My Monat Reviews: Intense Repair

Many of you know that I started using the Volume System a year ago, when I started my journey with Monat products. After one use, I noticed an immediate difference in the texture and volume of my curls. (The before/one use/one month image can be found here, along with a dramatic before and after bald spot picture.)

I attribute the growth to the Intense Repair Treatment products (IRT).

The first IR product I tried came in my product-pack that I received when I signed up as a Market Partner. Remember, I signed up sight unseen, and bought the smallest product pack with my raise bonus from work. Looking back, I should have gone bigger, but I digress.


IRT Spray on thinning/bald spots 2x/daily for the win!

I started using the IRT spray a couple of times a day last August. I had three very bald areas on my head; one on each side of my head that were easily covered, and one on the back, which was hit and miss as far as a comb-over went. Does anyone else, besides me, find it sad that a woman would not only know what a comb-over is, but have to use one, too? IRT Spray grade – A+

So I shampoo’d and conditioned with the Volume System until Monat came out with this:



IRT Shampoo for the win! This stuff smells amazing!

I figured what the heck? The hubs and I would give it a try (he’d been using the Black 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner, and was working on growing out his hair, as well as trying to get hair to grow in his bald spot) and see what kind of results we got. That was probably last fall, sometime, although I can’t remember the exact time, because, if you will recall, I was dealing with much mayhem at my day job. This shampoo is honestly amazing! It has more Capixyl in it than the other shampoos (Capixyl being one of the hair growth ingredients in many Monat products), and the cooling sensation on my scalp was similar to what I experienced while trying out the Black 2-in-1. For me? I was starting to get what I referred to as Chia hair. I was getting baby fuzz in my bald spots, was sporting different lengths of hair in thinner spots on top of my hair (used to, you could see my scalp and I had a wide part).



About 2 months after I started using Monat! 😮

I was absolutely flabbergasted!

I realized, right before Thanksgiving, that I really needed a trim, given my ridiculously dead ends. So after going red, I took off a couple inches. I took a photo right after, and then another, right after Christmas, which was only about 4-5 weeks later. I submit the following:


Anyone else see a difference? Also, this was the same dye-job…faded, but still okay. Shampoo grade – A (I gave it an A because it tended to dry out my husband’s ends, so I put him on the Hydration System shampoo and conditioner, but kept him on the spray.

Then Monat released the IRT Conditioner at the end of February:


Game changer, right here!

After trying the IRT Conditioner, I posted the following on my Monat Facebook page:

“I know I have been absent for a few months due to day job chhanges and constraints.

That said? I also was unable to go to Monations in Texas, where they rolled out the IRT conditioner, which I tried for the first time, tonight. I am about ten minutes post-conditioning after trying my IRT conditioner that came yesterday. My hair, even though still wet, feels silky. My scalp has a pleasant tingling sensation.

My husband, who used it first, says his hair is softer than he is used to, even using the volumizing conditioner!

My vote is that Monat came up with a winner in their IRT Conditioner! For more info, pm me!”

Conditioner grade? A+

Now, here is a pretty recent image of my hair:


If y’all have any questions about the products I wrote about above? Please don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below, or drop me an email here for more private questions and comments. I would love to hear from you! 🙂 If you need more information on the products, themselves, visit here.


Until next time, y’all! ❤️


About Julie the Workaholic

Mom of three (grown) sons and one (grown) step-daughter, wife of one, friend of many, and owned by seven 4-legged critters, writer, photographer, friend, huge fan of life, and most of all, lover of all things beautiful .….Getting healthy, and hoping to make a dent in the world in a most positive way! (And then there's my alter-ego, the Workaholic, who is me, just unfiltered.)
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