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A brief history of hair:
It was my first lecture in hair school. I remember it like it was yesterday. Not for the content, or the delivery, but for the impact it had on me. I’d never thought about hair in an elemental way before. I learned how important hair is to our well being, how we look at ourselves & how we value ourselves. I learned that I had made the right choice for me, & being a hair stylist was going to allow me to help others feel great about themselves, to impact lives in a positive way.
What is the purpose of hair? Why do we have it on our head & body?
Before the recent invention of clothing, shelter, & heat, hair served the purpose of protection from the elements and insulation, as well as adornment. Well thank goodness for our crafty forward thinking ancestors, who decided it was good form to wear clothing & live under a roof! I’m even more appreciative of the one who wondered what would happen if they rubbed 2 sticks together really fast with pressure & started that first fire!! Hair was no longer essential for warmth & protection & became much more of a fashion statement. Maybe that fire starter was a wannabe hair stylist? We’ll probably never know.
I read once that how we feel about our hair can impact our self image & confidence by as much as 80%.
Hair as adornment.
For ages & ages, hair has been adorned, enhanced, manipulated & styled to create a look, increase beauty, show social status & standing. Hair has been used to show wealth, class, personal style, & times of mourning,. We are practically hard wired to react to hair. When we see a style we react to it emotionally: love it, hate it, WTF?!, I would never!! How do I get my hair to do that?? What were they thinking? I have to have that!! Yep, we totally react to hair on an emotional level. Hair is art. Hair is a signature. Hair is a hassle (for some).
A hair style sets a tone, a mood, evokes a response in ourselves & others. It is intensely personal and impactful. It creates our identity. Sometimes it has it’s own identity. We even have labels for it. “Great hair day.”, “Bad hair day.”, “Bald is beautiful.”, “Sleek & sophisticated”,etc. We stereotype people for it, "Blondes have more________." "Redheads are_________." Fun, fiery, right?
Have you ever heard someone say “I can’t go out with my hair looking like this!!”? It’s true, how we feel about our hair builds us up or tears us down.
Hair is an industry. A multi, multi, multi, billion dollar a year industry. Products to enhance & treat it, services to change or augment it, products to repair it after changing it, products to make it grow, or cover the fact that it doesn’t grow, or even remove it.
Hair seems to be an entity of its own.
How we feel about our hair has a huge impact on our image & self esteem. I read once that how we feel about our hair can impact our self image & confidence by as much as 80%. Not having hair we are confident in is more impactful than a pronounced scar to our confidence & image. Have you ever heard
someone say “I can’t go out with my hair looking like this!!”? It’s true, how we feel about our hair builds us up or tears us down.
Hair creates movements. Ferrah Fawcett, Jenifer Aniston, Donald Trump, Victoria Beckham, and many more have all started trends based on their hairstyles. Did you ever ask your stylist for a "bob like Beckham", or "The Jenifer Aniston"?
Thankfully, I’ve yet to have someone seriously ask for “The Donald”!
Hair has been hugely important in the past, & continues to be so, today. I don’t see that changing in the future either.
Hair is here to stay. Or is it?
I’m finding more than ever before a trend that is growing. It started a few years ago, between 5 & 10 years I guess. More & more clients are coming to me with concerns of thinning & hair loss. It’s frightening for my clients to think they are going bald. I can’t think of one client who has ever said “Thank goodness! My hair is finally starting to fall out.” Nope, not one. Exactly the opposite in fact. Every client who is worried asks me how they can stop & reverse their hair loss. Every single one! It’s a growing segment of the population.
It’s now estimated that 1 in 4 women and upwards of 70% of men are affected by androgenic alopecia (pattern baldness or hormonal hair loss). This is not hair that is damaged by chemical processing & breaks off. Androgenic alopecia has it’s “root” cause below the skins surface. It is caused by hormonal changes or environmental toxicity. The things that we eat, or put on our bodies can alter the chemical make up of our bodies & affect hair growth. The cursed, yet natural, effects of aging change our bodies ability to grow hair. Stress from work & our personal lives can make us lose hair & not be able to grow it well. It can be a vicious cycle of stress, hair loss, stress from hair loss, more hair loss, more stress, on & on. But 1 in 4 women, 70% of men, that’s a lot of people. That’s a lot of affected confidence & lost self esteem. It’s heartbreaking, really.
Are you one of the afflicted? Do you know someone who is concerned about losing their hair? What have you tried to combat the issue? Have you resigned yourself to it being inevitable? Have you tried remedies & were disappointed in your results, or frightened by the side effects? What lengths are you willing to go to find a solution? Drugs, Cosmetic applications, Hair pieces, Surgery??
It’s now estimated that 1 in 4 women and upwards of 70% of men are affected by androgenic alopecia (pattern baldness or hormonal hair loss).
What if I told you there is now a natural, safe, non-toxic, non-drug approach to remedying your androgenic alopecia hair loss? Would you be intrigued or would you think, “yeah, right! I’ve tried snake oils before”? What it I told you this natural, safe, non-toxic, non-drug remedy was clinically proven effective, patented, manufactured in a FDA approved facility? Intrigued now? What if I added that this remedy works so well that it comes with an unconditional guarantee, & less than 1% of customers use the guarantee? Does that turn the corner for you? It’s good to be a skeptic, to a point, then it’s time to try & see for yourself. See if you get results.
It is a true blend of the bounties of nature & the blessings of science. By blending the two, MONAT has been able to create highly active formulations using botanical oils that increase hair growth, reduce hair loss, & regrow lost hair.
I hope that this article has shed some light on what importance hair has for us, & why we feel so strongly about our hair. I hope that reading this article helps you understand how being unhappy with your hair impacts you. Did you learn why it’s terrifying to experience hair loss? If you don’t have hair issues, & don’t know anyone who does, you can stop reading at this point. You’ve got the “Brief History of Hair”. If you are experiencing hair loss yourself or know someone who is, please read on. Even if you have all the hair you want, but want to keep it, or improve on the health of it, you want to read on as well.
A totally new approach to hair care, stopping thinning, & regrowing lost hair.
Nature has given us everything we need to live. Science has helped us thrive. Mixing nature & science gives us “Modern Nature”. MO from modern, NAT from nature gives us MONAT. In October 2014, MONAT sprung onto the scene. It is a true blend of the bounties of nature & the blessings of science. By blending the two, MONAT has been able to create highly active formulations using botanical oils that increase hair growth, reduce hair loss, & regrow lost hair. What the formulations do is create an optimal environment for hair to grow. Drugs, harsh chemicals, nor drugs are ever used. MONAT lets nature do all the work. The botanical oils repair cellular damage & problems resulting in healthier growth, giving you a longer, stronger, fuller, younger-looking head of hair in 90 days. It is the promise to you. Better hair in 90 days.
How would you feel if, 3 months from now, you look in the mirror & see a reflection with incredible hair looking back at you? Wouldn’t it be empowering? Confidence boosting? Delightful? My clients are experiencing this!
They tell me their hair is easier for them to style, & they can make it look like I do in the salon when they do it at home. It is shinier, has more bounce, holds curl better & longer, gets less frizzy in humidity and less flyaway in dryness.
What they tell me they notice first is less hair in the drain & on the floor. 75% less across the board, it’s universal. Then we notice that they have tons of new hairs poking up when I pull their hair straight back, or part it & hold it flat to their head. They look like chia pets! Then we start noticing that their hair is longer between appointments. It’s easy to tell on my color clients, because the band of new growth is longer but the time period hasn’t changed. They tell me their hair is easier for them to style, & they can make it look like I do in the salon when they do it at home. It is shinier, has more bounce, holds curl better & longer, gets less frizzy in humidity and less flyaway in dryness. All in all, my clients are loving their hair again & have more great hair days with MONAT. Longer, stronger, fuller, younger-looking hair is the reality, not just a promise in my clients experience.
MONAT has 3 very important things in its favor. In my experience, no other hair care company can state these same things.
MONAT is clinically studied & proven in independent 3rd party studies. This means the results weren’t skewed or hand picked by company personel.
MONAT is patented. The approach is entirely different. No other company has what MONAT has, nor can another company recreate it.
MONAT has their own Privately held FDA manufacturing facility in Miami, FL. It’s 100% made in the U.S.A, in a facility that has the highest governmental standards, using the highest quality ingredients (all are food grade or US Pharmacopeia quality) & the company has absolute control over the quality of ingredient used as well as the quality of the end product.
This is a very big deal, & is entirely unique in the US hair care world. You can rest assured that every MONAT product is of superior quality. Everything is naturally based, & free of the nasty chemicals or toxins found in virtually every other brand out there. The line is incredibly pure and safe to use on your entire family. As a professional, it is critical to me that I use the finest quality product I can source on my clients. Not only is their image stake, but also my reputation. As a professional I stand behind every service and product I offer, and only the best will do for my clients. My work is my calling card. The better I make you look & feel, the better I do professionally. Baby needs new shoes, so I have to do well professionally!
The line is incredibly pure and safe to use on your entire family.
Have you noticed how people are looking to do business with companies that are socially & enviromentally responsible. Personally, I love this movement toward sustainability & social consciousness. Do you find yourself looking for companies & products that are better for the environment, & take into considertion working conditions and worker treatment? MONAT supports & demands sustainable growing practices and develops products with the least amount of enviromental impact possible. The company cares deply for our planet & the people on it. In the first year of business, MONAT became partners with several charitable organizations, & sponsored several charity events.
MONAT will give you the best hair you’ve had in your life. I stake my reputation on it! If you are struggling with hair loss, want healthier hair, want safer more natural product to use on your body & family, or want to help keep Americans working, MONAT is the company you need to be using for your hair care needs. Your hair will thank you for it.