Post # 1
Usually I’m super wary of products that come from MLM companies- the products are typically expensive, not that amazing AND you have the added bonus of getting hounded by the seller after you buy something to host a party or join their team sooo I usually just refuse to buy the stuff on principal. The exception being Pampered Chef because I actually like their stuff (and my friend who sells it is a decent person who leaves me alone 😛 )
But, I keep seeing Monat (I have a few acquaintences who sell it) and I’m intrigued. The before/after photos look like it does amazing stuff and I would love to be able to just wash and go with my hair. I’d love to hear if any real people have used it and what was it like? Because for all I know, these pictures could not be realistic and of course the people desperate to sell the stuff are going to be proclaiming how amazing it is.
SO! Has anyone here tried it? Was it just your typical, expensive shampoo or did you actually get results? Worth the hefty price tag? Is it worth the hassle of dealing with pushy MLM sellers?
Post # 2
I want to know more about this product too, but am equally wary of MLMs. 🙂 Hope someone posts!
Post # 3
Commenting to follow. I’m curious, too.
Post # 4
I’m glad I’m not the only one who is curious! I keep seeing results like this and I feel like it’s just too good to be true- but if it’s not, I want it! Haha.
Post # 5
I’m not an expert. A friend’s consultant sent me a sample. From the one use, I noticed a huge difference. My thin, flat, frizzy hair actually had some volume, and still looked great the next day. I will definitely be purchasing.
Post # 6
Thank you for your input.
Well, I broke down and ordered some because my hair is thinning and shedding so rapidly I’ll try most anything. I ordered the Let it Grow Kit & will let you know how it goes.
Post # 7
Why would you not want to support real people who are trying to provide for their families? Generally direct sale products are superior to most other products which is why that company choose to go the MLM route. So they have the control to create experts of the products and pay them directly instead of making the rich presidents and CEO’s richer.
By The Way MONAT is AWESOME. A system for me lasted 5 months and did for me what it promised and more.
Post # 8
I’m as curious as you all about this stuff…but I’m not going to trust someone singing its praises who created the account on a wedding website to make one post defending a MLM company 🙄
nannyniecey : jayslove :
let us know how it works for you guys!
Post # 9
I haven’t tried it but when my hair stylist friends, and multiple of them are replacing their salon shampoos with it, I totally trust the quality and it’s promises.
Post # 10
You do know that the MLM companies have rich presidents and CEOs too, right? And most are designed so that the profits flow up, you’re almost never going to make any money just selling the product unless you recruit more people below you.
Post # 11
I tried it! My hair seemed kind of different after a few washes (just had a couple of sample packs) so I maybe washed my hair 3 times? However I didn’t end up purchasing it, it just didn’t make that big of a difference on my very dry, wavy, frizzy hair
I ended up going with olaplex 3 before my wedding which made a HUGE difference!
Post # 12
Funny this thread got bumped! I’ve since tried a sample of Monat but since I have so much hair, it lasted for one wash and while the results were fine (I did notice it was less frizzy that normal), not enough to say definitively if it was a miracle or not.
I’ve also gotten pregnant since I posted this so now I’m actually thinking I will just take the plunge, because if I can buy a shampoo that will allow me to wash and go and not have to bother with heat styling, I will be so, so happy. I can barely muster the energy to straighten my hair on the best of days, I’m dreading what I’ll look like with a new baby 😛
As for why I don’t support “real people providing for their families”….LOLOLOL. If you think that’s what MLM’s do, then I feel bad for you. They prey on SAHM’s who want to “be their own boss” but the truth is, the amuont that they make off each sale is miniscule. The people who are making the real money are the people at the top. Once you sell to all your friends/family, where does that leave you? And the products are usually crap, in my experience (with some exceptions). I have seen salons start to carry Monat though, which does make me wonder if it’s actually decent.
Post # 14
If worked correctly, A LOT of money can be made in direct sales. I am sorry if you have had poor experiences. I am 7 months in and I am making more in direct sales than I did at my real job as a nurse in the ER. I am not pushy and I do not chase. People know what I have and come to me. I will NEVER be “that person” who gives MLM a bad name. IF you find your passion and IF you are dedicated enough to your “why” they you can be successful.
And I have heard of great things Monat can do for a woman pregnant and post pardom. Best of luck to you my dear!
Post # 15
Yes recruitment is important but many stylist that are using the products exclusively are having great success. You do not have to recruit. You just have to love a product and bring people to it. Share your “why” for joining and educate yourself on the products and the company so you can help others. They will come to you. It’s not easy but it is worth it!
And in regards to the profits flow up…… there are a few MLM company’s that have amazing compensation plans allowing the rep to pass up their upline. If you are not working your business, you should not be getting paid while someopne else does. I think that is how it should be. You can work for the man and give your money to the presidents of Walmart or Target or you can help your cousin, or neighbor or childhood friend make money DIRECTLY for their family. : )