Motions hair products review

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Since 1993, Motions has been creating innovative salon-quality hair products for women with ethnic hair. We got sent a couple of them to put to the test, so I handed them over to Linda Mali, an editor who works at my office.

Of the products Linda used, she was most impressed with Motions 3-in-1 Scalp Treatment, R31,99, which she used in place of her conditioner. It’s a light blend of soothing aloe vera, cooling menthol and conditioning natural oils like coconut and safflower to help hydrate and soothe your scalp. ‘I suffer from dandruff and it really helped keep it under control by moisturising my scalp’, she says.

motions dry scalp

Motions 3-in-1 Dry Scalp Treatment

Another product Linda liked? Motions 3-in-1 oil Oil Spray, R35,99. It makes use of moisturising oils like sunflower and soybean oil and promises to add lustrous-looking shine to dull or damaged hair. If you’ve got natural hair, give it a shampoo and spray it directly onto it while it’s still damp to act as a mega-moisturising conditioning treatment. However, if you’ve got a weave, Linda suggests you rather spray it onto your scalp. ‘This way, your body heat helps to spread the oil to hard to reach places between your weave tracks’, she says, adding that you shouldn’t spray it directly onto your weave as it’ll cause it to ‘stick together and look lifeless’.

motions oil

Motions 3-in-1 Oil

Want to try Motions products for yourself? Keep an eye out for them at selected pharmacies and supermarkets. For more information, visit Motions’ website over here.  

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. AndreaM

    I wish the line for natural hair was available in S.A… It’s a struggle for us :(

    5 years ago •

  1. kunene

    in 19 years on the market, why has this product not made more inroads in the beauty market. i think i only started seeing the M sign last year, i did not even know you existed.

    7 years ago •

  1. Charne

    I baught this for my friend Ntokozo. She loved it!

    7 years ago •

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