By Desiree Johnson
Welcome to the Your Hair Story Series presented by Mixed Chicks. This dynamic, new innovative series allows Mixed Chicks users to share their personal stories behind their hair. Hair that kinks, coils, curls, waves, and tells a story reflecting their culture, race, ethnicity, and upbringing. Like our customers, hair comes in all shades, textures and shapes unique to each individual and here at Mixed Chicks we want to celebrate that to the utmost extent. Meet our exquisite Mixed Chicks women, men, and children who exhibit beauty from the root and give us honest, bold stories that we are honored to share with you.
What has your experience been with the Mixed Chicks products? I started using Mixed Chicks the day I cut off all the chemically straightened parts of my hair and I haven’t looked back. The leave in smells wonderful and my hair always dries looking like it’s best self-defined, soft, bouncy, and all me.
What makes them different than other hair/beauty products you tried in the past? I feel like I am treating myself when I use Mixed Chicks-the smell is so fresh and clean and my hair feels like silk afterward.
Do you have a Go-To or token Mixed Chick Product you cannot go without? I use the deep conditioner, shampoo and leave in but I can’t live without the leave in conditioner. It is the best I have found for my hair.
How has having a product specifically for your cultural/biracial/ethnic/multiracial background impacted your beauty regime? It makes my life so much easier and I feel so much more comfortable. I am low maintenance-I don’t wear makeup, paint my nails or anything but I love how mixed chicks makes my hair look-it’s my one step. I get out of the shower, I put the leave in conditioner in, comb through, and walk out the door.
How do your curls/hair texture represent your cultural/ethnic background? I’ve written about it in a few places but they are a representation of my middle eastern heritage and history and breaking free from traditional ideals of beauty in the united states. I can connect to anyone from my part of the world with my curls. I met a woman with Palestinian heritage while living in Peru and we connected because we had the same hair texture.
What is one feature of the Mixed Chicks brand that empowers your hair/beauty care? Mixed Chicks covers everyone in between, regardless of what you look like. My hair texture often surprises people-and I love that Mixed Chicks expects me to be different and creates a product for me.
If you could define Your Hair Story in one word what would it be? Evolution.
Why is the hair revolution celebrating natural/healthy hair types vital for our generation? It goes beyond hair-hair is such a marker of identity for women and the fact that we are beginning to show our roots proudly is a huge step toward acceptance for people in all communities.
If your ‘Mixed Chick’ story were a song, what would it be? Idan Raichel- Mimaamakin or Out of the Depths.
Do you have any go-to beauty/hair bloggers or vloggers who inspire or help your hairstyles? I love curly nikki and anything on naturallycurly.com.
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