Wash Day using Vatika Oil, Motions Naturally You Moisturizing Cleanser + Smoothing Conditioner and Shea Radiance's Nourishing Hair Repair Cream

After about a week or so with my cornrows, I decided to take them down in preparation for a quick trip out of town this weekend. I wanted to try out a different style, so naturally I'd have to wash my hair first. I decided to use the Motions Naturally You line paired with the Shea Radiance Nourishing Hair Repair Cream that I received in my July Curlbox. I also decided to whip out an old favorite - my Vatika Oil that I used as a pre-poo since I'd be using shampoo.
a million and one colors in my hair, lol
This was my first time using these products together, and my first time ever using the Shea Radiance Hair Nourishing Cream. I really loved the way this combination worked for me - it left my hair soft and extremely shiny.
I've gotten around to using the using the shampoo and conditioner from the Motions Naturally You line a couple times this month, and I have to admit that I really like it. I'm not big on shampoo, but I've only had positive experiences with their moisturizing cleaner. I've used this product with and without vatika oil - never once has this shampoo dried out my hair. I used the smoothing conditioner to detangle my hair before washing it out - that process was a breeze! After rinsing the conditioner out my hair, it was still soft and manageable. I had high hopes for this product as Motions was a line I used when my hair was relaxed, and I wasn't disappointed with this new formula.
After washing my hair yesterday, I wasn't quite sure how I'd want to style it for the weekend so I just needed to give it some moisture while I air dried it. I chose the Shea Radiance Nourishing Hair Repair Cream from the July box as well. I used majority of the 2 oz. sample to rub through my hair and part it in four sections. I then created a jumbo two strand twist in each section before punning it up to air dry. This product made my hair even softer and the sheen it gave my curls is impeccable. Thus far in my hair journey, no other product as given me this much shine.
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Now I just have to figure out what style I want for my trip!