I love when hair companies take into consideration the versatility women want with natural hair when creating products. Admittedly, when I think of natural hair care Motions isn’t the first brand that comes to mind; probably because of their long-time association with hair relaxers. However, the Motions Heat Styled System peaked my interest when I was asked to review specifically due to my recent stint with heat damage. As a result, I was more than eager to try this new line. Although the Motions Heat Styled system was sent to me to review, as always I will give my honest opinion. Now let’s jump right in shall we!?
Product Line Up:
Motions Straight Finish Heat Styled Systems is a 3 – Step process which includes cleansing, conditioning, and of course protecting and sealing.
Product Claims: Rehydrating conditioning shampoo, blended with shea butter and keratin, helps replenish moisturization for naturally curly textures. It’s the perfect prep step to smooth and strengthen curls before heat styling.
Water, Petrolatum, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Polybutene, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocamide MEA, Lauryl Alcohol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Isostearic Acid, PEG 14M, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Laurate, Sodium Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Tallow Acid (or Palmitic Acid), Etidronic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Methylisothiazolinone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Product Claims: Formulated for natural textures, with Coconut Oil and Keratin, this leave-in formula adds a layer of strengthening moisturizers that helps protect the hair before heat styling.
Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Behentrimonium Chloride, TEA Dodecylbenzene Sulfonate, Dipropylene Glycol, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Lactic Acid, Petrolatum, Potassium Chloride, Fragrance, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool
Product Claims: A heat straightening serum formulated for natural textures and infused with almond oil and keratin. Helps retain moisture and control frizz.
Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Dimethiconol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Amodimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Cyclohexasiloxane, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool
Ingredient Attributes: straightening, frizz control
How I Used the Products:
Since I was in the process of installing my new straight Kinky Curly Yaki Clip-ins these products were sent to me at a great time. I followed each step as stated in the directions in addition to deep conditioning with the Motions Natural Textures Deep Conditioning Mask for added moisture to protect from possible heat damage.
Overall, the cleanser and heat protectant impressed me. My hair felt very clean but not overly stripped and the heat protectant was just enough to where I didn’t feel like I was frying my hair. As far as the leave in conditioner I prefer a very light, voluminous blow out so I think I used a little too much. The directions state to use a quarter sized amount for short to medium length hair and I applied a little more than that, which weighed my hair down. So, the jury is still out on the leave in conditioner until I use it again. To be completely honest I wasn’t too thrilled about the ingredient list so this line isn’t something I would use every week as part of my natural hair care regime; however, I wouldn’t mind using the Motions Heat Styled System again when I straighten my hair which occurs about once every 2-3 months. The line is also super affordable with each product in the line ranging from $6 – $10.
Want additional information on this line? Below is a complete how-to video by Motions on how to use the line.
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