Guys!!! I have eyebrows! I was a victim of the tragic eyebrow fad of the late '90s when we attacked our faces with tweezers until all that was left was one thin little line of hair. I blame Charlize Theron in Baggar Vance. That, combined with a vicious attack of the chicken pox, left me with thin, patchy brows. The fact that they are blonde doesn't help anything either. So, I dye them dark, only take out hairs that are way too far out of place and use waterproof brow gel so it will stay on in the pool. When I found out Monat made a botanically based brow and lash serum I was definitely intrigued. I have try other brow growth treatments and never saw much difference. I wanted to try some of the other lash serums but most warned of irritation and some even said they could change your eye color. A girl I saw promoting one on IG even gave the tip not to use it the day of a big event because it usually left a red line on your eyelid. No thank you. I have been using Monat Eye Wonder for the past 6 weeks. I have experienced no irritation whatsoever and I already feel like a different person. I could tell that some hair was growing but, as I said before, my brows are blonde so it was hard to really see what was going on. I finally remembered to dye my brows at work the other day and I couldn't believe it...I have eyebrows!! I can use a bit of pencil around the edges to clean up the line but I feel confident with nothing on. This is huge! And my eyelashes are out of control. They started tangling when I was trying to put on mascara this morning. I am so excited to see what they look like in another 6 weeks.
Now, about my hair. I'm pretty sure I am going through my "Monat Detox" phase and so far it is highly uneventful. The concept of the Monat Detox is that it uses botanicals to pull all the buildup out of your hair and scalp, down to your follicles so that they can absorb all of the nutrients from the oils. Leaving you with stronger, healthier, thicker hair. (You can read all the science behind the products on my site scarlettrose.mymonat.com/influencer.) There was about a week or so where I wanted to wash my hair every day. By the end of the day, it would feel like I hadn't washed it in 3 or 4 days. So I washed it more often. But, I like washing it because I'm using the Monat Black 2n1 and it has a minty tingle that has been so refreshing through the hot summer. This has definitely calmed down. Yesterday was day 3 and I didn't even need to use dry shampoo. Although, their dry shampoo actually leaves your scalp feeling lighter and refreshed instead of just gunked up with talcum powder. I swear I heard my scalp wheeze after a good dosing with some of the other stuff out there. Even their dry shampoo has Rejuvenique oil in it so I actually feel like I'm doing something good for my hair when I use it. I tend to have a kind of oily scalp and I'm a total product junkie, but I have long, thick hair so I can't wash it every day. As a result, I tend to battle with a flakey scalp. I'm so excited because the flakiness is gone! I can tell that there is still some more build up left but it's so much better. My hair feels thicker and healthier. It has so much body all the time I'm obsessed! I love big hair but I don't like products that make it feel dry or stiff. I also really felt like it was longer but it's only been 6 weeks so it should have grown less than an inch which shouldn't be that noticeable.. So I had Erinn take a progress picture. My hair has grown at least two inches!! I couldn't believe my eyes. I had to check the time stamp on the photos. It had been exactly 6 weeks!! I will post the photos so you can see for yourself. I'm still shocked. I am so incredibly impressed and excited with the results I am seeing so far. My clients are too. Every client who has tried them is raving to me about how great their hair is. One client was almost in tears because she said she has never loved her hair so much. Another client came in to see me and I literally had goosebumps when I saw all her new hair growth after only a month. (see pic below) These products are so incredible I can't wait to see what the future holds!!!! Stay tuned for updates!!