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This is my hair on a normal basis. It’s either in this style which is a twist out, or twists, or an afro puff held in place by a hair tie. It’s how I handle things best. So when I was asked to use the Motions Straight Finish method on my hair and report back I wondered what I had signed myself up for. The good thing is, the method is super simple and anyone can do it.

The process consists of three steps: Cleaner (Prep) → Leave In Conditioner (Protect) → Straight Finish Sealer (Seal)


I’m one of those women.

Motions Straight Finish has several benefits.

  • Offers styling versatility to women with natural hair – curly, straight and back again.
  • Helps alleviate natural hair concerns such as “shrinkage”
  • Provides optimal straightening results with a smooth, frizz-reduced finish
  • Non-permanent – curl pattern will bounce back immediately after one wash

What came about from the process, wash, condition (leave in), straight finish sealer, blow dry, flat iron, curl, were straight hair and curls for days! The steps are laid out for you on the back of each product bottle, along with suggested usage amounts for the type of hair that you have: short/fine, medium length/texture especially long/thick hair. I used the suggested amounts for the textured hair because my coil pattern is very tight. Sir Twizzler and I have almost the same curl pattern, so you know what might be coming next, right? Below, are photos from all steps after blowdrying and the process of everything. My portion of this took all of 30 minutes. From wash to finishing the flat iron process. The styling WOULD have taken 30 minutes, but my great friend and I were laughing so much that we went over an hour. I digress.


1. Post wash, leave in conditioner and blow dry. 2. Straight Finish Sealer and flat ironed hair. 3. The reason why hair stylists exist. Because I can’t style my straightened hair for ANYTHING. 4. In between, I checked to see if I could do a simple flat twist on my hair, and it was super easy. I can see using this product to do a pin up style soon!

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All done! Going to wear it this way for about a week and then do a wash. Mr. Houseful’s favorite photo. Reppin’ the World’s Finest NAVY!

Each Motions Straight Finish product is available for a suggested retail price of $6.99 in select Walgreens stores. Learn more by following Motions Hair on Twitter and Facebook, or on their website.

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Natasha Nicholes

Natasha is one sixth of the Houseful Of Nicholes. Born and raised in Chicago, she is tourist of her own city. While most seem to think that she effortlessly mothers and spouses on a day to day basis, she keeps it together from prayer and the desire to give her children the life that children should have. Blogging has led her into the wonderful world of sewing, canning, reading (again) and creating. Her home life may be a bit busy, but that's just the way that she likes it.

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  • Olivia Reese February 20, 2014 at 3:19 AM

    Thanks for sharing. Won the set will be doing the same thing. Will post results.

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  • Laila (@OnlyLaila) January 22, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Love this look, Natasha! I can only imagine how long it would take me to straighten my hair by myself, but I will definitely keep this product in mind!

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  • Shelly January 22, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    I have been *stalking* your IG pics as you might know. I think it came out gorgeous and looks as if you used a relaxer. I will be buying these products for my 17 year old natural hair girl and see if it works on her mountains of hair. Thanks so much for a great review!

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