By third year Monat has grown to $300 million dollars in sales, and soon projected to be a billion dollar company in the next couple years! Yes, Monat has grown quicker than our good old famous Apple CO. unbelievable right. I think this is where you make up your mind where you know the products are good and the business is also because even with these insane numbers, Monat still has only a 1% return rate on the products. People are loving Monat, and Monat is loving us because they recently came out with a crazy amazing product that no one has ever had and it will never be imitated. Monat is changing the hair revolution with this new product in 2018. It’s already out and its called Rejuveniqe S,..I will soon write a post about it, and I will call it “The Hair Product that will Blow Your Mind” because it literally blew mine! I hate to brag, just kidding i LOVe to brag about Monat, but I have never seen a hair company work so hard on the science part of the product like Monat does, and I will tell you why in my next post about this amazing product!
Monat Review Conclusion
Overall, Monat has worked SO well for me. It didn’t only bring my hair back to life, but Monat has taught me how and motivates me daily to take good care of my hair. I say this because I am the girl who would buy a 2-in-1 shampoo & conditioner, wash my hair once and be done with, not using anything else in my hair except hair spray for styling on occasions.
I would recommend these products to anyone who struggled with hair problems like me; hair loss, breakage, heat or chemical damage,or anyone who is looking for something more natural to maintain healthy beautiful hair. For those who do have healthy hair, you may not want to spend this much $$ on hair products, if you found products you are happy with, I am happy for you! Keep using what you are using, but know the ingredients in your products, know the ingredients you want to avoid, and pay attention– do they own up to the promises they claim to bring? Because for me, Monat actually did. Some of us look for a little more then just a good cleanser with a great scent, at least I do now after seeing cheap shampoos dry out my hair. I hope you find what you seek!
So now… if i had to pick, my favorite 4 products they would be:
1)Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive -about four times a month I apply the oil to my scalp as a mask treatment, wrapping my head with a warm towel for half an hour, and treat myself to my own mini spa day. I embrace it! My time to relax and enjoy myself with a cup of coffee or a hot bath! Daily I apply a tiny bit to the ends of my hair to protect from heat damage, styling regularly, and the awesome part is you can’t tell I have any oil in my hair because if you put the right amount (very little ) it does not give a greasy look. I achieved moisture and hair growth with this rich product.
2)Revive Shampoo and Revive Conditioner-these are two different products, but they should always stick together because it does a great job cleansing and conditioning my hair. Both products are very silky, cleanses hair leaving it very soft with natural volume. Smells great too! These products helped me stop hair loss.
3)Replenish Masque – I use this product twice a week, which is how many times I wash my hair in a week. You might think “gross” but washing hair everyday is not good for you. I wouldn’t even recommend it with Monat, because your hair produces its own natural oils that maintain healthy hair. So don’t wash out your natural oils completely! After using Monat Shampoo I apply the masque to damp hair and leave it in for 5-to 10 minutes, and rinse, without using conditioner, I alternate between the two. This masque is what seems to repair my hair, it hydrates my moisture-starved hair with nutrients and oils. And it proves to boost hair growth as well and I have to say it did! I have so much little new growth everywhere!
4)Intense Repair Treatment– I love this product because it is so powerful yet it is simple to use, it is a leave-in treatment. Just spray a tiny bit to the roots of hair at the scalp, blow dry and done! This product was clinically proven many times for preventing hair loss and strengthened the follicles of my hair, boosting hair growth as well.
What products helped your hair?
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Hope this post was some what eye opening to how these products work and what Monat is all about!