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Well, hey!

The name’s Melissa. I am a Hawaii born and raised Filipina, a wife, and mother of 2 beautiful children. As if managing a household wasn’t enough, my regular “9 to 5” as an executive legal assistant keeps my hands pretty full. I am also a Market Partner for a premier vegan hair & skin care company where I work from WiFi.

I want to work for you and with you to discover the best version of yourself (hair & skin included).

Don’t know where to start?

My Top MONAT Picks

My hair before starting my curated MONAT regiment was, for lack of a better term: A FIRE HAZARD 🔥. It was dry and dull, it wasn’t soft to the touch and I was constantly snipping off split ends! My hair is naturally straight, fine and color-treated.

I was constantly disappointed and frustrated after spending hundreds of dollars on salon hair products trying to get that same “out of the salon” look and feel. I am by no means an expert when it comes to haircare; maybe it was the product I was buying, maybe it was my technique or routine, but it just was NOT working for me! #nahfam 🙅🏻‍♀️


By the second month of using solely MONAT hair products, I could already see so much new growth (yes those lil baby hairs were both a blessing and a curse 💁🏻‍♀️) not to mention the shine and luster that came with every wash. MONAT transformed my hair into the beautiful, long locks I have today.

Below are my absolute GO TO hair products that I never go without. Enjoy! ✌🏽

1. Rejuvenique Oil Intensive

A blend of 13+ Natural Plant and Essential Oils rich in omega fatty acids, antioxidants and nutrients highly compatible with the skin and hair.

💭 This is an absolute GODSEND. I use this oil daily on all parts of my body from head to toe! It’s a super lightweight and delicately fragranced oil. It has easily replaced any hair, facial, lip and cuticle oil I’ve owned. This little baby has over 101 uses!

2. Renew Shampoo

A salt and sulfate-free gentle, hydrating cleanser that penetrates and moisturizes the scalp. Helps boost natural hair growth and improves follicle strength to aid in reducing hair thinning. Supports the restoration of the hair’s youthful vitality by adding essential moisture back into the hair. Safe to use on colored and/or chemically treated hair and extensions. Infused with REJUVENIQE™ Oil Intensive – our revolutionary oil treatment – this gentle, salt-and-sulfate free shampoo is gentle enough for even the weakest strands. Ultra-hydrating and moisturizing (two words not often associated with a shampoo), Renew ups hair’s brilliance factor, while keeping your locks strong. You’ll also notice a reduction in hair thinning due to increased follicle strength; that’s collagen at work, folks! Best of all – it’s safe for extensions and processed hair.

💭 The Renew Shampoo is my absolute favorite shampoo from the MONAT haircare line. It smells amazing and leaves my hair so hydrated. I really wish this scent was a perfume!

3. Replenish Masque

A repairing and hydrating masque ideal for damaged and moisture-starved hair that penetrates and nurtures the scalp while helping boost natural hair growth, improve follicle strength, and reduce hair thinning. Infuses essential moisture and delivers vital nutrients to help eliminate frizz and reduce split ends. Hair is left silky, more manageable and youthful looking. Safe to use on colored or chemically treated hair and extensions.

💭 I use the Replenish Masque once a week, after I shampoo and condition. It’s basically like a reset for my hair leaving it so soft and shiny! This masque has a very light fragrance.

4. Intense Repair Treatment

Helps stimulate the natural regeneration of hair follicles.
Reduces scalp inflammation and counteracts the formation of DHT – two factors associated with thinning hair. Use twice a day and you’ll soon see luxurious locks!

💭 My husband and I both adore the Intense Repair Treatment. We use it twice a day! I was really bothered by the amount of baby hair that was growing on my hairline because it would always be awkwardly sticking out whenever I put my hair up. A couple months after using the IRT spray and those little baby hairs have grown into pre-teen hairs (in other words they finally grew!); now they are much easier to tame and style.