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Motions Marula Natural Therapy - reader reviewed and rejected

Is a Solution for:
Oily Hair, Thinning Hair & Shedding, Dry or Brittle Hair
September 5, 2009 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 0 Comments
Reviewed by Alison

I received my box of Motions Marula Natural Therapy products a few months ago and was excited to be able to try them.  I had been looking for something, well, oily  to moisturize my  baby-fine, naturally-blonde-but-highlighted aging hair.

The line's Strengthening Shampoo and Strengthening Conditioner (around $8.99 each) had a pleasant consistency and fragrance,  and it also lathered well.  I noticed right away though that they left a waxy feel on my hair which was a bit disconcerting.  Upon review of the ingredients I found that the conditioner lists glycerin as the 3rd ingredient, after water and something called"caprylic/capric triglyceride."  Marula oil, the signature ingredient, is 14th on the list and immediately after fragrance. The ingredients in between are chemical names that I don't recognize.

Curious, I started to look at the ingredients in the other products.  The Hair Strengthening Moisurizer lists its top 3 ingredients as water, mineral oil, and lanolin.  While the top 10 ingredients include shea butter and marula oil, they also include petroleum, glycerin, and paraffin.  Hmmm . . . .  no wonder my hair felt waxy - I was a walking candle!

At this point I realized that these products were not for me and I stopped using them.  While there seem to be small amounts of good things like shea butter and marula oil, the primary ingredients are not anything I want to put on myself.  I will go back to my messy-but-effective deep conditioners of olive oil, jojoba oil, or pure shea butter under a shower cap for 30 minutes to keep my hair in shape.

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