{"id":604506259762,"title":"Monday Shampoo and Conditioner Review: Best Cheap Hair Brand?","created_at":"2022-12-12T23:35:35-05:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Monday Shampoo and Conditioner Review: Best Cheap Hair Brand?\",\n \"keywords\": \"monday shampoo, monday shampoo and conditioner, monday shampoo review, is monday shampoo good, monday shampoo reviews, monday shampoo and conditioner review, monday shampoo and conditioner reviews, monday hair shampoo\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team reviews every ingredient in Monday Shampoo and Monday Conditioner to give our take on whether the products are likely to improve hair quality or if they're a waste of money. We highlight some questionable additive ingredients, and share two user reviews that mentioned hair shedding.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/monday-shampoo-and-conditioner-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"creator\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University\"\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n},\n\"editor\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Beth Lertzman\",\n \"honorificSuffix\": \"M.D.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/beth-lertzman\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/beth-lertzman-md-856619118\/\",\n \"https:\/\/health.usnews.com\/doctors\/beth-lertzman-517042\"\n ],\n \"jobTitle\": \"Dermatology Reviewer\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"skincare, collagen, cosmetics, surgery, wrinkles, ingredients, formulation, clinical trials, clinical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": [\n \"University of Delaware\",\n \"Drexel University College of Medicine\",\n \"University of Rochester\"\n ]\n },\n \"memberOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n }\n },\n\"image\": {\n\"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n\"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Monday_Shampoo_And_Conditioner_Thumbnail.png?v=1670906778\",\n\"width\": \"2239\",\n\"height\": \"2239\"\n},\n\"citation\": [\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12715094\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/25134312\/\",\n\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5093181\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32387382\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/redken-shampoo-review\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18627690\/\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/21982351\/\",\n\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/odele-shampoo-review\",\n\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/monday-haircare-smooth-30oz-twin-pack-bathroom-set-1-x-shampoo-1-x-conditioner-amazon-exclusive\",\n\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/22517595\/\"\n],\n\"mentions\": [{\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Glamour\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"coconut oil\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Thing\",\n \"name\": \"fragrance\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"SummerNicole\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Amazon\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Brand\",\n \"name\": \"Fakespot\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Ulta\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Target\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Walmart\"\n }\n],\n\"datePublished\": \"2022-12-12\",\n\"copyrightHolder\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\"\n},\n\"publisher\": {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Illuminate Labs\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/\",\n \"description\": \"Illuminate Labs is the most transparent supplement company in the U.S., and is a leading publisher of research-based health information.\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"supplements, science, nutrition, exercise, health, medication, pharmaceutical, wellness, diet, weight loss, medical research\",\n \"publishingPrinciples\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/editorial-guidelines\",\n \"memberOf\": [\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"U.S. Chamber of Commerce\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.uschamber.com\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Certified B Corp\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.bcorporation.net\/en-us\/\"\n },\n {\n \"@type\": \"Organization\",\n \"name\": \"Natural Products Association\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/www.npanational.org\/\"\n }\n ],\n \"logo\": {\n \"@type\": \"ImageObject\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Illuminate_Labs_Favicon_48x48_7595c3cc-e27b-47b8-a4fe-edcc7ed9b29a.png?v=1666502785\", \n \"width\": 48,\n \"height\": 48\n},\n \"foundingDate\": \"2019-01-30\",\n \"sameAs\": [\n \"https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/twitter.com\/illuminatelabs\",\n \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/illuminate-labs-supplements\",\n \"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/channel\/UCpgSJAsIPb-fZ25djtTxBEA\"\n ]\n }\n}\n\/\/ ]]\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Monday_Shampoo_And_Conditioner_Review_Article_Header_Image_Optimized.png?v=1670905621\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan class=\"dc\"\u003eM\u003c\/span\u003eonday is a hair care brand with beautifully designed products. The brand sells shampoo and conditioner, has won several beauty awards including Glamour’s award for “Best Drugstore Shampoo and Conditioner for Frizz.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut does Monday’s shampoo and conditioner actually contain research-backed ingredients for improving hair quality or does it just have great branding? Are there any unhealthy additive ingredients in either product? Where’s the cheapest place to buy Monday products? And do Monday hair care products cause hair shedding?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review every ingredient in Monday shampoo and conditioner based on clinical studies to give our take on whether the products are actually likely to improve hair quality or if they’re a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll also give a price breakdown and share the cheapest place to buy Monday products, as well as share real, unsponsored user reviews of Monday hair care products.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eMonday Shampoo Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Monday_Shampoo_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1670905651\" alt=\"Monday Smooth Shampoo ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients for Monday Smooth Shampoo are shown above. This formulation does include ingredients that are shown in clinical studies to improve hair quality.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCoconut oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is one of the best botanical ingredients for shampoo, as it was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/12715094\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Cosmetic Science\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to prevent hair damage and reduce hair protein loss “remarkably” in both damaged and undamaged hair.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eGlycerin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e can improve skin barrier function and reduce dandruff according to results from a 2014 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/25134312\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are also a number of ingredients we recommend avoiding.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eFragrance\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is included, and a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5093181\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e of fragranced consumer products published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAir Quality, Atmosphere \u0026amp; Health\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e journal concluded the following: “Results of this study provide compelling evidence that everyday fragranced products can impose serious risks to human health, environmental quality, businesses, and society.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBenzyl alcohol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ephenoxyethanol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eethylhexylglycerin\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e are synthetic preservatives, and at least one of them was shown to be toxic to human cells in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/32387382\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBHT\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another preservative ingredient, and as we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/redken-shampoo-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eRedken Shampoo\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, this preservative has a metabolite that was shown to promote tumors in animal studies.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCocamidopropyl betaine\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is a synthetic detergent ingredient that won an award called Allergen of the Year in 2004 according to a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/18627690\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e of the ingredient, due to how frequently it caused skin sensitivity reactions.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we consider Monday Smooth Shampoo likely to improve hair quality due to the inclusion of coconut oil and glycerin, but we do not recommend the product overall due to all of the questionable additive ingredients.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator with self-described hair damage and dry hair tried Monday Shampoo for two weeks in an unsponsored review and shared her thoughts about whether or not it’s effective:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/yye5YFr71Jg\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDo Monday Hair Products Cause Hair Loss?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named Lexi Freeman made a video including before-and-after images of her hair as she used Monday for seven months. The video suggests that Monday products caused hair loss:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@lexifreemannn\/video\/7144816361905114411\" data-video-id=\"7144816361905114411\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@lexifreemannn\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@lexifreemannn?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@lexifreemannn\u003c\/a\u003e ever since I started using \u003ca title=\"mondayshampoo\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/mondayshampoo?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#mondayshampoo\u003c\/a\u003e my hair has been doing this. 👀 anyone else??? \u003ca title=\"fyp\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/fyp?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#fyp\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"likeamonarch\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/likeamonarch?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#LikeAMonarch\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"greenscreen\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/greenscreen?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#greenscreen\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ Oh No - Kreepa\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/Oh-No-6586947002464996102?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ Oh No - Kreepa\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok beauty influencer tried Monday products once and claims to have experienced hair shedding:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote class=\"tiktok-embed\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@baallondon\/video\/7053143415080357126\" data-video-id=\"7053143415080357126\" style=\"max-width: 325px; min-width: 325px;\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"@baallondon\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@baallondon?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e@baallondon\u003c\/a\u003e Most likely will NOT use again 🥲 \u003ca title=\"hairtok\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/hairtok?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#hairtok\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"shampooreview\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/shampooreview?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#shampooreview\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"hairfall\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/hairfall?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#hairfall\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"hairtutorial\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/hairtutorial?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#hairtutorial\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"mondayshampoo\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/mondayshampoo?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#mondayshampoo\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca title=\"hairtransformation\" target=\"_blank\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/hairtransformation?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e#hairtransformation\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca target=\"_blank\" title=\"♬ Yoncé - Atsuko Okatsuka\" href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/Yonc%C3%A9-7049124611669445382?refer=embed\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e♬ Yoncé - Atsuko Okatsuka\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eMonday Conditioner Review\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Monday_Conditioner_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1670905702\" alt=\"Monday Smooth Conditioner ingredients\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMonday Smooth Conditioner has a similar formulation to Monday Smooth Shampoo. It contains coconut oil, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, benzyl alcohol which we already reviewed in the previous section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003ePanthenol\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is an effective ingredient unique to the conditioner that was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/21982351\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJournal of Cosmetic Science\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to hydrate the skin, which suggests it can improve scalp and hair health.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCetrimonium chloride\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is another synthetic preservative ingredient that we recommend avoiding, as we referenced in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/odele-shampoo-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOdele Shampoo\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, another product containing this ingredient.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBehentrimonium chloride\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003esodium benzoate\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e are also synthetic preservatives, making six different preservatives in this conditioner which seems like overkill in our opinion.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eOverall we consider Monday Smooth Conditioner likely to improve hair quality because of the coconut oil and panthenol, but we do not recommend the product due to the inclusion of a number of questionable additive ingredients such as six distinct preservatives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube creator named “SummerNicole” reviewed Monday Smooth Conditioner in an unsponsored video and explained why it didn’t work for her:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/Iq4e9zleLUI?start=320\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eMonday Shampoo and Conditioner Real Customer Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMonday Shampoo and Conditioner is sold in a set on Amazon, which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. This set has an impressive average user review rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and it receives an “A” grade \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.fakespot.com\/product\/monday-haircare-smooth-30oz-twin-pack-bathroom-set-1-x-shampoo-1-x-conditioner-amazon-exclusive\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eon Fakespot\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is a software tool that detects potentially fake Amazon reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis is a good sign about the legitimacy of the product and brand.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Holly” who claims that the product improved the texture and smell of hair:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003emy hair smells AMAZING still 24 hours after washing and conditioning. It also made my hair super soft and manageable\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e which is a big deal for me because I have really long hair that’s not usually easy to brush through. I love that this shampoo\/conditioner is very lightweight but still leaves your hair nice and soft”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Seaira Rose” who claims the product(s) caused hair loss:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“I never write reviews because most of the things I buy are great products. However, this is the WORST shampoo and conditioner I’ve ever used. Suave would be better than this. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eI starting using this late July and stopped around end of August. Between then and now I had chunks of hair falling out and my hair was so dry.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhere’s the Cheapest Place to Buy Monday Shampoo and Conditioner?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMonday’s shampoo and conditioner are sold at a variety of retailers, including Ulta, Target and Amazon. Here’s the price breakdown (per ounce):\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUlta: $0.59\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eTarget: $0.56\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$0.52\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3BuDIiD\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to Amazon product page\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of writing this article, the most cost-effective way to buy Monday Shampoo and Conditioner is to buy the set of both, 30 ounce (oz) sizes of each on Amazon. The product is also sold at Walmart, but the Walmart listing appears to be from a third-party seller rather than an official brand account so we recommend avoiding it.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Non-Toxic Shampoo \u0026amp; Conditioner Recommendations\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cimg src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Shampoo_Image_20df2087-a8ba-4c39-adbe-7dd14757ec84.png?v=1666993226\" alt=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThe shampoo we recommend is \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3SViT6y\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAcure Vivacious Volume Shampoo\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eThis shampoo is formulated with effective and non-toxic plant-based compounds like \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003ealoe vera juice\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e and \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eargan oil\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan\u003e. It also contains \u003cstrong\u003erosemary leaf oil\u003c\/strong\u003e which was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/22517595\/\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e published in the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePhytotherapy Research\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan\u003e journal to promote hair growth.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMost importantly, this shampoo is entirely free of fragrance and synthetic preservatives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Acure Vivacious Volume Shampoo \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3SViT6y\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this Amazon link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe conditioner we recommend is \u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3iYGoyz\"\u003eCarina Organics Citrus Daily Light Conditioner\u003c\/a\u003e. This product is entirely free of questionable additive ingredients and uses botanical ingredients like \u003cstrong\u003ecoconut oil\u003c\/strong\u003e and \u003cstrong\u003etangerine oil\u003c\/strong\u003e to naturally condition hair.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cmeta charset=\"utf-8\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eInterested consumers can check out Carina Organics Citrus Daily Light Conditioner \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3iVPgov\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eat this Amazon link\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBoth Monday Shampoo and Monday Conditioner contain active ingredients proven in medical research to improve hair and scalp health. We don’t recommend either product as both products contain a range of questionable additive ingredients that we think consumers should avoid.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMonday Smooth Conditioner contains six individual synthetic preservatives.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe reviews of Monday hair care products on Amazon are relatively positive, but some users complain of hair loss and shedding.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhile Monday Shampoo and Monday Conditioner are pretty well priced given the luxury branding, we believe there are better alternatives in the same price range.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on trying Monday products, buying the set of two on Amazon is the most cost-effective option.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2022-12-12T23:51:54-05:00","updated_at":"2022-12-12T23:51:54-05:00","summary_html":"We review every ingredient in Monday Shampoo and Monday Conditioner to give our take on whether the products are likely to improve hair quality or if they're a waste of money. We highlight some questionable additive ingredients, and share two user reviews that mentioned hair shedding.","template_suffix":"","handle":"monday-shampoo-and-conditioner-review","tags":"_related:personal-care-products, _related:shampoo"}

Monday Shampoo and Conditioner Review: Best Cheap Hair Brand?

Monday Shampoo and Conditioner Review: Best Cheap Hair Brand?


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Monday is a hair care brand with beautifully designed products. The brand sells shampoo and conditioner, has won several beauty awards including Glamour’s award for “Best Drugstore Shampoo and Conditioner for Frizz.”

But does Monday’s shampoo and conditioner actually contain research-backed ingredients for improving hair quality or does it just have great branding? Are there any unhealthy additive ingredients in either product? Where’s the cheapest place to buy Monday products? And do Monday hair care products cause hair shedding?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we review every ingredient in Monday shampoo and conditioner based on clinical studies to give our take on whether the products are actually likely to improve hair quality or if they’re a waste of money.

We’ll also give a price breakdown and share the cheapest place to buy Monday products, as well as share real, unsponsored user reviews of Monday hair care products.

Monday Shampoo Review

Monday Smooth Shampoo ingredients

The ingredients for Monday Smooth Shampoo are shown above. This formulation does include ingredients that are shown in clinical studies to improve hair quality.

Coconut oil is one of the best botanical ingredients for shampoo, as it was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science to prevent hair damage and reduce hair protein loss “remarkably” in both damaged and undamaged hair.

Glycerin can improve skin barrier function and reduce dandruff according to results from a 2014 clinical trial.

There are also a number of ingredients we recommend avoiding.

Fragrance is included, and a medical review of fragranced consumer products published in the Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health journal concluded the following: “Results of this study provide compelling evidence that everyday fragranced products can impose serious risks to human health, environmental quality, businesses, and society.”

Benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol and ethylhexylglycerin are synthetic preservatives, and at least one of them was shown to be toxic to human cells in a clinical trial.

BHT is another preservative ingredient, and as we documented in our review of Redken Shampoo, this preservative has a metabolite that was shown to promote tumors in animal studies.

Cocamidopropyl betaine is a synthetic detergent ingredient that won an award called Allergen of the Year in 2004 according to a medical review of the ingredient, due to how frequently it caused skin sensitivity reactions.

Overall we consider Monday Smooth Shampoo likely to improve hair quality due to the inclusion of coconut oil and glycerin, but we do not recommend the product overall due to all of the questionable additive ingredients.

A YouTube creator with self-described hair damage and dry hair tried Monday Shampoo for two weeks in an unsponsored review and shared her thoughts about whether or not it’s effective:

Do Monday Hair Products Cause Hair Loss?

A TikTok user named Lexi Freeman made a video including before-and-after images of her hair as she used Monday for seven months. The video suggests that Monday products caused hair loss:

@lexifreemannn ever since I started using #mondayshampoo my hair has been doing this. 👀 anyone else??? #fyp #LikeAMonarch #greenscreen ♬ Oh No - Kreepa

A TikTok beauty influencer tried Monday products once and claims to have experienced hair shedding:

@baallondon Most likely will NOT use again 🥲 #hairtok #shampooreview #hairfall #hairtutorial #mondayshampoo #hairtransformation ♬ Yoncé - Atsuko Okatsuka

Monday Conditioner Review

Monday Smooth Conditioner ingredients

Monday Smooth Conditioner has a similar formulation to Monday Smooth Shampoo. It contains coconut oil, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, benzyl alcohol which we already reviewed in the previous section.

Panthenol is an effective ingredient unique to the conditioner that was shown in a medical review published in the Journal of Cosmetic Science to hydrate the skin, which suggests it can improve scalp and hair health.

Cetrimonium chloride is another synthetic preservative ingredient that we recommend avoiding, as we referenced in our review of Odele Shampoo, another product containing this ingredient.

Behentrimonium chloride and sodium benzoate are also synthetic preservatives, making six different preservatives in this conditioner which seems like overkill in our opinion.

Overall we consider Monday Smooth Conditioner likely to improve hair quality because of the coconut oil and panthenol, but we do not recommend the product due to the inclusion of a number of questionable additive ingredients such as six distinct preservatives.

A YouTube creator named “SummerNicole” reviewed Monday Smooth Conditioner in an unsponsored video and explained why it didn’t work for her:

Monday Shampoo and Conditioner Real Customer Reviews

Monday Shampoo and Conditioner is sold in a set on Amazon, which is a more objective resource for customer reviews than a brand’s website in our opinion. This set has an impressive average user review rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, and it receives an “A” grade on Fakespot, which is a software tool that detects potentially fake Amazon reviews.

This is a good sign about the legitimacy of the product and brand.

The top positive review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named “Holly” who claims that the product improved the texture and smell of hair:

my hair smells AMAZING still 24 hours after washing and conditioning. It also made my hair super soft and manageable which is a big deal for me because I have really long hair that’s not usually easy to brush through. I love that this shampoo/conditioner is very lightweight but still leaves your hair nice and soft”

The top negative review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named “Seaira Rose” who claims the product(s) caused hair loss:

“I never write reviews because most of the things I buy are great products. However, this is the WORST shampoo and conditioner I’ve ever used. Suave would be better than this. I starting using this late July and stopped around end of August. Between then and now I had chunks of hair falling out and my hair was so dry.

Where’s the Cheapest Place to Buy Monday Shampoo and Conditioner?

Monday’s shampoo and conditioner are sold at a variety of retailers, including Ulta, Target and Amazon. Here’s the price breakdown (per ounce):

Ulta: $0.59

Target: $0.56

Amazon: $0.52 (link to Amazon product page)

At the time of writing this article, the most cost-effective way to buy Monday Shampoo and Conditioner is to buy the set of both, 30 ounce (oz) sizes of each on Amazon. The product is also sold at Walmart, but the Walmart listing appears to be from a third-party seller rather than an official brand account so we recommend avoiding it.

Our Non-Toxic Shampoo & Conditioner Recommendations

The shampoo we recommend is Acure Vivacious Volume Shampoo

This shampoo is formulated with effective and non-toxic plant-based compounds like aloe vera juice and argan oil. It also contains rosemary leaf oil which was shown in a clinical trial published in the Phytotherapy Research journal to promote hair growth.

Most importantly, this shampoo is entirely free of fragrance and synthetic preservatives.

Interested consumers can check out Acure Vivacious Volume Shampoo at this Amazon link.

The conditioner we recommend is Carina Organics Citrus Daily Light Conditioner. This product is entirely free of questionable additive ingredients and uses botanical ingredients like coconut oil and tangerine oil to naturally condition hair.

Interested consumers can check out Carina Organics Citrus Daily Light Conditioner at this Amazon link.

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Conclusion

Both Monday Shampoo and Monday Conditioner contain active ingredients proven in medical research to improve hair and scalp health. We don’t recommend either product as both products contain a range of questionable additive ingredients that we think consumers should avoid.

Monday Smooth Conditioner contains six individual synthetic preservatives.

The reviews of Monday hair care products on Amazon are relatively positive, but some users complain of hair loss and shedding.

While Monday Shampoo and Monday Conditioner are pretty well priced given the luxury branding, we believe there are better alternatives in the same price range.

For consumers intent on trying Monday products, buying the set of two on Amazon is the most cost-effective option.




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