Should you pair other products with Monat? Quick answer is, I don’t recommend it.
–Monat is designed to remove build up and waxes like silicones from your hair. If you are using other products with silicones and chemicals with Monat, it can’t effectively do it’s job 100%. Monat will never be able to penetrate and nourish the hair strands like it should if it’s constantly trying to remove the build up from other products. It’s like going to the gym and then eating McDonald’s afterwards.The results are not as effective and it’s a constant battle.
I personally switched to 100% Monat hair and skin products. I do NOT use anything else in my hair or on my skin. You can use other products but I do not recommend them if you want faster, better results.
When starting with Monat, I recommend…
- A shampoo and conditioner
- A heat protectant
- A styling product and/or treatment depending on your hair
If you are like me, you are buying all natural products to do their job. I want to get the most for my money so I use the products as they should be used. You should also be washing your hair as instructed.
How often should I wash my hair? I recommend 2-3 times a week
I don’t recommend washing your hair EVERY day. This will strip your hair of natural oils and can lead to an over production of oil. Sometimes washing daily can also create scalp irritation. Your hair will most likely be healthier by skipping a day or two.
I don’t recommend waiting 7 days in between washings. This is way too long and can create an environment for bacteria to grow. Bacteria can grow on your scalp because it’s trained to lock in moisture. Your scalp will start to get itchy and probably will have some kind of build up.
If you are not washing your hair as directed, you will also not see best results. Your shampoo can’t do it’s job if you are not using it properly. I tend to go 2-3 days in between washings and my hair is never oily. I was washing my hair everyday because my scalp was irritated by my previous shampoo. Monat cleared my scalp inflammation (Folliculitis) within 2 weeks of use.
How to Wash Your Hair
So washing your hair with ANY shampoo not just Monat should look like this.
FIRST wash you should apply shampoo to scalp and massage and scrub for 1 minute, rinse.
SECOND wash you should apply shampoo to scalp and get a good lather, let set for 2-3 minutes, rinse.
THIRD apply conditioner only to ends, work through hair and rinse.
Using Monat you are going to use less product (dime to nickel size amount) with each wash. Monat is more concentrated and has less water than other leading brands. You are basically paying for water with other brands. Monat is silicone free, chemical free, gluten free and paraben free. It is all natural and safe to use on color treated hair.
If you are going to invest in all natural products, make the investment and use them how they should be used. I have had great results in the past 8 months and I exclusively use Monat products. Do yourself a favor and try it, you will love the results!