I’ve got 99 beauty problems but super-dry hair isn’t one. It is however dehydrated hair season, you know with the cold front creeping in, so I’m taking one for the team and test-driving Monat’s Super Nourish Oil Crème Shampoo and Conditioner. Let me qualify, I’m not using it every day as prescribed on the bottles since my fine and medium-thick strands can’t take it, but rather once a week after doing laps at the community pool. And I have to say; my chlorine-soaked hair seems to appreciate having a healthy helping of moisture added to it.
The creamy formulas are extremely hydrating since they contain oils like sweet almond, grape and pomegranate seeds oils with mango seed butter. The shampoo is low lather, which basically means not so many bubbles but just as much clean to better maintain the humectants in your hair and the conditioner contains a plant-based silicone alternative to reinforce and strengthen locks. Neither product includes parabens, cyclic silicones, phthalates, petrolatum, mineral oil, paraffin wax, chemical colour or fragrance. They are however, infused with Monat’s patented Rejuveniqe blend of 13 natural plant oils that are rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants and nutrients, as well as a light, natural coconut-like scent.
Normally, this line is better suited for those with thick, coil-y, curly, damaged and ultra dry hair like my new pool (and now shower) buddy, 75-year-old Moira, who after using my Monat shampoo and conditioner now “forgets” her own haircare products every week. Incidentally, Moira’s hair has never looked healthier and shinier. As for me, I no longer have awful tangles post swim and I feel like I’m doing something good for my hair so there’s that.
Monat Super Nourish Oil Creme Shampoo and Conditioner, from $54 each, available online at www.monatglobal.com.