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 does being (“Mixed, Multiracial or Bi-racial) mean to you in 2017?
Being a South African person of colour and coming from very many backgrounds, it means I can celebrate being completely and utterly unique.
Once you can respect your differences and honour the history from where it is born you find a place in your soul that’s never been touched as such. A new part of you is woken up.
Do you have a Go-To or token Mixed Chick product you cannot go without?
So hard to pick one but The Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner has blown me away!
How has having a product specifically for your Cultural/Biracial/Ethnic/Multiracial background impacted your beauty regime?
It’s made my hair so much easier to manage, almost as if my hair is saying… “Thank you I love you for treating me” because it drinks the products in so freely. My hair looks better for it.
How do you curls/hair texture represent your cultural/ethnic background?
I don’t have just one curl type I have a few, and just like my ethnic background, it really shows that I come from many places. South Africa, St. Helena, Germany, Malaysia and who knows where else!
What is one feature of the Mixed Chicks brand that empowers your hair/beauty care?
The fact that this product feels like it has been made just for me, gives me confidence that my hair not only smells great but looks great too and in turn I wear my crown of curls even more proudly.
Why is the hair revolution celebrating natural/healthy hair types vital for our generation?
It allows us to be individuals in a world that so often tries to place us into boxes. Like our hair, where no curl, kink and coil is the same as the next so are we as people and that is such a beauty.
What is your Go-To summer hairstyle?
Twist outs. So easy and comfy enough to sleep in!
Is there a (Mixed/Multiracial/Bi-racial) celebrity who empowered you?
I love Carmen Solomons she’s a South African red hair model of colour.
Do you have any go-to beauty/hair bloggers or vloggers who inspires or help your hairstyles?
Too many, Shantania Beckford, Nikki Perkins, Patricia Bright to name a few.
What new 2017 Mixed Chicks product are you interested in trying out?
All of them in no particular order
Interested parties can feel free to LIKE, TWEET, or FOLLOW our social media pages for the latest posts/updates and contact our email for questions on how to get involved. We are looking to showcase anyone who uses the Mixed Chicks brand of beauty products and wants to share their story. What’s the story behind your hair? Let us know!