How to Use the Motions Salon Hair Care Pre-Treatment Conditioner

Updated March 23, 2017

The Motions Salon Hair Care Pre-Treatment Conditioner is part of the Motions Silkening Shine Relaxer System, which is designed to straighten African American hair. The pre-treatment conditioner is the first step in the system; it's formulated to protect hair by making it stronger, hydrated and less prone to breakage. As part of the system, the Pre-Conditioner is followed by the Silkening Shine Creme, Shampoo, Conditioning Masque and Leave-In Conditioner.

Comb your hair to remove any knots and tangles. Hair should be smooth and untangled to ensure easier and more-even application of the Relaxer System.

Smooth some petroleum jelly along your hairline to protect your skin prior to using the Motions Relaxer System, and right before using the Pre-Treatment Conditioner. Remember to apply the jelly along the entire hairline, including along the back.

Protect your hands with the included gloves. Always protect skin from the chemicals in the Relaxer System.

Squeeze the Pre-Treatment Conditioner on the sections of your hair that have previously been relaxed. You shouldn't use this conditioner if your hair has never been relaxed or chemically treated. It's designed to protect previously relaxed hair that's been damaged from too many chemical treatments. It ensures that hair doesn't break or become weak and dry. The amount you use depends on the amount of relaxed hair. Make sure that the relaxed hair is coated with an even layer of Pre-Treatment Conditioner.

Follow with the remaining treatments that are part of the Relaxer System. You don't need to wash off the conditioner until you're finished relaxing your hair. Rinse your hair after applying the Relaxer Creme and the Relaxer, and after waiting the recommended amount of time for activation of the relaxer.

Things You'll Need

  • Motions Silkening Shine Relaxer System kit
  • Comb (not included in kit)
  • Petroleum jelly (not included in kit)
  • Gloves (included in kit)
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