Jaimee Lupton, the beauty enthusiast behind MONDAY Haircare, was driven to create a line of high-end products at an affordable price. When the brand debuted in 2020, it was only available in Australia and New Zealand. However, it has since made its way to shelves at major retailers across the world, namely Target and several others.
The current MONDAY collection is broken down into four distinct yet complementary lines. Each set utilizes the same fundamental ingredients: shea butter provides nourishment whilst coconut oil is used for softness and luster. Meanwhile, components such as vitamin E are used to protect the hair and scalp and panthenol helps repair split ends and increase elasticity. The VOLUME set detangles and cleanses without weighing hair down, while the SMOOTH line is designed for curls and frizz that need a little more TLC. In addition, GENTLE aids in keeping hair supple, whereas the MOISTURE duo keeps it, well, moisturized.
Below, we took an in-depth look at MONDAY Haircare’s product range and all they have to offer. For anyone looking for luxury haircare on a budget, this brand is a perfect contender as all of its formulas are below $20 USD and come in three sizes: 27 oz, 12 oz, and a travel-sized bottle of 1.2 oz. Continue scrolling to read more.
GENTLE Shampoo and Conditioner
Shea butter, coconut oil, vitamin E, and panthenol are just some of the nourishing and supporting components used in the GENTLE Shampoo and Conditioner. Notably, the scent concentration of this range is lower than in the company’s other products. Panthenol, or provitamin B5, is included, which is well-known for its ability to relieve itching and nourish dry skin, making it an ideal product for use on the scalp. The flexibility of hair is enhanced, and the risk of split ends is reduced as a result. Shea butter, on the other hand, has been shown to mend damaged scalps and hair since it is very nutritious and acts as a type of moisture lock.
Positive Review: “I have been struggling with extreme hair loss for the past few months as well as a dry scalp but oily roots. Not only has this helped balance out my scalp and roots, but it’s also extremely gentle and I am not losing nearly as much hair now. It does a great job at cleansing my hair but not leaving it dry or stripped feeling and I love the light clean scent. Plus the packaging is gorgeous as well!”
SMOOTH Shampoo and Conditioner
The SMOOTH Shampoo and Conditioner are formulated with anti-frizz elements that are especially beneficial to hair that is coarse, curly, or coily. Not only can shea butter assist to treat damaged scalps and hair, but it is also considered to be profoundly nourishing and forms a moisture lock of sorts. Furthermore, vitamin E’s antioxidant properties have been linked to a healthy scalp and hair development.
Positive Review: “I’ve tried so many shampoos and conditioners from high-end to low-end brands and after years of searching for something that gave my bleach-abused hair some life I finally found this. The smooth shampoo and conditioners were the only products that gave my hair life and to my surprise, my hair felt silky smooth for the first time since having bleached hair. This is my miracle go-to that I’ll be recommending forever.”
VOLUME Shampoo and Conditioner
The VOLUME Shampoo and Conditioner uses a deep cleaning procedure and light moisturizing elements to give life back to limp, lifeless hair. Extracts from key elements like ginger root are known to enhance blood flow to the scalp, which in turn nourishes hair follicles and promotes growth and regeneration. The inclusion of panthenol, which helps alleviate irritation and nourishes dry skin, makes this an excellent choice for use on the scalp.
Positive Review: “My normal brand was out so I went with this as a substitute and I am so glad I did. I have super oily, lifeless hair that I wash daily due to daily workouts and being outside in the Texas heat every day. Normally after my evening shower, my hair is flat and oily by the morning and now I’ve been waking up with super bouncy hair that is oil-free! Add in a little dry shampoo and I honestly believe I could go at least a day in-between washes now. It doesn’t lather much, but I really don’t mind. Great product”
MOISTURE Shampoo and Conditioner
MONDAY Haircare’s MOISTURE Shampoo and Conditioner are designed to hydrate and smooth hair that has been through a lot, specifically due to it being dry or damaged. When compared to other oils, coconut oil is readily absorbed by the hair and may thus help reduce protein loss. Besides being a great complement generator, it is also recognized to be quite nutritious for the scalp. Hydrolyzed rice protein is also included; this gluten-free protein molecule is shown to stimulate collagen formation in the scalp and strengthen hair strands so that they better retain moisture.
Positive Review: “I have medium length, wavy, fine hair and this shampoo works great for me! The pump stops waste, by dispensing smaller amounts of the product at a time, and I love that the packaging is made from recycled materials. The smell is floral but doesn’t seem to hang with you, especially if you use styling products after. I wash my hair about three times a week depending on my workout schedule and this shampoo gets my hair really clean and removes buildup without drying it out! Love!”