This Viral Haircare Brand Promises Luxury Results at an Affordable Price, But Does It Live Up to the Hype?

Given my hair’s specific needs, I decided to go with MONDAY’s Volume collection, which, according to the brand, is specifically formulated with ingredients “known to suit soft, thin, and shiny hair types.” (Check, check, and check.)  

While all of the brand’s products are vegan and SLS-, paraben-, and cruelty-free (a must for me), the Volume line, in particular, also includes a handful of skincare-inspired ingredients, including coconut oil, ginger root, and panthenol (pro-vitamin B5). The former (which is rich in lactic acid) provides added nourishment and conditioning benefits, while ginger root increases blood flow to the scalp, thereby delivering key nutrients to the hair follicles to help promote healthier growth and regeneration. Panthenol is known to help repair and strengthen damaged hair, reduce split ends, and improve hair elasticity, hence why it’s largely considered the “gold standard” of hair moisturizers.