Motions Professional CPR Protein Reconstructor

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Promises: Formulated specifically for heat and chemically damaged hair, Motions CPR Protein Reconstructor rebuilds and fortifies hair from the inside out using collagen proteins. Silicones and conditioners provide added moisture to increase hair's suppleness and prevent breakage.

Directions: After shampooing with CPR Treatment Shampoo, apply ample amount of Protein Reconstructor to hair. Saturate from root to end. For maximum conditioning benefits, cover hair with a plastic cap and place client under warm dryer for 5-10minutes. Gently rinse hair with warm water, thoroughly removing treatment from the hair. Style as usual. Best used with other CPR products.

Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-37, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone Peg-8 Lanolate, Dimethicone Peg-7 Isostearate, Quaternium-80, Propylene Glycol, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Collagen, Dimethicone, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Phytantriol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Coumarin, Yellow 6, Yellow 5.

Truth: The only reason why I decided to try this reconstructor was for the simple desire to see what's out there in comparison to Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor. Aphogee 2 min is my reconstructor of choice; however, I felt the need to explore and see if there were other products that were comparable. To my surprise, this reconstructor was extremely disappointing. I should have known that it wasn't a quality reconstructor since the protein was the 13th ingredient...way down the ingredient list!! FYI - The first 5-7 ingredients in a product are the most potent. This reconstructor has a lot of slip and because of that it's very easy to apply to the hair (wet/dry).   The first week or two my hair felt balanced. However, with increased use, I found it to be more on the moisturizing side as opposed to strengthening my hair. It's weird. It did nothing for my hair.  My breakage was not minimized at ALL, instead, it seemed as though my breakage increased. Now, I feel as though my moisture/protein balance is off as I've been using this reconstructor for 1 month (testing phase). I will not be purchasing this product again. I will stick with my Aphogee 2 Minute Reconstructor for my weekly treatments.

  • Full of slip
  • Easy to apply to the hair
  • Hair doesn't feel hard/rough/tangled after treatment
  • Does not minimize breakage
  • More on the moisturizing side
  • Protein is too far down on the ingredient list!
Price: $8.99 CAD for 16 fl. oz.

Hairlicious Rating:  (2/5) Very Bad

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  1. Thanks for this honest review. We don't get that often.

  2. good to know. :) keep up the posts!

  3. Thanks for this review! I've been using this product for many year and I finally realized that it was the main reason why my hair was still breacking. It's good to have feed-back. Please do more review. You have been so helpfull to me in my Hair journey: I've for example discovered roux porosity control conditionner and I can't thanks you enought for that.

    1. I'm so happy I've been helpful throughout your hair journey. I'm glad I could help. Thank you for being so loyal :)

  4. I use to use this many years ago when I was relaxed but it was creamy in a jar like conditioner. My hair loved it at the time Motions must of changed the consistency and ingredients.

    1. Noveechops, I think what you are remembering is the Motions CPR Treatment Conditioner. (comes in a jar, very thick consistency, contains herbs) This is still available, and is not the same as the Reconstructor reviewed here.

    2. I really do think the ingredients have changed. You could be referring to the Treatment and not the Reconstructor. My sister uses the Silk Protein Treatment and she swears by it. For me, I need something stronger.

  5. I didn't care for this one either and you are right, with the protein being so far down the list, I am not sure why they even call it a 'reconstructor'.

    1. Tell me about it!! I gave this reconstructor the benefit of the doubt but, you're right I'm not sure why it would be classified as a reconstructor.Not for me!


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