Review: Motions NEW Straight Finish Line [Video]



One of the cool things about natural hair, is its versatility. The fact that strands can go from curly to straight, then bounce back to beautiful curls is pretty awesome.

Recently, Motions contacted me to review their new Straight Finish “Curly to Straight” collection. I’ve heard great things about this system, so I was very excited to give it a try myself.

I used to straighten my hair at home myself pretty frequently. But because it’s time consuming and difficult to get it as straight as my stylist does at the salon, I don’t attempt as often anymore. Call it laziness.

The 411

The Straight Finish collection is a three step system providing women with natural curls, the option to straighten their much-loved curls, without losing them forever. (Funny, because I always test a straightening product based on how well my curls bounce back. I’ve been a victim of heat damage and would prefer not to go back down that road again.) The unique, smoothing, salon-tested formulas — with a blend of natural oils and Keratin Protein — PREP, PROTECT, and SEAL natural curly hair, allowing for optimal straightening results.

Motions claims that “the Bounce Back Formula preps, protects and seals your hair so your hair will return to its natural curly texture after one wash.”


Before picture. My curls have been fighting dryness with all this harsh winter air. I’m looking for moisture, protection, and shiny results from the Motions kit.


Step one

Take the Straight Finish Cleanser ($6.99) and gently massage it into your hair to create a generous lather. The cleanser will condition your hair making it more manageable when you begin to blow dry. I love that the cleanser includes a blend of Shea Butter, Soy Bean Oil, and Keratin Protein for optimal conditioning.

Step two

Talk about shrinkage! Isn’t it crazy how much length you have when your curls are straightened out?

Next I squeezed a thick dollop of the Straight Finish Leave-in Conditioner ($6.99) in the palm of my hand, and applied it all over from root to the end. This adds a layer of moisturizers that protect the hair; including a blend of Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, and Keratin Protein.


I like to use a diffuser attachment on my blow dryer and a paddle brush. I point the diffuser on the dryer downward as I dry my hair and start from the root making sure not to concentrate too much heat on my ends.


Step three

Now it’s time to seal the shaft and minimize wiry ends leaving a luminous shine with the Straight Finish Sealer ($6.99). This formula contains a blend of Argan Oil, Almond Oil, and Keratin Protein. Dispense 1 to 2 pumps of serum into the palm of your hand and finger comb through your hair before your start flat ironing or curling. This is the result of my hair after blow drying … and it feels light, soft, and bouncy already!


……… and for the FINAL RESULTS!!



I am so pleased with the final results of my hair! The final review will be the bounce back after I wash my strands next week (I’ll keep you posted on that). The new Straight to Finish line is super affordable with each product retailing for $6.99. You can find them on .



*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.

I want you to see the movement and body and the full step by step process by watching the video tutorial below! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven’t already!


4 Responses
    March 30, 2014

    I’m in love with you hair color ! I don’t know if you have already done yet, but can we have some details aboute how you color you hair and if it was all by yourself or at a hair salon ?

    You are such an inspiration for me, keep going !

    Love from France

    • admin
      April 14, 2014

      Thank you! I have talked about this a lot….but no I do not color my hair myself. I get it done by a professional stylist who specializes in color. Appreciate the love all the way from France xoxo!

  • LeChae Dixon
    March 31, 2014

    Hey, I absolutely love your hair I have been natural foralmost 3 years now and I wanted to try color in my hair but I’ve been really scared. Has the color damaged your hair any? Do you recommend me to get it done?

    • admin
      April 14, 2014

      Thank you! As long as you take care of your hair, condition it very well, and not put too much heat to it, it will be fine! I recommend you get it professionally done. I don’t color my hair myself, I get it done by a professional stylist who specializes in color.

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