I recently wrote that 2018 would be the year I focused on Self-Care.

So in a bid to continue on this quest, I’ve decided to branch out and show you in a bit more detail, the products (old & new) that I use to achieve my inner zen.

This week I’m focusing on ‘Hair Care‘.

I’m not in any way loyal to any particular brands when it comes to looking after my locks, and I actually quite enjoy experimenting with different shampoos, conditioners, treatments & styling products. There are a few brands I’ve used that were underwhelming, but I’m yet to find something that knocks my socks off. It was therefore a lovely surprise when I was approached by a super sweet lady in the US to try some products from a brand I’d never heard of. She is a Market Partner of a company called MONAT (short for Modern Nature).


So after speaking to her about their products, I did a bit of research myself. There is lots of information on their site, as well as plenty of reviews and opinions elsewhere on the internet, but I’ll break it down to the basics of what they promise to deliver:

MONAT’s ingredients are naturally-based, and combine the best of nature with cutting-edge science to provide effective solutions for all your hair concerns.

  • NO Gluten
  • NO Harmful Colours
  • NO Harmful Fragrances
  • NO Animal Testing
  • NO Animal Origin Ingredients

The particular products that I’ve been sent to try out are the MONAT Black 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner RRP £32 as well as the Restore Leave-In Conditioner RRP £35.

The 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner is:

A complete 2-in-1 system that cleanses and conditions while maintaining essential moisture and balance for youthful, healthy-looking hair. Nourishes the scalp whilst helping boost natural hair growth and improve follicle strength to help reduce hair thinning. Safe to use on coloured and/or chemically treated hair.

The Restore Leave-In Conditioner is:

A nourishing leave-in conditioner designed to revive each hair strand using the same proven ingredients and technologies as MONAT’s Renew Hydrating Shampoo and Replenish Masque. Helps restore essential nutrients to the scalp, boosting natural hair growth and improving follicle strength to reduce hair thinning. Leaves fragile hair silky, youthful and supple. Safe to use on coloured and/or chemically treated hair.

Along with trying these new products for the first time, I also have a few other older staple items I’ve been returning to recently. These are the Schwarzkopf GOT2B 2 Sexy Volumizing HairSpray RRP £4.19 and the Mark Hill Medium Radial Brush RRP £11.99.


This plumping hairspray gives you that push up you need to flaunt that sexy, show-stopping big volume!

It is nothing short of miraculous for people with fine, lifeless hair like mine.


The Medium Radial Brush will add volume and body. PLUS, the brush allows for even air-flow which makes for a super-fast and effective blow dry. The medium brush is perfect for those with medium to long hair.

I’ve found that since using both these items for the last few weeks, that I’ve been able to control my fine hair with much more ease. The brush has made blow-drying a much more pleasant task, despite it still being a lengthy process. While the hairspray has done a Grade A job in boosting the volume of my fine (but lots of it), damaged hair.

I can only hope that the MONAT hair system does what it says on the tin, so to speak, and restores my long locks to their natural state. First impressions so far are good, it smells utterly divine… like an expensive Spa.


I shall report back soon but in the meantime, please feel free to leave some of your “can’t live without” hair products below in the comments, as well as any reviews from those of you who have tried the MONAT range.

Take care lovelies!

D x

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